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 US$ 5.7 billion in 2018. Sales revenues for 2018 totaled US$ 45 billion while total assets stood at US$ 85 billion. Production in 2018 was 75.3 million metric tons.
SABIC has more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, we have 11,738 global patent filings, and have significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.SABIC
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11 Jun 2019
SABIC is holding a series of technical summits around the world to mark 70 years of its LNP™ product line of engineering thermoplastic compounds and copolymers. Following a series of events in Asia that began late last year, SABIC has initiated a schedule of events in cities across Europe and the USA.
21 May 2019
SABIC has announced that the company is making significant investments in expanding the capacity of its ULTEM™ and EXTEM™ high heat resin production in order to meet growing demand. The new production plant in Singapore is due to come on-stream in the first half of 2021, making SABIC the only high heat resin producer with manufacturing capability in all regions. In addition to this, investments to stretch our short term capacity were made to support the immediate growing demand. Rudy Miller, Director, High Heat Business, shares the company’s strategy for the ULTEM™ and EXTEM™ business.
16 May 2019
SABIC introduces LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ upcycled compounds to extend useful life of PET bottles and help reduce plastic waste
SABIC today introduced its LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ portfolio of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounded resins derived from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) to support the circular economy and help reduce plastic waste. By chemically upcycling consumer-discarded PET (primarily single-use water bottles) into higher-value PBT materials with enhanced properties and suitability for more-durable applications, the company is encouraging the use of recycled resins. These products also offer a smaller cradle-to-gate environmental footprint than virgin PBT resin, as measured by Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) and Global Warming Potential (GWP).
13 May 2019
A series of LNP™ technical summits held by SABIC in Greater China over the last four months to mark 70 years of its LNP product line concluded on April 23 in Beijing. In all, around 750 delegates from processors, end-users and design houses came to see and hear about the latest solutions in engineering thermoplastic compounds and copolymers from the company, which has pioneered numerous innovative developments in the field. They also had in-depth discussions with the scientists and technologists behind the LNP product line, who are committed to providing unique offerings and help create value for the customers.
18 Apr 2019
SABIC ULTEM™ gives eyewear frames from Zhengda Optical a lightweight metal look for high comfort with style
A combination of excellent mechanical, thermal and chemical properties is proving a winning solution for ULTEM™ resin from SABIC in lightweight spectacle frames with novel decorative effects from Zhengda Optical. The Chinese company injection molds frames in ULTEM™ resin, a polyetherimide (PEI) resin that can be metallized to produce highly attractive designs.
2 Apr 2019
Airlines are seeking competitive advantages to be gained from the enhanced inflight experience - particularly in the form of increased cabin comfort - both in premium and economy classes. Additionally, airlines are looking to capitalize on product differentiation through strong branding and distinctive interior design. From an operational perspective, the ‘light weighting’ of aircraft components continues to be an important enabler in allowing airlines to minimize costs and reduce maintenance and refurbishment cycles, while maintaining the highest levels of safety excellence, design flexibility and improved passenger experience. Advanced thermoplastic composites are now an important solution for such applications.
19 Mar 2019
SABIC launches advanced breakaway support filament aimed to improve productivity for part manufacturers
SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced the launch of AMS31F filament, the company’s breakaway support material for fused deposition modeling. The new filament maintains rigidity during printing and provides exceptional pliability during post processing to enable easier removal of scaffolding at room temperature, which can help reduce the time required to produce finished parts. The new AMS31F filament is for use with SABIC’s ULTEM™ AM9085F filament, a high-performance polyetherimide (PEI) material that provides high heat resistance and mechanical strength which are optimal properties for potential aerospace applications, as well as for automotive, oil and gas and tooling applications.
14 Mar 2019
A revolutionary change in vehicle panel production featuring SABIC’S UDMAX™ thermoplastic composite tape
SABIC announced at JEC World 2019 a new, cutting-edge technology for producing lightweight, cost-effective and recyclable vehicle panels using its UDMAX™ tape, a unidirectional, fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite. This innovative technology, which is designed to replace traditional panels made of metal and thermoset materials for interior and exterior automotive applications, will soon be commercialized in the bulkhead of a light commercial vehicle (LCV) produced in large scale for the global automotive market.
13 Mar 2019
SABIC spotlights major milestone in trailblazing initiative with Airborne to digitize, automate large-scale composites manufacturing
SABIC is celebrating a major milestone for its ground-breaking Digital Composites Manufacturing line here at JEC World 2019 (Hall 6, stand P12). The company, in collaboration with Airborne and powered by Siemens and Kuka technologies, has successfully completed the pilot phase of the world’s first automated digital system for rapid, large-scale laminate manufacturing using SABIC’s continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite tape. The Digital Composites Manufacturing line has been nominated for the 2019 JEC Innovation Awards in the category “Industry & Engineering”. The winner will be announced at the JEC Innovation Awards ceremony, on Wednesday 13 March at 4.30pm at the Agora stage.
12 Mar 2019
At JEC World 2019, SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will showcase the versatility of its ultra-strong, lightweight UDMAX™ composite tape through an exhibit of diverse applications from the automotive, consumer products and industrial sectors, and premiere its new Digital Composites Manufacturing line. Visitors will be able to experience the Digital Composites Manufacturing line through virtual reality experience, using an 80 inch screen for VR room experience including sound system.
12 Mar 2019
SABIC demonstrates key milestones for the mass adoption of its advanced composites at JEC World 2019
SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is highlighting at JEC World 2019 (Hall 6, stand P12) the most recent accomplishments that propel its long-term strategy in enabling the mass adoption of advanced thermoplastic composites.