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Chemicals Business, SCG, is one of the largest integrated petrochemical companies in Asia and a key industry leader. We manufacture and supply a full range of petrochemical products ranging from upstream monomers to downstream polymers including polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene and MMA.

SCG PARTNERS UP WITH PWA TO INSTALL THE WORLD'S FIRST-EVER PE112 SUBMARINE PIPELINE TO IMPORT FRESHWATER TO KOH SAMUI

SCG PARTNERS UP WITH PWA TO INSTALL THE WORLD'S FIRST-EVER PE112 SUBMARINE PIPELINE TO IMPORT FRESHWATER TO KOH SAMUI

Date: 14 Mar 2019

Surat Thani – March 14, 2019 Chemicals Business, SCG has partnered up with the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) in Thailand’s first-ever underwater pipeline installation project, featuring a freshwater water pipeline of approximately 20 kilometers from Khanom District in Nakhon Si Thammarat to Samui in Surat Thani. The subsea pipes are made with the world’s first PE112, a resin developed by SCG that affords 10% greater pressure resistance in comparison to PE100 available on the market. The material helps ensure that the pipes meet required safety standards and achieve maximum efficiency. The “Samui Submarine Water Pipeline Construction” Project is set to enhance the efficiency of the island’s infrastructure and alleviate water scarcity, which will in turn boost its tourism industry and the economy of the country. Mr. Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, Governor of the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA), said Samui frequently experiences water shortages during dry spells. To meet the demand for water, PWA has initiated the "Samui Submarine Water Pipeline Construction" Project to provide access to tap water to residents across the island. The project has reached completion, and the water delivery to Samui has started. The success of the project is due in part to the innovative material of the pipes, developed by a private business. For this project, PWA has chosen SCG’s PE112, a high-quality resin that affords the pipes with toughness and durability and enables them to withstand subsea pressure, lending the pipeline the strength it needs. The durability of the pipeline has been proven when it was left unaffected after being hit by the tropical storm Pabuk. The installed pipeline will supply water to 64,000 more people in Phunphin, Muang, Kanchanadit, and Donsak Districts on mainland Surat Thani and on Samui. Mr. Sakchai Patiparnpreechavud, Vice President – Polyolefins and Vinyl Business of Chemicals Business, SCG, stated that the company is extremely proud that its innovative plastic resin has contributed to the success of Thailand’s first subsea water pipeline and a better quality of life on Samui, which is visited by over 2.5 million tourists each year and is often faced with water shortages in a dry season. SCG™ HDPE H112PC, a world-class black polyethylene compound developed and patented by SCG, can withstand 10% more pressure than PE100 commonly available on the market, making it the world’s first PE to achieve this pressure resistance capability. This quality helps enhance the capacity and safety of the project and overcome installation and maintenance limitations. The project has given people across Samui access to tap water. SCG is committed to developing plastic innovations for a better quality of life and the economic, social, and environmental development. Sakchai added that SCG is ready to partner up with organizations and agencies to seek and develop solutions in other projects in the future. Samui Submarine Water Pipeline Construction Project To solve the water scarcity on Samui, Surat Thani in dry seasons sustainably, PWA has constructed a water treatment plant and installed a pipeline running from Donsak District on mainland Surat Thani to Khanom District in Nakhon Si Thammarat, from which a submarine pipeline worth over THB 3 billion is laid across the sea to Samui. The pipeline construction has been complete, and the system will meet the water demand of 64,000 more people, divided into 45,000 water users in Phunphin, Muang, Kanchanadit, and Donsak Districts on mainland Surat Thani and 18,900 on Samui. Commissioned by PWA, the preliminary environmental impact assessment conducted by Ramkhamhaeng University showed that the project would create minimal environmental impact to the location and would not damage the environment. The project has expanded the service area of PWA to three more districts in Surat Thani and another district in Nakhon Si Thammarat. The pipeline will help accommodate the growing population and the rising number of tourists sustainably.
CHEMICALS BUSINESS, SCG, SIGNGS MOU WITH CP ALL AND DOWN TO BUILD RECYCLED PLASTICS ROAD UNDER “7 GO GREEN RECYCLED PLASTICS ROAD” PROJECT

CHEMICALS BUSINESS, SCG, SIGNGS MOU WITH CP ALL AND DOWN TO BUILD RECYCLED PLASTICS ROAD UNDER “7 GO GREEN RECYCLED PLASTICS ROAD” PROJECT

Date: 13 Mar 2019

Bangkok – 13 March 2019Chemicals Business, SCG, led by Mr. Sakchai Patiparnpreechavud, Vice President – Polyolefin and Vinyl Business, and CP ALL, the founder of 7-Eleven stores in Thailand and Dow Thailand Group, have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build recycled plastic road under the initiative of “7 Go Green Recycled Plastic Road”. Mr. Sakol Tejasataporn, Senior Vice President of CP ALL PLC, Mr. Vichien Chuengviroj, Senior Vice President of CP ALL PLC and Mr. Chatchai Luanpolcharoenchai, President of Dow Thailand Group participated in the signing ceremony. 7 Go green Recycled Plastic Road is collaboratively developed to promote plastic waste management practices and maximize the beneficial use to offer tangible solutions to plastic waste issues. The recycled roads will be open to public use in the surrounding areas of 7-Eleven stores as part to bring values to the community. 7-Eleven store is the first convenience store in Thailand to use recycled plastic roads in the initial phase, covering two branches: 7-Eleven store in Sai Mai Soi 3 and 7-Eleven store Ratpattana Soi 24. The project will continually be developed and further expanded to other branches in the future.
SCG HOSTS “SCG CHEMICALS DIGEST 2019” TO ENCOURAGE PLASTIC BUSINESS OWNERS TO ADOPT A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

