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Borealis to close HDPE production facility in Beringen

October 08/2009
October, 8 ( -- Europes second largest polyolefin producer Borealis is planning to close its 220,000 t/y HDPE line in Beringen / Belgium. A company spokesperson confirmed that Borealis is in negotiations with the Belgian trade unions. The shutdown will affect 109 of the sites roughly 430 jobs.

Because negotiations are ongoing, the company declined to comment on the planned shutdown date or on market rumours that the facility will be taken out of service in 2010. In addition to the HDPE facility, Borealis operates two PP lines and a compounding plant with total capacity of 365,000 t/y in Beringen.



       MRC Reference

Borealis. The share in the Russian market in 2008:

 polyethylene - 4.1% (including HDPE - 4.7%, LLDPE 8.7%);
 polypropylene 3.2% (PP-impact - 7.5%).


Annual sales growth in Russia over the last 5 years:
 polyethylene - 11%;
 polypropylene 6%.


Leader in polymers processing technologies:
 extrusion coating;
 cable extrusion;
 injection molding.

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