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AMATA-SCG-Dow to Launch the First Recycled Plastic Roads in Industrial Estate Turning Plastic Waste into Asphalt Roads at Amata City Chonburi

AMATA-SCG-Dow to Launch the First Recycled Plastic Roads in Industrial Estate Turning Plastic Waste into Asphalt Roads at Amata City Chonburi

Date: 5 Oct 2018

Bangkok 4 October 2018 - The AMATA Corporation Public Company Limited, Chemicals Business, SCG and Dow Thailand Group recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop the first recycled plastic roads in industrial estate in Thailand. The roads will be developed for AMATA Smart City Chonburi, a pilot project that creates new value for plastic waste and advances a circular economy. The project offers opportunities to increase the durability of asphalt roads while reducing the amount of plastic waste in the industrial estate and the environment. AMATA Smart City Chonburi is the first recycled plastic roads in industrial estate in Thailand. Currently, there is more than 1.5 million tons of mismanaged plastic waste in Thailand. Some of that waste ends up as marine debris negatively impacting the environment. The partnership between the three organizations will serve as a model for how organizations can collaborate to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the environment, advance a circular economy and create value for plastic waste. A total of 1.3 tons of plastic waste in Amata City Chonburi will be converted to roads that stretch 2,600 square meters, equivalent to approximately 100,000 plastic bags. The construction of the plastic asphalt road is expected to be completed by November 2018. Chulalongkorn University recently conducted a trial comparing asphalt roads mixed with plastic waste vs standard asphalt roads. The research found that the asphalt plastic roads are 15-33 percent more durable and lead to six percent higher skid resistance. Mr. Viwat Kromadit, Vice President of Land Development Division of Amata Corporation PCL remarked “The designated partnership between AMATA, SCG and Dow is aimed at creating a sustainable business environment by turning plastics waste into asphalt roads at Amata City Chonburi as Thailand’s first Smart City. Apart from its durability, the plastic roads also mean a valuable solution for plastic waste and a chance to enhance circular economy which result in reduction of environmental impact for Thailand. “The asphalt plastic roads will be constructed over an area of two roads in Amata City Chonburi. Plastic road development is part of the Smart City Project to create smart environment in alignment with the government’s policy in developing smart city in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). We are proud to announce that this project will be the first recycled plastic roads in industrial estate in Thailand which turns practice into reality and we continue to expand it to other area in the future” Mr. Viwat added. Mr. Sakchai Patiparnpreechavud, Vice President - Polyolefin and Vinyl Business of Chemicals Business, SCG said the circular economy is a way towards sustainable development that focuses on optimizing resources, therefore, maximizing its utilization to their fullest potential efficiently. To make the circular economy a reality, the key is collaborations of all sectors involving the government, private sector, and civil society. This collaboration between AMATA - SCG - DOW is the beginning of establishing strong partners who share the same vision. SCG is committed to becoming a driving force of the project and further promoting cooperative networks to other sectors in the future which will be another sustainable solutions of plastic waste reduction. “Dow previously succeeded in developing more than 40 kilometers of asphalt roads containing plastic waste in India and Indonesia resulting in sustainable solutions to plastic waste,” said Mr. Chatchai Luanpolcharoenchai, president of Dow Thailand Group. “In addition to creating sustainable solutions, plastic roads have more stability, durability and impermeability. We are proud to collaborate with Amata and SCG to lead this new innovation for recycle plastics that provides tangible benefits to communities in Thailand.” About AMATA Corporation Public Company Limited Established in 1989, Amata is World’s leading industrial city developer. The company's headquarters are in Bangkok, Thailand and its Chief Executive Officer is Vikrom Kromadit. The parent company, Amata Corporation Public Company Ltd has been listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) since 1997. Amata is the largest listed conglomerate in the industrial estate sector of Stock Exchange of Thailand; it has built a strong regional platform which serves a global client of close to 1,200 customers. Amata has embraced a 'Perfect City' developer concept since 1989. Amata’s two industrial estates in Thailand, Amata City Chonburi (Amata Nakorn, previously) and Amata City Rayong are situated in the nation’s Eastern Seaboard region, an area the World Bank views as one of Asia’s most successful large-scale industrial developments. About Chemicals Business, SCG ChemicalsBusiness, SCG,is one of the largest integrated petrochemical companies in Thailand and a key industry leader in Asia offers a full range of petrochemical products ranging from upstream production of olefins to downstream production of 3 main plastics resins; polyethylene, polypropylene and polyvinyl chloride. To better serve customers’ requirements, SCG assigns prime importance to the development of new technology and innovation for the creation of high value-added products (HVA) and service solutions. About Dow Thailand Group Consisting of Companies of Dow Chemical Thailand and the SCG-Dow Group, Dow Thailand Group, the leading science group of companies in Thailand, is the largest manufacturing base of Dow Chemical in the Asia-Pacific region and a leading importer of chemical products for diverse industries in Thailand, such as packaging, transportation, infrastructure, automotive, medical and consumer care. The group is committed to developing science-driven innovations and strives to form effective collaborations and networks to bring about sustainability for its business as well as society.
SCG Hosts “SD Day 2018”, Inspiring Sustainable Resource Usage and Driving Circular Economy Network in Rayong

