UBE Chemicals (Asia) Public Company LimitedYokogawa’s CENTUM VP and PRM Improve Efficiency at New Nylon Plant in ThailandExecutive SummaryEstablished on February 1, 2010 through a merger of Thai Caprolactam Public Company Limited (TCL) and Ube Nylon (Thailand) Limited (UNT), UBE Chemicals (Asia) Public Company Limited (UCHA) is the only producer and distributor of caprolactam and ammonium sulfate in Southeast Asia and the first specialist manufacturer in Thailand with the ability to produce nylon-6 resin, from monomer to compound. The company‘s production technology is licensed from UBE Industries Ltd., a world leading producer of caprolactam and nylon-6 that has 50 years’ experience in this field. The current annual production figures for UCHA’s nylon-2 plant in Rayong, Thailand are as follows:Caprolactam (a raw material used in nylon-6 production): 110,000 tons Ammonium sulfate: 440,000 tonsNylon-6 (monofilament grade, film grade, injection grade): 74,500 tonsNylon compounds: 6,000 tons Nylon is a widely used material in the automobile industry because it is heat resistant. In addition to engine parts, it can be found in oil containers, wire harness connectors, fuse boxes, cylinder head covers, crankcases, timing belts, and wheels as well as motorcycle body frames. Nylon is also utilized in tire cords to increase their strength, and there is a growing trend to use nylon compounds in such components as intake manifolds and automotive modules.UCHA is focused on becoming more competitive while maintaining high quality and safety. The company has ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certification and strictly follows quality and process improvement practices such as total productive manufacturing (TPM), Kaizen, and 5S. At the Rayong nylon-2 plant, Yokogawa Thailand successfully installed the CENTUM VP production control system, and the plant is now operating very smoothly.Plant InformationLocation:Rayong, ThailandOrder date:2008Completion:201031Success Story CollectionChemical (Fine & Specialty Chemical, Biofuel)& Pharmaceutical

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