Bangkok – 7 February 2022: SCG Chemicals or SCGC launched “Circular PP,” a high-quality post-consumer recycled resin (PCR) manufactured from recycled feedstock under the advanced recycling technology, one of the solutions from SCG GREEN POLYMERTM. Circular PP has the equivalent properties of virgin plastic resins, suitable for producing eco-friendly food packaging. SCGC is equipped with environmentally friendly plastic innovation and expertise in material sciences to develop eco-friendly packaging together with partners and brand owners, in line with global green packaging market, which is constantly growing. In addition, it also partnered with Visy Packaging to develop the first ASEAN’s food packaging that has been certified “ISCC PLUS” throughout the whole supply chain.
Tanawong Areeratchakul, CEO and President of SCG Chemicals, revealed the progress of environmentally-friendly plastic innovation, “SCG Chemicals, or SCGC, is committed to developing chemical innovations based on the circular economy to meet the needs of business and the environment following the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) guidelines, leveraging innovation and plastic recycling technologies under the brand ‘SCG GREEN POLYMERTM’. SCGC has now developed Circular PP made from Recycled Feedstock using Advanced Recycling Technology, transforming post-consumer plastics that hard to recycle into recycled feedstock and then reintroducing them into high-quality post-consumer recycled resin (PCR) with comparable properties and qualities of virgin plastic resins, suitable for the production of eco-friendly food packaging. It is an ideal material for the food packaging industry, which requires environmentally responsible materials and responds to the growing demand for green packaging. Furthermore, the advanced recycling process can help minimize landfill waste and greenhouse gas emissions from waste incineration.”
“SCGC is fully equipped with innovations and a team of material science professionals. We are collaborating with partners and brand owners worldwide to develop and deliver eco-friendly packaging built from SCGC’s high-quality post-consumer recycled resins to address the demands of the green packaging market and to ensure a sustainable environment,” said Tanawong.
Karan Tejasen, Chief Operating Officer Performance and Polymer Packaging Business of SCG Packaging, disclosed, “Visy Packaging (Thailand), a subsidiary of SCG Packaging, a manufacturer of innovative and high-quality food packaging certified by ISCC PLUS throughout the whole supply chain, has partnered with SCGC to manufacture high-quality post-consumer recycled resins Circular PP, which is also certified by ISCC PLUS throughout the whole supply chain. As a result, the food packaging produced by Visy Packaging (Thailand) from SCGC’s Circular PP is truly certified throughout the whole supply chain. Additionally, Visy Packaging adheres to many international standards, including ISO 9001, FSSC 22000, GMP, and HACCP. In this manner, consumers can have confidence in both the manufacturing standards and the attributes of the Circular PP materials, which are highly comparable to virgin plastic and can be used safely to manufacture food packaging and quality tests with a good aesthetic. It is yet another way to contribute to the reduction of global warming.”
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About SCG Chemicals or SCGC
SCG Chemicals or SCGC is one of the largest integrated petrochemical companies in Thailand and a key industry leader in Asia that 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. SCGC is committed to conducting business in line with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SCGC is developing new technology and innovation to create high value added products (HVA) and holistic service solutions concerning growing areas such as circular economy, medical & healthcare, and electric vehicle (EV) to better meet diverse places and emphasis demands sustainable environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit www.scgchemicals.com
About Visy Packaging (Thailand)
Visy Packaging (Thailand), a subsidiary of SCG Packaging, is a high-quality packaging manufacturer of innovative materials for food packaging. The company’s products include cups, trays, and jars with high heat resistance, shelf-life extension, lightweight, and recyclability. The company is supported by the Board of Investment (BOI) and is ISO9001:2008, GMP, and HACCP certified.
Visy Packaging (Thailand) Company Limited, under SCGP, complies with the requirements of ISCC PLUS from International Sustainability and Carbon Certification or ISCC, which is applicable worldwide to certify organizations with superior carbon and sustainability management throughout the supply chain. The company is certified as Converter: manufacturing of rigid plastic food packaging operating under the principle of Circular Economy, using recycled plastic resins as raw material as well as having a clear and transparent system to control every step of production covering processes from acquisition, acceptance, and storage, quantity control, to sales and delivery. The certification ensures that products from Visy Packaging Thailand contain recycled raw materials, meet high production standards and traceability according to the chain of custody of mass balance, and have achieved a high quality that meets customers’ expectations for food packaging. With this certificate, Visy Packaging Thailand will respond even better to the customers who are keen to adopt Circular Economy for their supply chain.
ISCC, or International Sustainability and Carbon Certification, is a globally recognized certification system. ISCC is an independent organization governed by the ISCC Association that offers certification with a high-standard system that includes strict sustainability compliance and traceability across the value chain. The primary goal is to promote sustainable development.