In 1972 SK global chemical laid the foundation for the petrochemical industry in Korea by being the first in the country to build a naphtha cracking facility capable of 100,000 tons of annual production. Since then, SK global chemical has continually grown and expanded by supplying a wide range of products from raw and supplementary materials essential in numerous industries, such as for paints, ballpoint pens, contact lenses, cosmetics and detergents, to advanced materials for automobiles, electric appliances and communications devices. Through continuous facility investment, R&D and technological improvement, SK global chemical is maintaining its position as the leader of the petrochemical industry in Korea.
The Olefin Division produces basic oils such as ethylene and propylene, which are key ingredients of petrochemical products, as well as intermediate derivative including butadiene and Butene-1. By reliably supplying these ingredients to our own internal and external derivatives plants, the Olefin Division has been serving a central role for petrochemical industry development in Korea.
The Olefin Division will continuously strive for cost reduction and technological development in order to provide customers with high-quality products delivered at the required time.
Having established itself as LLDPE, HDPE and PP specialists, the Polymer Division, based on outstanding technological prowess, has been reliably supplying key ingredients for most of the essential items we use in our everyday life, such as toothpaste tubes, stationery and storage containers, automotive, electronics and communications materials. While actively pursuing entry into high value-added markets and new product development, the Polymer Division is strengthening its marketing network within China in order to enhance the company’s global competitive edge. We will also systematically and continuously pursue innovative approaches to business to create new value for our customers.
The Performance Rubber Division produces EPDM, a high value-added synthetic rubber that possesses outstanding resistance to foul weather, heat and corrosive ozone and therefore is ideally suited as an automotive component. In line with the continuous growth of the automotive and industrial rubber parts industries, SK global chemical expects an increase in the demand for EPDM and accordingly has renovated a previously closed plant in May 2006. The Performance Rubber Division will contribute to SK global chemical’s sales expansion and higher profits by maximizing plant operational efficiency and stabilizing both domestic and overseas business at an early stage.
Because there are no restrictions on their export and import, aromatic products can be exchanged freely in the U.S. and Europe. As a result, domestic prices are sensitive to international prices and have made the aromatics business a dynamic one. The Aromatics Division of SK global chemical has secured its leading position in Korea by being a reliable supplier of a variety of key industrial chemicals such as benzene, toluene, xylene, para-xylene and styrene monomer, etc. Despite a market environment with high price volatility and intense competition, the Aromatics Division will advance as a global market leader that continuously creates new value by strengthening its leadership position in the industry, expanding trade and diversifying into related businesses.
Having been founded as the first solvent supplier of Korea, the Performance Chemicals Division has been continuously endeavoring to develop better eco-friendly solvents for environmental protection and industrial hygiene improvement. As a result, the Performance Chemicals Division of SK Global Chemical has secured the position as the largest performance chemicals specialist in Korea with a wide range of products spanning over 95 varieties. Based on expertise and technological capability built over the years as a leader in the domestic market, the Performance Chemicals Division is now supplying solvents in China. In addition, in order to actively respond to customers’ diverse needs for products and applied technologies, the Performance Chemicals Division is striving to enhance customer service capacities by expanding product groups, implementing an e-marketing system and frequently visiting customers for feed backs.
SK global chemical, with highcost competitiveness and superior product quality, will strive to expand its domestic and export market presence through diversification. At the same time, SK global chemical will provide the best products and technologies needed by our customers by practicing customer-centered management.