Borouge is committed to enhancing and growing the petrochemical industry in the Middle East and Asia. To this end, Borouge is a prominent contributor to various industry associations around the world.
The Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) was originally conceived in 2004 by its founding members, one of which was Borouge, with a view to form a dedicated and non-profit association that serves its members with a variety of data, technical assistance and resources required by the petrochemicals and chemicals industries. On March 1, 2006, the GPCA was officially launched in Dubai. Since then, the organisation has become an influential body that has helped its members to cooperate more closely and define a whole new level of common ground interests.
For more information visit www.gpca.org.ae.
Borouge is an official member of the PE100+ Association, which was established in 1999 by the major polyethylene (PE) manufacturers. Its main objective is to guarantee the highest quality in the production and use of PE100 pipe materials. The Association has an Advisory Committee comprising representatives from some of the major gas and water industries, including pipe and fitting manufacturers and contractors.
The Association regularly updates the “PE100+ Quality Materials List” of high performance grades by monitoring some of the most critical material properties such as creep rupture strength, stress crack resistance and resistance to rapid crack propagation. Borouge has been manufacturing PE100 materials in Ruwais since 2003 using the Borstar® technology. As a result, Borouge’s BorSafe® HE3490-LS pipe grade has passed all the requirements and tests and is listed on the “PE100+ Quality Materials” list.
The PE100+ Association also organises seminars worldwide reinforcing the need to maintain high quality standards and the use of only pre-made compounds, in order to safeguard the future of the PE pipe industry.
For more information visit www.PE100plus.net.
A lack of local standards and knowledge can make it difficult to distinguish between poor and high quality plastic pipes. Therefore, Borouge took the initiative to set up the Gulf Plastics Pipe Academy (GPPA) in the Middle East as an independent, non-profit organisation aiming to promote the use of specified plastic pipe systems and good installation practices for the sustainable development of the greater Middle East region. The GPPA stimulates its members to share information and identify standardisation and certification efforts. In addition, it provides education and training on the design, construction and installation of plastic pipe systems, advises on ecological issues and promotes innovative new plastic pipe system approaches.
For more information visit www.gulfplasticspipe.org.
The Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM) represents more than 50 major foreign investments in China’s chemical industry. Members’ businesses cover the manufacture, transportation, distribution and disposal of chemicals. AICM is committed to: promoting Responsible Care® and other globally recognised chemical management principles among all the stakeholders; advocating cost-effective, science and risk-based policies to policy makers; and expanding the chemical industry’s contribution to the economy.
Borouge and AICM signed the Responsible Care® Global Charter in September 2011, committing themselves to advocating and putting in practice Responsible Care in China. Moreover, the two parties strive to work together to continuously improve the health, safety and environmental performance of the chemical industry, communicating with stakeholders about products and processes with due care for sustainable development and growth.
For more information please visit www.aicm.cn.
Established in 1989, the SPIA is a non-profit trade organisation and currently the sole representative body of the plastics industry in Singapore. The SPIA's membership comprises multinational organisations as well as large, medium and small enterprises, representing virtually every aspect of the plastics industry including moulding, extrusion, blowing, PVC and leather products. Internationally, the SPIA has affiliated itself to the ASEAN Federation Plastic Industries (AFPI) and the Asia Plastic Forum (APF). In 1995, the AFPI appointed the SPIA as permanent secretariat, which has elevated the association’s position in ASEAN. One of the secretariat’s major functions is the shared coordination of the ASEANPLAS plastics exhibition together with Messe Dusseldorf, the organiser of the world's most reputable plastic show - the "K Show".
For more information visit www.spia.org.sg .
The Plastics New Zealand is the trade association for the plastics manufacturing industry in New Zealand. For over 60 years it has been serving the needs and representing the interests of its members and the plastics industry of New Zealand. The Government of New Zealand awarded USD 5 million in funding to the Plastics Centre of Excellence, an initiative of The University of Auckland in collaboration with Plastics New Zealand. The project aims to advance New Zealand’s plastics industry and provides a world-class innovation centre for developing advanced polymeric materials, industry specific research, graduate and industry training, and application of leading-edge technologies in plastics processing and manufacturing.
For more information visit www.plastics.org.nz.