SCG Hosts “SD Day 2018”, Inspiring Sustainable Resource Usage and Driving Circular Economy Network in Rayong

Date: 4 Oct 2018

Chemicals Business, SCG, held SD Day 2018 (Sustainable Development Day 2018) under the concept “Achieving Resource Efficiency for Sustainable Community with Circular Economy.” The event conveys a resource efficient approach following the circular “make, use, return” principle or the Circular Economy to encourage 1,200 attendees from Rayong communities and sectors to apply the model to their daily lives and improve waste management strategies in communities. Furthermore, SCG strengthens collaborative networks among the public sector, the private sector and civil society to drive the circular economy in Rayong province. Chemicals Business also unveiled its pilot project “Recycled Plastic Road” developed by technological collaborations between SCG and Dow Thailand Group which turned sorted plastic waste collected in SCG office and communities through Map Ta Phut Municipality into asphalt roads in RIL Industrial Estate. Mr. Surasak Charoensirichote, Rayong Provincial Governor, and Miss Somchint Pilouk, IEAT Deputy Governor, jointly chaired the ceremony. Mr. Cholanat Yanaranop, President of Chemicals Business, SCG, disclosed that the circular economy is a way towards sustainable development that focuses on optimizing resources, therefore, maximizing its utilization to create an efficient loop of "make – use – return." The model will help resolve problems of limited resources and create a sustainable environment, society, and community. To make the circular economy a reality, the key is collaborations of all sectors involving the government, private sector, and civil society. SCG is committed to becoming a driving force and promoting cooperative networks with all sectors, both domestically and internationally, to achieve a complete and sustainable circular economy cycle. Examples include being part of Public Private Partnership for Sustainable Plastic and Waste Management, building a waste management network in Map Ta Phut municipality in Rayong province to build the eco-community based on the circular economy values and fostering technological collaboration with Dow Thailand Group that mixes waste plastic into asphalt to make paved roads. “The critical driving factors to waste recycling are having effective waste management systems and installing proper waste sorting and deposal. Not only it will promote efficient use of resources but it also reduces waste issues in communities as a result of consumption. Everyone can be a good example by following the practices of ‘maximizing usage,’ ‘waste sorting’ and ‘proper disposal.’ Such methods can start in households and communities which could later expand to other areas with an aim to improve living quality and contribute to a sustainable world,” said Mr. Cholanat. In the event “SD Day 2018” Chemicals Business, SCG, showcased circular economy-based environmental innovations to communities and attendees. Innovations include floating solar solutions both ground-mounted and rooftop solar installations, the vermicomposting fertilizers from organic sludges, the reuse of gas waste in the manufacturing process and fish homes made of marine debris and municipal waste to preserve marine ecology. Furthermore, SCG also unfolded its pilot project “Recycled Plastic Road,” one of the circular economy-based innovations produced by collaborative efforts between SCG and Dow Thailand Group. The team transforms plastic wastes such as plastic bags, food containing plastic bags collected in SCG offices and communities through Rayong’s Map Ta Phut Municipality into asphalt mixture to make roads in RIL Industrial Estate. The test showed that the plastic mixture contributes to the better strength and superior erosion resistance of roads. The project extracts the maximum value from plastic waste according to the circular economy. The event also hosted a seminar titled “Sustainable World, Sustainable Community with Circular Economy,” addressed by speakers representing three sectors: private sector, local authority, and community. Speakers were Mr. Sakchai Patiparnpreechavud, Vice President - Polyolefin and Vinyl Business of Chemicals Business, SCG (private sector), Mr. Surapon Suthajinda, Advisor of Rayong Provincial Municipality (local authority) and Mr. Pirom Chalawan, Chairman of Khao Phai community in Rayong province (community). The discussion was moderated by Ms Chiranan Chaumbai, Director of Thai Environmental and Community Development Association (TECDA). SD Day (Sustainable Development Day) is an annual event in Rayong province organized by Chemicals Business, SCG, to promote and raise public awareness on sustainable development concerning the economy, society, environment, and safety. The event has been held continuously since 2005.
SCG Showcases Innovative Plastic Resins & Integrated Solutions at A-PLAS 2018

