Borealis Polyolefine

  • Organisationsart: GmbH
  • Fokus: Polyolefine: Autoinnenraum, Trinkwasserrohre, Lebensmittelverpackungen
  • Aktivitäten im Bereich Sensorik: Qualitätskontrolle, Produktentwicklung, Problemlösung


DI Dr. Alexander Standler
St.-Peter-Str. 25, 4021 Linz

Tel.: 0043-732-6981-5871
Fax: 0043-732-6981-5117



With more than 50 years of experience in polyolefins and using our unique Borstar® technology, we focus on providing plastic materials to the infrastructure, automotive and advanced packaging markets across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Our production facilities, innovation centres and service centres work with customers in more than 120 countries to provide materials that make an essential contribution to society and sustainable development. In addition, Borealis offers a wide range of base chemicals from melamine and plant nutrients to phenol and acetone. We are a leading provider of chemical and plastics solutions and committed to the principles of Responsible Care®. Borealis employs 5,200 employees worldwide.

Our polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) products continue to enhance society and address challenges such as providing clean drinking water and sanitation to millions of people around the globe and safe, light, energy-saving components for cars. We live by our four values of Responsible, Respect, Exceed and Nimblicity™ – a value we created as an expression of what makes us different.

Sensory analysis of polymers
Sensory analysis of materials used for drinking water pipes is performed by small panels in quality control laboratories in the producing plants. A larger panel of ~30 persons is situated in the innovation headquarter in Linz. The main focus here are odour measurements for indoor automotive materials. An area of growing interest are the sensory properties of food packaging materials.

Feedstocks and olefins
As an integrated polyolefins company, Borealis ensures a secure, cost-efficient supply of hydrocarbon feedstocks for our crackers, and olefins for our PE and PP plants.
Borealis purchases basic feedstocks from the oil and gas industries and converts these into ethylene and propylene through its olefin units. These feedstocks include naphtha, butane, propane and ethane.
Our steam crackers in Finland, Sweden, and Abu Dhabi (joint venture with ADNOC) produce both ethylene and propylene, while propylene is also produced in a propane dehydrogenation plant in Belgium. The balance of our olefin needs is sourced primarily from one of our owners, OMV. We also sell a variety of co-products from the cracking process.

Melamine and plant nutrients
Melamine is produced at Borealis’ facilities in Piesteritz, Germany, and in Linz, Austria, while plant nutrients are produced in Linz. The company is currently the melamine market leader in Europe and a leading provider of plant nutrients in the Danube region.

Innovation plays a central role in Borealis’ strategy of creating and delivering value to customers. Borealis’ polymer research and product development focuses on high-performance, cost-effective, differentiated polymers. Approximately 10% of our workforce makes up our technology organisation at the Innovation Headquarters in Linz, Austria, and two Innovation Centres in Finland and Sweden, which act to minimise the time to market for new products.

Approximately 30% percent of Borealis’ research and development budget is dedicated to reaching far beyond the customers’ current challenges to tomorrow’s solutions. Borstar technology is revolutionising the scope of plastics solutions possible today and in the future.