Sabic launches new polypropylene impact copolymer grades
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) has introduced three new Polypropylene impact copolymer grades to the international market. The new grades will be produced by the Saudi European Petrochemical Company (Ibn Zahr), a 70 percent owned affiliate of Sabic, based in Al-Jubail on the Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia.
Polypropylene Impact Copolymer has a variety of impact strength levels – medium, high and extra high. PP575H, PP790S and PP777Z will be the commercial trade names of the new Sabic polypropylene copolymers with respective Melt Flow Rates (MFR) of eight, 12, and 25.
Sabic's polypropylene impact copolymer grades are intended for use in injection molding processes. These new grades are particularly suited for battery cases, automotive parts, compounding base stock, industrial applications, rigid packaging and thin wall applications.
The Sabic polymer portfolio now includes low-density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
Riyadh-based Sabic was founded in 1976, when the Saudi Arabian Government decided to use hydrocarbon gases released in the production of oil as raw material for the production of chemicals, polymers and fertilizers. The Saudi Arabian Government owns 70 percent of Sabic shares, with the remaining 30 percent held by private investors in Saudi Arabia and other countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). — (menareport.com)
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