SCG Chemicals’ Advanced Recycling, First In Thailand For ISCC PLUS standard, Underpinning The Sustainable Chemicals Roadmap Towards PCR Plastics As A Solution For Global Demand

Date: 22 Sep 2021

Bangkok – 21 September, 2021 SCG Chemicals announces advancement in accordance with the circular economy roadmap towards a “Chemicals Business for Sustainability”. Recently, the process using the Advanced Recycling technology, which turns post-consumer plastics into recycled feedstock for petrochemical plants, received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification or ISCC PLUS. This certificate is issued to organizations with sustainable management and development across the supply chain with SCG Chemicals as the first in Thailand to be certified in the advanced recycling category. Moreover, the business adopts circular economy operations throughout the supply chain whilst developing post-consumer recycled resin to address the trend of rising global demand.

Mr. Tanawong Areeratchakul, President of SCG Chemicals
explains the progress of the advanced recycling process according to the circular economy roadmap that “at present, we are on track with the advanced recycling development which is the process of turning post-consumer plastics into recycled feedstock for petrochemical businesses. Recently, the process gained the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Plus or ISCC PLUS. This is an international certification system regarding carbon and sustainable development. The Advanced Recycling process by SCG Chemicals is the first in Thailand to have received this global recognition of sustainability standards.”

SCG Chemicals enhanced the Advanced Recycling technology using a catalyst, so the recycling process is in low temperatures. This reduces energy consumption, promotes environmental-friendliness, and allows transparent system control throughout the production process. The chain includes securing post-consumer plastics, receiving and storing the materials, applying Advanced Recycling technology as well as controlling, and storing prior to the transport of the product. Aside from implementing the circular economy initiative by gaining recycled feedstock for virgin plastic resins production, the process also helps reduce the problem of accumulated plastic waste in the country.

“SCG Chemicals is dedicated to developing post-consumer recycled resin whilst applying the mass balance approach in every step, from upstream to downstream across the supply chain. This is an attempt to address the trend of rising global demand, especially for leading brand owners who seek eco-friendly plastic materials. This will, in turn, uplift their competitiveness and cater to consumers of sustainable products.” Mr. Tanawong concludes.

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About SCG Chemicals’ Advanced Recycling Innovation

SCG Chemicals and partnered tech startup founded Circular Plas Co., Ltd. to operate the plastic recycling business via the chemical recycling process according to the circular economy notion. The plastic recycling business later progressed with the Advanced Recycling technology and its, first in Thailand, demonstration plant within the Rayong plant premises. The plant became an experiment ground for recycled feedstock production with plans to increase production capacity.

About ISCC
ISCC or International Sustainability and Carbon Certification is a renowned global scheme certification system for sustainability. ISCC, an independent entity, is governed by the ISCC Association which operates a high-standard certification system with strict monitoring on the sustainable standards compliance as well as a traceable supply chain, all of which, operating under the core objective to champion sustainable development

TPE Awarded Best Employers Thailand 2021

TPE Awarded Best Employers Thailand 2021

Date: 19 Nov 2021

Bangkok – 19November, 2021Thai Polyethylene Co., Ltd., (TPE) was recognized as Best Employer Thailand at the Kincentric Best Employers Thailand Virtual Awards and Learning Conference 2021 at CenterPoint Entertainment Bangna. The award ceremony took the form of a virtual conference. Preeda Vatchratiensakul, Managing Director of Thai Polyethylene Co., Ltd., and Puttinun Moungprasert, Manager- HR Business Partner, were the company's representatives who received the award from Adisak Chandprapalert, Managing Director of Kincentric (Thailand). Thai Polyethylene Co., Ltd., received the award for its strong corporate culture, deep-rooted efforts in human resources, people management toward digital transformation, and true employee care, emphasizing employee
SCG Chemicals Partners with 7-Eleven to Introduce Reusable Durable Bag Made from Post-consumer Plastic, Emphasizing Closed-Loop Recycling Model to Save the Environment

SCG Chemicals Partners with 7-Eleven to Introduce Reusable Durable Bag Made from Post-consumer Plastic, Emphasizing Closed-Loop Recycling Model to Save the Environment

