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Key Milestones

2015
November
Awarded Minister prize of the MOTIE (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy; formerly Ministry of Knowledge Economy) in recognition of merit in materials & components technology development
October
Presented with the Presidential Award in recognition of (a) continuous development of eco-friendly synthetic resins, (b) realization of technological independence, and (c) contribution to academic-industrial cooperation
2014
August
Patented “Non-slip mat (with improved slip suppression performance, installed at the bottom surface of the vehicle indoor etc.)”
January
Celebrated the opening of a new APEC Corporate R&D Institute building
2013
December
Patented “Acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, method for preparing thereof and surface protective film using it”
2012
July
Commissioned to a government-assigned research project by Ministry of Environment: Developing commercialization process for bio-alcohol production using waste wood
2011
July
Patented “Composition of waterborne adhesive for dry lamination and laminates”
2010
December
Flexible packaging adhesive, certified as NET (New Excellent Technology)
November
Patented “Cationic resin composition for aqueous gravure printing and a production method”
October
Awarded the Knowledge Economy Minister (present, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning) prize
2009
August
Commissioned to undertake characterization development business by Ministry of Knowledge Economy
January
Certified as INNO-BIZ (Innovative Technology Business) by SMBA (Small & Medium Business Association)
May
Certified as Venture Company by Gyeonggi Regional Office of SMBA
2007
April
Commissioned to develop emulsion manufacturing technology for waterborne gravure printing ink, a technological innovation development business, by SMBA
March
Registration of Environmental Management System (KS ISO 14001:2009/ISO 14001:2004) certified (No. ESC 1815)
January
Expanded APEC Corporate R&D Institute
2006
November
Entered into technical partnership, toll manufacturing agreement, and distribution agreement with BASF Company Ltd.
June
Certified as Clean Workplace by KOSHA (Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency)
2005
December
Certified as Venture Company by Gyeonggi Regional Office of SMBA
April
Awarded the Science and Technology (present, Education and Science Technology) Minister prize
2002
September
ISO 9001 Quality Assurance System, certified (No. CI/3746)
January
Established APEC Corporate R&D Institute (No. 20021078), accredited by KOITA (Korea Industrial Technology Association)
2001
June
Entered into technical partnership and toll manufacturing agreement with Johnson Polymer (USA)
2000
August
Expanded and moved into Banwol Industrial Complex, Ansan-Si, Gyeonggi-Do
June
Incorporated into APEC, Ltd.
1996
May
Founded APEC (Advanced Polymer Emulsions Company)