SABIC

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 17.84 billion (US$ 4.76 billion) in 2016. Sales revenues for 2016 totalled SR 132.83 billion (US$ 35.42 billion). Total assets stood at SR 316.89 billion (US$ 84.5 billion) at the end of 2016. Production in 2016 stood at 72.7 million metric tons

SABIC has more than 40,000 employees worldwide and operates in more than 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, we have 12,077 global patent filings, and have significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and North East Asia.

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

SABIC
Europaboulevard 1
6135 LD Sittard
Netherlands
+31 46 722 2222
www.sabic.com

Lightweight PP and plastic-metal hybrid solutions among those SABIC featuring at Germany’s VDI Congress

At this year’s VDI Congress in Mannheim, Germany, SABIC is displaying an injection-molded foamed instrument panel carrier.Mannheim, Germany, March 29, 2017 - With the automotive industry’s continued focus on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency, materials-maker SABIC is presenting a range of solutions at this year’s VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering Congress in Mannheim, Germany.

SABIC Features New Solutions and Design Services at Aircraft Interiors Hamburg

To inspire aircraft industry seating tiers to take a fresh look at seat design and fabrication, SABIC licensed a Studio Gavari design for a sleek and ergonomically advanced economy class seat. The seat was printed using filaments made from SABIC’s ULTEM™ 9085 resin, which is compatible with 3D printing and meets FAR 25.853 flame, smoke and toxicity requirements and OEM-specific heat release standards. The use of 3D printing enabled the rapid prototyping of the Studio Gavari design without the expense of tooling, resulting in an economy class seat with less than 15 components, demonstrating the potential for part consolidation and manufacturing efficiency.Hamburg, Germany, March 27, 2017 - As airlines seek the opportunity to reduce weight, differentiate their brands, minimize costs and enhance their customers’ flying experiences, they look for versatile materials, creative design options and global support from suppliers who understand these desired outcomes.

SABIC launches expanded fiber-reinforced thermoplastics tape portfolio at JEC 2017

Boiler tank wrapped with UDMAX™ GPP45-70.Lelystad, The Netherlands, March 13, 2017 - SABIC is expanding its UDMAX™ range of continuous fiber thermoplastic composites with the addition of carbon fiber-reinforced tapes, which will be on display at its stand at the JEC in Paris, March 14-16th. The new materials are UDMAX GPE (glass fiber-reinforced polyethylene) and UDMAX CPA (carbon fiber-reinforced polyamide).

SABIC returns to WEF with ICEhouse™ bringing the principles of designing for durable carbon

The ICEhouse™ was designed by William McDonough with advanced material technologies from SABIC to demonstrate innovation for the Circular Economy.Davos, Switzerland, January 18, 2017 - Innovative SABIC composite materials that have opened up a vast new array of possibilities for designers in diverse industries are taking center stage at the World Economic Forum as part of an innovative structure, combining advanced technologies and design, known as the ICEhouse™.

Largest-ever Rear Quarter Window in SABIC’s LEXAN™ Resin Debuts on Buick’s New-generation GL8 MPVs

SAIC General Motors’ (SGM) new-generation Buick GL8 and GL8 Avenir luxury multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) feature the world’s largest rear quarter window, which measures a record-breaking 1200mm by 450mm. This glazing part is 40 percent (3kg) lighter than a comparable glass window and also has design elements that cannot be achieved with glass, which contributes to the more innovative exterior of the new-generation GL8. The window is two-shot injection compression molded at Ningbo Shentong’s facility in Yuyao City, China, using SABIC’s LEXAN™ resin, a transparent polycarbonate (PC) material, and CYCOLOY™ resin, a PC/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) material (used for the blackout area). A silicone hard coating protects the parts against abrasion and weathering.Sittard, The Netherlands, January 17, 2017 - SAIC General Motors (SGM) has launched in China its new-generation Buick GL8 and GL8 Avenir luxury multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs), which sport the world’s largest polycarbonate (PC) rear quarter window, molded from SABIC’s LEXAN™ resin. SGM is offering five trim levels of the popular GL8 model, which has been a mainstay of the Chinese market since 2000 with more than 700,000 sold.

