Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, will bring to life exciting possibilities to address the sustainability, processing and end-use performance challenges of Eurasia’s manufacturing sectors at Plast Eurasia 2012 in Istanbul.
On stand 708A, advanced applications which are making everyday life easier demonstrate the potential offered by Borealis and Borouge’s polyolefin innovations to enhance product capabilities and aesthetics whilst delivering time and resource savings to plastics processors and end product manufacturers for the advanced packaging, healthcare, mobility and infrastructure sectors. Incorporating the latest polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) materials, the featured applications reflect Borealis and Borouge’s commitment in supporting high quality and differentiation alongside more efficient and environmentally sustainable manufacturing.
Advanced packaging solutions There is an increasing market demand for more customer convenience and design-appeal in the advanced packaging sector. The introduction of two new peelable PP compounds for transparent lidding film and peel against itself applications supply an answer: Borpeel™ WD955CF and Steripeel™ WE950CF. These grades provide superior optics, a new level of transparency and a broad processing window. Furthermore proprietary Borealis Nucleation Technology (BNT) is improving the properties and performance of PP for rigid lightweight packaging and enablinggreater productivity through faster processing, energy savings and moulding cycle time reductions.
New grades bringing the advantages of BNT to the market include BorPure™ RF490MO, BorPure™ RJ766MO and Bormod™ BH381MO. BorPure RF490MO for transparent and non-opaque coloured hinged closures offers high performance coupled with the possibility to downgauge by 10%, cycle time reduction by as much as 10% and lower energy consumption by 5%. BorPure RJ766MO is a high flow solution for transparent thin wall food packaging offering excellent organoleptics. It allows for faster cycle times in combination with good drop impact and top-load resistance.
Last but not least, Bormod BH381MO offers very high stiffness, excellent flow and impact properties to support the sustainability and product quality goals of manufacturers of industrial pails for food, paint, do it yourself (DIY) and other consumables. Lower processing temperatures and injection pressures enable cycle time reductions also for complex parts.In addition to their lightweight moulded packaging solutions, Borealis and Borouge will present their full range of Bormed™ polyolefins which meet the challenging needs of primary pharmaceutical and diagnostic packaging for the healthcare sector.
Innovative components and under-the-bonnet applications will demonstrate the added-value of pioneering Xmod™ short glass fibre (SGF) reinforced PP compounds for global automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier One suppliers. The compounds provide a viable alternative to traditional, higher-density engineering plastics and offer comparable mechanical properties, sound-dampening advantage, weight reduction potential and processing performance benefits. An excellent example is Xmod™ GB477HP. This grade is used for front end carriers, pedal carriers and tailgate carriers. Intended for injection moulding, Xmod GB477HP offers tremendous stiffness, required for structural parts, as well as properties independent from humidity.
Reflecting their on-going support for sustainability and high-performance within the pipe sector, Borealis and Borouge will present their new family of products intended for drip irrigation applications, Borstar® Aquility™. Initiated with the launch of pigmented Borstar® Aquility™ HE3408 and un-pigmented Borstar® Aquility™ ME3407, the new tailored PE materials optimise productivity and rationalise costs for producers in the creation of water-saving, thin wall drip irrigation pipes and tapes.
Updates in the wire and cable sector include the recently launched Borlink™, a technology platform offering a complete global package of power materials, experience, knowledge and support. Borlink™ is a wire and cable industry-wide platform cross-linking the technology, products and expertise to connect networks and grids as well as people and their access to energy. “Plastics play an essential role in improving our quality of life for example by providing access to clean water or reducing emissions from automobiles,” comments Alfred Stern, Borealis Executive Vice President Polyolefins.
“We are taking active steps to improve the possibilities for manufacturers in this region to benefit from our innovative solutions as exemplified by the end products on display on our stand,” he continues. “Borealis and Borouge are committed to supporting the demand growth in the Eurasian markets,” says Hussain Sultan Ahmad Lootah, Senior Vice President for Middle East, Africa and Europe of Borouge Pte Ltd. “We aim to take the region’s plastics processors, manufacturers and brand owners a step closer to achieve the efficiency, high-quality and environmental-related benefits they need to be sustainable within their markets,” he concludes.