Innovation Capabilities

Combining state-of-the-art facilities with foresighted thinking


Borealis is active in innovation along the entire value chain from hydrocarbons, through catalyst and polymerisation processes to product and application development in polyolefins. In recent years, this has been expanded to include capabilities in the fields of recycling technologies and product and application design for recycling to put Borealis on the forefront of creating a circular PO economy.

Borealis also produces high quality fertilizers across several locations in Europe and is engaged in innovation related to ammonia, ammonium nitrate, nitric acid, urea, fertilizer compositions and exploring digital farming and sustainable fertilizer applications.

The Borealis innovation community is composed of international professionals and a wide range of capabilities concentrated in three main European Innovation Centres:

  • Innovation Headquarters Linz (Austria)
  • Innovation Centre Porvoo (Finland)
  • Innovation Centre Stenungsund (Sweden)

In addition, Borealis also has pilot plant facilities in Schwechat, Austria, and Porvoo, Finland. Borouge, Borealis' joint venture with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, has its own Innovation Centre strategically located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The focus at each Innovation Centre is different, allowing for dedicated efforts in R&D, technical service, product management, marketing, and business support. The Innovation Centres also serve as focal points for open innovation activities and value chain collaboration.

Value Creation through Innovation

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