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Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions gained with a well designed and constructed exhibition stand at the Water Philippines 2011 expo the “Most Informative Booth” award from the exhibition organisers. The booth presented all the innovative plastics solutions for pipe systems and some results from the “Water for the World” an initiative that Borouge share with Borealis.


Instructive posters and sample displays demonstrated the new high stress, crack resistant (HSCR) PE100 material, BorSafe™HE3490-LS-H and the range of polypropylene BorECO™ materials used in gravity sewage and drainage applications. Other posters visualised some of the “Water for the World” projects in Vietnam and India and showed the visitors how Borouge cares supports local communities by delivering sustainable solutions for the availability of safe water and sanitation around the world.


The busy Borouge exhibition stand at Water Philippines



Borouge award for “Most Informative Booth”


With a growing population in excess of 90 million people the Philippine utility companies have many challenges in water and wastewater management. For example, in the capital city of Manila, home to 1.7 million people, the water distribution system looses over 60% of the treated water mainly from leaking pipes. As we have seen in other parts of the world trenchless technology using polyethylene (PE) pipes could dramatically reduce this level of leakage and reduce the associated operation costs. The effectiveness of these technologies was presented to over 100 delegates at the Conference by Peck Tze Kang, Marketing and Technical Development Manager at Borouge. In her paper entitled “Using the latest materials and pipeline installation technology to reduce water losses” she described the benefits of using one of the high stress crack resistant materials, such as BorSafe HE3490-LS-H for these relatively new techniques. She illustrated her talk with a number of examples from different parts of the world where the additional security offered by these materials had given the local engineers the confidence to tackle some very tough conditions. In the same session of the conference fitting supplier, Viking Johnson, showed how some of their latest couplings can be used to quickly connect or repair PE systems and can be used in conjunction with trenchless technology. 


A further challenge that the Philippines authorities need to address is sanitation, because at the moment only 7% of the population are connected to the main sewerage system. In many similar conferences clear evidence has been presented of the linkage between sanitation, health and a countries economic growth making a strong case for investment in new sewage systems. Therefore it seems that there is plenty of scope for new pipelines using the latest polypropylene pipe materials which were described by Youssef Taha, Application Marketing Manager Pipe at Borouge to an audience at the Expo-Technology Symposium, a smaller conference run in the exhibition hall.    


The Water Philippines – 2011 Conference and Exhibition took place in Manila at the end of September. This annual event, which is hosted by the Philippines Water Works Association (PWWA), sets out to present the latest innovations and technology in the field of water and wastewater.




For further information, please contact:

Craig Halgreen, Vice President, Global Communications, Borouge
Tel.  +971 2 6070807,
Katinka Brodahl, Regional Communications Manager - Asia South, Borouge

Tel. +65 6311 4252,


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.

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Borouge at

Borealis at

Water for the World at 

BorSafe,  BorECO and Water for the World are trademarks of Borealis group.

Borstar is a registered trademark of Borealis group.

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