SABIC, a leading petrochemical company, has recently invested in Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics, BV, which operates in Lelystad, the Netherlands.
SABIC’s new fiber reinforced thermoplastics business now specializes in the production of engineered thermoplastic, fiber-reinforced unidirectional tapes. The tapes can be used across a range of industries including building and construction, transportation and energy.
‘This investment will enable SABIC to develop new thermoplastic products, processes and design solutions to help our customers take full advantage of the unique light weighting opportunities offered by composites,’ said Ernesto Occhiello, EVP Specialties leader, SABIC.
UDMAX tapes are made using a proprietary HPFIT technology, which enables the spread and combination of thousands of glass or carbon fibers with a thermoplastic matrix. As a result, the tapes have a high density of fibers, high quality fiber impregnation in the resin matrix, minimal void content and fewer broken fibers.
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