Borouge receives two GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards at PlastiCon 2017

ABU DHABI, — Borouge, a leading provider of innovative value creating plastics solutions, received two prestigious Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association, GPCA, Plastics Excellence Awards.

Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge) is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Austria based Borealis.

The first was in recognition of its full polyethylene laminate for 100 percent recyclability under the category of “Best Sustainability Initiative in the plastics conversion industry,” and the second for a Borouge team who worked on ensuring absolute clarity of Borouge’s polypropylene by new Borstar Random Technology under the category of “Best Researcher in Plastics and Plastic Conversion.”

The two awards were granted at the GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards which was held as part of the eighth annual edition of GPCA Plastics Conversion Conference (PlastiCon 2017) that was organised in Abu Dhabi from 9th to 10th April under the theme of “GCC Polymer Value Chain: Creating Future Leverage.”

The first award is attributed to the newly developed Borstar Random Technology.

“We are so delighted to win this important award which is a result of our team work,” said Janne Lampela, Manager of Polypropylene Business Development, Borouge, and the winning team representative. “The award is an interesting reflection of rewarding for the efforts my team and I have invested. I sincerely thank GPCA and Borouge for giving us the chance to highlight our innovative work.”

RG568MO is the product of choice for transparent plastic containers such as food savers. The material, developed under the Borstar Nucleation Technology, BNT, has the potential to help converters reduce energy consumption through better process ability, contributing to environmental sustainability through carbon footprint reduction.

The second award, under the “Best Sustainability Initiative in the plastics conversion industry,” was in recognition of Borouge’s full PE laminate for 100 percent recyclability which has been a joint achievement between Borouge, Borealis and Unilever.

“I would like to thank the judging panel of the GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards for granting us this prestigious award after considering the important role of the material that the joint team has developed in ensuring sustainability and recyclability,” said Peter Malmros, Application Development Manager at Marketing Centre Packaging, Borouge, who received the award on behalf of the three companies.

The material aims to replace multi-material film structures in flexible plastic packaging to give it a second life, and the mono PE material is the ideal solution for that.

“We at Borouge are so proud to receive these two credible awards from GPCA which clearly reflects Borouge’s continuous commitment to advance our innovation capabilities to maintain our leading position and enhance our competitiveness,” said Ahmed Omar Abdulla, CEO Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge).

The GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards recognise outstanding initiatives in plastics conversion, plastics process improvement and product development by companies and individuals from the Gulf region who play an important role in the value chain of plastics production.

Source: Emirates News Agency