openPR Logo
Press release

Healthcare market to profit from SABIC’s extended plastics portfolio, unveiled at Pharmapack 2014

02-14-2014 07:09 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: SABIC Polymers

/ PR Agency: Marketing Solutions
Healthcare market to profit from SABIC’s extended plastics portfolio, unveiled at Pharmapack 2014

Healthcare market to profit from SABIC’s extended plastics portfolio, unveiled at Pharmapack 2014

SABIC is coming to Pharmapack Europe 2014 (Paris, February 12-13) to demonstrate its intent to further expand into the healthcare market. On Stand 354, SABIC will introduce two new pharmaceutical grades of polypropylene intended for syringes, other medical dosing application devices and also for packaging for healthcare applications. The two grades, SABIC® PP PCGR40 and a lubricated variant, SABIC® PP PCGR40L, are high-flow random copolymers typically used for producing thin-walled products with high levels of clarity.

SABIC already offers consistent supply from a broad portfolio of polyolefins and engineering thermoplastics developed and produced specifically for the healthcare market. Its total product and service offering answers the call from companies - producing medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging – for one reliable and strong supplier of healthcare materials.

Our new polypropylene grades support the production of healthcare products that are highly reliable, very safe to use, and economic to produce. The first grade, SABIC® PP PCGR40, is – amongst others - well suited to the production of three-piece syringes, in which an elastomeric seal on the plunger provides the required lubrication. For two-piece syringes the second grade,
SABIC® PP PCGR40L, can be considered, since the lubrication is supplied by the plunger itself, providing a high level of dosing accuracy. The high levels of transparency of both grades are achieved by the inherent clarity of random PP copolymers plus the use of state-of-the-art clarifying technology. Together, they provide an extra level of patient safety, since it is very easy to see the levels of liquid in the syringe, and to ensure there are no bubbles. Both new grades are reactor grades, which results in significantly pure materials.

Both new grades have a melt flow rate (MFR) of 40 g/min. This not only enables production of thin-walled medical devices and packaging, it also supports processors to reduce cycle times compared to grades with MFRs of between 30 and 35 g/min that are commonly used within the healthcare industry. This provides advantages for processors in terms of energy consumption, total conversion costs, and overall sustainability - an issue that is increasingly important for healthcare companies.

Molding trials with the new grades were recently carried out on a high-precision 32-cavity Schöttli AG mold by the moldmaker itself. “We are very impressed by the results,” says Eberhard Dengler, Product Manager, Medical, at Schöttli AG. “We did some side-by-side tests with syringes molded in some other polypropylene grades intended for the application, and the extra aesthetic quality of the parts made with the SABIC resins was clearly visible to the naked eye. Plus, we were able to run the injection machine faster, enhancing processing performance.”

“SABIC is strongly committed to the healthcare market, and we are here for the duration with a secure supply from production facilities around the world,” says Marnik Vaes, Technical Marketing Healthcare at SABIC. “We have the materials, the extensive technical experience and know-how, and we have the global presence.”

Vaes further points out that the healthcare packaging industry has an increasing demand for safe, high performance flexible materials for packaging pharmaceuticals and medical products. Pouches and sachets, for example, need to not only preserve their precious contents but also ensure safe use by the patient. SABIC’s latest range of polyethylenes for packaging films responds to this rising market need. This range includes SABIC® HDPE PCG5009, SABIC® LLDPE PCG0863F and SABIC® LLDPE PCG6118NE— materials that help our customers to optimize the integrity of packages with high quality seals, ultimately resulting in an assured preservation of medicines and an improved safety of medicine usage. Moreover, these grades are fully tested in accordance with the relevant European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) requirements to ensure they meet the needs of the pharmaceutical industry governing the safety of packaged drug products.

Besides the high manufacturing and control standards used to make these products, SABIC also offers a full service package. This includes an 18 months “notification of change” period as part of the contracts with our healthcare customers. The two new grades are just the latest addition to SABIC’s rich plastics portfolio of high-purity solutions that fully comply with the relevant European and US pharmacopoeia requirements. Offerings range from low, linear-low and high density polyethylenes, random- and impact copolymer polypropylenes, through to an extensive range of engineering thermoplastics that include grades based on ABS, polycarbonate, thermoplastic polyesters (PET and PBT), polyphenylene oxide and siloxanes.

About Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

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 has announced its unaudited financial results with a net profit of SR 25.23 (US$ 6.73 billion) in 2013. Sales revenues for 2013 totaled SR 189 billion (US$ 50.40 billion). Total assets stood at SR 339 billion (US$ 90.4 billion) at the end of 2013.

SABIC’s businesses are grouped into Chemicals, Polymers, Performance Chemicals, Fertilizers, Metals and Innovative Plastics. SABIC has significant research resources with 18 dedicated Technology & Innovation facilities in Saudi Arabia, the USA, the Netherlands, Spain, Japan, India, China 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.

Notes to Editors
• Brands marked with ™ are trademarks of SABIC
• SABIC is a registered trademark of SABIC Holding Europe B.V.
• High-resolution photos are available upon request
• SABIC should be written in every instance in all uppercase.

