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SCG partners with Dow and SC Asset to innovate Recycled Plastic Road based on Circular Economy concept

SCG partners with Dow and SC Asset to innovate Recycled Plastic Road based on Circular Economy concept

Date: 5 Dec 2018

Bangkok – 4 December 2018, SCG and Dow Thailand Group continue their Recycled Plastic Road technology collaboration, partner with SC Asset to develop recycled plastic road. SC Asset is the first real estate developer that create new value from plastic waste based on Circular Economy concept. Mr. Nuttaphong Kunakornwong, Chief Executive Officer of SC Asset Corporation PCL (SC), revealed the cooperation and memorandum of understanding between the company and two leaders in plastic innovation. He said, “SC is determined to drive sustainable business in three dimensions, namely, economy, society and environment, which is an important element to manage resources and leave as small an environmental footprint as possible. Therefore, the “co-create” project among the three parties, namely, SC Asset, SCG and Dow Thailand is formed to invent sustainable innovation based on the “Circular Economy” concept. Recycled Plastic Road project is developed by incorporating recycle process to reuse plastic waste. SC Asset is the first to introduce smart road project to real estate business landscape in Thailand. The effort does not only strengthen road surface but also engage our customers in the campaign to reduce plastic pollution”. Mr. Sakchai Patiparnpreechavud, Vice President Polyolefins and Vinyl Business, SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd., said, “SCG has incorporated circular economy in business operation by attaching priority on maximizing the usage of natural resources to create the sustainable environment, society and the community. SCG is ready to be the driver to support the cooperative network including every party from both local and overseas. SCG organized SD Symposium, the world-class seminar in Thailand, and being an active participant with strong determination to promote recycled plastic road surface to add value through tangible application of technology in residential projects. This is the model for comprehensive development with admirable participation from urban households.” Mr. Chatchai Luanpolcharoenchai, President of Dow Thailand Group, said, “Plastic waste is a global issue that Dow is determined to work with all parties to find a practical and scientific solution to address the problem in a sustainable manner. Asphalt road made of recycled plastic is a smart solution to create value to plastic waste and improve road performance.Dow has earlier initiated a project to build recycled plastic roads in India and Indonesia, covering over 40 kilometers. Through the tripartite cooperation, the project will become a catalyst to promote the circular economy for plastic in Thailand which will serve as a guideline to reduce plastic waste discharge into the sea in a concrete manner.” Recycled plastic road is one of the innovations under the concept of a circular economy. The technical cooperation between SCG and Dow Thailand will create value for plastic waste. By mixing about 8-10 percent of plastic waste with asphalt to pave the road surface, the smart road will become stronger and more resistant to erosion. A finding by Department of Civil Engineering, Chulalongkorn University shows that asphalt road containing recycled plasticis 15-33 percent stronger and more durable.
SCG showcases innovative Floating Solar Farm  at the Asia Clean Energy Summit Conference 2018 in Singapore

SCG showcases innovative Floating Solar Farm at the Asia Clean Energy Summit Conference 2018 in Singapore

Date: 15 Nov 2018

Bangkok: November 15, 2018 - Chemicals Business, SCG, showcases the innovative “Floating Solar Farm” as the first integrated solution in Thailand at the Asia Clean Energy Summit Conference & Exhibition 2018 from the 31st of October to the 2nd of November in Singapore. Dr. Suracha Udomsak, R&D Director and Emerging Business Director, Chemicals Business, SCG, attended the event as one of the keynote speakers at the “International Floating Solar Symposium” presenting the topic “The Importance of Material Properties and Design to Make the Solar Pontoon Durable”. Dr. Suracha Udomsak said “Chemicals Business, SCG has developed the first integrated solution of Floating Solar Farm in Thailand which offers a series of services ranging from system designing, installation, handling permission, and electrical installation to maintenance. SCG brings our expertise in polymer and product design to develop the Floating Solar pontoon based on key factors of utilization, environment, landscape and climate. SCG’s floating pontoons are made of high-quality polyethylene resin which can last up to 25 years, suitable for extreme outdoor condition, high UV resistant, various temperature resistance, compliance with consumable water and recyclable. The pontoon are designed to fit with application, simple installation coupled with excellent space efficiency which employs strength and durability, eco-friendly and yet received good feedback from internal and external clients.” The Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) is an annual event focusing on alternative solutions to energy, technology, policy, and finance supported by government agencies, research institutes and industry in Singapore. The event provides a common platform for regional thought leaders in both the public and private sector to collaborate and discuss critical issues and opportunities regarding clean energy for the future. For more information clickwww.scgchemicals.com/en/products-services/technology-service-solutions/floating-solar-solution
13 Big Brothers Join Forces to Enhance Community Products and Unveil “Pan Suk Market” in Rayong

