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 totaled 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

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.

Reduce waste and boost efficiency with SABIC’s new packaging solutions

With a strong focus on sustainability and an underlying theme of “Chemistry that Matters™”, SABIC will demonstrate options that advance the vital aspects of food safety, presentation, protection and preservation, as well as providing benefits for the packaging and shipping of other goods.Sittard,The Netherlands, October 21, 2016 - Despite all available modern technology, about one-third of food produced today for human consumption still is lost or wasted. That’s equivalent to a staggering 1.3 billion tons of food every year, according to the Save Food report by the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. An additional 4% of transported goods in Europe are damaged in some shape or form.

SABIC addresses rising environmental and urbanization challenges with new solutions for transportation at K 2016

SABIC will be featuring prominently on its booth the latest-generation truck model of Sweden’s Scania AB. Ten years in development, this truck includes more than <b>30 applications</b> with thermoplastic materials from SABIC, <b>totalling up to about 140 kg per vehicle</b>.Sittard, The Netherlands, October 20, 2016 - By 2050, the United Nations estimates the global population will swell to 9.6 billion, and 70% of those people (up from 54% today) will live in urban areas1. The world’s fast-growing population, and this anticipated increase in urbanization, will drive the need for both more energy-efficient personal vehicles and for modern, affordable mass-transportation systems.

SABIC to introduce first-ever synthetic rubber products manufactured in Saudi Arabia at K 2016

SABIC to introduce first-ever synthetic rubber products manufactured in Saudi Arabia at K 2016Sittard, The Netherlands, October 20, 2016 - SABIC will introduce its new range of synthetic rubber products, being manufactured for the first time in Saudi Arabia, at the K-Show Europe Exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany, from 19th to 26th October, 2016.

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