SK materials’ production of industrial gases, expected to be in high demand in the IT industry, is increasing the competitiveness of its specialty gas business.
Almost all industries—including petrochemicals, semiconductors, steel, health care, and food—use industrial gases. SK materials purifies its industrial gases using air-separation units and stably delivers them using on-site supply, pipelines, and tank lorries. Since most business contracts involving industrial gases are large-scale and long-term, it has been generating stable profits. SK materials promises to become a global leader in the industrial gas market by responding in advance to the increasingly sophisticated and diversified demands, both in terms of stable product supply for customers and sustainable profit generation for investors.
Oxygen is used in iron, steelmaking, automobile, machinery, and chemical industries. It has seen an increase in demand in the aerospace industry with the need for effective utilization of energy. Its oxidizing nature is particularly useful in common processes in the steel industry, such as dissolution and amputation.
Nitrogen is widely used in food quick-freezing and artificial insemination. It is an important gas in the semiconductor and electronics industries. Used as a purge and carrier gas in chemical and metal heat treatment processes, nitrogen interacts with metals at high temperature and pressure to form nitrides, and binds with hydrogen through catalytic reactions.
Argon is an essential gas in the refinement or processing of metals that cannot be exposed to oxygen, nitrogen, and other impurities. It is used not only in the welding of non-metallic materials such as stainless steel and aluminum, but also in the refinement and processing of high-purity materials, including titanium, silicon, and aluminum.
SK materials will play a key role as a future growth engine by driving innovation to achieve the highest standards in profitability and growth potential.