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SABIC Presents New Functional Chemicals Product Portfolio at the 2010 SEPAWA Congress in Germany

Published on 2010-10-18. Author : SpecialChem

SITTARD, Netherlands -- SABIC has presented two new product groups from its Performance Chemicals Strategic Business Unit - Ethanolamines and Ethoxylates - at the 57th SEPAWA Congress & European Detergents Conference (EDC) held in Fulda, Germany.

This year SABIC has participated for the first time as an exhibitor at the annual congress, which is considered as one of the most significant meeting points for the industry. With a membership of more than 1,200 companies drawn from all sectors of the chemical industry, SEPAWA is one of the largest independent professional associations in Europe. SABIC sees the congress as an important opportunity to present itself as a strong partner to existing and future European and global customers.

SABIC's Performance Chemicals Business operates three Business Units: Base Products, Functional Polymers and Functional Chemicals. Ethanolamines and Ethoxylates, produced at SABIC's Saudi Kayan plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, are part of the Functional Chemicals product range and are used, amongst others, in household detergents and personal care products.

"SABIC's Performance Chemicals Business aims to diversify the SABIC product portfolio and accelerate the exploration of new chemical and polymer value chains to meet our customers' needs", says Rusmir Niksic, SABIC General Manager, Functional Chemicals. "The European market is one of the key areas for SABIC's growth strategy in performance chemicals where the company aims to expand its networks in sales, marketing and distribution. SABIC intends to combine its knowledge of customer desired applications and processes, product quality, technology platforms, customer service excellence and security of feedstock supply to create value, facilitate growth and spur innovation for its European customers".

"At SEPAWA,they have introduced their initial product portfolio including a range of fatty-alcohol ethoxylates and polyethyleneglycols. In the next few years they are also planning to launch additional chemistries which include polysorbates, castor oil ethoxylates and other products required by global customers. "The ethanolamine range will include mono, di and tri grades", says Turki Al-Hamdan, SABIC Global Business Manager, Ethoxylates & Amines. "SABIC's established position in ethylene oxide and the recently-announced natural fatty-alcohol project will be leveraged to create value for our customers", added Al-Hamdan.

For K2010 SABIC's focus is a Culture of Innovation, which means investing in Growth, Technology, Sustainability and Customer Focus. They help their customers to innovate, differentiate their applications and optimize costs by:

  • investing in global expansion,
  • providing the broadest product portfolio that delivers better performance and adds value,
  • developing environmentally responsible products and solutions that provide significant and measurable performance advantages,
  • working closely with our customers to build long-term relationships and lasting partnerships

About Sabic

Sabic is the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, one of the world's leading manufacturers of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals. They supply these materials to other companies, who use them to make the products on which the world has come to depend. Sabic is one of the the largest and most reliably profitable public companies in the Middle East with sound investor relations. Comapny focus on three things: investment in local partnerships, the best research and technology programs, and an ambitious global growth strategy.

Source: Sabic


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