Borouge wins Ringier Technology Innovation Award 2011
Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions recently received the Ringier Technology Innovation Award 2011 for the plastics industry, one of the most influential industrial awards in China. Borouge’s winning the award is attributed to its newly-launched RG468MO product, a polypropylene (PP) random copolymer that offers up to a 20% productivity gain for the rigid packaging converting industry.

Borouge’s RG468MO grade won the Award because it has perfectly met all the required standards of the Award including innovation and easy usage by customers. RG 468MO ensures food protection and freshness as well as good marketability, leading the development of plastics industry in China,.

Borouge’s new RG468MO PP technology, which was first introduced to the Asian market at Chinaplas 2011 held in Guangzhou, China, represents a step-change in packaging materials. It is a high-flow resin that directly addresses the industry’s need to achieve shorter cycle times together with improved mechanical performance, while maintaining the clear transparency and pleasing visual aesthetics required in the packaging value chain. The RG468MO PP makes a positive contribution to the market’s sustainability objectives.

“We feel proud to win the Ringier Technology Innovation Award 2011 thanks to our RG468MO PP which represents the latest innovation for the food packaging market,” says Kenny Chen, General Sales Manager, Asia North, Film & Moulding at Borouge, who received the Award in a ceremony held in August in Shenzhen, China. “Our technology provides many economic benefits for converters and end users due to its improved processing features and being an environmentally friendly solution of packaging.”

Developed using proprietary Borealis Nucleation Technology (BNT), RG468MO high flow (MFR 30) provides for the fast moulding of thin wall packaging with very long flow lengths and complex geometries. RG468MO PP imparts no taste or odour and it is recognised for its good transparency and aesthetics, as well as its fastest processing speed and energy saving.

The in-house tests applied on RG468MO showed a 10% reduction in cycle time, with possibility to produce more than one million cups per year using this grade compared to a commonly used alternative material. It also ensures up to 10% saving in production energy and a consequent lowering of CO2 emissions by approximately 4 tonnes per year.

RG468MO complies with all food contact regulations. Combined with its optimum stiffness/impact property balance and excellent transparency, it is ideally suited for the packaging of salads, sauces, dairy products and convenience meals, as well as for house wares, food storage containers and caps and closures.

A joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s major oil and gas companies, and Austria based Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions; Borouge is a groundbreaking international partnership at the forefront of the next generation of plastics innovation.