- Contributing to support the UAE healthcare industry in the global fight against COVID-19
- Combined polypropylene grades from Borouge and Borealis enable customers to produce fabric used for face masks and other PPE items
Abu Dhabi – UAE, 17 September 2020: As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves globally, Borouge, a leading UAE petrochemicals company that provides innovative, value creating plastics solutions, produced a quantity of HH450FB, a special grade of its UAE made polypropylene portfolio, developed jointly with Borealis, to make face masks.
“With the increasing demand worldwide, we are delighted to support the healthcare industry in the UAE and Middle East region by producing innovative materials that are used to make face masks,” said Khalfan Al Muhairi, Senior Vice President MEAE, Borouge. “Our success in positively contributing to address the COVID-19 pandemic by producing materials that help make face masks is attributed to the support we receive from our shareholders – ADNOC and Borealis – and the relentless efforts of our marketing and operations teams in the UAE.”
Louis Desal, Senior Vice President Operations, Borouge, underlined the company’s innovative capabilities in providing safe, credible and significant plastic solutions that bring tangible value for people and society. “This is our responsibility as a leading manufacturer to continue our commitment to business and society by providing innovative grades of plastics that contribute to the health and safety of our nation.”
The new grade of polypropylene is produced at the Borouge petrochemical complex in Ruwais and is then supplied to customers in the UAE to produce the fabric used for face masks. Several types of face masks for hospitals as well as bed covers, disposable personal protection equipment (PPE) are produced from this material.
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For further information, please contact:
REHAB OMAR ATEEQ
Vice President, Global Communications, Borouge
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A joint venture between ADNOC and Borealis, Borouge is a leading petrochemicals company that provides innovative plastics solutions for the energy, infrastructure, mobility, packaging, healthcare and agriculture industries. With 4.5 million tonnes of annual capacity, Borouge has the world’s largest integrated polyolefin complex, with the ambition to increase the current capacity by 2030.