28.10.2010

Borouge’s Abu Dhabi plant on track to deliver

This marks a significant increase in the Company’s capability to serve its customers with innovative plastics solutions for infrastructure applications (including pipe systems, and power and communications cables), automotive components and advanced packaging.

Borouge’s has introduced two new Borstar® enhanced polypropylene (PP) units to the plant, each with an annual production capacity of 400,000 tonnes, and almost doubled its polyethylene (PE) annual production capacity to over 1.14 million tonnes. The unique bimodal Borstar process and catalyst technology from Borealis enables Borouge to provide a differentiated range of PE and PP solutions to its customers. The expanded plant also boasts the world’s largest ethane cracker and olefins conversion unit for the production of propylene.

In order to enhance and optimize its service to its customers, Borouge has established logistics hubs in Abu Dhabi, Singapore and China, and is working closely with its customers and the market to develop robust supply chains that meet their needs.

In China, Borouge has invested in a manufacturing plant in Shanghai for the rapidly growing automotive and appliance markets in Asia, and a second plant is planned for Guangzhou.

To meet specific customer application demands and to lead the way in the development of the next generation of plastics solutions, Borouge is building an Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi, to be completed by the end of 2011.

Source: Borouge, craig.halgreen@borouge.com