Currently, there are 7 facilities across three industrial estates in Rayong under companies of a group of Dow Chemical Thailand. These facilities have been wholly operated by Dow.
Fully supported by the technology and market knowledge of Dow (the world’s leader in polyurethanes), this facility came on stream in 1993. These products are supplied mainly to the furniture and bedding, automotive, and electrical appliance industries. As rigid polyurethanes, they serve as insulators in refrigerators, electrical appliances, cold-storage units and walls.
On stream since 1993, this facility produces the raw materials supplied mainly to the furniture and bedding, automotive, and electrical appliance industries. As flexible polyurethanes, they appear in floor coatings, automotive seat cushions, couches, bath sponges, mattress and furniture frames.
Acquired from Union Carbide Corporation in 2001, this plant produces a full range of synthetic latex polymers for use as adhesives in paint, paper, and wood industries; in cement mixing; as caulking and sealants in the textile and construction industries; as opacifiers in architectural paint; and in adhesive tapes and sticker industries.
Acquired from Rohm and Haas Company in 2009, this plant produces acrylic emulsion used in water-based emulsion paint, roof-tile coating, pressure-sensitive adhesives for labels and tapes, and opaque polymers.
Acquired from Rohm and Haas Company in 2009, this plant produces poly-acrylic acid solutions for detergent polymers, water-treatment scale inhibitors, mineral dispersants, fabric costing and adhesive for tape and sticker.
Owned by Dow Chemical Company, the plant was established in 2012. Propylene Glycol (PG) plant converts the propylene oxide (PO) from the adjacent hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) facility to propylene glycol. Dow provides the technology, which includes the advanced energy reduction and throughput optimization technology. Most of the products are exported via the new RTC terminal.
Using proven DMC catalyst technology and started up in 2015, the new polyol plant sets new performance standards by utilizing cutting-edge technologies, which can reduce the overall footprint of our facility, including energy consumption and waste water generation by 50-70 percent, and eliminating 100 percent of solid waste. The facility delivers reliable supply of polyether polyol into a variety of consumer comfort and industrial applications.
On stream since 2011, this is the second plant worldwide that relies on the innovative hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) technology. Jointly developed by BASF and Dow, the breakthrough technology enables production of propylene oxide without styrene monomer as a by-product while avoiding the formation of other by-products, thus significantly reducing wastewater generation. This technology was internationally recognized with an Innovation and Excellence Award in Core Engineering from the Institution of Chemical Engineers, headquartered in the United Kingdom and 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Propylene oxide serves as feedstock for various industrial products, including polyurethanes, propylene glycols, and glycol ethers, used for insulation, furniture, personal care products, and brake fluids.
Started up in 2018, a new world-class polyol plant for rigid polyurethane foam has a designed annual capacity of 79,000 tons and is located at the Asia Industrial Estate (AIE) site in Rayong province. The facility increases the Company’s capacity to offer high-quality insulation materials and solutions with reliable, energy-efficient performance that customers and the society can benefit from.
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