AUSTRIA – Austrian chemical company, Borealis has strengthened its EverMinds product circular product offering with Borvida, a range of sustainable base chemicals.
The Borvida portfolio will offer base chemicals or cracker products (such as ethylene, propylene, butene and phenol) with ISCC Plus-certified sustainable content from Borealis sites in Finland, Sweden and Belgium.
The move is part of Borealis’ broader commitment to a Future-Positive Revolution, in which the unrivaled benefits of base chemicals and polymers can be enjoyed at minimal impact to the planet.
“We are committed to helping to solve the climate crisis through offering credible and sustainable solutions,” explains Thomas Van De Velde, Borealis Senior Vice President Hydrocarbons & Energy.
“With the Borvida portfolio, we’re enabling our customers to respond to the growing market demand for sustainably-produced base chemicals without compromising on quality or efficiency. With launching our Borvida portfolio, we are continuously striving towards reinventing essentials for sustainable living.”
The portfolio will initially comprise Borvida B, from non-food waste biomass, and Borvida C, from chemically-recycled waste.
In the future, the range will evolve to include Borvida A, sourced from atmospheric carbon capture.
Borvida is complementary and is the building block to a portfolio of polyolefins based on renewably-sourced second-generation feedstocks and, which offers circular polyolefins produced from mechanically- and chemically-recycled plastic waste.
Borealis produces a wide range of base chemicals for use in numerous industries based on various feedstock, such as naphtha, butane, propane and ethane.
Through its olefin units (steam cracker and propane dehydrogenation), it converts these into the building blocks of the chemical industry: ethylene, propylene and C4 hydrocarbons (butylenes, ethyl tertiary-butyl ether (ETBE) and butadiene), and C5-6 hydrocarbons (pygas, phenol) among others.
The basis of the Borvida portfolio is, a Chain of Custody model that enables sustainable content to be tracked, traced, and verified through the entire value chain, offering sustainability-assured products from feedstock to end product.
Using this model, circular alternatives can be offered in a cost-effective and environmentally-conscious way, which can be scaled up quickly without compromising on quality or efficiency.
Borvida can be used for a wide range of different polymer and chemical applications, also beyond polyolefins (PO).
Non-PO polymers, such as polycarbonates, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), super absorbant polymer (SAP) and other chemicals, are utilized for various end applications including coatings, plasticizers, adhesives, automotive, electronics, lubricants, detergents, appliances and sports equipment.
Together with key strategic partners, including Neste and Covestro, Borealis strives to provide a long-term solution in order to allow value-chain partners to meet their sustainability goals.
Borvida will enable our customers to increase the sustainability of their products, keeping them ahead of forthcoming legislative changes, and meeting their customers’ demands for climate-conscious products.
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