SABIC

SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SABIC 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, agri-nutrients and metals.

SABIC supports its customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end-use applications such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy. Production in 2019 was 72.6 million metric tons.

SABIC has more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, SABIC has 12,540 global patent filings, 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

Orkla and IRPLAST join SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ initiative for consumer goods packaging using certified renewable plastics

Orkla, a leading Nordic supplier of branded consumer goods to the grocery, out of home, specialized retail, pharmacy and bakery sectors, has launched its first chips packaging using certified renewable PP polymer from SABIC’s ISCC PLUS accredited TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio. The sustainable material is derived from tall oil, a residual product from the Nordic forestry industry, and enables up to 50 percent reduction of CO2 emissions vs. conventional flexible packaging from traditional fossil feedstock. 
(Photo: Orkla)SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry today announced that Orkla, a diversified Nordic brand owner in business-to-consumer (B2C) commerce with foods, snacks, food care for sport and food ingredients, has launched its first chips packaging using certified renewable polypropylene (PP) polymer from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio. The sustainable material is derived from tall oil, a residual product from the Nordic forestry industry, and is converted into a Biaxially Oriented PolyPropylene (BOPP) by IRPLAST, a major Italian vertically integrated manufacturer of specialty S-BOPP films and converter of printed shrinkable BOPP roll-fed labels and PSA tapes. In Orkla’s chips bags, the material solution helps lower the carbon footprint of the three partners’ value chain in half compared to the use of traditional non-renewable plastics.

SABIC and Schwarz Group embark on pilot project for vegetable bags made from TRUCIRCLE™ certified circular polyethylene 

Flexible film using SABIC’s certified circular polyethylene, being introduced into Schwarz Group’s Lidl and Kaufland retail stores in Germany as part of a pilot project.SABIC, a global leader in the chemicals industry, has embarked on a pilot project with Schwarz Group, Europe’s largest retail store operator, for the use of transparent film bags made from certified circular polyethylene (PE) in vegetable packaging. The project will include various different PE technologies from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio based on materials produced via feedstock recycling of mixed and used plastic. Through this project 1 kg bags for organic carrots, made of flexible film using SABIC’s certified circular polyethylene, will be introduced between October and December 2020 by the retail group into selected stores operating under the Lidl and Kaufland brands in Germany.

SABIC, the Estée Lauder Companies and Origins announce collaboration to unveil the first premium brand packaging tube made with certified circular polyolefins

SABIC, the Estée Lauder Companies and Origins announce collaboration to unveil the first premium brand packaging tube made with certified circular polyolefins.SABIC, a global leader in the chemicals industry, today announced its collaboration with The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC), a global leader in prestige beauty, global skincare brand Origins Natural Resources Inc. and beauty packaging manufacturer Albéa for the upcoming 2021 market debut of an advanced beauty tube pack for Origins. Origins will be the first prestige beauty brand to use certified circular polyolefins from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio to launch a tube pack format of its global best-selling Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask.

SABIC’s Specialties business on track to establish stand-alone operations

SABIC today confirms that the establishment of its Specialties strategic business unit (SBU), as a separate, stand-alone business, which will remain owned by SABIC, is on track. While SABIC continues to monitor the business impacts of COVID-19, at this time, it anticipates that the timing of the “go-live” for the stand-alone operations of the group of companies embedding its Specialties strategic business unit (SBU) will be November 1, 2020.

‘World first’ tea capsules made using SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE solution for certified circular polypropylene

‘World first’ tea capsules made using SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ solution for certified circular polypropylene.Avoury®, the new brand launched by Melitta Single Portions, is working with SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio of solutions and services to create its pioneering new premium organic tea capsules, made from certified circular polypropylene (PP) that uses feedstock made from used plastic. The launch represented an innovative use of recycled, transparent plastic tea capsules in the industry, representing an exciting step towards a more sustainable future with products which are easier to recycle and that help to create a circular economy for plastics.

SABIC and Fibertex Personal Care to bring world’s first nonwoven made with certified circular polypropylene

Mikael Staal Axelsen, Group CEO Fibertex Personal Care and Innowo Print and Mette Due Søgaard, QA & Sustainability Director of Fibertex Personal Care at the Aalborg site, exploring ISCC Plus certified nonwovens.SABIC, a global leader in the chemicals industry, is collaborating with Fibertex Personal Care, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of spunbond nonwovens for the hygiene industry, to create a range of nonwovens using high-purity recycled plastics from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio and services. This will be the world’s first nonwovens range based on recycled plastics in the hygiene industry. The initiative is seen by the two partners as an exciting step towards a more sustainable supply chain and greater recyclability for nonwovens.

