We work closely with our partners in the industry to discover new and enhanced rigid packaging solutions based on our proprietary Borstar® Nucleation Technology.Download Rigid Packaging Brochure
Our customers and value chain members benefit from excellent material performance and advantages including cost effective processing, down gauging possibilities and quality assurances for a broad range of material applications.
Our materials, based on Borstar® and BNT, make it possible to combine the three critical requirements of high flowability, good mechanical properties and in the case of random copolymers, high transparency. We are one of few companies offering a full product portfolio for the thin wall packaging market; organoleptic high flow blocks (MFRs up to 100), organoleptic and transparent high flow randoms (BorPure™ grades) and also specialties, e.g. transparent material with good low temperature impact (Borpact™ SH950MO) for ice cream packaging.
Borealis works closely with value chain members to enable down gauging and increase productivity. For example, high flow materials with BNT can create a cycle time reduction of up to 20% for the convertor, depending on the part and application, resulting in energy and cost savings. Our customers have been able to down gauge their design due to the higher flow and improved mechanical performance in several instances.
The caps and closures industry is rapidly evolving and must accommodate the demands and needs of converters, brand owners, and end consumers. Converters require materials which enable energy savings and cost reduction in production; are easy to process and offer good material flowability; deliver consistent and reliable quality; and provide excellent performance at the filling line. When adding brand owners and end consumers to the equation, demands increase even more: packaging must ensure the optimal balance of product differentiation, organoleptics, security of contents and user convenience with a focus on delivering sustainable and lightweight solutions.
Borealis provides a range of specialised products for both standardised and customised caps and closures. Our focus on product development brings enhanced advantages and benefits to the entire value chain. Our polymer design capabilities and exclusive technologies, such as Borealis Nucleation Technology (BNT) and Borstar® multimodal technology, allow us to offer high quality polypropylene (PP) products that meet the needs of this complex sector. Furthermore, our BorPure™ high density polyethylene (HDPE) grades deliver high processability in combination with excellent organoleptics and outstanding production economy. Our BorPure HDPE grades are the Borstar family of multimodal organoleptic HDPE materials dedicated to caps and closures for carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, juices and teas.
Our Borealis Nucleation Technology provides significant, value-adding advantages in PP:
The Borealis BorPure family of HDPE organoleptic grades, designed on our Borstar multimodal technological platform and dedicated for the beverage closures industry, has been recently further upgraded with the addition of a new advanced grade, BorPure™ MB5568. Thanks to its enhanced Borstar polymer design, BorPure™ MB5568 is an excellent platform for further lightweighting without compromising material performance properties. It has the following advantages:
Borealis is a leading supplier of innovative solutions for the caps and closures industry. Our customer-driven approach to innovation coupled with our polymer design capabilities and exclusive technologies allow us to offer timely, value-creating products for the complete value chain in a sustainable way.
Lightweight and robust plastics can help make packaging forms such as bottles more consumer friendly than traditional materials like glass and aluminium. Yet the material demands posed by manufacturers and consumers alike are varied and complex. Converters require highly reliable and cost-efficient materials which can be used with a variety of production techniques, including extrusion blow moulding (EBM), injection blow moulding (IBM) and injection stretch blow moulding (ISBM). Materials must:
Manufacturers, brand owners and consumers also demand excellent organoleptic properties.
Borealis offers polyolefins for packaging solutions produced through blow moulding processing techniques. Our range consists of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) grades for blow moulding applications. These materials can be used to produce bottles or bottle-like containers for wide-ranging applications. We deliver advanced solutions to fulfil today's sophisticated market demands, but offer additional benefits as well. Because they are made from recyclable polyolefins, our plastic materials for bottles are more environmentally friendly. Thanks to downgauging, plastic bottles have become lighter while maintaining durability and strength.
Borealis offers materials based on our own Borstar® multimodal technology which allows for the tailoring of polyolefin molecular structure to meet specific customer demands. Borstar is the only existing advanced technology designed for PE and PP which offers such a high level of process and product tailoring. Its polymers exhibit good flowability as well as the ideal balance between good mechanical properties and processability, and chemical stiffness and resistance. For converters utilising EBM, IBM and ISBM techniques, our PP materials for bottles offer:
For over 50 years, Borealis has been a leading supplier of superior polyolefin plastics for advanced packaging and fibre solutions. Thanks to our unique and proprietary technologies and our deep understanding of customer needs and market demands, we provide a portfolio of advanced products and services which create real value for clients and partners.
The thermoforming industry continues to show steady growth. Around 90% of the total market in thermoformed products is made up by rigid packaging forms for food, including cups and trays for fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat and fish products, and the increasingly popular ready-to-eat convenience items. Packaging techniques such as modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) help lock in freshness and extend shelf life. Microwavable trays make life more convenient for today's consumers.
Borealis offers a broad product portfolio of homopolymers, heterophasic and random copolymers that can be used in a variety of applications.
Our full range of PP products for thermoforming offers advantages such as product consistency, a good balance of mechanical properties in terms of stiffness/impact and excellent processing behaviour in terms of extrusion/thermoformability which enables lightweighting along with even thickness distribution.
By using our thermoforming solutions, our industry partners are better able to address sustainability needs not only by the downgauging and lightweighting potential offered by our solutions, but also by substituting other rigid packaging materials by thermoforming.
Returnable Transport Packaging (RTP) involves packaging solutions used for the transport of goods that are designed for reuse within a supply chain. Typical RTP items include bins, boxes, trays, pallets, crates and more. Widespread industry acceptance of RTP solutions has spread from the automotive to other sectors, including food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics and more. For both manufacturers and businesses, switching from traditional packaging forms to RTP can help achieve cost savings. What is more, using RTP satisfies demand for increased environmental sustainability, as reusable solutions mean less waste. Finally, RTP solutions are often easier and safer to handle in transit and storage, thus contributing to overall employee safety.
Borealis supplies a range of polypropylene (PP) grades for injection moulding (IM) techniques which fulfil the most important criterion for RTP: durability. Plastic materials need to be able to withstand handling and stacking during transportation and storage. On the shelf, they must be resistant to wear and tear and retain their visual appeal when used as point-of-sale displays. Thanks to our proprietary Borstar® technology and Borealis Nucleation Technology (BNT), we have optimised our grades to meet such market demands.
Grades manufactured with BNT exhibit a highly uniform crystalline structure during cooling, rapid solidification for earlier demoulding, and higher output in the IM process. RTP items manufactured using BNT offer the following advantages for the value chain:
For over 50 years, Borealis has been a leading supplier of advanced polyolefin plastics for advanced packaging and fibre solutions. Our unique Borstar® and BNT technologies support a wide range of polyolefin applications in transport packaging. With our optimised grades for the packaging industry, we continue to supply cost efficient, durable and environmentally sustainable materials to our value chain partners.
Our partners and customers along the entire value chain benefit from cost effective processing of materials. Borealis works closely with its partners to find novel applications for safe and convenient items, including food storage containers, toys and household storage boxes.
Borealis works closely with our partners and customers to add value and reduce costs. Depending on the product and application, high flow materials up to MFR 100 combining our proprietary Borstar® and BNT technologies can in fact help achieve cycle time savings of up to 20%. Such savings benefit the entire value chain and make our lives as end users of housewares more enjoyable.