SCG HOSTS “SCG CHEMICALS DIGEST 2019” TO ENCOURAGE PLASTIC BUSINESS OWNERS TO ADOPT A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Date: 28 Feb 2019

Bangkok – February 28, 2019 Chemicals Business, SCG hosted SCG Chemicals Digest 2019 under the theme “Circular Economy: The Better Way,” featuring speakers from government agencies and a world-class business organization. The seminar aimed at inspiring over 400 plastic business owners attending the event to apply a circular economy model to their business and promoting maximum resource efficiency as this novel economic model, which encompasses the entire process, from production and consumption to raw material recovery, will contribute to more balanced business practices, a better quality of life, and a more sustainable future. The seminar was presided over by Deputy Minister of Industry Dr. Somchai Harnhirun, who shared the government’s vision in advancing a circular economy in Thailand, especially in the plastic industry. The event also included a session on innovation development and the application of circular economy to business for environmental impact reduction by the world-class company Procter and Gamble (P&G) as well as a session on product design for efficient resource recovery by the Plastics Institute of Thailand. Dr. Somchai Harnhirun, Deputy Minister of Industry, stated that the Ministry of Industry strives to address environmental problems, especially water and air pollution, and issues related to waste management, which affect the environment and all lives on earth. To this end, it has been working ceaselessly to advance the concept of circular economy in Thailand to promote maximum resource efficiency. Recently, a research and development center for eco-friendly recycling technology has been established as part under the Industry Transformation Center (ITC) to research and develop methods of transforming waste into raw materials and alternative energy to alleviate waste and pollution problems in accordance with a circular economy model. He also added that the application of ideas in this economic model to the design of plastic products is not a matter of corporate social responsibility; it is the use of innovation in product development to ensure that the design of the product allows the material to be recovered and reused in a better way. This will enable companies to achieve sustainable competitiveness. Sakchai Patiparnpreechavud, Vice President - Polyolefins and Vinyl Business of Chemicals Business, SCG, said that SCG believes that to fully make a circular economy a reality, the cooperation of every sector, including government agencies, private businesses, and public organizations, will be vital. In addition to using innovation and design products to last, another key component is waste management, which will contribute to efficient resource recovery. SCG has worked in partnership with various domestic and oversea organizations to promote a more widespread adoption of this new economic model and initiated projects for sustainable waste reduction. These projects include the first recycled plastic road in RIL Industrial Estate in Rayong, constructed in collaboration with Dow Chemical; the Greenovative Lube Packaging Project, an innovative gallon made from used lubricant gallons developed in association with Bangchak Corporation; and the Circular Life Project, which promoted resource efficiency and proper waste sorting among SCG employees at the Bangsue Headquarters and increased waste recycling from 5% to 35% in only three months. SCG has planned to scale up all of these projects and expand them to other locations to achieve maximum impact. Jutapat Boonvongsakorn, Managing Director of Procter and Gamble Manufacturing (Thailand) Company Limited, stated that P&G is committed to developing innovation to meet customers’ needs and working to minimizing environmental impact continuously. To this end, it has incorporated principles of a circular economy in its product design to ensure resource maximization, production waste reduction, and an efficient end-to-end management of expired products. This economic model is applied to the entire product life cycle. In the upstream stages, P&G has increased the concentration of its products, so that a smaller amount is required to achieve the same effect and launched products in smaller sizes to reduce logistic costs. As for the downstream stages, P&G has joined hands with startups in the US to recycle waste from manufacturing by adding it back to the production process, which presents a great challenge. The company believes that a circular economy will definitely enhance the competitiveness of Thai plastic business owners. Dr. Kriengsak Wongpromrat, President of the Plastics Institute of Thailand, added that what entrepreneurs in the plastic industry should keep in mind when adopting a circular economy model is that the product design in the future will not be limited to just the product itself but will need to take into account its end of life and ensure that it does not create more burden to the world. In response to this monumental challenge, the Plastics Institute of Thailand is working to raise awareness of correct waste sorting and has initiated a public-private partnership for sustainable plastic and waste management. The institute believes that a circular economy will create growth opportunities for new businesses. “SCG Chemicals Digest” is an annual seminar for the customers of Chemicals Business, SCG. It is hosted to broaden the horizons of the attendees regarding marketing, economy, and the landscape of the petrochemical industry and enhance their management capability in order to ensure their competitiveness and sustainable development

Improving Global Sanitation through Collaboration

Improving Global Sanitation through Collaboration

Date: 14 Feb 2019

Getting to know the sanitation systems that could convert waste into fertilizers and clean water that could be safely released into the environment or put to use. A collaboration between Chemicals Business, SCG, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thammasorn Co., Ltd., and T-Belco Co., Ltd., to improve sanitation and bring a higher standard of hygiene to all across the globe, especially those in developing countries. Read full articles at www.scgchemicals.com/allaroundplastics For more info please contact: reinventedtoilet@scg.com www.scgchemicals.com/en/products-services/technology-service-solutions/reinvented-toilet-total-solution