SABIC Innovative Plastics


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    MILAN, Italy -— May 8, 2012 -— SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business is showcasing here at PLAST 2012 its broad and deep portfolio of industry-leading sustainable materials that help customers design, develop and differentiate environmentally responsible products in three key ways. These include:  cutting weight to lower energy usage; reducing waste and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through up-cycling of post-consumer plastic; and providing exceptional flame-smoke-toxicity performance without the use of halogenated additives. Teaming up with Guzman Global, SABIC’s distribution partner in Italy, the company is exhibiting these resin solutions at the Guzman Global stand, Hall 9, Stand B61, with a theme of Sustainability + Performance. Working with Guzman to supply its high-performance engineered materials – combined with unmatched technological expertise and value-added services – SABIC is committed to helping customers advance their sustainability objectives and power their competitive advantage with solutions for more sustainable design.

    PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nov. 22, 2011 — SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business today announced its new patent-pending Lexapanel* polycarbonate (PC) sheet standing seam technology to give architects and builders exceptional flexibility to create sustainable and beautiful translucent roofing and other glazing elements. Lexapanel sheet was developed in collaboration with AmeriLux International, LLC, an authorized North American distributor of SABIC’s Lexan* Thermoclear* and Thermoclick* sheet products. Compared with other standing seam solutions, the new offering provides customers in North America and Europe with far more glazing options, including choice of width, thickness, coating, color, structure and type of connection. Further, Lexapanel sheet delivers the strength, weatherability, clarity and thermal insulation of SABIC’s renowned Lexan PC multiwall sheet. This joint, high-performance solution demonstrates SABIC’s commitment in developing sustainable solutions that promote energy conservation while providing customer focused day-lighting solutions to improve working and living environments. 

    PARIS – Nov. 15, 2011 – Here at the CARTES & IDentification show, Booth 4N062, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business today introduced two new breakthrough Lexan* polycarbonate (PC) film technologies for identification (ID) cards that help simplify integration of additional security features needed to combat identity theft and counterfeiting. New Lexan SDCX co-extruded film and Lexan SC92E flexible hard-coated film provide solutions to the challenges of constructing ID cards and security documents with more and thinner layers and complex manufacturing. Several years after SABIC’s successful introduction of the Lexan Secure ID film portfolio, this expansion of its security product offerings with Lexan SDCX and SC92E high-performance films clearly demonstrates the company’s commitment to identity protection technologies that benefit smartcard manufacturers and consumers alike.  

    PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Nov. 10, 2011 – SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business today announced that two automotive applications molded from its broad portfolio of thermoplastic materials received top honors at the 2011 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE®) Automotive Innovation Awards competition – including the coveted Hall of Fame award and the overall Grand Award. In addition, five other applications were recognized as finalists in other categories. These innovative components – ranging from the world’s first all-plastic door module and a lower leg protection system made with sustainable material to a lighter-weight instrument panel – demonstrate the exceptional scope and diversity of SABIC’s thermoplastic portfolio. They also underscore the many major contributions of SABIC resin technologies in addressing key industry trends and helping customers achieve top automotive industry goals of weight and cost reduction, design freedom and improved safety.

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. – Nov. 1, 2011 – SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business today celebrated a major milestone with the official opening of its specialty polypropylene (PP) compounding operation at its Bay St. Louis, Mississippi manufacturing site. The new compounding operation will supply SABIC® PP compounds and SABIC STAMAX* long glass fiber-filled PP (LGFPP) composites for a wide range of automotive applications. SABIC’s new PP operation answers fast-accelerating demand from automotive OEMs and tiers for local supply of globally-consistent PP materials in North America, supporting production of both regional and global vehicle platforms.

    MEXICO CITY, Oct. 5, 2011 – Here at Plastimagen Mexico 2011, Booth 2216, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business unit today announced an industry first:  new one-piece, reusable concrete forms made from the company’s high-performance LNP* Verton* long glass fiber-reinforced composite. The new corrosion-resistant composite forms were developed by SABIC and Meccano de Mexico, a top Mexican construction supply company, to replace heavy traditional multi-piece steel forms, reducing weight by up to 40 percent, cutting cycle times from three hours to only a few minutes and helping to reduce overall construction costs for more-affordable housing. Today’s announcement is a building & construction industry milestone for both Meccano and SABIC that showcases SABIC’s commitment to working side-by-side with customers to help them achieve business success.

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – September 29, 2011 - Milliken & Company’s Wouter Reyntjens, Ph.D., MBA, Chemical division business development manager, will be a featured speaker at the SPE Automotive TPO Global Conference in Troy, Mich., Oct. 2-5, 2011. Dr. Reyntjens’ talk, entitled “CO2 reduction by lightweighting of plastic car parts with low density TPO compounds,” will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 9:00 a.m. He will describe the benefits of replacing higher-density engineering thermoplastics with low-density thermoplastic olefins (TPOs) featuring Milliken’s Hyperform HPR-803i reinforcing agent in automotive interior parts. This new, high-performance reinforcing agent permits lower levels of filler to be used in TPOs, leading to lower density, reduced weight and reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

    PITTSFIELD, Mass — Sept. 28, 2011 — SABIC’s Innovative Plastics strategic business unit today announced that ResMed – a global leader in medical products for treating and managing respiratory disorders – has selected Cycoloy* and Lexan* resins to enhance the performance, aesthetics and sustainability of the new ResMed S9™ series of sleep apnea devices. SABIC’s Cycoloy polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (PC/ABS) resin, featuring non-halogenated flame retardance and high flow, is used to mold the complex, thin-wall S9™ chassis. Lexan resin, a tough, biocompatible material with exceptional surface finish, is used for the S9™ top case and H5i™ humidifier flip lid. Both materials helped ResMed create a sleek design and outstanding aesthetics for consumer appeal. The next-generation ResMed S9™ device series demonstrates how SABIC’s broad and growing portfolio of high-performance materials and value-added services help healthcare customers create new, innovative technologies. 

    SEATTLE, Sept. 14, 2011 – SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business is showcasing the low moisture absorption of Ultem* polyetherimide (PEI) foam for composite aircraft structures. Ultem resin’s low-moisture absorption is critical in that it helps address two major aircraft OEM challenges:  reducing weight for fuel conservation and emissions reduction, and lowering systems costs while delivering equal or better performance than traditional materials. Low moisture absorption combined with the proven flame-smoke-toxicity (FST), dielectric, acoustic and thermal performance of Ultem foam underscores the pioneering work of SABIC in engineering superior, world-renowned thermoplastic solutions for the aircraft industry.

    PITTSFIELD, Mass — Sept. 8, 2011 — New solar shading panels made from lightweight, durable Lexan* Exell* D polycarbonate (PC) sheet from SABIC’s Innovative Plastics strategic business unit, are making a major contribution to energy efficiency and comfort at the new flagship City of Westminster College in central London.  The high-performance panels filter out direct sunlight to minimize solar gain and glare on computer screens.  They also admit generous amounts of natural light and are expected to significantly reduce building energy requirements, and maintenance and lifespan costs.  SABIC’s ongoing investment in environmentally responsible materials for the global building and construction industry is helping customers meet their sustainability goals with new eco-progressive products.

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