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11/8/2010

Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, proudly hosted Abu Dhabi dignitaries at the inauguration of its first Health and Social Day on November 8, 2010.

 

(L-R) Borouge's Production Company CEO Abdulaziz Alhajri, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Deputy CEO H.E. Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, H.E. Mariam Al Rumaithi of the Family Development Foundation and ADNOC Petrochemicals Director Rashid Saud Al Shamsi at the opening of the Borouge Health and Social Day in Abu Dhabi. 

 

At this special occasion held at Borouge's Head Office at the Borouge Tower, Sheikh Khalifa Energy Complex, Abu Dhabi, Borouge provided opportunities for the employees of ADNOC Group of Companies to have medical checkups and learn more about various diseases threatening society.

 

The event was attended by H.E. Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, Deputy CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), senior management of ADNOC and its Group of Companies and Borouge as well as dignitaries from the Abu Dhabi community. Presentations were provided by H.E. Mariam Al Rumaithi from the Family Development Foundation, and Professor Saleem Adib from the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi.  

 

"The well-being of the community is embedded in our corporate values and looking after ourselves, as well as our families and the people around us, is the most important thing that we can do to ensure a happy, social, and healthy life,” says Borouge’s Production Company CEO Abdulaziz Alhajri. “Our Health and Social Day complements our existing Health, Safety and Environment policies and practices, and puts a renewed focus on the health of individuals and their families.”

 

Plastics represent about 50% of all material used in healthcare, and are becoming a preferred material for medical devices and pharmaceutical and diagnostic packaging such as disposable syringes, inhalers, filters for artificial kidneys, blister packs for tablets, pen injectors and catheters.

Examples of these innovative plastics solutions were on display at the event.

 

Borouge is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Austria based Borealis.

 

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For further information, please contact:

Craig Halgreen, Vice President, Global Communications, Borouge
Tel.  +971 2 6070807, craig.halgreen@borouge.com

 

About Borouge

Borouge is a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions. A joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s major oil companies, and Austrian based Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and plastics solutions, the company’s footprint reaches across the Middle East, Asia Pacific, the Indian sub-continent and Africa. Established in 1998, Borouge employs approximately 1,400 people, has customers in 50 countries and its headquarters are in Abu Dhabi in the UAE and Singapore.

Building on the unique Borstar® technology and their experience in polyolefins for more than 50 years, Borealis and Borouge provide innovative, value creating plastics solutions for the infrastructure (pipe systems, and power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging markets.

Today Borealis and Borouge manufacture 4 million tonnes of polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) per year. Borouge is currently tripling its polyolefins manufacturing capacity to 2 million tonnes per year (t/y) by mid-2010 and an additional 2.5 million t/y is scheduled for 2013. The companies continue to invest to ensure that their customers throughout the value chain, across the globe, can always rely on product quality, consistency and security of supply.

Borouge and Borealis are committed to the principles of Responsible Care® and proactively contribute to addressing the world’s water and sanitation challenges through their Water for the World™ initiative.

 

Learn more about

Borouge at www.borouge.com

Borealis at www.borealisgroup.com

Water for the World at www.waterfortheworld.net

 

Borstar is a trademark of Borealis A/S.  Shaping the Future with Plastics is a trademark of Borealis A/S.

 

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