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Ramanujalu ... ‘Sabic in India is for India and for the world’

Ramanujalu ... ‘Sabic in India is for India and for the world’

Sabic bets on Indian R&D and technology


Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic), the world’s third-largest chemical company is betting big on India for research and development and build its future technology products. Special lightweight thermoplastic materials which are tougher than metal and used to protect electric vehicle batteries, replace heavy metallic structures in automobiles and make ophthalmic lenses and cell phones, are some of the innovations developed by the scientists and engineers at the Sabic Technology Centre in Bengaluru (STC-B).

"Sabic in India is for India and for the world. Sabic Technology Centre in Bengaluru is equipped with some of the most advanced technological systems to drive end to end research over a complete life cycle of a product," said Janardhanan Ramanujalu, vice president and regional head, South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Sabic.

In March this year Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil company, agreed to buy a 70 per cent stake in Sabic. Saudi Aramco could be valued at up to $1.7 trillion for its upcoming initial public offering this December.

"We believe we are the heart of Sabic’s research and development. Through collaboration across geographies the centre is instrumental in driving value chain for our customers, meeting the needs of the domestic market as well as global," said Ramanujalu.

For instance, the polycarbonate innovation created at STC-B is an ‘amorphous engineering thermoplastics’ which offers a unique combination of toughness with exceptional impact strength. It also exhibits high optical clarity and temperature resistance.

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