SABIC is tackling issues in emerging markets such as electrical mobility, 5G infrastructure and remote healthcare by expanding their Specialties business model. The company has announced plans to invest innovative and sustainable technology with the hopes of improving the customer’s experience and creating a collaborative dynamic with members of each stage of the global supply chain.
Within SABIC’s portfolio of specialty materials there is 5G wireless technology, which is used to increase the data transmission speed and lower latency in transferring data. SABIC is planning on implementing this 5G technology to improve infrastructure, remote medicine, and autonomous vehicles.
Through 5G innovation, SABIC is able to improve infrastructure by significantly lower processing temperatures, better adhesion to low profile, smoother copper surfaces and lower moisture absorption in comparison to alternative dianhydrides to enable lower power dissipations in flexible circuits.
Remote Health Care
The Remote Healthcare industry, will utilize 5G to provide faster transmission data between devices, enabling surgeons in the future to conduct procedures as if they were right next to the patient in the operating theatre. This evolution will stimulate the increasing adoption of robotics in surgical instrumentation, allowing doctors to perform surgery remotely from anywhere in the world.
This technology will benefit autonomous vehicles by providing a framework for flame retardant, high strength and dimensional stable, high light transmittance in the infrared spectrum range, high temperature resistant and high flow for miniaturized, complex or thin-wall parts. All of this enables the manufacture to cater to more innovative design plans.
SABIC is also working to help solve engineering and technology challenges by collaborating on value chain, capacity, and sustainability projects.
In order to produce lighter weight, cost-effective and recyclable vehicle panels SABIC collaborated with the United Kingdom’s RLE International, Italy’s AMA Composites, and Germany’s Setex Textil GmbH to utilize composite tape as a more sustainable method of manufacturing.
SABIC is further collaborating to build resins that will address the demand of OEMs active in electrical mobility infrastructure, battery components, and renewable energy and smart grid applications. These resins are also expecting contributing to the company’s sustainability efforts by using solar energy applications.
“Today’s global challenges – from e-mobility to improved connectivity as well as remote healthcare – demand specialized materials that can contribute to the effective performance, durability and sustainability of tomorrow’s technological solutions,” said Ernesto Occhiello, executive vice president, SABIC’s Specialties business.
SABIC is one the world’s largest petrochemical manufacturers. Based out of Riyadh, Saudi Arabic, SABIC offers a broad portfolio ranging from construction to medical device operation to transportation and clean energy.