(plastemart) -- Vestolen A RELY family of tough, sustainable and cost-effective bimodal high-density polyethylene (HDPE) materials for pressure pipe applications introduced by Sabic. The SABIC Vestolen A RELY portfolio offers converters considerable energy savings and enables environmentally responsible pipe installation. Further demonstrating its commitment to sustainable technologies, the company also presented today its revolutionary new Strain Hardening method, a fast, cost-efficient and highly accurate method for evaluating the slow crack growth resistance behaviour of HDPE. This Strain Hardening method avoids the use of detergents - that can pose an environmental hazard - and avoids the use of valuable drinking water. The term ⌠RELY refers to the material's outstanding reliability, which is critical for transporting potable water, gas and other valuable liquids. It also reflects SABIC's global reputation as a strong and reliable business partner that can ensure a long-term supply of advanced material solutions. Both new materials are classified as PE100 grades, demonstrating compliance with the highest industry standards for HDPE pressure pipe.
Geert Drummen, Sabic's CEO in Eastern Europe, is going to participate in Russian Polymers Summit on October 14, 2010, organized by ICIS and MRC. For more information please refer to http://www.icisconference.com/russianpolymers/ Summit official web page.