In their efforts to decarbonise and reach their sustainability targets, many industry sectors are seeking safe and cost-efficient alternatives for plastics made using fossil-based feedstock. Grades in the Bornewables portfolio are often the ideal replacement solution.
Using renewable Neste RE™ feedstock derived for this collaboration solely from vegetable oil origin waste and residue streams, the Bornewables are produced according to the mass balance model which enables circular polyolefins to be tracked, traced, and verified throughout the entire value chain. Upstream partner Neste supplies Neste RE™ feedstock consisting of renewable propane to Borealis for dehydrogenation.
It is first converted to renewable propylene, then to renewable PP at Borealis' own ISCC PLUS certified production facilities in Belgium. As a drop-in solution on the production line, the Bornewables are commercially available in Europe and are suitable for use in a wide range of applications, including food packaging. "In line with our EverMinds™ initiatives to work with partners along the value chain to accelerate action on circularity, we strive to offer innovative and circular material solutions that help our partners and customers attain their own ambitious climate and sustainability targets – with this, we re-invent essentials for sustainable living," says Peter Voortmans, Borealis Global Commercial Director Consumer Products.“
The collaboration with Neste and MAM is a prime example of how upstream and downstream partners can come together to accelerate plastics circularity. "The MAM Original Pure soothers show how renewable feedstock such as Neste RE™ has become a viable alternative to conventional fossil feedstock even in sensitive applications,” says Maria Carcolé, Neste Head of Brand Owner Management from Renewable Polymers & Chemicals business unit. “We are happy to contribute to new products with significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions while helping maintain product safety and performance at the highest level."
"After nearly a decade of intensive research and as a next milestone in our sustainability efforts, we are now very proud to launch our MAM Original Pure soother range made of renewably-sourced raw materials. The new product range is made for the healthy growth of babies and contributes to sustainable development that secures the future of our planet," says Peter Röhrig, CEO and Founder of MAM.
Visit Borealis and Borouge at K 2022 in Hall 6 / Stand A43, where the MAM Original Pure soother and packaging will be on display.