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Borealis introduces Stelora™ – a new class of sustainable engineering polymer, developed in close cooperation with TOPAS Advanced Polymers

Stelora™ is the outcome of an exclusive collaboration between TOPAS Advanced Polymers and Borealis, combining the benefits of cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) with polypropylene (PP). The brand-new, state-of-the-art ethylene-propylene-norbornene (EPN) material solution is suitable for a wide range of technically advanced applications for which engineering polymers are used today.

Stelora is produced from renewable feedstock, marking a significant step on the path to a circular economy and offering a cost and energy-efficient alternative to replace conventional engineering polymers, while meeting the high temperature requirements necessary for the new generation of energy-saving power semiconductors for invertors.

The first commercial application of Stelora is within a high-heat-resistant capacitor film. The step change in heat resistance capability will support the transition to renewable energy and E-Mobility. 

For more information about Stelora, please click here

See full press release.

May 4th, 2023

About Borealis:

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.

With head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs 6,900 employees and operates in over 120 countries. In 2020, Borealis generated EUR 6.8 billion in sales revenue and a net profit of EUR 589 million. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of Borealis, while the remaining 25% is owned by a holding company of the Abu-Dhabi based Mubadala. We supply services and products to customers around the globe through Borealis and two important joint ventures: Borouge (with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, based in UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US).

Press Contact: 

Borealis Group Media Desk

+43 1 22 400 899 (Vienna, Austria)

About TOPAS Advanced Polymers and Polyplastics

TOPAS Advanced Polymers is the world’s leading maker of COC (cyclic olefin copolymer), a glass-clear and extremely pure plastic for healthcare, optics, packaging, and electronics applications. From insulin delivery, to food contact films, to tablet and smartphone components, TOPAS® COC is the high performance material of choice. The broad global regulatory compliance of TOPAS COC can make your next development a simpler task. 

TOPAS Advanced Polymers is a business of Polyplastics Co., Ltd., a global leader in the development and production of engineering thermoplastic solutions. Along with COC, the company’s broad product portfolio includes POM, PPS, PBT, and LCP plastics. The company has the largest global market share of POM, LCP and COC. With more than 50 years of experience, the company is backed by a strong global network of R&D, production, and sales resources capable of creating advanced solutions for an ever-changing global marketplace.

TOPAS® is a registered trademark of TOPAS Advanced Polymers GmbH in Germany, the United States, and other countries for its family of cyclic olefin copolymer resins.

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