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 wins two European Plastics Innovation Awards

Prototype economy class aircraft seat, produced through Fused Deposition Modelling 3D printing with SABIC’s ULTEM™ resin, won the Plastic Application Design award at the second European Plastics Innovation Awards ceremony organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and trade association PlasticsEurope in Brussels on Monday (Sept 18).Amsterdam, the Netherlands, September 20, 2017 - SABIC has been named winner in two categories at the 2107 European Plastics Innovation Awards ceremony organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and trade association PlasticsEurope in Brussels on Monday (Sept 18).

SABIC continues global growth with innovative polypropylene ventures in Europe

SABIC’s new pilot plant in Geleen, The Netherlands, for development and production of advanced grades of polypropylene, was inaugurated by SABIC CEO Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan and Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp on September 12.Sittard, the Netherlands, September 13, 2017 - SABIC today continued its global expansion with the inauguration of a new polypropylene (PP) pilot plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, and the announcement of a new investment in a state-of-the-art PP extrusion facility to be built at the same location.

SABIC’s latest PP pilot plant is now operational in the Netherlands

SABIC’s new polypropylene pilot plant in Geleen, The Netherlands, is now on-stream.Sittard, the Netherlands, September 13, 2017 - SABIC’s latest pilot plant for development of next-generation polypropylenes (PP) is now on-stream in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands. The gas-phase polymerization licensed technology plant includes a dedicated extrusion line and it will support the production at nearby full-scale plants of materials that meet the needs of various customer industries, most notably automotive, pipe, appliances and advanced packaging.

SABIC wins the Best Polymer Producers Award 2017 for polypropylene

Sjoerd Zuidema, Director of Polypropylene Business Europe and Jose Chas, Sales Manager of PP from SABIC receiving the award from Ron Marsh, Chairman of the Polymers for Europe Alliance.Sittard, the Netherlands, June 8, 2017 - SABIC has been named a winner of the prestigious Best Polymer Producer Award in the category of Polypropylene at an award ceremony held in conjunction with the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) Annual Event on 1 June 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

SABIC’s new ULTEM™ film UTF120 offers solutions for professional-grade dielectric film capacitors

ULTEM™ film UTF120 is a high heat and high energy density dielectric film that meets the most stringent technical demands for film capacitors, developed to meet the growing need for lightweight, compact, high energy density capacitors able to store large amounts of electrical energy for long-term reliability without significant current leakage and loss of charge even at high temperatures.Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 1, 2017 - Capacitors are ubiquitous in electrical products, and have many uses in electronic applications and electrical systems. To address the growing need for lightweight, compact, high energy density capacitors able to store large amounts of electrical energy for long periods of time without significant current leakage and loss of charge even at high temperatures, SABIC is launching a new polyetherimide (PEI) film - ULTEM™ film UTF120.

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).

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