SABIC's Pre-NPE News

Consumer Goods & Electronics

LEXAN CXT resins. This line of high-clarity, high-heat, injection moldable polycarbonate copolymer resins offers a unique balance of high temperature resistance, high flow and excellent color stability under extreme molding conditions, together with a high refractive index. The materials were designed for use in optical applications in the electronics, consumer & industrial and healthcare industries.

Mass Transportation

LEXAN DH65011 sheet. This innovation is a thermoformable opaque, solid, low-gloss polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (PC/ABS) material that is compliant with the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) NFPA 130 fire safety standard for passenger rail car interior walls, ceilings and seat frames. It was developed to help railway interior designers and manufacturers create attractive components via the nearly unlimited decorative customization options that it offers, while taking into consideration key safety regulations.

Emerging Technologies

ULTEM UTF120 polyetherimide (PEI) dielectric film. This new material was developed for high-temperature, professional-grade capacitor applications. It targets increasingly higher-voltage applications that require thicker film with greater storage capacity. The new 7µm ULTEM UTF120 film is the second product in a planned portfolio of high-performance SABIC dielectric films featuring different thicknesses to help meet customers’ specific voltage requirements. SABIC, which launched a 5µm ULTEM UTF120 film last year, is the only materials supplier offering extruded PEI film at these thicknesses.

LEXAN EXL AMHI240F filament. This unique new product for fused deposition modeling is based on SABIC’s LEXAN EXL polycarbonate (PC) copolymer technology, which delivers high impact performance and low-temperature ductility. The new filament addresses the need for higher-performing materials in the industrial sector and is designed for use in Stratasys Fortus Classic industrial printers. It is a potential material of choice for demanding aerospace, consumer electronics and automotive applications. LEXAN EXL AMHI240F filament is the first of several new materials with distinctive performance characteristics that SABIC plans to launch in 2018.

THERMOCOMP AM compounds. This new family of eight high-performance materials is designed to address the unique requirements of large format additive manufacturing. Reinforced with carbon or glass fibers for added strength, the new compounds are based on four amorphous resins: ABS, PPE, PC and PEI. Because of their added strength, the new THERMOCOMP AM compounds can be used for demanding applications in the tooling, aerospace, automotive and defense industries.

UDMAX GPE 46-70 tape. This newest addition to SABIC’s expanding portfolio of UDMAX unidirectional fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite tape products is a new glass-filled high-density polyethylene grade, which may be used for reinforcing industrial applications, such as pipes and pressure vessels. Featuring unmatched tensile strength, it offers one of the highest glass content available in the industry today, combined with optimal thermoplastic resin impregnation, thanks to SABIC’s proprietary high-pressure fiber impregnation technology (HPFIT). By using UDMAX tape to reinforce oil, gas and water pipes, boilers and storage tanks, customers may significantly increase mechanical performance while reducing weight and improving corrosion resistance in the most demanding environments.