Borouge inaugurated its Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi to develop value added plastics and applications
24 November 2015 – In line with the celebration of the UAE Innovation Week, Borouge, a leading Petrochemical company that provides innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, officially inaugurated its Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday November 24, 2015 which is a further step towards playing a vital role in the Company’s commitment to deliver sustainable, creative and value-added plastics to global customers.
His Highness, Sheikh Nayhan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, inaugurated the Borouge Innovation Centre in a ceremony that was attended by members of royalty, high-ranking dignitaries from the Oil and Gas and Petrochemical industries as well as prominent figures of the Abu Dhabi Government and business community.
The Borouge mission is “Value Creation through Innovation” and the Abu Dhabi Innovation Centre is a cornerstone in delivering our strategy to provide sustainable, high-value plastic solutions for customers worldwide focusing on infrastructure, automotive and advanced packaging industries. The Innovation Centre not only caters to finding solutions to the new techniques, changes in consumer tastes and market needs but also addressing global challenges such as water scarcity, food security, affordable healthcare and climate change.The Borouge Innovation Centre includes extensive laboratory and application development resources, supporting Borouge’s unique capability in providing expertise in polymer analysis, processing, and application testing.
With over 70 researchers, scientists and technicians, including more than 25 UAE nationals, the Borouge Innovation Centre works closely with the European innovation centers of Borealis, a joint-venture partner of the Company along with ADNOC. The new Innovation Centre strongly supports Borouge’s expansion and growth strategies especially now that its new mega Borouge 3 plant has come on stream, increasing the Company’s total production capacity to 4.5 million tonnes per year, and making Borouge the largest integrated, single-sited polyolefin complex in the world.