SABIC and Nottingham Spirk accelerate innovations with specialty materials across multiple industries 

John Nottingham, co-president and co-founder of Nottingham Spirk; Ernesto Occhiello, executive vice president of SABIC’s Specialties business unit; and John Spirk, co-president and co-founder of Nottingham Spirk at Nottingham Spirk’s offices.AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, August 14, 2018 - Leveraging its unique ability to expand value for its customers while also contributing to Saudi Vision 2030, SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is investing in new applications and methods of collaboration to innovate across the industry value chain. As part of this investment in the future, SABIC’s Specialties business announced today that it is accelerating the development of disruptive solutions to create end-user market pull by engaging with Nottingham Spirk, a business innovation and product design firm based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. This relationship brings together the benefits of SABIC’s proprietary specialty thermoplastic offerings and Nottingham Spirk’s award-winning capabilities to design and commercialize breakthrough products across multiple industrial verticals.

Polydist UK and SABIC announce broader strategic relationship

From left to right: Philip Eliades (SABIC, Business Development), Pieter Keijer (SABIC, Commercial Director), Richard Bradwell (CEO, Polydist) and Simon Cox (General Manager, Polydist).AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, August 13, 2018 - Polydist UK is proud to introduce SABIC’s Specialties products to their current portfolio of polymer resins. The products include the well-known SABIC brands NORYL resins, ULTEM resins and LNP™ compounds, co-polymer polycarbonate grades, and flame retardant grades of the resin brands LEXAN, CYCOLOY and VALOX.

SABIC launches STADECK heavy-duty panels

Lightweight STADECK™ panels are made from glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin.AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, July 30, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, announces the launch of STADECK, its new heavy- duty panel for the building and construction industry. Made from glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin, the panel is extremely lightweight and offers significant advantages across a wide range of construction applications and building techniques where weight saving is important.

Milliken & Company Announces Leadership Transition

Milliken Names Halsey Cook as Next President and CEO.
(Photo © 2018 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR189)Ghent, Belgium – Milliken & Company’s board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Halsey M. Cook Jr. as president and CEO effective September 1, 2018. J. Harold Chandler will return to his role as chair of the board of directors.

Perstorp to debottleneck its Capa™ caprolactone derivatives plants at Warrington, UK

Capa™ Thermoplastics is an exceptional plastic material with unique physical properties for a large range of applications.
(Photo: Perstorp)Perstorp July 24, 2018 - Perstorp recently reported that they have made significant progress in ‘future-proofing’ its Capa™ caprolactone monomer plant in Warrington, United Kingdom. The monomer plant will be made more robust to ensure an even more reliable supply for customers around the world.

SABIC appoints AECTRA Plastiques SAS as its exclusive polyolefin distributor in France as of 1 January 2019

SABIC appoints AECTRA Plastiques SAS as its exclusive polyolefin distributor in France as of 1 January 2019.LYON, FRANCE, July 12, 2018 - SABIC and AECTRA Plastiques SAS announced their arrangement concerning the distribution of the whole SABIC® polyolefins portfolio in France during the occasion of the official opening of the AECTRA Plastiques’ office in Lyon. With immediate effect, AECTRA Plastiques will market, sell and distribute SABIC® polyethylene and polypropylene products in all industries, including automotive and pharmaceutical.