Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, demonstrated its latest advanced solutions for Borstar® based polyethylene geomembranes at the 6th International Conference Geosynthetics Middle East (GeoME 2013) that was held in Abu Dhabi from 29-20 October 2013.
Organised by SKZ German Plastics Centre under the patronage of the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, the Geosynthetics conference brought together local and international geotechnical and environmental specialists to exchange their knowledge and experience and learn about the latest technologies and products in geosynthetics.
“Participating as a Platinum Sponsor in this important conference provides Borouge with an opportunity to showcase its sustainable plastics solutions that contribute to the protection of domestic and industrial civic infrastructures as well as the environment,” said Hazeem Al Suwaidi, Senior Vice President Middle East, Africa & Exports (MEAE) at Borouge, in his speech. “Our Borstar® Enhanced polyethylene solutions perfectly meet the specified characteristics of stiff and tough geomembranes that are ideal to be used for roads, tunnels and water canals, landfills and marine structures.”
He pointed out that Borouge’s Borstar® Enhanced polyethylene solutions are the best materials used to make flexible and stiff geomembranes that are recognised for its durability, high performance under pressure and heat and positive contribution to the environment due to its ability in resisting corrosion and preserving water supplies and soil from contamination.
Geosynthetics is a term used to describe a range of polymers, such as polyolefins, used to solve civil engineering challenges. The term is generally regarded to encompass eight main product categories: geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembranes, geosynthetic clay liners, geofoam, geocells (cellular confinement) and geocomposites. The polymeric nature of the products makes them suitable for use in the ground where high levels of durability are required.
Geomembranes are a kind of geosynthetic material that is used as thick liners and covers for landfills, canals, ponds and other industrial applications. Rough terrain conditions require the geomembranes to be resistant to tear, puncture, and have high mechanical strength. Each type of geomembrane material has different characteristics which affect installation procedures, lifespan and performance.
Speakers from leading local and international engineering companies conducted various presentations that focused on the region’s transportation infrastructure as well as the greening solutions. They presented applications and case studies on geosynthetics used in railways, roads, airports, seaports, bridges, tunnels, landfills, environmental protection in addition to other related topics.
A technical exhibition was held aside the Geosynthetics conference where the participating companies showcased their products and services in all geosynthetics product categories in addition to water management systems, leachate collection systems, irrigation solutions, erosion controls and others.
Established in 1998 as a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Austria based Borealis, Borouge is committed to providing innovative plastics solutions that address global challenges and contribute to sustainable development every step of the way.
(From left to right) Ralf Schröer, Charge d’ affaires at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Engineer Eisa Al Mazroui, Exeuctive Director Infrastructure at the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, Hazeem Al Suwaidi, Senior Vice President Middle East, Africa & Exports (MEAE) at Borouge, Adel Al Fahim, Regional Communications Manager at Borouge, and Dr. Ulrich Mohr-Matuschek, Managing Director of SKZ German Plastics Centre, during the Geosynthetics Conference 2013.
Hazeem Al Suwaidi, Senior Vice President Middle East, Africa & Exports (MEAE) at Borouge, delivering his speech at the Geosynthetics Middle East Conference 2013 in Abu Dhabi.