Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, will demonstrate their contribution and commitment to improve quality of life and support a more sustainable world at the XVI International Plastic Pipes Conference in Barcelona, September 24-26, 2012.
Delivering nine presentations throughout the major industry event, Borealis and Borouge will feature polyolefin (PO) pipe developments driving innovation in resource conservation, safety, pipe performance and manufacturing efficiency for construction, water, gas and waste water infrastructure as well as the irrigation and industrial sectors.
The audience of manufacturers, engineers and designers can look forward to technical and production related topics as well as country specific case studies. Insights into the future as Borealis outlines the potential benefits of high performing polyolefin materials for solar applications will also be presented.
A particular emphasis will be placed on the importance of effective material solutions to tackle the global challenges of water and food access, in line with Borealis and Borouge’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, Water for the World™. Developments that support greater water efficiency, such as the new Borstar® Aquility™ family of products for drip irrigation applications, will be highlighted within Borouge’s key note presentation focussing on the role of modern polyethylene (PE) micro-irrigation systems in addressing India’s food need.
“Borealis and Borouge are committed to developing innovative pipe solutions that improve our quality of life and at the same time improve the sustainability of the industry itself,” comments Jane Toogood, Borealis Vice President Business Unit Pipe. She continues,“Our latest example is Borstar Aquility which manages to improve upon the production process and save costs whilst increasing water efficiency and crop yield.”
“We, Borouge and Borealis, will make a significant contribution to this important discussion forum for the industry and we look forward to presenting our latest ideas to address today’s societal and manufacturing challenges,” adds Khalfan Al Muhairi, Borouge Vice President Marketing Centre Pipe.
Borealis and Borouge experts will present the following presentations at the conference:
• The Water for The World™ initiative: Reflection on 5 years of experience;
• Polyethylene Pipes: PE water pipes and chlorinated disinfectants - a pragmatic approach to even safer solutions;
• Stiff, Stiffer, PP3000 MPa – an impressive journey through 30 years of PP development for underground sewage applications;
• High performing PO materials for demanding applications like solar absorbers and district heating;
• Fast small scale method to predict materials resistance to rapid crack propagation;
• Addressing India’s food needs with modern PE micro-irrigation systems;
• PE Pipes in the Oil and Gas Industry in the Middle East;
• Butt Fusion Welding of Large Diameter Spiral Wound PP-HM Pipes;
• Introducing PP-HM Materials for Twin Wall Corrugated Pipes in China.
For further information about the presentations, please visit the Plastic Pipes website at ppxvi.org/.
In addition to the conference programme, Borealis and Borouge will be participating in the concurrent event exhibition and will present several posters at Stand 19.
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 and Borouge
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 and Borealis 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™ initiative.
For more information visit borealisgroup.com | borouge.com | waterfortheworld.net.
Aquility, Borlink and Water for the World are trademarks of the Borealis group.
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