Sabic adds bimodal HDPE blowmolding grades to product portfolio


Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) is entering the bimodal high density polyethylene (HDPE) market, with plans to start commercial production this year.

"Some processors are concerned about future supply of bimodal HDPE grades from Europe, so we think this is the right time for us to support the market by including bimodal HDPE blowmolding grades in Sabic's product portfolio," said Mario Scholle, business manager of bimodal HDPE at SABIC, in the news release.

Sabic is preparing facilities at its plant in Gelsenkirchen, Germany for grades suitable for containers up to 5L, with a commercial production start date in the second quarter of this year. The same grades, as well as grades intended for jerry cans, drums and other large containers, will also be produced at one of the company's plants in Saudi Arabia, with an estimated production start up date in the third quarter of 2013.
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