Supply of Raw Materials and Utilities
Apart from Caustic Soda, AGC Vinythai’s production process in MTP1 is a fully integrated PVC and Bio-based Epichlorohydrin (ECH) production while the process in MTP2 and PPD1 is for Caustic Soda, Chlorine, Hydrochloric Acid, and Sodium Hypochlorite. MTP2 has also Potassium Hydroxide and Potassium Carbonate as products. The main raw materials and utilities can be sourced locally. In addition to its own sources, the site also has the capability to import EDC for VCM production when needed.
The supply of main raw materials and utilities, which are salt, ethylene, glycerine and electricity are as follows:
Salt is an essential raw material for caustic soda and chlorine production. For purified salt procurement, AGC Vinythai has jointly invested with others in Pimai Salt Co., Ltd. (PSC). The company entered into Salt Supplies Agreement to ensure salt supplies for its production
As well as Chlorine, Ethylene is another essential raw material for VCM production. The company buys ethylene from PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited which is the major ethylene producer in the Country and currently is one of major shareholders of the company.
Glycerine is a key raw material to produce bio-based Epichlorohydrin. AGC Vinythai sources and purchases Glycerine from various suppliers to ensure the reliable supply;
AGC Vinythai selects Glycerine Supply from the suppliers who meet quality criteria, sustainable criteria (RSPO, ISCC PLUS) and other criteria (Kosher certification) to ensure excellent quality and performance of Bio-based Epichlorohydrin product.
Electricity is the main utility in caustic soda and chlorine production. The company entered into long term Power Supply Agreement with Glow Energy Public Company Limited (formerly Glow SPP Public Company Limited) since 1996.
In 2020, the company has signed long term Power Supply Agreement with Bangkok Cogeneration Company Limited and has renewed long term Power Supply Agreement with Glow Energy Public Company Limited (GLOW) which allow the company to have reliable and competitive electricity supply.