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Borouge to activate the cracker by the end of June

June 16/2010

(EmiratesBusiness) -- Borouge, the Abu Dhabi-based petrochemicals giant, will activate the first cracker of its second unit by the end of this month.


The company, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Austria's Borealis, will activate units to convert ethylene to polyethylene and polyethylene to polypropylene in a phased manner, and will begin exports from its completed Borouge II unit by November this year.


The company now manufactures about 600,000 tonnes of polyethylene. The new additions will add 800,000 tonnes of polypropylene and 540,000 tonnes of polyethylene manufacturing capacity.

Borouge to activate the cracker by the end of June

MRC Reference

Borealis. The share in the Russian market in 2008:

 polyethylene - 4.1% (including HDPE - 4.7%, LLDPE - 8.7%);
 polypropylene - 3.2% (PP-impact - 7.5%).


Annual sales growth in Russia over the last 5 years:
 polyethylene - 11%;
 polypropylene - 6%.


Leader in polymers processing technologies:
 extrusion coating;
 cable extrusion;
 injection molding.


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