SABIC 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, 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 2020 was 60.8 million metric tons.
The company has more than 32,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, SABIC has 9,946 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
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5 Aug 2021
SABIC first in industry to launch circular polycarbonate produced from post- consumer mixed plastic, based on advanced recycling
SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced the launch of its certified circular polycarbonate (PC) resin and blends made from the upcycling of post-consumer mixed plastic - a first in the industry. This solution, based on advanced recycling, demonstrates SABIC’s ongoing commitment to drive towards a circular economy for plastics, by increasing the availability of more sustainable products.
4 Aug 2021
SABIC’s new LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ compounds deliver exceptional warpage control, laser welding capability allowing design freedom for improved signal transmission for ADAS radar covers
As urbanization propels the development of self-driving technology and broader implementation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), automotive OEMs and tiers are actively seeking high-performance materials that can optimize the capabilities of today’s higher-frequency (>75 GHz), millimeter-wave (mmWave) radar units. To help meet this need, SABIC is launching two new materials, LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ WFC06I and WFC06IXP compounds, developed for the front and back enclosure covers (respectively) of next-generation radar units. The new glass fiber-reinforced polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) grades offer a very low dissipation factor (Df) and dielectric constant (Dk) to help support the transmission of higher-frequency radar signals. They also feature super-low warpage that allows designers to potentially create new, thinner covers that improve signal transmission. Furthermore, these new SABIC products can contribute to efficient radar unit assembly by supporting high-speed, high-precision laser welding. In fact, LNP THERMOCOMP WFC06I compound provides excellent laser transmission performance among PBT materials currently available.
26 Jul 2021
SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has announced that its Functional Forms plant in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands, has been accredited under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS scheme for providing a new range of LEXAN™ film and sheet products based on certified renewable feedstock. The new film and sheet product offering connects with the company’s existing TRUCIRCLE™ initiative and responds to a globally growing demand for further sustainable material solutions in an increasingly more circular plastics economy.
29 Jun 2021
SABIC’s new LNP™ ELCRES™ EXL resin delivers superior flame retardance for ultra-thin parts to help Realme address the new IEC 62368-1 regulatory safety standard for consumer electronic devices
The implementation of the International Electrotechnical Commission’s new IEC 62368-1 safety standard for consumer electronics is prompting many manufacturers to seek higher-performing flame-retardant (FR) materials. Realme, a leading Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has selected SABIC’s new LNP™ ELCRES™ EXL7414 copolymer resin for the battery enclosure of its C25 phone to achieve UL 94 V0 FR compliance at 0.6mm, addressing the new IEC standard. Additionally, the superior flame retardance of the new LNP copolymer resin supports its potential use in ultra-thin-wall components to help save device weight and space in ever-thinner designs. SABIC’s LNP ELCRES EXL7414 copolymer resin also delivers excellent flow for thin-wall molding; ductility to resist damage from drops; and good chemical resistance to withstand ultraviolet (UV)-cured painting. The new Realme smartphone launched in March 2021.
16 Jun 2021
Fraunhofer, SABIC, and Procter & Gamble join forces in closed-loop recycling pilot project for single-use facemasks
Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, SABIC and Procter & Gamble (P&G) today announced their collaboration in an innovative circular economy pilot project which aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of closed-loop recycling of single-use facemasks.
8 Jun 2021
SABIC and Local Motors conduct feasibility study of recycling scrap thermoplastic parts and shavings from 3D printing process
With the desire to improve the circularity of large format additive manufacturing (LFAM), SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, and Local Motors, a next-generation vehicle manufacturer, completed a joint study on the feasibility of recycling scrap thermoplastic parts and shavings from the 3D printing process. The study explored more sustainable alternatives to landfilling large, printed parts in anticipation of wider adoption of LFAM. It included analyzing the printability and mechanical properties of SABIC’s LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ AM reinforced compound, used by Local Motors, after being printed, reclaimed, ground and reprocessed into pellet form. The study determined that material from post-production parts and scrap can potentially be reused in LFAM or other processes, such as injection molding or extrusion, at amounts up to 100 percent. These insights can help identify a feasible path to circularity and an extended lifecycle for materials used by the LFAM industry.
