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EL-Lene™ HDPE H568JA: Plastic Innovation for the Environment

EL-Lene™ HDPE H568JA: Plastic Innovation for the Environment

Date: 31 Oct 2017

“Sustainable, Bio-Degradable, Natural, And Eco-Friendly” These words sum up the sustainability trends of packaging businesses this year, as appears in the article “Packaging Trends to Watch 2017.” Once again, environmental issues are still a topic of interest across all industries. Carbonated soft drink businesses, for instance, have grown more environmentally conscious and tried to devise ways to reduce resource consumption even for plastic bottle caps, which are just small components but can be of great consequence for both manufacturers and end users. The graph Market Trend: Cap Weight Evaluation captures the gradual evolution of soft drink bottle caps over time, which have gone from two pieces to a single piece, with reduced height and increasingly lighter weight. This trend reflects the environmental consciousness of soft drink producers and bottle cap manufacturers (Converter)as well as their attempt to select design and appropriate raw materials to reduce consumption of resources in production while still upholding the quality and safety standards of their products. To answer these needs, SCG Chemicals, which has conducted its business while maintaining its eco-friendliness for sustainable development all along, has developed the innovative EL-LeneTM HDPE H568JA for lightweight carbonated soft drink bottle caps, without compromising its durability and its function as an excellent gas retention even if their weight have been reduced by as much as 10 percent. Compared to previous counterparts, these new caps reduce plastic use by over 10 percent, benefitting all parties involved -- bottle cap manufacturers, soft drink producers, and consumers. Key properties of plastic caps produced with EL-LeneTM HDPE H568JA EL-LeneTM HDPE H568JA has been designed specifically for the production of lightweight carbonated soft drink bottle cap, allowing new cap designs to be made over 10 percent lighter compared to previous designs and reducing plastic use by over 10 percent. EL-LeneTM HDPE H568JA is easy to process because its good flow ability lends itself to the production of plastic bottle caps both by injection molding and continuous compression molding. EL-LeneTM HDPE H568JA has been designed to be durable and able to withstand high pressure of carbon dioxide gas, which helps prevent gas permeation and retain the taste of the soft drink. EL-LeneTM HDPE H568JA has been certified by US Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) and European Union (EU) Food Contact Commission Regulation No.10/2011 for its safety for contact with food and beverages. A cap produced with this plastic will still retain the quality, safety, and convenience as required by the standards of carbonated soft drink producers. EL-LeneTM HDPE H568JA is an eco-friendly innovation that helps drive the trend of lower raw material and energy consumption in the production efficiently. Products manufactured with this plastic also achieve standard properties and quality as with any other plastic. Therefore, EL-LeneTM HDPE H568JA not only has direct positive impacts on the environment but also benefits bottle cap manufacturers, soft drink producers, and consumers with environmental consciousness.
P838C Plastic pellets for printed woven sack lamination for better production and product quality

P838C Plastic pellets for printed woven sack lamination for better production and product quality

Date: 31 Oct 2017

Small woven sacks are used widely in developing countries thanks to their reusability and superior durability when compared to other types of containers. However, sturdiness alone might not be sufficient to attract consumers as the color and appearance of the container are also deciding factors. Therefore, sack manufacturers have enhanced the aesthetic appeal of their products and produced printed sacks and laminated sacks, which have become a popular container of choice for goods that require attractive packaging such as animal feed, rice, and agricultural products. Because the quality and the outer appearance of printed sacks or laminates sacks depend not only on the quality of the printing but also on the quality of the lamination itself, SCG Chemicals has developed P838C polypropylene copolymer specifically for extrusion coating and extrusion lamination of polypropylene products to answer lamination needs of sack manufacturers both in terms of quality and production costs. The characteristics of P838C polypropylene copolymer are as follows. Good Flowability: This property directly impacts the consistency of lamination. If the entire lamination layer is even in thickness, each sack will weigh approximately the same. Good Adhesion with PP Substrates: P838C adheres well to PP substrates, whether they are woven, non-woven, or bi-oriented PP films. This characteristic lends it great versatility and allows it to be used to manufacture a wide array of products Stiffness And Shape Retention: The stiffness of the plastic allows sacks to retain their shapes without sacrificing its impact strength. This property also makes it possible for manufacturers to reduce the thickness of lamination films by at least 10 percent without compromising the shape of the sack, providing an alternative for cost reduction in the production of laminated sacks. Improved Surface Friction: This allows sacks to be stacked higher. In addition to laminated woven sacks, P838C pellets can also be used in the lamination of other polypropylene products such as tarpaulin and non-woven sacks, among others. For Additional Information please contact Atitaya Pakdeewisoot, Technical Service and Development Engineer, SCG Chemicals. Tel: +66 2-586-4854 Fax:+66 2-586-5522 E-mail: atitayap@scg.com
Decoding Users’ Trends: Meeting the Needs of Auto Industry with Innovative High Performance PP Products (HPPP)

