Polypropylene (PP) - news on Plastech

Borealis investment to upgrade PP plant in Austria

Borealis investment ensures superior high flow materials for automotive and food packaging customers.

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Film innovations packed with converter and product benefits will take centre stage at the stand of Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, during Plastpol 2009 in Kielce, Poland.

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Advanced aesthetics, best-in-class organoleptics, faster production, and energy- and weight-reducing advantages are among the unique capabilities Borealis will showcase to Plast ’09 visitors during the fourday tri-annual event in Milan.


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SABIC launched high transparent polypropylene grade for multiple application area’s within extrusion blow moulding.

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Borealis to highlight market-leading polypropylene packaging innovations at Interplastica

New TPO compound from TechnoCompound

The front spoiler lip on Volkswagen's new Golf VI model is made of a weather and UV resistant TPO compound (EPDM/PP) of TechnoCompound, Bad Sobernheim/Germany.

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Italian food packaging specialist Piber Group is using Bormod BJ368MO from Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, for the production of a range of injection moulded tubs for yellow fats and margarines. The company uses the same material for ice-cream tubs and lids.

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Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, launches a new soft and very transparent polypropylene (PP) for the packaging market that will bring new features to the production of high quality, thinwalled packaging and household containers.

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Italian food packaging specialist Piber Group is using Bormod BJ368MO from Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, for the production of a range of injection moulded tubs for yellow fats and margarines.

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SABIC is to build a new compounding plant in Genk, Belgium. The plant will have an initial production capacity of 110kt SABIC PP compound and 30kt of SABIC Stamax long glass fiber PP. It is expected to come on-stream at the beginning of 2010.

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LyondellBasell Industries has announced plans to expand its global polypropylene (PP) compounding capacity to 1.2 million tonnes per year by the end of 2009, which represents a growth rate of more than 30 percent.

Borealis will show a lot of novelties at Plastpol 2008

Borealis introduces innovative solutions for bottles, caps and closures and film applications at Plastpol 2008 in Poland.

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High-performance materials from Borealis, a leading provider of innovative value creating plastics solutions, have helped FIAT to create a visually, highly-differentiated small car for drivers - the FIAT 500. The 2008 Car of the Year uses polypropylene-based Daplen thermoplastic olefins (TPO) from Borealis on its bumpers and dashboard to achieve the superior aesthetics and excellent performance of its parts that give the FIAT 500 the edge in the small car market.

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A Metocene resin from LyondellBasell Industries using metallocene catalysts has been selected by Italian textile manufacturer Aquafil for its Dryarn range of microfibre clothing due to the resin`s ability to achieve significant improvements in processability and durability over other PP and traditional materials, setting new benchmarks in PP microfibre performance.

Emission-optimized plastics for the passengers

The German compounding specialist TechnoCompound, Bad Sobernheim, will be presenting its broad portfolio of engineering plastics for the automotive industry at the next international VDI conference "Plastics in Automotive Engeering", which will be taking place at Mannheim on 5th and 6th March 2008.