RG468MO, a polypropylene (PP) random copolymer produced by Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, was crowned with the Green Material Award for Innovation Application in recognition of its contribution to the development of packaging industry. The recognition was made during the 2012 China Plastics Industry Awards ceremony organized by Vogel Media, one of the world’s prominent vertical media groups.
This high-flow resin boosts 20% productivity gain for the rigid packaging converting industry and achieves shorter cycle times and higher mechanical performance. Furthermore, clear transparency and pleasing visual aesthetics required in the packaging value chain is further enhanced.
Developed based on the proprietary Borealis Nucleation Technology (BNT), Borouge’s RG468MO provides high flow (MFR 30) for fast moulding of thin wall packaging with very long flow lengths and complex geometries. Unlike conventional nucleating systems, BNT enables consistent dispersion of the nucleating agent and stronger effect, resulting in faster and better crystallisation of PP. The technology leads to increased material stiffness with good balance of impact resistance, and the possibility to downgauge wall thicknesses to achieve both material and weight savings. Moreover, faster crystallisation means a reduction in cycle time by 10 to 20%.
The potential productivity gains offered by RG468MO have been validated through tests using a commercial two-cavity mould for transparent disposable cups. The results reflect a 10% reduction in cycle time, with the possibility to produce more than one million cups per year compared to the commonly used alternative materials. The RG468MO also offers production energy savings of up to 10% and a consequent reduction of CO2 emissions by approximately 4 tonnes per year.
In addition to its advantages in obtaining high flow rate, faster processing and increased productivity yield, Borouge’s RG468MO PP contributes to sustainability in the packaging value chain through reducing material usage, energy consumption and CO2 emission.
“RG468MO represents an innovation for the food packaging value chain,” said Tarmo Raudsepp, Borouge’s VP Marketing Centre, Moulding. “It broadens design freedom by allowing complex design and facilitating improved processing and enhanced economics for the benefits to converters, brand owners and consumers.”
“Being an environmentally friendly packaging solution, RG468MO PP imparts no taste or odor, and complies with all food contact regulations. Combined with its optimum stiffness/impact property balance and excellent transparency, Borouge’s RG468MO PP is ideal for packing salads, sauces, dairy products and convenience meals, as well as transparent packaging for house wares, food storage containers, caps and closures.”
James Ong, Borouge’s Application Marketing Manager for Moulding receives the award on behalf of the Company
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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.
With its base in the United Arab Emirates and Marketing & Sales head office in Singapore, Borouge employs approximately 1,700 people representing more than 40 nationalities and serving 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 infrastructure (pipe systems, and power and communication cables), automotives and advanced packaging.
In 2010 Borouge tripled its annual production capacity in Abu Dhabi to 2 million tonnes and together with Borealis has an annual manufacturing capacity of over 5.4 million tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene. The current Borouge 3 expansion project will be completed at the end of 2013 resulting in an additional capacity of 2.5 million tonnes per year (t/y) being fully operational by mid-2014. Borouge is also investing in plants and logistics hubs in Asia and an Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi. Focused on our company mission, Value Creation through Innovation, we ensure that our customers throughout the value chain, around the world, can always rely on superior products and security of supply.
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