Date: 16 Nov 2021

Bangkok – 16November, 2021SCG Chemicals has partnered with CP All Public Company Limited, executives from 7-eleven, and 7-delivery to recycle post-consumer plastics in the CP All's goods distribution process into "Tor Tung Ton Tan (durable and reusable bag)," a sturdy, durable, and reusable plastic bag that serves as the paradigm for Thailand's concrete adoption of a closed-loop recycling model based on the circular economy, following the corporate goal of conducting business in conjunction with sustainable environmental stewardship and ESG Strategy (Environmental, Social and Governance). The post-consumer plastic is converted into high-quality PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled Resin) and made reusable again in collaboration with SUEZ Circular Polymer, the leading European recycler of PCR, and Naraipak, Thailand's major plastic bag producer. Sakchai Patiparnpreechavud, Vice President of SCG Chemicals, said, "This is a key milestone for SCG Chemicals. We join forces with partners to maximize resource efficiency based on the circular economy via a closed-loop recycling model, which involves recycling one product entirely into a new one. The process begins with recycling post-consumer plastic in the CP All logistic process into high-quality PCR under the name SCG GREEN POLYMERTM using a proprietary formulation developed by SCG Chemicals. The product is a bag manufactured from recycled plastic resin that is both robust and reusable. One of the partners, SCGP reXycle, is in charge of collecting and transporting used plastics. SCG Chemicals is responsible for engaging all partners in the value chain and developing the closed-loop recycling system. This strategy is intended to be expanded to other organizations in the future to reduce the country's waste and greenhouse gas emissions sustainably. Phaphatsorn Thanasorn, Vice President Purchasing​of CP All Public Company Limited, said, "CP All has driven environmental policies in collaboration with SCG Chemicals to constantly address plastic waste concretely. This collaboration aims to develop and promote solutions to plastic waste with the circular economy, such as transforming post-consumer plastic into the recycling process in a strong, durable, efficient, and reusable bag like Tor Tung Tone Tarn. This approach helps cut the amount of plastic waste, greenhouse gas emissions, and water consumption. The project has been running since September, and it is part of CP All's mission to "create and share opportunities" while also caring for the environment, reducing global warming, and improving Thai people's quality of life." David Bourge, General Manager of Suez Circular Polymer, said, "This partnership is a tremendous sign of solidarity by many sectors across the value chain, from manufacturers to end-users. This is a significant step forward for Thailand's plastic industry's transition to sustainability, aligning with SUEZ's circularity goals we bring resource efficiency across the plastic value chain to the national level. In this collaboration, SUEZ has contributed its expertise in transforming post-consumer plastic into high-quality PCR certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS). Furthermore, the plant has been designed to harvest solar energy for use and has achieved one of the highest water-reuse rates in the country. As a result, the accredited PCR from SUEZ is environmentally friendly as the plant helps to avoid 35,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually, supporting Thailand's vision of a more sustainable future." Chukiat Dulayakometh, Managing Director of Naraipak Company Limited, said, “The use of high-quality PCR in producing plastic bags rather than virgin resins can fulfill the criteria of government environmental policies and the BCG model. It is a collaborative effort to recycle discarded raw materials made a reality by the collaboration of all sectors, both manufacturers and consumers, to build a closed-loop and eco-friendly recycling process based on the circular economy, ensuring the plastic industry's sustainability. Furthermore, plastic bags made from high-quality PCR have attributes similar to grade A plastic resins; thus, customers can be assured that plastic bags made from high-quality PCR are of good quality, clean, durable, and frequently reused."
SCG Chemicals Continuously Drives Complete Waste Management Model ‘Waste-Free Community’

SCG Chemicals Continuously Drives Complete Waste Management Model ‘Waste-Free Community’

Date: 1 Nov 2021

Rayong – 26October, 2021SCG Chemicals launched “Together Save Saleng, Save the World” activity at Health Park Building, Muang district, Rayong province. The effort aims to provide safety for recycling waste separation professionals or Saleng and community-waste separation professionals who are the front-line with high risk of infection during COVID-19. The company delivered “Save Saleng, Save the World protective sets”, necessary health care supplies. Public Health personals from Maptaphut Town Municipality shared knowledge regarding “How to Separate Waste; COVID-free and More Money” to promote community well-being and sustainable local waste solutions. The event also provided Saleng car check up; car maintenance and engine oil change, by Rayong Technical College for safe driving. SCG Chemicals supported the service cost. This activity shows collaboration between local networks to drive environmental protection with safety among recycling waste separation professionals.
SCG Chemicals' RIL Becomes Thailand’s First-Ever Industrial Estate To Be Certified Eco-World Class For Three Consecutive Years,  Highlighting An Industrial Development and Care Model For Communities And Environment

