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.

SABIC to present on chemically resistant LNP™ ELCRES™ copolymers at NPE2024

Electric vehicle service equipment may benefit from the chemical resistance properties of SABIC’s LNP™ ELCRES™ copolymers, helping to prevent environmental stress cracking and potentially extending the lifetime of parts.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will give a presentation at NPE2024 about its growing portfolio of chemically resistant, specialty LNP™ ELCRES™ copolymers well suited for a range of demanding applications. Yuanqing (Emily) He, Ph.D., senior business manager for LNP copolymers at SABIC Specialties, will speak on May 6 at 3:00 p.m. on the Innovation Stage in the West Hall (Booth #W2380). She will describe how improved resistance to harsh chemicals provided by LNP copolymers can help prevent or mitigate environmental stress cracking that may lead to premature failure. Application case studies from the healthcare, mobility and consumer electronics industries will illustrate the exceptional performance of these materials. Dr. He will also highlight a path to offer ISCC+ certified renewable resins, which can help reduce an application’s carbon footprint, while providing the same properties.

SABIC investeert in een duurzame toekomst van haar productielocatie in Geleen

SABIC heeft vandaag aangekondigd dat er vanaf eind deze week belangrijke onderhoudswerkzaamheden zullen plaatsvinden op haar locatie in Geleen, op het Chemelot Industrial Park. Het werk, bekend als een 'turnaround', zal meer dan 900 SABIC-medewerkers en meer dan 1.000 contractors omvatten om essentiële taken uit te voeren gedurende een periode van drie maanden.

SABIC signs Memorandum of Understanding with Pashupati Group to target recycling opportunities in India

SABIC and Pashupati have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore, evaluate and develop local business opportunities for recycling of used plastic in India. On the left, Bankey Goenka, Managing Director at Pashupati Group. On the right, Janardhanan Ramanujalu, Vice President South Asia at SABIC.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pashupati Group, a leading Indian recycler of plastic waste and supplier of high-quality recycled products, including polyolefin pellets and recycled packaging bags, with operations in North, West & Southern parts of India. The MoU is targeted at developing local recycling opportunities in India, and expanding SABIC’s global network of qualified recycling partners.

SABIC to demo at OFC 2024 EXTEM™ resins well suited for micro-lens arrays in co-packaged optics

A connector assembly, built by Tyndall, on display at OFC 2024, will show how SABIC’s material solutions can help improve the integration of individual optical components in these designs, using established optical fiber connection technologies. Visitors to SABIC’s booth will be able to examine the assembly to understand how optical integration is achieved using optically transparent EXTEM™ resin.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will demonstrate at the 2024 Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference and Exhibition the advantages of its Edison Award-winning EXTEM™ RH series resins for production and assembly of micro-lens arrays (MLAs) in commercial onboard and co-packaged optics. Two demonstrators built by Tyndall National Institute and the Chip Integration Technology Center (CITC) will be featured at the SABIC booth (#1204) during the event.

SABIC & Jessa Hospital achieve successful step towards creating circular polymers based on advanced recycling of used medical plastic

In a TRUCIRCLE™ collaboration project with Jessa Hospital, Belgium, SABIC has successfully achieved an important step towards creating circular polymers based on advanced recycling of used medical plastic.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of recycling used medical plastic back into the medical materials stream. The project was initiated together with the dialysis department at Jessa Hospital, one of the largest non-university medical cluster in the Limburg region of Flanders, Belgium. Serving as a pilot proof-of-concept, used medical plastic generated at Jessa’s hospitals was converted to pyrolysis oil in an advanced recycling process, delivering circular feedstock for SABIC’s production of TRUCIRCLE™ polymers in medical grade quality with same performance, purity and physiological safety as virgin-based medical grade polymers. This is indispensable for medical approvals by regulators.

