SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS

SPECIALTY FILM & SHEET
PLASTICSLAAN 1
4612 PX BERGEN OP ZOOM
THE NETHERLANDS

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Suppliers of: Lexan polycarbonate tinted polycarbonate sheets coloured polycarbonate solid polycarbonate sheets

SABIC’s Specialty Film & Sheet business is a world leader in providing engineering thermoplastic and polycarbonate solutions. In more than 60 countries worldwide Sabic’s class leading Lexan polycarbonate sheets are specified and installed. Lexan is available in a wide range of types including tinted, coloured, multi-wall or solid polycarbonate sheets.

The LEXAN™ Range of Polycarbonate.

Our LEXAN™ polycarbonate structural sheets are designed for rapid construction and are virtually unbreakable. LEXAN sheet provides outstanding performance and that is the reason architects and builders choose our products.

Translucent panels and polycarbonate sheets help specifiers and architects bring in the light of day without glare or loss of privacy. LEXAN polycarbonate is widely specified for roofs, skylights panels and wall cladding, anywhere that can benefit from extra light. But, controlled light also requires toughness, to stand up to weather and daily knocks. Even for the most demanding sports stadiums and arenas Lexan polycarbonate sheets keep out the elements and, at the same time, transmit light. After all sports venues have to stand up to tough conditions and tough crowds.

Our range of products include:

LEXAN™ Solid Polycarbonate Sheets.

Single layer, clear and opaque, Lexan solid polycarbonate is available for a wide range of construction applications. Lexan solid sheet portfolio has flame retardant properties and excellent UV resistance. Our solid polycarbonate sheets are available as clear, tinted, coloured or opaque sheets.

LEXAN™ MARGARD™ Coated Polycarbonate Sheet.

With a proprietary hard surface coating, on one or two sides, LEXAN MARGARD sheet provides a high level of resistance to abrasion and weathering. Lexan Margard also provides VU resistance and can be cold curved into radii of > 300 times its own thickness.

LEXAN™ THERMOCLEAR™ Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheets.

The versatile LEXAN THERMOCLEAR multiwall range is used for both interior and exterior architectural applications. THERMOCLEAR multiwall sheet is a thermal polycarbonate sheet system, available in a range of colours. Various effects are available including hammered glass effect, metallics and Thermoclear can even be screen printed.

THERMOCLEAR SunXP is a double coated variant for ultimate UV resistance and our Easy Clean sheet offers a unique coating on the outside surface that causes larger droplets to form and wash away most of the dirt. THERMOCLEAR multi wall polycarbonate can be curved for glazing any type of roof and building façade cladding.

LEXAN™ Profiled & Corrugated Polycarbonate Sheet.

LEXAN’s unique patented corrugated polycarbonate panels is used for roofing, skylights or for storm protection. Our corrugated polycarbonate also offers unique diffusion IR blocking and drip guard technology for heat and light management.

LEXAN™ Film.

SABIC’s LEXAN Film range also includes a wide range of coated films, graphic films, flame retardant display glazing, optical and security films.

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

1. THIS IS SABIC BROCHURE

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2. Sabic Stadium Roofing Brochure
Specialty Film & Sheet Stadium Roofing

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3. SABIC Corporate Brochures

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New Lexan* SG308OB/SGC44OB sheet combines

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SABIC Brochure Icehouse
ICEHOUSE™ USING SABIC’S LEXAN™ SHEET & SYSTEMS

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Sabic Innovative Plastics Attractive & Functional
LASER MARKING OF THERMOPLASTIC RESINS

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Sabic Innovative Plastics Inspire & Improve

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SABIC Innovative Plastics LEXAN Solar Control IR
polycarbonate sheets solar control glazing cladding panels

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Sabic Lexan MARGARD Sheet Brochure
security glazing Polycarbonate Sheets Rooflights Solar Control vandal resistant

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Sabic LEXAN SHEET GREENHOUSE
durable polycarbonate (PC) LEXAN™ THERMOCLEAR™ sheet

