Working¬†closely with the oil and gas industry, Borouge has focussed strongly on¬†innovation when it comes to plastics solutions. Innovation¬†is an integral part¬†of its business and Dr. Thorsten Loehl,¬†Vice President Innovation,¬†at Borouge will be¬†speaking at this year’s Abu Dhabi¬†International Downstream Summit about how¬†Borouge, using this business model, delivers new solutions to meet the evolving¬†market¬†demands.
Those¬†visiting the summit will learn how Borouge creates a continuous pipeline of¬†development with ongoing rejuvenation of its product¬†portfolio. They will also¬†be given an insight into how Borouge focuses on unmet customer needs and tackles¬†some of the very specific¬†challenges faced by numerous different industries.¬†For example, in pipeline infrastructure there is a clear need for low sagging¬†pipe¬†extrusion. The challenge is to reduce the volume of material required¬†while maintaining or improving the material properties for the¬†application.
Packaging¬†is another area where Borouge has great success in re-defining benchmarks for¬†excellence. Whether for consumer or industrial¬†use, creating materials that¬†have a lower gauge than traditional solutions while still meeting required stretching,¬†impact resistance, etc.¬†characteristics, means customers can save millions in¬†packaging and shipment costs. Sustainability is another important consideration¬†for¬†packaging solutions where Borouge is helping many customers move away from¬†complex, multi-material package solutions to practical,¬†single material ones¬†that can be easily recycled.
Other¬†current innovations include light-weighting of material through foaming¬†techniques. This interesting area of the plastics business¬†offers¬†benefits in applications from packing to automobiles. Having a good idea,¬†however, is not enough on its own. A complete solution is¬†required to address¬†specific industry challenges ‚Äď and this is an area where the Borouge way of¬†working ensures a final, saleable,¬†beneficial outcome from its R&D¬†pipeline.
Borouge’s¬†experience and innovation means it has many exciting insights to share that can¬†be applied across many different market¬†sectors. Dr. Loehl is looking to¬†inspire many different conversations and ideas with his talk at the¬†Abu Dhabi International Downstream¬†Summit¬†which runs from 18th-19th¬†September 2017.