[On the Job] LG SIGNATURE: A Legacy of Customer-Centric Design
By News Reporter
Each year, millions of home appliances reach the end of their operational lifespans and are taken away for disposal.* However, their story doesn’t have to finish there. Through transformative processes and technologies, these discarded devices can be reborn as brand-new appliances, offering features and performance tailored to the needs and preferences of today’s consumers.
Let’s explore how old appliances are being turned into up-to-date and environmentally-conscious living solutions by one of the leading innovators in the home appliance industry.
Urban Mining: Unearthing New Resources From Discarded Appliances
‘Urban mining’ means extracting valuable resources from ‘retired’ household appliances. It involves recovering and sorting any raw materials that can be used in the creation of new products. Unlike incineration – a fate that befalls many disused appliances – this course of action helps reduce carbon emissions and prevent environmental pollution. An active urban miner, LG extracts several different materials from discarded appliances – including plastic, iron and non-ferrous metals – and then uses them to help produce its advanced, new offerings.
LG Recycling Center: Giving New Life to Old Appliances
Since the end of 2021, LG has been implementing resource circulation programs in a total of 52 countries worldwide as part of its extensive efforts to combat greenhouse gas emissions. At the LG Recycling Center in South Korea, which commenced operations in 2001, raw materials are harvested from disposed-of home appliances, meticulously sorted and processed before being made into ‘fresh’ eco-responsible appliance components.
Here are the four main steps taken at the LG Recycling Center that make it possible to turn old appliances into high-quality parts for new products.
Step 1: Collection – Used appliances such as refrigerators, washers and air conditioners are collected and transported to the center.
Step 2: Disassemble and Crush – The appliances are taken apart, and the components are crushed to achieve a consistent size.
Step 3: Sorting and Processing – After iron, aluminum, copper and plastic materials have been sorted, the plastics are put through an additional process where they are made into pellets; a convenient and renewable resource for the manufacturing of plastic parts and goods.
Step 4: Rebirth – The pellets are melted and transformed into plastic parts for use in the production of new LG home appliances.
Recycled Plastics: Giving Life to LG’s Captivating Designs
Recycled plastics play an important role in bringing the captivating designs of LG’s home appliances to life, including those of the recently launched LG Styler ShoeCare and ShoeCase. The LG PuriCare AeroFurniture air purifier and the LG tiiun mini, which come in an array of vibrant colors to enliven the home, also employ recycled plastics. Used in the construction of both products’ exteriors, these repurposed materials contribute to the aesthetic appeal of LG’s innovations and help reduce resource consumption and waste.
A Continuous Virtuous Cycle for the Planet and Consumers
LG has fully embraced a ‘Sustainable Cycle’ approach, building eco-consciousness into every stage of the home appliance lifecycle, from production and packaging to usage and recycling. The company continues to utilize recycled materials extracted and processed at the CRC in the manufacture of new appliances – appliances that minimize power consumption and emissions, and are themselves highly recyclable. In this way, LG has created a virtuous cycle that simultaneously benefits the planet and consumers.
Stepping up its efforts even further, LG plans to reach a cumulative total of 600,000 tons of recycled plastics (for producing home appliance components) by the beginning of the next decade. The ambitious target is set out in the company’s ‘Better Life Plan 2030,’ and also forms part of LG’s broader strategy to achieve carbon neutrality.
Also by 2030, LG estimates it will have recovered 8 million tons of out-of-use appliances for the purpose of extracting recycled materials.
By implementing initiatives such as proper product disposal and the extraction of materials from discarded products, LG is able to create something new from something old, showing how a firm commitment to people and the planet can help make a better life for all.
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*According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), roughly nine million refrigerators/freezers, six million window air conditioning units and nearly one million dehumidifiers are disposed of each year. ( link hidden, please login to view)
I have just bought an LG TV (model LG 43UQ7500). I have tuned it via antenna, but the TV has a problem playing everything (it says "invalid service") except for 7 channels, which are public broadcast (but that shouldn't make difference - they are all DTV). The only thing that does help is turning off the TV, waiting for a few minutes and then turning it back on. Once I turn it off and then on, it stops working - except for the 7 channels. So it's a neverending process of turning it off and on to actually be able to watch the TV.
