KCC Corporation

Central Research Institute

KCC is at the forefront of the development of future technologies
thanks to vigorous investmentin highly-talented people and research facilities.
KCC places the utmost priority on customer value by delivering a quality product at a price that customers want, in a timely manner based on
its 40-years worth of expertise in the field of chemical products for industrial and construction use.

KCC Central Research Institute

As a general chemical research institute conducts research into the fields of precision chemical engineering, ranging from Inorganic and organic materials to composite materials that include Inorganic and organic components. Its Central Research Institute (C.R.I) is strengthening its foundation for next-generation growth through research into developing materials such as new building materials, electric/electronic/semiconductor organic materials, and silicone. KCC is also strengthening its internal knowledge base in order to compete with the world's leading companies by concentrating its utmost efforts on the development of technology for future industries. These include nanomaterials, ceramic composite materials, and alternative energy. The aim is simple: “To become the world's leading precision chemical company”.

Research Projects

In the field of inorganic research, KCC has successfully localized grouting materials for geothermal heating and cooling by developing silica, a key ingredient of grouting materials, which are needed to recover thermal energy as this type of energy is becoming very attractive as clean energy. In the silicone sector, we are developing silicones for eco-friendly emulsions and non-solvent silicone products. In the organic research sector, we are leading the reduction of volaTiles organic compounds by replacing harmful materials with eco-friendly resins for coating and construction materials and eco-friendly, high-performance coatings. Moreover, KCC FIREMASK, an eco-friendly coating with excellent fireproof performance, has been certified for its eco-friendliness and effective reduction of harmful gases in the event of a fire, and is patent pending in Korea and overseas.

  • R&D in Organic Chemistry

    • Conduct applied research in automotive, decorative, heavy-duty and general industrial coatings
    • Develop high-performance resins
    • Conduct research in electronic materials and parts including EMC and organic materials for displays
    • Conduct research in new business: electronic materials and nano materials
  • R&D in Inorganic Chemistry

    • Develop eco-friendly and high functional inorganic products
    • Develop inorganic materials such as refined mineral and silicone metal
    • Conduct research in construction material systems
    • Research for new business: ceramic materials and nano materials for electronics industry
  • Research in Silicone Production

    • Develop high-reliability RTV products for electrical and electronic products
    • Develop silicone rubber of high insulation, high transparency, high strength and high oil-resistance
    • Develop eco-friendly, non-solvent silicone products

R&D History

2011 ~ Present

  • 2016.02IR52 reeived Jang Young-sil Award (High weatherability paint for Headlamp)
  • 2014. Received the National R&D Excellence Award 2014 (high power/efficiency LED encapsulants and lenses)
  • 2012.03Central Research Dormitory Open (216 houses)
  • 2011. Acquired "NEP" certification for new product (Formaldehyde glasswool insulation with water-soluble acrylic resin)
  • 2010.08Architectural Environment Testing Facility Completed
  • 2010.02Designated as National Certified Laboratory (KOLAS) for heat and temperature measurement in central research institute

2001 ~ 2010

  • 2010.02The Construction/Facilities Environment Research Center established Daejuk Technology Research Unit founded
  • 2007.08Fire & wind resistant test structures built
  • 2006.11Research laboratory extended and remodeled/General pilot test laboratory built
  • 2005.02Research team formed focusing on display materials and energy
  • 2004.05Construction completed for acoustic test laboratory
  • 2004.01Commercial Production of silicone fluids commenced
  • 2002.12Developed/supplied water-soluble paint products

1991 ~ 2000

  • 2000.04Consolidated into Kumgang Korea Chemical Research Center.
  • 1999.05Achieved internationally recognized KOLAS (Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme) in the field of mechanical testing
  • 1999.02Developed water-based, anti-fouling, fire-resistant paint based on organic/inorganic compounds. Fire-resistance structural testing achieved
  • 1997.06First national; company to develop a water-soluble paint solution for use in vehicle restoration following (obtained certification for the localization of technology)
  • 1997.04Completed the construction of the 4th pilot plant (new fabric)
  • 1997.02Established the Jeonju Technology Research Unit
  • 1996.12Admitted into the internationally recognized KOLAS (Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme) for chemical testing
  • 1996.11Completed the construction of the 3rd pilot (new materials)
  • 1995.11Developed VCB (vacuum circuit breakers) aluminum ceramic.
  • 1994.11metallization (certification for the localization of new technology)
  • 1993.12Completed the construction of the 2nd pilot plant(waterborne paint)
  • 1993.05Developed semiconductor sealing materials for 4M/16M DRAM (it won the Industrial Technology Innovation Award)
  • 1991.12First in the nation to develop eco-friendly TIN-free, self-polishing, anti-fouling paint (obtained certification for the localization of new technology)
  • 1991.11Founded glass production technology research unit (Yeoju)
  • 1991.08Founded paint production technology research unit

1981 ~ 1990

  • 1989.02Completed the construction of the 1st pilot plant (inorganic products & functional paints)
  • 1988.02Relocated the Central Research Institute (Yongin)
  • 1987.08First in Korea to develop non-slip binders
  • 1987.10Designated as a research institute of military service exemption
  • 1986.12Developed gypsum board for construction in-fill
  • 1986.12Developed quartzite (ingredient for glass) refining technology
  • 1985.12Became the world's 2nd manufacturer of plastic pigment, an alternative white pigment to TiO2
  • 1984.12Became the 1st company in Korea to develop ceramic fiber, a super-high temperature insulating materia