Borealis is a leading European plastomers supplier and innovator. Building on our proprietary technologies and exciting brands such as Queo™, we provide reliable solutions with added value.Download plastomers brochure
The diverse and varying requirements of the specialty film, moulding and extrusion coating industries require polyethylene (PE) solutions that are able to deliver the highest quality, reliability and versatility. Thanks to the added advantage of supply security and reliability we offer, our partners in industry have come to rely on the real advantages offered by our Stamylex family of polyethylenes for a variety of applications, including surface protection films, tie resin manufacturing, and healthcare.
The Stamylex trade name refers to a family of high quality linear PEs spanning the range from high density polyethylene (HDPE) to very low density polyethylene (VLDPE). Our grade slate includes 1-octene, 1-butene and propylene copolymers, manufactured using a high performance Ziegler Natta catalyst in Borealis' versatile Compact® solution polymerisation process. Stamylex polyethylenes exhibit superior mechanical and processing characteristics and have a long-established reputation as specialty polyethylenes of the highest quality and consistency. The flexible manufacturing process results in a broad product range which is used in a variety of specialty film, moulding and extrusion coating applications.
Stamylex blown and cast film grades cover a density range from specialty VLDPE sealing polymers (910 kg/m3) to high stiffness homopolymers (960 kg/m3). Due to the solution process and the characteristics of the octene copolymer, our grades exhibit:
With over two decades of in-house experience, we are a leading European supplier and top innovator when it comes to plastomers. Building on our proprietary Compact solution technology, we offer a broad and highly versatile range of solutions with built-in added value. In line with our stated mission to "Keep Discovering," we continue to expand our range of plastomers in order to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our partners in the specialty film, moulding and extrusion coating industries.
Plastomers markets around the world are exhibiting robust growth. Demand continues to rise for polymer solutions fulfilling sophisticated sealing, flexibility, compatibility and processability requirements in consumer products and packaging. At Borealis Plastomers, we work together with our customers to develop and expand our already wide range of applications. Best-in-class sealing performance in multilayer advanced flexible packaging and sound deadening panels for the automotive industry are just two examples of our experts' impressive track record in creating value for our partners through innovation.
Derived from the Latin "I can", the name Queo™ symbolises the key strength of this brand as an enabler. Queo products are a range of low density ethylene copolymers made possible by combining metallocene catalyst technology with the Compact solution polymerisation process. The comonomer used by Borealis Plastomers is octene. Queo plastomers are extending the properties of classic thermoplastic products towards the elastomeric properties of rubbers, while targeting a density between 860 and 915. Typical applications include:
Our metallocene catalyst technology affords a highly efficient and consistent incorporation of octene comonomer into a polyethylene backbone. This results in low density and ensures precisely defined polymers with a range of unique performance attributes:
As an innovative and reliable provider of plastomers solutions, we have further consolidated our leading European market position with our two main plastomers product families, Queo and Stamylex. The unique combination of attributes offered by Queo plastomers makes it possible to improve your existing product offer, reduce costs, and expand into new end uses and markets. Queo plastomers add value to a wide range of film, extrusion and moulding applications. In many applications, our Queo plastomer attributes have been demonstrated to actually exceed the requirements. As a result, Queo plastomers are extensively used as blend partner, offering the opportunity to tailor the performance to cost balance of finished articles.