SABIC to Showcase at Plastpol Advanced Materials and Application Development Expertise
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.