SCG Joins Hands with Marine and Coastal Resources Administration Office 1 and Rayong in Tree Planting Event to Reduce Global Warming, Marking the 68th Birthday Anniversary of HM King

Date: 22 Jul 2020

Rayong – 22 July 2020 Chemicals Business, SCG, led by Mr. Pichet Tangpanyarat, Managing Director of Rayong Olefins Company Limited, teamed up with the Marine and Coastal Resources Administration Office 1, and Rayong, hosting a tree planting event to celebrate the 68th birthday anniversary of His Majesty the King and counter global warming. The tree planting activity was held at Prasae-Phang Rat National Forest Reserve in Ban Tha Kong, Phang Rat Sub-district, Klaeng District, Rayong, to raise awareness of green space conservation. The event was attended by government officials, SCG executives, and employees, students, volunteers; the group collectively planted 10,550 trees.

Over the past three years, Chemicals Business, SCG, has transformed a 118-rai degraded area in Prasae river mouth into a mangrove forest of Rayong province and put continuous efforts to maintain a healthy condition in collaboration with local officials and communities. The mangrove forest can help absorb 3,830 tons of carbon per year, contributing to a sustainable and healthy environment.

SCG Co-Launches Won Bins under “Magic Hands X Won by PPP Plastics” to Celebrate World Environment Day

SCG Co-Launches Won Bins under “Magic Hands X Won by PPP Plastics” to Celebrate World Environment Day

Date: 5 Jun 2020

Bangkok –5 June 2020Chemicals Business, SCG, led by Mr. Suracha Udomsak, Vice President and CTO – Innovation and Technology, Mr. Chalermpol Hoonpongsimanont, Circular Economy Business Director, and Ms. Namthip Samphowprasert, Brand Management and CSR Director, joined the launch event of “Magic Hands x Won by PPP Plastics,” and released a caravan of trucks carrying Won bins at the event “Change Plastic into Merit” organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment. Mr. Varawut Silpa-archa, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, officiated the event. Mr. Supant Mongkolsuthree, Chairman of The Federation of Thai Industries, and executives from 19 corporate associate members of PPP Plastics were in attendance. The project “Magic Hands x Won by PPP Plastics” is initiated by the Public-Private Partnership for Sustainable Plastic and Waste Management (PPP Plastics) and Won Project which aims to establish drop points for used plastic bags and plastic films of 12 plastic types, including shopping bags, plastic grocery bags, diaper wrap packaging, case overwrap, milk carton overwrap, bubble wrap, plastic shipping envelopes, bread bags, ziplock medicine bags, ice bags, and vegetable or fruit bags. These used plastic items will be recycled into polyethylene resins and remanufactured into plastic bags, shopping bags, and plastic products. The effort is to prevent these plastic items from escaping into the environment or landfill on top of reducing marine pollution from plastics and promoting resource efficiency and recycling in line with the circular economy. At the initial phase, about 300 Won’s drop points for 12 plastic types will be placed in Bangkok and vicinities, Chonburi, and Rayong province by June 2020. The project will be extended to neighboring and other provinces in the future.
Moving Online: How Community Enterprises Are Adapting to Survive and Thrive

