Dubai – MENA Herald: Borouge, a leading petrochemical company that provides innovative, value creating plastics solutions, showcased its portfolio of sustainable and value-added plastics solutions for the civil infrastructure applications and construction industry at the Big 5, an international building and construction tradeshow, held in Dubai from 23-26 November 2015.

The Big 5 fair provided Borouge with an opportunity to demonstrate its wide range of polyolefin products for water, gas and heating piping systems for domestic and industrial buildings and constructions, in addition to wire and cable solutions.

“Big 5 is a key event for Borouge to meet with our partners in the water and energy industry value chain. An ideal platform to share thoughts and ideas on the latest trends moving the industry forward as well as to learn about successes achieved and best practises from the leaders in the industry,” said Hazeem Sultan Al Suwaidi, Senior Vice President Middle East Africa (MEAE), Borouge.

At Big 5, Borouge offered a range of high quality PP-R, PP-RCT and PEX polypropylene and polyethylene materials for the manufacture of hot and cold water and gas pipe systems. These corrosion resistant materials, which are rapidly replacing metal pipes in buildings throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, provide long maintenance free operation at high temperatures.

“Such a demanding application requires materials to be produced up to the highest standards because any failure of a system in a large building or complex can result in high costs,” said Robin Bresser, Vice-President of Marketing Centre Pipe, Borouge. “In addition, as the pipes are transporting drinking water, it is also essential that they should be safe and contamination free to ensure protection of the public health.”

As testament to its core properties of strength and flexibility, BorSafe™ HE3490-LS from Borouge has been officially qualified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a material meeting the requirements of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Code Case N-755-1 for Class 3 Safety-Related Applications, making it the first PE100 material in the world to be certified for use in nuclear applications.

“With the increasing global demand for alternative energy, the approval for our BorSafe™ HE3490-LS will open up exciting new opportunities for us and PE100 piping in the nuclear power industry, especially in view of projects announced in the Middle East and China,” Robin Bresser added.

In line with its commitment to ‘bringing energy all around’, Borouge also demonstrated at the Big 5 tradeshow Visico™ Ambicat™ cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) grades for insulation of cost effective low voltage power cables. Borouge also showcased a selection of Borlink™ and Borstar® solutions ensuring the reliability of medium voltage distribution cable systems.