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SCG Chemicals 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.

Energy Minister Visits SCG Chemicals Operation Excellence Training Center

Energy Minister Visits SCG Chemicals Operation Excellence Training Center

Date: 22 May 2018

Dr. Siri Jirapongphan, Energy Minister, along with energy experts visited SCG Chemicals Operation Excellence Training Center (OETC) in Rayong province. Mr. Charoenchai Prathuangsuksri, Managing Director of RIL 1996 Co., Ltd. and Rayong Engineering & Plant Services Co., Ltd. together with the management team welcomed the group and offered a tour of OETC and center facilities. SCG Chemicals established Operation Excellence Training Center (OETC) in 2011 and has operated under the concept of “Knowledge Exchange and Hands-on Experience” aiming to provide training courses to staff of SCG Chemicals as well as those outside the organization.
SCG Chemicals Teams up with TRF and Chulalongkorn University to Develop Catalyst-Based Technology for Biodiesel and Bioethanol Industries

SCG Chemicals Teams up with TRF and Chulalongkorn University to Develop Catalyst-Based Technology for Biodiesel and Bioethanol Industries

Date: 21 May 2018

SCG Chemicals Teams up with TRF and Chulalongkorn University to Develop Catalyst-Based Technology for Biodiesel and Bioethanol Industries to Strengthen Thailand’s Competitiveness towards Sustainable Growth SCG Chemicals led by Dr. Suracha Udomsak, R&D Director and Emerging Businesses Director (far left) entered into memorandum of understanding on R&D collaboration of “CAT-REAC Industrial Project” with the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) led by Prof. Dr. Suthipun Jitpimolmard (4th from left), Thailand Research Fund Director and Chulalongkorn University by Prof. Bundhit Eua-arporn (5th from left), President of Chulalongkorn University. The MoU was also signed by founding partners from 5 private organizations. The collaboration of government, educational institutions, and private sector will foster knowledge creation to seek an appropriate direction to develop catalyst-based technology and chemical reaction engineering for biodiesel, bioethanol and catalyst industries such as petrochemical sector. The development of new catalyst befitting Thailand will benefit the production of high value-added products which will not only reduce import dependence but also contribute to a decrease of over 100 million Baht in industrial spending. The internal technology development will create sustainable competitive advantages of Thailand in an international arena.
SCG Chemicals Showcases R&D Capability, Taking Innovations to Global Market

SCG Chemicals Showcases R&D Capability, Taking Innovations to Global Market

Date: 8 May 2018

RAYONG (8 March 2018) - SCG Chemicals invested over 3.6 billion Baht in R&D to pursue a competitive edge in the global market. The move aims to add more values to products and services as well as delivering the latest and cutting-edge plastic innovations and non-petrochemicals solutions to the world to provide customers with more competitive and sustainable advantages. Mr. Cholanat Yanaranop, President of SCG Chemicals, said "SCG Chemicals group seek to increase the breadth of differentiated products and services through integrated solutions. With a deep understanding of customer insights, it allows us to develop innovative solutions to meet customer demands. SCG Chemicals put a stronger focus on research and development (R&D) to drive innovation and High Value-Added products and services. SCG Chemicals has developed its own technologies and fostered strong partnerships to bring about innovations. In addition, it also created eco-innovation through a collaborative network with world-class research institutions. Mr. Cholanat Yanaranop added, "In 2018, SCG Chemicals set to invest an estimated 3.6 billion Baht in pushing our R&D to international markets both ASEAN and global arena. We develop a diverse range of innovations from plastics to non-petrochemicals. We introduced Thailand’s first Floating Solar Farm with an integrated solution as we see Thailand's potential as it has water surface area of about 14,600 sq.km or 9 million rais of land which accounted for 3% of the total land area. We can maximize utilization of waterbodies to bring advantages to customers. The Floating Solar Cells could expand power generation better than rooftop solar plants and ground-mounted solar systems as it leverages the cooling effect of water's surface." As a large chemicals producer in ASEAN, SCG Chemicals used its in-house special grade polyethylene to design and develop the offshore solar farm. The module installation is designed to be quick, simple and convenient with as high as 10% more space efficient compared to other floating solar farms. Furthermore, the floating solar farm has a similar lifespan of solar panels which could last up to 25 years. "We've developed the floating solar modules that fit diverse environments. This will help build on our integrated solutions as we are the first in Thailand who offered an array of services from designing, manufacturing, installation to maintenance. It's not only an efficient way to maximize water surface utilization and reduce evaporation but also increase the country's renewable power generation capacity," said Mr. Cholanat. For the maintenance, SCG Chemicals utilize its "flying inspection drone" to provide thermal imaging inspection of solar cells along with "Underwater Visualizer Robot" which can perform effective inspection of submerged structures. Apart from innovations in renewable energy, SCG Chemicals also provides other comprehensive services. Among them is an innovative high emissivity coating for energy saving in industrial furnaces called "emisspro ®" which has received recognition from major petrochemical plants and leading refineries in Asia. It recently unveiled "emisspro HT" for industrial furnaces with the ability to withstand temperature higher than 1,200-degree Celsius. The solution is a well fit for steelmaking furnaces as it could save energy up to 2-6% SCG Chemicals currently employed about 630 researchers which 17% of them are Ph.D. holders. SCG Chemicals also established Advanced Science and Technology Center (ASTEC) which is equivalent to international standards. In 2017, SCG Chemicals has filled 83% more patents domestically and internationally from previous year.

Innovative PE resin by SMX Technology™

Innovative PE resin by SMX Technology™

Date: 24 Apr 2018

The higher strength Polyethylene resins by breakthrough SMX TechnologyTM developed by SCG Chemicals. Formulators and designers can achieve the end-applications’ new boundaries by reducing material consumption while maintaining mechanical properties.