SABIC

SABICSABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products: chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, and agri-nutrients.

SABIC supports its customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end-use applications such as Automotive, Hygiene & Healthcare, Electrical & Electronics, Packaging, Agriculture, Consumer Products, and Building & Construction.

The company has close to 29,000 employees worldwide, serving customers in more than 140 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, SABIC has 11,070 patents and pending applications, and has significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.

SABIC
Europaboulevard 1
6135 LD Sittard
Netherlands

+31 46 722 2222

www.sabic.com

SABIC to feature at PCIM Europe first commercial application of ELCRES™ HTV150A film in capacitors

Nichicon’s high heat capacitor elements before casing and sealing are made from SABIC’s ELCRES™ HTV150A dielectric film.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will highlight at PCIM Europe 2024 (in Hall 7, Booth 140) the first commercial application of its high-heat ELCRES™ HTV150A dielectric film. Japan’s Nichicon Corporation used this ultra-thin specialty film to develop high-temperature, high-voltage, commercial-quality capacitors for AC-DC traction inverter modules in electric vehicles. This technological breakthrough addresses industry demand for advanced film capacitors which can enable more-efficient AC-DC power modules.

SABIC’s versatile ULTEM resins, on display at AIX 2024, support recycling and sustainability goals

SABIC is highlighting its broad and diverse portfolio of ULTEM™ materials at the 2024 Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX). At its exhibit (Stand #6C51B), the company is displaying aircraft applications that benefit from a variety of ULTEM materials, including interior parts, seating, lighting, structural elements, electrical components, and composites.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is highlighting its broad and diverse portfolio of ULTEM™ materials at the 2024 Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX). ULTEM resin, a polyetherimide (PEI), is adaptable to a wide range of formats, including foam, sheet, fiber, powder, and composite and honeycomb structures. Due to their versatility and desirable attributes, these resins offer the industry a smooth transition path from traditional thermosets to lighter, more environmentally cautious and more easily processed thermoplastics. At its exhibit (Stand #6C51B), the company is displaying aircraft applications that benefit from a variety of ULTEM materials, including interior parts, seating, lighting, structural elements, electrical components and composites.

Primeur: ENGIE en Solarge plaatsen grootste circulaire zonne-installatie bij SABIC in Genk

ENGIE, Solarge en SABIC slaan de handen ineen voor een zonnepaneleninstallatie van 2,4 MWp op de site van SABIC in Genk. Uniek aan deze circulaire zonnepanelen is dat ze 100% recyclebaar zijn, veel minder wegen dan traditionele zonnepanelen én door Solarge in Nederland geproduceerd worden met SABIC-materialen.

Specialized SABIC® PP-UMS foam resin can help reduce vehicle emissions and increase recyclability

Two diverse transportation applications – structural cores for sandwich panels in delivery vans, trucks and recreational vehicles (RVs) and blow-molded air ducts – can be made from SABIC® PP-UMS (Polypropylene – Ultra Melt Strength) foam resin.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is spotlighting two diverse transportation applications that demonstrate the potential benefits of SABIC® PP-UMS (Polypropylene – Ultra Melt Strength) foam resin at NPE2024 (Booth #S19005). This distinctive material features high melt strength for outstanding foamability and enables the extrusion of PP foams with very low density, excellent impact resistance and compliance with VDA 278 emissions regulations. SABIC PP-UMS foam resin’s processing versatility allows PP foams, subject to user testing, to be used in structural cores for sandwich panels in delivery vans, trucks and recreational vehicles (RVs), and to provide structural and insulative properties in blow-molded air ducts. Examples of these applications, on display at the SABIC booth, illustrate the suitability of this foam resin for broad use in transportation components that can benefit from significant weight reduction and potential cost optimization.

SABIC introduces VALOX HX325HP resin for high-precision diabetes management devices, offering excellent processability & chemical resistance

SABIC has introduced VALOX™ HX325HP resin, a new high-performance, medical-grade PBT material solution that combines outstanding processability with high chemical resistance and validated biocompatibility for high-precision applications with skin, tissue or blood contact. The material has been engineered to help manufacturers in the medical and pharmaceutical markets meet a growing need for diabetes management devices, such as insulin delivery pens, insulin pumps, auto-injectors and continuous glucose monitors, as well as gears and other internal components.SABIC, a global leader in the chemicals industry, today announced the availability of VALOX™ HX325HP resin, a new high-performance, medical-grade, injection molding polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resin. Developed especially for high-precision parts, such as components of insulin delivery pens, insulin pumps, auto-injectors and continuous glucose monitors, this new resin combines outstanding processability with high chemical resistance and validated biocompatibility. SABIC will be featuring VALOX HX325HP resin at NPE2024 and will display auto injectors as candidate applications for this material at its booth (#S19005).