Kevin Noels
Marketing Solutions
Lelyweg 6
4612 PS Bergen op Zoom
The Netherlands
+31 164 317 011
knoels@marketingsolutions.be

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Healthcare market to profit from SABIC’s extended plastics portfolio, unveiled at Pharmapack 2014 here

News-ID: 281884 • Views: 5254

More Releases from SABIC Polymers

Rob Duchateau wins DPI Invention Award 2013
Scientific output and polymers knowledge On 20 June 2013 Rob Duchateau (47), Chief Scientist at SABIC and part-time Associate Professor at the Technical University Eindhoven (the Netherlands), received the DPI Invention Award 2013. Jacques Joosten of the Dutch Polymer Institute handed out the award during the biannual conference of the European Polymer Federation (EPF) in Pisa, Italy, from 16 to 21 June 2013. The award was granted for Duchateau’s scientific output
SABIC is making responsible changes to its business vision to meet future sustai …
Recognizing that sustainability megatrends will drive the need for change in business and national vision, the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is integrating changes into its business strategy and priorities to position the company and the nation for the challenges faced now and in the future. Speaking at a panel discussion on “Innovative Business Models in the Middle East” at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Doha
SABIC becomes world’s first chemical company to commission LNG-run gas carrier …
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has commissioned the construction of two sea going gas tankers powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to transport its olefins products, in anticipation of a European Union directive to drastically reduce sulphur emissions from vessels operating in the North Sea by 2015. Switching to alternative fuels for ships, such as LNG, which is far more environment-friendly than traditional fuel oils is one of the solutions
Blow molders offered increased choice and quality, thanks to expansion of SABIC …
To provide options for extrusion blow molding companies looking for a cost-effective, clear and stiff material for their small and medium-sized bottles, SABIC has developed a new, high-clarity SABIC® PP Qrystal polypropylene. These random copolymers were designed with notable flow behaviour, providing processors with the flexibility to potentially produce parts faster and with lower energy consumption. SABIC® PP Qrystal QR681K has a melt flow rate (MFR) of 2.2 g/10 min, which

All 5 Releases


More Releases for SABIC’s

MAGNUM LAUNCHES NEW TUBS MADE USING CERTIFIED CIRCULAR POLYPROPYLENE FROM SABIC …
SITTARD, THE NETHERLANDS, August 13, 2020 - Magnum, the world’s favorite ice cream brand, has today announced the roll out of more than 7 million ice cream tubs made with certified circular polypropylene from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ initiative that uses feedstock made from recycling used, mixed plastic. The launch represented the “world’s first” tub within the ice cream industry that contains recycled plastic and that aims to contribute towards the challenge
LARGEST-EVER REAR QUARTER WINDOW IN SABIC’S LEXAN™ RESIN DEBUTS ON BUICK’S …
SAIC General Motors (SGM) has launched in China its new-generation Buick GL8 and GL8 Avenir luxury multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs), which sport the world’s largest polycarbonate (PC) rear quarter window, molded from SABIC’s LEXAN™ resin. SGM is offering five trim levels of the popular GL8 model, which has been a mainstay of the Chinese market since 2000 with more than 700,000 sold. The new rear quarter window is 40 percent (3kg) lighter
SABIC’S DEDICATED LDPE FOAM GRADES FOR MEAF AND ASIA
Polymeric foams are widely used in numerous areas that encompass building & construction, automotive, packaging, sports & leisure, and more. Enhanced physical properties and excellent foamability of the polymers are key in enabling more efficient material usage and energy savings. At the beginning of 2016, during the Chinaplas event, SABIC announced the launch of two new dedicated foam grades, SABIC® LDPE HP2024JDF and HP2024NDF, for Middle East, African, and Asian
Healthcare market to benefit from SABIC’s broad plastics portfolio, headlined …
One of the broadest portfolios of plastic medical products specifically developed to address the demanding needs of the healthcare industry can be seen on the SABIC stand (123) at Pharmapack Europe 2013. The portfolio spans a wide range of dedicated Polypropylene (PP) and Polyethylene (PE) products - recognized under the SABIC® PCG trademark - and diverse range of highly engineered and high performance resin products such as high purity LEXAN™
SABIC’s commitment to sustainability reflected at Doha expo, led by CEO
The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is participating in the Qatar Sustainability Expo, which coincides with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in Doha from November 26 to December 7. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, President of COP18/CMP8, visited the SABIC stand during the inaugural ceremonies. He was accompanied by Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, and Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary. They were received
SABIC’s Sustainable Solutions Spotlight at PLAST 2012 Helping Customers Achiev …
MILAN, Italy — May 8, 2012 — SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business is showcasing here at PLAST 2012 its broad and deep portfolio of industry-leading sustainable materials that help customers design, develop and differentiate environmentally responsible products in three key ways. These include: cutting weight to lower energy usage; reducing waste and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through up-cycling of post-consumer plastic; and providing exceptional flame-smoke-toxicity performance without the use of halogenated