SABIC deepens collaboration with Brückner to encourage circular material use in film manufacturing

SABIC deepens collaboration with Brückner to encourage circular material use in film manufacturing.SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals, is pleased to announce its recent collaboration with a leader in film manufacturing technologies, Brückner Maschinenbau. This industry-leading innovation combines SABIC’s certified circular BOPP and BOPE materials with Brückner’s world leading manufacturing technology for flexible packaging. The collaboration aims to encourage flexible packaging manufacturers to use SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ solutions for certified circular polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) to create more sustainable products.

SABIC launches innovative TF-BOPE film for frozen food packaging

SABIC launches innovative TF-BOPE film for frozen food packaging.SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals, has launched a sustainable packaging solution for frozen food which combines a new polyethylene (PE) grade with innovative film production technology. Compared to conventional blow PE film solutions, it offers significantly higher throughput and also has potential for down-gauging, making it attractive from both a commercial and sustainability standpoint.

IRPLAST joins SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE initiative by launching circular LOOPP and renewable NOPP film to create sustainable flexible packaging

IRPLAST joins SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ initiative by launching circular LOOPP and renewable NOPP film to create sustainable flexible packaging.IRPLAST S.p.A., a prominent global producer of simultaneously bi-oriented BOPP film, for manufacturing of printed adhesive tapes, wrap­around labels for the food, beverage dairy, personal & home care markets and also for multi-pack solutions, has selected certified circular and certified renewable SABIC® PP polymers from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio for its new S-BOPP film solutions. This portfolio offers brand owners and packaging suppliers the ability to achieve more sustainable packaging material solutions, which are immediately implementable, without having to change packaging appearance or packaging machinery, eliminating any need for investment in machinery or processes.

SABIC partners with Elkamet to introduce its polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstock into lighting applications

Elkamet will be using SABIC’s LEXAN™ polycarbonate (PC) resin based on certified renewable feedstock in several end applications for the lighting industry.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced its partnership with Elkamet Kunststofftechnik GmbH, an industry leader in the plastics processing industry. Elkamet will be using SABIC’s LEXAN polycarbonate (PC) resin based on certified renewable feedstock in several end applications for the lighting industry.

Enhanced Sealing Integrity and Puncture Resistance

Enhanced Sealing Integrity and Puncture Resistance.The FAO (2015) estimates a 30% of food loss in the midst of supply chain process, where amongst other things, the food has to undergo the rigors of transportation and handling from farm to table. Further, deeper and earlier saltwater intrusion as well as more frequent droughts two highly damaging effects of climate change on life and economy in coastal regions throughout Southeast Asia. As a result, many farmers and people in remote areas are in need of solutions to help them secure their freshwater access and crop supplies (IFRC, 2020).

Jiangsu Hansu launches high-performance UD composite tapes featuring SABIC’s ULTEM™ powder at China Composites Expo 2020

Jiangsu Hansu New Material Co., Ltd. introduced at China Composites Expo 2020, in booth #3511, its new family of high-performance, unidirectional (UD) composite tapes — H-poly-Stallone-CF7000_PEI — made with continuous carbon fiber and SABIC’s ULTEM™ 1000F3SP powder.Jiangsu Hansu New Material Co., Ltd. introduced at China Composites Expo 2020, in booth #3511, its new family of high-performance, unidirectional (UD) composite tapes — H-poly-Stallone-CF7000_PEI — made with continuous carbon fiber and SABIC’s ULTEM 1000F3SP powder. Jiangsu Hansu, a leading thermoplastic composites manufacturer based in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, worked with SABIC to develop the new UD tapes for potential use in high-performance aerospace applications such as seat frames and luggage compartments. As a possible replacement for metal, these UD tapes provide opportunities to reduce weight, improve fuel efficiency and support sustainability—key goals for the aircraft industry. SABIC’s ULTEM powder, a special form of advanced polyetherimide (PEI), elevates the performance of tapes by supplying inherent flame retardance, long-term heat stability, outstanding strength and stiffness, and dimensional stability.

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