Borealis and Value Chain Partners Showcase Innovative, Value Creating Solutions at NPE 2012 in Orlando, Florida, USA


At the NPE international trade fair in Orlando, Florida, USA, from April 1-5, 2012, Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, will showcase some of its innovative and value-creating products and solutions together with its machinery partners in the value chain.

Throughout the international trade fair for plastics processing, Borealis products will be demonstrated on the stands of Engel Austria (Hall A, Booth 943) and Arburg (Hall B, Booth 3927). Key products to be featured include:

BorPure(TM) MB6561 in action at Engel Austria (Hall A, Booth 943)

BorPure(TM) MB6561, developed to meet specific cap and closure needs for still and sparkling water and carbonated soft drinks, brings greater benefits in terms of improved processing for the converter, enhanced aesthetics for the brand owner and greater user friendliness and convenience for the consumer. It is based on multimodal technology that provides outstanding flowability compared to unimodal material solutions. The multimodality gives improved organoleptic behaviour with very low taste and odour.

Bormed(TM) RG835MO in action at Arburg (Hall B, Booth 3927)

To meet the challenging needs of the healthcare market, Borealis offers a dedicated grade range of Bormed(TM) materials. Bormed(TM) RG835MO is a specially modified polypropylene random copolymer with high melt flow, characterised by easy processability, high transparency, high gloss, controlled low friction, and good stiffness-impact balance at ambient temperatures. In addition to its good physical properties and excellent transparency, this grade can be sterilised with ethylene oxide or steam and has an excellent chemical resistance and good printability.

"Borealis' innovative products are focused on adding value across the value chains of a broad spectrum of markets by improving sustainability, and enhancing product performance and appeal," comments Rainer Höfling, Borealis Vice President Business Unit Moulding. "We appreciate the support of our machinery partners in giving NPE 2012 visitors the opportunity to experience some of these benefits firsthand."

For more information on these and other products, please visit Borealis' distribution partners Engel Austria and Arburg at NPE or visit our website.

Borealis Business Unit Moulding

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

Borealis is a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions that create value for society. With sales of EUR 7.1 billion in 2011, customers in over 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, 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 1,700 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(TM) initiative.

For more information visit:

www.borealisgroup.com

www.borouge.com

www.waterfortheworld.net

www.engelglobal.com

www.arburg.com

BorPure, Bormed and Water for the World are trademarks of the Borealis group.

Borstar is a registered trademark of the Borealis group.

For further information please contact:

Dorothea Wiplinger

External Communications Manager

Vienna, Austria

+43 1 22 400 608

dorothea.wiplinger@borealisgroup.com

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