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SABIC: Launch of high melt strength PP / Foaming ability enhances lightweighting

Chemicals and plastics giant Sabic (Riyadh / Saudi Arabia; www.sabic.com) has launched a new range of melt strength PP. The Saudi group said its “Sabic” PP-UMS (ultra melt strength) resin is unique in the market in that it offers a melt strength of more than 65 cN as well as outstanding foaming ability. The material has been evaluated and optimised for foaming at Sabic’s foam innovation centre in the Netherlands.

The PP, said Sabic, can be used to enhance lightweighting in industries such as automotive, packaging and construction. “Looking to the future of lightweighting, we see that foaming is a key technology to push the boundaries and create even more down gauging opportunities in the industry. These solutions can be used in many processing technologies to best meet the unmet needs of the value chain,” said Frank de Vries, Sabic’s Global Foam & Lightweight leader.

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