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SABIC in Europe 1 The power to provide PP Innovation from a different perspective Gert Coun SABIC EuroPetrochemicals Zurich 17 - 09 - 2003.

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1 SABIC in Europe 1 The power to provide PP Innovation from a different perspective Gert Coun SABIC EuroPetrochemicals Zurich

2 2 SABIC in Europe Contents Basic Facts SABIC PP Industry trends leading to A new type of PP Innovation Decreasing number of PP grades Development of multi-functional PP grades 3 Examples of multi-functional PP grades: Block Copolymers for Injection Moulding Homopolymers for Film A new block Copolymer for sewage pipe Conclusions

3 3 SABIC in Europe SABIC: Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation Started from scratch in 1976, produced first tons in 1983 Produced 40 million tons in 2002: 2 mln tons of additional product per year Turn-over of € 11,4 bln in 2002 Is 70% owned by Saudi government and 30% by private sector 100% owner of SABIC EuroPetrochemicals Basic Chemicals IntermediatesPolymersFertilizersMetals

4 4 SABIC in Europe BasellDowExxonMSABICBP/SolvayBorealisAtofinaEquistarPhillips/ Chevron Formosa Plastics PPPE Kton SABIC is number 4 global polyolefin player

5 5 SABIC in Europe Trends in PP Industry Historically, PP Innovation focussed on catalyst and technology developments These “technological” developments are matched quicker in increasing competitive PP environment. PP Producers: Forced to be cost driven and to optimise operating efficiency: Increase of minimum production run length Less flexibility to produce ‘specialties’ “Special” products become quicker and quicker commodities. Many interchangeable PP grades available. Differentiation possibilities based on PP grade performance are decreasing

6 6 SABIC in Europe A new type of PP innovation… Catalyst & technology developments are not anymore THE “differentiators” in PP business. Future PP Innovation will focus also new logistical concepts, organisational flexibility, internet development… One specific new type of PP innovation concentrates on a multi-functional PP product portfolio: Higher market coverage with less grades Multi-functionality in mono and multi applications Excellent grade “processability” and “consistency” “Stable” portfolio for customers

7 7 SABIC in Europe The type of PP innovation changes… 80’s 90’s Catalyst & Technology Developments Product Processability and Consistency Multi-Functional Grades for Decomplexation

8 8 SABIC in Europe Decreasing number of W.European COPOL PP grades nr of COPOL PP grades SABIC EPCComp 1Comp 2Comp 3

9 9 SABIC in Europe Decreasing number of W.European HOPOL PP grades nr of HOPOL PP grades SABIC EPCComp 1Comp 2Comp 3

10 10 SABIC in Europe The multi-functional BLOCK COPOL grade for injection moulding should offer: Stiffness/Impact Balance Low Blushing Good surface appearance Dimensional Stability High Flow & Fast crystallisation: Short cycle times Consistency Good Organoleptics

11 11 SABIC in Europe Dimensional Stability Organoleptic Melt flow Rubber content Impact/stiffness Balance Cycle time SABIC EPC Block Copol Grades The Development of Multi-Functional Block-Copol grades for Injection Moulding

12 12 SABIC in Europe STAMYLAN P 412MN40 Multi-functional Block Copolymers (1) Impact/stiffness Balance Dimensional Stability Cycle time Organoleptic Surface Appearance Tamper evidence

13 13 SABIC in Europe STAMYLAN P PHC31 Multi-functional Block Copolymers (2) Dimensional stability Impact Cycle time Surface Appearance Impact/stiffness Balance

14 14 SABIC in Europe The multi-functional BOPP HOPOL grade should offer: High BOPP line speeds Excellent thickness profile High clarity/gloss Good metallisation Good stiffness & barrier film properties Consistency

15 15 SABIC in Europe The development of multi-functional BOPP film grades for BOPP stenter process Optical Mechanical / barrier Stretching Decreasing tacticity Broader mwd Metallisation SABIC EPC Bopp Grades

16 16 SABIC in Europe Waste water discharge pipe Public sewage pipes Multi-functionality in a “mono-application”: The Develop-ment of a multi-functional Block Copol for Sewage pipes

17 17 SABIC in Europe Improving the impact /stiffness balance during the development a Block Copol for Sewage pipes E-modulus [MPa] Stamylan P 71EK71PS HOPOL Notched Izod [kJ/m²] Block Copol Random Copol

18 18 SABIC in Europe STAMYLAN P 71EK71PS A Multi-functional Block Copolymer for sewage pipe Stiffness Impact at Low temperature Processability - ”Ribbed” pipes Falling weight Impact

19 19 SABIC in Europe Conclusions PP Industry trends lead to a new type of PP innovation. One new type of PP innovation targets a multi-functional product portfolio leading to: Reduction of number of PP grades Ultimate level of product processability & consistency Increase of “multi-application” use Decomplexation at PP producers and convertors (lower costs) “Stable” grade portfolio for customers


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