Authentic Lessons Beyond Textbooks, Piloting School Waste Management Learning Stations For Young Generations’ Hands-On Experience Towards a “Waste-Free Community”

Authentic Lessons Beyond Textbooks, Piloting School Waste Management Learning Stations For Young Generations’ Hands-On Experience Towards a “Waste-Free Community”

Date: 15 Sep 2021

“Waste is not wasted when proper management is applied.” This is not an overstatement as many used items can be upcycled to become valuable resources. Also, they can be a source of income or what may be called gaining from waste piles. Let us dive into the authentic lessons beyond classrooms from an organization tangibly driven by the circular economy with SCG Chemicals, an expert in petrochemical products. SCG Chemicals initiated the “Waste-free Community” project with a community waste management model from homes to temples and schools. These units connect to the community’s “waste bank”, thus, giving total integration to the system. This pilot project began in early 2019 at Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand. Connecting the process via households – temples – schools – the waste bank is the core of instilling knowledge, understanding, and serves as a foundation for an integrated community waste management system. Also, this promotes the “maximizing resource, separating waste, and proper disposal” practice. This is especially true among “young generations” who are growing up as the main driving force of the future. Accordingly, SCG Chemicals joins with educational networks in creating learning programs about resource appreciation and school waste management. The program has undergone tests, experiments, revisions, and is on its journey to implementation in different schools. Learning by doing via educational stations Ms. Namthip Samphowprasert, Brand Management and CSR Director, SCG Chemicals mentions that “cultivating mindsets about proper resource usage and waste management for the young generations is providing a circular economy foundation for the community. We hope for them to practice maximizing resource, separating waste, and proper disposal. Then, transfer the knowledge from the schools to their families and communities. In the initial stages, SCG Chemicals partners with schools to assess the waste issue within the school. Then, instructional design is provided. Our main concern is the students and how to keep them interested and motivated. We settled on the solution to make waste management fun and knowledgeable where learners get first-hand experiences. Finally, we agreed on the waste management learning stations where children practice and learn different topics from authentic situations in their everyday life. Some examples are the upcycling milk pouches station and the green canteen station. This year, we plan to expand the school waste management program to over 10 schools along with handing over the learning stations to all 3 piloting schools, the Ban Map Ta Phut School, Wat Chak Lookya School, and Wat Map Chalut School. Moreover, following normal school openings, we will extend the initiative to other schools.” Learning from problems and authentic lessons Ms. Walailak Jinhirunkul, Assistant CSR Project Manager, SCG Chemicals, among the team behind the “Waste-free Community” talks about the school waste management program that “our team met with the teachers and students to share knowledge about the different types of materials. We showed the value of used items such as the school milk pouches, which can be recycled once they are properly managed. Once they realize the benefits and experience the examples first-hand, the students tend to create new mindsets that nothing is a waste. Moreover, we teamed with the school to assess the problem and studied