“At SABIC, we devote an enormous amount of time working to deeply understand our customers’ industry and business challenges. These detailed insights help to fuel our ability to translate our industry commitment into real action – ultimately making the right long-term strategic investments that are relevant and impactful to our customers’ future success,” said Keith Smith, SABIC executive vice president, Innovative Plastics. “Whether it’s expanding our capacity in key product lines, strengthening our presence in vital growth regions, or taking technology and application development to new levels – we work to ensure that our actions speak louder than our words.”
Vital polycarbonate (PC) capacity investments:
“We use our customer and industry knowledge coupled with our unparalleled technology expertise to constantly improve our product portfolio both in breadth and customer relevance, said Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh, SABIC vice president, Low Density and Linear Low Polyethylene, Polymers. “Our innovative material solutions, design assistance, processing support, and delivery solutions enable us to proactively address our global customers’ evolving needs.”
Innovative Solutions on Display
SABIC’s Polymers and Innovative Plastics businesses are showcasing a number of new high-performance, light weight and sustainable materials solutions and applications in the following industry sectors:
Weight reduction for Range Rover Evoque: SABIC’
Weight-out in hybrid and electric vehicle batteries: SABIC’
Advanced technology for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) tape extrusion: SABIC and Starlinger developed advanced technology for PET tape extrusion lines for applications such as carpet backing, coated tarpaulins and self-reinforced composites for automotive and transportation.
Reduced eco impact of Canon’s scanner housing: Canon selected SABIC’s high-performance Xenoy iQ ENH resin with up-cycled post-consumer recycle (PCR) content for the imageFORMULA DR-M160 high-speed document scanner. Xenoy iQ ENH resin also features non-halogenated flame retardance.
Lexan CFR (clear flame retardant) copolymer for sustainable electronics:
Exceptional clarity of Polypropylene (PP) Qrystal random copolymer for thin-wall containers: A new-generation clarifying agent improves the aesthetics of SABIC’s Qrystal PP. This material also provides high flow for high cavitation and reduced temperature processing to cut cycle times.
A display featuring a variety of energy storage solutions: SABIC’
Sustainable solutions for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations: Valox iQ* resin incorporates up-cycled post-consumer PET from water bottles and offers molded-in color to avoid secondary painting to significantly enhance the environmental benefits of the Leviton Evr-Green™ electric vehicle cord set, a portable charger for EVs.
High-density polyethylene (HDPE) bimodal high-pressure pipe: SABIC Polymers’ HDPE bimodal high-pressure pipe for municipal water distribution offers improved thickness control and balanced mechanical properties.
Lexan Thermoclick sheet for energy savings: Lexan Thermoclick sheet systems in 40 mm thickness features a unique, insulative, 5-wall X-structure that delivers an excellent U-value and high impact resistance for cladding and façades of buildings.
Lexan Thermoclear sheet for years of weatherability:
New Lexan LUX grades for LED lighting: SABIC’
PWB Health’s Breastlight™:
Major firsts for Volvo Trucks North America: The trucking industry’s first injection-molded roof fairing, featured on all 2013 Volvo heavy-duty trucks, is produced using SABIC’s Cycoloy resin and CK Technologies’
New hood for Apache agricultural sprayers: Allen Extruders’ Alextra®-MV sheet – a material made with SABIC’s Lexan SLX resin coextruded over Cycoloy resin – has slashed the weight of this major part by up to 140 lbs. vs. previous fiberglass hoods.
LNP Thermocomp* compounds for aluminum replacement in airline tray table arms: These lightweight, high-strength carbon-fiber-