13 Big Brothers Join Forces to Enhance Community Products and Unveil “Pan Suk Market” in Rayong

Date: 12 Nov 2018

Chemicals Business, SCG, led by Mr. Piboon Sirinantanakul, Managing Director of Rayong Olefins Co., Ltd, joined the opening ceremony of “Pan Suk Market For Rayong Community Development," at CentralPlaza Rayong. The ceremony was chaired by Mr. Yutthapon Ongartittichai, Rayong Deputy Governor. Mr. Decha Chatutananant, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Industrial Promotion also joined the event. “Pan Suk Market” is one of the activities under Big Brothers project initiated by a collaboration between SCG and 12 partnering organizations with the aim of enhancing community products with innovations, technologies and the circular economy. The market will provide a distribution channel for community products which will be held at CentralPlaza Rayong 4 days a month, starting from October to December. Furthermore, the participating shops will allocate their sales revenues to support community activities to develop the Rayong community into a thriving place.
The Dow Chemical Company and SCG Turn Recycled Plastics into Roads in Thailand

The Dow Chemical Company and SCG Turn Recycled Plastics into Roads in Thailand

Date: 22 Oct 2018

Bangkok, July 9, 2018 –Dow Thailand Group and SCG announced a joint effort to turn recycled plastics into asphalt roads which will help reduce plastic marine debris, enhance road performance and potentially reduce greenhouse gas emissions during road construction. Currently, Thailand is ranked 6th out of 192 countries as the major contributor of plastic ocean debris. According to the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, there is approximately 11.5 million tons of waste in the country’s 23 coastal provinces with more than 1.5 million tons consisting of plastics. Dow and SCG are working together to provide a valuable end of life solution to that plastic waste to ensure it does not end up as marine debris. This project helps further Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals to advance a circular economy by delivering solutions to tackle environmental issues, raise awareness on recycling and reuse of plastics and create a sustainable business environment for plastics producers and consumers alike. “Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals can only be achieved by partnering with like-minded organizations who share our mission in the communities where we live and work,” said Jeff Wooster, global sustainability director, Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics. “The collaboration with SCG in finding a valuable end of life solution for plastic waste used in new road development brings us one step closer to realizing these goals, as well as minimizing the environmental footprint of plastics.” Dow recently partnered in India and Indonesia to conduct similar projects that turned recycled plastic into asphalt roads. In India, more than 100 metric tons of recycled plastics were converted to roads that stretched 40 kilometers in the cities of Pune and Bangalore. In Depok, Indonesia, the first plastic road trial resulted in turning 3.5 metric tons of plastic waste into a road nearly two kilometers in length which covered a total area of 9,781 square meters. This technology helped create a new value to plastic waste that otherwise would be landfilled or in the environment as land or ocean litter. This project combines Dow’s knowledge and expertise in materials science with our close collaborations across the industry to result in something that is good for our communities as well as the environment,” said Chatchai Luanpolcharoenchai, president of Dow Thailand Group. “This solution is one of the ways we are advancing a circular economy right here in Thailand.” Roongrote Rangsiyopash, president and CEO of SCG said, “SCG has been partnering with local and international organizations to create sustainable circular economy. This collaboration with Dow Thailand Group will create value to plastic waste and enhance knowledge and expertise exchange in technology and R&D, which SCG always values as tools to enrich circular economy. This recycled plastic–based road innovation is environmentally friendly and will genuinely improve people’s quality of life.”
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.