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SABIC adds PP Ultra Melt Strength resin to global foam portfolio


SABIC has added PP-UMS (Ultra Melt Strength) resin, a completely new generation of melt strength polypropylenes, to its foam portfolio.

The new resin is unique in the market, with a melt strength of more than 65 cN and outstanding foam-ability. It can be used by all industry segments as a building block to develop new foaming solutions that enable an unprecedented level of light weighting. Looking to the future of light weighting, foaming is a key technology to push the boundaries and create even more down gauging opportunities in the industry. The new SABIC® PP-UMS material can be used to enhance light-weighting in the automotive, packaging and building & construction markets.