LG ‘FULL SPEED AHEAD’ WITH ITS EV CHARGER SOLUTIONS BUSINESS
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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)
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Frieze announced LG OLED as official Headline Partner of Frieze Seoul, a renowned art fair which will be held from September 6-9 at COEX Convention & Exhibition Center in Seoul, South Korea, via a press release that marks the beginning of a collaborative journey bringing the worlds of art and technology together.
Recently, LG worked alongside Frieze as Global Partner of Frieze LA and Frieze New York in February and May, respectively. During Frieze Seoul 2023, LG will be participating as a Headline Partner, marking a significant milestone for the company as the first consumer electronics manufacturer to reach this level of partnership with Frieze at one of its art fairs.
Among Frieze’s partners, Headline Partners and Global Lead Partners are given the highest honor and privileges. As a Headline Partner, LG’s OLED logo will be prominently showcased across every medium during Frieze Seoul 2023. What’s more, the company will also be provided an exclusive space during the art fair to greet visitors. The Headline Partner status is attributed to the capabilities of LG OLED TVs, which offer consumers immersive self-lit picture quality and artists new creative possibilities for the creation of captivating digital art experiences.
Around the globe, LG continues to partner with renowned art institutions and venues through its unique LG OLED art initiative, as it strives to elevate value for creators and consumers alike through the seamless marriage of art and technology.
The LG OLED Art initiative will play a critical role in the constantly evolving, dynamic realm of digital art. The company aims to engage in more collaborations that offer long-lasting art experiences with industry-leading OLED TVs, continuing to pave the way for next-level, differentiated home entertainment experiences that only LG can provide.
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The Company’s First Diagnostic Monitor With IPS Black Technology,
Features an 8-Megapixel Resolution and a 2,000:1 Contrast Ratio
SEOUL, May 30, 2023 — LG Electronics (LG) has launched its 31.5-inch IPS Black diagnostic monitor (model 32HQ713D). The company’s first medical monitor to employ IPS Black technology, the new model provides sharp, clear images with vibrant colors and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. LG’s new diagnostic monitor delivers consistent image quality via automatic self-calibration and ease-of-use with 6 convenient hotkeys.
Thanks to an 8-megapixel resolution (3,840 x 2,160 pixels), LG’s IPS Black diagnostic monitor offers the level of clarity needed for medical imaging, including x-rays, mammograms and CT scans. With Multi-Resolution Mode (8, 6 and 4MP), users can adjust screen resolution to suit the type of image being viewed.
Equipped with IPS Black technology, the 32HQ713D provides clear image definition with deep blacks and detailed expression in the low gray tones. LG’s diagnostic monitor also features a built-in front calibration sensor that enables automatic self-calibration to help keep image quality stable.
Additionally, the 32HQ713D comes with Focus View Mode and Pathology Mode. Controllable with either mouse or keyboard, Focus View Mode makes it possible to select a specific part of an image to review – dimming the rest of the screen to help highlight the area of concern. Pathology Mode provides image clarity and accuracy as if looking at a microscope.
LG’s new diagnostic monitor offers a convenient user experience with 6 hotkeys that make it quick and simple to adjust various settings, including mode, screen resolution and lighting. For convenient management, the Presence Sensor automatically turns the display off after 5 minutes if no motion has been detected. The monitor also comes with a one-click stand that simplifies the installation process and offers ergonomic comfort with adjustable tilt, height and swivel.
“LG’s new diagnostic monitor offers the high contrast needed for displaying clear medical imaging,” said Silas Choi, vice president and head of the B2B solution business division of LG Electronics Business Solutions Company. “Leveraging our outstanding display technology, we will continue to provide medical monitors that meet the specific needs of medical professionals.”
The 32HQ713D is now available worldwide. For more information about LG’s diagnostic monitors, visit
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LG Diagnostic Monitor (32HQ713D)
Panel Panel Type IPS Black Inch 31.5-inch Aspect Ratio 16:9 Resolution 8MP (3840 x 2160) Color Gamut (Typ.) sRGB (CIE 1931) 100 % Brightness (Typ.) 1000cd/m² Contrast Ratio (Typ.) 2000:1 Response Time (Gray-To-Gray)
14ms (GtG, Overdrive Not Supported) Feature DICOM Compliant Yes Hardware Calibration Yes (Software Application: LG PerfectLum)
Display Mode Multi-resolution Mode (8/6/4MP), Focus View Mode, Light Box Mode, Pathology Mode Video Signals Input Terminals DisplayPort x2 User
Convenience PBP / Dual Controller Yes (2 PBP) / Yes Lighting Yes Hot Key Yes (6 keys) Presence Sensor Yes Physical Specifications
Adjustable Stand Swivel: ±15° / Tilt.: -5°~15° / Height Range: 110mm * Product specifications may vary by region and are subject to change without notice.
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LG to Unveil Its Unique, Color-changing Refrigerator in Australia in
Partnership With the Country’s Largest Festival of Creativity, Innovation and Light
SEOUL, May 26, 2023 — LG Electronics (LG) announces ‘MoodUP, by LG,’ an exciting, multifaceted activation set to take place during Vivid Sydney 2023. Featuring the biggest light show in Australia, Sydney’s annually-held festival, which is now in its thirteenth year, will introduce locals and visitors to LG’s innovative InstaView fridge with MoodUP.
