Borouge’s sustainable polyolefin solutions at PlastIndia

Bid to accelerate sustainability and circularity

Borouge’s booth at PLASTINDIA 2023

Borouge, a petrochemical company providing innovative polyolefin solutions, is advancing its sustainability and circularity ambitions in India with its value-creating products. To accelerate the transition to a circular economy, Borouge showcased its innovations and solutions from its portfolio including agriculture, advanced packaging, circular economy, energy, healthcare, infrastructure, and mobility at PlastIndia 2023.

Rainer Hoefling, chief executive officer, Borouge, said, “2023 marks a significant milestone for Borouge as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of service to our customers, including our Indian subcontinent partners. India has always played a critical role in our business expansion and we are heartened by the collaboration and partnerships that we have formed in the market. We see a perfect synergy between Borouge’s growth ambitions in India and bringing our innovation and technological expertise to our partners in the market. We are committed to supporting the fast-growing industries in India by developing creative solutions that bring value to partners and customers.”

PlastIndia 2023 marks the 11th edition of the polymers exhibition. Borouge has been a key participant of the tri-annual trade show while contributing to the local communities via agriculture, water, and gas infrastructure projects of national significance, including the recent completion of 900 greenhouses in Jaipur, Rajasthan, and the Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline Project.

“Borouge’s participation allows us to showcase our latest products and gives us the opportunity to reconnect with our customers in person to ensure that we are helping them respond to the dynamic market needs. The polyolefin market in India has expanded rapidly over the past two decades and we are proud that our differentiated solutions not only contributed to industry developments in India but have also had a positive impact on society as well. This is why we are confident and well-positioned in supporting our Indian customers while advancing our efforts in innovation, circularity, and sustainability for a better tomorrow,” said Eddie Wang, senior vice president, Asia South, Borouge.

Borouge’s products and solutions

With the company’s expansion of strategic partnerships with recycling companies recently, Borouge has introduced design solutions that incorporate recycled polyolefins to drive the transformation towards a zero waste economy. Highlights include courier bag, collation shrink film, non-food bottle, and cap application, all of which contain a combination of post-consumer recycled polyolefins and Borouge’s premium Anteo and Borstar polyethylene grades. Other circular economy solutions include full PE mono-material pouches and packaging developed in collaboration with value chain partners.

Anteo FK1826 is a bimodal terpolymer linear low-density polyethylene produced using the proprietary Borstar technology for high-performance flexible packaging requirements. With its superior mechanical and sealing performance, Anteo promotes high throughput and cost-efficient processing in blown film production, offering further downgauging potential and cost competitiveness when used together with the Borstar family.

RH668MO is a polypropylene random copolymer, based on proprietary Borstar Nucleation Technology (BNT) that combines excellent clarity and aesthetics with superior productivity, designed for use in premium houseware and food containers. Its combination of high flow and BNT allows for cycle time reduction and energy savings, providing tangible cost and sustainability benefits.

Also featured is the Borstar FB1200, a bimodal polyethylene designed for agriculture films that come with a unique matt surface, excellent mechanical strength and toughness, and superior melt strength and higher bubble stability. It complements Borouge’s suite of agriculture solutions for greenhouses, mulch films, aqua pond liners, and drip irrigation, enhancing farming efficiencies with precision farming with benefits including crop yield improvement, water savings, and resource conservation.

Borouge is also displaying its differentiated solutions for the Infrastructure sector, featuring its latest product portfolio that promotes durability and sustainability with the goal of better-serving communities in India and globally.

One of Borouge’s key exhibits is BorSafe HE3490-ELS-H, its latest PE100 solution for thick-walled and large- diameter pipes in industrial applications. A recent addition to Borouge’s high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pressure pipe portfolio, it has superior low sag properties that enable a more uniformly distributed wall thickness compared to conventional PE100 materials, delivering tangible material savings for pipe producers.

Borouge recently introduced Borstar HE3477-RT, a new polyethylene of raised temperature resistance (PE-RT) Type II bi-modal material, designed for heating and industrial pipes that can achieve more than 50 years of service life at elevated temperatures. It allows for easier production of heating and industrial pipes with larger diameters than most PE-RT Type II currently available. It is also an excellent material that can address the growing demand for replacing conventional metallic materials in district heating and industrial applications.

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