The Epoxy division of Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Ltd. is a pioneer manufacturer of epoxy resins in the entire ASEAN region. The plant is located in the Map Tha Phut Industrail Estate in Rayong province in Thailand and started commercial production in 1992.
The modern ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 certified plant uses state-of-art technology, sophisticated machinery, distributed control systems and a fully equipped quality assurance laboratory enable the unit to produce consistently high quality epoxy resins. The unit was awarded the TPM Excellence (first category) by Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM), Japan in 2004.
The Epoxy division has grown over a period of 20 years. In 2004, it installed dedicated production facilities for specialty epoxies, reactive diluents and hardeners. During 2007, the epoxy division implemented de-bottlenecking of its existing production lines and set up dedicated facilities to produce waterborne epoxies, radiation cure epoxies, diluents, hardeners , Bis-F and Novolac pre-cursers and epoxies. In July 2008, the division commissioned a high performance epoxy adhesive system plant with state-of-art facilities to serve the growing needs of the wind energy industry.
The division has also set up a huge R&D and Application Development Center for accelerating product development, application testing and provision for technical services to customers.