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Borealis delivers innovative material solutions for new Citroën C4 Cactus

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces that it is delivering leading-edge material solutions for key interior and exterior applications in the unique new Citroën C4 Cactus. The new tiger stripe-free solution DaplenTM EH227AE for exterior parts will be used in addition to other materials for more than 33 different applications in the new-generation model launched by the PSA Group. Read more…

Mark J. S. Tonkens joins Borealis Executive Board

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces the appointment of Mark J. S. Tonkens as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Board effective 1 November 2014. He succeeds Daniel J. Shook who has decided to pursue career opportunities outside Borealis. Read more…

Engineering lightweight solutions for the global automotive industry

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, announce the introduction of several new and upgraded material solutions engineered to enable the automotive industry to achieve greater cost efficiency, higher performance and improved sustainability in vehicle components. The new lightweight grades FibremodTM WE380HP and DaplenTM EE058AI are representative of Borealis and Borouge’s commitment to offering new and multi-faceted solutions to automotive OEMS around the globe and will be showcased in October at the IZB 2014 in Wolfsburg, Germany, along with a Brazilian premiere grade. Read more…

Borealis and Borouge presence at CPhI Worldwide signals continuing commitment to global healthcare customers

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, announce their participation in this year’s CPhI Worldwide in Paris, France in October. Borealis’ Healthcare group within the New Business Development organisation will promote their BormedTM concept with a focus on the recently-launched innovative specialty polypropylene (PP) grades, BormedTM SC876CF and BormedTM HJ875MO. The excellent functional properties of these two commercial grades further enhance the appeal of the Bormed polyethylene (PE) and PP grade range for the healthcare industry. Read more…

Next generation extruded cable compound technology supports extra high voltage direct current transmission

Step-change innovation to provide increased efficiency and sustainability

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating solutions for the wire and cable industry, announce a true step-change high voltage direct current (HVDC) innovation based on the Borlink™ technology platform. Developed in partnership with power and automation technology leader ABB, this major HVDC innovation, supported by a unique track record of 15 years proven operational excellence and industry leadership in extruded HVDC materials, will support the further integration of renewable energies into the grid and the establishment of more interconnections among countries in major infrastructure projects around the world. The new grade, Borlink LS4258DCE, will be introduced to industry partners at the 2014 Cigré Session in Paris, France. Read more…

Borealis signs an agreement to acquire full ownership of Speciality Polymers Antwerp N.V.

Borealis, a leading provider in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announced today the signing of an agreement with DuPont Holding Netherlands B.V. to purchase the company’s 67% shareholding in Speciality Polymers Antwerp N.V. Read more…

Borealis launches polypropylene compound portfolio with post-consumer recycled content

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces the launch of a new portfolio of polypropylene compound grades composed of post-consumer recycled (PCR) and virgin content conceived for interior, exterior and under-the-bonnet (UTB) automotive applications. Developed and produced in Europe for Borealis’ European partners and customers, the three new Daplen™ grades are value-added solutions that will enable the automotive industry to fulfil the need for materials with enhanced sustainability whilst ensuring performance on par with virgin materials.

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Borealis drives strategic development projects with global OEMs

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastic solutions for the automotive industry, have worked closely with the Renault-Nissan Alliance to develop a new range of polypropylene (PP) materials that meet the designated “Alliance Specifications” (AS). These specifications have been defined in accordance with the Renault-Nissan product portfolio strategy with the aim to apply them globally on all new cars. This follows the trend of using a focused PP product portfolio on common global OEM platforms – such as the “Common Module Family” (CMF), the engineering architecture that covers Renault-Nissan Alliance vehicles for the global compact and large car segments – to bring the cost-performance ratio to the next level. Borealis and Borouge support these efforts with their cutting edge PP materials.
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Showcasing Borealis and Borouge wire and cable innovations on the global stage

Borealis and Borouge, the world’s leading providers of innovative, value-creating solutions for the wire and cable industry, continue to deliver on their commitment to driving innovation in the global industry. After wrapping up a year of intense trade fair and conference activity in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia, Borealis and Borouge announce their participation in the 2014 Wire Düsseldorf to take place from 7 – 11 April. Borealis and Borouge will use this opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to further developing their partnerships with customers and industry representatives, and to showcase existing benchmark products, including Borlink™ for power cables, Visico™ for LV cables and Borstar® for fibre optic cables as well as new products such as Borealis PP4874 for data cables and Borealis LE0563 for submarine power cable jackets.

From Dallas to Düsseldorf: a global commitment to bringing energy all around
Throughout the past year, Borealis and Borouge underscored their global commitment to bringing leading innovation solutions to their partners and customers in the wire and cable industry by sponsoring and actively participating in leading international events. At the Insulated Conductors Committee (ICC) in Dallas, Texas, Borealis presented a paper on recycling plastic from cable waste, which demonstrates Borealis’ efforts on contributing to the environmental topic. Reports on crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) manufacturing and the newest Borealis high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable technologies were also given during a special event.

On the same continent, but with a focus on the communication cables application – Borealis and Borouge promoted their leading-edge solutions to a primarily U.S. audience at the International Wire & Cable Symposium and Conference (IWCS) in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Borealis presented a paper titled, “Tailored Insulations for High Transmission Rate Data Cables.”

