SEOUL -- Lotte Chemical, a petrochemical unit of Lotte Group, will work with a college medical center to develop anti-bacterial plastic materials. Antibacterial films and materials are widely used in South Korea for elevator cabins, door handles and other vulnerable places to prevent the invasion of viruses.
Lotte Chemical signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea University Medical Center to jointly research and develop plastic materials of antibacterial properties and evaluate their performance.
Although various anti-bacterial materials are used, there is a lack of research on safe plastic materials, Lotte Chemical said, vowing to develop new plastic materials that have a wide range of antibacterial performance through joint research.
Lotte Chemical has supplied antimicrobial materials that can be applied to plastic and artificial marble and plastic for bathroom supplies, electronic parts and furniture. "We will expand our differentiated materials to meet the trends of a COVID-19 era and strengthen our product competitiveness to satisfy our customers," said CEO Lee Young-jun.
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