SCG Chemicals' RIL Becomes Thailand’s First-Ever Industrial Estate To Be Certified Eco-World Class For Three Consecutive Years, Highlighting An Industrial Development and Care Model For Communities And Environment

Date: 4 Oct 2021

Bangkok – 4October, 2021RIL 1996 Co., Ltd. under SCG Chemicals has been certified with the top-tier Eco-World Class status by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) for the third consecutive year, making it the first company in Thailand to achieve this honor. This accomplishment is a testament to its commitment to elevating management standards and setting an example as an eco-industrial estate that takes into account the enhancement of quality of life, society, and the environment according to guidelines for sustainable development and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) practices. Mr. Booneuame Noiaim, Managing Director of RIL 1996 Co., Ltd. under SCG Chemicals and Mr. Anuchit Sawat, Director of the Office of Joint-Management Industrial Estate of Map Ta Phut Complex, received the certificate from Mr. Veeris Ammarapala, the Governor of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) at the virtually-held ECO Innovation Forum 2021. Mr. Booneuame Noiaim, Managing Director of RIL 1996 Co., Ltd. under SCG Chemicals, said, “Guided by the concept of sustainable industrial development of SCG Chemicals, we have cooperated with the government sector, the industrial sector, and local communities to establish an eco-industrial estate in Rayong. In addition, we have successfully driven the transformation of all manufacturing facilities in RIL Industrial Estate into eco-factories and used sustainable development and ESG guidelines as our operational framework for management and consistently elevated various management standards, such as Process Safety Management (PSM), Green Industry Level 5, and Eco Factory standards. As a result, RIL has become Thailand’s first-ever industrial estate to be awarded the highest-rank Eco-World Class certificate for three consecutive years since 2019 and a model of eco-industrial estate that places emphasis on enhancing quality of life, communities, and the environment to ensure its harmonious and sustainable co-existence with the surrounding communities. Key initiatives that have earned RIL Industrial Estate the Eco-World Class status this year include: a symbiosis project involving fuel gas exchange and flare gas recycling among plants within the industrial estate, which reduces and converts waste into added commercial value and serves as a model for Thailand; a circular economy project involving the reactivation of activated carbon for reuse, which has reduced over 90 tons of waste over the past two years; and an eco-community project at Noen Phayom Community in Map Ta Phut Municipality, Rayong, which promotes infrastructural development, activities, and community consolidation to elevate the quality of life. Other projects focus on the local economy, such as a community enterprise promotion project that provides manufacturing, market, and sales support; environmental issues, such as a waste separation and value creation project; and community safety, such as The Lifesaver program. At the events, awards were also given to four more plants under SCG Chemicals. Thanks to the introduction of digital technology and innovation to optimize the manufacturing process and energy management, Thai Polyethylene Co., Ltd. won an Eco Factory award; Rayong Olefins Co., Ltd. received a Factory 4.0 award in the Smart Energy category and an Eco Factory award, and Map Ta Phut Olefins Co., Ltd. won a Factory 4.0 award in the Smart Process category. This year, only five factories were given Industry 4.0 awards. The awards demonstrate the determination and the collaborative spirit to drive all sectors towards sustainable industrial development on the basis of economic, social, and environmental balance and foster Thailand’s economic prosperity. The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) provides three levels of certification for eco-industrial estates, namely Eco-Champion (Level 1), Eco-Excellence (Level 2), and Eco-World Class (Highest Level), along with two levels of certification for factories that contribute information for eco-industrial town development, which are Eco-Factory and Factory 4.0. ___________________________________ About RIL Industrial Estate RIL Industrial Estate under SCG Chemicals was established on an area of 1,700 rai in Map Ta Phut Sub-district in Rayong in 2004. By applying eco-industrial estate standards in five major aspects, namely physical, economic, environmental, social, and management, to the management within the industrial estate and of the surrounding communities, RIL has become a model for fostering symbiotic relationships with communities and implementing social, economic, and environmental practices for sustainable co-existence. RIL Industrial Estate was certified "Eco-Champion" with the highest score for three consecutive years (2014-2016) and received Thailand’s first-ever Eco-Excellence certification in 2017 before becoming the first industrial estate in Thailand to achieve the Eco-World Class status, the highest category available, in 2019. Currently, RIL Industrial Estate successfully maintained its management standards and the Eco-World Class status for three consecutive years and is still striving to uphold its system as well as apply new technology and innovation for maximum benefits, with the primary goal of ensuring harmonious and sustainable co-existence.
SCG Chemicals Joins Hands With MOT To Launch A Fleet of New Normal Partitioned Taxi, Aiming To Outfit 3,000 Taxis Within October 2021

