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OMV and Borealis: Supply contracts for plastics recycling with Tomra

Mixed plastic waste pressed into bales and stacked

The contracts are intended to ensure the continuous supply of sustainable, high-quality raw materials for the recycling activities of both companies.

OMV and Borealis have concluded long-term raw material supply contracts for their recycling plants with Tomra Feedstock, a subsidiary of sorting technology manufacturer Tomra. According to the agreement, Tomra Feedstock will supply OMV and Borealis with mixed plastic waste for chemical and mechanical recycling, according to a Borealis Group press release. OMV would receive the raw materials supplied by Tomra Feedstock for processing in its ReOil® plants in Austria, while Borealis is to process raw materials from Tomra in its mechanical recycling plants in Europe. According to Tomra, these would be extracted from mixed post-consumer plastic waste in a sorting plant currently being developed by the company in Germany. The new plant is said have an input capacity of 80,000 tonnes per year and to go into operation at the end of 2025. The mixed plastic waste used in the plant would otherwise be disposed of in landfills or incineration plants. Tomra Feedstock is said to have developed an innovative process that separates pre-sorted mixed post-consumer plastic waste into clean fractions of specific polymer types. These fractions could then be further processed in mechanical and chemical recycling plants such as those operated by OMV and Borealis.

  • Press release Borealis Group (26 April 2024)
  • Photo: © Tomra

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