SCG Unveils Thailand's First Chemical Recycling Technology Turning Post-Consumer Plastics into Renewable Feedstock for Petrochemical Plants

Date: 28 Jan 2021

Bangkok — 28 January 2021: Chemicals Business, SCG, has set its circular economy roadmap in motion toward “Chemicals Business for Sustainability”. It has recently unveiled its chemical recycling technology that can turn post-consumer plastics into renewable feedstock for petrochemical plants. It has set out to start-up Thailand’s first demonstration plant to bring about a sustainable solution for post-consumer plastic management and harness recycled feedstock for its upstream petrochemical plants.

Mr. Tanawong Areeratchakul, President of Chemicals Business, SCG, revealed the progress of the circular economy roadmap, “Chemicals Business has aligned our business practices with sustainable development where innovation and plastic recycling technologies are identified as key drivers. In 2021, our circular economy roadmap comprises four major areas:

  1. Design for Recyclability, i.e., developing innovative plastic resins and solutions to enhance recyclability while maintaining all of their physical properties.
  2. Post-consumer recycled resin (PCR) 
  3. Chemical Recycling, i.e., production of renewable feedstock for the petrochemical industry
  4. Development of bioplastics

The roadmap covers an entire range of supply chain from plastic resin design, which aims to minimize resource usage yet maintaining the effectiveness of the material, to post-consumer plastic recycling with advanced technologies and innovations. 

The roadmap’s latest progress is the development of chemical recycling technology that turns post-consumer plastics into recycled feedstock for virgin plastic resin production. The achievement is in line with the circular economy and sustainability goals. This advanced technology utilizes catalyst to promote energy saving and environmental friendliness for the recycling process, e.g., lower process temperature and will help improve Thailand’s domestic plastic waste management. Chemicals Business has constructed Thailand’s first demonstration plant in its complex in Rayong. The demonstration plant will produce approximately 4,000 tons of recycled feedstock per year. The capacity expansion plan is at hand.

For this development, Chemicals Business has partnered with a technology startup to co-develop the recycling technology and co-establish Circular Plas Co., Ltd. to operate plastic recycling business using chemical recycling process. A subsidiary of Chemicals Business, SCG, holds a 60% stake while the partner holds the remaining 40% stake.

SCG Forces with Thai Chamber of Commerce, Local Chambers and Network Pledging to Drive Businesses with Circular Economy

SCG Forces with Thai Chamber of Commerce, Local Chambers and Network Pledging to Drive Businesses with Circular Economy

Date: 9 Feb 2021

Bangok—9 February 2021 The Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand hosted a seminar titled“Chambers Unite to Drive Circular Economy Toward Sustainability” and pledged its intention to promote the circular economy concept through local chamber networks and the Young Entrepreneur Chamber of Commerce (YEC) across the country. The effort is to build a sustainable business model to minimize resource usage, manage waste more holistically, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The group has announced key strategies, which include: 1) design products conducive to reuse or recycling, 2) archive zero-waste approach, 3) use eco-friendly materials, and 4) implement holistic and effective waste management. The 2021 action plan will focus on implementing the said strategies in commercial and service sectors in 23 coastal provinces to reduce the marine environment’s impact, promote sustainable tourism, and introduce new opportunities to businesses. At the event, Kalin Sarasin, chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand, has pledged the circular economy steering committees’ intention. Sakchai Patiparnpreechavud, advisor to the steering committee, also joined a panel discussion. Namthip Samphowprasert, a member of circular economy steering committees, was the seminar’s moderator. Watch a full video herehttps://youtu.be/vLJQ9i2ICLc
SCG Offers COVID-19 Protective Gear to Somdej Phranangchaosirikit Hospital in Chonburi, Enhancing Safety at State Quarantine Facilities for Medical Professionals

SCG Offers COVID-19 Protective Gear to Somdej Phranangchaosirikit Hospital in Chonburi, Enhancing Safety at State Quarantine Facilities for Medical Professionals

Date: 2 Feb 2021

Chonburi —26 January 2021Chemicals Business, SCG, donated medical equipment to prevent and reduce risks of COVID-19 infection among medical workers at Somdej Phranangchaosirikit Hospital, Naval Medical Department in Chonburi.The hospital offers state quarantine services for travelers returning from overseas. Rear Admiral Choltorn Suwankitti, director of Somdej Phranangchaosirikit Hospital, Naval Medical Department, formally received the handout. The medical supplies comprises face masks, head covers, isolation gowns, protective coveralls, leg covers and 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizers worth 170,000 Baht.
SCG and BST Offer Medical Supplies to Protect Doctors  and Increase Proactive Screening and Safety in Rayong  Amid New Wave of COVID-19

SCG and BST Offer Medical Supplies to Protect Doctors and Increase Proactive Screening and Safety in Rayong Amid New Wave of COVID-19

Date: 20 Jan 2021

Rayong—20 January 2021 Chemicals Business, SCG, led by Preeda Vatchratiensakul, managing director of Thai Polyethylene Co., Ltd., Paisan Lekskulchai, managing director of Map Ta Phut Olefins Co. Ltd., Namthip Samphowprasert, brand management and CSR director, has joined hands with Bangkok Synthetics Co. Ltd., led by Viroj Lertsalak, plant manager and Chatree Chuenchomsakun, sustainable development manager, to donate necessary medical supplies worth 2 million Baht to medical professionals in Rayong. The handout aims to increase operational safety and promote proactive and precautionary measures for COVID-19 screening. Rayong provincial governor Channa Ieamsang and Sunthorn Rheanpumikankit, a doctor at Rayong Health Public Health Office formally received the handover. The handover comprises sodium hypochlorite solution, nitrile gloves, face masks, N95 masks, head covers, isolation gowns, protective coveralls, leg covers, face shields and drinking water.
SCG Keeps Rayong Communities Safe, Joining Hands with Partners to Deliver COVID-19 Protective Gears and  Relief Supply Bags to 6 Municipalities in Rayong

SCG Keeps Rayong Communities Safe, Joining Hands with Partners to Deliver COVID-19 Protective Gears and Relief Supply Bags to 6 Municipalities in Rayong

Date: 18 Jan 2021

Rayong —18 January 2020 Chemicals Business, SCG, has joined hands with SCG Foundation and Bangkok Synthetics Co. Ltd. to donated COVID-19 protective gears and relief supply bags worth 600,000 Baht to communities in Map Ta Phut municipality, Noen Phra municipality, Thapma municipality, Mabkha Pattana municipality, Ban Chang municipality, and Rayong City municipality. The handouts are to help lower the infection risks posed by the new wave of COVID-19. The COVID-19 protective gear series comprises non-contact digital thermometers, sodium hypochlorite solution, nitrile gloves, face masks, 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizers, head covers, isolation gowns, fever thermometers, relief supply bags, and drinking water. The donation aims to keep people in six communities safe from the disease. The aid was presented by Paisan Lekskulchai, managing director of Map Ta Phut Olefins Co. Ltd., Suvit Wisitworanat, managing director of Map Ta Phut Tank Terminal Co. Ltd., Siripan Artnonla, deputy managing director of Thai MMA Co. Ltd., and other management-level executives.