school waste categories. Then, we contribute our expertise in material science and profound experience from operations with respected networks to finally reach a mutual solution. The objective is for all the waste to undergo efficient management coupled with a tracking system and follow-up developments, aiming for achievable and sustainable implementation.” Examples of the school waste management learning station are the Upcycling Milk Pouches Station. This is where students learn to manage the overflowing milk pouches waste each day. Milk pouches are made from LLDPE plastic which is recyclable and can be made into school items such as chairs and planters. The children will take turns to cut open, wash, dry, and collect the pouches while the water used for washing is passed on to water the vegetable garden. The Green Canteen Station promotes food waste awareness where everyone is encouraged to finish their food and the remaining food waste becomes fertilizer at the Green Cone Station. The Bio-fermented Water Station turns fallen leaves into soil conditioner while the No-flipping Fertilizer Station handles the large number of leaves and twigs waste found in schools. They are turned into fertilizers that will then nourish the trees within the school and temples’ premises. Aside from contributing to less resource consumption, the proper management of waste also foster a sense of contentment for the children. Also, the extra income from selling the waste turns into activities for the school. “Prior to the project, the school discards all the milk pouches, with the municipality managing the waste. However, after learning about the circular economy from SCG Chemicals, they advised that most used plastics can be recycled or upcycled. For instance, the milk pouches can become plastic chairs or other useful items. Moreover, plastic bottles and cups can be sold to the community’s waste bank while organic waste such as leaves can become fertilizer. This taught us that waste doesn’t end with the disposal. Interestingly, when recycled plastic chairs from the milk pouches are used in the school, the children are excited. As the teacher informs them that their waste management contribution is tangible, it has become a chair. Also, plastic bottles and cups are collected for sales to create income for the class. In student events such as the New Year’s party, the children will notice that we use the money from the sales. They learn that something they once thought was valueless can now fund their activities wherein no donation money is needed from the parents” Mr. Sanong Petchagun, Director, Wat Chak Lookya School mentions. Children passing on know-how into homes Mr. Sanong Petchagun, Director, Wat Chak Lookya School explains that “SCG Chemicals’ waste management learning stations greatly helps instill the environment-friendly consciousness via the waste management activities. When the students carry on with their lives in the community, they possess these habits and communicate with their parents that wastes are valuable and are a source of income. This successful collaboration is the work of schools, the government, and the private sector. Additionally, this learning process greatly serves as a role model for other schools. Out-of-classroom authentic lessons on waste management are on par with knowledge in the classes. It is learning by doing until real experiences are formed. Most importantly, this helps create awareness on how everyone is responsible for society and the environment. The “Waste-free Community” can be accomplished by beginning from small units such as the family and schools. Then, the effects will ripple to become great sustainable outcomes for the society and environment.
Medical Plastic Innovation to Keep COVID-19 at Bay