Decoding Users’ Trends: Meeting the Needs of Auto Industry with Innovative High Performance PP Products (HPPP)

Date: 5 Sep 2017

The global auto industry has seen a continuous expansion, with 2016 growth of 5%. Growing at the rate of 2%, Thailand’s auto industry is set to continue that trend, prompting automobile manufacturers to keep developing their products to meet the need of new generations who look for energy-saving vehicles that prioritize safety, aesthetics, and eco-friendliness. SCG Chemicals has researched and developed products in collaboration with automakers and compound plastic pellet developers to understand the need of motorists and has thus innovated High-Performance PP (HPPP) - plastic resins specifically for the automotive industry to meet every need of drivers and automakers alike, both at present and future trend. SCG is the first supplier with this type of product in ASEAN. High-Performance PP Products can be divided into two groups: Surface Aesthetics (three grades) and High Stiffness (two grades). As for their main strengths, these two groups have been developed to have medium-to-high flowability and enhanced durability so as to meet the requirements of auto manufacturers who are looking to produce vehicles with greater fuel efficiency by using lighter parts and reducing the need for assembly. Surface Aesthetics HPPP: This group is for products that require an aesthetically pleasing exterior that has grown out of the safety need of motorists. This group of products is utilized to reduce the gloss of interior auto parts to eliminate tiger stripes or tiger marks and is mainly applied to instrument panels inside a car or on bumpers on the outside of a car. Properties of the Surface Aesthetics Group Tiger Mark-Less Solution: These products help eliminate flow marks and tiger marks that occur in both interior and exterior parts when they are molded by injection. Low Gloss: These products reduce the shininess of a surface by as much as 50 percent compared to regular polypropylene and lend themselves perfectly to interior parts. The reason that interior parts such as instrumental panels or dashboards need low gloss is that it can help reduce glare from sunlight, which may increase risks for accidents. High Stiffness HPPP: These plastic resins answer the need for light weight and fuel efficiency without compromising durability, form, and toughness. As a result, these products offer safety and enhanced thermal resistance and can be utilized for both internal and external parts such as instrumental panels, doors, trims, pillars, as well as bumpers. Properties of the High Stiffness Group High Stiffness: These plastic resins are durable and rigid and can help reduce the density of a product, making them lightweight while maintaining the same durability, which ultimately contributes to energy conservation. Thermal Resistance: This increased thermal resistance makes these products suitable for auto parts that need high heat resistance such as engine compartments. ‘Fuel efficiency, aesthetics, and safety’ are the priorities for drivers today, and these needs have resulted in shifts in the automotive industry. In turn, it can be seen that SCG Chemicals has taken in account trends of users’ needs and transformed them into innovation and new approaches to meet such needs. All Around Plastics Magazine issue 2/2017 | Innovation
Enhancing plastic molding efficiency with rotational molding

