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.

SCG GREEN POLYMER:  THE SOLUTIONS FOR OUR WORLD AND OUR SOCIETY

SCG GREEN POLYMER: THE SOLUTIONS FOR OUR WORLD AND OUR SOCIETY

Date: 30 Sep 2021

“Globally, about 40% of plastics are used as packaging” reported UNCTAD on March 3, 2021. Its short life-span due to poor product design and lack of political infrastructure makes plastic packaging the greatest generator of environmental pollution. Only 9 percent has been recycled properly, while the majority are either landfilled or incinerated. And the last option is the significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. In Thailand, short-use consumer plastic packaging collected from the nation’s environments in 2018 contributes approximately 65.3% of staggering pollution1. Effective schemes and concrete actions are necessarily important, coupled with collaborative and more impactful efforts across the value chain. And all need rethinking! From the respective standpoint, circular economy represents an opportunity to use —and not use up— material resources. The progressive antidote to a linear economy will help ensure no materials are lost, no toxins are leaked and no maximum value is failed to achieve from every process, material and component3. SCG Chemicals, one of the largest integrated petrochemical companies in Thailand and a leading industry key player of the region, realizes the urgency of the fastest-growing, starling environmental threat and takes into account of ambitious commitment to never make plastic materials become waste. In so doing, we have integrated the concept of circular economy into our core strategies. These strategies help retain the value of plastics and find their ways to our new product offerings SCG GREEN POLYMER™ encompassing four major solutions: REDUCE - Enhancing Material for Eco-Efficiency; RECYCLABLE - Design for Recyclability; RECYCLE - Mechanical & Advanced Recycling, and RENEWABLE – Bioplastics. Embedding with our SMX™ Technology, our breakthrough innovation helps strengthen polyethylene resins and reduce the wall thickness in a product while retaining its functional properties. This does not only save raw material in manufacturing but also makes the product more lightweight, which translates to less energy required for transportation and less carbon dioxide emissions. To keep hard-to-recycle out of the environment, we have developed and enhanced better PP and PE resins to become practical options for mono-materiality. The solution enables full recyclability, while achieving existing properties, and will help to improve post-consumer management. The solution is currently in the development process done in conjunction with several brand owners. High Quality Post-Consumer Recycled Resin (PCR) is one of innovation in the “Recycle” solution. With our exclusive formulations and wide-ranging network of household waste collection, we can turn waste into high-quality PCR HDPE. Our PCR complies with global traceability standards such as Global Recycle Standard (GRS) and it can replace the use of virgin raw materials from at least 25% up to 100%, an achievement that is in line with global commitments from brand owners. Ultimately, our PCR pushes the boundaries of environmentally friendly packaging innovations. Moreover, we have developed advanced recycling technology that turns post-consumer plastics into recycled feedstock for virgin plastic resin production. This advanced technology utilizes catalyst to promote energy saving and environmental friendliness for the recycling process. “It sounds very easy to recycle plastic; however; there are significant gaps to be closed. Apart from our material advancements and eco-friendly technologies that play a key role in this scenario, we have to collaborate for sufficient recycling infrastructure in communities. Secondly, we have to develop a culture and rewarding system across the value chain for efficient sorting and collection as household waste is by nature scattered in small sources. And, the third challenge is the impurity that follows such litter requires extensive sorting and cleansing before the plastic can be reused,” said Rorvik, Global Director Circular Economy at SCG Chemicals. Our Bio Compostable Compound offers unique products made from renewable resources in which contributing to greenhouse gas emissions reduction along the chain. The resin is ready to use as a drop-in compound and processing friendly. There are a number of recognized certifiers in Europe, DIN CERTCO and Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) in USA. Ultimately, SCG Chemicals expects our approach to delivering SCG GREEN POLYMER™ to develop further as a foundation for sustainable material advancements. While the green technology will help benefit our society and planet. For more information about our SCG GREEN POLYMER™, please contact foodbev_pkg@scg.com References: https://www.pcd.go.th/pcd_news/12628/ https://supplychain.edf.org/resources/sustainability-101-packaging-waste-the-problem/ https://archive.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/explore/plastics-and-the-circular-economy