A truly revolutionary kitchen appliance, the LG InstaView fridge with MoodUP has color-changing door panels that provide a whole new level of personalization. Enabling users to switch up the colors whenever the mood takes them, the fridge and its LED panels offer up to 190,0001 color combinations to choose from and easy management via the LG ThinQ mobile app. Additionally, the InstaView with MoodUP boasts advanced refrigeration and smart technologies that deliver outstanding food freshness and user convenience for an elevated kitchen experience.
Visitors to LG’s activation will be greeted by an eye-catching LED ‘wall’ measuring an impressive four-meters-high by eleven-meters-wide. Along with meeting the company’s colorific new fridge, they can also take part in a fun, movement-based quiz,
link hidden, please login to view, spanning eight compelling categories: Energetic, Cruisy, Whimsical, Cheerful, Adventurous, Creative, Soulful and Curious. After completing the quiz, visitors can capture the moment with a 360-degree photo and – by answering some questions about the kind of Vivid experience they’re looking for – can receive a personalized Vivid Sydney itinerary. The ability to tailor the itinerary to the preferences of each visitor is made possible through the convenient accessibility of a web-augmented reality (web-AR) platform, which can be easily accessed using a compatible smart device.2
For more interactive enjoyment, LG has developed unique AR placements, strategically situated at various points along Vivid Sydney’s dazzling, eight-kilometer-long light walk. These exclusive AR placements, also accessible through web-AR on compatible devices, present different activities to enhance the experience of the festival’s immersive light show. To ensure they don’t miss out on any of the captivating AR, visitors can opt to receive prompts on their smartphones alerting them that they’ve arrived at one of LG’s AR-enabled locations.
“Our personalizable, customizable InstaView fridge with MoodUP offers a wide array of colors to suit any tastes or preferences, and we’re very excited to be showcasing it at Vivid Sydney,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “During Sydney’s iconic festival, visitors will have the chance to experience a range of engaging interactions with our innovative fridge, which we plan to release in Australia this summer – the first time it will be available outside of South Korea.”
From May 26 to June 17, experience the vibrant and diverse colors of the LG InstaView fridge with MoodUP at Vivid Sydney’s immersive ‘MoodUP, by LG’ activation, taking place outside of Customs House in Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia.
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1 Applies to 4-LED panel-door models. The number of color combinations available may vary by the models and the markets. The ThinQ app is available on compatible Android and iOS smartphones.
2 Visitors can create an itinerary prior to visiting Vivid Sydney and without attending the ‘MoodUP, by LG’ activation via: .
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Reflecting Company’s Objective to Realize a Better Life for All, Proprietary Glass
Materials Offer Hygiene Benefits and Can Help Restore Marine Ecosystems
SEOUL, May 23, 2023 — LG Electronics (LG) is bolstering its advanced materials business by utilizing an in-house developed antimicrobial glass powder and marine glass.1 LG’s antimicrobial glass powder offers excellent hygiene benefits and possesses glass’s characteristic chemical and thermal stability, durability and resistance to discoloration. Demonstrating the company’s commitment to good ESG management, LG’s marine glass can play an important role in helping to restore marine ecosystems. Both products are expected to secure growth opportunities for LG’s new advanced materials business.2
LG has been using its antimicrobial glass powder in several different home appliance lineups, including refrigerators, washing machines and air conditioners, since 2022. Helping to make product usage more hygienic, the company’s antimicrobial glass powder is employed in the manufacturing of plastic parts – such as fridge and dishwasher handles – that come into frequent contact with human skin.
The antimicrobial glass powder leverages LG’s expertise in glass composition design technology and in-depth understanding of the home appliance usage environment. LG’s glass powder offers anti-fungal and antibacterial properties when combined with various materials, such as plastics, fibers, paints and laminates, and is predicted to accelerate the expansion of the company’s advanced materials business.
Additionally, LG’s marine glass is based on the company’s own precise release technology for glass material. When dissolved in water, the marine glass transforms into inorganic ions, which contribute to the restoration of the marine ecosystem by fostering the growth of microalgae and algae in the ocean.
Furthermore, LG’s marine glass is an excellent alternative to the red clay used to help mitigate the ecological damage done by red tides, where harmful algal blooms cause the surface of the ocean to turn red. And because the glass material dissolves in water, it prevents secondary contamination of the marine environment.
With its antimicrobial glass powder serving as the starting point, LG’s advanced materials business is embracing a novel concept aligned more closely with the company’s Better Life for All ESG vision. The business plans to expand its operations to include marine ecosystem restoration, with a view to safeguarding the Earth’s oceans and waterways and contributing to a sustainable future.
LG first started researching glass powder in 1996, and now boasts a total of 219 patents relating to glass powder and its application. The company’s antimicrobial glass powder is made at LG Smart Park in Changwon, South Korea, which produces 4,500 tons of the material annually.
The antimicrobial glass powder was initially applied to LG ovens launched in North America in 2013. Coating the ovens’ interior surfaces, the glass powder is the key technology enabling the EasyClean function, which brings consumers additional value by making LG’s cooking appliances fast and easy to keep clean.
“LG is committed to expanding the scope of application for its glass powder beyond that of other glass materials,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “We believe our advanced materials business can help lead the way to a sustainable future, becoming a new growth engine and a central component of LG’s ESG management portfolio.”
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1 The product may not be available for usage in certain markets because of different regulations.
2 LG’s advanced materials business revised its articles of incorporation last year to include ‘manufacturing and selling functional materials such as glass powder.’
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