The Bornewables grades are ISCC PLUS certified polyolefins (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) produced according to the mass balance model in which fossil-based feedstocks can be replaced by identical volumes of more sustainable ones. Using the Bornewables – which are made using renewable feedstock derived solely from waste and residue streams not fit for human consumption – reduces the carbon footprint of the end product.
"As accelerators for plastics circularity, we appreciate how important it is for the furniture industry to have a range of renewable-based and recycled material solutions in order to lower their own carbon footprint," says John Webster, Borealis Global Commercial Director Infrastructure. "We believe that leveraging our polymers expertise and collaborating with trusted partners like REHAU is the best way to re-invent essentials for sustainable living."
"The home furnishing sector is keen to find new ways to enhance the circularity of everyday products, but maintaining top product quality and longevity is essential," explains Daniel Elfe-Degel, Manager Product Management Edgebands and Sustainability Officer at REHAU Industrial Solutions Division. "Borealis has long been a reliable and trusted partner. We are glad to have enhanced the sustainability of our product portfolio through the use of a more circular material solution."