Borealis is a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions that create value for society. With sales of €7.1bn in 2011, customers in more than 120 countries and around 5,300 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. The company has production locations, innovation centres and customer service centres across Europe and the Americas.
Borouge, a joint venture between Borealis and ADNOC
Through Borouge, 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 1,700 people, has customers in more than 50 countries and its headquarters are in Abu Dhabi in the UAE and Singapore.
Borstar® polyolefin technology
Building on Borealis’s unique Borstar® technology and the company’s more than 50 years of 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 fertiliser to phenol and acetone.
Polyethlene and polypropylene manufacturing
Today, Borealis and Borouge have a manufacturing capacity of more than 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) becoming 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.
Corporate social responsibility programmes
Borealis and Borouge proactively benefit society by taking on today’s challenges and are working to drive ideas forward. Both companies are committed to the principles of Responsible Care®, driving improved safety performance within the chemical industry and contributing to addressing the world’s water and sanitation challenges through product innovation and their Water for the World programme.
Borealis pipe solutions
Through close dialogue with customers and stakeholders, Borealis has developed a broad and innovative product and service portfolio during the last 50 years.
Borealis applications cover water and gas distribution, waste water and sewage disposal, chemical and industrial pipelines, in-house plumbing and heating, as well as pipe systems for oil and gas exploration and transportation.
Through close relationships with customers and partners, Borealis strives to deliver a steady stream of innovative pipe and fittings solutions that add real value for all members in the value chain.