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Borouge inaugurates its first manufacturing plant in China

By Gerald Ondrey |

Borouge (Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Singapore; www.borouge.com) — a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis (Vienna, Austria; www.borealisgroup.com) — inaugurated its first manufacturing plant in China at a ceremony held at the plant in Shanghai on April 20, 2010. The new plant in Shanghai is designed to provide innovative plastics solutions to the rapidly growing local automotive and household appliances industries in the region. The plant has the capacity to supply up to 50,000 metric tons (m.t.) of compounded resins annually and the potential to expand by 30,000 m.t./yr in the future. The base resins for the plant are to be supplied from the new polypropylene plants of Borouge in Abu Dhabi. The Shanghai compounding manufacturing plant will provide a range of innovative plastics solutions for bumpers, body panels, dashboards and door claddings. The highlight of the ceremony was a car parade, which creatively presented an array of innovative automotive solutions that Borouge offers to the market, providing a platform for future innovations.  Adjacent to the manufacturing plant, Borouge is putting into operation its logistics hub, which will be capable of handling up to 600,000 m.t./yr of value-added…
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