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Ferrara, Italy, 2012/04/18 - Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, invites the water industry to embrace real opportunities for sustainable water preservation at the ACCADUEO H2O exhibition in Ferrara, Italy from May 23-25 - BorealisGroup.com. Borealis
In Hall 5, Stand 62-63, Borealis will demonstrate the positive contribution of its cutting-edge pipe materials to creating water and waste water systems that last for generations; giving utilities and municipalities the chance both to think long-term and be cost-efficient in preserving water supplies.
BorSafe™ polyethylene (PE) for drinking water distribution and BorECO™ polypropylene (PP) for sewage pipes offer durability and reliability to provide pipe systems with a long, low maintenance life. In addition they support fast, efficient installation using the latest techniques for minimal environmental disruption and cost reductions.
Products in the spotlight at H2O include:
• BorSafe™ LS-H - PE-100 pipe material ensures very high resistance to slow crack growth and allows high quality welds between pipe sections. This contributes to the reliability and longevity of drinking water distribution systems. It also allows pipe installation companies to use the latest high-speed, lower-cost techniques such as sandless bedding and no-dig installation without fear of the pipe being damaged during installation or in use.
• BorECO™ BA415 E and BorECO™ BA2000 - Lightweight PP materials which offer excellent resistance to corrosion, abrasion and chemicals together with superior impact resistance. They allow for the production of pipes with long-term durability thereby contributing to the protection of the environment through leakage prevention.
Borealis will also highlight the on-going success of its Water for the World™ initiative aimed at raising awareness of and addressing the global water challenge. To date, the pioneering program has reached more than 260,000 people around the world. Water for the World recently co-sponsored an independent study into water management in Italy, with findings highlighting the potential to yield savings of up to EUR 17 billion over a 30 year period through an overhaul of agricultural water supply in the country.
“Access to clean water and sanitation is a global challenge,” comments Jane Toogood, Borealis Vice President Business Unit Pipe. “Adopting a more sustainable approach to supply, distribution and disposal is a vital element in solving this challenge. When choosing pipes, not only the initial price but also installation costs and expected durability should be considered for a full life cycle assessment; Borealis’ PE and PP materials deliver sustainable solutions to the industry. We are pleased to present their innovative capabilities to the Italian water industry at the influential ACCADUEO H2O event.”
About Borealis Business Unit Pipe
Borealis is the leading supplier of advanced polypropylene and polyethylene pipe system solutions. Through the close dialogue with our customers and stakeholders, we have developed a broad and innovative product and service portfolio over the last 50 years. Our applications cover water and gas distribution, waste water and sewage disposal, chemical and industrial pipelines, in-house plumbing and heating as well as pipe systems for oil and gas exploration and transportation. Through our close relationships with our customers and partners we strive to deliver a steady stream of innovative pipe and fittings solutions that add real value for all members in the value chain.
Borealis is a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions that create value for society. With sales of EUR 7.1 billion in 2011, customers in over 120 countries, and around 5,300 employees worldwide, Borealis is owned 64% by the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of Abu Dhabi and 36% by OMV, the leading energy group in the European growth belt. Borealis is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has production locations, innovation centres and customer service centres across Europe and the Americas.
Through Borouge, a joint venture between Borealis and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s major oil and gas companies, the company’s footprint reaches out to the Middle East, Asia Pacific, the Indian sub-continent and Africa. Established in 1998, Borouge employs approximately 1,700 people, has customers in more than 50 countries and its headquarters are in Abu Dhabi in the UAE and Singapore.
Building on Borealis’ unique Borstar® technology and their more than 50 years experience in polyolefins, Borealis and Borouge provide innovative, value creating plastics solutions for the infrastructure (pipe systems and power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging markets. In addition, Borealis offers a wide range of base chemicals from melamine and fertilizer to phenol and acetone.
Today, Borealis and Borouge have a manufacturing capacity of over 5.4 million tonnes of polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) per year having recently completed a 1.5 million tonne capacity expansion in Abu Dhabi. The Borouge 3 plant expansion will be completed at the end of 2013 with a further capacity of 2.5 million tonnes per year (t/y) being fully operational in mid-2014. The companies continue to invest to ensure that their customers throughout the value chain and across the globe can always rely on product quality, consistency and security of supply.
Borouge (borouge.com) and Borealis (borealisgroup.com) are committed to the principles of Responsible Care® and proactively contribute to addressing the world’s water and sanitation challenges through their Water for the World™ (waterfortheworld.net) initiative.
BorSafe, BorECO and Water for the World are trademarks of the Borealis group.
Borstar is a registered trademark of the Borealis group.