Borealis to establish recyclate-based polyolefins compounding line in Belgium

Borealis announces the installation of a semi-commercial demonstration recyclate-based polyolefins (rPO) compounding line in Beringen, Belgium. Set for construction during 2024, it is expected to be fully operational in the first half of 2025.

The state-of-the-art line will use Borealis’ proprietary technology to transform mechanically recycled post-consumer waste into high-quality rigid polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) materials. Capable of processing a broad range of recyclate flakes from both PP and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) waste sources, the new line is intended to offer versatility and flexibility.

As a semi-commercial demonstration line, it is claimed to showcase the power of Borcycle M technology to produce mechanically recycled solutions that meet the rigorous and varied demands of high-performance applications in industries including mobility, consumer products, appliances, and energy. In doing so, the line will support Borealis’ customers to integrate value-added recycled plastics into their product lines.

The investment will expand Borealis’ overall recyclate processing and compounding capacity. It will also provide operational experience and technological insight into recyclate processing.

This move complements Borealis’ recent acquisitions of and is evidence of its commitment to accelerate the transformation to a circular economy for plastics, says the company.

Visit Borealis