SCG Chemicals Joins Hands With MOT To Launch A Fleet of New Normal Partitioned Taxi, Aiming To Outfit 3,000 Taxis Within October 2021

SCG Chemicals Joins Hands With MOT To Launch A Fleet of New Normal Partitioned Taxi, Aiming To Outfit 3,000 Taxis Within October 2021

Date: 23 Sep 2021

Bangkok – 23September 2021 Transportation Minister Saksayam Chidchob presided over the launch of “a fleet of new-normal partitioned taxis,” an initiative under an overarching project aimed at enhancing safety and confidence in the service of hire cars with a maximum capacity of seven people. The event was also attended by Chirute Visalachitra, Director-General of the Department of Land Transport, Mr. Tanawong Areeratchakul, President of SCG Chemicals, along with executives of the Ministry of Transportation, the Department of Land Transport, SCG Chemicals, as well as taxi drivers. These taxis will provide services at regular fares. The installation of these in-cabin partitions is one of the relief measures for taxi drivers and will help reassure passengers that it is safe to ride taxis during the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic. Mr. Saksayam Chidchob, Minister of Transportation, said that during the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, every business sector is forced to adjust to public health measures to prevent the spread of the virus. This applies particularly to taxi services, where the close proximity between the driver and the passenger is leaving customers feeling unsure about the safety. As this lack of confidence has affected taxi business owners, operators, and drivers alike, it is necessary to develop innovations to assist those affected and improve the public transportation system for the new-normal era. The government, under the administration of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha, appreciates the gravity of the issue and has assigned the Ministry of Transportation to consider preventive and control measures in order to assist taxi drivers and enable them to operate as usual. In response to this policy, the Department of Land Transport has initiated a project to boost safety and confidence for users of hire cars with a maximum of seven seats. Under this initiative, partitions are installed in taxis to separate the driver and the passenger to prevent the dispersal of aerosols when talking, coughing, or sneezing, thus reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 and providing assurance to public transportation users. In the first phase, the partition will be piloted in 3,000 participating taxis, consisting of those owned by juristic persons such as associations and cooperatives and privately-owned taxis. It is believed that the installation of the partition will not only help reduce the spread of COVID-19 between taxi drivers and passengers but also promote the safety of life and property for both parties, which will in turn boost consumer confidence in using taxi services and reduce the use of personal cars. This initiative will also enable taxi drivers to operate under the new-normal social distancing measure, thus supporting the reopening of Thailand and the overall economy of the country. Mr. Chirute Visalachitra, Director-General of the Department of Land Transport, said this project is being carried out with the cooperation SCG Chemicals, a leading manufacturer and distributor of chemical products in Asia-Pacific, which has leveraged its expertise in materials to design and produce high-quality clear acrylic partitions for vehicles. Easy to install and compatible with both medium and large taxis currently in service, the partition has been designed such that it does not compromise visibility or affect vehicle operations or the activation of any safety system or equipment in the vehicle. The installation of these partitions has been ongoing in since September 16, 2021 and is expected to be completed for all 3,000 taxis by the end of October, 2021. Taxis outfitted with a partition will bear a sticker on the windshield to give assurance to customers and will operate at the same fare rate as regular counterparts. The Department of Land Transport will also survey customer satisfaction with the QR code on the partition in each vehicle to inform further expansion of the project. Mr. Tanawong Areeratchakul, President of SCG Chemicals, said, “SCG Chemicals is aware of the hardship of taxi operators and is concerned about the health of both taxi drivers and users of public transportation. Maintaining a physical distance between the driver and the passenger is the main challenge to which we must find a solution in order to enhance safety and bolster confidence in public transportation services. With our expertise and innovation, we have developed our clear SHINKOLITE acrylic sheet into a high-quality acrylic partition that can be installed inside the passenger cabin and have collaborated with the Department of Land Transport to manufacture these partitions in order to create a physical distance between the taxi driver and the passenger. These partitions will offer another layer of protection against exposure to aerosols on top of the protective gear that the driver and the passenger are already wearing, creating double protection. We believe that this project, which aims to elevate safety and confidence in the services of hire cars with a maximum capacity of seven passengers, will establish a new standard for transportation in the new-normal era as well as help stimulate the overall economy and prepare Thailand for a reopening in the future. The high-quality transparent acrylic partitions installed in the participating taxis are set apart by the glass-like clarity, which mean that they do not compromise visibility or make the cabin feel cramped. Designed to be compatible with a wide range of vehicle models, they are also light, easy to install, safe, weather-resistant, and can be wiped down very easily with a soft towel and water, soapy water, or 70% alcohol as many times as desired.
SCG Chemicals’ Advanced Recycling, First In Thailand For ISCC PLUS standard, Underpinning The Sustainable Chemicals Roadmap Towards PCR Plastics As A Solution For Global Demand

