Start up of the Solution Linear Low Density Polyethylene II train (SPE II) has been successful. SPE II is owned by Siam Polyethylene Co. Ltd, a joint venture between Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and Siam Cement Group (SCG), located at the existing Map Ta Phut manufacturing facility. Output from SPE II will be commercially available this month onwards. "The start up of the SPE II train further strengthens our leadership position and technology expertise in the global octene-based polyethylene market. This new train not only demonstrates Dow's commitment to Asia Pacific, but also provides our customers with potential differentiation opportunities that will drive their business growth", said Peter Wong, Commercial Vice President, Plastics, Asia Pacific, Dow Chemical Pacific (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
SCG-Dow Group is a joint venture formed in 1987 by The Dow Chemical Company and Siam Cement Group (SCG). The Group is comprised of four joint venture companies that manufacture and supply markets across Asia Pacific with a portfolio of products, including styrene monomer, styrene-butadiene latex, polyethylene, polystyrene and compounding products.