Medical Plastic Innovation to Keep COVID-19 at Bay

Date: 18 Aug 2021

A unique combination of long-standing expertise in the integrated petrochemical industry and a commitment to utilizing polymer materials to benefit society and achieve environmental sustainability are what motivate SCG Chemicals to create, design, and develop materials science innovation and technology to better safeguard healthcare workers from infection and enhance personal hygiene care. Increasing front-line worker safety As the COVID-19 pandemic is still seriously ravaging, front-line healthcare workers who work closely with patients are dealing with challenging times. Because of the increasing infection rate and a lack of personal protective equipment to keep the virus at bay, doctors, nurses, and those who work closely with patients are at a higher risk of contracting the virus. With this need and urgency in mind, SCG Chemicals has merged its expertise in material sciences, engineering, and inventive design with the knowledge and experience of medical professionals to bring about a wide-ranging innovations that reduce infection risks among healthcare workers. Negative/Positive Pressure Isolation Chamber designed to allow for no-contact swab collectionwith the patient. It has arm slots for the operation, a fillet trayto capture specimen on the top, and the ability to modify the pressure to negative or positive as needed. Negative Pressure Isolation Room developed for use in emergency rooms, intensive care units, or patient wards, operating under negative pressure to prevent the virus from spreading outside. The room is divided into two sections: the outer part, which serves as a cloth change area and the disposal of infected waste, and the inner part that includes a ventilation compartment with multipurpose hooks for hanging essentials as well as a full compartment that connects wiring equipment and life support systems. Patient Isolation Capsule equipped with a virus filtration system with a 99.97%, allowing for efficient patient transportation. Small Patient Isolation Capsule for CT Scan created from a non-metallic material to allow for efficient CT Scan in infected patients. Isolation Capsule for Air Transport, the latest innovation designed to meet specific needs. It is a more advanced piece of equipment designed to meet the needs of operations with space constraints that differ from standard transportation. The capsule is designed to be the appropriate shape and size for air transport in the small jet. Durable polyvinyl chloride (PVC) materials are used for safe operations and best results. Dent Guard is dental equipment that shields dentists from aerosols while performing dental procedures. It is made of extra-clear polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is transparent, non-reflective of light, robust, lightweight, and easy to clean. Flexi Dent Guard is an upgraded version of Dent Guard that is customizable in terms of ergonomics and posture. The design offers an openable piece that helps facilitate the patient to come up for gargling. The disposable plastic sheet can be used to cover the structure for each patient. What’s more, SCG Chemicals has developed a "Sharps Disposal Bin" designed with user safety in mind, allowing healthcare and public health workers to dispose of needles and syringes with a one-hand operation technique, eliminating the risks associated with needle extraction. It is built in a rectangular shape that can be neatly put in nurse carts and corners. The bin features handles for better portability while also keeping workers safe. It is also easy to assemble and space-efficient. Making everyone's health a priority SCG Chemicals never stops innovating and developing polymer innovations. It recently introduced SCG PP Melt-Blown, a high-value-added plastic resin to manufacture Melt-blown Fabrics for the medical industry. It is ASEAN's first of its kind to be certified to international standards. SCG PP Melt-Blown is a high value-added plastic resin that is used to make face mask filter sheets out of Melt-blown Nonwovens, a fiber material made from plastic resins. Because it has a fiber diameter in the nanoscale and micrometer range, it is a popular choice for filters. This polymer innovation also lessens the country's dependence on importing such plastic resins to manufacture face masks, which is an excellent way to promote the country's public health system. Another innovation that illustrates SCG's concern for the public is VAROGUARD, the antiviral product series designed to enhance confidence in persons with high-risk respiratory infections or those in crowded areas and vulnerable groups such as patients, the elderly, and children. The recently launched product as part of the series is VAROGARD Mask, the 3D high-performance single-use face mask incorporating antibacterial coating, a patent by HeiQ-Viroblock, Switzerland. All these are part of the SCG Chemicals' products developed using material science know-how combined with collaborations from partners to bring the table plastic innovations to enhance the performance of public health workers and promote the quality of life of everyone in the country.
Plastic Innovations and Water Management for the Future

