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Vienna, Austria, 2013/10/16 - Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces the launch of a new low density polyethylene (LDPE) homopolymer produced with high pressure tubular technology - BorealisGroup.com. Borealis
A patented Borealis innovation, CT7200 is a major technological breakthrough that ensures the sustainable and long-term supply of material for the extrusion coating industry.
As a solution developed by Borealis for extrusion coating products, CT7200 will help the industry address the issue of end-of-life autoclave plants. With the foreseen and expected closure of several autoclave plants in the market in the coming years, the extrusion coating industry needs a new production platform to produce products that match the performance and quality of today's autoclave LDPE products. CT7200 represents exactly this continued high quality and performance while at the same time ensuring the reliable and sustainable source of supply essential to future growth of the industry. The new Borealis high pressure tubular platform enables Borealis and its joint venture Borouge to secure supply for the global extrusion coating market in full compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.
Commercial launch of CT7200 during K Fair 2013
An LDPE produced on a high-pressure tubular reactor, the new CT7200 shares the high-quality organoleptics of current materials yet has numerous other advantages:
• High zero shear viscosity contributes to improved sealing performance;
• Improved flowability enhances the adhesion to various substrates, even at lower processing temperatures;
• Reduced energy consumption (motor load) at the same output rates, enabled by high shear thinning, results in improved sustainability.
Good optical properties and low gel level further broaden the possibilities to use this product in various flexible packaging applications. CT7200 is ideally suited for applications involving high-volume extrusion coating of boards and papers, liquid packaging, extrusion coating and lamination of different substrates and co-extrusion in multi-structures.
Developed on Borealis' own pilot line, CT7200 was extensively screened and tested in collaboration with key industry partners on both laboratory and industrial scales. "The launch of CT7200 is another example of how Borealis and its partners can all benefit from working together to find new solutions to industry challenges," says Russell Tew, Borealis Advanced Packaging & Fibre Marketing Manager. “Given that the commercial launch of CT7200 takes place at the time of the K Fair, we would welcome the opportunity to meet in Düsseldorf with converters and other industry partners interested in discovering firsthand the benefits of CT7200 and other Borealis polyethylene innovations currently in the pipeline."
Learn more about CT7200 at the Borealis stand at the K Fair 2013 trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, Hall 6, Stand A43, from October 16-23, 2013.
About Borealis Advanced Packaging & Fibre
For over 50 years, Borealis has been a leading supplier of superior polyolefin plastics for advanced packaging and fibre solutions. Thanks to its unique and proprietary technologies as well as its deep understanding of customer needs and market demands, Borealis provides a large portfolio of innovative products and services which create real value for clients and partners in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The unique Borstar® technology supports a broad field of applications in the manufacture of film, fibre, coating and thermoforming products. The unique Borstar® and BNT (Borealis Borstar Nucleation Technology) technologies also support a wide range of polyolefin applications in injection and blow moulding processing and drive innovation in packaging for bottles, caps and closures, thin wall packaging, transport packaging and houseware articles. Borstar® technology supports a broad field of applications in the manufacture of film, fibre, coating and thermoforming products.
Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. With headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Borealis currently employs around 6,200 and operates in over 120 countries. It generated EUR 7.5 billion in sales revenue in 2012. The International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of Abu Dhabi owns 64% of the company, with the remaining 36% owned by OMV, the leading energy group in the European growth belt. Borealis provides services and products to customers around the world in collaboration with Borouge, a joint venture with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
Building on the unique Borstar® and Borlink™ technologies and 50 years of experience in polyolefins, Borealis and Borouge support key industries including infrastructure, automotive and advanced packaging. The Borouge plant expansion in Abu Dhabi will be fully operational by mid-2014 with a total annual capacity of 4.5 million tonnes. After this Borealis and Borouge will have approximately 8 million tonnes of polyolefin capacity.
Borealis offers a wide range of base chemicals, including melamine, phenol, acetone, ethylene and propylene servicing a wide range of industries. Together with Borouge the two companies will produce approximately 6 million tonnes of Base Chemicals in 2014.
Borealis also creates real value for the agricultural industry with a large portfolio of fertilizers. The company distributes approximately 2.1 million tonnes per year. This volume will increase to around 5 million tonnes by the end of 2014.
Borealis and Borouge aim to proactively benefit society by taking on real societal challenges and offering real solutions. Both companies are committed to the principles of Responsible Care®, an initiative to improve safety performance within the chemical industry, and contribute to solve the world's water and sanitation challenges through product innovation and their Water for the World™ programme.
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