SCG Chemicals Joins Hands With MOT To Launch A Fleet of New Normal Partitioned Taxi, Aiming To Outfit 3,000 Taxis Within October 2021

Date: 23 Sep 2021

Bangkok – 23September 2021 Transportation Minister Saksayam Chidchob presided over the launch of “a fleet of new-normal partitioned taxis,” an initiative under an overarching project aimed at enhancing safety and confidence in the service of hire cars with a maximum capacity of seven people. The event was also attended by Chirute Visalachitra, Director-General of the Department of Land Transport, Mr. Tanawong Areeratchakul, President of SCG Chemicals, along with executives of the Ministry of Transportation, the Department of Land Transport, SCG Chemicals, as well as taxi drivers. These taxis will provide services at regular fares. The installation of these in-cabin partitions is one of the relief measures for taxi drivers and will help reassure passengers that it is safe to ride taxis during the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic. Mr. Saksayam Chidchob, Minister of Transportation, said that during the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, every business sector is forced to adjust to public health measures to prevent the spread of the virus. This applies particularly to taxi services, where the close proximity between the driver and the passenger is leaving customers feeling unsure about the safety. As this lack of confidence has affected taxi business owners, operators, and drivers alike, it is necessary to develop innovations to assist those affected and improve the public transportation system for the new-normal era. The government, under the administration of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha, appreciates the gravity of the issue and has assigned the Ministry of Transportation to consider preventive and control measures in order to assist taxi drivers and enable them to operate as usual. In response to this policy, the Department of Land Transport has initiated a project to boost safety and confidence for users of hire cars with a maximum of seven seats. Under this initiative, partitions are installed in taxis to separate the driver and the passenger to prevent the dispersal of aerosols when talking, coughing, or sneezing, thus reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 and providing assurance to public transportation users. In the first phase, the partition will be piloted in 3,000 participating taxis, consisting of those owned by juristic persons such as associations and cooperatives and privately-owned taxis. It is believed that the installation of the partition will not only help reduce the spread of COVID-19 between taxi drivers and passengers but also promote the safety of life and property for both parties, which will in turn boost consumer confidence in using taxi services and reduce the use of personal cars. This initiative will also enable taxi drivers to operate under the new-normal social distancing measure, thus supporting the reopening of Thailand and the overall economy of the country. Mr. Chirute Visalachitra, Director-General of the Department of Land Transport, said this project is being carried out with the cooperation SCG Chemicals, a leading manufacturer and distributor of chemical products in Asia-Pacific, which has leveraged its expertise in materials to design and produce high-quality clear acrylic partitions for vehicles. Easy to install and compatible with both medium and large taxis currently in service, the partition has been designed such that it does not compromise visibility or affect vehicle operations or the activation of any safety system or equipment in the vehicle. The installation of these partitions has been ongoing in since September 16, 2021 and is expected to be completed for all 3,000 taxis by the end of October, 2021. Taxis outfitted with a partition will bear a sticker on the windshield to give assurance to customers and will operate at the same fare rate as regular counterparts. The Department of Land Transport will also survey customer satisfaction with the QR code on the partition in each vehicle to inform further expansion of the project. Mr. Tanawong Areeratchakul, President of SCG Chemicals, said, “SCG Chemicals is aware of the hardship of taxi operators and is concerned about the health of both taxi drivers and users of public transportation. Maintaining a physical distance between the driver and the passenger is the main challenge to which we must find a solution in order to enhance safety and bolster confidence in public transportation services. With our expertise and innovation, we have developed our clear SHINKOLITE acrylic sheet into a high-quality acrylic partition that can be installed inside the passenger cabin and have collaborated with the Department of Land Transport to manufacture these partitions in order to create a physical distance between the taxi driver and the passenger. These partitions will offer another layer of protection against exposure to aerosols on top of the protective gear that the driver and the passenger are already wearing, creating double protection. We believe that this project, which aims to elevate safety and confidence in the services of hire cars with a maximum capacity of seven passengers, will establish a new standard for transportation in the new-normal era as well as help stimulate the overall economy and prepare Thailand for a reopening in the future. The high-quality transparent acrylic partitions installed in the participating taxis are set apart by the glass-like clarity, which mean that they do not compromise visibility or make the cabin feel cramped. Designed to be compatible with a wide range of vehicle models, they are also light, easy to install, safe, weather-resistant, and can be wiped down very easily with a soft towel and water, soapy water, or 70% alcohol as many times as desired.
SHINKOLITE Ushers In A New Normal For Public Ppassenger Vehicles With Transparent Acrylic Partitions Reducing Risky Touch Points For Safe Commutes

