SABIC

From polypropylene to engineering thermoplastics, the company's business offers its customers a broad and relevant range of product portfolios and technology solutions, aiming for consistent local supply and global full-service customer support.

1 Plastics Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201 US

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SABIC launches new additive manufacturing resins
SABIC (Pittsfield, MA, US) has launched six new filaments for fused deposition modeling (FDM) and a new family of reinforced compounds for large format additive manufacturing.

European SAMPE meeting explores composites innovation
High spots from SAMPE Europe’s Summit 17.

Class A composites: A history
Composites have made a lingering and increasingly positive impression in the for exterior automotive body panels.

Small companies, long-term impact
In a time known for owner “exit strategies,” longevity in family-owned composites businesses is heartening.

3D printed composite parts provide solution for UAV
New technology uses long carbon fibers to boost strength and stiffness for small yet high-performance aircraft.

Precision design for deployable space structures
Enabling SMAP mission success, unprecedented design requirements were deftly managed using composites in the largest unfurling and rotating reflector to date.

Fiber reinforcement forms (2016)
Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.

Supply and demand: Advanced fibers (2016)
Demand for advanced fiber, virgin and reclaimed, is on an upswing after a dip during the recent recession. Fiber suppliers are gearing up to meet an expected increase in demand as manufacturers in a number of composites end-markets scale up or start up part development and production programs

Turnkey manufacturing systems: Materials, markets and maturation
Automated production cells promise affordability and less risk in scaling up composites production, but are they really the path forward?

CW Ideas in Action
Ideas are just ideas until someone does the hard work of putting them into action and seeing results. CW's editors, therefore, inaugurate an annual review of Ideas in Action, celebrating a handful of hot concepts that could make those who conceived them "household names."

Green resins: Closer to maturity
As more players approach the market, R&D expands, but overall market growth in the composites arena is still slow but steady.

A growing trend: 3D printing of aerospace tooling
Toolmakers and OEMs are embracing additive manufacturing for customized, rapid tools, masters and jigs.

In-orbit-deployable radar dish
Aramid/PEI delivers flexibility, strength and precision for space-based reflector

3D Printing: Niche or next step to manufacturing on demand?
With and without fiber reinforcement, additive manufacturing is making an impact, but to what end?

Supply and demand: Advanced fibers (2015)
Demand for advanced fiber, virgin and reclaimed, is on an upswing after a dip during the recent recession. Fiber suppliers are gearing up to meet an expected increase in demand as manufacturers in a number of composites end-markets scale up or start up part development and production programs.

CAMX 2014 show report
Bigger, better and more inclusive than any previous U.S. composites trade event, the inaugural show turns North American eyes forward to the future.

High-Performance Composites for Aircraft Interiors conference review
Colocated with Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, CompositesWorld’s HPC4ACI event focused on new material and processing trends that could drive more composites inside the aircraft.

ACMA COMPOSITES 2013 review
Once again, cautious optimism, an abundance of revealing research and a parade of notable new products are ACMA convention keystones.

Market Outlook: Surplus in carbon fiber's future?
Participants at CW’s Carbon Fiber 2012 Conference see one coming as early as 2016.

FibeRio receives investment from SABIC, Aster Capital
FibeRio, developer and manufacturer of Forcespinning nanofiber production systems, has completed a $13 million capital infusion by SABIC Ventures B.V. and Aster Capital Partners.

Product Categories of SABIC

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
Aerospace, aircraft interior
Aerospace, radomes
Automotive, body panels & substructures
Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
Automotive, underhood
Carbon/carbon composites
Commingled/cowoven/coserved yarns
Fabric
Laminate panels, with core
Laminate sheets, solid
Other composite structures
Other thermoplastic prepregs
Other thermoplastics
Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
Polycarbonate
Polyester (PET)
Polyetherimide
Polyethersulfone
Polyethylene
Polyimide
Polypropylene
Polyurethane
Tape
Thermoplastic, long fiber-reinforced (LFRT)
Thermoplastic, short fiber-reinforced