Extrusion Coating

As a leading supplier of superior packaging solutions for over 50 years, our proprietary technologies such as Borstar® ensure a reliable, long-term supply of high-quality material for the industry.

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Extrusion Coating

Industrial Packaging

Product performance and functionality are crucial in the industrial coating market. This entails finding the right material properties in a technical solution that properly address the needs of the industrial coating application such as grease, moisture and temperature resistance, and improved barrier properties.

In addition to the standard autoclave low density polyethylene (LDPE), we offer a broad range of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene-based (PP) applications in the manufacture of extrusion coating products.

CT7200: our patented technological breakthrough

An LDPE produced on a high-pressure tubular reactor, CT7200 is a Borealis solution developed for extrusion coating products that will help the industry address the issue of the pending closure of autoclave plants. Our new high pressure tubular platform enables us to secure supply for the global extrusion coating market in full compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. CT7200 shares the high-quality organoleptics of currently available materials yet has numerous other advantages:

  • High zero shear viscosity contributes to improved sealing performance
  • Improved flowability enhances the adhesion to various substrates, even at lower processing temperatures
  • Reduced energy consumption (motor load) at the same output rates results in improved sustainability
  • Good optical properties
  • Low gel levels

CT7200 is ideally suited for applications involving high-volume extrusion coating of boards and papers, liquid packaging, extrusion coating and lamination of different substrates and co-extrusion in multi-structures.

A complete range of HDPE and PP products

Our HDPE grades offer the following property improvements compared to LDPE:
  • Reduced water vapour transfer rate (WVTR)
  • Temperature resistance
  • Lowered coefficient of friction (COF)
  • Stiffness
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Grease resistance
  • Source reduction
Our specialty PP grades feature:
  • High stiffness
  • Barrier to moisture vapour transmission and grease permeability
  • Clarity and surface gloss
  • Heat resistance
  • Tensile strength

A proven partner in innovation

At Borealis, we offer full solutions in PE and PP. We assist our customers in finding solutions to their problems by combining and using products from our broad and varied range. With our own pilot line to develop, screen and test new technical solutions, our partners save time and money whilst improving product performance. We are a trusted and reliable partner with a proven track record in innovation.

Rigid Packaging

Cost competitiveness and efficiency are two key drivers for rigid packaging applications. Material solutions should enable high line speeds with excellent processability whilst reducing material consumption through thin film coatings thereby supporting both sustainability and cost competitiveness. For applications such as food cartons, trays and sleeves, specific functional coating characteristics such as excellent sealing properties, resistance to grease, abrasion and heat are essential. Other specialty applications such as photo paper require smooth, flat surfaces and good printability. Finally, improving sustainability is an industry-wide trend aimed at offering more environmentally-friendly board and paper coatings.

Our technology supports a broad range of low density polyethylene (LDPE), high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene-based (PP) applications in the manufacture of extrusion coating products.

CT7200: our patented technological breakthrough

An LDPE produced on a high-pressure tubular reactor, CT7200 is a Borealis solution developed for extrusion coating products that will help the industry address the issue of the pending closure of autoclave plants. Our new high pressure tubular platform enables us to secure supply for the global extrusion coating market in full compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. CT7200 shares the high-quality organoleptics of currently available materials yet has numerous other advantages:

  • High zero shear viscosity contributes to improved sealing performance
  • Improved flowability enhances the adhesion to various substrates, even at lower processing temperatures
  • Reduced energy consumption (motor load) at the same output rates results in improved sustainability
  • Good optical properties
  • Low gel levels

CT7200 is ideally suited for applications involving high-volume extrusion coating of boards and papers, liquid packaging, extrusion coating and lamination of different substrates and co-extrusion in multi-structures.

A complete range of HDPE and PP products

Our HDPE grades offer the following property improvements compared to LDPE:
  • Reduced water vapour transmission rate (WVTR)
  • Temperature resistance
  • Lowered coefficient of friction (COF)
  • Stiffness
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Grease resistance
  • Source reduction
Our specialty PP grades feature:
  • High stiffness
  • Barrier to moisture vapour transmission and grease permeability
  • Clarity and surface gloss
  • Heat resistance
  • Tensile strength

Borealis - your partner for knowledge and expertise

As a leading supplier of superior polyolefin plastics for advanced packaging and fibre solutions for over 50 years, we understand the economics and challenges behind rigid packaging applications. Our knowledge not only covers the coating aspect, but also includes other technologies such as moulding and producing pouches. This application expertise and broad product mix enable us to develop the right solutions to address our customers' specific needs. Our own pilot line allows us to develop and screen new technical solutions in cooperation with our partners for less testing rounds and economic downtime. Furthermore our integrated solutions fulfil all relevant food, chemical and/or regulatory requirements.

