SABIC Invests in Lexan* Multiwall Sheet Capacity in India to Expand Customer Access to Advanced Roofing and Glazing Materials

SABIC Invests in Lexan* Multiwall Sheet Capacity in India to Expand Customer Access to Advanced Roofing and Glazing Materials

Today at Roof India 2012 SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business is once again demonstrating how it is powering the long-term commercial success of its customers with the announcement of a capacity investment in India. Specifically, the company will open a state-of-the-art Lexan* multiwall sheet production line at its Vadodara, India manufacturing facility to provide customers in […]

Converters save time and energy as SABIC extends range of SABIC® PP Qrystal high clarity polypropylenes

Converters save time and energy as SABIC extends range of SABIC® PP Qrystal high clarity polypropylenes

To meet the need of converters for materials that deliver better finished products and that can be produced cost-effectively, SABIC has developed two new high clarity SABIC® PP Qrystal polypropylenes. These random copolymers, typically for injection moulding, were specially designed with unique flow behavior, providing processors with the flexibility to produce parts faster and with […]

Turkey invests in wind energy

Turkey invests in wind energy

Turkey is investing in its wind energy industry to decrease dependency on imported energy and the government is encouraging domestic wind turbine blade manufacture. Almost 70% of Turkey’s energy requirement is supplied by imports. This dependency on foreign energy sources is an important reason behind Turkey’s current account deficit and reducing this dependency is a […]

Filling hot dessert sauces in step with Austrian quality

Filling hot dessert sauces in step with Austrian quality

Filling hot dessert sauces in step with Austrian quality Carinthian dessert sauce specialist Liotta relies on the packaging competence of Greiner Packaging International for the long term. Liotta dessert sauces are filled while hot, which places high demands on its packaging. A new 800-milliliter bottle manufactured by the Austrian packaging specialist Greiner Packaging International meets […]

Critical components in oilfield engineering

Critical components in oilfield engineering

There is a growing importance and criticality to the oil and gas production industry of applications that use polymeric materials. Current issues include: exposure to supercritical CO2, operating in extreme environments (arctic conditions, HPHT, sour fluids), the increasing use of composite materials, development of new materials, qualification testing, long-term reliability and the establishment of global […]

Composite bogie down on weight

Composite bogie down on weight

A composite bogie frame made of woven glass fabric and epoxy promises to bring about a 30% weight saving compared with conventional steel frames, corresponding to a 635 kg weight reduction per carriage. The bogie frame was developed by Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI; Gyeonggi-do, Korea). manufactured by KM Co. (Gunsan, Korea). The bogie frame […]