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 totalled 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 Asia and North 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 Announces European Launch of THERMOCOMP™ AM Materials for Large Format Additive Manufacturing at Formnext

SABIC has introduced to the European market a new family of high-performance THERMOCOMP™ AM compounds that addresses the unique requirements of large format additive manufacturing (LFAM). Print parameters and mechanical property data for the materials – developed by SABIC using test specimens printed on the company’s in-house BAAM® printer – can significantly aid customers in expediting material selection and optimizing processing. Reinforced with carbon or glass fibers for added strength, the new compounds can be used for applications in the tooling, aerospace, automotive and defense industries.Frankfurt, Germany, November 16, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today introduced to the European market a family of high-performance THERMOCOMP™ AM compounds to address the unique requirements of large format additive manufacturing. Here at Formnext 2017, in stand 3.1-G78, the company is exhibiting these eight new compounds, developed for use in large-format pellet-fed extruders. Print parameters and mechanical property data for the materials – developed by SABIC using test specimens printed on the company’s in-house BAAM® printer – are available to aid customers in expediting material selection and optimizing processing conditions. Because they are reinforced with carbon or glass fibers for added strength, the new THERMOCOMP™ AM compounds can be used for demanding applications in the tooling, aerospace, automotive and defense industries.

SABIC Debuts Tough High-Impact LEXAN™ EXL Filament for Fused Deposition Modeling at Formnext 2017

SABIC’s new LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament features a high level of toughness, as well as improved ductility at room temperature and at temperatures down to -30 °C. Compared to competitive PC, this material delivers up to four times better notched Izod impact at room temperature, and up to three times better at -30 °C, depending on print orientation. The filament is initially offered in black, with plans to launch additional colors, including white, in the near future.Frankfurt, Germany, November 15, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is launching here at Formnext 2017, in stand 3.1-G78, new LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament. This unique product is based on SABIC’s LEXAN™ EXL polycarbonate (PC) copolymer technology, which delivers high impact performance and low-temperature ductility. The new filament addresses the need for higher-performing materials in the industrial sector, and is designed for use in Stratasys® Fortus® Classic industrial printers. It is a potential material of choice for demanding aerospace, consumer electronics and automotive applications. LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament is the first of several new materials with distinctive performance characteristics that the company plans to launch in the coming year.

SABIC Features Multiple New Materials That Demonstrate Commitment to Advancing Additive Manufacturing at Formnext

At Formnext, SABIC is displaying a selection of parts produced from its filament portfolio that are representative of typical applications that can be manufactured across a variety of industries. These include a compact drone design that could benefit from the excellent impact performance and improved low-temperature ductility of SABIC’s new LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament. Addressing the need for higher-performing materials in the industrial sector, this filament is the first of several new materials with distinctive performance characteristics that the company plans to launch in the coming year.  Frankfurt, Germany, November 14, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is demonstrating here at Formnext 2017, stand 3.1-G78, its strong focus on advancing additive manufacturing from prototyping to full-scale production. The company is launching today its new LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament, a unique product for fused deposition modeling that delivers high impact performance and low-temperature ductility. LEXAN™ EXL filament supplements the filament portfolio that SABIC launched earlier this year and is displaying at its Formnext stand. The company is also introducing to the European market a product family of eight reinforced compounds for large format additive manufacturing. Further illustrating its emphasis on disruptive technologies, SABIC is highlighting several other distinctive solutions for additive manufacturing.

Lightweight instrument panel carrier of 2017 MINI Countryman takes top honors in Body Interior category of SPE Automotive Innovation Awards

The instrument panel carrier of the 2017 MINI Countryman from BMW Group is this year’s winner in the Body Interior category of the Automotive Innovation Awards, an annual competition now in its 47th year and run by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). An innovative process combined with lightweight-enabling materials from SABIC helps reduce the part’s weight by about 15 percent versus a comparable solid plastic component. The injection-molded part uses a high flow concentrate long glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene (LGFPP) material (STAMAX™ resin) from SABIC and a dedicated masterbatch solution in a structural foaming process with core-back technology.Detroit, USA, November 9, 2017 - The instrument panel carrier of the 2017 MINI Countryman from BMW Group is this year’s winner in the Body Interior category of the Automotive Innovation Awards, an annual competition now in its 47th year and run by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

