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R&D

Development of pioneering technologies that can provide optimized solutions

R&D

We always strive to further our capability to develop new technologies that will lead the global market.

Based on the R&D capabilities of Hyosung R&DB Labs created in 1971 as Korea's first research institute affiliated with a private enterprise, and the Steel Wire Technical Center founded in 1986, Hyosung Advanced Materials always conduct researches on textile, steel wire and composite materials to develop safer and more convenient products for the world and provide optimized solutions for users and customers.

Textile research

Research areas

Hyosung Advanced Materials' areas of research includes process and quality improvement for commercialized fiber products including fiber for tire reinforcement, technical yarn, carpet yarn, aramid and carbon fiber. As a leader in industrial textile ranging from aramid fiber commercialized using our own technology and the carbon fiber that was developed and commercialized first in Korea, we always endeavor to maintain the edge by developing new products and process that meet customers' needs.

  • Textile for Tire Reinforcements

  • Technical Yarn

  • Carpet Yarn

  • Aramid Yarn

  • Carbon Fiber

R&D Achievements

  • 2017
    • Developed recycled flame retardant PET fiber, dope dyed PET fiber for automotive application, Developed green dope dyed NY fiber with high tenacity
  • 2016
    • Developed PET White dope dyed fiber
  • 2015
    • Developed Antiballistic aramid solution, large tow carbon fiber, and high tenacity PET hollow fiber
  • 2014
    • Developed carbon fiber for pressure vessel
  • 2013
    • Developed PET water-repellent yarns, NY66 air-textured yarn (ATY), GF-PPR, grade for extrusion coating, and high tenacity intermediate modulus carbon fiber (H305S)
  • 2012
    • Developed rayon-like PET for UHPT, seat belt yarn for high-quality dyeing, aramid fine denier yarn
  • 2011
    • Developed carbon fibers, highly functional PET multilobal yarns, and ultra-low shrinkage yarns for broad woven.
  • 2008
    • Developed para-aramid fibers, dope-dyed yarns for ARS
  • 2007
    • Developed ultra-high-strength PET yarns for ARS
  • 2006
    • Developed polyester low-shrinkage yarns, polyester conductive yarns, water-repellent yarns for C&L fabric
  • 2005
    • Developed industrial polyester inflammable yarns
  • 2003
    • Developed PEN tire cords, Lyocell tire cords
  • 2001
    • Developed PTT BCF carpets
  • 1996
    • Developed airbag yarns
  • 1994
    • Developed antibacterial, anti-odor carpets
  • 1993
    • Developed nylon hollow yarns
  • 1986
    • Developed polyester hollow yarns
  • 1980
    • Developed nylon 6 resins
  • 1978
    • Developed BCF yarns for carpets

Steel wire research (Steel Wire Technical Center)

Research areas

The Steel Wire Technical Center for the development of tire reinforcement (Steel Cord, Bead Wire) production techniques and products is strengthening its research capabilities as a research institute specializing in steel wire materials in Vietnam, China and Korea. Based on the technological capability accumulated so far, we are working to become a specialist in research into steel wire materials by developing wire for cutting wafers used in renewable energy (solar cells) and IT (semiconductors, LED). In May 2007, we opened a new technical center to strengthen our fundamental technologies and core competence. In addition, we opened technical centers in our major overseas production bases such as China and Vietnam to secure technologies required for achieving global excellence.

  • Development of steel wire processing technology

    • Thermal treatment technology of steel materials
    • Plating and surface treatment techniques
    • Designing and optimization of wet drawing process conditions
    • Designing of optimized drawing process
    • Stranding Mechanism
  • Tire specialization research

    • Eco-friendly tire reinforcement
    • Study for next-generation tire chracteristics
    • Exclusive specification
  • Research on the Application of Steel Wire

    • Wafer Cut Wire (Saw Wire)
    • Extremely thin Steel Wire
    • Special material wire

Key Developments

  • 2017
    • Development of high-strength galvanised steel cord for eco-friendly tires
    • Development of extremely thin steel wire for diamond wire
  • 2016
    • Development of Ultra Tensile level extremely thin steel cord for Carcass in the LTR
  • 2015
    • Development of the innovative cord (Hybrid Cord, Zn-Coated Cord)
  • 2013
    • Established China Technological Center, Developed high performance stranding machine
  • 2012
    • Developed fine-diameter saw wire, Developed diamond wire Designed and optimized the bead wire production process in Vietnam plant
  • 2011
    • Established Vietnam Technological Center
    • Designed and optimized the saw wire production process in Qingdao (China) plant
  • 2010
    • Designed and optimized the steel cord production process in Vietnam plant
  • 2009
    • Developed mono wire
  • 2008
    • Designed and optimized the steel cord production process in Nanjing (China) plant
  • 2007
    • Designed and optimized the saw wire production process
  • 2006
    • Developed UT (Ultra Tensile, 4000 Mpa) steel cord
  • 2005
    • Developed recycling process of lubricants used in wet drawing
  • 2004
    • Designed and optimized the steel cord production process in Qingdao (China) plant
  • 2003
    • Developed a new steel cord production process, Improved brass plating
  • 1999
    • Development of NT (Normal Tensile, 2850 Mpa), HT (High tensile, 3300Mpa), ST (Super Tensile, 3650 Mpa) steel cord with good fuel efficiency
  • 1998
    • Developed a new bead wire production process
  • 1996
    • Developed technology that enhances the platting efficiency of brass
  • 1987
    • Designed and optimized the tire reinforcement production process

Composite materials

Research areas

The Functional Materials Research Group of Hyosung R&DB Labs work on composite materials applicable to various industry areas and develop carbon non-crimp fabrics (NCF), Prepreg and their systems applicable to various sectors including automotive, sport, leisure, aerospace and industrial fields.

  • Carbon Non-crimp Fabrics

    Carbon Non-crimp Fabrics

  • Carbon Prepreg

    Automotive, aerospace, industry, sport/leisure

R&D Achievements

  • 2017
    • Developed low weight Prepreg
    • Developed resin system for pressure vessels
  • 2012
    • Developed highly heat-resistant Prepreg

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