A BOI-promoted project, Zeon Chemicals (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
(ZCT) is located in Rayong’s well-known industrial estate, a
short distance from Laem Chabang Port, Thailand’s largest deep-water
seaport. Zeon Corporation owns a majority stake in the company
amounting to more than 70 per cent, with Mitsui Co., Ltd., Mitsiam
International Co., Ltd. and Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited
as the other shareholders.
ZCT is Zeon Corporation’s first C5 fraction facility to be
built overseas. Combined with the two plants in Japan, the
company is currently able to produce about 65,000 tonnes of
C5 Hydrocarbon Resins per year, making Zeon Corporation the
largest manufacturer of C5 Hydrocarbon Resin in Asia.
Reaching new heights
Founded on 9 May 1996, ZCT has grown to become an essential
part of Zeon Corporation’s global and regional strategy. The
company’s achievement of ISO 9001:2000 certification is seen
as another outstanding success to add to its list of achievements.
Having received this truly respected accreditation, ZCT hopes
it will inspire confidence in the company’s potential customers,
by assuring them that the products and services provided by
ZCT will meet and even exceed their expectations.
Zeon Corporation now focuses on the C5 downstream business,
comprising such products as IR (Isoprene Rubber), SIS elastomer,
perfume (aroma) chemicals, optical resins, and hydrocarbon
As part of the Zeon family, ZCT is in a position to receive
invaluable technical support and advice from the continent’s
leading chemical company. This will only move the company
further forward in its quest for market supremacy.
Zeon Corporation’s brand of hydrocarbon resins, Quintone,
is the company’s flagship product. To manufacture this multipurpose
substance, ZCT utilises special components of the C5 fraction,
only obtainable from the GPI process (Zeon Isoprene Process)
developed solely by Zeon Corporation. This process enables
each chemical to be efficiently abstracted and separated from
the C5 fraction. Quintone’s tackiness and durable qualities
make this unique product ideal for all sorts of applications,
such as road marking paint, tape, paper, PVC, cellophane film
and even rubber.
Committed to customers
Zeon Chemicals (Thailand) Co., Ltd. understands the importance
of quality and quality management. For a company to achieve
greatness, the fundamental foundations must be firmly in place.
In many ways, the ISO 9001:2000 received in September 2003,
is evidence of just that. Exporting 80 per cent of its products
to China, the Middle East and neighbouring Southeast Asian
countries, ZCT hopes that the ISO certification will serve
as a guarantee of the company’s commitment to serve its customers,
and its preparedness to compete in this dynamic business sector.