With the assistance of this facility, the company aims to manufacture PP products and next generation PP copolymers.
The Netherlands: Sabic, a global leader in the chemical industry recently announced the start-up of its new Polypropylene (PP) extrusion facility in Geleen, The Netherlands. This new extrusion line adopts state-of-the-art process technology to produce Sabic PP products and the next generation PP copolymers. It also underlines the company’s drive to provide advanced materials that can support customers developing new lightweight applications in industries such as packaging, appliances, automotive, healthcare and help them reduce energy consumption in their process manufacturing.
In line with Sabic’s strategic commitment to customer-driven innovation, this highly automated facility will provide new polymer solutions to meet customer needs for changing market requirements by bringing enhancements in its products by delivering ‘Chemistry that Matters’. Across industry, there is an increasing need for material solutions that are sustainable, cost-efficient and compliant with ever-tougher regulations. At the same time, they must provide increased process efficiency, while delivering improved functionality.
The new PP Extrusion facility will be located next to the existing polymerization plant in Geleen where Sabic has a full-scale plant and the Global Technology Center for Europe. This new investment is an important step in growing and developing the company’s capabilities in the region, where Sabic has solid expertise in polyolefin developments from all aspects: catalyst, process, material and application.