ABT Plant Producing Bio-Based ECH Increases Capacity to 120,000 Tonnes per Year

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Bangkok, Thailand, 2 March 2020 – Bio-based chemical company Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has announced a capacity increase at its plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, which will now produce 120,000 mt/year of bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH) – an increase of 20,000 mt/year. Permission for this increase was granted by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand.

The capacity increase at ABT’s plant was made possible thanks to improvements in process efficiency and process optimizations in production. Less waste is also being produced at the plant due to optimized recycling technology. 

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vinythai public company, ABT has produced its bio-based ECH since 2012 using a patented technology, based on natural and renewable glycerine instead of propylene, a fossil fuel derivative. 

Mr. Masaki Takahashi, Managing Director at Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd said, “We are grateful to the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand who granted permission for this capacity increase at our plant. We provide the most sustainable ECH on the market and demand for it continues to grow. We are glad that we can continue to serve downstream users around the globe who are committed to sustainability.”

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Kathryn Sheridan
Sustainability Consult

About Advanced Biochemical Thailand (ABT)

ABT produces bio-based Epichlorohydrin (ECH) based on natural, renewable vegetable glycerine. ABT has operated its world-class manufacturing unit in the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate since February 2012. ABT is wholly-owned by Vinythai Public Company Limited and both companies strongly adhere to sustainability and social responsibility commitments. In 2017, Vinythai’s ownership was changed from Solvay S.A. to AGC Inc. Japan.

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