Plastic Innovations and Water Management for the Future

Date: 17 Aug 2021

The conservation and development of the environment and natural resources are among the primary drivers propelling SCG Chemicals to innovate and extend innovations to achieve sustainability. And "water," in particular, is one of the fundamental natural resources that impacts both everyone's quality of life and the country's economic progress. SCG Chemicals, Thailand's leading materials science specialist and Asia's integrated chemical manufacturer, has long advocated for sustainable water management. This commitment aligns with one of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Goal 6, "Clean Water and Sanitation." In the effort to achieve the goal, SCG Chemicals has introduced a number of solutions relating to water management in three different areas: "polymers for safe water storage, polymers to alleviate water shortage, and polymers for water treatment." Polymers for safe water storage Being healthy is a critical component of socioeconomic progress. Access to safe and adequate water supplies is among the factors that contribute to a positive sense of well-being. Enter elixir, the polymer breakthrough developed by SCG Chemicals to help extend the standards and benchmarks for polymer plastic groundwater storage tank production It has distinct characteristics from standard polymer materials for water storage tanks in the following ways: Food Contact Materials: FCMs. elixir has been tested in accordance with international standards, ensuring that it is suitable for use in foods and drinks. Free from heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. elixir uses heavy-metal-free pigments that are heat and pressure processed to create a homogeneous combination. As a result, there will be no peeling during usage, ensuring the safety of the stored water. Strong and durable. elixir has anti-UV qualities that keep the material from deteriorating when exposed to sunlight and ultraviolet rays, extending its service life. Free from algae, bacteria, and odor. Because of its opaque qualities, moulding process, and wall thickness of 4.5-5.5 mm, the water tank constructed of elixir material is not conducive to algae and bacterial growth. As a result, the material exhibits sunlight, which prevents the growth of undesirable microorganisms. For transporting water and drinking water to safety-sensitive and environmentally conscious customers, SCG Chemicals also created SCG Green Premium. This innovative, lead-free PVC pipe has been certified by a variety of standards. It is the first and only Thailand's Green Lebel PVC pipe product for unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U) pipe for drinking water service, namely SCG Green Choice (TGL-103-15), to be certified by NSF International in the United States under the company's criteria based on ISO14021 standards in terms of promoting good health and well-being. The material also complies with Thailand's new industrial product standards (TISI) for PVC pipes, which went into force this year, giving consumers confidence in the product's quality and hygiene. Polymers alleviate water shortage SCG Chemicals has teamed with the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) to construct a 20-kilometer submarine water pipeline between Phun Phin District and Koh Samui in Surat Thani province, making it Thailand's first large-scale pipeline installation project. In this project, SCG Chemicals uses PE112, an innovative polymer material for business water pipeline production. It is a patented world-class black polyethylene compound with unique properties of SCG HDPE H112PC which employs superior thickness and strength performance to conventional PE100, a 10% higher capacity to withstand pressure inside and outside the pipe, and a 50% higher abrasion resistance measured by Sand Slurry test with greater flexibility and bendability, which make it easy for submersion with a longer service life. SCG Chemicals' involvement in the project helps to improve the quality of life for Koh Samui residents, particularly communities along the pipeline. It serves as a crucial basis for the community's long-term economic growth. To learn more about PE112, see the video here: https://bit.ly/3Am4bfd Polymers for water treatment Apart from elixir and PE112, which are invented and developed to raise the quality of life and promote societal development, SCG Chemicals is aware of water pollution challenges, which it believes must be addressed urgently. It is necessary to take advantage of holistic cooperation across multiple sectors for water conservation while also utilizing innovation to preserve and restore environmental abundance. SCG-DMCR Litter Trap and Zyclonic™ by SCG are two notable examples introduced to fulfill the goal. To improve the efficiency of eliminating wastes from water sources, SCG Chemicals collaborated with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) to develop the litter trap, which comes in two models: SCG-DMCR Litter Trap and SCG-DMCR Litter Trap Generation 2. The polymers from SCG Chemicals are the key component in the two breakthroughs for cleaning water sources. The SCG-DMCR Litter Trap is manufactured from leftover PE100 from the SCG plants' molding processes which have good strength and durability. The newer model, SCG-DMCR Litter Trap Generation 2, incorporates floating materials HDPE-Bone, made of special grade HDPE in place of original materials, enhancing buoyancy and waste collection performance. It also has improved UV resistance and a 25-year lifespan and is easy to set up and install. These two innovations are recyclable based on the circular economy. Another innovation is Zyclonic™by SCG, a water treatment system that uses biological and electro-chemical processes to improve the quality of greywater from toilets and households, rendering the water free of pathogens, colors, and odors and is reusable. The innovation can be connected to the grease ponds and sewage wells of the building. This sustainable hygiene innovation evolved from the SCG Reinvented Toilet in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and is sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. SCG Chemicals prioritizes not only water resource management, but also the creation and development of polymer innovation that is environmentally responsible and benefits society in a variety of ways. To see more interesting content, please click here: https://bit.ly/3AqfEdD Sources https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/envision2030-goal6.html https://www.nsf.org/ https://www.tei.or.th/greenlabel/about.html https://www.tisi.go.th/data/standard/fulltext/TIS-17-2561m.pdf
Top 5 Environmentally Friendly Materials for Drink Containers

