New Borealis plastomers unit enters growing market with new name, range

Linz, Austria—Three months after its acquisition of DEXPlastomers, a 50:50 joint venture between Royal DSM and ExxonMobil Chemical, Borealis detailed its plans for the C8 specialty plastomer, including a new brand and market scope.

In a pre-K press conference at the company's Linz, Austria headquarters, Borealis' Jane Toogood said the company will extend the applications for the product across a wider range of polyethylene densities, going from .86 to .96, pushing it into stickier, tackier resins.

"The next step is to broaden the product range, and further complement current offerings," Toogood said. Prior to the Borealis acquisition, the business operated in a specific density range, with Borealis to move into a broader slate of PE densities. "This should give new opportunities and new ideas for us," Toogood said....

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