Establishment

HMC Polymers Co., Ltd., was established in 1983 by leading companies and Thai as well as overseas investors, considered a joint venture with a solid foundation in Thailand that pioneered the production of an innovation called ‘polypropylene’ (PP).

Our joint-venture partner is Netherlands-based LyondellBasell (Himont was one of its initial joint-venture partners), the world’s third-largest chemical giant.

Our first production line came onstream in October 1989 in Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, Rayong, which was just opened following the approval of BOI privileges.

In 2006, PTT Plc acquired shares in HMC Polymers, which in 2017 were transferred to PTT Global Chemical Plc (GC), the country’s chemical leader and PTT’s petrochemical flagship.

After the first production started in 1989, our facilities have been continuously expanded and improved. Currently, HMC Polymers operates with the most advanced technology in Thailand with a capacity of over 1,000,000 tons per year - the largest and most progressive PP producer in Southeast Asia.

HMC Polymers have been certified for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, assuring the quality of products and processes with minimum impact on the environment.

/ History of HMC Polymers

Milestones

1983
1983
  • On December 8, 1983, Himont, Metro (Srikrung), Hua Kee, and Bangkok Bank Plc jointly established HMC Polymers Company Limited.
1987
1987
  • Construction of the first factory started – Thailand’s first polymer plant.
1989
1989
  • Construction of a PP plant with a capacity of 100,000 tons per year was completed in September, followed by the first batch of production in November under the Pro-fax trademark, Thailand’s very first PP production.
1995
1995
  • Capacity grew to 160,000 tons per year.
  • Investment in Rayong Olefins Co., Ltd., was made.
  • Construction of the second production line started.
1997
1997
  • The second production line became operational with a capacity of 200,000 tons per year, producing Impact Copolymers.
1999
1999
  • HMC Polymers earned ISO 19001 (1994 version) and ISO 14001 certification.
2001
2001
  • Capacity of the second production line grew to 250,000 tons per year.
2002
2002
  • Capacity of the first production line grew to 200,000 tons per year.
2006
2006
  • PTT Plc acquired shares in HMC Polymers.
2007
2007
  • Construction of the PDH plant and the third PP production line started.
2008
2008
  • The company’s new logo was launched.
2009
2009
  • Construction of the third PP production line was completed.
2010
2010
  • Construction of the PDH plant was completed.
  • The CSR-DIW project under the Department of Industrial Works proved successful.
2011
2011
  • One million man-hours without lost time injury was achieved.
2013
2013
  • HMC Polymers clocked 30 years of operations.
2015
2015
  • Capacity of the third PP production line grew to 322,000 tons per year.
  • Four million man-hours without lost time injury was achieved.
2016
2016
  • Capacity of the third PP production line grew to 360,000 tons per year.
  • The CSR-DIW Continuous Award was granted to PP and PDH plants.
2017
2017
  • PTT Plc transferred its shares in HMC Polymers to PTT Global Chemical Plc (GC).
2018
2018
  • HMC Polymers celebrated its 35th anniversary.
2019
2019
  • An EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) contract was signed for capacity expansion of the fourth PP production line to 220,000 tons per year.
  • Ten million man-hours of operations without lost time injury was achieved.
2020
2020
  • The foundation stone of the fourth PP production line was laid, marking the start of plant construction, with completion expected for 2022.
  • HMC Polymers received A- (tha) credit rating from Fitch Ratings (Thailand) Ltd.
  • HMC Polymers issued debentures.
2022
2022
  • Capacity of the PP plant was raised to over 1,000,000 tons per year.

Shareholding

41%
by leading chemical companies in Thailand
29%
by the world’s third-largest chemical company
30%
by Thai investors

General Information

Quality workforce
of over
500 people
Product distribution
of over
35 countries
Operations over
38 years
Value and Sales
Locations
Plants
Technology
Total asset value (as of 2021)
  • 39 billion baht
  • 1.2 billion US dollars
Annual sales revenue (for 2021)
  • 31 billion baht
  • 1.0 billion US dollars
PP Plant
Tambon Map Ta Phut, Amphoe Mueang Rayong, Rayong, Thailand
  • On a 156-rai plot of land (250,000 sq.m. or 25 hectares*)
PDH Plant
Tambon Map Ta Phut, Amphoe Mueang Rayong, Rayong, Thailand
  • On a 59-rai plot of land (94,000 sq.m. or 9.4 hectares*)

Remarks
1 rai = 1,600 sq.m.
1 rai = 0.16 hectare
1 hectare = 10,000 sq.m.

PP Plant
  • Capacity of over 1,000,000 tons per year
  • 1st and 2nd PP production lines using the Spheripol technology
  • 3rd and 4th PP production lines using the Spherizone technology
  • Licensed with LyondellBasell’s technology
  • Certified for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
PDH Plant
  • Capacity of 300,000 tons per year
  • Equipped with UOP’s Oleflex processing technology
  • Certified for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
Spheripol
  • The cutting-edge technology – for production of Homopolymers, Random Copolymers, and Heterophasic Copolymers
Spherizone
  • The latest technology from LyondellBasell featuring a multi-zone circulating reactor.