Moving Online: How Community Enterprises Are Adapting to Survive and Thrive

Date: 5 Jun 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has triggered a tidal wave of disruption with massive economic impact, setting off a chain reaction that hits businesses reliant on international customers, including tourism business operators, importers and exporters, and even community enterprises. Staying adaptable, always looking for new opportunities, and trying new things – these might be the key that enables retailers and community enterprises to handle the disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic sustainably. In Rayong, it appears that local communities and community enterprises are well aware of this fact and are making adjustments to overcome this crisis. To support local communities in their transition to “online retail,” Chemicals Business, SCG, has opened up a virtual marketplace on Facebook named “Rayong Shop Hi,” where local vendors can try their hand at online e-commerce – a new experience for most of them – and sell local goodies in their own style. Chemicals Business, SCG has also given them suggestions on social media posts and delivery services. Because the community members have been quick to adopt the new technology that gives them additional sales channels as well as strictly maintain physical distancing and hygiene, they have successfully turned the situation around to thrive in the new normal era and get through this crisis sustainably. Moving Online Is a Lifeline, Not an Alternative E-commerce has enabled community members to make posts and sell their products online anytime, offering great flexibility for both customers and vendors. Also, because they do not have to maintain a physical store, they can save on rent. These advantages have drawn sellers across Rayong to “Rayong Shop Hi,” a marketplace where they can sell local products under the close guidance of Chemicals Business, SCG team. Lampoei “Gob” Waewsieng, Chairman of Suchada Beach Folk Fishing Community Enterprise in Noen Phra Sub-district, Muang District, Rayong, and Chairman of the Aquaculture Promoters Group, said that his community enterprise, which had also expanded from fisheries to processed seafood products, such as dried and seasoned beltfish, sillago bones, and deep-fried beltfish, is among the many that have adapted in response to the crisis. “When COVID-19 broke out, at first we could not sell to other provinces and had to find ways to overcome this crisis. The SCG team advised us to sell our products on the Facebook Page ‘Rayong Shop Hi.’ It was interesting, so I decided to join the group. SCG taught us how to write social media posts, set prices, deliver products and helped us find other distribution channels. Because we did everything we could, our sales went up by 30,000-35,000 baht per month from our usual 20,000 baht per month. The feedback has been amazing. Also, to extend the shelf life of our products, we have introduced nitrogen flushing to the packaging process. As a result, our products can last 2-3 months.” Delivery Services: Boosting Convenience for Customers Lawan Yungyune, Chairman of Tulip Housewife Group Community Enterprise in Noen Phayom Community, Rayong, said that thanks to SCG’s support and guidance, the group’s Eight Immortals Chinese Pastries successfully earned the Thai FDA’s approval. However, their business was severely affected by the serious COVID-19 outbreak in March. “When the COVID-19 outbreak first began, we could not sell our pastries at all. Our sales went from over a hundred thousand to zero baht. The good thing was that we had orchards, so we started selling fruits instead. However, we could not send them to markets either as they were all closed down during the first phase of the lockdown. Because customers did not come to us, we had to go to them. So, I decided to join ‘Rayong Shop Hi’ to sell our mangosteens, Mon Thong durians, rambutans, lanzones, and santols. The SCG team also recommended to us SCG Express, an express small-parcel delivery service provider that could deliver fruits over long distances.” Keeping the Guard Up: Enforcing Strict Safety and Hygiene Measures Hygiene and physical distancing are first and foremost in any services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that applies to online selling as well. When hit by the coronavirus outbreak, Thanyaphat “Chompooh” Saengprasert, member of Ban Bon Community in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, originally a mangosteen exporter, was forced to sell her fruits to local people instead. “We all have to adapt. As customers grew more reluctant to leave their houses because of COVID-19,we shifted online and started looking for Facebook pages where we could sell our products. That was when the SCG Team recommended ‘Rayong Shop Hi’ to us. Because we saw posts by local people, we jumped in and started pushing our fruits, too. That opened up an opportunity for us to expand our domestic market to make up for the lost export volume and improved our sales. Also, hygiene is our top priority. Our delivery staff must always wear a mask while on duty and maintain physical distance by asking customers to leave cash in front of their homes and hanging their orders on the front door. This is to assure our customers of the hygiene.” These are only a few examples of how sellers and community enterprises in Rayong are adapting to a new way of selling their products. In this new landscape, the ability to access and learn how to use technology is crucial, and business owners must work to ensure excellent management of their delivery services as well as hygiene and safety. As a result, every day will be a new learning experience until everyone can mutually achieve a new harmony and develop a new sustainable way of life. Those interested in buying Rayong products and support local businesses can visit the Facebook Page “Rayong Shop Hi” and start shopping today.
SCG's SHINKOLITE Offers Transparent Premium-Grade Acrylic Partitions to Reduce Risk of Infection with Exquisite Design

SCG's SHINKOLITE Offers Transparent Premium-Grade Acrylic Partitions to Reduce Risk of Infection with Exquisite Design