SCG Chemicals’ Advanced Recycling, First In Thailand For ISCC PLUS standard, Underpinning The Sustainable Chemicals Roadmap Towards PCR Plastics As A Solution For Global Demand

Date: 22 Sep 2021

Bangkok – 21 September, 2021 SCG Chemicals announces advancement in accordance with the circular economy roadmap towards a “Chemicals Business for Sustainability”. Recently, the process using the Advanced Recycling technology, which turns post-consumer plastics into recycled feedstock for petrochemical plants, received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification or ISCC PLUS. This certificate is issued to organizations with sustainable management and development across the supply chain with SCG Chemicals as the first in Thailand to be certified in the advanced recycling category. Moreover, the business adopts circular economy operations throughout the supply chain whilst developing post-consumer recycled resin to address the trend of rising global demand. Mr. Tanawong Areeratchakul, President of SCG Chemicals explains the progress of the advanced recycling process according to the circular economy roadmap that “at present, we are on track with the advanced recycling development which is the process of turning post-consumer plastics into recycled feedstock for petrochemical businesses. Recently, the process gained the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Plus or ISCC PLUS. This is an international certification system regarding carbon and sustainable development. The Advanced Recycling process by SCG Chemicals is the first in Thailand to have received this global recognition of sustainability standards.” SCG Chemicals enhanced the Advanced Recycling technology using a catalyst, so the recycling process is in low temperatures. This reduces energy consumption, promotes environmental-friendliness, and allows transparent system control throughout the production process. The chain includes securing post-consumer plastics, receiving and storing the materials, applying Advanced Recycling technology as well as controlling, and storing prior to the transport of the product. Aside from implementing the circular economy initiative by gaining recycled feedstock for virgin plastic resins production, the process also helps reduce the problem of accumulated plastic waste in the country. “SCG Chemicals is dedicated to developing post-consumer recycled resin whilst applying the mass balance approach in every step, from upstream to downstream across the supply chain. This is an attempt to address the trend of rising global demand, especially for leading brand owners who seek eco-friendly plastic materials. This will, in turn, uplift their competitiveness and cater to consumers of sustainable products.” Mr. Tanawong concludes. _________________________ About SCG Chemicals’ Advanced Recycling Innovation SCG Chemicals and partnered tech startup founded Circular Plas Co., Ltd. to operate the plastic recycling business via the chemical recycling process according to the circular economy notion. The plastic recycling business later progressed with the Advanced Recycling technology and its, first in Thailand, demonstration plant within the Rayong plant premises. The plant became an experiment ground for recycled feedstock production with plans to increase production capacity. About ISCC ISCC or International Sustainability and Carbon Certification is a renowned global scheme certification system for sustainability. ISCC, an independent entity, is governed by the ISCC Association which operates a high-standard certification system with strict monitoring on the sustainable standards compliance as well as a traceable supply chain, all of which, operating under the core objective to champion sustainable development
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