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New LDPE Foam Grades by SABIC Reduce Degassing Time by 50% - K 2016

Published on 2016-10-14. Author : SpecialChem

The first product of a new generation of LDPE foam grades from SABIC has been designed to increase production efficiency at the foam manufacturer.

SABIC® LDPE 2102FC for Thin and Thick Foamed Sheet
SABIC® LDPE 2102FC for Thin and Thick Foamed Sheet

  • The new SABIC LDPE “fast converting” foam grades reduce the time that semi-finished products need to be kept in storage, thanks to faster degassing of the blowing agent. 
  • They can therefore reduce the working capital of foam manufacturers drastically. 
  • These new SABIC foam grades also help to create additional value by increasing production efficiency through higher material yield.

Foam & Lightweight

Polymeric foams are widely used in areas that encompass building and construction, automotive, packaging, sports and leisure, and more. Trends in these industries are driven by consumers looking for solutions that are smarter, better and more sustainable, whilst at the same time reducing total costs. Foam and lightweight solutions are essential to respond to these trends: they enable a more efficient use of materials and energy and, at the same time, they can enhance properties.

SABIC at K 2016

Frank de Vries, Leader of SABIC’s Global Foam Team, commented:
“We continue to push the boundaries of technology to discover new solutions. In our dedicated SABIC Foam Innovation Center, we developed this new series of ‘fast converting” foam material solutions that provides further improvements in the foam manufacturers production efficiencies.”

LDPE Foam Grades

SABIC® LDPE 2102FC is the first in a series of products that combine up to 50% savings in degassing time—reducing the foam manufacturer’s inventory—and an improvement in production efficiency of up to 5% through less production waste and better foam consistency.

SABIC will be attending K 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 19 to 26 October 2016, with a stand in Hall 6 (Stand D42), where it will showcase the latest innovative polymer foam applications for various industries.

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SABIC is among the global leaders in diversified chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products: Chemicals, Plastics, Agri-Nutrients, Metals, and Specialties.

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