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Sabic Innovative Plastics
Europaboulevard 1
6135 LD
[t] +31 46 722 2168

SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business is a leading, global supplier of engineering thermoplastics with an 80-year history of breakthrough solutions that solve its customers’ most pressing challenges. Today, Innovative Plastics is a multi-billion-dollar company with operations in more than 35 countries and approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. The company continues to lead the plastics industry with customer collaboration and continued investments in new polymer technologies, global application development, process technologies, and environmentally responsible solutions that serve diverse markets such as automotive, electronics, building & construction, transportation, and healthcare. The company’s extensive product portfolio includes thermoplastic resins, coatings, specialty compounds, film, and sheet. Innovative Plastics ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) ranks among the world’s top petrochemical companies. The company is among the world’s market leaders in the production of polyethylene, polypropylene and other advanced thermoplastics, glycols, methanol and fertilizers.

SABIC’s businesses are grouped into Chemicals, Polymers, Performance Chemicals, Fertilizers, Metals and Innovative Plastics. SABIC has significant research resources with 16 dedicated Technology & Innovation facilities in Saudi Arabia, the USA, the Netherlands, Spain, Japan, India and South Korea. The company operates in more than 40 countries across the world with around 40,000 employees worldwide.

SABIC manufactures on a global scale in Saudi Arabia, the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Headquartered in Riyadh, SABIC was founded in 1976 when the Saudi Arabian Government decided to use the hydrocarbon gases associated with its oil production as the principal feedstock for production of chemicals, polymers and fertilizers. The Saudi Arabian Government owns 70 percent of SABIC shares with the remaining 30 percent held by private investors in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.


Expanded portfolio of foamable polymers
06 November, 2016
SABIC regards polymer foam technologies as essential to meet growing needs for improvements in sustainability and efficiencies along global production and supply chains. They offer material and energy savings while retaining or even improving product performance; and they offer benefits in thermal and acoustic insulation, cushioning and protection. SABIC is helping to improve these benefits by enhancements in physical properties and foamability of the polymers themselves.
Clear, lightweight polycarbonate sheet for aircraft interiors
15 April, 2014
Launched at the Aircraft Interiors International Expo (Hamburg, Germany, 8-10 April 2014), Lexan XHR2000 sheet and Lexan Light F6L300 sheet will meet airlines’ desire for differentiated cabin interior designs while also helping to take out significant weight.
Joint venture begins tri-ethyl aluminium production in Saudi Arabia
13 July, 2013
Saudi Organometallic Chemicals Company (SOCC) has started up its aluminium alkyls facility in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
Post-industrial recycled PPO plastic fenders for Renault
18 January, 2013
Renault has successfully adopted a new post-industrial recycled (PIR) grade of Noryl GTX resin as part of its compliance with the European Union’s end-of-life vehicle (ELV) requirements. The new Sabic material is to be for the fenders of its 2013 Clio IV and for the upcoming Zoe electric vehicle.
Houston soccer stadium using polycarbonate sheet
03 January, 2013
When Houston's new BBVA Compass Stadium opened this year, Houston Dynamo fans were welcomed with a brilliant display of the soccer team's distinctive orange brand featured on enclosed entrances with a vibrant shade of Lexan Thermoclick sheet from Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business.
Tough compound enhances safety and durability of self-contained breathing apparatus
13 December, 2012
Rescue and HAZMAT workers, fire-fighters and miners depend upon self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) when working in extremely hazardous environments. So when SCBA manufacturer Biomarine needed to improve the impact strength and ability to dissipate static electricity for the external housing of its BioPak 240R Revolution rebreather, it turned to Sabic Innovative Plastics business.
Carbon-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic polyester air extractor bonded in one piece
21 November, 2012
The Camaro ZL1 air extractor is engineered from carbon-fibre composites to achieve the highest stiffness and strength achievable with the lowest mass.
Mitsubishi Motors selects PPA/PPE conductive blend for two-cavity injection moulded fenders on 2013 OUtlander Sport model
15 November, 2012
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has chosen Sabic’s Noryl GTX 989 resin for the front fenders of its 2013 Outlander Sport crossover. The vehicle’s fenders are the first to be produced using two-cavity injection moulding with Noryl GTX resin, allowing MMC to cut cycle times in half and reduce tooling costs.
Battery pack and rear quarter window cited as top automotive plastic innovations
31 October, 2012
SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business today commended Ford Motor Company and PSA Peugeot CitroŽn Group for innovative use of the supplier’s thermoplastic materials in two separate applications, which were recently named finalists in the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) 42nd-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition.
Plasma coating system for automotive glazing parts is 30 times faster
16 October, 2012
Sabic Innovative Plastics and Ulvac, whch specialises in mass-production vacuum technologies has announced the Ulglaze system for high-volume production of plasma-coated polycarbonate (PC) components, primarily for automotive glazing applications.
Polycarbonate resins meet fire safety regulations for railway interiors
20 September, 2012
Anticipating the implementation of the pan-European norm for fire safety in rail interiors, Sabic has expanded its portfolio of high-performance materials by adding two new polycarbonate sheet products.
Polymers for key lighting trends on display
12 September, 2012
At the Strategies in Light exhibition in Munich, Germany, to be held September 18-20, SABIC's Innovative Plastics business will demonstrate how its broad portfolio of materials can help customers address key lighting trends ranging from new aesthetic requirements for light emitting diode (LED) retrofits to ever-increasing demands for better sustainability.
Amorphous thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) resin for higher continuous use temperature
20 April, 2011
Sabic Innovative Plastics has announced the newest addition to its Extem UH family of amorphous thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) resins. It delivers high performance at prolonged extreme temperatures.
Ultra-stiff polycarbonate sheet launched at Dutch design and technology expo
13 April, 2011
At the Stadia Design & Technology Expo Sabic Innovative Plastics has announced of its latest polycarbonate (PC) sheet technology for stadium roofing.
Electric and hybrid vehicle powertrains with thermoplastic battery packs and shielding in high voltage areas
09 April, 2011
At the VDI conference, Sabic Innovative Plastics today announced its collaboration with IAV GmbH, manufacturer of advanced vehicle and powertrain systems, to develop advanced thermoplastic designs that can replace metal in electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid powertrain components.
Innovative polymer applications for the aircraft sector
06 April, 2011
At the Aircraft Interiors Expo, Sabic Innovative Plastics is spotlighting high-performance thermoplastic resin, sheet, foam and composite solutions that are helping aviation customers meet the critical challenges of weight-out, regulatory compliance, and sustainability
Fascinating light effects, retro colours and stunning in-surface decoration
25 March, 2011
SABIC Innovative Plastics
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
11 March, 2011
Leedarson Lighting
Two PP random copolymer grades launched by SABIC at Pharmapack 2011 developed specifically for healthcare applications
06 March, 2011
SABIC is extending its polymer portfolio for healthcare applications with the launch of two high-purity polypropylene (PP) random copolymers.
Healthcare trends for medical device manufacturers in relevant to safety, home care and regulation
06 March, 2011
Increasing regulation, stronger emphasis on patient/provider safety and the shift to cost-effective alternative care delivery are among the top healthcare priorities.
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