Tag Archives: Sabic Specialties

Where Do Engineering Plastics Fit at SABIC?

Several tough years in the polycarbonate business are taking a toll on the two companies that invented the transparent engineering plastic that has been plagued by weak pricing, [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Automotive, Construction, Engineering Thermoplastics, Foam, Polycarbonate , , ,

SABIC Develops Cross-Linked PC; Targets Thin-Wall Parts

SABIC Innovative Plastics has developed cross-linked polycarbonates with improved chemical resistance and flame retardance in an effort to boost sales for thin-walled applications. One recent patent application states: [..]

Electronics, North America, Polycarbonate , ,

SABIC Surprises At NPE With Focus on Additive Manufacturing

There is an interesting, and to some extent unexpected, focus on additive manufacturing at NPE2015, a show dominated by the big iron of injection molding, extrusion, and other [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Engineering Thermoplastics, Polycarbonate , , , , , ,

Lightweighting Will Be Major Theme At NPE

One of the major themes at NPE2015 in Orlando, Florida, next month will be technologies that enable lightweighting, particularly for transportation applications. In the large booths of the [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Glass-Reinforced Composites, Insert Molding, North America, Polycarbonate, polypropylene, Reinforcing Material , , , , , ,

The Odd Story of Sabic’s Ultem Shortage

If you’re an avid Twitter follower, you were the first to publicly learn of a fast-emerging shortage of polyetherimide (PEI). A California-based distributor called Professional Plastics tweeted this [..]

Engineering Thermoplastics , , ,

Bayer’s Plastics Spinoff Is Great News For A Great Brand

It’s good news that Bayer has announced the spinoff of its plastics business, BayerMaterialScience, within the next two years. Like GE, Monsanto, and other major companies, Bayer lost [..]

Europe, North America, Polycarbonate ,

New High Heat Amorphous Polyimide Is Moldable

Need a molded part that provides high performance at prolonged extreme temperatures? Say semicon plasma chamber, aircraft or electronic components? SABIC Innovative Plastics has developed, and is commercializing, [..]

Aircraft, Electronics, Injection Molding, North America ,

Outlander Features Fenders Molded In 2-Cavity Tool

SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business continues to tune up grades targeting automotive exterior body panel applications. In an interesting new development, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) selected Noryl GTX 989 [..]

Asia, Automotive, Conductive Material, Design, Injection Molding, Polyamides ,

SABIC Readies First-Class Plastics Center in Riyadh

When SABIC bought GE Plastics for $11.6 billion in 2007, it wasn’t clear what the Kingdom’s aspirations in plastics were. It’s becoming clearer that Innovative Plastics fits into [..]

Africa/MidEast ,

Volvo Uses ‘Upcycled’ Post-Consumer Plastic

Volvo Trucks is using plastic compound recycled from water bottles for the brackets of the side air deflection system for all seven models in its 2012 VN platform. [..]

Automotive, Green, North America ,