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Sabic commissions new PP extrusion facility in the Netherlands

Chemicals firm Sabic has commissioned a new Polypropylene (PP) extrusion facility in Geleen, the Netherlands.

Located next to the existing polymerization plant in Geleen, the new facility features advanced technology to produce Sabic PP products and the next generation PP copolymers.

Sabic said that the new extrusion facility will provide polymer solutions and advanced materials required for developing new lightweight applications in industries including packaging, appliances, automotive, healthcare.

Sabic Polypropylene Business Europe director Sjoerd Zuidema said: “Our new PP extrusion facility is an excellent example of how Sabic is delivering on its promise to provide customers with advanced material technologies they need to be successful.

“By providing high-quality, high-performance materials for ever evolving industry requirements, we are opening up new possibilities and helping our customers reduce energy consumption by lowering processing temperatures and shortening cycle times.”

The firm noted that the automated facility provides enhancements in its products by delivering ‘Chemistry that Matters’, thus helping customer to meet their needs for changing market requirements.

Sabic Global Business Director Polypropylene Lada Kurelec said that the company is pursuing cutting-edge technologies, both in production and new material development.

“Our new investment will open up opportunities to create more efficient, higher performing products that can generate sustainable solutions for us and for our customers’ long-term success.”

Sabic said that the new investment marks an important step in growing and developing its capabilities in the region.