Date: 5 Jun 2014
SCG Chemicals, Asia Pacific''s leading manufacturer of chemical products, is a pioneer in developing high value-added (HVA) plastic pellets for producing high-standard sterile medical equipment. We are dedicated to continuously strengthening entrepreneurs in HVA products. Our goal in delivering the best quality and results to our clients is a reflection of our principle of conducting business based on mutual success.
Mr. Yuttana Jiamtragan, Managing Director of SCG Polyolefins (a subsidiary of SCG Chemicals), stated that under the vision of becoming Southeast Asia''s leader in sustainable business, SCG Chemicals aims to develop HVA products to distinguish and add a competitive edge to our products, and also to answer the needs of our clients and consumers by providing high-quality products under the SURE concept:
S (Safety): Because consumer safety is our priority, the development of our products, production process and product functions are all done with regards to safety. For example, our high-quality plastic pellets (designed for producing medical equipment) are certified under international standards. SCG Chemicals'' future goal is to become the first among ASEAN members to develop a premium-grade plastic that is compatible with sterilization methods using Gamma radiation, ensuring consumers of the highest level of product safety.
U (Users Come First):SCG Chemicals manufactures premium-grade plastic pellets for producing high-quality products that will be easy to process and convenient for users of the end product.
R (Research and Development):Research and Development (R & D) for HVA products is an intensive process as it requires particular knowledge, skills and understanding at each and every stage of the process. In 2010 alone, SCG Chemicals invested 370 million Baht into R&D to innovative new work processes as well as products.
E (Excellence): Quality excellence is what distinguishes SCG Chemicals'' HVA products from ordinary plastic pellets or other commodities.
HVA products are a continuously growing business, which is evident in SCG Chemicals'' sales volume of HVA products. In 2009, the sales volume of HVA products reached 27% of total sales and SCG Chemicals plans to increase this number to 50% by 2012. SCG Chemicals'' main products include plastic pellets for flexible packaging, auto parts and medical devices.
As Asia is transitioning into an aging society, there will inevitably be greater concerns for health, sanitation and issues relating to illness and diseases. This, along with the expansion and increasing popularity of health/medical tourism and beauty care businesses in Thailand, has contributed to the continuous growth of Thailand''s medical equipment industry.
"Based on information from 2007, worldwide industrial use of plastics in the production of medical devices amounted to 3.2 million tons annually, out of which 473,000 tons (15%) were polypropylene," says Yuttana
SCG Chemicals, as a leader in high-quality plastic pellets of various grades, is internationally accredited and is under the process of developing plastic pellets that can be sterilized with Gamma radiation, which can be use for producing syringes, syringe caps, sampling bottles, test tubes and other forms of clear/transparent medical equipment. With equally high quality as imported plastics but at lower production costs, Thailand will be able to reduce the level of dependency on foreign plastics. Additionally, Thailand''s healthcare industry will be able to save costs on equipment, thus allowing healthcare to become more affordable as well as enabling more people to receive healthcare.
Moreover, since the production cost of SCG Chemicals'' materials is lower than of elsewhere, SCG Chemicals will be able to export to foreign markets, all having high demands for raw materials as production of medical equipment continues to grow.
"Our goal is to be able to produce 35,000 tons of polypropylene, in domestic sales as well as exports, by 2015. With this level of production capacity we will be able to attain 30% of the market share in Thailand," says Yuttana.
SCG Chemicals has exported plastic pellets to over 100 countries worldwide and has representative sales offices abroad in 8 different countries: Myanmar, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, China (Shanghai and Guangzhou), Japan and Dubai.