Borealis launches new plastics recycling technology

| June 27, 2019

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Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announced the introduction of a new plastics recycling technology, Borcycle . This evolving technology will be used to produce high-quality compounds made of recycled polyolefins (rPO) such as the newly-launched Borcycle MF1981SY, an rPO with over 80% recycled content intended for use in visible appliance parts. Borealis also announced a series of significant material improvements to existing recyclates in the established Purpolen brand portfolio. These market launches and product improvements are important technology advancements and thus accelerate the transformation to a circular economy of plastics. Borealis and its wholly-owned subsidiary, mtm plastics, will showcase the new Borcycle technology and recyclate innovations at the K 2019 in October. Borealis is leading the industry by applying its Visioneering Philosophy to the development and implementation of novel polyolefins-based solutions that enable plastics reuse, recycling, and recovery, and by designing for circularity. These wide-ranging activities are gathered under the symbolic roof of EverMinds , the Borealis platform dedicated to promoting a more circular mind-set in the industry. By capitalising on its profound expertise in virgin polyolefins and collaborating with value chain partners, Borealis keeps discovering new opportunities for business growth within the circular economy.

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