BorShape™ packaging - Hall E Stand E-19; May 24-27, 2011 Kielce, Poland
Featured polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) developments from Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, will demonstrate the advanced efficiency, performance and differentiation opportunities available to plastics processors and converters, manufacturers and brand owners.
These include lightweight and thin-wall solutions, energy-saving production, cutting-edge aesthetics and organoleptics, long-term product performance and productivity-boosting materials. Highlights at Plastpol 2011 include the following innovations detailed below.
Manufacturing and user benefits for healthcare applications
Borealis is one of the leading polyolefin suppliers for the healthcare market meeting all stringent requirements of the industry offering security of supply, dedicated materials, additional support and innovation. New opportunities for improved performance and efficiency in the healthcare market include Bormed™ LE6601-PH for flexible ampoules and Bormed™ SC820CF for soft medical film, pouches and tubing. Bormed dedicated polyolefins meet the highest quality standards and fulfil all regulatory requirements for pharmaceutical and medical applications.
BorSafe™ and BorECO™ for sustainable pipe infrastructure solutions
BorSafe™ PE100 LS-H, for water and gas distribution systems, offers durability and reliability with a long, low maintenance service life, while allowing for cost efficient and environmentally friendly modern and innovative installation methods
BorECO™ PP materials are specifically designed to improve the performance of solid and corrugated wall pipes for underground, non-pressure sewerage systems that meet the industry’s demand for speed and ease of production and installation while protecting ground water and the environment.
VW Touareg bumper fascias strengthen PP foothold in automotive industry
PP is gaining an increasing foothold in automotive applications owing to its weight reduction, fuel efficiency, aesthetics and unit cost-saving advantages. For example, Daplen™ EH104AE and Daplen™ VB4411, elastomer modified PP (TPO) grades containing 10% mineral filler, were chosen for the bumper fascias on the new VW Touareg. The materials provided the ideal solution to meet requirements for very low thermal expansion and to yield parts with “zero gap” dimensional tolerance.
BorShape™ covers packaging challenges in one solution
BorShape, a new generation of film materials that offers unparalleled performance without compromising operational performance, makes a first-time appearance at Plastpol. It sets a new standard in the PO film market by creating new opportunities to develop innovative packaging films with less material, greater efficiency and improved environmental and lifecycle performance. High toughness and very high stiffness allow faster line speeds, downgauging of up to 30%, and lower energy use during processing and transportation for films that match or outperform the features of comparable advanced metallocene based PE materials.
Borealis’ innovative film and fibre solutions for food packaging and industrial applications are backed by excellent service, solid logistics and short delivery lead time for Central and Eastern Europe thanks to the close proximity of Borealis’ production locations.
“Borealis’ developments in polypropylene and polyethylene are creating new market opportunities and adding to the efficiency and environmental performance of plastics processors around the world. Plastpol 2011 presents an ideal opportunity to share our latest innovations with existing and potential customers from the region and to highlight our support for the emerging Eastern European markets,” comments Gerd Löbbert, Executive Vice President for Polyolefins at Borealis.
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.
Bormed, BorSafe, BorECO, Daplen, BorShape and Water for the World are trademarks of the Borealis group.