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SABIC LEXAN, FILM PORTFOLIO
Sabic Specialty Film & Sheet

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SABIC LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK™ 40 AND 50 MM SHEET SYSTEMS
LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK™ 40 AND 50 MM SHEET SYSTEMS

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SABIC SFS 2744 Lexan Thermoclear Lemon

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SABIC SFS 2747 Lexan+Thermoclear Corrugated
Polycarbonate Greenhouse Glazing with Condensation Control

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SABIC SFS 5086 EN LEXAN SG305 Sheet
LEXAN™ SG305-OB sheet for display applications

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SABIC SFS 687 EN LEXAN Solar Control IR Sheet
INNOVATIVE PLASTICS

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SABIC SFS 688 Thermoclear Multiwall Brochure
Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheets Rooflights Solar Control Panels

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SABIC SFS 804 Architectural Brochure
Lexan* polycarbonate sheet

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SABIC SFS 8354 EN LEXAN Sheet Portfolio
SPECIALTY FILM & SHEET Polycarbonate Sheets, Multiwall and Solid Sheet

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SABIC SFS LEXAN Polycarbonate Sheet
Lexan™ High Optical Quality Sheet

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SABIC SFS Lexapanel™ Polycarbonate Sheet
LEXAPANEL Polycarbonate Panel STANDING SEAM SYSTEM

