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At the Aircraft Interiors Expo, Sabic Innovative Plastics spotlighted high-performance thermoplastic resin, sheet, foam and composite solutions that are helping aviation customers meet the critical challenges of weight-out, regulatory compliance, and sustainability, while improving the flying experience.

These innovative products, together with the company's extended portfolio of advanced material technologies are helping global aircraft OEMs reduce weight by up to 50 per cent, which can conserve fuel and lower emissions; meet tough flame-smoke-toxicity (FST) regulations; reduce overall system costs; and enhance the safety and comfort of the cabin environment. Sabic Innovative Plastics' growing array of products reinforces the company's leadership as a global supplier to the aviation sector and demonstrates the transformative power of high-performance plastics.

Sabic Innovative Plastics also displayed noteworthy applications: the Crystal Cabin award-winning LSG Sky Chef ultra-light in-flight trolley; a passenger service unit engineered and supplied by PECO Manufacturing for the new Boeing 737 BSI; new generation oven parts from Sell Cabin Interiors GmbH; a magazine/brochure rack from Bucher Leichtbau AG; and a new seating design from Geven SpA, a leading aircraft seating and interior solutions provider. These solutions illustrate how Sabic Innovative Plastics is working with some of the industry's leading solutions providers to help them stay ahead of ever changing industry standards.

'Global aerospace OEMs and tiers need compliant, safe and fuel-efficient solutions to cost-effectively design and manufacture next-generation aircraft,' said Jack Govers, general manager, specialty film and sheet, Sabic Innovative Plastics. 'Our expertise and commitment to work side-by-side with our aerospace customers enables us to help meet these challenges.'

Expression 2012 In other news from Sabic Innovative Plastics, the company unveiled its new Expression 2012 palette, the company's fifth-annual portfolio of eye-catching resin colours and special effects to inspire designers and give customers new ways to differentiate their products and stand out from the competition. The Expression 2012 colour palette -- created based on the ColorXpress Europe's research into the latest industry colour trends -- features brilliant new colours such as retro hues of fuchsia, teal and orange; and versatile neutrals. The colourful new palette can be used in a range of Sabic Innovative Plastics resin technologies -- including Lexan and Cycoloy resins -- and answers customer calls for better, longer lasting and more efficient materials.

The new Expression 2012 colour palette also features in-surface decoration -- a sustainable, direct-decoration colourising process that works by enabling water soluble colourants to soak into a resin to eliminate the need for paint. Using in-surface decoration in combination with Sabic Innovative Plastics' materials makes the colour palette fully recyclable.

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