ChinaPlas 2019: SABIC introduces innovative solutions to address industry challenges in line with key global megatrends
SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals, introduces a series of innovative solutions at Chinaplas 2019 to address industry challenges arising from key global megatrends, demonstrating its commitment to become a sustained growth partner for China.
With the global population continuing to flourish at an expedited rate, food and water, urbanization, energy efficiency and sustainable development are some of the critical life-changing concerns affecting humanity and future civilization. As industries actively seek solutions to adapt to these global megatrends, SABIC has adopted a proactive stance on sustainability by delivering products and applications to enable its partners to advance towards a better tomorrow.
“SABIC recognizes the evolving demands of its customers in China by providing more sustainable products with enhanced performance,” said Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh, EVP of Petrochemicals at SABIC. “We have been actively creating innovative offerings to meet the critical challenges our customers are facing today and tomorrow, in line with key global megatrends, and will continue to fully support the transformation and upgrading of China's petrochemical industry to a more sustainable and high-quality development path.”
Enabled by its market-facing strategy to support key segments, including automotive, pipes & utilities, foam, caps & closures, personal hygiene and thin wall packaging, SABIC is dedicated to provide tailor-made solutions to focused industries, addressing their specific needs.
Some of the innovations aimed at accelerating customers’ success in overcoming these global challenges are embedded in SABIC’s comprehensive solutions for the food industry. Among them is SABIC’s newly launched COHERETM S POP (polyolefin plastomer), which provides robust support in tackling the vital issue of food supply for the future. COHERETM S POP allows for superior performance with a 20% reduction of the sealing temperature. It enables the food packaging industry to further improve efficiency in their production, extend the shelf life of food and reduce damage during transportation.
Another solution focusing on addressing the daunting challenges of urbanization is the recently launched SABIC® STADECK™ heavy-duty panel for the construction industry. Formulated with glass fiber reinforced polymer (PP compound) resin, the exceptionally durable panel is a more sustainable option compared to wooden panels, due to its excellent recyclability and weight savings, which can be as much as 60%.
As SABIC foresee the growing demand for cleaner and renewable energy in the future, LEXANTM 503R provides a leading solution to replace metal in PV inverter housing, which is flame retardant, lightweight and resistant to corrosion that will fit for the development trend of the PV industry.
“SABIC is committed to being a sustained growth partner for the petrochemical industry in China. We look forward to enhancing our collaboration with local partners through our continuous innovation, to enable Chemistry that MattersTM, and make a world of difference together,” Al-Fageeh added.