Manufacturing policy and regulation

Plastic industry in recycling push

Thais can profit from plastic waste, as well as help the environment, by adopting a more circular economy, according to one of the world’s largest plastic producers, Indorama Ventures Plc.The company’s senior vice-president Richard Jones told the Bangkok Post last week that plastic waste deserves ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

August factory output falls 4.4% y-o-y, worse than forecast

Thailand’s manufacturing production index (MPI) in August dropped 4.4% from a year earlier, dragged down by lower production of cars, electronics and rubber products, the industry ministry said on Tuesday. That compares with a forecast of a 3.6% decline in a Reuters poll, and July’s ...

DIP to increase GI products’ value to 30 billion baht this year

The Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) has planned to increase a combined value of Geographical Indicator (GI) products to 30 billion baht.DIP Director General Thosapone Dansuputra revealed the agency is raising the combined value of Thai GI products from three billion to 30 billion baht.Keep ...

Tewit Kemtong

Chinese Producers Fleeing Trade War Buoy Leading Thai Developer

The upheaval in global supply chains triggered by the trade dispute between the U.S. and China is benefiting the largest developer of industrial estates in Thailand.Keep reading ...

Suttinee Yuvejwattana

Covestro to boost Thai investment with plant expansion

One of the world’s leading polymer companies, Covestro, is making a significant investment to boost its production capacity for specialty films in Rayong province.The expansion of the manufacturing plant in Map Ta Phut is being undertaken by the company to ensure it keeps pace with ...

Sirivish Toomgum

Thailand ‘must prepare ground for challenges ahead’

Thailand faces many challenges ahead as it seeks to transition the country to succeed in the era of automation and digitalisation with the 4.0 initiative.The country needs to prepare itself to meet Thailand 4.0’s manufacturing environment as well as respond to the expansion of Chinese ...

Kwanchai Rungfapaisarn

Fewer water bottle cap seals starting in April

Starting in April, bottles of drinking water will no longer come with plastic seals over them. Five manufacturers agreed Tuesday to stop affixing plastic over water bottle caps. The agreement is part of a government campaign to eliminate the plastic and will be effective starting ...

Chayanit Itthipongmaetee

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