SCG Showcases Innovative Plastic Resins & Integrated Solutions at A-PLAS 2018

Date: 21 Sep 2018

Chemicals Business, SCG, showcased innovative products and integrated solutions at ASEAN Community Plastic Exhibition or A-PLAS 2018, organized by Thai Plastic Industries Association. The exhibition aims at connecting ASEAN plastic industries and giving opportunities for entrepreneurs to explore new markets. SCG paraded a series of High Value-Added Products and Services (HVA) under the concept “Your Complete Solutions Provider” to satisfy the demand for high-quality plastic resins for multiple industrial applications on top of circular economy-based innovative solutions and services enabling clients to develop products and services that truly meet the needs. Mr. Sakchai Patiparnpreechavud, Vice President - Polyolefin and Vinyl Business of Chemicals Business, SCG, disclosed, “Chemicals Business, SCG, has developed diversified products, services and solutions to meet the real demand of the clients by primarily incorporating the perspectives and needs of clients. In A-PLAS 2018 exhibition, SCG presented the concept ‘Your Complete Solutions Provider’ which we do not only deliver clients a broad list of plastic products but also circular economy-based innovative solutions. Besides, SCG also provided wide-ranging services with professional support ranging from material selection and design, application development, design and engineering solution to business network building in order to help drive client’s businesses towards sustainable growth.” Highlights of innovative plastic products showcased in the exhibition include SCG™ High-Quality PE Resins by SMX TechnologyTM, the more efficient polyethylene resins with reduced material consumption while maintaining strength and durability; SCG™ PE112 Black HDPE Compound, the eco-friendly solution that delivers superior strength with reduced moulding material consumption plus enhanced abrasion and pressure resistance; SCG™ PP Resins for Exceptionally Transparent Beverage Cups with Improved Stiffness, the solution for coffee shop owners who wish to offer premium-quality products with enhanced appearance and functional convenience. Attendees can experience SCG’s plastic innovations first hand by visiting A-PLAS 2018 at booth B1 in Hall 103-104 between 19-22 September at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC).
Chemicals Business, SCG, Won 5 Green Industry Awards from Ministry of Industry Reinforcing Its Positioning of Green Industrial Leadership

Chemicals Business, SCG, Won 5 Green Industry Awards from Ministry of Industry Reinforcing Its Positioning of Green Industrial Leadership

Date: 12 Sep 2018

Chemicals Business, SCG, led by Mr. Mongkol Hengrojanasophon Vice President - Olefins and Operations received Green Industry Award 2018 from Ms. Nisakorn Jungjaroentham, Deputy Permanent-Secretary of the Ministry of Industry. This year Map Ta Phut Olefins Co., Ltd. won the Green Industry Level 5 which is the highest rating of Green Industry for the 4th consecutive year. Furthermore, 4 plants operated by 2 subsidiaries of Chemicals Business also achieved Green Industry Level 4 in 2018. The subsidiaries that won awards are Thai Polyethylene Co., Ltd (3 plants) and Thai Plastic and Chemicals PLC. Chemicals Business, SCG has operated its business with a focus on sustainability. The company has brought eco-innovative approach in developing and improving manufacturing process coupled with an establishment of a sustainable green supply chain to promote sustainable development in economy, society and environment. It is endeavoring to push the Thai industry sector to embrace environmentally friendly approach and create a sustainable coexistence between factories and communities.
SCG Moves Vietnam’s First Fully Integrated Petrochemical Complex Forward

