Norwegian Cruise unveils ‘Black Friday’ offers

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NCL has 17 contemporary ships that sail to more than 300 of the world’s most desirable destinations. (Supplied)
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NCL has 17 contemporary ships that sail to more than 300 of the world’s most desirable destinations. (Supplied)
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Updated 22 November 2020

Norwegian Cruise unveils ‘Black Friday’ offers

  • NCL is offering 30 percent off the cruise fare on all 2021 sailings

RIYADH: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), an innovator in global cruise travel, has announced their “Black Friday Sale” offers. 

NCL is offering 30 percent off the cruise fare on all 2021 sailings. Guests can also book a balcony stateroom or higher and take all five “Free at Sea” offers for free. The promotion is valid until Nov. 27.

“Breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 53 years, NCL offers you the best in freedom and flexibility to cruising, so you can holiday on your own schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress code,” a press release said.

NCL has 17 contemporary ships that sail to more than 300 of the world’s most desirable destinations, from Northern Europe with its cities steeped in history and culture, and the Mediterranean and Greek Isles, where guests can discover a range of culinary delights, to the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, where guests can swim up close with the vibrant marine life. 

NCL not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of staterooms across the fleet, including solo-traveler staterooms, mini-suites, spa-suites and The Haven by Norwegian, NCL’s ship-within-a-ship concept.

For more information or to book, guests can visit their local travel agent, book online on ncl.com or call +44 (0) 23 8071 4618.


SABIC launches anti-fog film for COVID visors

Updated 28 November 2020

SABIC launches anti-fog film for COVID visors

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has announced the successful commercialization of an anti-fog film it designed especially for COVID-19 protection equipment, such as safety face shields and goggles, used in frontline work environments.

Lexan HP92AF features a one-sided coating that extends the time-to-fog even at very high ambient humidity, ensuring long-lasting optical clarity. The product has confirmed its superior anti-fog performance in extensive testing under the harshest conditions. It does not exhibit any hazing at saturation as could be observed with competitive materials. Moreover, the anti-fog coating technology has no compromising effect on the abrasion resistance and impact strength of the polycarbonate film.

“We have identified a gap in the market when it comes to the effective protection of frontline workers against the COVID-19 pathogen. In work environments subjected to sudden temperature changes and high humidity, visors and safety goggles often fail to provide adequate long-term anti-fog performance. This forces workers to either not wear such visors and safety goggles at all or to take these off for frequent wiping,” said Ahmet Kizilirmakli, senior business manager Americas, SABIC.

“Our new Lexan HP92AF anti-fog film offers the solution many companies have been looking for. Excellent optical quality and high-impact strength of polycarbonate combined with our advanced anti-fog technology make the product the ultimate choice for face shields and other clear view personal protection equipment with long-lasting optical clarity in these environments,” he added.

Besides visors, face masks and safety goggles, other targeted applications include motorcycle visors, ski goggles, automotive cluster lenses, medical instrument lenses and displays as well as industrial lenses.

SABIC’s new anti-fog film product shows excellent die cutting and printability. The anti-fog film is thermoformable and withstands repeated cleaning with lukewarm water, mild soap solutions, or common glass cleaners.

With a width of 48 inches, Lexan HP92AF is globally available in a wide range of gauges from 7 to 30 mil (178 to 752 µm).

“The rapid commercialization of Lexan HP92AF anti-fog film underscores our commitment to helping our customers enhance the protection of frontline workers against COVID-19,” said Mark Troszak, film segment leader at SABIC.

“In high-humidity environments, the time-to-fog makes a difference. This product can ensure optimum optical clarity over extended periods, allowing the users of face shields and other transparent safety equipment to concentrate on their jobs safely without being impaired by fogging,” he added.

Troszak said that SABIC has the capability to satisfy customer-specific requirements by adapting this technology to other existing Lexan-coated film solutions.