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Sabic Solid polycarbonate and Ultem Sheet Brochure
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ARCHITECTURAL Facade Systems .
ARCHITECTURAL Glazing Systems .
ATRIUM ROOF STRUCTURES Glazed .
CANOPIES Architectural Barrelvault
CANOPIES Polycarbonate Glazing .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Polycarbonate .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Corrugated
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Polycarbonate
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Steel Anti-Condensation Coated
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Troughed
CONSERVATORY Glazing .
CONSERVATORY Roofing Systems Polycarbonate
CONSERVATORY Roofing Systems Polycarbonate Multiwall
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Polycarbonate .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: Clear
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: Polycarbonate
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: Polycarbonate Multiwall
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: Polycarbonate UV Protection
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: Rooflight Applications
ENGINEERING RESINS Electro Technical Applications .
ENGINEERING RESINS Healthcare Applications .
ENGINEERING RESINS Lighting Industry Applications .
ENGINEERING RESINS Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) .
ENGINEERING RESINS Polycarbonate Copolymer Resin .
ENGINEERING RESINS Polycarbonate Resin .
ENGINEERING RESINS Polyetherimide Resin (PEI) .
ENGINEERING RESINS Polyphenylene Ether (PPO) .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Security Glazing Films .
FACADE SYSTEMS Glazing Systems .
FACADE SYSTEMS Window Systems .
FACADES Composite Translucent
FACADES Polycarbonate Tongue and Groove Panels
FILM Glazing .
FILM Tinted .
FILMS Coated Films Abrasion Resistant
FILMS Coated Films Anti-Fog
FILMS Coated Films Formable
FILMS Coated Films Weatherable
FILMS Display Films .
FILMS Display Films Flame Retardant
FILMS Electrical Films .
FILMS Graphic Films .
FILMS Security and ID Card Films .
FILMS Security Glazing Films .
GLAZED ROOF STRUCTURES Barrelvaults .
GLAZING Anti-Vandal .
GLAZING Bullet Resistant .
GLAZING Film .
GLAZING Film Bomb Blast Protection
GLAZING Film High UV Light Filtration
GLAZING Film Polycarbonate Glazing
GLAZING Film Security
GLAZING Film Solar Control
GLAZING Film Tinted
GLAZING Film Vehicular
GLAZING Fire Resistant .
GLAZING Impact Resistant .
GLAZING Machinery Enclosures .
GLAZING Northlight Replacement Polycarbonate Insulating
GLAZING Panel Systems .
GLAZING Panels Polycarbonate
GLAZING Polycarbonate .
GLAZING Polycarbonate Anti-Vandal
GLAZING Polycarbonate Arena Applications
GLAZING Polycarbonate Coloured
GLAZING Polycarbonate Greenhouses
GLAZING Polycarbonate Greenhouses Condensation Control
GLAZING Polycarbonate Heat Management
GLAZING Polycarbonate High Light Transmission
GLAZING Polycarbonate Industrial
GLAZING Polycarbonate Insulating
GLAZING Polycarbonate Interlocking Systems
GLAZING Polycarbonate Multiwall
GLAZING Polycarbonate Multiwall Curved
GLAZING Polycarbonate Optical Clarity
GLAZING Polycarbonate Security Glazing
GLAZING Polycarbonate Solar Control
GLAZING Polycarbonate Sound Insulating
GLAZING Polycarbonate Stadium Roof Applications
GLAZING Polycarbonate Vandal Resistant
GLAZING Protective External
GLAZING Security Glazing .
GLAZING Sheets Unbreakable .
GLAZING Shop Fronts .
GLAZING Systems .
GLAZING Systems Atria
GLAZING Systems Barrelvault
GLAZING Systems Fire Resistant
GLAZING Systems Shop Front
GLAZING Vertical: .
GLAZING Vertical: Polycarbonate Interlocking
LASER MARKING SERVICES
PANELS Polycarbonate Tongue and Groove
ROLLER SHUTTERS .
ROOF CLADDINGS Profiled Sheets .
ROOF GLAZING SYSTEMS . .
ROOF GLAZING SYSTEMS Interlocking .
ROOF GLAZING SYSTEMS Polycarbonate .
ROOFING SHEETS Corrugated .
ROOFING SHEETS Polycarbonate .
ROOFING SHEETS Polycarbonate High Light Transmission .
ROOFING SHEETS Polycarbonate Insulating .
ROOFING SHEETS Polycarbonate Multiwall .
ROOFING SHEETS Profiled .
ROOFING SHEETS Translucent Profiled .
ROOFING SYSTEMS .
ROOFLIGHT Sheets Polycarbonate
ROOFLIGHTS Barrelvault .
ROOFLIGHTS Energy Efficient Part L Compliant .
ROOFLIGHTS Mass Area .
ROOFLIGHTS Polycarbonate .
ROOFLIGHTS Polycarbonate Anti-Glare .
ROOFLIGHTS Polycarbonate Industrial .
ROOFLIGHTS Polycarbonate Opal .
ROOFLIGHTS Polycarbonate Solar Control .
ROOFLIGHTS Polycarbonate Tinted Bronze Diffused
ROOFLIGHTS Walk-On .
SECURITY Glazing See Also GLAZING: Security Glazing
SECURITY CARDS ID Cards Identity Cards Laser Marking Systems
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Aircraft Interiors .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Anti-Drip .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Armor Laminates .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Chemical Resistant .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Fire Resistant .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Flame Retardant .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Food Applications .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Graffiti Resistant .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID GRP .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID GRP Diffused Lighting Applications
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Heat Resistant .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID High Impact/Low Notch .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Impact Resistant .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Industrial Applications .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Moldable Mouldable .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Abrasion Resistant
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Coloured
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Decorative
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Fire Rated ASTM D635 Class CC1
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Fire Rated ASTM E84 Class A
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Fire Retardant
