Borealis K 2022 Press Kit

For over 25 years, Borealis has been a leading provider of polyolefins, base chemicals, and fertilizers. In line with its mission to Keep Discovering, innovative solutions made possible by Borealis are driving the transformation to a more circular economy.

Borealis and Borouge partner to drive the circular transformation of the polyolefins industry, unveiling game-changing products, technologies, partnerships and investments on the theme of ‘Innovate, Collaborate, Accelerate’ at K Fair 2022

The polyolefins industry is in the midst of a revolution. As our industry urgently transitions from a linear to a circular model, Borealis and Borouge are working ever more closely with partners around the globe to drive fast, sustainable progress. The parties are united by a commitment to using innovation, collaboration and ongoing expansion to provide differentiated polyolefin-based solutions that make circular, modern life possible for society as a whole. Legally separate entities, both benefit from the strong and stable backing of their shareholders: OMV Group, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and Mubadala

Borealis advances plastics circularity with the first-of-its-kind Borcycle™ M commercial-scale advanced mechanical recycling plant

Borealis is designing a first-of-its-kind commercial-scale advanced mechanical recycling plant to be located in Schwechat, Austria. The plant will be based on Borealis’ own Borcycle™ M technology, which transforms polyolefin-based post-consumer waste into high-performance polymers suitable for demanding applications. This represents another tangible step forward on Borealis’ path to net zero.

Borealis announces launch of the Borstar® Nextension Technology, a step change for performance-based polyolefins

Borealis announces the launch of its proprietary Borstar Nextension technology, a step change for PP performance. The combination of Borstar and the proprietary Borstar Nextension catalysts produces a wider range of tailored polyolefins. In multilayer applications, this groundbreaking technology enables the replacement of multiple different materials with only one material, thus enabling easier recycling and encouraging design with recycling in mind. The single-site Borstar Nextension catalysts are being produced at a newly-built plant at the existing Borealis site in Porvoo, Finland. With the development and launch of the Borstar Nextension technology, Borealis is consolidating its industry position as a leader in innovation and technology and an accelerator of plastics circularity.

Borealis unveils its new CO2e emissions calculation tool Neoni at the K 2022

Borealis announces the launch of Neoni, a new carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions calculator developed by the Borealis Digital Studio. The digital tool is the first in the industry to offer CO2e emissions data down to the grade level for polyolefins. Neoni – which will be showcased in its demo version at the K 2022 – will in the beginning contain calculations for approximately 500 Borealis polyolefins grades manufactured at Borealis locations in Europe. In line with the EverMinds™ approach to accelerating circularity by way of value chain collaboration, Neoni will enable Borealis customers to make informed decisions on which materials can best meet their own circularity goals.

Borouge expands strategic recycling partnerships in mena and asia-pacific in 2022

Borouge PLC (“Borouge” or “the Company”) (ADX symbol: BOROUGE / ISIN: AEE01072B225), a leading petrochemical company that provides innovative and differentiated polyolefin solutions, today shared on its growth in the number of strategic partnerships with recycling companies in MENA and Asia-Pacific, expanding the volume of recycled polyolefins as part of its product portfolio of sustainable solutions.

Borealis and Borouge to present fully recyclable monomaterial pouch solutions at K 2022

Borealis and Borouge PLC (“Borouge” or “the Company”) (ADX symbol: BOROUGE/ ISIN: AEE01072B225), leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, have announced the launch of three all-polyethylene (PE) pouch concepts developed in extensive collaboration with technology partners across the entire value chain to meet the most demanding challenges in flexible consumer packaging.

Groundbreaking Borstar® Nextension Technology sets new standards in performance-based polyolefins

Borealis announces the launch of the first breakthrough polypropylene (PP) grades based on the groundbreaking Borstar® Nextension Technology, a step change in performance for tailor-made PP that delivers superior properties for cast and blown film. Two BorPure™ film grades that set new standards for PP food packaging, BorPure™ RB787MF and BorPure™ RE539MF, are designed for eco-efficiency and recyclability. The nonwoven grade Borealis HG485FB, also based on Borstar Nextension Technology, offers superior performance characteristics. These and all other Borstar Nextension grades can be made using feedstock from the Bornewables™ and Borcycle™ C portfolios of circular polyolefins. By leveraging its polymers technology expertise, Borealis is offering its partners and customers an ever larger number of solutions providing superior performance paired with enhanced circularity and material efficiency.

Borouge develops closed-loop solution for heavy duty shipping sacks

Borouge PLC (“Borouge” or “the Company”) (ADX symbol: BOROUGE / ISIN: AEE01072B225), a leading petrochemical company that provides innovative and differentiated polyolefin solutions, today announced the development of a new circular solution using post-consumer recycled content for PE-based heavy duty shipping sacks.

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About Borealis

Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions and a European front-runner in polyolefins recycling. In Europe, we are a market leader in base chemicals and fertilizers. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility.

In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe.

With head offices in Vienna, Austria, we employ 6,900 employees and operate in over 120 countries. In 2021, we generated total sales of EUR 12.342 EUR billion and a net profit of EUR 1,396 million. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares, while the remaining 25% is owned by a holding company of the Abu-Dhabi based Mubadala. We supply services and products to customers around the globe through Borealis and two important joint ventures: Borouge (with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, based in UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). |

About Borouge

Borouge, listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX symbol “BOROUGE” / ISIN “AEE01072B225”), is one of the world’s leading providers of innovative and differentiated polyolefin solutions for the energy, infrastructure, mobility, advanced packaging, healthcare and agriculture industries. ADNOC owns a majority 54% stake and Borealis holds a 36% stake in Borouge. To find out more, visit:

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