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8/24/2011

 

Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions recently received the 2011 Ringier Technology Innovation Award, one of the most influential industrial awards in the Chinese plastics industry. Borouge’s winning of the award is attributed to its newly-launched RG468MO grade, a polypropylene (PP) random copolymer that provides up to a 20% productivity gain for the rigid packaging converting industry.

 

Kenny Chen, General Sales Manager, Asia North, Film & Moulding, Borouge at Ringier Technology Innovation Awards 2011 Ceremony

 

Borouge won the Award because its RG468MO grade perfectly met all the required standards of the Award including innovation and easy usage by customers.  RG468MO ensures food protection and freshness as well as good marketability, enhancing the development towards plastics packaging in China.

 

The new RG468MO PP grade, which was first introduced to the Asian market at Chinaplas 2011 held in Guangzhou, China, represents a step-change in packaging materials. It is a high-flow resin that directly addresses the industry’s need to achieve shorter cycle times together with improved mechanical performance, while maintaining the clear transparency and pleasing visual aesthetics required in the packaging value chain. The RG468MO PP makes a positive contribution to the market’s sustainability objectives.

 

“We feel proud to win the Ringier Technology Innovation Award in 2011 thanks to our RG468MO PP grade which represents the latest innovation for the food packaging market,” says Kenny Chen, General Sales Manager, Asia North, Film & Moulding at Borouge, who received the Award in a ceremony held in August in Shenzhen, China. “Our unique technology provides many economic benefits for converters and end users due to its improved processing features and being an environmentally friendly solution of packaging.”

 

Developed using proprietary Borealis Nucleation Technology (BNT), RG468MO high flow (MFR 30) provides for the fast moulding of thin wall packaging with very long flow lengths and complex geometries. RG468MO imparts no taste or odour and it is recognised for its good transparency and aesthetics, as well as its fastest processing speed and energy saving.

 

The in-house tests applied on RG468MO showed a 10% reduction in cycle time, with possibility to produce more than one million cups per year using this grade compared to a commonly used alternative material. It also ensures up to 10% saving in production energy and a consequent lowering of CO2 emissions by approximately 4 tonnes per year.

 

RG468MO complies with all food contact regulations. Combined with its optimum stiffness/impact property balance and excellent transparency, it is ideally suited for the packaging of salads, sauces, dairy products and convenience meals, as well as for house wares, food storage containers and caps and closures.

 

A joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s major oil and gas companies, and Austria based Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions; Borouge is a groundbreaking international partnership at the forefront of the next generation of plastics innovation

 

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For further information, please contact:

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

Tel.  +86 21 6137 6805, Email: maggie.chen@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 and gas companies, and Austria based Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, Borouge is a groundbreaking international partnership at the forefront of the next generation of plastics innovation.  

Borouge has its headquarters in the United Arab Emirates and Singapore, employs approximately 1,600 people representing more than 40 nationalities and serves customers in more than 50 countries across the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Indian sub-continent and Africa.

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

In 2010 Borouge tripled its annual production capacity in Abu Dhabi to 2 million tonnes and an additional 2.5 million tonnes per year will be introduced by mid-2014 to create the world’s largest integrated polyolefins plant. Borouge is also investing in plants and logistics hubs in Asia and an Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi. Today Borouge and Borealis have a manufacturing capacity of over 5.4 million tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene annually. Focused on Value Creation through Innovation they ensure that their customers throughout the value chain, around the world, can always rely on superior products and security of supply.

 

Borouge is committed to the principles of Responsible Care® and together with Borealis proactively contributes towards addressing the world’s water and sanitation challenges through their Water for the World™ initiative.

 

Visit www.borouge.com and see how we are Shaping the Future with Plastics. 

Learn more about

Borouge at www.borouge.com

Borealis at www.borealisgroup.com

Water for the World at www.waterfortheworld.net

 

 

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