SABIC testing shows high potential of phase-change thermoplastics in preventing thermal runaway in EV batteries

Cylindrical battery cells arranged within a thermal runaway barrier made of SABIC’s flame retardant STAMAX™ resin with a minimum intercellular gap of 1.0 mm, before thermal runaway test.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is reporting here at NPE2024 test results that underline the high potential of thermoplastic-based thermal runaway barrier solutions to help prevent fire spread in electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The SABIC sub-system level test series showed that a battery module box made from the company’s STAMAX™ 30YH570 long glass fiber polypropylene (PP) resin with intercellular thickness as low as 1mm has a potential to act as an effective thermal barrier solution by preventing thermal runaway propagation in 18650 cylindrical cells. It provides the necessary thermal insulation and flame resistance to reduce the chances of cell-to-cell propagation in a thermal runaway scenario and thus mitigate the risks of a catastrophic safety incident. This material in combination with compressible foams also has shown promising results to contain thermal runaway propagation in prismatic and pouch cells.

NPE2024: SABIC showcasing progress in plastic innovation for a more sustainable future

SABIC is highlighting at NPE2024 (Booth #S19005) a wide range of solutions that demonstrate the value of plastics for a more sustainable planet. Under the theme “Collaborating to Create the Future,” the company is presenting innovative solutions that are in production today and others that are on their way to broader adoption. Examples of SABIC’s developments in plastics and its collaborations are evident across spaces in the booth dedicated to the following industries: advanced packaging, automotive/transportation, building and construction, consumer goods, electrical and electronics, and hygiene and healthcare. SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is highlighting at NPE2024 (Booth #S19005; May 6-10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida) a wide range of solutions that demonstrate the value of plastics for a more sustainable future. Under the theme “Collaborating to Create the Future,” the company is presenting innovative solutions that are available today and others that are on their way to broader adoption. This includes examples of the company’s work with manufacturers and others across the value chain on circular plastic solutions available under its TRUCIRCLE program and new approaches with plastics under its BLUEHERO initiative that can help in the shift to electrification.

SABIC NPE2024 press kit

SABICSABIC (Booth S19005) is participating at NPE2024 under the theme “Collaborating to Create the Future”. With more than 55,000 leaders from over 110 countries representing every industry—from automotive to healthcare to consumer products to construction and more, NPE® is the largest plastics trade show in the Americas and one of the most innovative business events in the world.

SABIC’S ULTEM™ resin in PEM water electrolyzer solutions can help advance the use of clean energy technology

FE Tooling, a Chinese manufacturer, selected ULTEM™ resin to make structural components used in proton exchange membrane water electrolyzer (PEMWE) solutions. ULTEM resin was chosen for the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) support film, bipolar plate frames and insulation boards because of its excellent properties, such as compressive strength, creep resistance, high modulus, hydro-stability in acids and low ion leaching.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, announced today that FE Tooling selected ULTEM resin to manufacture structural components used in PEMWE applications. The Chinese manufacturer chose ULTEM resin for the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) support film, bipolar plate frames and insulation boards because of its excellent properties, such as compressive strength, creep resistance, high modulus, hydro-stability in acids and low ion leaching. ULTEM resin can facilitate assembly and help enable reliable and safe long-term operation of the PEMWE system.

SABIC and Cybershield team up to advance use of plated ULTEM resin in aircraft parts

This inFlite™ demonstrator from Russtech Engineering will be displayed at NPE2024 and AIX 2024. It shows various electrical connector backshells that are well-suited for use in AV control modules in commercial aircraft. These connector backshells are designed and produced using plated ULTEM™ 2310 resin. SABIC and Cybershield collaborated to exchange knowledge of ULTEM resin molding and electroless plating, respectively.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced its collaboration with Cybershield, Inc., a U.S. supplier of metalized plastic components, to advance the use of plated ULTEM resins in aerospace applications. Through this collaboration, which will be featured at the upcoming NPE2024 and the 2024 Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX), SABIC’s team shared with Cybershield their extensive expertise on injection molding of high-heat ULTEM resins. This training prepared Cybershield for successfully molding ULTEM 2310 resin into backshells for electrical connectors that are well suited for use in used in audiovisual (AV) control modules for commercial aircraft.

SABIC, Napco and FONTE have joined forces to launch first bread packaging made with fully recycled post-consumer plastic in KSA

SABIC, Napco and FONTE have joined forces to launch the first bread packaging in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) using fully mass balance certified circular food-contact polyethylene resins based on locally recycled post-consumer plastic as part of SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has announced the successful roll-out of the first circular packaging project in Saudi Arabia as part of its TRUCIRCLE™ program to accelerate the implementation of a circular plastic economy. FONTE, a major player of the bakery industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has introduced bread bags made with SABIC’s certified circular polyethylene (PE) in their Oat Arabic Bread. The bags are made by Napco National, a vertically integrated Saudi manufacturer of flexible film and packaging products, using two food-contact certified circular polyethylene resin grades (LLDPE) from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio. Following the kick-off of the joint project in March 2023 and successful completion of the trial phase at Napco, FONTE has started to introduce the flexible bags to stores throughout Saudi Arabia.

BASF, SABIC, and Linde celebrate the start-up of the world's first large-scale electrically heated steam cracking furnace

BASF, SABIC, and Linde celebrate the start-up of the world's first large-scale electrically heated steam cracking furnace.Today, BASF, SABIC, and Linde have inaugurated the world’s first demonstration plant for large-scale electrically heated steam cracking furnaces. Following three years of development, engineering, and construction work, the regular operation of the demonstration plant is now ready to start at BASF’s Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. In March 2021 the three companies signed a joint agreement to develop and demonstrate solutions for electrically heated steam cracking furnaces.

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