Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers.

With headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Borealis currently employs around 6,400 and operates in over 120 countries. It generated EUR 8.1 billion in sales revenue in 2013. The International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of Abu Dhabi owns 64% of the company, with the remaining 36% owned by OMV, the leading energy group in the European growth belt. Borealis provides services and products to customers around the world in collaboration with Borouge, a joint venture with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

Borealis and Borouge aim to proactively benefit society by taking on real societal challenges and offering real solutions. Both companies are committed to the principles of Responsible Care®, an initiative to improve safety performance within the chemical industry, and contribute to solve the world's water and sanitation challenges through product innovation and their Water for the World™ programme.

The polyolefins manufactured by Borealis form the basis of many plastics products which have become indispensable in daily life. Borealis works closely with its customers and industry partners to provide innovative and value-creating plastics solutions that make end products safer, lighter, more affordable and adaptable. The areas of application are broad and diverse. At Borealis, these application segments are called Engineering Applications, Energy & Infrastructure, and Advanced Packaging & Fibre. In addition in New Business Development, Borealis explores the future potential of novel polyolefin products and applications.

The main task of Borealis is defining the requirements, the development and characterisation of light-weight polymers and foamable nanoparticle synthesis.


Borealis Polyolefine GmbH,

St. Peter Straße 25,

4021 Linz, Austria