The second annual Advanced Cable Asia 2013 in Shanghai, China was sponsored by Borouge and Borealis. “It was an honour to be able to preside over four separate sessions on the topic of advanced power cables at this conference,” says Anton Wolfsberger, Borealis Marketing Manager for Energy & Infrastructure. “Thanks to opening statements made by Borouge Vice President of Marketing Center, Wire & Cable, Roland Janssen, and a well-received presentation on our technology platform Borlink™, Borealis and Borouge had a high-impact presence that demonstrated our commitment not only to markets in Asia, but around the world.”

In Europe, Borealis and Borouge participated and presented a paper at  the Jicable HVDC’13 seminar in Perpignan, France, where the behaviour and material composition of HVDC cables and accessories was discussed; and at the FNN in Nuremberg, Germany, where Borealis presented its power cable solutions based on the Borlink technology to key German utilities and cable industry professionals, pointing to innovative solutions helping German energy networks transition from nuclear and coal-based energy sources to renewables.

“Borealis and Borouge have been key drivers in the wire and cable industry in 2013,” says Gilles Rochas, Borealis Vice President for Energy & Infrastructure. “We will continue to invest in the future. Our next great opportunity to demonstrate our long-term commitment to our partners and customers in the industry is the Wire Düsseldorf in April. By showcasing our flagship solutions and cutting-edge innovations we again prove our ability to bring energy all around.”

At the upcoming Wire Düsseldorf, Borealis and Borouge will build on their significant and successful Borlink™ Technology launch from Wire 2012 as well as recapitulate their success stories in wire and cable from 2013, promote their existing industry benchmark products and launch two new grades.

Visit Borealis and Borouge at Wire Düsseldorf from April 7-11 at hall 10, stand D72.

For further information, please contact:Virginia Mesicek
External Communications Manager
Tel.: +43 122 400 772 (Vienna, Austria)

Source: Borealis Group

Borouge and Borealis Wire & Cable Academy event in China increases engagement across the industry

For the first time, Borouge and Borealis leading providers of innovative plastics solutions for the wire and cable industry world-wide, have organised their global Wire & Cable academy together with SECRI (Shanghai Electric Cable Research Institute) as part of the 2011 Annual Technical Conference of CES (China Electrotechnical Society) W&C (Wire and Cable) Committee, which took place at Westin Hotel in Fuzhou on November 10-13, 2011. More than 180 participants of key cable manufacturers and representatives of major Chinese national testing authorities, cable manufacturing machine suppliers and professors from some top universities in China participated in the events.
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Borealis and Borouge Wire & Cable Academy turns spotlight on South Africa

Borealis and Borouge Wire & Cable Academy
Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, South Africa
November 22-23, 2011

Leading Wire and Cable industry experts will give an insight into the specific energy growth and future cable requirements of the South African market at the Borealis and Borouge Wire & Cable Academy in Johannesburg on November 22-23, 2011. It is the latest in a global series of events organised by Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative plastics solutions for the global wire and cable industry.
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Borealis Wire & Cable receives Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award

Borealis was recently awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2011 Europe Product Leadership Award in the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Cable Insulation Market.
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Borealis and Borouge demonstrate Commitment to Innovative Value Creating Solutions for the Turkish market at Plast Eurasia

Borealis and Borouge demonstrate Commitment to Innovative Value Creating Solutions for the Turkish market at Plast Eurasia
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Borouge and Borealis underline their commitment to the Southeast Asia Wire & Cable market

Wire SEA 2011

BITEC Bangkok | Hall 104, Stand C01

September 13 – 15, 2011

Bangkok, Thailand

At the 3rd international WIRE Southeast Asia trade fair in Bangkok, visitors will experience why wire and cable manufacturers across the globe are choosing advanced insulation, semi-conductive and jacketing materials from Borouge and Borealis, leading providers of innovative, value creating plastics solutions to the global wire and cable industry.
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Borealis and Borouge present pioneering cable systems for renewable energy sources at Jicable 2011

8th International Conference on Insulated Power Cables June 20-23, 2011 Versailles, France

Pioneering cabling advances to support growing electricity demand and the trend towards alternative generation will be unveiled by Borealis and Borouge at the Jicable 2011 conference held from June 20-23 in Versailles, France.

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Borealis and Borouge spotlight expertise in plastics materials and applications at Russian wire and cable exhibition

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Borealis and Borouge, the world’s leading providers of innovative, valuecreating plastics solutions for the wire and cable industry, will present their latest advanced polyolefin compounds for power transmission, distribution and communication applications at “wire Russia 2011.” The international wire and cable industry trade fair will be held in Moscow from May 23-26.
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Borouge and Borealis exhibit their wire and cable solutions at Middle East Electricity Exhibition 2011

Visitors to Middle East Electricity Exhibition 2011 in Dubai experienced firsthand why wire and cable manufacturers across the globe are choosing advanced insulation, semi-conductive and jacketing materials from Borouge and Borealis, leading providers of innovative, value creating plastics solutions to the global wire and cable industry.
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Borealis Student Innovation Award 2010 Recipients Announced

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011
Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, has selected the 2010 recipients of its Borealis Student Innovation Award. The award recognises the most innovative research papers on polyolefins, olefins or melamine for master’s and doctorate degree students. The winners were presented with an award, certificate and monetary prize at Borealis’ annual Innovation Day on January 20 in Porvoo, Finland.
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Borealis presents pilot projects enhancing the use of polyolefins recyclates

Monday, Nov 15, 2010
At K2010, Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, presents the company’s first pilot projects to enhance the use of recycled polyolefins. The project highlights a shopping cart and shopping basket made from a combination of recycled polypropylene (PP) with Borealis’ enhanced polypropylene (PP) grades for recycling, achieving the same superior material characteristics while significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the applications.
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