PVC and polyester
PVC and polyester are used in a wide variety of consumer, commercial and industrial products that people around the world rely on every day. Polymers are used to make products that cannot be made from materials such as wood, steel, glass or aluminium.
Polyolefins are a family of polymers derived from propylene and ethylene. They make up the highest volume of thermoplastic products in the world. They form tough, flexible plastics with a large variety of uses.
Research and development are increasing the variety of polyolefins, and as a result they are steadily replacing traditional materials in many applications. What’s more, polyolefins are generally easy to recycle.
SABIC is a major producer of the key polyolefins PE (Polyethylene) and PP (Polypropylene). Uses range from rigid materials for refrigerators, computers and car parts to industrial food packaging and waterproof film. Some polyolefin products have heat-resistant properties that make them ideal for use in, for example, packaging microwaveable food, while others melt easily for use in heat-sealable wrapping. We make several different types of each polyolefin.