Sabic: New PEI Resin Production Facility in Spain
Sabic Innovative Plastics, Bergen op Zoom, Netherland, opened a polyetherimide (PEI) (trade name: Ultem) resin production facility in Cartagena, Spain. This event marks a 35% increase in Ultem resin capacity for European and global customers. The state-of-the-art 300 million EUR facility, which is the company’s second Ultem resin plant, will provide customers with higher supply dependability. The plant also encompasses scalable capacity for producing ultra-high-performance Extem resin grades and specialty intermediates (anhydrides). Proprietary process chemistry and cutting-edge manufacturing technologies will improve operating reliability and flexibility while minimizing the environmental impact of by-products. This major investment demonstrates the company’s unyielding commitment to reliable, scalable supplies of its Ultem and Extem resin grades, whose outstanding performance is driving ever-greater demand from global customers.
Ultem resins have been taking customer applications to new levels of performance in the consumer electronics, electrical, healthcare and transportation segments for more than 30 years. Today, with higher performance properties and expansion into non-injection-molded technologies, Ultem resin is meeting customer needs in emerging segments such as alternative energy, LED lighting and aerospace interiors.
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