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Borealis builds demonstration plant for recyclate-based polyolefins

Borealis plans to build the plant for the production of high-quality polyolefins from recyclate (rPO) in Belgium.

The compounding plant is to be built in Beringen (Belgium) in 2024 and will go into operation in the first half of 2025. According to Borealis (Vienna, Austria), the company's proprietary Borcycle™ M technology will then be used to mechanically process a wide range of post-consumer waste into high-quality polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) materials. With this investment, the Austrian plastics manufacturer aims to expand its operational experience and technological knowledge and further expand its mechanical recycling capacities, according to a press release. The semi-commercial demonstration plant is intended to demonstrate the performance of Borcycle M technology in the production of mechanically recycled solutions for high-quality applications. The resulting products are intended to meet the high demands placed on plastics in industries such as mobility, consumer goods, household appliances and energy.
Mirjam Mayer, Borealis Vice President Circular Economy Solutions, explains: "At Borealis, we are committed to helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals while maintaining exceptionally high quality standards. This is another step in Borealis' EverMinds™ ambition to deepen our expertise in giving plastic waste a new life in high-value applications."

  • Borealis press release (5.6.2024)
  • Photo: © Borealis

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