Does anybody know what could be causing this? The TV has been updated, I have set it up for my location (Czech Republic), I've tried factory reset....
Thank you for your suggestions!
By News Reporter
Semiconductors can be found in an extraordinarily wide range of devices such as smartphones, smart home appliances and consumer electronics products. In the automotive industry, in-vehicle semiconductors are playing a necessary part in shaping the future of mobility.
Especially, in the approaching era of autonomous vehicles, software will be essential for driving, managing and updating our cars. Self-driving systems, for example, employ object recognition software integrated with front-facing cameras and sensors, direction sensing software and speed recognition software – all of which require semiconductors to function.
The Capabilities of Vehicle Semiconductors
Global players in the chipset industry, such as Qualcomm or Intel, recognize the importance of the automotive semiconductor and are actively vying to lead in this rapidly growing market. Semiconductor designs tailored for automotive applications must possess the capability to operate at high speeds to ensure quick, reliable connection and data transfer between software-defined vehicles, as well as with traffic management systems, cloud networks and services, and multiple functionalities.
In 2017, with an eye towards the future, LG and Qualcomm announced that they would be cooperating to develop an Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) and autonomous driving technology. Along with collaborating on these next-gen solutions, the two companies have been working together on the webOS Auto vehicle infotainment platform and a 5G connected car platform.
Semiconductor Chips for Future Mobility
Automotive semiconductors have a significant impact on various applications, including the diverse areas of vehicle communication, particularly in telematics and Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) systems. Telematics, a combination of telecommunications and informatics, centers on the Telematics Control Unit (TCU), which manages a variety of vehicle software solutions, from in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems to the connected car. Utilizing advanced semiconductor chips, telematics can deliver a range of performance benefits, such as enhanced 5G connectivity, better communication data management and security, and greater overall stability.
V2X systems rely on the rapid exchange of large amounts of data between car-to-car, car-to-infrastructure, car-to-grid and car-to-object in the external driving environment. Automotive semiconductors help enable this ultra-fast data exchange, facilitating seamless communication and interaction between vehicles and their surroundings.
Semiconductors also play an important role in enhancing vehicle safety functions. As the use of electronic components and software in cars steadily increases, so too does the risk of hacking and other cybersecurity threats. In response to this, automakers and suppliers are prioritizing the development of secure semiconductors that can protect vehicles and their owners from cyberattacks.
Advanced semiconductor chips not only provide convenience for a vehicle’s occupants, but for automotive software developers as well; affording them the ability to apply a wide range of services and features, and making the whole development process smoother through a comprehensive suite of cloud-based tools.
As a company committed to constant innovation, LG is planning to release a range of safety and convenience-enhancing products, along with related customer experience services. These offerings will facilitate exciting, new collaborations between car manufacturers and vehicle component solutions providers and help bring the era of future mobility significantly closer.
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To deliver unparalleled living experiences, LG SIGNATURE is relentlessly motivated by art in all its forms. This ethos transcends into passionate support for standout art and cultural experiences.
To bring the LG SIGNATURE experience closer to customers, the brand has held events and created new partnerships through its wider UK brand campaign “LG SIGNATURE Hosts” experience so that more people can enjoy the luxury lifestyle products for themselves.
A key component of this initiative is LG SIGNATURE’s ongoing partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), one of the world’s finest orchestras and true masters of its art. With every musician at the pinnacle of their career, its performances are nothing short of legendary. This partnership with RPO and the activities that come with it, provide a meaningful opportunity for top-tier luxury media in the UK to engage directly with LG SIGNATURE, driving positive awareness of the brand and its products through the power of hands-on experiences.
Most recently, the brand held LG SIGNATURE Hosts The Music of Bond at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, providing a perfect opportunity to create a decadent moment that aligns seamlessly with the LG SIGNATURE brand.
Dan Michelson, marketing director at LG UK
The event invited guests to enjoy an intimate dinner reception held in the Royal Albert Hall’s exclusive Clive Room, followed by a live performance of The Music of Bond from a Grand Tier Box. The show celebrated over 60 years of James Bond on the big screen by playing the most iconic theme songs and anthems from the box-office blockbusters.
