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Borealis customer event stimulates dialogue about creating value in the plastic pipe business

Borealis A/S : 11 September, 2002  (New Product)
Borealis, Europe
The event featured expert speakers from major gas and water companies, contractors, consultants and communities across Europe, as well as from Borealis. This created a fertile environment for useful discussions about how to create more value for everyone in the European Utility business. Polyolefin pipe systems offer leading-edge and often unique solutions to engineering challenges and enjoy faster growth than those made from competing materials.

As one of the speakers, John Tonen from Advantica Technologies said, “The two days have been very interesting and enjoyable and have included many constructive discussions. I am pleased to see that Borealis is taking a lead in creating value both for its customers and the end-users.”

The pipe business is one of the core businesses within the Borealis group. This long-term commitment was underlined by Borealis’ investment in the new Borstar PE pipe facilities with a production capacity of 225,000 tonnes that have recently come on stream in Stenungsund, Sweden., to meet the ever increasing demand for superior bimodal pipe products. 450,000 tons Borstar capacity had come on stream as a JV between ADNOC and Borealis in Ruweis, Abu Dhabi. In addition, Borealis has invested heavily in dedicated and experienced people to help grow the market, promote and broaden knowledge about polyolefin pipe solutions and develop new products.

The main way of taking the pipe industry forward is by the continuous development of solutions with improved properties and performance. The new Borstar PE80, PE100 and steel pipe coating products were specifically designed to offer benefits to both the customer and end-user. For the customer, for instance, the Borstar PE100 LS grades offer them the ability to produce pipes up to 1,600 mm in diameter, with greater wall thickness control and reduced material consumption, while Borstar MDPE80 grades offer processing speed gains of up to 10%-20% in commercial production. For the end-user, the enhanced key mechanical properties give greater resistance to installation damage and a larger operating pressure window. Detailed information about products and applications can be found on for pipe and construction, and on for rotational moulding.

Borealis has been producing and developing specialised products for the pipe and construction industry for over 3 decades and is, today, the largest supplier of enhanced polyethylene and polypropylene products to the pipe industry in Europe. Borealis is highly committed to this industry through:
• a focused, dedicated and experienced organisation
• the broadest product range for a variety of applications, including Borstar PE80 and PE100, Steel Pipe Coating systems, Borecene for Rotomoulding, BorPEX and specialised PP for hot water, chemicals and sewage systems
• the continuous development of products which have benefits for converters and end-users

“By providing a forum for such a wide range of speakers from different industries and countries, Borealis has once more underlined its commitment to the pipe industry” concluded Ari Mäkelä, Vice President of Borealis Pipe Business Unit and host of the conference.
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