Tag Archives: SABIC

Finally–A Major Capacity Boost For Ultem

Demand for Ultem polyetherimide began to spike above supply in 2014, allowing significant price increases while SABIC made incremental increases in capacity. Now a big hike in capacity [..]

Engineering Thermoplastics ,

Dell Uses 1 Million Pounds of Recycled Carbon Fiber This Year

Global computer manufacturer Dell Technologies says it will use approximately 1 million pounds of recycled carbon fiber this year, more than double the volume from the previous two [..]

Carbon Fiber, Electronics, North America, Polycarbonate , , ,

Lightweighting Shines In Europe

Impact on climate change will be the biggest fallout from Donald Trump’s efforts to unwind strict federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions that would have required vehicles to [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Compression, Europe, Reinforcing Material , , , , ,

SABIC Seeks Patent For Conformal Cooling Via Additive Manufacturing

SABIC is seeking to patent the concept of creating conformal cooling channels in mold inserts with additive manufacturing processes such as laser sintering.  A U.S. patent application titled [..]

Additive manufacturing, Automotive, Cooling/Heating, Design, Electronics, Injection Molding , ,

SABIC Strikes Gold With PC Glazing

SABIC stuck to its guns and is slowly starting to see substantial results from years-long efforts to advance polycarbonate glazing in cars. The company announced today that the [..]

ABS, Asia, Automotive, Design, Green, Injection compression, Injection Molding, Polycarbonate , , ,

SABIC Will Expand Ultem Capacity

SABIC is committing to meeting demand in the fast-growing Ultem polyetherimide (PEI) market and is expected to make a decision “very quickly” on a major capacity increase. Those [..]

Additive manufacturing ,

SABIC Invents Dry Ice-Assisted Processing

SABIC is exploring use of dry ice (solid carbon dioxide) as a coolant and plasticizer to reduce processing temperatures to process high-temperature plastics. The approach makes it possible [..]

Injection Molding

SABIC, Exxon Mobil Plan Major US Complex

SABIC and Exxon Mobil, who have been partners for 36 years at the Al-Jubail plastics-producing site in Saudi Arabia, are planning to build and jointly own a major [..]

North America, Packaging, Polyethylene ,

SABIC Hikes Ultem Prices As Market Pressures Continue

Market pressures that began in 2014 continue for SABIC’s Ultem polyetherimide (PEI) and are expected to last through all of 2016. One plastics processor told The Molding Blog [..]

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ROKIT Looks Like A 3D Printer To Watch

While Stratasys and 3D Systems are struggling due to missteps in the overhyped consumer 3D printing market, a small venture capital-backed company in South Korea is unveiling new [..]

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