Dow Chemical Thailand Ltd.
Dow combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow's market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets include packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care.
Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont, a holding company comprised of Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. In 2017, DowDupont had annual sales of $62 billion and employed approximately 98,000 people worldwide.
Dow Thailand Group Dow first came to Thailand in 1967 and set up its first manufacturing facility in Thailand in Phra Pradaeng, Samutprakarn in 1978. In 1987, Dow signed joint venture agreement with SCG, and set up SCG-DOW Group. The company expanded its manufacturing base to Rayong province at Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate in 1993 and Asia Industrial Estate in 2011. Dow Thailand is the largest manufacturing hub of Dow in the Asia Pacific with 15 world-class manufacturing facilities and distributes over 1,000 product families to serve various industries in Thailand.
At Dow, protecting people and the environment will be a part of everything we do and every decision we make. Each employee has a responsibility in ensuring that our products and operations meet applicable government or Dow standards, whichever is more stringent. Our goal is to eliminate all injuries, prevent adverse environmental and health impacts, reduce wastes and emissions, and promote resource conservation at every stage of the life cycle of our products.
State-of the Art and Environmentally-Friendly Technology
To ensure the best environmental management possible, Dow Thailand takes the stage of designing our plants and planning each production process seriously, using the best available technologies. Some of our major achievements:
- Comparing to the existing technology, the propylene oxide (PO) plant technology enables reduction of waste water by 70-80%; reduces energy consumption by 35%; and reduces infrastructure and physical footprint with simpler raw material integration and avoidance of co-products, resulting in optimized use of resources and environmental friendliness.
- Specialty elastomers plant technology includes close system, where vapor derived from production process is accumulated for elimination at the flare; no involvement of carcinogens, nor volatile organic compounds (VOC's) in the production process; no sulfur oxide emission; utilization of Ultra Low NOx technology for burner and water heater.
- Asia Industrial Estate utilizes the best available technology for Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP), designed to use biological treatment as a main mechanism. The facility utilizes advanced treatment units such as Dynasand Filters and Activated Carbon Filters, etc.
- The Center of Advanced Analytical Technology is one of Dow's six centers around the globe and the first center in Asia Pacific. The top-notch analytical laboratory at Asia Industrial Estate has delivered the development of new technology, new product and manufacturing process as well as optimization of existing plant processes and support of Dow's operations in the Asia Pacific region.
Since 1967, Dow Thailand Group has strived to put into action the company's commitment to advancing human progress by working to create sustainable communities. Our strategy focuses on three strategic commitments: workforce solutions, community solutions and business solutions. Through these commitments we look to address local challenges associated with education, workforce development, well-being and poor health.