On arrival, attending media were greeted with a James Bond-inspired pre-dinner aperitif and encouraged to play a game of blackjack at the casino table with ‘LG SIGNATURE Fun Money.’ One lucky winner received a collection of James Bond memorabilia including a box of socks from The London Sock Exchange’s 007 anniversary collection, a Bella Freud James Bond Dr. No mug and a ‘Bond Cars: The Definitive History’ book.
During the show, attendees could also have their main course paired with wine served at the optimum temperature, thanks to the LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar on display in the Clive Room.
With cutting-edge innovation inspired by traditional wine storage techniques, it expertly replicates the conditions of underground wine caves to store and age wines for the optimal taste, while its sleek design is the epitome of minimalist luxury.
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After the meal, guests were invited to the Grand Tier Box to watch the world-famous orchestra play anthems from various James Bond movies. And if that wasn’t enough, refreshments and dessert carousels based on Bond movies were served throughout and guests even got the opportunity to mingle with two RPO musicians during the interval.
Throughout the evening, guests were treated to the full LG SIGNATURE hospitality experience, highlighting again just how much the brand values masterpieces in not only technology and innovation, but also culture and arts.
Experience next-level living with LG SIGNATURE.
Contributed by LG UK
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By News Reporter
Designed for Digitalized Educational Environments, LG’s Interactive Display Solutions
Offer Customized Features That Make Learning Engaging and Management Simple
SEOUL, May 17, 2023 — LG Electronics (LG) has announced the launch of the LG CreateBoard series of digital whiteboard solutions (models 86TR3DK, 75TR3DK, 65TR3DK and 55TR3DK) for educational environments. Ideal for digital classrooms, LG CreateBoard boasts a 40-point1 multi-touch screen that provides smooth, interactive writing and drawing experiences. It also offers seamless collaboration with dedicated digital learning applications, and remote management with an easy-to-use cloud-based solution 2.
Designed to meet the digital learning needs of today’s students and educators, all the latest LG CreateBoard models are equipped with a 3,840 × 2,160 (UHD) resolution display that provides 40-point multi-touch functionality. The versatile, new products facilitate fun, interactive learning experiences and are ideal for learning games, collaborative activities and much more.
Among the many convenient features for educators offered by LG’s new learning displays are QR access and Smart Viewing. With QR verification, instructors can easily access their own Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive on LG CreateBoard and quickly share teaching materials with students without having to print them out. Meanwhile, the Smart Viewing feature makes it possible to display two or more materials on screen, either in separate windows or overlaid in picture-in-picture mode3. This function helps students better understand instructions and learning content by allowing them to view multiple documents, videos or other materials simultaneously.
Suitable for digitalized learning spaces, LG CreateBoard solutions come with the LG CreateBoard Lab application, which offers a variety of writing tools that can boost student engagement. Available as an application4, LG CreateBoard Share enables the wireless screensharing of up to 9 screens on LG CreateBoard at the same time. This lets students easily share files from their personal devices and view their work together with the teacher, creating the opportunity for constructive feedback and the sharing of ideas.
A cloud-based device management solution designed for schools and other learning environments, LG ConnectedCare DMS (Device Management System)2 makes it simple to remotely monitor and manage multiple LG CreateBoard displays. LG ConnectedCare DMS has an intuitive-to-use integrated dashboard that gives IT managers the ability to monitor their educational institutions’ LG CreateBoard displays5 and remotely control simple display functions. They can also send alerts to LG CreateBoard to make students and teachers aware of messages or push notifications to remind everyone about upcoming school events.
“LG CreateBoard offers educational professionals and students an engaging, interactive experience and is well suited to today’s digital learning environments and methods,” said Paik Ki-mun, senior vice president and head of the Information Display business unit of LG Electronics Business Solutions Company. “Leveraging our exceptional display technologies, we will continue to deliver cutting-edge solutions that cater to the evolving needs of the education sector.”
For more information about LG CreateBoard, visit
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1 A max of 40 points is detected in the Windows environment, while a max of 32 points is recognized in the Android environment.
2 Subscription required for the cloud-based solution LG ConnectedCare DMS.
3 Multi window mode may not work for some apps, and picture-in-picture mode is available for external source screens.
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5 Up to 100 compatible display devices can be managed via LG ConnectedCare DMS.
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