Water Management Solutions

Solutions for water management

SABIC offers a broad portfolio of proven materials to suit your needs. Our portfolio spans from polyolefins, to PVC, to a selection of engineering thermoplastics, and is supported by expert support from our sales and marketing teams.

See how we can help you bring your ambitions to life, with our experience in developing solutions for the water management industry.

NORYL™ RESINS

NORYL™ resin is one the most comprehensive solutions which SABIC offers. Based on proprietary modified polyphenylene ether (PPE) technology, NORYL™ is an amorphous blend of PPE resin and polystyrene. It is characterized by excellent dimensional stability, enhanced processing characteristics, and good retention of properties after long water exposure, meaning that it is ideal for use in a range of applications.

Key benefits

  • Best in class hydrolytic stability
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Low specific gravity
  • Global potable water certifications
  • Lead-free
  • Global availability
  • Low and predictable creep behavior
  • Resistant to most acids, bases, aqueous solutions, and detergents

Application spaces

NORYL™resin has been selected by several customers for use in their applications. The following are a selection of applications in which NORYL™ resin was used:

  • SERMETA France heat exchanger coil housing using NORYL™ PPX630 resin
  • Remeha-Elbi hydroblock water heater component using NORYL™ FE1630PW resin
  • Aquaphor filtration housing using NORYL™ GFN2 resin
  • Villagepump using NORYL™ FE1410PW for internal and GELOY™ CR7520 for housing
  • Pentair Keystone CompoSeal valve housing using NORYL™ GFN1430V

ULTEM™ RESINS

ULTEM™ resin is an amorphous thermoplastic polyetherimide (PEI) resin. It offers unparalleled mechanical performance in high heat and chemically challenging environments, as well as high strength and stiffness, making it an ideal resin for applications exposed to hot water and other challenging conditions.

Key benefits

  • Long term high heat capability
  • Dimensiona stability / tight tolerances
  • Hydrolytic stability
  • High modulus & strength at high temperatures
  • Easy processing
  • Global potable water certifications in selected colors
  • Lead-free
  • Global availability
  • Chemical resistance

Application spaces

ULTEM™ resin has been selected by several customers for use in their applications. The following are a selection of applications in which ULTEM™ resin was used:

  • Valves
  • Plumbing

LEXAN™ RESINS

LEXAN™ polycarbonate resin is an amorphous engineering thermoplastic. It is characterized by outstanding mechanical, optical, electrical and thermal properties, which can make it ideal for use in a variety of applications. The versatile portfolio also offers a number of options for customizing your applications.

Key benefits

  • High ductility and transparency (ductility vs PMMA and glass)
  • Stress crack resistance
  • Lead-free
  • Colorable/opaque
  • Lightweight (versus glass)
  • Global water certificates
  • FDA approval, FCEU approval as of 1 Jan. 2016

Application spaces

LEXAN™ resins can be used in a number of different application spaces, including:

  • Register covers
  • Pumps

CYCOLAC™ RESINS

CYCOLAC™ is an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) thermoplastic resin, and is widely recognized as a tailorable engineering material offering outstanding aesthetics, flow, toughness, dimensional stability, and high temperature resistance. This can make it ideal for use in a number of water management applications, in particular faucets and shower heads.

Key benefits

  • High gloss finish
  • Low temperature ductility
  • Colorable
  • Transparent + opaque
  • Good processing performance
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Low shrinkage, low warping
  • Good electrical properties
  • Good paintability and platability

Application spaces

CYCOLAC™ resins have been successfully applied in a number of different water management application spaces, including:

  • Faucets
  • Shower heads
  • Boiler

GELOY™ RESINS

GELOY™ advanced amorphous terpolymer of acrylic-styrene-acrylonitrile (ASA) resins can have an exceptionally high weatherability, as well as heat and chemical resistance. Their blendability also means that they can be customised to suit your application. GELOY™ resin can offer exceptional durability in outdoor environments without painting, making it ideal for application housings, even in harsh conditions.

Key Features

  • Weatherability
  • Blendability
  • Good heat resistance
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Available in a range of colours for good aesthetics

Application spaces

GELOY™ resin has been selected by several customers for use in their applications. The following are a selection of applications in which GELOY™ resin was used:

  • Villagepump using NORYL™ FE1410PW for internal and GELOY™ CR7520 for housing.

LNP™ COMPOUNDS

SABIC LNP™ compounds can offer valuable solutions to internal water meter parts requiring tight dimensional control, lubricity, and long-term hydrolytic stability. Meter accuracy over time can be enhanced, as specialty LNP LUBRICOMP™ compounds are designed to perform predictably for the life of the meter, regardless of water conditions. They may also save in cost of goods versus metal parts which require secondary operations.

Key benefits

  • Superior wear
  • No need for grease or mineral oil
  • Tight dimensional tolerance
  • No risk of rust or failure due to particulates in water
  • Lead-free

Application spaces

LNP™ compounds have been successfully applied in the following application spaces:

  • Internal water meter parts
  • Internal pump components

POLYOLEFINS

Today’s pipe industry challenges require dependable, high quality solutions. SABIC’s portfolio offers a broad range of materials for almost every pipe sector. Whether used in domestic, infrastructural or industrial applications, above ground or below, our products are engineered and quality tested to meet the challenges.

PVC

Suspension Poly Vinyl Chloride (SPVC) can be used for different domestic pipe applications such as clean water supply pipe and waste discharge pipes. SPVC pipe is easily to install
by using PVC cement/glue. SPVC can offer good pressure resistance for the water supply and can be a sustainable alternative to the traditional clay and steel pipe. SPVC has shown long-term improvement in water quality and in reliability of sanitary systems. SPVC 67S is used for pipe applications while SPVC 59S is used for pipe fitting applications.