Produced using proprietary Borceed™ technology, Queo products bridge the performance gap between conventional plastics such as polyethylene (PE) and conventional elastomers like ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). Applications include automotive, flexible and rigid packaging, housewares, and wire and cables. "The Bornewables line of Queo is a value-add solution that will enable Borealis' customers to continue to benefit from Queo's unmatched sealability, flexibility, compatibility and processability properties, while also meeting their sustainability goals," says Britta Warnke, Borealis Vice President Commercial, Advanced Products and Mobility.
The Bornewables line of Queo products is ISCC PLUS certified based on a mass balance approach, a chain of custody model that makes it possible to track, trace and verify sustainable content from feedback through to finished product. Bornewables feedstock is derived solely from waste and residue streams: from vegetable oil products as well as oil waste and residues – for instance, used cooking oil. The use of renewable feedstock is a key component of Borealis' Circular Cascade approach, which illustrates how the company aims to lead the transformation of the plastics industry from linear to circular production.