SABIC American special polypropylene blending plant was officially put into operation
recently, SABIC's business unit, SABIC basic innovative plastics, officially launched its special polypropylene (PP) modified material production line at its BEIST Louis plant in Mississippi. The new mixing plant will provide sabicpp modified materials and SABIC stamax long glass fiber PP (lgfpp) composites for various automotive applications. This is the second time that SABIC has started the production facility of PP modified materials in the past 17 months. Previously, SABIC set up a factory in Genk, Belgium, in June 2010
"in today's fast-paced automotive industry, we are constantly committed to helping our customers meet new challenges and needs," said AMS, vice president of saber basic innovative plastic automotive business department. "One of the challenges is that many OEMs have the trend to use global automobile production platforms, which drives the market demand for high-quality and unified specifications of materials that meet cross regions and different specifications, so we open the fan cover. Through this investment in the construction of the project, we have organized resources with rich construction experience in BEIST Louis, and we have significantly improved our ability to meet this demand."
Gerk factory of saber basic innovative plastics is the largest Greenland PP blending factory in Europe at present. The company has borrowed the design and technology of Gerk factory and introduced new PP production facilities into St. Louis factory this time. The world-class production base will supply PP composites to Europe and SABIC stamax lgfpp composites to Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Genk also has a compounding innovation center, equipped with three pilot lines to speed up the development of new products and processes
in the past few decades, the use of PP materials in the automotive industry has increased steadily at an average rate of about% per year. Sida high tech: it can be used to test the wear resistance of metal and non-metallic materials (nylon, plastic, etc.) under sliding friction, rotating friction, rolling and sliding composite friction, as well as under wet friction, dry friction, abrasive wear and other working conditions, Researchers in the computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory are in the process of trying to produce more flexible printing inks. PP is widely used and easy to process, so its demand is increasing. At present, PP modified materials are the preferred solution for many automotive applications, including bumper fascia, instrument panel (IP), door panel, interior trim and other components. European OEMs took the lead in using SABIC stamax lgfpp composites at the beginning of this century, which are mainly used for large parts such as front-end modules, door modules, instrument panel frames, rear tailgate and seat structures. Because SABIC stamax lgfpp composite has outstanding strength, dimensional stability and high fluidity suitable for thin-walled structural parts, OEMs around the world have begun to choose this material, and this demand is steadily increasing
sabic's automotive plastic products are one of the largest and most diversified product series in the industry. In addition to PP materials, the product series also includes various engineering thermoplastic resins. These polymer materials account for 60% of the plastics used in vehicle manufacturing today
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