Date: 28 May 2020

Rayong - 28 May2020 Thai MMA Co., Ltd. of Chemicals Business, SCG, revealed that the SHINKOLITE's Acrylic Aerosol Partition has received positive feedback from the market during the initial reopening period as private businesses, shops, and government agencies have installed the SHINKOLITE's acrylic aerosol partitions, available in both ready-made and customized configurations, to help reduce the spread of the virus while maintaining the appealing aesthetics. Recently, the Labour Court, Region 2, Rayong province has put the customized acrylic aerosol partitions in place at courtrooms and mediation conference rooms to prevent the infection and aerosol transmission during trial and mediation. The installation is to boost confidence and enhance safety standards by following physical distancing guidelines while keeping the courtroom's aesthetic grace intact. Mr. Somboon Chitphattanakul, Chief Justice of the Labor Court, Region 2, said, "The Labour Court, Region 2, Rayong province previously used other materials to create the partition shields to maintain social distancing, but such setup did diminish the aesthetic of the courtroom. The 'SHINKOLITE' team has offered to design and install the acrylic aerosol partition in the courtroom which has solved the aesthetic dilemma thanks to the transparency of the acrylic sheet and neat setup. The installer team provided onsite measurement and installation services for the partition shields designed to fit the setting and aid fast installation. This is a perfect solution that offers a combination of safety and aesthetic elegance. Furthermore, SHINKOLITE's acrylic partitions are also installed in the mediation conference rooms to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection and maintain social distancing among judges, court staff, and people accessing court services." Mr. Siripan Artnonla, Deputy Managing Director, Thai MMA Co., Ltd. of Chemicals Business, said, "After SHINKOLITE, manufacturer of world-class transparent acrylic sheets, has introduced its largest product, the 'acrylic aerosol partition' to accommodate the reopening phase, the products, both ready-made and customized partitions, have received positive feedback as it provides the design and installation made to fit the size and shape of the settings. The acrylic aerosol partitions' key advantages include simple and quick installation without the need for surface drilling as well as durability and safety. The premium-grade acrylic sheets from SHINKOLITE use the material that offers the same clarity as glass, which provides clear visibility without any negative impact on visual health. The product can be easily disinfected and long-lasting. Furthermore, for the settings that want to preserve the aesthetic as it is during the social distancing period, acrylic sheets are the best material solutions that come at a reasonable price point." Recently, the Labour Court, Region 2, Rayong province has been installed with SHINKOLITE's acrylic aerosol partitions customized to fit the space in courtrooms and mediation conference rooms. Mr. Somboon Chitphattanakul, Chief Justice of the Labor Court, Region 2 officially received the handover from Mr. Siripan Artnonla, Deputy Managing Director, Thai MMA Co., Ltd. of Chemicals Business, SCG, who represented the company. "SHINKOLITE" Acrylic Aerosol Partitionis available in both ready-made and customized configurations. The acrylic sheets offer extra transparency and premium-aesthetic feel with the durability and long-lasting performance. For those interested in SHINKOLITE's acrylic partitions, please contact SHINKOLITE's acrylic product division, Thai MMA Co., Ltd. at the Facebook Page: ShinkoliteAcrylic, at www.shinkolite.co.th, or through SCG Contact Center at 02-586-2222.
SCG Unveils “SHINKOLITE” To Help Businesses Reduce Transmission Risks and Maintain Their Visual Aesthetics Upon Reopening

SCG Unveils “SHINKOLITE” To Help Businesses Reduce Transmission Risks and Maintain Their Visual Aesthetics Upon Reopening

Date: 18 May 2020

Bangkok - 18May 2020 SHINKOLITE, the world-class producer of transparent acrylic sheets, is introducing its latest product: the Acrylic Aerosol Partition, catering to the needs of all businesses and offices that are reopening and looking for equipment to prevent the spread of aerosol and pathogens during conversations or through interpersonal interactions and enforce social distancing in order to bolster confidence and elevate safety standards while not compromising the aesthetic of the location. Made with SHINKOLITE’s premium-grade transparent acrylic sheets, the partition offers great visibility, allows for easy assembly and disassembly, can be installed without drilling, and is easy to disinfect. SHINKOLITE also offers customization and installation services and has given over 30 Acrylic Aerosol Partitions to the Architect Council of Thailand, Ramkhamhaeng University, and Tao Poon Metropolitan Police Station to diminish contact and associated risks at service points. Siripan Artnonla, Deputy Managing Director, Thai MMA Co., Ltd. of Chemicals Business, SCG, said, “The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has recently eased lockdown restrictions and allowed government agencies and certain types of private businesses to reopen as long as stringent preventive measures are put in place and physical distancing is strictly practiced, which will help prevent a second outbreak. SHINKOLITE recognizes that acrylic partitions are vital for the reopening of businesses as they can effectively reduce risks of infection and maintain the aesthetic of the venue. Currently, the Company has already made the Acrylic Aerosol Partition available for sale and has received overwhelming positive feedback from various businesses, including shopping malls, eateries, and banks. We also offer related services, including partition customization and installation.” Air Vice Marshal M.L. Prakitti Kasemsan, President of Architect Council of Thailand, stated, “After the lockdown is lifted, distancing, density, zoning, and circulation will become major considerations in space design that will help reduce and prevent COVID-19 transmission. When we talk about “social distancing,” which is a buzzword at the moment, what is being referred to is actually “physical distancing” because we would still want to preserve social connections between people even though they are physically distanced. For instance, people will continue to meet each other, but with a material between them so as to keep them physically apart and prevent direct contact. In this regard, a transparent material like acrylic is a solution that allows people to see and communicate with each other while preventing contact between two people. The Architect Council of Thailand has successfully assembled SHINKOLITE’s acrylic partitions with ease, and they have met our needs in improving safety for both architects and visitors.” Asst. Prof. Boonchan Thongprayoon, Ph.D., Director of the Institute of International Studies and Acting President of Ramkhamhaeng University, said, “SHINKOLITE’s acrylic partitions have helped maintain and enforce social distancing among students, staff, and visitors at various touch points and thus reduce risks of COVID-19 infection. They also provide reassurance for those who visit service points. SHINKOLITE’s acrylic partitions offer extra transparency, which maximizes visibility and ensures no adverse impact on visual health, and come in classy, aesthetically pleasing designs. In addition, they are easy to assemble and dismantle and can be effortlessly disinfected with soapy water, followed by a wipe down with a soft cloth. These partitions are also strong, durable, long-lasting, and can be used outdoors. If you’re interested in SHINKOLITE’s acrylic partitions, please contact SHINKOLITE’s acrylic product division, Thai MMA Co., Ltd. at Facebook Page: ShinkoliteAcrylic or its website www.shinkolite.co.th, or SCG Contact Center, Tel. 02-586-2222
SCG Joins Hands With BST Offering 400,000 Medical Gloves Worth 1.2 Million Baht to Hospitals in Rayong

