Despite the current global financial gloom, Borouge PTE Limited has decided to press ahead with further investments in the important markets including China. The first phase of investment will include a 50,000 tons plant focusing on engineering plastics for use in the automotive industry to be set up in the Fengxian District of Shanghai. The progress with the company's expansion plan under Borouge 2 has is set to complete by 2010. The new expansion will employ Borstar bi-modal technology and will increase capacity 3 fold to 2 mln tpa. Besides, the company has plans in pipeline to establish a logistics and distribution centres both in Shanghai (600,000 tpa) and in Guangzhou (300,000 tpa).
Sourcing raw material offering from Abu Dhabi Borouge 2 project, and unique Borealis technology, the company will provide PP compounding product, such as PP TPO, PP Mineral and PP Glass Fiber enforced, for the automotive industry, which are used a range of plastic parts for passenger car. These include bumper, body panels, door claddings, dashboards and air intake manifolds. It provide superior aesthetic properties and contribute to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle which benefit its fuel consumption.