Life demands progress, We are re-inventing for more sustainable living

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Vienna, Austria

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Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. 

We leverage our polymers expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries. In re-inventing for more sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people and excellence as we accelerate the transformation to a circular economy and expand our geographical footprint. 

Borealis Polymers Oy in Porvoo 

Borealis Polymers is the only polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene  (PP) manufacturer in Finland and our facilities are located in Kilpilahti industrial area in Porvoo, 40 km east of Helsinki. Our cracking plant, in Kilpilahti as well, produces raw materials to the polyolefin (PE and PP) plants. Together they form a fully integrated petrochemical complex comprising altogether six plants: a cracker for the production of olefins – ethylene and propylene- and butadiene, a phenol and aromatics plant, two plants for PE (one is a Borstar® plant based on Borealis own proprietary technology), one plant for PP and one compounding unit.

Innovation Centre in Porvoo concentrates on catalyst and process research and operates two pilot plants and large laboratory. It is one of the three Borealis Innovation Centres in Europe.

Borealis in Porvoo employs more than 900 people out of which approximately 120 in the Innovation Centre activities.

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Explore the versatile operations of Borealis in Kilpilahti, Porvoo

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Discover a versatile and interesting engineer´s work in Borealis. (in Finnish)

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