Dec. 22, 2011
-- From the start of the holiday season through New Year’s Day, plastics, whether hidden under the tree or shining brightly on its branches, make the holidays more exciting, meaningful and fun. The new high-tech electronics that shoppers queue up for – from tablets to smart phones to gaming devices and TVs – use plastics and specialty composites for housings and internal components to provide toughness, increase performance and, most notably, create colorful, eye-catching designs. Plastics-rich electronic gifts do more than delight recipients; they keep people connected – soldiers in remote locations video chatting with their families, or grandparents watching their grandchildren open presents on Christmas morning from hundreds of miles away. Plastics also help put dazzle and drama into holiday décor, particularly lighting. As consumers adopt sustainable light emitting diode (LED) lights, high performance plastics, such as SABIC’s Lexan* polycarbonate (PC) resin, are playing a key role in the evolving development of LED technology. This holiday season, plastics technologies from SABIC are making a positive impact on the way people around the world celebrate, connect with loved ones and create lasting memories.