SABIC’s new LNP ELCRES SLX resin elevates aesthetics, durability of paint-free exteriors

SABIC’s LNP™ ELCRES™ SLX1271SR resin is a new addition to the company’s weatherable LNP SLX copolymer portfolio. This specialty material features enhanced scratch and mar resistance and a high-gloss surface finish to provide the automotive industry with a new molded-in color solution for exterior components.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today introduced LNP™ ELCRES™ SLX1271SR resin, a new addition to its weatherable LNP SLX copolymer portfolio. This specialty material features enhanced scratch and mar resistance and a high-gloss surface finish to provide the automotive industry with a new molded-in color solution for exterior components. LNP ELCRES SLX1271SR resin also delivers exceptional weatherability, continuous UV stability and good mechanical performance. By adopting this new solution, customers can leverage the environmental and potential system cost advantages of paint elimination while maintaining the attractive appearance of exterior parts over time.

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands visits SABIC & Plastic Energy world-first commercial advanced recycling unit

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands visits SABIC & Plastic Energy world-first commercial advanced recycling unit.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, welcomed Her Majesty, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, to the SABIC and Plastic Energy advanced recycling unit and the SABIC-owned hydrotreater unit. The visit formed part of a broader working visit of the Queen to the Chemelot industrial site in Geleen, the Netherlands, to understand the efforts taking place on site in the field of circularity and sustainability.

SABIC’s ULTEM resin enables complex optical carrier design for Blickfeld's first smart LiDAR

Blickfeld Qb2, the first compact smart LiDAR to capture AND process 3D data.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has announced that its ULTEM™ resin has helped Blickfeld, a leading innovator in LiDAR technology, develop their recently launched Qb2 device. Blickfeld’s new Qb2 is the first smart LiDAR sensor that can both capture and process 3D data on a single device. LiDAR (light detection and ranging) is an optical sensing technique that uses lasers to produce highly accurate 3-dimensional measurements of any environment or object. The highly complex and miniaturized optical carrier required for this new device is molded in ULTEM resin. The choice of ULTEM resin helped to reduce total system cost with a lower material cost combined with easier and faster production scale up compared to aluminum.

SABIC’s new LNP LUBRILOY compounds extend portfolio of non-PTFE lubricated materials

SABIC’s new LNP™ LUBRILOY™ portfolio of internally lubricated specialty compounds can meet customer demands for high-performance alternatives to materials lubricated with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which is a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS). These new grades extend SABIC’s LUBRILOY technology to additional base resins and feature a novel, patented lubrication technology enabling OEMs to help avoid health and regulatory issues associated with materials containing intentionally added PFAS.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced here at MD&M West 2024 (Booth #3287) a significant expansion of its LNP™ LUBRILOY™ portfolio of internally lubricated specialty compounds. The new LNP LUBRILOY products can meet customer demands for high-performance alternatives to materials lubricated with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which is a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS). These new grades extend SABIC’s LUBRILOY technology to additional base resins and feature a novel, patented lubrication technology enabling OEMs to help avoid health and regulatory issues associated with materials containing intentionally added PFAS.

SABIC ULTEM HU resins, a highlight at MD&M West 2024, can help ease transition from EtO sterilization

SABIC’s versatile and durable ULTEM™ HU resins are stable across many popular sterilization processes, providing the potential for multiple use options. These resins can also withstand multiple sterilization cycles. Their excellent retention of strength and color can help reduce breakage and discoloration, thereby potentially extending the useful life of applications made with these materials.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will highlight at MD&M West 2024 in Booth #3287 its versatile and durable ULTEM™ HU resins, which can help medical device manufacturers choose alternatives to ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization. Demand is growing for materials compatible with other sterilization methods in anticipation of a new ruling by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that may reduce EtO emissions from commercial sterilization facilities. ULTEM HU resins are stable across many popular sterilization processes, providing the potential for multiple use options. These resins can also withstand multiple sterilization cycles. Their excellent retention of strength and color can help reduce breakage and discoloration, thereby potentially extending the useful life of applications made with these materials.

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