Enhancing plastic molding efficiency with rotational molding

Date: 29 Aug 2017

There are various plastics molding processes available in the industry. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of process capability, output, and investment cost. Rotational molding or rotomolding is one popular process to make water tanks, cooler boxes, and septic tanks. Its main strength is its suitability to produce large hollow parts with complex shape and its lower mold costs. Due to its long cycle time, rotomolding is usually selected for products with production runs of 100 – 10,000 parts per year. Like any other processes, there are certain challenges that rotomolders have to face. One of them is the manufacturing of deep-bottom parts (deeper than 30 cm.), which usually is unintentionally thinner on the bottom wall. To address this issue, Technical Service & Development (TS&D) of SCG Chemicals has done research to find solutions to help customers to improve their products quality. More heat transfer to this area is needed. To increase the bottom’s wall thickness air flow, There are three techniques that can be applied. Air Flow Deflection, which utilize a metal sheet; such as 1-2 mm. tin sheet, is installed in the middle of the mold to increase air circulation. Using compressed air and venturi (i.e. air mover) to draw hot air into cold spot inside the mold. Increase heat transfer area by using heat pins or spikeson the outer mold surface so that the cold area can absorb more heat than those surface without heat pins. Heat pins are usually made at the time of mold casting. Increasing wall thickness in thin area is usually not enough but also decreasing wall thickness in the neighboring area that is too thick is also necessary. To decrease wall thickness, heat must be reduced. Two techniques can be applied here. place a sheet (1-2 mm.) in front of the thin metal hot surface to deflect incoming hot air. apply fiberglass insulation on the top of the mold surface. All the techniques suggested here have been introduced to cooler boxes manufacturers. These techniques that SCG Chemicals’ TS&D team has introduced to icebox manufacturers have not only helped resolve issues in the production process but also greatly enhanced the efficiency of rotational molding. This initiative reflects our philosophy that our clients’ problems are our problems, however small or large they might be. SCG Chemicals is equipped with highly proficient teams who are ready to listen and provide assistance to the best of their ability. Remark: These techniques yield the best result for molding in ovens. For further information please contact: E-Mail: rotomoulding@scg.comor Tel: +66 2-586-4116 Click here to view plastics resin for Rotomolding
emisspro® Furnace Coating - well accepted and utilized in over 100 industrial furnaces in Thailand and overseas

emisspro® Furnace Coating - well accepted and utilized in over 100 industrial furnaces in Thailand and overseas

Date: 14 Jun 2017

emisspro® - the first and only furnace coating in ASEAN to receive recognition from major industries in Thailand and overseas as can be seen from achievement of the use of 100 industrial furnace at the end of 2015. emisspro® has become increasingly recognized among customers over time dueto the coating’s efficiency in absorbing and releasing heat. emisspro® has the ability to withstand temperature higher than 1,600 degree Celsius, adhere to the surface of thermal resistant materials in furnace structures, absorb and release thermal radiation inside furnance, and withstand extremely high temperature, chemical substances, abrasion, and thermal shock resistance. With these properties, emisspro® is long-lasting and does not damage machinery nor cause harm to the workers or the environment. The most effective method is to coat the inside walls of the furnace, and hence is the idea behind the development of emisspro® furnace coating. The application of emisspro® in the clients’ manufacturing processes has showed that fuel consumption can be cut by over 35,000 tons/year and release of greenhouse gas emissions into theatmosphere has been reduced by 97,000 tons/ year, which is equal to the planting of 4,450,000 trees. This has earned it the Thailand Energy Award 2014 for innovative energy. emisspro® is also certified as an Eco Product by SCG eco value environmental label. For more information, please contactemisspro@scg.com orclick here for product details and datasheets
P483JU - PP plastic resin enhances properties of pallets

P483JU - PP plastic resin enhances properties of pallets

Date: 9 May 2017

Pallets are indispensable equipment for Thailand’s logistic system, and in addition to transporting goods, they also form an integral part in pallet storage systems, which help to ensure organized storage. In order to accommodate the need for pallets across different industries, it is necessary to develop pallets with higher quality and greater durability that cost less to produce and have an increased surface area to support goods. SCG Chemicals has introduced P483JU plastic resins to the production of pallets as a replacement of HDPE plastic resins to enhance the properties of the pallet for logistics and storage as well as to help reduce various business costs. Tests conducted on pallets made of P483JU plastic resins have revealed that their properties are more superior than HDPE in every aspect. QUALITY P483JU pallets demonstrate all the properties required for their usage such as the ability to withstand compression, inclined impacts, drops, and racking forces, making them resistance to deformation and making them suitable for heavy loads. In a dynamic test using a two-ton load, these pallets have also shown less deformation compared to HDPE pallets counterparts. In addition, P483JU pallets also offer higher production rate within the same amount of time. MANAGEMENT AND LOGISTICS P483JU plastic resins have lower density, which makes each pallet lighter and facilitates logistical management.P483JU pallets are 8% lighter than HDPE pallets. ENVIRONMENT P483JU plastic pellets can be reused without degrading. Because of its reusability and ability to retain its original properties, this development is considered an astounding success. Click here to view product properties and datasheet (PP Block Copolymer) For more information or enquiries please contact Mr. Kraipop Thongsak Technical Service andDevelopment Manager Phone +66 2-586-1111 Fax+66 2-586-5522 E-mail: Kraipopt@scg.com