SCG Chemicals

SCG Chemicals manufactures and offers a full range of petrochemical products ranging from upstream production of olefins and intermediate production of styrene monomer, purified terephthalic acid and methyl methacrylate to downstream production of four main plastic resins, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, and polystyrene, including fabricated products such as film, pipe & fittings, and acrylic sheet. To better serve customers’ requirements, SCG Chemicals assigns prime importance to the development of new technology and innovation for the creation of high value-added products and services (HVA).

PRESS RELEASE

SCG Chemicals hosts “SCG Chemicals Digest”: Cultural insights and Opportunities to Penetrate the CLMV Market

SCG Chemicals hosts “SCG Chemicals Digest”: Cultural insights and Opportunities to Penetrate the CLMV Market

Date: 8 Nov 2016

Mr. Sakchai Patiparnpreechavud, Managing Director of SCG Plastics and SCG Performance Chemicals Co., Ltd., presided over the opening ceremony at the 2nd SCG Chemicals Digest 2016 under the title “Cultural Insights & Opportunities to Penetrate CLMV Market” to show its business partners the opportunities and perspectives regarding getting into the Cambodia/Laos/Myanmar/Vietnam or ‘CLMV’ market and to provide information about the cultural differences and way of life of the people in each country. The information can then be used to plan the production and marketing to respond to the needs and demands of the CLMV market accordingly. Also present at the event were Associate Professor Sunait Chutintaranond, Dean of Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University, and Associate Professor Montira Rato, lecturer in the Eastern Languages Department, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, who shared their knowledge, with Dr. Wit Sittivaekin, CEO of D.C. Consultants and Marketing Communications Co. Ltd., serving as moderator. The event also featured talks on economic, marketing and petrochemical outlook which aimed to boost business partners’ managerial potential so that they can compete and grow sustainably. Distinguished speakers included Mr. Prinn Panichapakdi, Managing Director of CLSA (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Mr. Montree Sornpaisarn, CEO of Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Plc., Dr. Supawut Saichua, Managing Director for Research of Phatra Securities Plc, and Assistant Professor Dr. Thanawat Polwichai, Director of the Center for Economic and Business Forecasting, The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.
SCG Chemicals parades innovations to K 2016, advancing to global market. The company utilizes R&D as key driver for technology development.

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 -40๐C to 130๐C 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.
SCG Chemicals teams up with EXAT to develop innovation  for transportation infrastructure maintenance

SCG Chemicals teams up with EXAT to develop innovation for transportation infrastructure maintenance

Date: 11 Oct 2016

Mr.Cholanat Yanaranop, President of SCG Chemicals and Mr. Narong Gieddech, Governor of Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) recently signed MOU for Research and Development (R&D). With this agreement, SCG Chemicals and EXAT will jointly develop innovations that meet needs of EXAT on transportation infrastructure maintenance. SCG Chemicals will provide solution service for EXAT, which starts from customer analysis to innovation development. SCG Chemicals team will work closely with EXAT in all process to ensure that the result would meet real need of customer. With this MOU, SCG Chemicals and EXAT will jointly develop 3 innovation projects, Robotic Inspection Service for infrastructure inspections, which will replace human work in risk-prone areas, PVC Highway Sound Barrier with lightweight plastic, and Tollbooths that properly designed primarily for physiology purpose.

FEATURE STORY

EL-Lene™ H112PC: AN INNOVATION BEYOND PE100

EL-Lene™ H112PC: AN INNOVATION BEYOND PE100

Date: 8 Nov 2016

Nowadays polyethylene has played an importance role in several pipeline industries such as water, gas, and mining pipe. SCG Chemicals is determined to create efficient plastic innovations to add value and create better living through relentlessly product development. An outstanding outcome is EL-Lene™ H112PC, a high performance material for high density polyethylene pipe. As proven by accredited laboratory (EXOVA), pipes made from EL-Lene™ H112PC compound possesses impressive 10% higher withstanding pressure. With the benefit of superior strength, thickness of pipe using EL-Lene™ H112PC can be reduced by 10%. As a result, flow volume in operation increases. Besides, thinner wall also leads to easier to control pipe extrusion and faster welding installation. In addition, slurry test showed that EL-Lene™ H112PC compound has 40% higher abrasion resistance than that of conventional PE100 pipe, and, as a consequence, has longer lifetime use. EL-Lene™ H112PC compound is thus trusted for pipe in mining and water supply projects and is an ideal material for sustainable infrastructure. For product brochure and data sheethttps://www.scgchemicals.com/en/products-services/product-type/pe/hdpe/grade/h112pc