Dow Thailand Group
Dow is a global leader in material sciences with an ambition to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, automotive and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019.
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 13 world-class manufacturing facilities and distributes over 1,000 product families to serve various industries in Thailand. In 2019, Dow Thailand delivered net sales approximately 105,367 million baht and total production is 2,136,000 tons.
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 has strived to put into action the company's sustainable commitment by working together at the intersection of business, government and society to help drive the transition to a more sustainable planet and society. Our strategy focuses on three strategic commitments: Advancing Sustainable Solutions, Building Inclusive Communities, and Developing Tomorrow’s Innovator. Through these commitments we look to address local challenges associated with education, workforce development, and community well-being.