Seoul, South Korea
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1958
REVENUE: $2.61 billion (2014: $1.555 billion)
• Marine and container
• Automotive coatings
• Automotive refinish
• General industrial coatings
• Decorative coatings
• Powder coatings
Mong Jin Chung, chairman; Mong Ik Chung, CEO; Yoo Sungki, executive director.
Korea Chemical Co., Ltd. is the largest paint producer in South Korea. The company is involved in the production of paints for automobiles, ships, containers, construction and industrial use. It also manufactures PVC material for flooring and paint sealant.
Paint for the marine market is the largest segment and accounted for 25 percent of sales. Automotive OEM sales amounted to 17 percent of sales; decorative coatings accounted for 15 percent; general industrial six percent; powder coatings six percent; auto refinish four percent; and the remainder of sales is not detailed.
Following the acquirement of Atopy Safe Mark for all KCC flooring materials for the first time in Korea, KCC has launched KCC SUP Green Pyeonbaek which is an eco-friendly flooring material that contains natural phytoncide.
The KCC SUP Green Pyeonbaek is a product that has upgraded the eco-friendliness of flooring materials to the next level by actively reflecting the demands of consumers who prefer eco-friendly products even for interior materials such as flooring and windows.
Phytoncide is a natural antibacterial substance that is discharged by trees to fight off pests and germs, and through its sterilization effect, it is known to inhibit reproduction of dust mites that can induce atopic diseases.
KCC SUP Green Pyeonbaek is a light linoleum with a thickness of 1.8mm It is a flooring material for use in homes. The product offers excellent sterilization and deodorizing effects because it contains cypress tree oil extracts in the UV coating layer. The UV coating layer is the upper most layer of PVC flooring materials, which is made with several layers of different types of sheets. It highly durable as it comes in direct contact with users.