Intematix and SABIC collaborate to deliver increased efficiency solutions for LED systems

Pittsfield (September 9, 2014) Intematix Corporation, a leading manufacturer of phosphor solutions for LED lighting, has collaborated with SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business to create the ChromaLit Linear - a state of the art LED offering developed for the lighting industry.  By using Intematix’s remote phosphor technology and SABIC’s LEXAN™ LUX resins,  lighting customers can now achieve the energy efficiency and reliability benefits of LEDs, while also experiencing increased optical efficiency and better light uniformity—a critical factor for commercial environments.

“SABIC is excited to have worked with Intematix to design a solution that successfully addresses a historic challenge with LED lighting used in commercial applications.   In addition to being more efficient, the new LED system can be both extruded and injection molded,”  said Venugopal Koka, Director of Electrical Industrial and Lighting Marketing for SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business. “Our collaboration and combined expertise in both material and LED technology has enabled the development of this solution that brings uniform lighting and potential system cost savings to an expanded set of LED applications.”

Remote phosphor is a lighting system technology that uses a phosphor component separated from the blue LED energy source. The independent phosphor emits light when excited by blue light. When the phosphor has been separated from the energy source it results in better lighting uniformity and consistency. Intematix selected SABIC’s LEXAN LUX transparent, diffusion and reflective grades for their ChromaLit Linear remote phosphor offering for their superior efficiency and flexible processing capabilities. In addition, the LEXAN LUX base material provides a UL94 flame rating of V0.

Linear light sources are in widespread use for illuminating commercial and industrial applications worldwide. Office lighting and other commercial applications have been challenging for white LEDs because of the need to diffuse the point sources, reducing system efficacy.  The ChromaLit Linear product delivers naturally uniform, high-quality light with conversion efficacy of up to 215 lumens per radiant watt or up to 163 lumens per system watt when used with the most efficient blue LEDs available.

“We are excited about continuing our close relationship with SABIC,” said Mark Swoboda, Chief Executive Officer for Intematix. “We expect a whole new set of valuable remote phosphor solutions to emerge as we draw upon SABIC’s world-class expertise in advanced thermoplastics.  Our experience has demonstrated that bringing our two companies’ innovations together results in ground-breaking products that accelerate market adoption of LED-based lighting systems.”

Following Intematix’s successful commercialization of the ChromaLit Linear, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business and Intematix will continue to collaborate on new technology developments to help enable lighting OEMs to take advantage of expanded remote phosphor solutions for solid-state lighting (SSL). The continued collaboration will allow Intematix and SABIC to further combine their complementary expertise driving the development of new applications, technologies and materials which can hasten and optimize the commercialization of new LED products, platforms and lighting applications.

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Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) ranks among the world’s top petrochemical companies. The company is among the world’s market leaders in the production of polyethylene, polypropylene and other advanced thermoplastics, glycols, methanol and fertilizers.

SABIC recorded a net profit of SR 25.3 billion (US$ 6.7 billion) in 2013. Sales revenues for 2013 totaled SR 189 billion (US$ 50.4 billion). Total assets stood at SR 339.1 billion (US$ 90.4 billion) at the end of 2013.

SABIC’s businesses are grouped into Chemicals, Polymers, Performance Chemicals, Fertilizers, Metals and Innovative Plastics. SABIC has significant research resources with 19 dedicated Technology & Innovation facilities in Saudi Arabia, the USA, the Netherlands, Spain, Japan, India, China and South Korea. The company operates in more than 40 countries across the world with around 40,000 employees worldwide. SABIC manufactures on a global scale in Saudi Arabia, the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Headquartered in Riyadh, SABIC was founded in 1976 when the Saudi Arabian Government decided to use the hydrocarbon gases associated with its oil production as the principal feedstock for production of chemicals, polymers and fertilizers. The Saudi Arabian Government owns 70 percent of SABIC shares with the remaining 30 percent held by private investors in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

About Innovative Plastics

SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business is a leading, global supplier of engineering thermoplastics with an 80-year history of breakthrough solutions that solve its customers’ most pressing challenges. Today, Innovative Plastics is a multi-billion-dollar company with operations in more than 35 countries and approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. The company continues to lead the plastics industry with customer collaboration and continued investments in new polymer technologies, global application development, process technologies, and environmentally responsible solutions that serve diverse markets such as Healthcare, Transportation, Automotive, Electrical, Lighting and Consumer Electronics. The company’s extensive product portfolio includes thermoplastic resins, coatings, specialty compounds, film, and sheet. Innovative Plastics ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).

About Intematix

Intematix develops essential phosphor materials to drive the LED lighting revolution. The company’s comprehensive range of products and solutions can be used to build foundations for the world’s LED lighting products and systems including general lighting, displays, automotive and many others. A broad selection of products and innovative delivery systems accelerate time-to-market, improve light quality and efficacy and reduce costs. For more information, please visit