CERAFILTEC Promises “Clean Water Everywhere” with Unique Ceramic Filtration Module Molded from SABIC NORYL™ Resin

CERAFILTEC, a German-based manufacturer of innovative water filtration solutions, is helping to address an anticipated, future water shortage crisis with a unique filtration module molded from SABIC’s NORYL™ glass-reinforced polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin. CERAFILTEC took advantage of an extended temperature version of the NORYL™ resin to offer a hot-water (red-colored) module as well as a cold-water (blue-colored) version.Amsterdam, the Netherlands, November 2, 2017 - According to the United Nations1, water shortages will affect two-thirds of the world's population by 2025 if current consumption patterns continue. CERAFILTEC, a manufacturer of innovative water filtration solutions, is helping to address this looming crisis with a unique filtration module molded from SABIC’s NORYL™ glass-reinforced polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin. The new module securely houses multiple high-performance silicon carbide (SiC) flat sheet membranes that can quickly and effectively filter demanding water sources, including seawater, freshwater, industrial wastewater and even hot water. NORYL™ resin can provide best-in-class hydrolytic and dimensional stability, chemical and high temperature resistance, and is certified for potable water applications under NSF/ANSI Standard 61. These critical properties enabled CERAFILTEC to replace previous modules requiring corrosion-prone steel framing with a fully injection molded design. SABIC is displaying the CERAFILTEC modules featuring NORYL™ resin in a tower configuration at Stand #1.430 here at Aquatech Amsterdam.

SABIC Showcases at Aquatech Comprehensive Services to Predict Performance of Thermoplastics in Water Management

SABIC’s Water Management Center of Excellence located in Bergen Op Zoom, the Netherlands is a technology center where the company’s experts work with water industry manufacturers to test and optimize products designed with SABIC’s high-performance engineering resins.Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 31, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is sharing its latest capabilities to support the global water industry here at Aquatech Amsterdam from Oct. 31 – Nov. 3 in stand #1.430. The company is featuring new services such as Predictive Engineering to its Water Management Center of Excellence located in Bergen Op Zoom, the Netherlands - a technology center where the company’s experts work with water industry manufacturers to test and optimize products designed with SABIC’s high-performance engineering resins. SABIC is also highlighting recent research on its NORYL™ polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin portfolio, which includes new anti-biofouling properties and anisotropic behavior of fiber-reinforced grades. Further, SABIC is introducing new, innovative additions to its robust portfolio of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) materials for the global pipe industry. SABIC’s specialized materials for water management have brought innovation by allowing new designs and manufacturing process to many parts formerly produced in metal, including pump impellers, pipes, water meters and water softening valves.

SABIC to Launch New High-Impact Strength Filament for Additive Manufacturing at Formnext 2017

SABIC to Launch New High-Impact Strength Filament for Additive Manufacturing at Formnext 2017.Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, October 26, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will introduce at Formnext 2017, in stand 3.1-G78, a unique new fused deposition modeling filament that delivers markedly improved impact resistance compared to currently available filaments. The new product, suitable for potential aerospace, consumer and automotive applications, meets growing global demand for higher performing additive manufacturing consumables and is the first in a series of differentiated materials SABIC plans to launch in the coming year. With the addition of this new high-impact filament, SABIC is demonstrating its ability to deliver on the promise of bringing differentiated materials to the market to help position additive manufacturing as a viable full-scale production process.

SABIC to feature innovative resins and development services at Aquatech to solve customers’ water management challenges

SABIC to feature innovative resins and development services at Aquatech to solve customers’ water management challenges.Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, October 9, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will showcase at Aquatech Amsterdam its industry-leading water management resources, technical support services and materials that are helping customers address global industry trends in revitalizing infrastructures and raising operational efficiency (stand #1.430). In particular, the company will spotlight its growing portfolio of high-performance engineering resins for the water management industry, extensive application development capabilities, and new Predictive Engineering Services that can enable the industry to solve tough challenges, ranging from optimizing hydrolytic stability and water quality to preventing corrosion and biofouling.

SABIC introduces new LEXAN™ resins for LED automotive lighting

SABIC introduces new LEXAN™ resins for LED automotive lighting. Sittard, the Netherlands, September 26, 2017 - Plastics-maker SABIC today announced that it is introducing new materials for customers producing LED automotive lighting parts.

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.

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