Started manufacturing LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) with a production capacity of 78,000 MT/annum. Current LDPE and EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) production capacity is at 158,000 MT/annum.
Founded TPI Concrete Company Limited.
Started manufacturing cement with production capacity of 2.9 million MT/annum. Current cement production capacity is at 13.5 million MT/annum.
Commenced cement mortar commercial operation.
Founded Thai Nitrate Company Limited, with production capacity of 100,000 MT/annum of ammonium nitrate prills and 86,000 MT/annum of 100% nitric acid.
Founded TPI All Seasons Company Limited, which manufactures EVA encapsulant for PV module.
Started manufacturing Polene Solar film with production capacity of 1.8 million SQ.M./annum (150 MW).
Started manufacturing waste heat recovery power plant, the “WHRPP – 40MW”.
Founded TPI Polene Bio Organics Company Limited, which manufactures fertilizer.
Started operation of alternative fuel power plant under “TPI Polene Power Public Company Limited – TPIPP”. Current TPIPP has 8 power plants in operation, with total installed power generation capacity of 440 MW.
Started manufacturing fiber cement products with production capacity of 400,000 MT/annum.
Acquired the EVA encapsulant division from Eastman Chemical Company under the trade name VISTASOLAR (formerly Etimex) with production capacity of 20 million sq.m./annum (1.7 GW).
Developed EVA interlayers for laminated safety glass application.
Launched VISTASAFE high performance interlayer for laminated safety glass.
Launched VS601 UltraCool, a new product of VISTASAFE with solar radiation control and insulating properties.
Developed an EPE material, a new generation of an encapsulant for PV modules.