2 Jun 2021
SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced that Delica AG will be introducing a new range of more sustainable coffee capsules based on SABIC’s certified renewable polymers for use in its proprietary Delizio capsule machines. Delica will be using certified renewable polypropylene (PP) resins in the coffee capsules. The bio-feedstock based “second generation” materials are part of SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio of circular products and services. The new capsules were introduced in the market in April 2021 and replace fossil-based virgin PP.
20 May 2021
EconCore’S new honeycomb cores made with SABIC's NORYL GTX™ resin deliver high heat performance and potential for recyclability for EV batteries and photovoltaics structures
EconCore, a global leader in honeycomb technologies, has developed new honeycomb cores for laminated sandwich panels made with SABIC’s NORYL GTX™ resin, a polyphenylene ether (PPE) blend, and EconCore’s proprietary technology. The new honeycomb core presents higher heat performance, better dimensional stability and lower water absorption compared to honeycomb structures made with traditional thermoplastics. These properties enable the new core material to be used in demanding applications such as certain automotive, e-mobility and photovoltaic components. Furthermore, combining this new honeycomb core with thermoplastic composite skins to produce an all-thermoplastic sandwich panel can facilitate recycling. These desirable performance attributes and enhanced sustainability can open new market and application opportunities for EconCore honeycombs made with NORYL GTX resin.
12 May 2021
SABIC debuts high-purity sd1100p dianhydride for flexible PI films to help improve speed in 5G devices
SABIC today introduced its new high-purity SD1100P specialty dianhydride powder for polyimide (PI) film formulations for potential use in 5G flexible printed circuit boards (PCBs), colorless displays and other flexible electronics applications. This 4,4’-bisphenol A dianhydride (BPADA) powder helps customers produce high molecular weight PI formulations that can deliver improved balance between thermal and mechanical properties. Compared to other commercially available dianhydrides, SABIC’s SD1100P BPADA powder may offer performance improvements including a lower dielectric constant and dissipation factor, reduced water absorption and improved metal adhesion for creating films and varnishes used in copper-clad laminates, coverlays and adhesives.
11 May 2021
With automakers accelerating their shift to an all-electric future, SABIC continues developing thermoplastic-based solutions and harnessing its expertise to help the industry optimize the performance of electric vehicles (EVs). Most notably, the company’s automotive business has developed a plastic-intensive EV battery pack concept using a systems-engineering approach, which underscores the value of lightweight plastics to address critical industry needs for flexible design, enhanced performance, greater safety and improved economics.
6 May 2021
SABIC and KraussMaffei's NETSTAL brand officially open thin-wall packaging application center in Switzerland
SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its collaboration with KraussMaffei HighPerformance AG at the partner’s Thin-Wall Packaging Application Center in Näfels, Switzerland, the site of KraussMaffei's Swiss subsidiary and manufacturer of high-performance injection molding systems known under the NETSTAL brand. The expanded Application Center was officially opened today in a virtual ceremony hosted by officials from both companies and attended online by customers, brand owners and other value chain partners. The Application Center will enable innovative application, material and processing solutions in the thin-wall packaging industry through closer collaboration across the segment’s entire value chain.
29 Apr 2021
SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced that Beiersdorf will innovate the packaging of its world-leading ‘NIVEA Naturally Good’ range of face creams using SABIC’s certified renewable polymers. SABIC’s bio-based polypropylene (PP) resin, part of its TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio, will be used for producing the jars of Beiersdorf’s NIVEA Naturally Good day and night face creams. The new NIVEA packaging will be phased in at point-of-sale outlets worldwide from June 2021 onwards and make a major contribution to help Beiersdorf reduce its use of fossil-based virgin PP.