A polyolefins solutions provider has opened a new catalyst plant in Linz, creating 35 jobs in the process.
Borealis invested 100 million euros in the construction of the facility, which will produce chemical substances using their Sirius catalyst technology.
It is said the new plant will strengthen Borealis’ position along the entire plastics value chain: from research and development into and production of own catalysts, to application-oriented development of end products.
The new plant is at the core of Borealis’ growth strategy within its polyolefins business segment.
“With this new facility and investment, Borealis is definitively establishing Linz as a research centre for plastics in Europe,” said Gerhard Roiss, CEO of OMV, one of Borealis’ owners.
“The decision in favour of Linz was made on the basis of a pan-European competition for this location,” Roiss added.