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Borealis strengthens cooperation with Taiwanese firm for development of lightweight, recyclable foam use concepts

07.11.2016

Borealis, leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces it has entered into a formal cooperation with Taiwan-based convertor Reach Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.

Borealis, leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces it has entered into a formal cooperation with Taiwan-based convertor Reach Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.

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The new collaboration builds upon the foundations of an existing multi-year relationship and strengthens Borealis’ position as a global polypropylene (PP) foam base resin and technology provider. The cooperation allows Borealis to explore the development of market applications based on Borealis’ Daploy™ high melt strength (HMS) PP foam material. Daploy HMS PP foam is 100%-recyclable and is suitable for a wide-range of applications where an improved environmental footprint is sought, as well as lightweighting, insulation and a unique surface feel. These applications can be used in a broad spectrum of industries, such as automotive, building & construction as well as packaging and food service.

Daploy HMS PP foam delivers potentially game-changing solution in food and
beverage packaging applications Daploy HMS PP is based on proprietary Borealis technology and is used in various applications that require more performance from less raw material. The unique long-chain branched (LCB) structure offers superior foamability and homogenous fine cell foam structure – even at lowest densities.
While the product has been commercially available for over 15 years to Borealis and Borouge customers around the world, its beneficial properties and processing technologies make it possible to invent entirely new and tailor-made solutions. One such example, the drinking cup solution from Reach Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. based on Daploy HMS PP foam, has ground-breaking potential as a possible replacement for expanded polystyrene and paper/cardboard alternatives. Furthermore, being entirely a mono-material polypropylene solution, this application is fully recyclable.

For more information visit:
www.borealisgroup.com
www.borouge.com
www.waterfortheworld.net

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