Norner establishes company to spur new tech commercialization


Plastics R&D service provider Norner AS has branched out with a new business unit, called Norner Verdandi AS, to develop businesses based on technology and knowledge present within Norner or from other companies. Examples of these are plastics based on CO2 and the reduction of odor in the recycling of plastics.

"Verdandi will transform good ideas into profitable business through close cooperation with Norner their research communities, international customers and other contacts", explained Tine Rørvik, CEO of Norner AS (Stadhelle, Norway).

Running the new business unit is Per Arne Sørlien, who was director of business development and CEO at sustainable wood technology company Kebony. "Norner is a dynamic and exciting environment with internationally recognized expertise which it is inspiring to be part of. In this environment there are a number of technologies that have great potential to build on within Norner Verdandi," says Per Arne Sørlien.