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Innovative Solutions For Healthcare Applications To Be Showcased By SABIC At MD&M West 2013

Recognizing the increasing prevalence of device miniaturization, a need for greater portability and a desire to find more sustainable solutions, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business will exhibit at MD&M West (booth #1701) its broad and growing portfolio of specialized resins and composites that can help solve today’s leading high-tech healthcare device challenges.

MD&M West 2013 will run from Feb. 12-14 at the Anaheim. Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

At their booth, SABIC will be showcasing an expansion of the company’s portfolio of healthcare grade materials developed to help OEMs keep pace with trends in infection control. SABIC’s exhibit will also underscore the versatility of its advanced materials technologies, many of which are backed by a comprehensive healthcare product policy.

An expert on fibers will be present as a resource to OEMs who are seeking solutions for applications where filtration is a critical requirement. Product and technical experts will also be available to discuss the latest medical device advances and industry trends in miniaturization and patient and staff safety. Additionally, the company will highlight a number of innovative applications that demonstrate how its healthcare plastics are raising the bar on device design, performance, sustainability, and usability of new medical devices.

For additional information on SABIC’s healthcare grade resins, please go to www.sabic-ip.com.

About SABIC

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) ranks among the world’s top petrochemical companies. The company is among the world’s market leaders in the production of polyethylene, polypropylene and other advanced thermoplastics, glycols, methanol and fertilizers.

SABIC recorded a net profit of SR 29.24 billion (US$ 7.80 billion) in 2011. Sales revenues for 2011 totaled SR 189.90 billion (US$ 50.64 billion). Total assets stood at SR 332.78 billion (US$ 88.74 billion) at the end of 2011.

SABIC’s businesses are grouped into Chemicals, Polymers, Performance Chemicals, Fertilizers, Metals and Innovative Plastics. SABIC has significant research resources with 17 dedicated Technology & Innovation facilities in Saudi Arabia, the USA, the Netherlands, Spain, Japan, India and South Korea. The company operates in more than 40 countries across the world with around 40,000 employees worldwide.

SABIC manufactures on a global scale in Saudi Arabia, the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Headquartered in Riyadh, SABIC was founded in 1976 when the Saudi Arabian Government decided to use the hydrocarbon gases associated with its oil production as the principal feedstock for production of chemicals, polymers and fertilizers. The Saudi Arabian Government owns 70 percent of SABIC shares with the remaining 30 percent held by private investors in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

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