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APEC, established in 1996, specializes in R&D and manufacture of environment-friendly waterborne acrylic emulsion adhesives and PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesives). With its mission to contribute to human health and natural environment conservation by endeavoring to convert solvent-based emulsion adhesives into water-based ones, APEC has been committed to creating customer value and grown with its customers by collaborated, intensive R&D activities for the last two decades. 

Our capacity for agile renewal coupled with innovative corporate culture and supportive leadership enables us to offer our customers tailor-made, environment-friendly products that help them meet their local and global standards and responsibilities with high performance products.

Our technological capabilities meet increasing customer demand for high quality and sustainable options. We collaborate and partner with you to understand your needs and recommend the right solutions.


Detailed Company Information

  • Company NameAPEC, Ltd.
  • Business TypeManufacturer
  • Year Established1996
  • LocationSouth Korea
  • Main Markets
  • Total Employees 1-50 People
  • Homepage
  • PresidentMyungsik Shim
  • Phone+82-31-495-8050
  • FAX+82-31-495-1517
  • Address18, 230 Beon-Gil, Manhae-Ro, Danwon-Gu, Ansan-Si, Gyeonggi-Do, Republic of Korea
  • Product Category Chemicals > Adhesives & Sealants > Other Adhesives & Sealants


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  • US FDA 21 CFR 176.170(product)

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Additional Introduction

The top management at APEC with the management philosophy “Contributing to progress of humankind and society, simultaneously with pursuing happiness in spiritual and physical worlds for employees” reinforces the importance of keeping the mindset that "People are our competitive advantage" and of using the broad vision of establishing world-class, environment-friendly resin technologies as a compass for all decision making. We set the direction by creating and communicating a compelling, vivid image of what the future will look like, by articulating a clear direction and strategic options for winning and translating it into specific goals and targets, and by engaging our people in dialogue on the direction of our company and discussing our roles in making it happen.

Moreover, we do believe that responsible corporate citizenship involves our continuous commitment to ethical behavior, the welfare of our people and their families, and environmental stewardship. We strive to add value for our people, for our customers, and for communities by: 

- protecting the health and safety of our people, customers and communities

- insisting on honesty and integrity in dealing with them as well as creating products and technologies that exceed market expectations

- building a company that is deeply adaptable, that is innovative at its core, and that is engaging, exciting place to work – building a healthy organization 

Vision: By the year 2020, to become the premier in the field of environment-friendly resin technology by establishing world-class, environment-friendly resin technologies  

Mission: To devote all our strength to the development of environment-friendly emulsion technologies, convert solvent-based emulsion adhesives into water-based ones and contribute to human health and sustainability of natural environment  

Core Values: Innovation and Creation; Respect and Consideration; Honesty and Promise; Differentiation



Our History

  • NOV, 2015Awarded 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
  • OCT, 2015Presented 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
  • AUG, 2014Patented “Non-slip mat (with improved slip suppression performance, installed at the bottom surface of the vehicle indoor etc.)”
  • DEC, 2013Patented “Acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, method for preparing thereof and surface protective film using it”
  • JUL, 2012Commissioned to a government-assigned research project by Ministry of Environment: Developing commercialization process for bio-alcohol production using waste wood
  • JUL, 2011Patented “Composition of waterborne adhesive for dry lamination and laminates”
  • DEC, 2010Flexible packaging adhesive, certified as NET (New Excellent Technology)
  • NOV, 2010Patented “Cationic resin composition for aqueous gravure printing and a production method”
  • OCT, 2010Awarded the Knowledge Economy Minister (present, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning) prize
  • AUG, 2009Commissioned to undertake characterization development business by Ministry of Knowledge Economy
  • JAN, 2009Certified as INNO-BIZ (Innovative Technology Business) by SMBA (Small & Medium Business Association)
  • MAR, 2007Registration of Environmental Management System (KS ISO 14001:2009/ISO 14001:2004) certified (No. ESC 1815)
  • NOV, 2006Entered into technical partnership, toll manufacturing agreement, and distribution agreement with BASF Company Ltd.
  • JUN, 2006Certified as Clean Workplace by KOSHA (Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency)
  • APR, 2005Awarded the Science and Technology (present, Education and Science Technology) Minister prize
  • SEP, 2002ISO 9001 Quality Assurance System, certified (No. CI/3746)
  • JAN, 2002Established APEC Corporate R&D Institute (No. 20021078), accredited by KOITA (Korea Industrial Technology Association)
  • JUN, 2001Entered into technical partnership and toll manufacturing agreement with Johnson Polymer (USA)
  • JUN, 2000Incorporated into APEC, Ltd.
  • MAY, 1996Founded APEC (Advanced Polymer Emulsions Company)