Borealis, a leading supplier of innovative and sustainable solutions for the plastics packaging industry, will introduce the latest addition to its range of BorPure™ random polypropylene (PP) copolymers with improved organoleptics at the Thin Wall Packaging 2011 conference on December 6-8 in Cologne, Germany.
BorPure™ RJ766MO is intended primarily for transparent injection moulded, thin walled food packaging. Its excellent organoleptic properties mean that it will not impart taste or odour to the packaged product. BorPure RJ766MO is the product of a combination of Borealis’ Borstar® PP polymerisation technology and Borealis Nucleation Technology (BNT). Together these technologies produce a material with a tailor-made molecular weight distribution (MWD) and crystalline structure resulting in fast crystallisation and a good balance of stiffness and impact properties.
Energy savings are also achieved thanks to the material’s excellent flow characteristics, which enable processing equipment to run at lower temperatures than is possible with many competing materials with sufficient organoleptic properties. “With its high melt flow rate of 70, BorPure RJ766MO now brings energy saving advantages to containers with even the thinnest walls,” says Rainer Höfling, Borealis Vice President Moulding. “Given its excellent organoleptic properties, our new BorPure material is now the preferred grade for all types of food packaging.”
The new grade is the third in Borealis’s BorPure random PP family. BorPure grades RG466MO and RJ377MO have melt flow rates of 30 and 45 respectively. These materials have helped Borealis to strengthen its position as a market leader in thin wall consumer packaging in Europe.
Borealis moulding business specialises in supplying advanced polyolefin plastics for injection and blow moulding processing technologies. Through leading technologies such as Borstar and BNT (Borealis Nucleation Technology) and a product portfolio for a wide range of applications such as bottles, thin wall packaging, caps and closures, transport packaging, houseware and healthcare, we have established over 50 years a leading position on the moulding market across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We believe that customer-driven innovation is the only way to achieve and sustain progress.
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 around 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 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.
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