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Emerson to safely automate SABIC Innovative Plastics

January 12, 2010 - SABIC Innovative Plastics will migrate all existing PROVOX process control and safety systems at its multi-plant production facility in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, to the DeltaV digital automation system from Emerson Process Management. The facility will also add Emerson's DeltaV SIS safety management systems.

The Bergen op Zoom facility produces engineering plastics for use in the automotive, building and construction, consumer electronics, medical appliances, and other industries. SABIC Innovative Plastics and Emerson worked together to develop the most effective migration strategy for the seven plants involved. An integrated team from both companies will establish an efficient switchover process that provides minimum impact on production availability, as well as minimum cost.

“With this investment we confirm our long-term relationship with Emerson as our strategic partner for process automation," said Willem Grin, site manager for SABIC Innovative Plastics. "The DeltaV system will help us meet tomorrow's manufacturing needs today by providing more intelligence in the control system; allowing easy deployment; improving reliability, safety and security; lowering engineering cost; and increasing flexibility. With the DeltaV and DeltaV SIS integrated control and safety systems, we will run our plants with an optimal total cost of ownership and maximum availability from a process automation perspective.”

"The DeltaV system helps our customers improve operations by harnessing today’s predictive technologies in an easy and interoperable way to connect people, processes and production," said Hedwig Leemans, vice president for Emerson Process Systems and Solutions Europe. "The DeltaV system makes use of the latest technology like I/O on Demand and electronic marshalling. It offers the ultimate scalability and embedded intelligent control, and is built to take full advantage of communication technologies like FOUNDATION fieldbus and Emerson's Smart Wireless. The DeltaV SIS system, which is part of Emerson’s Smart SIS solution, helps deliver optimal process reliability by integrating diagnostic information from the field devices."

About SABIC Innovative Plastics
SABIC Innovative Plastics provides engineering thermoplastic material solutions. Its products include resins, coatings, specialty film and sheet, colour and aesthetics, and polymer shapes. The company serves aerospace, building and construction, forestry, marine, recreational vehicles, and sign and display industries. SABIC Innovative Plastics was formerly known as GE Plastics, Inc. The company was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. As of August 31, 2007, SABIC Innovative Plastics operates as a subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). SABIC’s sales in fiscal 2008 were $ 72.5 billion. SABIC is ranked 5th on the Fortune 500 list of Chemical Industries.

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, metals and mining, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, DeltaV, Ovation, and AMS Suite.
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