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Flame Retardant
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Formable
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Insulating
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Interlocking
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Lenticular
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Multiwall
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Multiwall Hammered Glass Appearance
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Multiwall High Stiffness Grades
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Multiwall Interlocking
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Multiwall Metallic Appearance
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Multiwall Near InfraRed IR Heat Blocking
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Multiwall Standing Seam Panel System
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Obscure Finish
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Prismatic
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Screen Printed Stripes
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Self-Cleaning
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Solar Control
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Solid Sheets
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Solid Sheets Anti-Bacterial Anti-Microbial
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Solid Sheets Curved Applications
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Solid Sheets Fire Rated DIN 5510
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Solid Sheets Fire Rated EN13501-1
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Solid Sheets Glass/PC Lamination Applications
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Solid Sheets Optical Quality
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Solid Sheets Thermoformable
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Solid Sheets UV Resistant
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Sound Insulating
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Triple Wall
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate Twin Wall
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polycarbonate UV Resistant
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Polyetherimide (PEI) .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Railway Interiors .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Sound Wall Applications .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Thermoforming .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: .
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: Anti-Bandit
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: Blast Resistant
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: Bullet Resistant Ballistic Resistance
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: Cellular Polycarbonate
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: Coloured
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: Diffused Lighting Applications
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: Fire Retardant
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: Heat Reflective
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: High Optical Quality
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: Laminate
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: Multiwalled
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: Polycarbonate -See Also SHEETS:FLAT:Polycarbonate
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: Solar Control
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Translucent: UV Screening
SHEETS: FLAT: RIGID Vandal Resistant .
SHOP FRONTS Glazing Systems .
SHUTTERS Polycarbonate .
SHUTTERS See-Through .
SHUTTERS Signage Display .
SIGN Fabrication Sheets Polycarbonate
SIGNS Polycarbonate .
SKYLIGHT Glazing Multiwall Polycarbonate
SKYLIGHTS For Profiled Roof Sheets .
STADIUM Glazing .
SWIMMING POOL Glazing .
SYNTHETIC FIBRES
SYNTHETIC FIBRES Manufacturing Applications Composite Materials
SYNTHETIC FIBRES Manufacturing Applications Industrial Textiles
SYNTHETIC FIBRES Manufacturing Applications Synthetic Paper
SYNTHETIC FIBRES Manufacturing Applications Technical Textiles
SYNTHETIC FIBRES Polycarbonate Resin .
SYNTHETIC FIBRES Polyester Resin Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
SYNTHETIC FIBRES Polyetherimide Resin (PEI) .
SYNTHETIC FIBRES Polyphenylene Ether Resin (PPO) .
SYNTHETIC FIBRES Recycled Resin 60% Post Consumer Recycle (PCR) Content
SYTHETIC FIBRES Polycarbonate Copolymer Resin .
WALKWAY Canopies .
WALL Claddings External .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Facade Systems .
ARMORGARD Armour Laminates
ECO FR Electrical Film
EXATEC Speciality Films
GEPAX Polycarbonate Sheet
LEXAN Polycarbonate Sheet
LEXAN Speciality Films
LEXAN CLINIWALL Polycarbonate Sheets
LEXAN EXELL Polycarbonate Sheet
LEXAN FST Engineering Resin
LEXAN MARGARD Polycarbonate Sheet
LEXAN OQ Polycarbonate Sheets
LEXAN PROTECT-A-GLAZE Polycarbonate Sheet
LEXAN SLX Engineering Resin
LEXAN SOLAR CONTROL IR Polycarbonate Sheets
LEXAN SOUNDGLAZE Polycarbonate Sheet
LEXAN THERMOCLEAR Polycarbonate Sheet
LEXAN THERMOCLEAR DRIPGARD Polycarbonate Sheet
LEXAN THERMOCLEAR EASYCLEAN Polycarbonate Sheet
LEXAN THERMOCLEAR PLUS Polycarbonate Sheets
LEXAN THERMOCLEAR SUNXP Polycarbonate Sheet
LEXAN THERMOCLEAR VENETIAN Polycarbonate Sheets
LEXAN THERMOCLEAR X-STRUCTURE Polycarbonate Sheets
LEXAN THERMOCLICK Polycarbonate Panels
LEXAN THERMOPANEL Polycarbonate Sheets
LEXAN THERMOROOF Rooflights
LEXAN ULTRA-STIFF THERMOCLEAR Polycarbonate Sheets
LEXAN ZIGZAG Polycarbonate Glazing
LEXAPANEL Polycarbonate Sheets
LEXGARD Armor Laminates
LNP Speciality Compounds
MARGARD Armour Laminates
NORYL Engineering Resin
NORYL CLASSICO Engineering Resin
NORYL GTX Engineering Resin
SILTEM Polyetherimide Resin
SOFTLITE Greenhouse Glazing
SUREGARD Armour Laminates
THERMOCLEAR Polycarbonate Sheets
THERMOCLICK Cladding
ULTEM Polyetherimide Sheet
VALOX Engineering Resin
VALOX IQ Engineering Resin
XENOY Engineering Resin

