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Syracuse, New York - May 1, 2012 - The Syracuse University Library has launched a redesigned and expanded website devoted to its extensive Plastics Collection. The new site now offers approximately 3,000 objects with high quality photographs, information about plastic materials and processes, and twice the previous number of biographies and company histories.  Of particular note, viewers can now submit additional information about objects, people, and companies through the site.


Connecticut - March 9, 2012: A new mid-range controller from Davis-Standard, LLC – the DS-eVUE – offers processors added versatility for nearly every extrusion process. Introduced in January, this controller replaces Davis-Standard’s MESA III product and existing HMI (Human Machine Interface) systems. It is also an option for customers previously requiring the Harrel Tubetrol controller. Davis-Standard will continue to service older controllers subject to availability, but the DS-eVUE will be the standard mid-range option available from this point forward.


Eching, January 2012 - Hekuma, one of the leading manufacturers of high performance automation systems, will exhibit the high-speed version “DS” from the proven “HEKU-Series for the first time at this year’s NPE show in Orlando. For the new development of the “HEKU DS”, Hekuma concentrated on both the design and the innovative drive concept for the removal of small, lightweight, fast running, high volume parts. With an acceleration of up to 30G’s and a speed of up to 10 meters per second, the HEKU DS is likely the fastest robot on the market today.  The handling system in a new variant of the Sigma Inside manufacturing cell will be integrated with an injection molding machine from Engel. Finished part will be removed and placed, separated by their specific cavity. Compact, economical and extremely fast.

PARIS – Nov. 15, 2011 – Here at the CARTES & IDentification show, Booth 4N062, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business today introduced two new breakthrough Lexan* polycarbonate (PC) film technologies for identification (ID) cards that help simplify integration of additional security features needed to combat identity theft and counterfeiting. New Lexan SDCX co-extruded film and Lexan SC92E flexible hard-coated film provide solutions to the challenges of constructing ID cards and security documents with more and thinner layers and complex manufacturing. Several years after SABIC’s successful introduction of the Lexan Secure ID film portfolio, this expansion of its security product offerings with Lexan SDCX and SC92E high-performance films clearly demonstrates the company’s commitment to identity protection technologies that benefit smartcard manufacturers and consumers alike.  

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. – Nov. 1, 2011 SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business today celebrated a major milestone with the official opening of its specialty polypropylene (PP) compounding operation at its Bay St. Louis, Mississippi manufacturing site. The new compounding operation will supply SABIC® PP compounds and SABIC STAMAX* long glass fiber-filled PP (LGFPP) composites for a wide range of automotive applications. SABIC’s new PP operation answers fast-accelerating demand from automotive OEMs and tiers for local supply of globally-consistent PP materials in North America, supporting production of both regional and global vehicle platforms.

PITTSFIELD, Mass — Sept. 8, 2011 — New solar shading panels made from lightweight, durable Lexan* Exell* D polycarbonate (PC) sheet from SABIC’s Innovative Plastics strategic business unit, are making a major contribution to energy efficiency and comfort at the new flagship City of Westminster College in central London.  The high-performance panels filter out direct sunlight to minimize solar gain and glare on computer screens.  They also admit generous amounts of natural light and are expected to significantly reduce building energy requirements, and maintenance and lifespan costs.  SABIC’s ongoing investment in environmentally responsible materials for the global building and construction industry is helping customers meet their sustainability goals with new eco-progressive products.

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