Sabic Innovative Plastics (SIP, Bergen op Zoom / The Netherlands; www.sabic-ip.com) has introduced several new PC-based copolymers as part of its "Lexan range. The new HFD speciality copolymer resins, the company says, offer high melt flow and improved ductility without traditional decreases in toughness. They were developed for applications requiring thin-wall parts, complex geometries and high-impact products that can withstand very low temperatures while retaining clarity. HFD copolymer resins are available in five grades, with or without UV stabilisers.
The company is also developing glass-filled grades with and without flame retardancy, food contact grades and super high flow grades.