The oldest factory on the Sabic site in Bergen op Zoom is the Noryl plant. In November 2021, it will be fifty years old. The factory is running at full capacity and the energy on-site is good, partly thanks to the focus on quality of their product.
‘As a specialties business, SABIC demands the highest quality from their people and installations.’SABIC
Optimal functioning Dust Extraction System
The result of the strong emphasis on quality is that customers are very satisfied with the Noryl delivered to them. SABIC wanted everything to function optimally and have invested heavily in culture and reliability. They called in JOA Air Solutions to redesign the air treatment in their Noryl plant.
The result was that because the redesigned extraction system around the extruder now works well, there is less dust in the end product and there is less rejection of valuable product. This adds up to the total reliability of the machinery.
As JOA designs and implements tailor-made extraction systems for dust and vapor by using software developed in-house. JOA can map air flows and thus predict future results of new or upgraded systems. At SABIC, the calculations turned out to be exactly right in practice. When it has been proven that the design works, it gives the client a safe and good feeling.
What is Noryl
NORYL consists of amorphous blends including PolyPhenylene Oxides (PPO) or PolyPhenylene Ether (PPE) resins with also Polystyrene. The inherent benefits of PPE resin are combined with excellent dimensional stability, good processability and a low density.
Benefits of PPE Resin:
- High heat resistance
- Electrical Insulation
- Hydrolytic Stability
- Ability to use non-halogen fire retardant packages
- Affordable (resources)
NORYL is a registered trademark of SABIC Innovative Plastics IP B.V. It was originally developed by General Electric Plastics (now SABIC).
NORYL resins are a rare example of a homogeneous mixture of two polymers, as most polymers are not compatible with one another. The good balance of chemical and mechanical characteristics of Noryl makes it very suitable for various applications, including:
- Electrical Equipment
- Production of Hydrogen
- Water Pumps