Leading UAE petrochemicals innovator Borouge has put the spotlight on its extensive portfolio of locally-developed plastics solutions at ArabPlast 2017.
Borouge - which is principal sponsor of ArabPlast 2017 - has hosted an impressive pavilion at the Dubai World Trade Centre-hosted event where its staff are raising awareness of its unique-to-the-world plastics innovations for infrastructure, energy, packaging, healthcare and agriculture sectors.
“Our innovative solutions have been carefully designed and engineered to open new opportunities for the entire value chain,” said Hazeem Sultan Al Suwaidi, SVP Middle East Africa and Exports at Borouge. “The unique properties of Borouge’s pellets continue to empower customers of all sizes and underscores the UAE’s growing importance as a regional petrochemical powerhouse that exports its products to over 50 countries. We have the right people, facilities, know-how and innovation capabilities to contribute significantly to the growing demand for quality plastics across the Middle East, Africa and Asia and increase our contribution to the UAE economy, now and in the future.”
Borouge started with a single 450,000 tonnes per year production facility in Ruwais in 2001 which also marked the birth of the plastics industry in the UAE. Today, the company is the proud owner of the world’s largest integrated polyolefin complex with a production capacity of 4.5 million tonnes of differentiated polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) pellets.
“Many of our unique polymer grades have also resulted from our Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi, with more than 15 per cent of annual sales volume being derived directly from products developed at the Centre,” added Al Suwaidi.
To produce the most innovative and value-creating plastics solutions in the market, Borouge utilises advanced proprietary technologies such as Borstar, Borlink and Borstar Nucleation Technology (BNT). Borouge’s solutions are recognised for their superior attributes including weight reduction, higher productivity, energy savings, enhanced functionality, improved safety, durability, aesthetic performance, recyclability, and low carbon footprint. Borouge’s plastics solutions been proven to enhance customers’ businesses and play a positive role in people’s lives through addressing major global challenges such as climate change, access to water and sanitation, food protection, energy conservation, healthcare and waste management.
Infrastructure owners and pipe producers have long chosen Borouge for its comprehensive range of pipe applications. The company’s pipe solutions support the safe and reliable operation of municipal utilities such as gas, water and sewage, ensuring a healthy population and clean, safe city centres. Setting standards in the industry, Borouge’s solutions add value through improved processing characteristics, lower maintenance, lower installation costs, longer product lifetimes, increased safety and no leakages.
The excellent chemical resistance and mechanical properties of Borouge’s pipe solutions of PE and PP make them ideal for new industrial plants, and large infrastructure and construction projects. They offer superior toughness and improved corrosion resistance, even in salt water or chemical environments, compared to standard pipes. Borouge also has a proven track record of being the leading supplier to the wire and cable industry providing solutions in insulation, semi-conductive and jacketing. Borouge has pioneered advances in insulation systems and jacketing solutions for both energy and communications cables through its global brands Borlink, Visico/Ambicat, Borstar and Casico which offer multiple benefits to customers.
The packaging industry is constantly looking for innovative materials to increase quality, reduce costs and improve the sustainability of their operations. Borouge provides an advanced range of solutions that utilise technologies such as Borstar and BNT for a variety of high-performance flexible and rigid packaging applications with unique property profiles. Beyond simple product protection, Borouge’s packaging solutions add measurable value to the end product.