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At Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, SABIC Will Exhibit New Additions to Its Broad Materials Portfolio Addressing Top Aerospace Challenges

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SABIC Innovative Plastics
One Plastic Avenue
Pittsfield, MA, 01201
USA



Press release date: August 30, 2012

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - At Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, SABIC Will Exhibit New Additions to its Broad Materials Portfolio Addressing Top Aerospace Challenges

At the Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas in Seattle, Wash., to be held Sept. 25-27, SABIC's Innovative Plastics business will highlight new additions to its exceptionally broad portfolio of specialty materials for the aerospace industry, including sheet and fiber solutions, which are driving customer successes. SABIC's aerospace-grade materials and extensive technical services help OEMs and tiers address key requirements ranging from compliance with the most stringent flame-smoke-toxicity regulations to weight-out for sustainability, and from expanded design flexibility to enhanced comfort and safety for passengers.

In particular, the company will demonstrate how its diverse, high-performance resins and composites, including a new addition to the company's LEXAN(TM) XHR sheet portfolio and renowned ULTEM(TM) polyetherimide resin, fiber and foam, are being used by customers to achieve cost efficiencies, competitive advantage and faster time to market. Several innovative applications for seating and interior components will be on display at the SABIC booth, #828.

SABIC is also the exclusive sponsor of the VIP Lounge at the expo, where airline executives can meet and relax during the event. As sponsor, SABIC will host the VIP luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

At the Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas in Seattle, Wash., to be held Sept. 25-27, SABIC's Innovative Plastics business will highlight new additions to its exceptionally broad portfolio of specialty materials for the aerospace industry, including sheet and fiber solutions, which are driving customer successes.

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SABIC is a registered trademark of SABIC Holding Europe B.V.
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About SABIC

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (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 recorded a net profit of SR 29.24 billion (US$ 7.80 billion) in 2011. Sales revenues for 2011 totaled SR 189.90 billion (US$ 50.64 billion). Total assets stood at SR 332.78 billion (US$ 88.74 billion) at the end of 2011.

SABIC's businesses are grouped into Chemicals, Polymers, Performance Chemicals, Fertilizers, Metals and Innovative Plastics. SABIC has significant research resources with 17 dedicated Technology & Innovation facilities in Saudi Arabia, the USA, the Netherlands, Spain, Japan, India 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.

About Innovative Plastics

SABIC's Innovative Plastics business is a leading, global supplier of engineering thermoplastics with an 80-year history of breakthrough solutions that solve its customers' most pressing challenges. Today, Innovative Plastics is a multi-billion-dollar company with operations in more than 35 countries and approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. The company continues to lead the plastics industry with customer collaboration and continued investments in new polymer technologies, global application development, process technologies, and environmentally responsible solutions that serve diverse markets such as automotive, electronics, building & construction, transportation, and healthcare. The company's extensive product portfolio includes thermoplastic resins, coatings, specialty compounds, film, and sheet. Innovative Plastics (www.sabic-ip.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).

Innovative Plastics Media Contacts
Aline Stanworth
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 164 29 2217
E-Mail: aline.stanworth@sabic-ip.com

Susan LeBourdais
Pittsfield, Mass., U.S.A.
Tel: +1 413 448 7795
E-Mail: susan.lebourdais@sabic-ip.com

Luisa Tu
Shanghai, China
Tel: +86 21 3861 7363
E-Mail: luisa.tu@sabic.com.cn

Specialty Film & Sheet
Banu Kukner
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 164 291605
E-Mail: banu.kukner@sabic-ip.com

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