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 17.8 billion (US$ 4.8 billion) in 2016. Sales revenues for 2016 totaled SR 132.8 billion (US$ 35.4 billion). Total assets stood at SR 316.9 billion (US$ 84.5 billion) at the end of 2016. Production in 2016 stood at 72.7 million metric tons

SABIC has more than 35,000 employees worldwide and operates in more than 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, we have 12,191 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

SABIC extends its impact copolymers with the new phthalate-free SABIC® PP FLOWPACT FPC70 grade for rigid packaging

SABIC extends its impact copolymers with the new phthalate-free SABIC® PP FLOWPACT FPC70 grade for rigid packaging.Sittard, the Netherlands, May 16, 2017 - With tomorrow’s resource challenges, packaging has a crucial role to play, particularly in helping to reduce waste in the global food supply and in protecting goods for consumers while complying with ever more stringent regulations that are put in place to increase food and consumer safety in packaging industry. Today’s fast-paced lifestyles also are driving demand for pre-packed food; for hot filled packaging such as cups and bottles as well as microwave use. At the same time, consumer expectations are driving OEMs and brand owners to create packaging that is robust, easy to open and distinctively shaped with vibrant graphics. These challenges need to be met while lowering weight and cost by reducing packaging thickness with down gauging, faster production cycle times, and minimizing waste and the environmental impact.

SABIC’s new phthalate-free polypropylene impact copolymers enable downgauging and faster processing for thinwall packaging

SABIC’s new phthalate-free polypropylene impact copolymers enable downgauging and faster processing for thinwall packaging.Riyadh, May 15, 2017 - SABIC announces an important expansion of its industry leading SABIC® PP polypropylene portfolio for packaging industry with the introduction of two new high flow, injection-molding grades, SABIC® PP “513MK46” and “512MK46”, impact copolymers based on a phthalate free catalyst. These new offerings open further opportunities for packaging manufacturers and convertors with production efficiency through shorter cycle times and weight savings through thin wall manufacturing. The new grades are developed to help SABIC customers to comply with industry’s organoleptic requirements for taste and odor, with excellent stiffness and higher top-load strength for high stack ability that help manufacturers achieve faster production cycle times, lower transport and storage costs.

SABIC debuts new portfolio of high-performance filaments for fused deposition modeling at RAPID + TCT

SABIC’s new filaments offering directly addresses the need for greater options in the industrial filament market and targets a broad range of customer requirements. Based on the company’s industry-leading ULTEM™ polyetherimide (PEI) resin, CYCOLAC™ acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resin and LEXAN™ polycarbonate (PC) resin, the filaments offer the same composition as the company’s injection molding grades and can be used to produce a range of high-performance, durable end-use parts.Pittsburgh, Penn., May 10, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in thermoplastic technology, unveiled today at RAPID + TCT 2017 a new portfolio of high-performance filament grades for fused deposition modeling. The new products, being showcased in booth #2537, address growing global demand for greater material choices in the industrial filament market and lay the groundwork for SABIC’s strategy to help drive the growth of additive manufacturing from a prototyping technology to full-scale production. In addition to a long history of materials innovation, SABIC offers the expertise and resources to support testing, design and development of new additive manufacturing technologies.

SABIC and Airborne International join forces in the development of fully automated and digitized composites production processes

SABIC’s investment in Airborne will enable the development of automated manufacturing process - with enhanced yields, cycle times and system cost - for composites applications made with high performance UDMAX™ tapes.Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 3, 2017 - SABIC, via its corporate venturing arm, has invested growth capital in composites specialist Airborne International B.V. (“Airborne”) in The Hague. With this investment, SABIC joins a growth financing round by existing shareholders including Pangaea Ventures Fund III, L.P., HPE PRO Institutional Fund B.V., Participatiemaatschappii Innovation Quarter B.V. and Innovatiefonds Brabant B.V.. The financing round will contribute to Airborne’s full automation and digitization of composite manufacturing of goods that require less weight and higher strength from an array of industries.

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.

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