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Overview distribution Sabic

Aectra Plastics represents the company SABIC (formerly GE polymers). The technically sophisticated materials from SABIC like LEXAN™, VALOX™, CYCOLOY™, NORYL™, ULTEM™, XENOY™, GELOY™, XYLEX™ and CYCOLAC™, have proven their effectiveness in numerous demanding applications where maximum compliance with the material and design specifications of customers is achieved.

The Saudi-Arabian chemical and metal corporation SABIC (Saudia Basic Industries Corporation) is a world leader. Sabic was founded in 1976 to promote the further processing of crude oil and natural gas on a national level. Its core business area in the polymers sector covers a broad product range in the area of polyolefines. In 2007, Sabic purchased the Polymers business unit of General Electric and rose to become one of the leading manufacturers of technical polymers. Sabic operates ultra-modern research and development centres and production sites across the globe in the Middle East, Europe, USA and Asia.

LEXAN™ – The Broadest & Most Innovative Polycarbonate Portfolio Available Today
LEXAN polycarbonate resin is an amorphous engineering thermoplastic, characterized by outstanding mechanical, optical, electrical and thermal properties. The LEXAN portfolio provides broad design versatility through its wide range of viscosities and product options such as: environmentally conforming flame retardancy, scratch resistance, toughness, heat resistance, weatherability, biocompatibility, optical quality, and compliance with stringent FDA and USP requirements.

VALOX™ – Performance-Matched Polyester Resins
The VALOX family of thermoplastic polyester resins are semi-crystalline materials based on polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and/or polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polymers. VALOX resin formulations include many performance-matched grades designed to provide application-specific property profiles. VALOX resins combine heat and chemical resistance, as well as outstanding electrical properties with exceptionally good processability and surface appearance.

CYCOLOY™ – For strength and processability
CYCOLOY polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (PC/ABS) high impact amorphous thermoplastic blends combine ease of processing with low-temperature ductility. With excellent impact resistance, heat resistance, and outstanding aesthetics, CYCOLOY resin blends can be tailored to meet specific property requirements, to help balance performance, cost and processability.CYCOLOY resin blends provide an excellent design solution when both appearance and durability are important.

NORYL™ – Hydrolytic Stability, Heat Resistance
The NORYL family of modified PPE resins consists of amorphous blends of PPO resin (polyphenylene ether) and polystyrene. They combine the inherent benefits of PPO resin (affordable high heat resistance, good electrical properties, excellent hydrolytic stability and the ability to use non-halogen FR packages), with excellent dimensional stability, good processibility and low specific gravity.
NORYL resins offer a good balance of mechanical and chemical properties, and may be suitable for a wide variety of applications.

ULTEM™ – A Resin that Takes the Heat
The ULTEM Resin family of amorphous thermoplastic polyetherimide (PEI) resins offers outstanding elevated thermal resistance, high strength and stiffness, and broad chemical resistance. ULTEM is available in transparent and opaque custom colors, as well as glass filled grades. Plus, ULTEM copolymers are available for even higher heat, chemical and elasticity needs. ULTEM resins uniquely balance both mechanical properties and processability, offering design engineers exceptional flexibility and freedom.

XENOY™ – Aesthetic Appeal, Impact Resistance
The XENOY alloy is a blend of semi-crystalline polyester (typically polybutylene terephthalate, PBT, or polyethylene terephthalate, PET) and polycarbonate (PC). The XENOY resin family offers good chemical resistance, great impact resistance even at low temperatures, heat resistance, and outstanding aesthetic and flow characteristics. XENOY alloys offer outstanding performance in applications that are exposed to harsh conditions, or that require a high degree of toughness.

GELOY™ – Ready for Your Climate
GELOY advanced amorphous terpolymer of acrylic-styrene-acrylonitrile (ASA) resins are among the most weatherable grades in SABIC portfolio. GELOY resin offers exceptional durability in outdoor environments without painting. Advanced grades of GELOY resin and blends offer great aesthetics, color options, good chemical resistance, high heat performance and processability.

XYLEX™ – Strong Chemical Resistance Plus Clarity
XYLEX resins are a transparent blend of polycarbonate (PC) and an amorphous polyester. Compared to PC, the polyester in XYLEX resin provides enhanced chemical resistance against certain fluids, enhancing the resin’s stress crack resistance. It also permits lower processing temperatures than straight PC.

CYCOLAC™ – Taking the Heat
CYCOLAC acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) thermoplastic resin is widely recognized as a tailorable engineering material offering outstanding aesthetics, flow, toughness, dimensional stability, and high temperature resistance. A broad portfolio of CYCOLAC resin grades offer platability, VISUALFX™ aesthetics, high heat, medical compatibility, plus flame-retardancy that meets regulatory and safety standards. High gloss grades offer enhanced aesthetic appeal.