Innovatio​n a​​t Borouge

At Borouge we drive innovation to strengthen our competitive advantages and improve the quality and sustainability of our products. Our products' portfolio enables our customers to have tailored properties that suit their industrial requirements and add value to their processes.

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Our Innovation Mission

  • Develop solutions from the unique B​orstar® polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) that provide a sustainable value for customers and consumers, while focusing on our three sustainability pillars (Profit, Planet, People)
  • Offer novel polyolefin solutions for infrastructure, energy, packaging and automotive applications
  • Apply our expertise in optimising our products' specifications to suit the market needs
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Raise awareness about the importance of polymer products in the community
  • Promote sustainability and circular economy
  • Connect with industry, university and organisations to promote recycling
  • Support the future leaders and innovative experts of the world​


Our​ Innovation Capability


polymer research laboratories


scientists, researchers and engineers


UAE Nationals


filed patent cases


granted patents for new products


of our annual sales volume are new products developed recently at Borouge Innovation Centre

Innovation centre, Abu Dhabi

In November 2015 H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurated our state-of-the-art Innovation Centre in Sas Al Nakhl in Abu Dhabi, which serves as a hub of innovation in the field of polymer development and application technology. With a focus on Research and Development (R&D), our scientists, researchers, engineers and lab technicians join forces to design novel materials and use advanced technologies, equipment and testing machines across the laboratory to ensure our products are providing the best value to our customers. In Innovation Center, the scientific mindset and the team work are drivers in finding polyolefin solutions to enhance and improve people daily life.

We organise visits by academic institutions, universities and organisations raising awareness about the importance of polyolefins and polymer science and developing the future talent in this growing field. Borouge has so far obtained more than 7​00 granted patents covering newly developed products. Borouge is a major patent applicant in the region with over 1100 patent cases covering inventions created by Borouge scientists in the UAE.  More than 20% of Borouge’s annual sales volume is now derived from products developed at the Innovation​ Centre. 


Application centre, Shanghai

Our Application Centre in Shanghai provides testing support and advance compounds for the automotive industry in the Asia North region. The facility focuses on developing the best resins to create a variety of mobility parts including bumpers, door panels and dashboard consoles.

Our Services:

  • Product research and Development
  • Analytical and Physical Testing
  • Intellectual Property Rights Patenting
  • Social Activities and Academic Support
  • Global Innovation Network


​Supporting customers

The mission of the Innovation Centre is to contribute to making Borouge the leading provider of polyolefin solutions in the Middle East / Asia region. Strategically located in the Sas Al Nakhl area of Abu D​habi, the vibrant capital of the United Arab Emirates, it is close to the customers in UAE and the Middle East region, and to the 5 million tonne per year Borstar® PP and PE production plants in Al Ruwais Industrial City​. Equipped with state of the art tools for polymers processing and analysing, the Innovation Centre focuses on developing new in​novative polymer solutions for infrastructure, packaging, energy, mobility, agriculture and healthcare sectors in close cooperation and partnership with Borouge’s customers throughout the value chain, ensuring that specific customer requirements are met. A smaller Application Centre is located at Borouge's compounding Plant in Shanghai, China. The main focus is development of compounded Automotive applications, and support to customers in the North East Asia region.​​