Sabic Review

The Responsible Care Awards won by Sabic recognise a variety of innovative projects to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce waste disposal Sabic's Innovative Plastics business has been recognised by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for its extensive world-class programs designed to improve energy efficiency, taking seven Responsible Care[R] Energy Efficiency Awards, including three for its Mt Vernon, Indiana, manufacturing facility...






The properties and performance of Stamax composite resins make a significant contribution to reduce environmental impact, especially compared to other materials Sabic Innovative Plastics business plans to significantly boost capacity for its Stamax long glass fibre-filled polypropylene (LGFPP) composite resins at its manufacturing facility in Genk, Belgium, to meet rapidly growing demand from automotive customers...






Sabic and ExxonMobil have collaborated closely since 1980 when they established the joint venture, which produces polyethylene, ethylene, and propylene Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) and affiliates of ExxonMobil have announced they will construct a world-scale speciality elastomers facility at the Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company (Kemya) manufacturing joint venture...






Sabic has successfully completed a major capex expansion programme, which had seen the group invest in excess of $30 billion in the five years from 2006 to 2011 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic), the world’s biggest petrochemicals maker by market value, has recently linked and united all its businesses and functions worldwide to firmly establish itself as the preferred world leader in chemicals with six strategic business units to effectively serve...






Overall, Sabic’s approach in focusing on the overall solution rather than the product alone has played a huge role in customers choosing to partner with it Frost & Sullivan has presented Sabic with the 2012 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement based on its recent research on the plastics used in water infrastructure in which pressure pipes was a key market...






The first drums produced by Mauser in the new grade meet requirements based on UN recommendations covering transport of dangerous goods. Procedures involve stacking, drop tests at -18 deg C, and hydraulic internal pressure tests In close cooperation with Mauser, a well-known supplier of blow moulded industrial packaging solutions, a grade of high density polyethylene (HDPE) intended to meet the demands typically required of large containers used in healthcare applications has been developed by Sabic...






Sabic Colour Innovation Centres around the world provide rapid response: on-site colourists help customers create custom colours and apply special effects When Fonckel, a start-up company based in the Netherlands, needed expert assistance to turn the stunning design of its Fonckel One lamp – an interactive light emitting diode (LED) luminaire – into a commercial product, Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business was there to deliver its world-class...






Noryl SA90 and SA9000 resins can also be used by makers of pre-pregs and copper-coated laminates to significantly boost performance Committed to helping customers differentiate their products and gain a market advantage, Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business today launched a new breakthrough line of Noryl SA90 and SA9000 resins that can be used as additives for epoxy and non-epoxy thermoset systems...






Sabic provided application development assistance in addition to the Noryl GTX resin, which helped meet the OEM’s requirements of exceptional light weight fender Upgrading from steel to lightweight, online paintable Noryl GTX resin helped India’s Mahindra & Mahindra to improve one of its SUV’s fuel economy, reduce emissions, greatly expand design freedom, and enhance resistance against minor impact...






Overall, chemical and energy companies in the Global Innovation 1000 list maintained their R&D spend. Likewise, Sabic’s R&D intensity remained at 0.43 per cent After growing almost 10 per cent for the second consecutive year, total R&D investment among the world’s top innovation spenders continues to grow robustly, according to the 2012 Global Innovation 1000 study released by global management consulting firm Booz & Company...






The automaker selected Sabic’s Noryl GFN resin for the battery housing because the material enables thin-wall moulding to free up space for more battery cells Sabic's Innovative Plastics business has commended Ford Motor Company and PSA Peugeot Citroën Group for innovative use of the supplier’s thermoplastic materials in two separate applications, which were recently named finalists in the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE’s...






The awards also did recognise major companies that have contributed to the remarkable success of the plastic industry in China in the past decade Sabic's Innovative Plastics business has been honoured with Plastics Technology’s (China) Green Material Innovative Application Award in recognition of the company’s pioneering Valox iQ resin, an industry-leading material that incorporates up-cycled post-consumer content from polyethylene...






The eurozone crisis has caused demand slump in Europe, while feedstock price volatility has put polymer producers under pressure Sabic executives say European polymer makers can cut the impact of tough macroeconomic and feedstock conditions...






A key manufacturer of structural steel, pressure vessels, storage tanks and pipe spools, the firm plans to launch new products and expand across the GCC Geyad for Commerce & Import Company (Geyad), a leading Saudi Arabian manufacturer of structural steel, pressure vessels, storage tanks and pipe spools, is exploring the possibility of launching more products in static equipment...






Amco Weir, the JV between the Saudi-based Olayan Group and UK based Weir Group, was established primarily to serve the oil field industry in Saudi Arabia Weir Arabian Metals Company (Amco) is an engineering and general machining subsidiary of the Saudi-based Olayan Group and UK based Weir Group. The joint venture company is a key service provider to the oil field industry...






