Hanwha is on a quest to excel and innovate with the spirit of a challenger to broaden
expertise in advanced materials. Hanwha's advanced materials business is driven to achieve
world-class performance for valued customers.
Breakthrough for Hanwha
with World's First Hybrid Front Bumper Beam Hanwha Advanced Material has created the world’s first hybrid front bumper beam for automobiles, which it developed with the technical cooperation of Hyundai Motor Company.
- Hanwha Group Acquires German Automotive Component Manufacturer Hanwha Advanced Materials acquires an automotive component supplier to BMW, Audi, and other well-known brands
- GMT, Light and Strong, the Realistic Answer for Shedding Car Weight GMT (Glass Fiber Mat reinforced Thermoplastics) has gained global attention as the realistic answer to automobile weight reduction because it is considered to be an advanced material for lighter, safer and more affordable cars.
- Hanwha Q CELLS, Hanwha China Bring Light to Schools in Poverty-Stricken Regions Hanwha Q CELLS (CEO Seong-woo Nam) and Hanwha China has made a second donation of solar power generation equipment to a school in an impoverished region in China, as part of a campaign with the China Youth Development Foundation (CYDF).
Since the early 2000s, Hanwha has expanded in the global market by establishing five branches overseas, with a focus in developing and manufacturing a variety of automotive parts for major carmakers and cutting-edge industrial materials for solar energy and electronics.
GMT, LWRT No. 1 in the global market
Global manufacturing plants 5 in the USA, China, Czech Republic
A History 50 Years since founding the company in 1965
Hanwha Advanced Materials has transformed itself into a “global high-tech materials maker” by concentrating its capacities on the material industry. In particular, the company has expanded its core business areas into composite materials for lightweight cars, electronics and solar energy, where it is able to compete effectively.
Automotive Materials Since 1986 when it made inroads into the auto parts business, the company has been providing a variety of high-strength and lightweight composite materials such as GMT, LWRT, and EPP based on its technological prowess in this area. By establishing overseas branches and manufacturing plants
in Alabama and Virginia in the US, Beijing and Shanghai in China, and in Czech, the company has raised its company awareness as a global auto parts manufacturer and supplier. In 2007, the company set up the global network, by acquiring Azdel, a US-based thermoplastic composite maker.
Electronics Materials Since 2003 when it made inroads into the area
of FCCL, a core material for mobile phones,
the company has contributed to developing related technologies, as well as domestically producing products in that area. It has also significantly raised the competitiveness of the domestic electronics industry. In 2012, the company expanded its business area into the TSP by successfully developing and manufacturing ITO films, a core material for TSP.
Solar Materials In 2010, the company succeeded in domestically manufacturing EVA sheets, which protect solar cells and thereby took a significant role in the solar energy business, the Group’s strategic business. The company aims to expand its production capacity
to 100,000 tons by 2020 with the goal of raising its standing among the global top three players.
Establishing a global network through which Hanwha can provide the best products for industry leaders in automotive, solar energy and electronics.
Globally Ranked No.1
in the GMT Market Having started mass production
in 1995, the company has been number one in the global GMT market since 2009
Manufacturing Plants By globally expanding its manufacturing plants, including the expansion of its US-based auto parts material manufacturing plants, the company is becoming a global leader in that area.
Providing Electronics Materials
for Samsung Electronics The company has been providing Samsung Electronics with materials for the LCD, Sub PBA, camera modules and touch screen used in Samsung’s flagship smartphones.
Providing SolarOne and Q CELLS
with Materials for Solar Cells After succeeding in developing EVA sheets, the core parts of solar cells, the company started manufacturing it in full swing and has been providing
it for SolarOne and Q CELLS, two
of the top global solar power-related companies.
By creating the best solutions through ceaseless technological innovation, Hanwha Advanced Materials provide greater value while contributing to a cleaner environment.
Hanwha Advanced Materials will continue to pioneer into new markets and
expand our global network to strengthen our leadership.
CHINA, CZECH REPUBLIC,
marketing & sales
GERMANY, HUNGARY, POLAND,
TURKEY, AND KOREA