SCG Moves Vietnam’s First Fully Integrated Petrochemical Complex Forward

Date: 6 Aug 2018

SCG Moves Vietnam’s First Fully Integrated Petrochemical Complex Forward, Signs Loan Agreements worth over $3.2 billion with 6 Leading Financial Institutions; Commercial Operations Expected in 2023 SCG pushed forward Vietnam’s first fully integrated Petrochemical Complex project, Long Son Petrochemicals Company Limited (LSP) by recently signing loan agreements worth over $3.2 billion (approximately 110,000 million baht) with 6 leading financial institutions. The project will begin construction in Q3/2018 and is expected to start commercial operations in the first half of 2023 to meet Vietnam’s soaring demand which is as high as 2.3 million tons per year, and such demand is projected to expand continuously thanks to strong Vietnam’s economic growth. Mr. Roongrote Rangsiyopash, President and CEO of SCG, disclosed, “Long Son Petrochemicals project or LSP is a World-Scale Petrochemical Complex with the investment of approximately $5.4 billion or 180,000 MB. It is currently SCG’s flagship investment. This venture will increase competitive advantages of SCG’s Chemicals Business in Southeast Asia. Furthermore, the project is equipped with world-class advanced technologies which allow for high flexibility to utilize raw materials resulting in increased competitive advantage. The project also leverages digital technologies to create innovations for better products, services, and solutions for customers.” The loan agreements are made in U.S. Dollar and are signed with 6 leading financial institutions: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mizuho Bank, Bangkok Bank, Krungthai Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, and Export-Import Bank of Thailand. The total credit facilities is worth over $3.2 billion or around 110,000 MB with a tenor of approximately 14 years. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation is the project's financial advisor. LSP is located in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province which is 100 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City. Its olefins production capacity is 1.6 million tons per year for manufacturing High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), and Polypropylene (PP). The project has been maintained and operated with strict procedures to achieve world-class safety standards and environmentally friendly practices to sustain activities and support a peaceful coexistence with Vietnam’s communities and society.
SCG Joins Hands with EGAT to Develop  Floating Solar Farm’s Mooring System for Power Generation

SCG Joins Hands with EGAT to Develop Floating Solar Farm’s Mooring System for Power Generation

Date: 25 Jul 2018

Chemicals Business, SCG, pushed forward its floating solar solution project, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to work collaboratively in research and development of mooring system for floating solar farm in EGAT’s reservoirs and dams. Mr. Saharath Boonpotipukdee, Deputy Governor - Renewable and New Energy of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand said, “Renewable energy has taken the world’s attention with a growth rate of 25%, particularly in the solar cell which grows at a significant pace. Generally, large solar farms take up vast land space. EGAT and Ministry of Energy came up with the floating solar farm project and worked collectively with SCG which has expertise and experience in developing floating solar farm for power generation. SCG is well-known for its world-class R&D which is a result of today’s collaboration to develop effective mooring system for EGAT’s reservoirs and dams. This collaboration is truly regarded as mutual R&D effort on solar energy developed by Thai people for Thai people.” Mr. Somchai Wangwattanapanich, Senior Vice President of Chemicals Business, SCG, disclosed, “The study on floating solar farm is new to Thailand. This collaboration is a challenge for both SCG and EGAT, especially the development of the efficient mooring system for floating solar farm on the surface with several geographical factors including wind, current and water depth which is different from SCG’s current solar farm structure. We believe that the capabilities of both sides will be able to deliver the efficient mooring system. Furthermore, this challenge will make the shift in Thailand toward clean energy.” Chemicals Business provides the first floating solar solution in Thailand which offers a series of services ranging from system designing, installation, handling permission, electrical Installation to maintenance. The strength of the floating solar farm is simple installation coupled with excellent space efficiency compared to other floating solar platforms. SCG’s floating pontoons are made of high-quality polyethylene resin which employs strength and durability and is eco-friendly. The pontoons can last up to 25 years which is equivalent to the solar panel’s lifecycle. The long-lasting benefit helps reduce the costs associated with solar panel's maintenance. Main photo from right to left: 1. Mrs. Sriwan Buranachokepisal, Director of Research and Development of Renewable and New Energy, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand 2. Mr. Chatchai Mawong, Director of Research and Development of Renewable Energy, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand 3. Mr. Saharath Boonpotipukdee, Deputy Governor - Renewable and New Energy, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand 4. Mr. Somchai Wangwattanapanich, Senior Vice President of Chemicals Business, SCG 5. Dr. Suracha Udomsak, R&D Director of Chemicals Business, SCG 6. Mr. Thammanoon Srimandakul, Energy Business Manager of Chemicals Business, SCG