Chemicals Business, SCG, is one of the largest integrated petrochemical companies in Asia and a key industry leader. We manufacture and supply a full range of petrochemical products ranging from upstream monomers to downstream polymers including polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene and MMA.

New Prosthetic Feet for a New Life

New Prosthetic Feet for a New Life

Date: 27 May 2019

Recognizing the importance of returning opportunities to disable people, Chemicals Business, SCG, partners with Dow Thailand Group and Rubber Soul Co., Ltd, to work for the Prostheses Foundation of H.R.H. the Princess Mother to make a new version of prosthetic feet which are better in quality and ergonomics. Read full articles at http://www.allaroundplastics.com/en/article/innovation-en/2323

SCG's Floating Litter Trap to Prevent Marine Debris Entering Oceans at Rayong Estuaries and Samut Sakhon Canals

SCG's Floating Litter Trap to Prevent Marine Debris Entering Oceans at Rayong Estuaries and Samut Sakhon Canals

Date: 30 Jul 2019

Bangkok – July 30, 2019Mr. Cholanat Yanaranop, President of Chemicals Business, SCG, and Mr. Jatuporn Buruspat, DMCR Director-General signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) for joint efforts to “develop floating litter trap installed in the estuaries and canals to prevent waste from entering the sea, a solution to solve the marine waste problem The floating litter trap is the initial prototype that posses unique functions of bypass flap leveraging natural water flow and pressure that can efficiently capture floating trash. The litter trap’s maximum collection capacity is 700 kilograms, and its functionality can ensure that the trapped debris will not be carried away to downstream by tidal movement. In the testing phase, t5 floating litter traps will be installed in Rayong estuaries and some canals in Samut Sakhon province. The floating litter traps will be added in 20 more locations by July 2019 which are expected to catch over 30 tons of waste between July to December 2019. Moreover, SCG is preparing to design the new floating litter trap 4.0 that will incorporate automation and solar power system aimed at improving the efficiency and increasing officer’s convenience. SCG will continuously study on the further utilization of the collected wastes following the circular economy concept.
SCG partners up with France’s Institut Pasteur to combat dengue with innovations to reduce mosquito breeding

SCG partners up with France’s Institut Pasteur to combat dengue with innovations to reduce mosquito breeding

Date: 11 Jun 2019

Bangkok – June 11, 2019Dr. Suracha Udomsak (right), Chief Technology Officer, on behalf of Chemicals Business, SCG, and Dr. Anavaj Sakuntabhai (left), Coordinator of the Defeat Dengue Program, Head of Structure, Functional Genetics of Infectious Diseases, representing Institut Pasteur, signed a collaborative research agreement for the development of anti-dengue innovations. The signing ceremony was held at the French Embassy of Thailand and presided over by Mr. Jacques Lapouge (middle), the French Ambassador to Thailand. This collaboration is part of Institut Pasteur’s Defeat Dengue Program, aims to prevent and eliminate dengue outbreaks, which are particularly frequent in tropical zones, such as Asia and Africa. Mr. Jacques Lapouge, the French Ambassador to Thailand, said, “Mosquitoes and dengue fever are a serious problem in many parts of the world. According to the World Health Organization, about 50 million people worldwide are infected annually, and the number has been increasing every year. This collaboration between Thailand and France to take on this challenge marks a promising start and will lead to a technological exchange between Institut Pasteur, one of the world’s leading research institute, and SCG, one of Thailand’s most established companies.” Dr. Anavaj Sakuntabhai, Coordinator of the Defeat Dengue Program, Head of Structure, Functional Genetics of Infectious Diseases, Institut Pasteur, stated “Dengue is a global health problem. For over 20 years, Institut Pasteur has been conducting research to stop dengue outbreaks and found that successful prevention requires a collaborative effort, especially from business sector, as it can take research findings to communities and society at large. This project is an example of a collaboration between a research institute and the business sector, and I hope that it will not only prove successful in Thailand but can also be scaled up globally.” Dr. Suracha Udomsak, Chief Technology Officer, Chemicals Business, SCG, remarked, “SCG strives to achieve sustainable development and believes that developing technologies in tandem with fostering open collaboration can lead to a better quality of life. It is an honor for us to have been trusted by Institut Pasteur to join the project, where we apply our expertise on functional materials as well as knowledge of materials science and design to develop the innovation to reduce mosquito breeding and the spread of dengue fever. This innovation can serve as an alternative preventive tool against the world’s health issue of dengue. The collaboration consists of the research and development of a mosquito trap and a functional material that helps improve the binding properties of compounds that inhibit mosquito breeding. When dissolved in water sources, the material can reduce the growth rate of mosquito larvae while posing no harm to other living creatures or the environment. Chemicals Business, SCG and Institut Pasteur have also been working in collaboration with the Department of Medical Sciences, the Ministry of Public Health, and Ikari Trading (Thailand) Company Limited to administer mosquito attractants and conduct both lab and field tests on the efficiency of the mosquito trap before a public launch.