20 Sep 2017
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, September 20, 2017 - SABIC has been named winner in two categories at the 2107 European Plastics Innovation Awards ceremony organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and trade association PlasticsEurope in Brussels on Monday (Sept 18).
13 Sep 2017
Sittard, the Netherlands, September 13, 2017 - SABIC today continued its global expansion with the inauguration of a new polypropylene (PP) pilot plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, and the announcement of a new investment in a state-of-the-art PP extrusion facility to be built at the same location.
13 Sep 2017
Sittard, the Netherlands, September 13, 2017 - SABIC’s latest pilot plant for development of next-generation polypropylenes (PP) is now on-stream in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands. The gas-phase polymerization licensed technology plant includes a dedicated extrusion line and it will support the production at nearby full-scale plants of materials that meet the needs of various customer industries, most notably automotive, pipe, appliances and advanced packaging.
8 Jun 2017
Sittard, the Netherlands, June 8, 2017 - SABIC has been named a winner of the prestigious Best Polymer Producer Award in the category of Polypropylene at an award ceremony held in conjunction with the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) Annual Event on 1 June 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
1 Jun 2017
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 1, 2017 - Capacitors are ubiquitous in electrical products, and have many uses in electronic applications and electrical systems. To address the growing need for lightweight, compact, high energy density capacitors able to store large amounts of electrical energy for long periods of time without significant current leakage and loss of charge even at high temperatures, SABIC is launching a new polyetherimide (PEI) film - ULTEM™ film UTF120.
16 May 2017
SABIC extends its impact copolymers with the new phthalate-free SABIC® PP FLOWPACT FPC70 grade for rigid packaging
Sittard, the Netherlands, May 16, 2017 - With tomorrow’s resource challenges, packaging has a crucial role to play, particularly in helping to reduce waste in the global food supply and in protecting goods for consumers while complying with ever more stringent regulations that are put in place to increase food and consumer safety in packaging industry. Today’s fast-paced lifestyles also are driving demand for pre-packed food; for hot filled packaging such as cups and bottles as well as microwave use. At the same time, consumer expectations are driving OEMs and brand owners to create packaging that is robust, easy to open and distinctively shaped with vibrant graphics. These challenges need to be met while lowering weight and cost by reducing packaging thickness with down gauging, faster production cycle times, and minimizing waste and the environmental impact.
15 May 2017
SABIC’s new phthalate-free polypropylene impact copolymers enable downgauging and faster processing for thinwall packaging
Riyadh, May 15, 2017 - SABIC announces an important expansion of its industry leading SABIC® PP polypropylene portfolio for packaging industry with the introduction of two new high flow, injection-molding grades, SABIC® PP “513MK46” and “512MK46”, impact copolymers based on a phthalate free catalyst. These new offerings open further opportunities for packaging manufacturers and convertors with production efficiency through shorter cycle times and weight savings through thin wall manufacturing. The new grades are developed to help SABIC customers to comply with industry’s organoleptic requirements for taste and odor, with excellent stiffness and higher top-load strength for high stack ability that help manufacturers achieve faster production cycle times, lower transport and storage costs.
10 May 2017
SABIC debuts new portfolio of high-performance filaments for fused deposition modeling at RAPID + TCT
Pittsburgh, Penn., May 10, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in thermoplastic technology, unveiled today at RAPID + TCT 2017 a new portfolio of high-performance filament grades for fused deposition modeling. The new products, being showcased in booth #2537, address growing global demand for greater material choices in the industrial filament market and lay the groundwork for SABIC’s strategy to help drive the growth of additive manufacturing from a prototyping technology to full-scale production. In addition to a long history of materials innovation, SABIC offers the expertise and resources to support testing, design and development of new additive manufacturing technologies.
3 May 2017
SABIC and Airborne International join forces in the development of fully automated and digitized composites production processes
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 3, 2017 - SABIC, via its corporate venturing arm, has invested growth capital in composites specialist Airborne International B.V. (“Airborne”) in The Hague. With this investment, SABIC joins a growth financing round by existing shareholders including Pangaea Ventures Fund III, L.P., HPE PRO Institutional Fund B.V., Participatiemaatschappii Innovation Quarter B.V. and Innovatiefonds Brabant B.V.. The financing round will contribute to Airborne’s full automation and digitization of composite manufacturing of goods that require less weight and higher strength from an array of industries.
29 Mar 2017
Lightweight PP and plastic-metal hybrid solutions among those SABIC featuring at Germany’s VDI Congress
Mannheim, Germany, March 29, 2017 - With the automotive industry’s continued focus on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency, materials-maker SABIC is presenting a range of solutions at this year’s VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering Congress in Mannheim, Germany.
27 Mar 2017
Hamburg, Germany, March 27, 2017 - As airlines seek the opportunity to reduce weight, differentiate their brands, minimize costs and enhance their customers’ flying experiences, they look for versatile materials, creative design options and global support from suppliers who understand these desired outcomes.
13 Mar 2017
Lelystad, The Netherlands, March 13, 2017 - SABIC is expanding its UDMAX™ range of continuous fiber thermoplastic composites with the addition of carbon fiber-reinforced tapes, which will be on display at its stand at the JEC in Paris, March 14-16th. The new materials are UDMAX GPE (glass fiber-reinforced polyethylene) and UDMAX CPA (carbon fiber-reinforced polyamide).