SCG Joins Hands With BST Offering 400,000 Medical Gloves Worth 1.2 Million Baht to Hospitals in Rayong

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Rayong - 28April 2020Mr. Mongkol Hengrojanasophon,Vice President of Chemicals Business, SCG, and an executive committee of Bangkok Synthetics Company Limited (BST), along with the management teams of Chemicals Business, SCG, and Bangkok Synthetics Company Limited, together donated 400,000 medical gloves worth 1,200,000 Baht to hospitals and sub-district health promotion hospitals in Rayong province. The donated items are intended to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection among healthcare workers.Mr. Yongyuth Ongartittichai, Deputy Rayong Governor andMrs. Sutatip Wungsisiripech, Deputy Public Health Doctor of Rayong, received the handout. Mr. Mongkol Hengrojanasophonsaid, "Chemicals Business, SCG, joined BST, the Thailand's only synthetic nitrile latex producer, to develop nitrile medical gloves with properties of similar resilience to natural rubber, high performance, durability, and improved puncture resistance, which prevent permeation better than natural rubber gloves. Moreover, it can prevent latex protein allergy caused by natural latex gloves. These gloves will effectively limit infection risks and provide increased safety among healthcare workers while offering medical care.” Mr. Yongyuth Ongartittichai, Deputy Rayong Governor, said, "Although the COVID-19 situation has improved, we have to continue to strictly adhere to public health measures to prevent the second wave of infections. Having medical protective gear for healthcare workers prepared and available is highly essential. Medical gloves are crucial tools to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus. I would like to thank BST and SCG for donating medical gloves to hospitals and sub-district health promotion hospitals in Rayong province in an effort to support public health work and keep Rayong's healthcare workers safe."
SCG Foundation Donates COVID-19 Mobile Isolation Unit to Rayong Hospital

SCG Foundation Donates COVID-19 Mobile Isolation Unit to Rayong Hospital

Date: 28 Apr 2020

Rayong - 28April 2020Chemicals Business, SCG, led byMr. Mongkol Hengrojanasophon,Vice President,Ms. Namthip Samphowprasert, Brand Management and CSR Director, andMr. Poramate Chairat, Sustainable Development Director, together donated “COVID-19 Mobile Isolation Unit”toRayong Hospitalon behalf of SCG Foundation. The innovations aim to reduce infection risks among healthcare workers in Rayong province. The innovations can fulfill different needs with a HEPA air filter to ensure clean air for healthcare workers and patients. The structure consists of a high-quality plastic component that provides excellent performance. The unit is designed for easy deployment and high mobility.Mr. Yongyuth Ongartittichai, Deputy Rayong Governor andMrs. Sutatip Wungsisiripech, Deputy Public Health Doctor of Rayong, andDr. Chaiyasit Thepchatri, director of Rayong Hospital, received the handout. The “COVID-19 Mobile Isolation Unit” innovation series consists of: Negative Pressure Isolation Room:This equipment is designed to fit emergency rooms, ICUs, or even patient rooms, to let doctors and nurses immediately treat patients without the need to move the patient or other life support equipment. Patient Isolation Capsule:This equipment helps prevent the spread of the virus during patient transfer. Dent Guard:This equipment helps prevent the spread of the virus during dental work.