SABIC's Pre-NPE News

SABIC's Pre-NPE News
Under the banner of “Chemistry that Matters,” SABIC will exhibit at NPE 2018 with the theme: “What Matters to You?” – representing the company’s ongoing commitment to listen closely to its customers, share ideas and expertise, and work together to achieve new levels of performance. In the form of a question, the theme recognizes that ideas and innovative solutions take shape from a deep understanding of customers’ key needs and challenges.

At NPE 2018, SABIC will highlight a broad range of innovative materials from both its petrochemicals and specialties plastics portfolios.

The company will do this by featuring a wide array of end-use applications across multiple industries, including Automotive, Building & Construction, Consumer Goods & Electronics, Healthcare, Mass Transportation, Packaging, and Personal Hygiene. SABIC will also display at its booth new and emerging technologies in additive manufacturing and composites.

Recently introduced materials that SABIC will spotlight at NPE 2018 include, but are not limited to, the following:

Building & Construction

NORYL glass-reinforced polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin. This product will be featured at the SABIC booth in a unique filtration module from CERAFILTEC, a manufacturer of innovative water filtration solutions. The new module securely houses multiple high-performance silicon carbide (SiC) flat sheet membranes that can quickly and effectively filter demanding water sources, including seawater, freshwater, industrial wastewater and even hot water. NORYL resin can provide best-in-class hydrolytic and dimensional stability, chemical and high temperature resistance, and is certified for potable water applications under NSF/ANSI Standard 61. These critical properties enabled CERAFILTEC to replace previous modules requiring corrosion-prone steel framing with a fully injection molded design.

Packaging

SABIC PP FLOWPACT Copolymer product portfolio. This high-flow impact copolymer portfolio, based on a phthalate-free catalyst, is an injection-molding material developed for applications such as containers intended for food packaging and non-food packaging products, caps and closures, as well as for the production of housewares and consumer goods. SABIC PP FLOWPACT FPC70 resin is a new addition to the recently introduced FLOWPACT FPC45 (MFR* 45) and FPC100 (MFR 100) grades.

Rigid packaging made with SABIC PP FPC70 polymer, including applications that can be filled with hot content, has considerably higher top-load strength than identical products made with current benchmark materials. This, in turn, improves stackability, providing better economics in transport and storage.

SABIC PP FPC70 polymer incorporates important advances in polymer chemistry that yield a material with a great balance of high stiffness, impact strength and high heat distortion temperature versus a standard impact copolymer. The SABIC PP FPC70 material also addresses continuing trends in thin-wall packaging by enabling up to 10% thinner walls and fast injection, thus contributing to a potential reduction in energy consumption and increase in productivity. These benefits can help SABIC’s packaging customers reduce material and production costs.

The FLOWPACT impact copolymer family underscores SABIC’s strong focus on sustainability in the packaging industry. (*MFR: melt flow rate 230°C/ 2.16 kg (g/10 min))