Flexible film structures with advanced polyolefins plastomers help improve food and water security in Southeast Asia.
The FAO (2015) estimates a 30 % of food loss in the midst of supply chain process, where amongst other things, the food has to undergo the rigors of transportation and handling from farm to table. Further, deeper and earlier saltwater intrusion as well as more frequent droughts two highly damaging effects of climate change on life and economy in coastal regions throughout Southeast Asia. As a result, many farmers and people in remote areas are in need of solutions to help them secure their freshwater access and crop supplies (IFRC, 2020).
SABIC, a world leader in petrochemicals, has separately worked with two Vietnamese packaging manufacturers in the development of durable fresh fruit and water packaging solutions, using SABIC® COHERE™ polyolefin plastomers solutions in innovative multi-layer packaging film structures, to help mitigate the issues.
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SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SABIC manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products: chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals.
SABIC supports its customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end-use applications such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy. Production in 2019 was 72.6 million metric tons.
SABIC has more than 33000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, SABIC has 12540 global patent filings, and has significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.