SCG Chemicals parades innovations to K 2016, advancing to global market. The company utilizes R&D as key driver for technology development.

Date: 21 Oct 2016

Düsseldorf: October 21, 2016 – SCG Chemicals allocated budget more than 3,300 million baht to drive results from research and development to the global arena as an attempt to add value for products and services while enhance competitiveness for customers. The company advances an array of plastic innovations to exhibit at K 2016, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and rubber.

 

Mr. Cholanat Yanaranop, President, SCG Chemicals explains that “SCG Chemicals is determined to differentiate its product and services by offering solutions that comply with costumers’ core needs. We believe that this can enrich the competitive capabilities of our customers. SCG Chemicals utilizes R&D as a key driver to innovate High Value Added (HVA) products and services. We strive to cultivate the technologies and clearly define R&D strategic management schemes. Those key R&D strategies are to profoundly partnership and co-creation with partners, to convert consumers’ needs to commercialized innovations, Eco-Innovation initiative, to commit to People and Technology development, and to build world-class R&D networks and collaborations with global institutes.”

 

“In 2014, we invested in Norway’s Norner AS, world leader in plastic research and development. Despite the acquisition, Norner is still independent to maintain their professional R&D at world-class standard which has truly been an utmost support for SCG Chemicals.” Mr. Cholanat added.

 

At present, SCG Chemicals has approximately 500 researchers, among which 20% are Ph.D. intellects. Moreover, an international standard Advanced Science and Technology Center or ASTEC has been established at world-class standard. The company also continues to allocate R&D budget annually. In 2016, SCG Chemicals has set aside a budget of 3,300 million Baht for R&D, which amounts to 54% of SCG’s overall R&D budget. In the first half of the year, SCG Chemicals spent budget on R&D approximately 1,500 million Baht or 1.6% of the total revenue from sales. The HVA products accounts for 31% on total sales. Also, this year, SCG Chemicals will have total of more than 140 patent applications, both in Thailand and abroad.

 

“We have recently selected innovative HVA products and services that response to the global demand to be exhibited at Germany’s K 2016, the world’s biggest exhibition for innovative plastic and rubber. We are confident that the innovations that we exhibit at K 2016 are options and fresh opportunities for customers. Also, they are prospects for SCG Chemicals to seek international alliances who can support in developing the industry together in the global market.” Mr. Cholanat elaborated.

 

The concept of the SCG Chemical’s exhibition at K 2016 is Building Success Together. This narrates the dedication for customers in 3 aspects which are Partnership, that is attentively working alongside customers to develop profound insights that will gain their competitive edge. Solution, is embracing the needs and providing the complete range of products and services. And Innovation, is the determination in limitless research and development seeking to generate technologies and innovative HVA products and services that will equip customers and end-users with superior competencies.

 

Spotlighted innovative HVA products from SCG Chemicals at K 2016 are Functional Materials which are special innovative substances that can be used in various HVA products. New Generation PE which is new advance technology to develop higher strength resin. This can offer increased ultimate strength up to 40% with excellent processability in various applications such as super thin films that requires lesser material while maintaining its durability.

 

SCG Chemicals has also recently developed innovative PE 112 Resins whose quality has been further adapted for pipes in the mining industry and waterworks system. They can withstand 12% more pressure than pipes manufactured from PE 100, therefore, allowing them to be thinner and logistics volume to be increased. Previously, PE 100 resins have been warmly welcomed by customers in the waterworks, mining and natural gas industry.

 

Other innovations include Thermoform Polypropylene resins for Freeze-to-Heat food containers which can endure temperatures ranging from -40C to 130C without leaving hazardous substances. Additionally, there are Polypropylene resins for medical equipment which can be sterilized with gamma radiation and are approved by the international standards. 

 

8 SCG Chemicals subsidiaries receives carbon footprint certificates, emphasizing its images as a pioneer prototype of Thailand's first eco factory

8 SCG Chemicals subsidiaries receives carbon footprint certificates, emphasizing its images as a pioneer prototype of Thailand's first eco factory

Date: 21 Sep 2016

8 subsidiaries of SCG Chemicals recently received certificates of carbon footprint in a category of organization, product and that of global warming labels from General Surasak Karnjanarat, Minister of National Resources and Environment at a public function titled “2016 Roi Duangjai Ruamjai Lod Lok Ron”. Mr. Somchai Wangwattanapanitch, Vice President-Operations of SCG Chemicals also congratulated to the 8 companies which are Thai Polyethylene Co., Ltd.,Thai Plastic and Chemicals Public Co., Ltd., The Nawa Plastics Industries Co., Ltd., Siam Stabilizers and Chemicals Co., Ltd., Siam Mitsui PTA Co., Ltd., Thai MMA Co., Ltd., Grand Siam Composites Co., Ltd., and Thai MFC Co., Ltd. The event was organized by Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Pubilc Organization) to honor those who contribute to a reduction of greenhouse gas emission in Thailand. The awarded certificate is a testimony to SCG Chemicals’ achievement in utilizing innovation to maintain and preserve the environment as well as building sustainable communities. It also emphasizes the company’s image as a pioneer prototype of Thailand’s first eco factory.
SCG Chemicals teams up with N Health to launch an innovative Sharps Disposal Bin

