Borealis and Borouge, the world’s leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions for the wire and cable industry, will present their latest advanced polyolefin compounds for power transmission, distribution and communication applications at “wire Russia 2011.” The international wire and cable industry trade fair will be held in Moscow from May 23-26.
Borealis and Borouge supply materials for a wide range of energy transmission and distribution cables from low voltage (LV) to extra-high voltage (EHV), as well as electrical and fibre optic communication cables, under the brand names Supercure™, Visico/Ambicat™, Borstar®, Casico™ and Borcell™. With more than 40 years of experience, Borealis and Borouge provide consistently high quality polyolefins compounds for the wire and cable industry.
Product highlights on the Borealis and Borouge stand at wire Russia include:
• Supercure LC8205R, a cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) compound especially designed for insulation applications, offering high cable reliability and cable production productivity, improved water tree protection and outstanding electrical performance for medium voltage (MV) insulation;
• Visico-Ambicat reactor based silane copolymers for high productivity and fast cross-linking of LV cable insulation;
• Borstar bimodal polyethylene, featuring a unique combination of broad processing window and low shrinkage, it is especially suitable for fibre optic cable jacketing.
“Russia is recovering quickly from the recent economic downturn and has begun to re-invest to upgrade its existing cable network,” says Marc Hubert, Borealis' Vice President for Wire and Cable. “Our extensive experience in the market means we understand our customers’ needs, which is evident in our strong development capacity and our ability to respond to them accordingly.”
Marc Hubert continues,“Borealis has high-quality productivity solutions that enable Russia’s local cable makers to produce quality cables according to the highest industry standards, while maximizing the output potential of their processing equipment.”
Wire & Cable Business Unit
Borealis and Borouge are the world’s leading providers of innovative, value creating plastics solutions for the wire and cable industry. Our solutions are customer-driven and designed to satisfy the industry’s continuously evolving demands for higher technical performance. They can be found in the most challenging extra-high voltage (EHV) and high voltage (HV) cable applications, as well as medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) energy transmission and distribution cables, building wires, and communications cables. In answer to the need for production, installation and cable-system lifetime enhancements, we create the innovation links that secure world-class, step-changing solutions and benefit the whole wire and cable value chain.
About Borealis and Borouge
Borealis is a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions that create value for society. With sales of EUR 6.3 billion in 2010, customers in over 120 countries, and 5,100 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 1,600 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 experience in polyolefins of more than 50 years, 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 plant nutrients 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 of which 26% are the result of a recently completed capacity expansion in Abu Dhabi. An additional 2.5 million tonnes per year is scheduled for completion by mid-2014, creating the world’s largest integrated polyolefins plant. The companies continue to invest to ensure that their customers throughout the value chain, around the world, can always rely on superior products 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.
Borstar is a registered trademark of Borealis group.
Supercure, Visico/Ambicat, Casico, Borcell and Water for the World are trademarks of the Borealis group.