SKC, founded in 1976, has continued to break records in Korea and globally by continuous challenge and innovation. SKC became the first company in Korea to develop PET(Polyester) film in 1977 and the first company in the world to commercialize biodegradable film in 2008. In 1991, SKC was the first company to commercialize PO (Propylene Oxide) in Korea, and in 2008, was globally the first to successfully commercialize an eco-friendly HPPO technology. As a leading company of the localization of semiconductor materials, SKC is now leading the localization of hi-end Blank Mask after its development of CMP (Chemical Mechanical Polishing) Pad.
In 2020, the company is making a leap to become a global specialist in advanced materials by BM (Business Model) Innovation. In May 2020, the company strengthened its mobility materials business by establishing SK nexilis, a world-class copper foil manufacturer producing key material for electric car batteries. In February, the chemical business sector of SKC, one of the company's main business was spilt off to establish a joint-venture SK picglobal with PIC (Petrochemical Industries Company) of Kuwait, thereby providing a basis for global advancement.
In order to enhance its high-added value materials business in the mobility, semiconductor, and eco-friendly sectors, SKC's BM Innovation will continue. Until the day it becomes a 'Global Specialty MARKETER' that provides new value to clients through the highest technological standards, SKC will continue to strive toward innovation.