PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (GC) Adds HDPE Production Capability to its UNIPOL™ PE Reactor Line

HOUSTON - April 30, 2019 - PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (GC) has recently added HDPE product capability to one of its existing UNIPOL™ PE Reactor lines. This new capability enables GC to serve high-growth HDPE product areas and capture premium-priced opportunities that have recently opened up for key applications within the Thai and Asia Pacific polyethylene markets.

This addition also compliments GC’s production of conventional linear-low density (LLDPE) and metallocene LLDPE on both of its existing UNIPOL™ PE Reactor lines – with GC having already achieved excellent market recognition as a leading regional producer of LLDPE products.

Dr. Steven Stanley, President of Univation Technologies, commented, “GC has elected to take advantage of one of UNIPOL™ PE Technology’s key capabilities – namely broad product flexibility – to extend their product mix beyond LLDPE and metallocene LLDPE products into key HDPE applications to satisfy the growing demand for these resins in GC’s target markets.”

Mr. Wiboon Chuchepchunkamon, Senior Vice President of Polymers Business Unit of PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited, commented, “High-density polyethylene products represents an essential market for GC, and the flexibility of UNIPOL™ PE Technology allows us to meet our customer demands in multiple HDPE product areas.” Mr. Sataporn Wiriyasumon, Vice President of LLDPE Plant, added, “From the start-up of our original UNIPOL™ PE Plant 10 years ago and through collaboration projects that continue today, Univation has fully supported our business needs. We appreciate that close cooperation with our GC Team to assist us in reaching our goal of capturing additional value for GC through meeting our customer’s needs for consistent, high-quality HDPE resins.”

About PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (GC)

PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited, or GC, is PTT Group’s petrochemical flagship. We are committed to strengthening our leading position in the chemicals business by combining environmentally-friendly innovations with advanced technologies to develop products to improve people’s lives. GC is comprised of diversified and comprehensive petrochemical businesses, including manufacturing and distribution of upstream, intermediate, and downstream petrochemical products.

These products can be converted into other chemical products and serve as basic feedstock for downstream industries such as packaging, apparel, communications and electronic equipment, electrical appliances, vehicles, construction materials, engineering-based plastics, agricultural equipment, and much more. These products are not only part of our everyday lives – they also improve the way we live.

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For more information, visit pttgcgroup.com.

About Univation Technologies, LLC

Univation Technologies is the global leader in licensed polyethylene technology. Univation has a proven track record of delivering process, product and catalyst technologies as well as related technical services to the global polyethylene industry for more than 50 years. More than one-third of all HDPE and LLDPE resins produced globally is supplied by the industry-leading UNIPOL™ PE Process. Univation is also the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of conventional and advanced polyethylene polymerization catalysts designed specifically for the UNIPOL™ PE Process. For more information, visit univation.com.

UNIPOL is a trademark of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow, licensed for use to Univation Technologies.

Contacts

PTT Global Chemical (GC)
Mr. Panusit Turatum
Technical Manager (LLDPE Plant)
+66-38976750
Email: panusit.t@pttgcgroup.com

Univation Technologies, LLC
Duane Thompson
+1-713-892-3668
Email: dthompson@univation.com

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