In line with its commitment towards youth engagement and its corporate social responsibility activities, Borouge – a leading petrochemical company that provides innovative, value creating plastics solutions, has created a bespoke science-based programme called "Polymers on the Move". Targeting school students, the programme encourages them to pursue science education and plan for future career opportunities in the oil and gas and downstream petrochemicals and plastics industries
Grade 8 students from ADNOC Schools creating bio-based plastic in the Borouge Innovation Centre
طلبة الصف الثامن من مدارس أدنوك أثناء تحضيرهم مادة بلاستيكية من مواد حيوية في مركز بروج للابتكار
Grade 8 students from ADNOC Schools participate in the launch of the Borouge “Polymers on the Move” programme.
طالبات الصف الثامن من مدارس أدنوك أثناء مشاركتهم في إطلاق برنامج "نحو علم اللدائن"
The “Polymers on the Move” programme involves the students in a number of presentations, workshops, scientific experiments and a tour in the Borouge Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi to learn about Borouge’s innovations of polymers and experience a creative work environment. The programme has been launched for the 2016-2017 academic year following the successful implementation of its pilot last year in which students from ADNOC Schools and Emirates National Schools participated.
"Having students engaged in experiments at the Borouge Innovation Centre brings a fresh young dimension to the environment and emphasises that innovation of the future will stem from the bright minds we stimulate and educate today,” said Obaid Al Dhaheri, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, Borouge. “This programme is in line with the UAE vision 2021 to enhance STEM-based studies (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) that contribute to building a knowledge-based economy and we look forward to engaging with many students in the future."
“Participating in a full day programme, the students were able to get a hands-on experience not only about plastics and petrochemical industry, but also about science as a whole,” added Maitha Al Marashi, CSR Advisor, who was supported by various experts from the Innovation Centre. “The students were able to experience science in a fun and interactive way and we look forward to implementing the comprehensive programme and engaging more schools. We are also aligning with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) to embed this programme into the teaching curriculums of Abu Dhabi public schools.”
Feedback from the students included: “Walking into the Borouge Innovation Centre feels like I am stepping into the future!” and “Science here is fun! I wish all our science classes were like this!” One enthusiastic student even went on to say: “In ten years, she too would be a researcher at the Innovation Centre.”
The programme provides the students with information on the benefits and nature of plastics and engages them through interactive experiments on the useful properties of plastics compared to other materials. During their visit to the Innovation Centre, the students were impressed with the Innovation Showcase and Polymers Application Hall. They have also participated in a quiz testing the students understanding on the topics discussed and have all participated in an inter-school science competition.
Established in 1998, Borouge is a joint venture between ADNOC and Austria based Borealis. It is a ground-breaking international partnership at the forefront of the next generation of plastics innovation.
For further information, please contact:
Rehab Ateeq, Regional Communications Manager MEAE, Borouge
Tel. +971 2 708 8666, Rehab.Ateeq@borouge.com
Borouge is a leading petrochemical company that provides innovative, value creating plastics solutions. A joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s major oil and gas companies, and Austria based Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, Borouge is a groundbreaking joint venture at the forefront of the next generation of plastics innovation.
With its base in the United Arab Emirates and Marketing & Sales head office in Singapore, Borouge employs more than 3,000 people representing over 40 nationalities and serves customers in 50 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Building on the unique Borstar® and Borlink™ technologies and over 50 years of experience in polyolefins, Borouge provides innovative, sustainable and value creating plastics solutions for infrastructure (pipe systems, and power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging applications that address global challenges such as climate change, food protection, access to fresh water, energy conservation, healthcare and waste management.
In 2010 Borouge tripled the annual production capacity of its plant in Abu Dhabi to 2 million tonnes, and with the further expansion to 4.5 million tonnes that started in 2014, Borouge and Borealis will have a combined annual production capacity of approximately 8 million tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene.
Borouge is expanding its commercial and logistics network in the Middle East and Asia and investing in its Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi and Application Centre in Shanghai. Focused on our company mission, Value Creation through Innovation, we ensure that our customers throughout the value chain, around the world, can rely on differentiated products and reliability of supply.
Borouge is committed to the principles of sustainability and is a signatory of the chemical industry’s Responsible Care® Global Charter. Together with Borealis, Borouge is proactively addressing the world’s water and sanitation challenges through the Water for the World™ initiative.
Learn more about
Borouge at www.borouge.com
Borealis at www.borealisgroup.com
Water for the World at www.waterfortheworld.net