LG CHEM, LTD. is a Korea-based company principally engaged in the manufacture of petrochemical materials. The Company operates its business through five segments. Petrochemistry Business segment is mainly engaged in the manufacture of basic materials which are mainly used for petrochemical industry, and the products include polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, low-density polyethylene (LDPE), poly styrene (PS), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), acrylate and others. Battery segment mainly engages in the manufacture of rechargeable batteries including mobile phone, automobile and storage batteries. Advanced Material segment is mainly engaged in the manufacture of optics materials whose main product is polarizing plates as well as electronic materials including liquid crystal display (LCD) and the positive pole materials. Life Science Business segment engages in the bio pharmaceutical business. Common and Other segment manufactures and sells crop protection agents, fertilizers and seeds.