The region’s leading design and engineering consultancy firm is kicking off a major expansion strategy to meet its clients’ growing needs Adib Al-Zamil & Khalid Al-Fouzan Company (Dar Consulting Engineers), a leading Saudi design and engineering consultancy firm, says it is embarking on an expansion strategy by venturing into engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), environmental studies and plant turnaround services...






The company has already increased its sand casting capacity from 5,000 tonnes per year (tpy) to 25,000 tpy with the establishment of the new foundry After commissioning its new sand casting foundry in January 2012, Gedik Casting & Valve quickly has begun to expand its product range in the production of Termo valves. After starting serial production of API 6D (Trunnion Ball Valves, DN50-DN300) used in natural gas sector early this year, the...






World Future Energy Summit (WFES) encourages greater collaboration within the energy sector A few years ago, it was almost inconceivable that the oil and gas sector could sit side-by-side with renewable energy sources such as solar-photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, hydro and wind power...






Inspection services leader, Velosi Saudi Arabia Company, part of the renowned Applus group of companies, has achieved a 13 per cent increase in business growth in year 2012 compared to 2011...






The two parties are developing a full range of polyols (a polyurethane building block) and styrene monomer propylene oxide (SMPO) plants Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) and Shell have announced that they are progressing plans for the expansion of various projects at the Saudi Petrochemical Company (Sadaf). The joint venture partners are also looking to expand their partnership beyond Saudi Arabia...






Among different tools in the market, Intergraph SmartPlant 3D and SmartPlant Review offer a host of features to detect, mitigate and avoid clashes between various physical components of a plant at the time of 3D design Most engineering work processes are not sequential, but instead are parallel and interactive. Many aspects of the design and work process require specific review and alignment with other engineering disciplines or customers prior to implementation. It is when all pieces come together and need to be...






Nalco Saudi plans to commission its second manufacturing plant and revamp its delivery fleet Nalco Saudi Company Limited is going to commission its second manufacturing plant in Industrial Yanbu on the West coast, this year. This plant, the company says, strengthens Nalco’s presence in Saudi Arabia and is part of its east-west strategy...






Extensive R&D has taken place at Böhler Welding Group to arrive at a full consumable range for the new generation of CrMo (V) steelsa High temperature resistant and Hydrogen resisting CrMo (V) steels have been around for a very long time and have found use with great success for applications in the petrochemical, respectively in the power generation industry. Typical products for these industries are heaters, heat exchangers...






A certified manufacturer of ball valves in association with Sferova, Italy, it is currently in the process of obtaining API – Q1 certification Khusheim Valtech, a subsidiary of Khusheim Holding Co, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of ball valves in association with Sferova, Italy. It is currently in the process of obtaining API – Q1 certification for quality programme for petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industry...






AIS is a third party inspection company and a specialised NDT provider offering radiographic testing committed to provide the highest quality service AIS was formed legally and registered as a liability company in April 2007 under the name Inspection Advanced Services (Inspect AS) as the new expansion of Corrosion Protection Specialist Co Ltd (CPS) and as part of the reputable engineering company Gulf Consult...






Polyolefins demand in the GCC has grown about 12 per cent per annum in the past 15 years. China, a key importer, is expanding its own capacity Having traditionally produced base chemicals like olefins for sale to global consumers, the GCC states are concentrating on job-creating options by extending the value chain of their petroleum sector and their focus now is on plastics. With their cheap feedstocks, they have the potential...






First launched in 2006, the Centro by Rotana brand is a new innovative budget hotel brand that specifically caters to an underserved market in the Mena region Rotana, the hotel management company in the Middle East and Africa, has opened its fifth Centro by Rotana property in the UAE, Centro Capital Centre in Abu Dhabi. Located in the Capital Centre development, the hotel is expected to cater to the capital’s Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre...






Proceq – the inventor of Leeb rebound hardness testing – has applied its many years of experience to produce a new instrument with unique features, allowing convenient hardness testing for a large variety of metal pieces on site...






The Saudi-based company is developing a strong scientific culture within the organisation Saudi Arabian Services Co Ltd (Sascom) is a member of the Rashed Al-Rashed & Sons Group (RAR Group), one of the largest conglomerates in Saudi Arabia...






The company has significantly strenghtened its activities in the Middle East to meet the needs of the market, which is growing exponentially over the years When Linde, one of the world’s leading gas and engineering companies, took part in the Saudi Arabia International Oil and Gas Exhibition in 2008, Saudi Aramco published a declaration of intent to invest over $100 billion in the transportation of gas and oil, gas plants, refining and petrochemical...






Though the industry will be faced with the restraints of a weak global economy, the oil and gas pipelines market is likely to provide substantial opportunities Global expenditure on oil and gas pipelines market is expected to total $60.29 billion in 2012, says a new research report. Oil and gas pipelines are an essential part of hydrocarbon transportation and distribution. Modern pipelines are generally the most economical way of transporting large...






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