Top 5 Environmentally Friendly Materials for Drink Containers

Date: 11 Aug 2021

Drink containers are among the items that are extensively used and constantly being developed. And by 2022, it is projected that the global packaging market will reach a value of $980.4 billion. However, environmental conservation movements and widespread support for sustainable packaging raise the question, "What impact do our drink containers have on the environment?" The analysis, written by Professor Ian Williams and Alice Brock of the University of Southampton and published on the website The Conversation, presented the environmental impacts of the five different soft drink containers. As a leader in material sciences in Thailand and the region, SCG Chemicals has gathered information in this article. Let's see what rank "plastic" belongs to. Fifth place: glass bottles It may surprise you that glass bottles are listed bottom of this list. Glass, according to most people's perceptions, is the most environmentally friendly material. However, the study reveals that the material we believe has the least impact on the environment requires the greatest natural resources and energy to produce of all ranked items. Glass production necessitates the extraction of raw materials such as silica sand and dolomite, which can result in pollution that, when inhaled, can cause the lung condition silicosis. High temperatures are also required to melt these materials, a process heavily reliant on fossil fuels, which are energy consumables derived from oil, oil shale, oil sand, coal, and natural gas. During the production process, the glass emits carbon dioxide, which is one of the greenhouse gases. The analysis conducted by Ian Williams and Alice Brock of the University of Southampton also reveals:" A one-liter glass bottle can weigh up to 800g, while a similar plastic bottle weighs around 40g. That extra weight means vehicles transporting glass bottles consume more fossil fuels to deliver the same amount of liquid. For these reasons, we found that glass bottles have about a 95% bigger contribution to global warming than aluminum cans." Fourth place: recycled glass bottles If we believe that any material will appear more environmentally friendly if it carries the word "recycled," we are mistaken. That is most likely inaccurate. Recycled glass bottles are ranked fourth among the world's most environmentally friendly drink container materials. Although the process does not begin with mining, extraction, processing, and transportation, recycling glass still requires a significant amount of energy to melt. Using more energy also means emitting more greenhouse gases. And the glass may release carbon dioxide again during the process. Third place: plastic bottles Plastic is ranked third in terms of sustainability for beverage containers. Because of its robust, chemical-resistant, and lightweight properties, it can be transported with fewer emissions. As a result, plastic bottles were ranked third in the study's analysis. SCG Chemicals has developed SMXTM Technology to create HDPE with higher performance while yet retaining excellent mechanical qualities. The product uses fewer plastic resins while maintaining the same strength. The technology can produce HDPE for multiple applications. One of the notable examples is the bottle cap that has exceptional lightweight quality produced from SCG™ HDPE SX002J and SX002JA, which can reduce the amount of precursor material used by up to 30%, thereby reducing energy consumption during the molding process and eliminating greenhouse gas emissions before the bottle cap reaches the customer's hands. Second place: aluminum cans Aluminum cans come in second place. This material is more environmentally friendly since it uses less energy and resources. In other words, producing glass and plastics requires a considerable amount of electricity. Aluminum, on the other hand, has its own set of environmental consequences. Because aluminum is not found in nature as pure minerals but rather as bauxite compounds that must be extracted. The extraction process uses a lot of energy and may contain contaminants that harm the water sources. First place: recycled aluminum cans The analysis of Professor Ian Williams and Alice Brock of the University of Southampton found that recycled aluminum cans were the least environmentally damaging single-use container. One of the primary reasons is that aluminum can be recycled indefinitely without losing its characteristics. This eliminates the requirement for additional resources to be mined or transported. Recycling aluminum can saves 95% of energy it would otherwise use. Surprisingly, aluminum is not always recycled. The UK's recycling rate for aluminum packaging is just 52%. Although efforts have been made to rank these materials to demonstrate their environmental impact, encouraging the recycling of these materials to the greatest extent possible and educating the public on how each material is valuable and that we should assist in sorting it promptly after use and at source will result in a more sustainable way of natural resource usage. SCG Chemicals has served as a model and advocated for such practices through the concept of "Resource Maximization, Correct Sorting, and Proper Disposal." Sources: https://www.smithers.com/resources/2018/mar/global-packaging-consumption-to-reach-$980-4-bill https://theconversation.com/ranked-the-environmental-impact-of-five-different-soft-drink-containers-149642 https://endplasticwaste.org/en/our-stories/environmental-impact-of-five-different-soft-drink-containers https://www.scgchemicals.com/th/news-media/feature-story/detail/97
Decoding Chemicals Business, SCG’s Digital Technology Integration to Strengthen Petrochemical Industry

Decoding Chemicals Business, SCG’s Digital Technology Integration to Strengthen Petrochemical Industry

