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Borealis, a provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has fully acquired the German plastics recyclers mtm plastics GmbH and mtm compact GmbH.

Based in Niedergebra, Germany, mtm plastics GmbH is regarded as a technology leader in the recycling of mixed post-consumer plastic waste and as one of Europe’s largest producers of post-consumer polyolefin recyclates.

The sister companies mtm plastics GmbH and mtm compact GmbH will become members of the Borealis Group. The two managing directors will remain in their roles to ensure business continuity.

As an industry leader, Borealis is committed to the principles of a circular economy and embraces polyolefins recycling as a strategic part of the business. Over the last years, Borealis has been actively advancing its recycling and sustainability efforts, including:

•Daplen™ post-consumer recycling (PCR) solutions, innovative high-quality PCR compounds for automotive applications.
•Design for recycling efforts, such as the full polyethylene (PE) laminate to replace non-recyclable multilayer packaging and Daploy™ high-melt-strength  polypropylene for improved recyclability.

Published in the August 2016 Edition of American Recycler News