SABIC Innovative Plastics Flies High at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2011 with Breakthrough Materials Solutions that Meet Critical Industry Needs

The company's extended portfolio of advanced material technologies are helping global aircraft OEMs reduce weight by up to 50 percent, which can conserve fuel and lower emissions.


Multiple Benefits for Diverse Applications

At its exhibit, SABIC Innovative Plastics is showcasing a number of interior applications that benefit from its leading-edge materials.

• Galley inserts from Sell Cabin Interiors GmbH, part of Zodiac Aerospace Group: Ultem resin replaced metal in more than 30 parts to save weight and reduce costs through part consolidation for Sell's new generation oven. Ultem resin was chosen for the front and door of the bun warmer; the front drip tray, brew head and brew cup of the coffeemaker; the front and door of the oven; and the serving pot, beverage maker and water boiler. Ultem resin enabled greater design freedom and color-matching.

• New cockpit from Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.: Lexan F6000 sheet was tapped by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. a world-leading manufacturer of single-engine turboprop aircraft and aircraft training systems, to create its new state-of-the-art cockpit. The material gives the OEM superior processability vs thermosets along with colorability and dimensional stability and complies with industry requirements.

For additional information on SABIC Innovative Plastics’ high performance materials for the aircraft industry, please go to www.sabic-ip.com. For technical product inquiries, please contact us at www.sabic-ip.com/prtechinquiry.

About SABIC Innovative Plastics

SABIC Innovative Plastics is a leading, global supplier of engineering thermoplastics with a 75-year history of breakthrough solutions that solve its customers’ most pressing challenges. Today, SABIC Innovative Plastics is a multi-billion-dollar company with operations in more than 35 countries and approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. The company continues to lead the plastics industry with customer collaboration and continued investments in new polymer technologies, global application development, process technologies, and environmentally responsible solutions that serve diverse markets such as automotive, electronics, building and construction, transportation, and healthcare. The company’s extensive product portfolio includes thermoplastic resins, coatings, specialty compounds, film, and sheet. SABIC Innovative Plastics (www.sabic-ip.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).

About Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) ranks among the world’s top petrochemical companies, and is a global market leader in the production of polyethylene, polypropylene, advanced thermoplastics, glycols, methanol and fertilizers. SABIC manufactures with a global footprint in Saudi Arabia, the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. The company operates in more than 40 countries across the world with 33,000 employees worldwide. It has significant research resources with 18 dedicated Technology & Innovation facilities in Saudi Arabia, the USA, the Netherlands, Spain, India and China. SABIC recorded a net income of SR 21.59 billion (US$ 5.73 billion) in 2010, and sales revenues totaled SR 152 billion (US$ 40.5 billion).

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