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October 7, 2021

SABIC opens new PP compounding line to meet growing automotive demand

Adds to existing production capacity.

By Graeme Roberts

SABIC announced today the start-up of its new polypropylene (PP) compounding line in Genk, Belgium with a virtual inauguration event.

The new line is an addition to the company’s existing production capacity for polypropylene compounds at the Genk site and will use raw materials from PP plants at Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and Geleen, The Netherlands.

It has been equipped with large scale extrusion technology to meet the market’s growing demand for high quality, high performance PP compounds with reliable and consistent supply.

“This investment is part of our business strategy for growth through advanced PP compound solutions designed to help customers develop next-generation lightweight applications in industries such as automotive, home appliances and consumer goods,” said Lada Kurelec, general manager for PP & E4P business.

“The added capacity also enhances our on site production flexibility for introducing innovative new PP polymer technology without compromising the security of supply of established compound products.”

The new compounding line opens significant opportunities for accelerating the development and implementation of high-performance and sustainable PP applications.

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