Tag Archives: SABIC

Auto Demand, Lightweighting Fuel Plastics Expansions

The stock market and overall manufacturing economy are wobbly, but low oil prices, favorable interest rates and high employment  are driving strong demand for cars in North America. [..]

Additives, Automotive, Polyamides, Polyethylene terephthalate , , , , ,

Dow-DuPont Merger: What Would It Mean For Plastics?

The once stable world of engineering plastics took another crazy turn last night when the Wall Street Journal reported that Dow and DuPont are in the advanced stages [..]

Management, North America , , ,

SABIC Shutters Its Pittsfield R&D Center–Once A Giant

SABIC announced today that it will close its 96,000 square feet Pittsfield (Massachusetts) Polymer Processing Development Center (PPDC) in a move to cut costs and boost efficiencies. The [..]

Injection Molding

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 , , ,

Ultem Shortage Continues, Plant Turnaround Delayed

Shortages continue for Ultem polyetherimide in response to strong demand and lack of supply. Adding to current problems is the coming maintenance turnaround of the Ultem production plant [..]

Engineering Thermoplastics ,

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 , , , , , ,

3D Printing Takes Bigger Role at NPE2015

Look for 3D printing (aka additive manufacturing) to play a bigger role at next year’s National Plastics Exposition than it has in past NPEs. Most important will be [..]

Additive manufacturing, Cooling/Heating, Molds & Moldmaking, Prototyping , , , ,

Long Glass Fiber PP Cuts Resin Use, Costs In Thinwall IP Part

An instrument panel retainer in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee sports utility vehicle demonstrates the potential for thinwall molding with long glass fiber polypropylene. The typical wallstock on conventional [..]

Automotive, Injection Molding, North America, polypropylene, Reinforcing Material , ,

SABIC Elevates Its ‘Single Voice’ Strategy To a Global Level

SABIC, which produces 72 million metric tons a year of chemicals and plastics, made big news in the media world earlier this year when it consolidated all of [..]

Engineering Thermoplastics

Schulman JV Presages Saudi Arabian Auto Parts Production

A. Schulman, an Ohio-based compounder with a major European technical presence, has entered into a joint venture agreement with National Petrochemical Industrial Co. (NATPET) of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia [..]

Africa/MidEast, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Injection Molding, polypropylene , ,