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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