See the ICEhouse™ in Davos - World Economic Forum

SABICThe ICEhouse™ represents how structures can easily be built, disassembled and reused with advanced materials supporting the circular economy.

SABIC’S Dedicated LDPE Foam Grades for MEAF and Asia

Polymer foams are widely used in numerous industries. SABIC has identified “foaming and lightweighting” as an important focus area, where its numerous polymer-based solutions can help the entire value chain become more efficient, more sustainable and more profitable.Sittard, The Netherlands, January 10, 2017 - Polymeric foams are widely used in numerous areas that encompass building & construction, automotive, packaging, sports & leisure, and more. Enhanced physical properties and excellent foamability of the polymers are key in enabling more efficient material usage and energy savings.

New PP pilot plant enables SABIC to meet key industry needs

New PP pilot plant enables SABIC to meet key industry needsSittard, The Netherlands, November 16, 2016 - SABIC will have a new pilot plant for development of next-generation polypropylenes on-stream in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands, by the end of March next year. The plant, which will use gas-phase polymerization technology, will support the production at nearby full-scale plants of superior materials that meet the needs of the different industries like automotive, pipe, appliances and advanced packaging.

SABIC expands its portfolio of foamable polymers

Polymer foams are widely used in numerous industries. SABIC has identified “foaming and lightweighting” as an important focus area, where its numerous polymer-based solutions can help the entire value chain become more efficient, more sustainable and more profitable.Sittard, The Netherlands, November 3, 2016 - SABIC regards polymer foam technologies as essential to meet growing needs for improvements in sustainability and efficiencies along global production and supply chains. They offer material and energy savings while retaining or even improving product performance; and they offer benefits in thermal and acoustic insulation, cushioning and protection. SABIC is helping to improve these benefits by enhancements in physical properties and foamability of the polymers themselves.

Rising to today’s healthcare challenges, SABIC is delivering a vast array of options & solutions

The healthcare industry continues to see rapid growth of handheld and portable technologies, driving the need for materials that can enable devices to be small, lightweight and provide high-tech functionality. XENOY™ resins which can be used for portable insulin pump housings, provide impact resistance and improved chemical resistance to common cosmetic chemicals such as bug sprays and sunscreens. LEXAN™ HP resins used for the lens can provide excellent clarity and bonds well with the XENOY resins to provide water tightness.Sittard, The Netherlands, October 26, 2016 - Few sectors face as many critical challenges, are as dynamic, or as vitally important to humankind, as healthcare. By 2050, it is anticipated that approximately 2 billion of the world’s population will be elderly (60 years and older), according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and 1 billion people will be waiting to be integrated into the healthcare system. In mature economies, disease prevention and self-medication in aging populations will drive a need for low-cost, easy-to-use devices. Developing economies will present great opportunities for medical device manufacturers – but equipment must combine high performance with affordability.

Fast-changing needs in the consumer goods & electronics sectors drive innovation in SABIC

Fast-changing needs in the consumer goods & electronics sectors drive innovation in SABIC.Sittard, The Netherlands, October 25, 2016 - A growing global population combining with a rapidly increasing middle class drive rapid expansion in consumer goods and personal mobile devices. The middle class is expected to represent 4.9 billion members of the world population by 20301. Within just the next four years, global middle class spending is expected to rise by some $20 trillion annually2.
Electronics and online connectivity are already deeply embedded into our daily lives, and that trend will only accelerate, with researchers forecasting that some 21 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, more than tripling from this year3.

Rising global & urban populations driving development of building & construction solutions from SABIC

Rising global & urban populations driving development of building & construction solutions from SABIC.Sittard, The Netherlands, October 24, 2016 - The world population is projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, according to the United Nations. And by then, it estimates, some 70% of those people will live in cities -- up from 54% today. By 2030, the world is projected to have 41 mega-cities with 10 million inhabitants or more1.

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