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History

SK global chemical lends its history to that of nation's chemical industry

Currently - 2011 Growing into a global chemical company by securing the foundation for high value-added business 2010 - Currently SK global chemical Starts its independent management(`11)

2019
06. Selected as Best Honorable Company for Shared Growth Index for seven consecutive years
2017
02. Acquired Dow Chemical's high value-added chemical businesses (EAA, PVDC)
2015
10. Opened the plant for Nexlene, a high-performance polyethylene,
the joint venture with Saudi's SABIC
07. Officially launched SABIC SK Nexlene Company (SSNC),
the joint venture with Saudi's SABIC
2014
10. Opened the plant of Ulsan Aromatic Corporation, the joint venture with
JX Nippon Oil & Energy
05. Entered into a joint venture contract with SABIC, a global chemical company,
for Nexlene, a high-performance polyethylene
01. China-Korea Petrochemical, the joint venture formed by SK global chemical
and China's Sinopec, started to produce commercially.
2013
10. Opened the plant of Ulsan Aromatic Corporation, the joint venture with JX Nippon Oil & Energy
2011
10. Successfully exported its world's first ACO technology
01. Petroleum and chemical businesses was spun off. Changed its name to ‘SK Innovation’ Chemical business became an independent company as SK global chemical

80s ~ SunKyung Co., Ltd. took over its ownership (`80)
Changed its name to Yokong(`82) 1989 - 1980 SK, SunKyung Co., Ltd. took over its ownership ('80) Changed its name to Yokong(`82)

2006
05.Completed construction of the third aromatics plant
1997
10. Changed its name from Yukong to SK Co., Ltd.
03. Started Synthetic Resin Plant No. 2 (320,000 tpy)
1990
08. Started Synthetic Resin Plant No. 1 (250,000 tpy)
1989
12. Started Naphtha Cracking Center No. 2 (400,000 tpy)
1985
12. Started a new Aromatic Plant (400,000 tpy)
1982
07. Changed its name from Korea Oil Corporation to Yukong
1980
12. SunKyung Co., Ltd. took over its ownership due to the nation's privatization policy
1978

60s ~ Founded as Korea Oil Corporation., the nation's first oil refinery (`62) 1979-1969 Founded as Korea Oil Corporation., the nation's first oil refinery (’62)

03. Expanded Naphtha Cracking Center to 155 tpy as of ethylene
1973
03. Started Naphtha Cracking Center (100,000 tpy as of ethylene)
1970
05. Started Aromatic Plant (216,000 tpy)
1962
10. Founded as Korea Oil Corporation, the nation's first oil refinery