Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Borealis boosts step change in innovation
Borealis boosts step change in innovation
11
Sep '08
Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, announces a significant breakthrough in its on-going strategy to accelerate product development and advance its step change innovation programme.

The successful completion of laboratory reactors for polypropylene (PP) polymerization at Borealis' Innovation Headquarters in Linz, Austria, heralds a new approach to the use of bench-scale reactors to accurately mimic a continuous pilot or plant process.

This will result in faster product evaluations and the opportunity to bring innovations to the market more quickly at a substantially lower development cost.

The first polymerization was carried out in a laboratory PP reactor capable of mimicking Borealis' proprietary Borstar technology. The polymerization showed excellent activity, process stability and polymer morphology.

The reactors will provide a reliable tool for accelerated product development in close co-operation with experts in catalysis, process and polymer design, various business units, pilot, plant and asset management.

Key end-use markets for Borealis' pioneering PP grades set to benefit from this investment include applications in infrastructure, automotive and advanced packaging.

Construction of the reactors and an accompanying gas purification system and supply station was completed according to highest safety standards within only four months without a single safety incident.

The EUR 5.5 million investment reflects the company's decision to develop Linz as the headquarters for its international research and development activities.

“Considering the technical and organizational complexity of the overall project, the successful start-up of both reactors from the very first experiment is a significant breakthrough achievement” says Alexander Krajete, Borealis Polymerization Expert and Project Manager of the PP investment.

“This valuable research tool complements our new Parallel Pressure Reactor (PPR) catalyst research facility in Finland, opening up new opportunities for Borealis to respond more quickly and efficiently to the needs of our customers,” comments Alfred Stern, Borealis Vice President for Innovation and Technology. “We are looking forward to exploring the full potential of this research system across our business teams”.

Borealis A/S

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Apr 2017

Boohoo's revenue increases 51% to reach £294.6 mn

Fashion e-commerce marketplace Boohoo has recorded a 51 per cent...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Apr 2017

Amazon catching up with Flipkart in India: RedSeer

Online marketplace Amazon India has caught up with its biggest rival...

Textiles | On 27th Apr 2017

Seven new organisations join ZDHC Programme

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme from...

Interviews View All

Amrit Sethia
SOIE

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search