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Jul '09
New Ultem composite, fiber and foam from SABIC
New Ultem composite, fiber and foam from SABIC
SABIC Innovative Plastics has leap-frogged its Ultem resin technology to advanced new levels of extreme performance with the launch of new leading-edge Ultem composite, fiber and foam technologies at NPE 2009.

These new products have been specifically engineered to give customers a previously unavailable competitive edge: advanced new materials technology solutions that create virtually unlimited growth opportunities in existing, new and emerging markets. The new materials build on the company's hugely successful Ultem polyetherimide (PEI) resin, an industry-renowned workhorse thermoplastic that has given customers years of reliable, extreme performance for the most demanding and high-heat resistant applications. SABIC Innovative Plastics exhibited the new Ultem materials in booth W123011.

Target markets and applications for the new Ultem technologies include flame retardant fabrics, ultra-lightweight aircraft interiors, state-of-the art radomes and communications equipment, and other high-end products where outstanding levels of performance are required.

“These new Ultem forms are unique, ultra-tough, super-performance materials designed to meet the important and ever-changing needs of our customers,” said Kim Choate, global product director for Ultem Resins, SABIC Innovative Plastics. “They offer virtually unmatched performance and value, and illustrate how we are reengineering our premier technologies to give our customers new game-changing solutions that enable a wide range of new business opportunities. It's an incredibly exciting time in the history of polymer science – for us and our customers.”

Ultem Composites Reduce Weight and Cost
Composites are increasingly replacing metal to achieve weight reduction without sacrificing performance. And more rigorous demands are driving the need for higher temperature and impact performance, particularly in aerospace, electronics and ballistics applications. In aircraft manufacturing, for example, reinforced thermoplastic composites provide a more affordable, simpler and better-performing alternative to metal and thermosets.

By attaching fabric made with Ultem fiber and other materials to an Ultem foam or honeycomb core, unique composites can be created for the design flexibility, low-cost manufacturing, and long-term performance needed to address specific application requirements. For example, TenCate Advanced Composites – a leading manufacturer of advanced fiber reinforced composites for semi-structural and interior aircraft applications – has developed CETEX composite skins based on Ultem composites and woven glass (or carbon) fiber. For TenCate's CETEX System 3 composites, the CETEX skins are attached to the tubular honeycomb core – provided by Tubus Bauer – and can be thermoformed and cut into shapes for structural aircraft exterior and interior components. Tubus Bauer is a German manufacturer of semi-structural and interior aircraft applications.

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