SK chemicals was established in 1969 as Sunkyong Synthetic Textiles. It has since undergone ceaseless change and innovation to become the chemicals and life science company that represents Korea today. The company sees eco-friendly materials and healthcare as the next growth drivers, and is building related capabilities based on current business lines which are green chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and life science.
SK chemicals is recognized as an eco-friendly solutions provider in Korea that has unparalleled strength in transparent, heat-resistant copolyester products. The company also strives to generate future values by constantly pursuing research and development (R&D) in the fast-growing advanced materials sector including engineering plastics and carbon materials.
With a focus on R&D and investments in pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and plasma, SK chemicals has established itself as a global life science company that addresses the entire continuum of handling disease, from prevention to treatment. SK chemicals considers vaccines to be a future growth engine; in 2018, the company established SK bioscience, a subsidiary that specializes in vaccines. SK chemicals is investing heavily in R&D for independent development of vaccines. Already, it's widely recognized for its outstanding R&D capabilities.