A.J. Plast Inaugurates Cutting-Edge Biaxially Oriented Plastic Film Production Plant in Binh Duong Province

8:04:20 PM | 10/26/2023

On October 26, 2023, A.J. Plast (Vietnam) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of A.J. Plast PLC, South East Asia’s largest BO film producer, and an associate company of SCGC under SCG Chemicals, a leading integrated chemical player in ASEAN, celebrated the grand inauguration of its cutting-edge biaxially oriented plastic film production plant in Binh Duong province, Vietnam.

 The recently introduced establishment is poised to bring a groundbreaking transformation to the local plastic film industry. It won't just be manufacturing Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film, but will also embark on the plan of Biaxially Oriented Polyethylene Terephthalate (BOPET) film for Vietnam in the upcoming phase. This pioneering step aligns perfectly with the pressing need to meet the market's 100% import-reliant demand for BOPET film. In addition, the A.J. Plast (Vietnam) factory exemplifies SCG's steadfast commitment to continuous investment in Vietnam, aimed at meeting the rising consumer demand for high-value-added products by providing essential materials to the flexible packaging industry.

Mr. Prasan Onwong, General Director of A.J. Plast (Vietnam), said, "The packaging sector in Vietnam boasts considerable growth prospects, particularly in the domain of flexible packaging, which predominantly utilizes BOPP and BOPET films. As a pioneer in BOPP and BOPET production for over three decades, our operations are not only efficient but also environmentally friendly, as we prioritize the extensive use of recycled raw materials, ensuring that we deliver top-tier products of world-class quality. This steadfast commitment to both industrial expansion and ecological responsibility underscores our dedication to advancing Vietnam's flexible packaging industry towards sustainable development.”

The A.J. Plast (Vietnam) factory, spanning across an expansive 70,000 square meters, is strategically situated in the province of Binh Duong, regarded as a prominent growth hub in the southern region of Vietnam, housing numerous other factories under the SCG conglomerate's operations.

The factory's core products include BOPP and the upcoming BOPET; both serving as essential raw materials for flexible packaging industry in a wide range of applications such as household products, agriculture, and pet food. In terms of production capacity, the initial BOPP production line is geared to deliver 30,000 tons annually. The factory is currently planning to expand its capabilities with the construction of the second production line dedicated to BOPET, marking a significant milestone as the first ever plant in Vietnam to produce this product. The expansion is projected to yield an annual capacity of 36,000 tons/year, further fortifying A.J. Plast (Vietnam) factory's contribution to the plastic film industry.

The technological prowess behind A.J. Plast (Vietnam)'s operations are driven by state-of-the-art machinery systems sourced from Germany. These advanced systems enable the production of BOPP and BOPET films that conform to global standards, and are lauded for their exceptional quality. Remarkably, this technology transfer builds upon the expertise of A.J. Plast PLC in Thailand, with over 35 years of experience, to ensure that the Vietnam-based factory is well-equipped to continue the world-class manufacturing standards.

Furthermore, A.J. Plast (Vietnam) diligently adheres to the strategy of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in its operations, aligning itself with the overarching sustainable development goals of A.J. Plast PLC and SCG. An example of its commitment to environmental sustainability is its efficient waste management system. All waste generated during production processes, referred to as Post-Industrial Recycled (PIR), is meticulously recycled and repurposed, contributing to the reduction of ecological footprint and the responsible utilization of resources.

Van Luong - Vietnam Business Forum