Saudi Basic industries Corp (SABIC), the world’s third largest chemical company, is betting big on india for research and development and future technology products. Special lightweight thermoplastic materials which are tougher than metal and used to protect electric vehicle batteries, replace heavy metallic structures in automobiles and make ophthalmic lenses and cell phones, are some of the innovations developed by the scientists and engineers at the SABIC technology Centre in bengaluru (STC-B).
Janardhanan Ramanujalu, vice president and regional head, South east Asia, australia & new zealand, SABIC said “SABIC in india is for india and for the world. SABIC technology Centre in bengaluru is equipped with some of the most advanced technological systems to drive end to end research over a complete life cycle of a product”.
SABIC is the second largest polycarbonate producer in the world with 24 per cent market share (with a total capacity of 1.24 million tons per year) in the global market. It has polycarbonate manufacturing facilities in the U.S, europe and Saudi Arabia.