A state-of-the-art Lexan* multiwall sheet production line will be unveiled at SABIC IP’s Vadodara, India manufacturing facility. SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business is once again demonstrating how it is powering the long-term commercial success of its customers with the announcement of a capacity investment in India to provide customers in the country and the greater Asia with a fast, reliable source of these high-performance materials. This new line will help meet rising customer demand in the region for SABIC’s high performance Lexan Thermoclear* multiwall polycarbonate (PC) sheet products used for roofing and glazing in the building and construction and greenhouse sectors. SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business is once again demonstrating how it is powering the long-term commercial success of its customers with the announcement of a capacity investment in India.
“The new Lexan Thermoclear sheet line showcases how SABIC delivers its broad portfolio to virtually all regions of the world so customers can benefit from faster lead times and expanded supplies to support commercial and residential construction projects,” said Sanjiv Vasudeva, South Asia Sheet and Film Business leader, Innovative Plastics. “The high performance, beautiful aesthetics and design freedoms provided by Lexan multiwall sheet have been demonstrated around the world in major structures – from stadiums to rail stations – and showcase how SABIC continues to passionately challenge the status quo to find better ways to serve its customers.”
India’s vibrant economy is achieving 7 to 9% growth per year1, driven by extensive infrastructure investment and development, especially in the commercial and industrial roofing sectors – such as airports, rail stations, metro rail, bus stations, malls and hospitals. The new line at Vadodara is an outgrowth of SABIC’s culture of ingenuity and will produce high-quality two-sided ultraviolet (UV)-protected Lexan Thermoclear multiwall sheet in clear and custom colors targeting roofing, glazing and cladding applications. The multiwall sheet products are versatile thermoplastic glazing materials that have been used in roofing, cladding and glazing for more than 30 years. Lexan Thermoclear sheet is significantly lighter in weight than glass while offering high stiffness and more than 250 times the impact resistance of glass to reduce the risk of breakage from wind, hail, and other extreme weather, as well as vandalism.