Plastomers

Borealis is a leading European plastomers and
elastomers supplier and innovator. Building on
our proprietary Borceed™ technology and
exciting brands such as Queo™, we provide
reliable solutions with added value.

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Enabling innovation with plastomers and elastomers

Queo™ is a range of multitalented polyolefin plastomers and elastomers that bridge the performance gap between conventional plastics such as polyethylene (PE) and conventional elastomers like ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM).

Plastomers markets around the world are exhibiting robust growth. Demand continues to rise for polymer solutions fulfilling sophisticated sealing, flexibility, compatibility and processability requirements. At Borealis Plastomers, we work together with our customers to develop new solutions and expand the wide range of applications that benefit from the unique characteristics of our Queo™ products. Produced using proprietary Borceed™ technology, Queo plastomers and elastomers combine many of the physical properties of a rubber with the processing advantages of a thermoplastic material.

Queo™ is multitalented

Our metallocene catalyst technology affords a highly efficient and consistent incorporation of octene comonomer into a polyethylene backbone. This results in

  • very low densities
  • low melting points
  • reduced crystallinity
  • improved flexibility and
  • low temperature impact performance.


Image: Comparison of select properties of polyolefin elastomers and plastomers. © Borealis.

Queo™ are tailored polymers with a range of unique performance attributes

  • Flexible: Queo™ has a highly amorphous structure, resulting in outstanding flexibility, good optical properties and very low temperature impact resistance.
  • Tough: A narrow molecular weight distribution and uniform comonomer incorporation make Queo exceptionally tough.
  • Competent: Queo offers best-in-class sealing performance with lower peak melting points, narrow melting ranges and excellent seal through contamination.
  • Team player: Queo is highly compatible with other polyolefins, allowing tailor-made blends to meet specific requirements.

Queo plastomers and elastomers: together we can

As an innovative and reliable provider of plastomers and elastomer solutions, our dedicated team of sales marketing and technical service is fully committed to working with you to improve your existing product offer, reduce costs, and expand into new end uses and markets. Queo plastomers and elastomers add value to a wide range of film, extrusion and moulding applications.

Interested in learning more about Queo™? Please visit us at www.whoisqueo.com for more information on our products, applications and proprietary Borceed™ technology.