SHINKOLITE Ushers In A New Normal For Public Ppassenger Vehicles With Transparent Acrylic Partitions Reducing Risky Touch Points For Safe Commutes

Date: 19 Sep 2021

Bangkok – 19September 2021Following the easing of the lockdown measures earlier in September – a promising sign that the COVID-19 is being brought under control, people are beginning to commute again as many companies and schools are making plans to resume on-site work and instructions. However, it is undeniable that in recent months, public transportation has seen a decline in ridership as people are concerned they might get infected by the germs that are dispersed in the passenger cabin and are still feeling uneasy even with mask mandates for both drivers and riders in place, thus directly affecting all public passenger service providers, whether they operate public transportation or rental vehicles. Siripan Artnonla, Deputy Managing Director of Thai MMA Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and producer of high-quality acrylic sheets under the SHINKOLITE brand and a subsidiary of SCG Chemicals explained the situation, saying, “The government has imposed lockdown measures for the safety of the citizens. As fewer people leave home, public transportation has lost the majority of its passengers. Even those who are stilling commuting are reluctant to do so because new COVID-19 variants are raging. As such, people have been avoiding public transportation.” Physical distancing between the driver and the passenger is thus critical. Siriphan said, “We recognize that public transportation is still indispensable for many people and that we need to find a way to give them assurance, striking the balance between preventing transmission and keeping daily life going. At SHINKOLITE, as a producer and manufacturer of clear acrylic sheets, we try to find a solution and address this challenge, using the innovative products and services that we have. Therefore, we have worked with our partner to develop and produce SHINKOLITE clear acrylic partitions for passenger compartments.” While public transportation operators already have stringent disinfection measures in place for high-touch points, a SHINKOLITE clear acrylic partitions for passenger compartments will help boost confidence for passengers by clearly creating a physical distance between the driver and the passenger as well as reducing risks of contact with aerosol in the passenger cabin, thus offering another layer of protection on top of the protective gear that the driver and the passenger are already wearing mask, creating what’s called ‘double protection.’ The design of the SHINKOLITE clear acrylic partition for passenger compartments takes advantage of the transparency, light weight, safety, and weather durability of the premium-grade acrylic sheet. The partition is also tailored to fit each vehicle model, allowing users to easily install it by themselves. In addition, the clarity of the acrylic sheet does not compromise visibility or make the cabin feel cramped. The partition can also be wiped down very easily with a soft towel and water, soapy water, or alcohol as many times as you want. Given the situation, the public passenger service industry will need to make major adjustments to keep up with the new way of life and establish a new standard of its own for commuters. In other words, every commute must be safe and hygienic, in which a physical distance is maintained in the passenger cabin to assure commuters with a clear acrylic partition – a perfect solution for transportation in the new normal era. _____________________________________ If you are interested in “SHINKOLITE acrylic partitions for taxis and public passenger vehicles,” please contact Nacharat Sarachan at Tel: 081 491 1392 and Keerawan Iem-ongkij at Tel: 086 823 9555 at the SHINKOLITE acrylic product division, Thai MMA Co., Ltd., Facebook Page: ShinkoliteAcrylic, or website: www.shinkolite.co.th