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SABIC PLASTICS  USED ON CHEVY'S VOLT PLUG-IN HYBRID CONCEPT

SABIC PLASTICS USED ON CHEVY'S VOLT PLUG-IN HYBRID CONCEPT

Los Angeles Convention Center

Sabic Plastics, formerly known as "General Electric Plastics", displayed an interesting concept car built on the Hyundai Tucson platform and utilizing a diesel engine not yet available in the US from the gigantic South Korean car-maker. Sabic's unique concept, which is seen in several photos in our "LA Auto Show Album #1", exhibited more than 32 different 'plastics technologies', but was at the LA Show only for the two Press Days, and was situated outside the large Media Room on a LA Convention Center upper floor, far from the actual auto show seen by the paying public. Their display was one of "business-to-business" only, Sabic hoping to catch the attention of the gathered media and the many executives from the world's car companies who were also visiting the LA Auto Show on its Press Days. Chevrolet made certain that people who saw their impressive "Volt" plug-in hybrid display also knew that Sabic was one of the companies heavily involved in Volt conceptually, and seems sure to be involved in its prototyping and eventual production. Sabic purchased "General Electrics Plastics" to make that large and historic automotive company a part of their worldwide operations.

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