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SABIC Showcases Its Commitment to Help Power Global Customers’ Competitive Advantage at NPE 2012

As host of NPE’s largest booth from any resin manufacturer (booth #29000), SABIC is showcasing its unmatched commitment to the plastics industry – underscoring its focus on helping to power the competitive advantage of its customers around the globe.

Pittsfield, MA, April 04, 2012 --( Specifically, the company is highlighting game-changing case studies that demonstrate how it helps customers address current trends and unique challenges across key global industries including automotive, consumer, energy, infrastructure, healthcare and transportation.

“At SABIC, we devote an enormous amount of time working to deeply understand our customers’ industry and business challenges. These detailed insights help to fuel our ability to translate our industry commitment into real action – ultimately making the right long-term strategic investments that are relevant and impactful to our customers’ future success,” said Keith Smith, SABIC executive vice president, Innovative Plastics. “Whether it’s expanding our capacity in key product lines, strengthening our presence in vital growth regions, or taking technology and application development to new levels – we work to ensure that our actions speak louder than our words.”

“We use our customer and industry knowledge coupled with our unparalleled technology expertise to constantly improve our product portfolio both in breadth and customer relevance,” said Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh, SABIC vice president, Low Density and Linear Low Polyethylene, Polymers. “Our innovative material solutions, design assistance, processing support, and delivery solutions enable us to proactively address our global customers’ evolving needs.”

The SABIC exhibit features material solutions from SABIC’s Innovative Plastics and Polymers businesses.

Innovative Solutions on Display


Weight reduction for Range Rover Evoque: SABIC’s materials – including Noryl GTX* resin for the front fenders, Xenoy iQ* resin for the pedestrian energy absorber and STAMAX* long glass fiber polypropylene (LGFPP) for the instrument panel and inner door modules – contributed to approximately 35 percent overall weight reduction in the Evoque compared to the 2010 Range Rover Sport model. The Evoque is on display in the South Building, Level 2.

Advanced technology for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) tape extrusion: SABIC and Starlinger developed advanced technology for PET tape extrusion lines for applications such as carpet backing, coated tarpaulins and self-reinforced composites for automotive and transportation.


Reduced eco impact of Canon’s scanner housing: Canon selected SABIC’s high-performance Xenoy iQ ENH resin with up-cycled post-consumer recycle (PCR) content for the imageFORMULA DR-M160 high-speed document scanner. Xenoy iQ ENH resin also features non-halogenated flame retardance.

Lexan CFR (clear flame retardant) copolymer for sustainable electronics: Lexan CFR advanced copolymer fills an unmet market need by giving consumer electronics manufacturers a clear material with superior flame resistance at very thin gauges compared to competitive products.

Exceptional clarity of Polypropylene (PP) Qrystal random copolymer for thin-wall containers: A new-generation clarifying agent improves the aesthetics of SABIC’s Qrystal PP. This material also provides high flow for high cavitation and reduced temperature processing to cut cycle times.


Sustainable solutions for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations: Valox iQ* resin incorporates up-cycled post-consumer PET from water bottles and offers molded-in color to avoid secondary painting to significantly enhance the environmental benefits of the Leviton Evr-Green™ electric vehicle cord set, a portable charger for EVs.


High-density polyethylene (HDPE) bimodal high-pressure pipe: SABIC Polymers’ HDPE bimodal high-pressure pipe for municipal water distribution offers improved thickness control and balanced mechanical properties.

New Lexan LUX grades for LED lighting: SABIC’s expanded Lexan LUX product line features three new transparent grades for covers of LED bulbs and tubes. They offer improved initial color, color stability and light transmission during heat aging vs. standard PC.


Major firsts for Volvo Trucks North America: The trucking industry’s first injection-molded roof fairing, featured on all 2013 Volvo heavy-duty trucks, is produced using SABIC’s Cycoloy resin and CK Technologies’ proprietary in-mold coating (IMC) technology. Another breakthrough is the first use of PCR material in a heavy truck. SABIC’s Valox iQ polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resin, which incorporates up-cycled water bottles, is used for the brackets of the side air deflection system for all seven models in the 2012 Volvo VN platform of heavy-duty trucks.

New hood for Apache agricultural sprayers: Allen Extruders’ Alextra®-MV sheet – a material made with SABIC’s Lexan SLX resin coextruded over Cycoloy resin – has slashed the weight of this major part by up to 140 lbs. vs. previous fiberglass hoods.
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