Date: 14 Jul 2021

Artificial intelligence, or AI, will undoubtedly be a primary driver fueling the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This is due to the broad integration of digitaltechnology in a range of industrial applications. Similarly, in the petrochemical industry, this technology has aided in the enhancement of corporate capabilities and the provision of additional solutions to business challenges. This is why Chemicals Business, SCG, a region's material science expert, actively encourages digital transformation in business activities, with 'Project Bonsai' serving as a significant portrayal of that commitment. Supply Chain's Upstream industries As one of the largest integrated petrochemical companies in Asia and a key industry leader, Chemicals Business, SCG provides a comprehensive range of plastic resin solutions to meet the needs of various industries, including electronic appliances, automotive, packaging, construction, and medical and wellness, among others. In other words, Chemicals Business, SCG, is the key driving force behind Thailand's petrochemical industry as it promotes and supports the growth of other sectors, resulting in increased economic competitiveness and significant innovation development, as well as a dynamic effect on industrial activities at all levels. Advances Toward the Future Petrochemical Industry One of the key goals Chemicals Business, SCG, aspires to achieve is becoming "Chemicals Business for Sustainability," in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) standards. The company currently works on three core areas: 1) accelerate the integration of the circular economyinto all operations; 2) develop products, services, and solutions that timely meet and respond to the needs of business partners; and 3) incorporate digital technologies into the supply chain. As a result, Chemicals Business, SCG, is hence capable of efficiently implementing digital technology. Take the company's feedstock sourcing as an example. The system employs artificial intelligence or machine learning to aid in raw material purchasing decisions, with many factors serving as a foundation to assist in processing. Furthermore, in the plastic resin manufacturing process, digital technology plays a critical role in enhancing and developing performance, as it uses data to build various simulations and, in particular, to predict the impacts that may affect production systems. With these abilities, the team can immediately prepare for and resolve the situation. Customers can benefit from digital technologies as well. Chemicals Business, SCG, has implemented the Digital Commerce Platform (DCP) to connect purchase orders to the supply chain data management, reducing process time by 70% and addressing customer needs. Customers can track their orders from anywhere, any anytime in line with a new-normal work process. Chemicals Business also uses the database for analysis to deliver a faster and more well-defined value chain management system. Integrate Digital Technology to Enhance the Industry One of the recent digital technology projects from Chemicals Business, SCG, is Project Bonsai, a project established in collaboration with Microsoft (Thailand) Company Limited. The project's major objective is to build a "digital twin," which is a simulation of the manufacturing process that creates online production activities with factors that are comparable to the actual manufacturing process at the plant. The artificial intelligence is then used to collaborate with this simulated model. The technique allows users to establish virtual production processes under a range of conditions and variables, enabling them to examine the impacts, risks, and limitations that could arise in different scenarios in the virtual production process without halting the production. The emergence of Project Bonsai not only provides the ability to efficiently process the possibilities that arise under a variety of settings, but it also minimizes the duration of trials and decision-making concerning which production patterns are most efficient and precise. This is because this advanced innovation is processed based on vast amounts of data, which can reduce product losses during product type production transitions. In a nutshell, Project Bonsai is a machine learning system in the form of artificial intelligence that aids in the efficiency of supply chain management services and can be applied to other portions of the plant in the future. Regardless of whether you work in a large, medium, or small business, digital technology can be applied to a range of diverse circumstances. So, we would like to invite you to hear the real-world experience from executives and teams from Chemicals Business, SCG, and Microsoft. Check it out here: https://bit.ly/3wvr2T1 and https://bit.ly/2V4DrQT Sources: https://en.unesco.org/courier/2018-3/fourth-revolution https://www.scgchemicals.com/th/news-media/feature-story/2021 https://www.scgchemicals.com/th/news-media/feature-story/detail/98 https://blogs.microsoft.com/ai-for-business/build-bonsai-public-preview/
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: 12 Jul 2021

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 Learn more about plasctic stories and its benefits athttps://www.allaroundplastics.com/