SABIC returns to WEF with ICEhouse bringing the principles for durable carbon

January 2017

SABIC returns to WEF with ICEhouse™ bringing the principles of designing for durable carbon

Davos, Switzerland, January 18, 2017 - Innovative SABIC composite materials that have opened up a vast new array of possibilities for designers in diverse industries are taking center stage at the World Economic Forum as part of an innovative structure, combining advanced technologies and design, known as the ICEhouse™.

The iconic structure—constructed in Davos, Switzerland, for the second year—is spearheading SABIC’s efforts to deliver this breakthrough technology to the world, and in doing so promote the architect William McDonough’s concept of the importance of closed-loop, durable carbon systems.

“Through this innovative building, which combines art and engineering, we are exhibiting materials that utilize carbon in a positive way. SABIC solutions can open up a world of new possibilities for designers with their strong, lightweight, and durable properties,” said Yousef Al-Benyan, SABIC Vice-Chairman and CEO. “The impact of these new materials will be felt far beyond the world of architecture, bringing benefits to designers in industries as diverse as electronics, healthcare and aerospace.”

ICEhouse, where ICE stands for Innovation for the Circular Economy, was built using SABIC’s LEXAN™ sheet and systems for the walls, ceiling, roofing and windows.

This year, SABIC’s new fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite technologies are used for floor panels and profile structures instead of metal and wood, delivering superior durability, impact performance, and safety with less weight. The cladding is LEXAN multi-wall sheet filled with nanogel for outstanding energy efficiency. Thermoplastic composite sandwich floor panels with skins made out of UDMAX™ GPP 45-70 tape replace plywood being up to 50 percent lighter, with higher abrasion and impact resistance. The thermoplastic composite floor panels do not absorb water and therefore do not decay, increasing safety in use and lifetime of the flooring. Another novelty is the tubular composite structures made with UDMAX GPP 45-70 tape, a continuous fibre reinforced polypropylene, which partially replaces aluminium L-shaped profiles with very favourable weight-to-performance ratio.

“These solutions are not just important for ICEhouse. For example, our UDMAX tape can be used for aircraft panels or trains.” said Ernesto Occhiello, Executive Vice President, Specialities, SABIC. “What matters to us is working together with architects and designers in the conceptual phase of a project so we can provide them with materials that help them do what they once thought to be impossible. Through technology and material science we can enable them to design to meet the fundamental needs that have a fundamental impact to people—at home, in nutrition, healthcare, communication and transportation.”

Occhiello added: “Given concerns about climate change, it is understandable that carbon has a problematic reputation, but the truth is when carbon is used in a safe way—as it is in ICEhouse—then it can be a tremendous asset. The structure’s materials are superior to their traditional counterparts and much more reusable. This is creating ‘Chemistry that Matters™’ for sustainable societies.”

William McDonough, author and sustainability pioneer, and his companies, William McDonough + Partners and WonderFrame LLC designed and built ICEhouse with collaboration and support from SABIC, one of the world’s preferred suppliers of chemicals.

The Circular Economy incorporates the Cradle to Cradle® design philosophy, developed by William McDonough, incorporating the principles of material health, material reutilization, renewable energy, clean water and social fairness. The Circular Economy utilizes this approach to product design to break the typical take-make-dispose flow of material resources today, replacing it with designs that make use of carbon through products that are inherently recoverable, reusable and recyclable.

