Innovation in building and construction solutions takes centre stage for Sabic

Pipe Solutions

To aid in the distribution of energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind farms, underground installed power lines have a vital role to play. Sabic has developed a solution for high voltage cable ducts to ensure its efforts to promote sustainable energy applies to all areas of generation and distribution. Ducts made of Sabic Vestolen A Rely 5944HT can operate at elevated temperatures and for an extended lifetime. It’s also cost-effective for customers as it allows for trenchless and sand-less installation across geographic landscapes.

Changing weather patterns, caused by climate change, has increased the call for effective and resource-efficient water management systems. Underground infiltration boxes, made from state-of-the-art Sabic polypropylene, create a temporary buffer for excess storm water and allows for continued use of the above ground due to their stiffness and creep resistance.

Securing the efficient and reliable production of food to provide for growing populations requires modern irrigation systems, especially where crop water demand exceed the average rainfall. Drip irrigation systems, made of Sabic LLDPE and HDPE, apply water where it is needed for crop growth, thereby helping to preserve precious fresh water resources.

Electrical Solutions

The Internet of Things is integrating technology into cities, homes, offices and automobiles, creating a new generation of smart devices. The rapid pace of development and competition in electronics markets drives a constant demand for thinner, lighter and more energy-efficient components.

To meet these challenges, manufacturers need to make products that are cost-effective to produce. Sabic’s engineering thermoplastic resin solutions have contributed to the development of many breakthrough electronic device designs and are the foundation for the next generation of devices to come. Examples include smart grid solutions and electric vehicle infrastructure.

As climate-friendly travel climbs the political and social agenda, a growing number of drivers are introducing electric vehicles (EVs) into their lives. Increasing numbers of Teslas, BMWs, Nissans and more continue to roll off manufacturing belts and as more and more people drive off with them, regulation of charging systems is becoming more stringent.

These systems must be weather-resistant, durable, robust and suitable for long-term use so they can be used safely and contribute to future transportation sustainability. Sabic had these criteria in mind when it developed and produced a new charging EV connector and plug for its customers. An example of the product can be found on Sabic’s stand during K2019.

Structural Solutions

As cities continue to grow, there is an increasing need for buildings to grow upwards to accommodate more homes and workspaces. For high-rise buildings that include roof and skylights, strength, weight and transparency have long remained a challenge.

Sabic has developed the Lexan Exell D Sheet to provide a long-term and practical solution for manufacturers. The Lexan sheet is 250 times more impact resistant than glass and performs extraordinarily well under extreme weather and temperature fluctuations, from -40°C to 120°C.

As well as offering UV resistance on both sides of the surface, the solution doesn’t compromise on transparency, retains its quality over long periods and is potentially recyclable at the end of its life.

At K 2019, Sabic will showcase its signature Stadeck heavy-duty panels. Made from a thermoplastic resin and reinforced with glass fibre, the panel is lightweight and robust and can be used across a range of construction applications.

Common uses for the panels include scaffolding, non-permanent platforms and applications where this is a requirement for a light and robust material that is chemical, fire-resistant and has good anti-slip properties. On today’s rapid growing construction sites, ergonomics, safety and sustainability are at the top of the agenda for developers. Having a solution that can be transferred from site-to-site and is attractive due to lower lifetime costs, better ergonomics and improved logistics – with lessened transportation burdens – will help customer manage today’s challenges in the building and construction industry.

To learn more about Sabic’s range of market-leading material solutions for building and construction applications, please visit Sabic’s stand #D42 hall 6 at K 2019 in Dusseldorf from October 16 – 23, 2019 or go to

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