SCG Chemicals teams up with N Health to launch an innovative Sharps Disposal Bin

Date: 20 Sep 2016

SCG Chemicals, led by Dr. Suracha Udomsak, R&D Director Business Group Head-Technology (left), and N Health, represented by Mr. Narongrid Galaputh, CEO of the Non-Hospital Group, BDMS and Managing Director of N Health (right), recently jointly launched the innovative Sharps Disposal Bin at BDMS Annual Academic Meeting. This disposal container is the first collaborative medical innovation between SCG Chemicals and N Health. This innovative Sharps Disposal Bin draws on SCG Chemicals’ expertise on design, material selection, and manufacturing, resulting in a container that meets users’ need for convenience and safe use, enabling users to dispose needles and syringes by a single hand without removing the needles out. This innovation also affords greater commercial cost efficiency, since it can reduce supply and waste disposal costs. In addition, this innovative Sharps Disposal Bins is also environmentally-friendly since it is made of a special type of plastic that translates to lower plastic consumption, which also helps reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emission, yet provides the same level of strength.
7 SCG Chemicals subsidiaries recognized with national safety award of merit accolades in 2016

7 SCG Chemicals subsidiaries recognized with national safety award of merit accolades in 2016

Date: 11 Jul 2016

7 subsidiary business units within SCG Chemicals received Outstanding Awards for Safety, Occupation Health and Environment for 5 consecutive years or more at the 30th National Safety Week 2016. The aforementioned Safety awards were presented to companies which demonstrated outstanding success in conducting business operations which promoted exemplary examples of safety, occupation health and environmental work culture; SCG Chemicals places top priority and strict diligence in creating a work culture of safety, based on international safety standards designed to prevent against potential side effects upon the environment and community. Companies which won the prestigious Outstanding Safety awards for 10 consecutive years or more was Rayong Olefins Co., Ltd; while Safety award (Gold level) for 10 consecutive years or more consisted of Thai Plastic and Chemicals Plc, Mitsui PTA Co., Ltd, Thai MMA Co., Ltd and Thai Polyethylene Co., Ltd. Also recognized for winning Safety awards from 5-9 years in a row were Thai MFC and Grand Siam Composite Co., Ltd.
Prime Minister praises storage tank inspection robot from SCG Chemicals as an innovation that helps uplift Thai industry

Prime Minister praises storage tank inspection robot from SCG Chemicals as an innovation that helps uplift Thai industry

Date: 1 Jul 2016

Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his entourage were briefed on and demonstrated the operation of a storage tank inspection robot by Mr. Charoeunchai Prateungsuksri, Managing Director of Rayong Engineering & Plant Service Co.,Ltd under SCG Chemicals at Government House recently. The robot is designed to enhance safety and efficiency in the petrochemicals industry. SCG Chemicals' innovative storage tank inspection robot is one of SCG Chemicals' innovations developed and designed to provide services to the industrial sector in line with Industry 4.0 guidelines and the S-Curve plan promoted by the government sector.
SCG Chemicals clinches 2 awards for using environmental- friendly materials

SCG Chemicals clinches 2 awards for using environmental- friendly materials

Date: 21 Jun 2016

The "Origami Palm Melamine Tableware" set won the Excellence Award from the Russian House for International Scientific and Technological Cooperation; and the ITEX Bronze Medal by the Malaysian Invention and Design Society at the ITEX 2016 (International Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2016) held in Malaysia. The Origami Palm Melamine Tableware set stands out above its competition via the use of carefully thought-out Eco Materials derived from waste material left over by Palm oil production – which is used as an alternative raw material in place of the conventional paper pulp, normally required in Melamine production. The aforementioned "green" technology unique to SCG Chemicals contributes to a reduction in plastic, while maintaining functionality and safety. The Origami Palm Melamine Tableware set is the latest design innovation in the tableware industry which is a testament to its commitment to preserving the environment. A synergistic collaboration was realized between the Design Catalyst by SCG Chemicals and the Eco-design team of Assistant Professor Dr. Singh Intrachooto and Assistant Professor Dr. Rattanawan Mungkung of the Kasetsart University. The design was inspired by the Japanese traditional art of paper folding, also known as Origami. The end result is a unique design perspective that is translated from the actual folding and sculpting techniques which take form as the paper form takes shape; the design concept is a communication of the fluid motion which maintains simplicity in its entirety.