The new grades will be produced by the Saudi European Petrochemical Company (Ibn Zahr), a 70% owned affiliate of SABIC, based in Al-Jubail on the Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia.
Announcing the new grades, Mustafa Al-Sahan, SABIC’s General Manager of Polypropylene Marketing said: “I am delighted to announce the expansion of SABIC’s range of polypropylenes here at the IranPlast exhibition in Tehran. The introduction of these new grades adds to our product offering, and places SABIC at the forefront of world polypropylene production. These new grades should be available for sale to our customers across the globe by the 2nd quarter of 2003.”
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 8, 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). SABIC is one of the few suppliers in the world to manufacture all five of the most widely used thermoplastic resins. As our customer needs expand or change, SABIC is ready to meet them.
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