Liquid Packaging

As the major player in the extrusion coating market, liquid packaging encompasses applications used for short and long shelf life products, dairy as well as non-dairy. Design, flexibility, look and feel, printability (directly on the application versus labelling) and sustainability must all be taken in to account when packaging liquids. For manufacturers, this means ensuring safety and security of supply as well as growing the market to encompass new areas of development via innovation.

Reliable supply and lasting partnerships for long-term gains

As a reliable partner providing high quality materials with ensured quality consistency, we help our customers grow in their current markets and enter into new markets. Our successful customer collaborations have yielded such innovations as our recently launched CT7200 – a LDPE homopolymer produced with high pressure tubular technology. Our speciality coating grades enable our customers to gain in the long-term by achieving technical excellence, e.g. improved functionality and sterilisation options. At the same time, improving sustainability is essential in order to offer more environmentally-friendly options for board and paper coatings.

CT7200: our patented technological breakthrough

An LDPE produced on a high-pressure tubular reactor, CT7200 is a Borealis solution developed for extrusion coating products that will help the industry address the issue of the pending closure of autoclave plants. Our new high pressure tubular platform enables us to secure supply for the global extrusion coating market in full compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. CT7200 shares the high-quality organoleptics of currently available materials yet has numerous other advantages:

  • High zero shear viscosity contributes to improved sealing performance
  • Improved flowability enhances the adhesion to various substrates, even at lower processing temperatures
  • Reduced energy consumption (motor load) at the same output rates results in improved sustainability
  • Good optical properties
  • Low gel levels

CT7200 is ideally suited for applications involving high-volume extrusion coating of boards and papers, liquid packaging, extrusion coating and lamination of different substrates and co-extrusion in multi-structures.

Providing excellence through experience

We have been a leading supplier of superior polyolefin plastics for advanced packaging and fibre solutions for over 50 years with a proven track record. Our Borealis proprietary technologies ensure the long-term supply of high-quality material for the extrusion coating industry locally as well as globally through our joint venture Borouge. Our deep application expertise and broad product mix enable us to develop the best products to address our customers' specific needs. We create and optimise solutions on our own pilot line, even offering a full Borealis solution, in order to provide our customer with the confidence that our knowledge and expertise will benefit them in the short- and long-term.

Flexible Packaging

Success in today's flexible packaging industry lies in innovation. Front runners in the market must continuously innovate and explore new opportunities to remain at the top of their industry and bring value to their end customers whilst providing safe and pure products. Some of today's major challenges can be solved with extrusion lamination. In this instance, Borealis is the perfect partner – knowledgeable, trustworthy and innovative.

An innovative partner with development capabilities

At Borealis, we provide speciality products that allow our customers to focus on differentiating themselves from their competitors and/or other materials. New ideas and novel applications are essential to remain an industry leader and game changer as is the growing requirement for sustainable packaging. We are a partner that recognises the huge impact of social responsibility. Our aim is to provide the safest, most economic and user friendly packaging for food and beverages.

Trust in knowledge

We have been proactive for over 50 years in the advanced packaging and fibre industry including introducing the first pilot line in all of Europe. We are able to offer the superior technical expertise to support our customers with new products and ideas for applications. Not only do we provide product reliability and performance along the entire value chain, but we offer it around the world. Our broad product range of low and high density polypropylene products provides the opportunity to tailor-make customer solutions on our pilot line thereby providing answers to problems such as the need for heat, abrasion and grease resistance, in addition to the need for increased barrier properties and improving processability and/or heat sealing.

Reliable supply of high-quality application solutions

We have been a leading supplier of superior polyolefin plastics for advanced packaging and fibre solutions for over 50 years. With our knowledge and pilot line, we enable our customers to immediately put a proven and tested concept on their lines - a concept that has been optimised to meet the specific needs and the specific line of the customer at hand. We ensure that our product, which fulfils all relevant food, chemical and/or regulatory requirements, is the very best for each individual customer so they succeed in their target market with the right solution at the right time.