SABIC launches STADECK heavy-duty panels

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, July 30, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, announces the launch of STADECK, its new heavy- duty panel for the building and construction industry. Made from glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin, the panel is extremely lightweight and offers significant advantages across a wide range of construction applications and building techniques where weight saving is important.

Although the panels are low weight, their innovative construction and design makes them remarkably strong. Additionally, STADECK panels have great weather- and chemical resistance, have anti-slip properties and excellent fire behavior. STADECK panels are NEN-EN 12811-1 certified which makes them a good candidate for scaffolding applications.

When compared to standard wooden planks, commonly used in the building industry, STADECK panels are a more sustainable option, due to their excellent recyclability and weight savings, which can be as much as 60 percent. Added to which, cost savings of up to 32 percent, the panels deliver significant handling advantages along with financial benefits - in addition to reducing overall construction weight.

“SABIC has always played a pioneering role in the development of ground-breaking new materials,” said Mr. Peter van den Bleek, Senior Product Manager. “The addition of STADECK panels to our portfolio of innovative products is further testament to SABIC’s forward-looking capabilities and commitment to delivering greater productivity, safety and profitability to our building and construction customers.”

Corrosion-free and moisture resistant, STADECK panels have been shown to have a significantly longer life than wooden planks. The new panels are particularly well suited to building applications such as scaffolding, frame works decking, fencing, floodwalls, jetties, sheathing, and wheel chair ramps, among many others. Quickly installed, STADECK panels are also well suited for temporary applications such as flooring at events and festivals.

The panels can be produced in different colors like wood, stone and grass variated colors - and come in the following standard dimensions, although custom lengths can be supplied on request: gauge 55 mm; width 230 mm; and lengths of 3,000 mm and 6,000 mm.

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SABIC is a global leader in diversified chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We manufacture 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.

We support our customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end markets such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy.

SABIC recorded a net profit of SR 18.4 billion (US$ 4.9 billion) in 2017. Sales revenues for 2017 totaled SR 149.8 billion (US$ 39.9 billion). Total assets stood at SR 322.5 billion (US$ 86 billion) at the end of 2017. Production in 2017 stood at 71.2 million metric tons.

SABIC has more than 34,000 employees worldwide and operates in more than 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, we have 11,534 global patent filings, and have significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.

The Saudi Arabian government owns 70 percent of SABIC shares with the remaining 30 percent publicly traded on the Saudi stock exchange.

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