Sabic has launched its latest LNP Visualfx resin portfolio featuring unique colors and special effects from the company’s new Expression 2021/2022 color palette, developed through research on emerging aesthetic trends. Designers and engineers in the Color, Material and Finish (CMF) field can find inspiration within this portfolio from the consumer preferences revealed through this research, for new 5G-enabled mobile devices and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. In addition to the new LNP Visualfx materials, Sabic’s complete color offering includes global Colorxpress custom color and color matching services.
“Major trends including urbanization and sustainability, together with current consumer sentiments such as nostalgia and an innate desire to be in nature, significantly influenced the development of our new Expression palette for LNP Visualfx resins,” said Maureen MacDonald-Stein, Director, Growth OEM, Specialties, Sabic. “Incorporating these carefully researched colors and effects in applications can help designers and brands spark positive emotions and communicate values such as quality and style. Through our proactive work in the color trends arena, Sabic aims to help customers deliver the right colors and effects to meet their strategic business goals.”
Sabic’s LNP Visualfx resins are formulated with the rich color and effect inherent in the pellet, enabling customers to create colorful and distinctive parts while avoiding the environmental impact, time and costs of secondary painting. Communicating the themes from the company’s Expression 2021/2022 program, the new portfolio captures the look and feel of today’s hottest design trends, from retro to futuristic, and from edgy to gentle.
The six Expression 2021/2022 themes are:
Each of the Expression themes encompass six colors, which can be enhanced with a variety of special effects, from Luster to Sparkle to Illuminate (edge glow) and many more.
The Re-Blossom and Natural Therapies themes are offered in sustainable materials. Re-Blossom grades include a compound based on polycarbonate (PC) resins with post-consumer recycle (PCR) content; an impact-modified, non-halogenated flame-retardant polycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (PC/ABS) blend containing PCR; and an upcycled polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compound containing Sabic’s LNP Elcrin IQ resin. LNP Elcrin IQ resins are produced by chemically upcycling consumer-discarded polyethylene terephthalate (PET) water bottles into higher-value PBT materials. Natural Therapies products include PC/siloxane copolymer resins with excellent impact and up to 80 percent PCR content.
“Our LNP Visualfx resins can help customers achieve success through the creative use of colors and special effects, while also reducing their carbon footprint and evoking a sense of brightness during these challenging times,” said Joshua Chiaw, Director, Business Management, LNP & Noryl, Specialties, Sabic. “To keep our portfolio aligned with current and upcoming aesthetic trends, Sabic has enhanced our array of base resins with new grades, primarily focused on recycled and upcycled polymers. Customers can be confident that LNP Visualfx resins are at the forefront of style, performance and sustainability.”