SABIC to Showcase at Plastpol Advanced Materials and Application Development Expertise

SABIC to Showcase at Plastpol…
At Plastpol 2011, the SABIC family of plastics businesses – including Polymers and Innovative Plastics – will showcase their expanding array of advanced material solutions for the Polish market. These innovative technologies have been designed for Polish customers in both established and new market sectors, including infrastructure, packaging, electrical/electronics, consumer goods, lighting and fluid engineering. As part of its comprehensive offering to Polish customers, SABIC also provides a strong local team and extensive resources. These include a logistical centre in Kutno for reliable, local supply of materials; and a Fluid Engineering Centre of Excellence in the Netherlands in close proximity to help customers find the right material solutions throughout the application development cycle -- from concept through production. SABIC will exhibit at Plastpol 2011 in Stand Hall E, stand 31.

Piotr Kwiecien, Managing Director Sales Office Poland for SABIC Polymers, says; “Poland is a strategic priority for SABIC, and we are proud to be one of the top polyolefin suppliers to Polish companies. We have experienced solid growth in core segments – such as packaging and consumer – and will continue to invest in new materials solutions to meet changing industry requirements to help customers achieve greater performance and productivity. These solutions include linear low-density polyethylene for multi-layer film packaging and a range of advanced materials for pipe applications. We have the global resources and systems to fully support Poland’s strong growth in consumption of polypropylene, polyethylene and other materials.”

“In addition to supporting and developing materials for core markets such as electrical, we are expanding our focus this year to target fast-growing sectors such as healthcare, LED lighting and fluid engineering,” adds Al Ghelani, Regional Manager, Eastern Europe for SABIC Innovative Plastics. “A major focus for us is replacing traditional materials such as steel and aluminum with high-performance specialty resins and compounds – including Ultem and Noryl resins and LNP compounds. It’s important to work closely with customers, especially R&D teams. Moreover, using resources such as our Fluid Engineering Centre of Excellence in The Netherlands, where we have extensive testing and engineering design facilities, will be critical to the success of new projects.

Specialty materials for electronics and healthcare
LNP Thermocomp high specific gravity (HSG) compounds for radiation shielding address upcoming changes to the lead replacement exemption for category 8 products under the European Union’s (EU) Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. Additionally, LNP Faradex compounds integrate protection against interference from wireless patient monitoring systems increasingly used in the home or long-term care facilities.

LED Heat Sinks Brighten Up With LNP Konduit* Compound
Heat sinks are essential for dissipating heat that can detract from an LED’s optimal useful life of 50,000 hours. Traditionally, they have been made from aluminum or black or gray conductive resins. To meet typical consumer demands for more attractive LED lighting designs, LNP Konduit compound is now available in white to coordinate with white and coloured bulbs. In addition to superior thermal conductivity, this material offers cost and design benefits. LNP Konduit compound boosts productivity compared to die-cast aluminum, which requires secondary operations. It also offers greater design freedom, including the ability to create shapes with greater surface area for improved thermal management.

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