The company’s headquarters in Riyadh

The company’s headquarters in Riyadh

Sabic innovations showcased at Big 5

01 January, 2016

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) showcased its sustainability initiatives and new product range at the recently concluded Big 5 construction show in Dubai, UAE.

Abdulaziz Al Humaid, Sabic executive vice president, Metals, said that the company has carried out a detailed life cycle assessment (LCA) of its entire product portfolio to understand the holistic environmental impact of its products.

The LCA study has been audited and certified by a panel of external reviewers for its compliance to the ISO framework, he noted.

Moreover, Sabic’s manufacturing process offers lower carbon and energy footprint for selected flat products, compared to similar products offered by best-in-class producers from alternative and more prevalent production processes, he said.

About the newly developed products showcased at the show, Al Humaid said that anti-bacterial coils will be used for wall cladding in hygiene-sensitive environments such as cold storage facilities and cleanrooms.

The cool chemistry coils, on the other hand, contain ceramic infrared reflective pigments, said Al Humaid.

When they are used on metal roofing, the result is a sustainable building material that can help lower air-conditioning costs, and reduce peak energy demands. Both products will be commercialised soon, he noted.

The Big 5 show displayed more than 35,000 construction products from over 2,800 exhibitors from the region and other parts of the world.


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