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Vienna, Austria, 2011/08/23 - At the FAKUMA international trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from October 18-22, Borealis, will showcase some of its innovative and value-creating products and solutions together with its machinery and distribution partners in the value chain. Borealis
At the FAKUMA international trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from October 18-22, Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, will showcase some of its innovative and value-creating products and solutions together with its machinery and distribution partners in the value chain.
Throughout the international trade fair for plastics processing, Borealis products will be demonstrated on the stands of Engel Austria (Hall A5), Wittmann Battenfeld (Hall B1) and NEXEO Solutions (Hall A3).
Key products to be featured include:
Bormed™ HD810MO in action at Engel Austria (Hall A5)
Over the last decade, developments in polypropylene (PP) have created possibilities to replace glass and polystyrene in many healthcare applications. The high inertness of PP, combined with the highly improved transparency, makes new PP products attractive especially in areas where optical reading is necessary to make a final visual check on the product. Bormed™ HD810MO combines an excellent transparency with radiation resistance or reduced friction, which further increases its benefits for applications like syringes.
Bormod™ BF970MO in action at Engel Austria (Hall A5)
Bormod™ BF970MO is a heterophasic copolymer used for applications where outstanding impact-stiffness balance is needed such as storage boxes or furniture applications. Bormod BF970MO is made using our unique Borealis Nucleation Technology (BNT) which provides a highly uniform crystalline structure during cooling and rapid solidification for earlier de-moulding and higher output in the injection moulding process. A 10% decrease in cycle time versus melt flow rate (MFR) 14 material has been shown, while delivering an enhanced balance of mechanical properties (MFR 20).
Bormod™ BJ998MO in action at Wittmann Battenfeld (Hall B1)
Greater productivity without reduced performance was the primary market challenge and driver behind the development of the newest member in the Bormod product family: Bormod™ BJ998MO. Bormod BJ998MO, a PP heterophasic copolymer with MFR 100 based on Borstar® technology, contributes to the sustainability of packaging by enabling lightweight packaging and energy savings in the production process. At FAKUMA, Bormod BJ998MO was chosen to produce butter containers.
Borealis Xmod™ GB306SAF PPGF36 in action at NEXEO Solutions (Hall A3)
Borealis features a range of weight saving solutions to substitute heavy weight materials such as steel, aluminium and higher density plastics, making them especially suited for use in the automotive industry. Borealis Xmod™ GB306SAF PPGF36, has been successfully implemented over the past 12 months, replacing PA6GF30 and reducing part weight by approximately 15%.
For more information on these and other products please visit Borealis’ distribution partners at FAKUMA or visit our website borealisgroup.com.
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 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 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.
Bormed, Bormod, Xmod and Water for the World are trademarks of the Borealis group.
Borstar is a registered trademark of the Borealis group.