11 April, 2017

Borouge crowned with two GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards at PlastiCon 2017

Borouge received two of the prestigious Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Plastics Excellence Awards in recognition of its full polyethylene laminate for 100% recyclability under the category of ‘Best Sustainability Initiative in the plastics conversion industry’ and for a Borouge team who worked on ensuring absolute clarity of Borouge’s polypropylene by new

Borouge crowned with two GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards at PlastiCon 2017
11 April 2017

Borouge received two of the prestigious Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Plastics Excellence Awards in recognition of its full polyethylene laminate for 100% recyclability under the category of ‘Best Sustainability Initiative in the plastics conversion industry’ and for a Borouge team who worked on ensuring absolute clarity of Borouge’s polypropylene by new Borstar® Random Technology under the category of ‘Best Researcher in Plastics and Plastic Conversion’.

The two awards were granted at the GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards which was held as a side activity of the 8th annual edition of GPCA Plastics Conversion Conference (PlastiCon 2017) that was organised in Abu Dhabi from 9-10 April under the theme of ‘GCC Polymer Value Chain: Creating Future Leverage’.

The winning awards

The first award is attributed to the newly developed Borstar® Random Technology which brings RG568MO, a polypropylene (PP) random copolymer that provides excellent aesthetics, clarity and organoleptics for transparent applications.

“We are so delighted to win this important award which is a result of our team work,” said Janne Lampela, Manager of Polypropylene Business Development, Borouge, and the winning team representative. “The award is an interesting reflection of rewarding for the efforts my team and I have invested. I sincerely thank GPCA and Borouge for giving us the chance to highlight our innovative work.”

RG568MO is the product of choice for transparent plastic containers such as food savers. The material, developed under the Borstar Nucleation Technology (BNT), has the potential to help converters to reduce energy consumption through better processability, contributing to environmental sustainability through carbon footprint reduction.  

The second Award that Borouge received was under the ‘Best Sustainability Initiative in the plastics conversion industry’ was in recognition of Borouge’s Full PE laminate for 100% recyclability which has been a joint achievement between Borouge, Borealis and Unilever. “I would like to thank the judging panel of the GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards for granting us this prestigious award after considering the important role of the material that the joint team has developed in ensuring sustainability and recyclability,” said Peter Malmros, Application Development Manager at Marketing Centre Packaging, Borouge, who received the award on behalf of the three companies.

The material aims to replace multi-material film structures in flexible plastic packaging in order to give it a second life, and the mono PE material is the ideal solution for that.

“We at Borouge are so proud to receive these two credible awards from GPCA which clearly reflects Borouge’s continuous commitment to advance our innovation capabilities to maintain our leading position and enhance our competitiveness,” said Ahmed Omar Abdulla, CEO Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge).

“This is how the team work of our people is rewarded. With the creative minds we have on board and the advanced innovation technologies we use at our Abu Dhabi based Innovation Centre, Borouge continues to provide our customers with the best sustainable and value creating solutions. As long as our people have this passion for innovation, we are sure to bring the best solutions that benefit plastics converters as well as end-users,” said Wim Roels, CEO Borouge Pte Ltd. “

The GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards recognise outstanding initiatives in plastics conversion, plastics process improvement and product development by companies and individuals from the Gulf region who play an important role in the value chain of plastics production. The six categories of the Awards are designed to reward significant achievements that companies and individuals have made in the fields of material usage, design, manufacturing, processes and environmental performance.

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For further information, please contact: 
Rehab Omar Ateeq, Regional Communications Manager MEAE, Borouge
Tel. +971 2 7088666, 
Rehab.Ateeq@borouge.com

About Borouge
Borouge is a leading petrochemical company that provides 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 ground breaking joint venture 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 more than 3,000 people representing over 40 nationalities and serves customers in 50 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Building on the unique Borstar® and Borlink™ technologies and over 50 years of experience in polyolefins, Borouge provides innovative, sustainable and value creating plastics solutions for infrastructure (pipe systems, and power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging applications that address global challenges such as climate change, food protection, access to fresh water, energy conservation, healthcare and waste management.

In 2010 Borouge tripled the annual production capacity of its plant in Abu Dhabi to 2 million tonnes, and with the further expansion that started in 2014 and increased the annual capacity to 4.5 million tonnes, Borouge and Borealis have a combined annual production capacity of approximately 8 million tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene.

Borouge is expanding its commercial and logistics network in the Middle East and Asia and investing in its Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi and Application Centre in Shanghai. Focused on our company mission, Value Creation through Innovation, we ensure that our customers throughout the value chain, around the world, can rely on differentiated products and reliability of supply.

Borouge is committed to the principles of sustainability and is a signatory of the chemical industry’s Responsible Care® Global Charter. Together with Borealis, Borouge is proactively addressing the world’s water and sanitation challenges through the Water for the World™ initiative.

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Learn more about
Borouge at www.borouge.com
Borealis at www.borealisgroup.com
Water for the World at www.waterfortheworld.net

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