Prior to this year’s WEF, ICEhouse was assembled in the Netherlands’ Circular Valley, an initiative to drive the Circular Economy concept by promoting the Cradle to Cradle reuse of building materials.

McDonough said, “Carbon—the element—is not the enemy. Climate change is the result of breakdowns in the carbon cycle: it is a design failure. When carbon is used in right way, like in the materials made by SABIC, buildings such as ICEhouse are breathing new life into the carbon conversation. Rather than focus on carbon emissions, we can work with carbon as durable element, as an earthbound asset.”

The World Economic Forum, taking place in Davos, Switzerland, from January 17 to 20, engages the foremost leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. On January 17 William McDonough has received the Fortune Award for Circular Economy Leadership at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

SABIC’S Dedicated LDPE Foam Grades for MEAF and Asia

January 2017

SABIC’S Dedicated LDPE Foam Grades for MEAF and Asia

Sittard, The Netherlands, January 10, 2017 - Polymeric foams are widely used in numerous areas that encompass building & construction, automotive, packaging, sports & leisure, and more. Enhanced physical properties and excellent foamability of the polymers are key in enabling more efficient material usage and energy savings.

At the beginning of 2016, during the Chinaplas event, SABIC announced the launch of two new dedicated foam grades, SABIC® LDPE HP2024JDF and HP2024NDF, for Middle East, African, and Asian markets for physical extrusion foam. These grades have been successfully adopted by the market. SABIC is committed to the ongoing development of innovative solutions beyond its established foam solutions portfolio, and therefore is additionally launching a new dedicated foam grade, SABIC LDPE HP0824NDF, to broaden the application window for the tapes, seals and underlayment market. The advantages of SABIC LDPE HP0824NDF are the high viscosity, giving good head pressure for uniform and thicker foam thickness, relatively higher resin density for better mechanical strength, and good compression stress as well as resilience.

In foam processing, the product quality and consistency of foam grades, including security of supply, are key requirements for customers. SABIC’s newly developed dedicated LDPE foam grades will help customers address their specific needs.

Next to SABIC LDPE HP2024NDF and HP2024JDF, a new dedicated LDPE foam grade SABIC LDPE HP0824NDF, will be launched in the beginning of 2017. SABIC LDPE HP0824NDF offers special benefits using various foam production processes such as physical foam extrusion, the chemical cross-linking process, as well as the bun process resulting in lightweight foams. It offers material and energy savings, while retaining or even improving product performance; and it offers benefits in thermal and acoustic insulation, cushioning and protection. SABIC is helping to improve these benefits by enhancements to the physical properties and foamability of the polymers themselves.

All three grades are less sensitive to web-breaks and foam-collapse due to high consistency and a wider operating window compared to existing materials in the market, resulting in a higher material yield during processing. The foams produced give a higher compression strength, better resilience, uniform surface and cell structure, and fewer pinholes, as well as better dimensional stability compared to existing materials. This offers opportunities for material savings during production.

The new dedicated foam grades were developed in the recently opened Foam Innovation Center. Here, SABIC develops new polymer-based solutions that can help the entire value chain become more efficient, more sustainable, and more profitable. SABIC is developing more dedicated LDPE foam grades to provide a wider product portfolio for customers. The centre is equipped with most foam processing capabilities, as well as analytical equipment, enabling SABIC to carry out developments on new foam solutions, technology innovations, and collaborative projects with customers, to reduce material footprint, enable energy and cost reductions, and decrease time to market.

SABIC already has more than 35 years of experience in foams, and a significant share of the market for foamable polyolefins, with foam grades produced in Europe and in Saudi Arabia. SABIC has put in place dedicated global business, marketing and sales teams, together with technical and compliance experts, to offer insights on customized applications and solutions with the most added value. This new set-up will enable a more focused and faster implementation of solutions to meet the needs of customers and partners around the world.

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