Alpla and PTT Global Chemical (GC) will collaborate on a feasibility study for the construction of a recycling plant in Thailand. The companies announced the plan at the “Circular Living Symposium 2019 – Upcycling Our Planet” in Bangkok at the end of June.
Alpla develops and produces plastic packaging solutions worldwide and has been active in recycling for more than 25 years. With two of its own recycling plants in Austria and Poland and joint ventures in Germany and Mexico, the plastics converter has since become a preferred partner for PET recycling. Now, Alpla and PTT Global Chemical (GC) are currently investigating the prospects of further activities in Thailand.
GC serves as PTT Group’s chemical flagship. The company has committed to the principles of the circular economy with the aim of always optimising the use of resources. Examples of its commitment include the development of bioplastics as an alternative type of plastic and the implementation of effective waste management systems. ‘GC will work with Alpla to conduct a study on investing in the first high-quality circular plastic recycling plant in Thailand, including materials such as rPET and rHDPE. We will make a decision in the third quarter of this year after reviewing the results of the study,’ said Supattanapong Punmeechaow, President and CEO of GC.
Photo: Alpla and PTT Global Chemical (GC) will collaborate on a feasibility study for the construction of a recycling plant in Thailand. On the right: Alpla Regional Manager Bernd Wachter; and on the left: Supattanapong Punmeechaow, President and CEO of GC.