October 07, 2021

Dutch PPE Solutions reduces climate impact of meltblown fibres production by using Borealis Bornewables™

Borealis is providing Dutch PPE Solutions with renewable PP from its Bornewables™ range of circular polyolefins, supporting them in reducing the climate impact of meltblown production.

  • Filter material made using Borealis Bornewables™ polypropylene (PP) meltblown fibres
  • Dutch PPE Solutions, a joint venture of VDL Groep and Royal DSM, has been able to produce carbon neutral meltblown fabric
  • Bornewables PP is made from bio-based feedstock derived entirely from waste and residue streams and has ISCC PLUS certification

Borealis is providing Dutch PPE Solutions with renewable PP from its Bornewables™ range of circular polyolefins, supporting them in reducing the climate impact of meltblown production.

Dutch PPE Solutions, a joint venture of VDL Groep and Royal DSM, produces high-quality medical face masks and filter material, entirely made in the Netherlands. Making its filter materials with Bornewables and green electricity enables Dutch PPE Solutions to significantly lower its carbon foot print. As Borealis is a leader in meltblown PP materials and in renewable polyolefins, Dutch PPE Solutions partnered with Borealis, which enables delivery of high-quality filter materials, while minimizing climate impact.

“In the Netherlands, we produce high-quality medical face masks and meltblown filter material with priority to serve healthcare workers and the local industry. With Borealis as a partner, we significantly lower our carbon footprint at the same time,” says Mark Bakermans, managing director Dutch PPE Solutions.

In line with its EverMinds™ ambitions to accelerate action on circularity, Borealis’ Bornewables are made from second-generation raw materials such as waste and residues from vegetable oil refining and used cooking oils. Borealis’ Bornewables products are ISCC PLUS certified in accordance with mass balance requirements, confirming the authenticity as renewable materials and traceability from raw materials to finished product.

“We are delighted that together with Dutch PPE Solutions, we are able to provide a solution that contributes towards safety and a better climate outcome,” says Trevor Davis, Head of Marketing Consumer Products at Borealis. “Thanks to our Bornewables range, we are able to help customers meet their sustainability goals while maintaining the existing quality standards of their products, which is in the true spirit of EverMinds.”


Media contact:

Virginia Wieser
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications,
Brand & Reputation
tel.: +43 1 22 400 772 (Vienna, Austria)
e-mail: Virginia.Wieser@borealisgroup.com
VDL Groep:
Miel Timmers
VDL Groep Communications
tel.: + 31 6 1476 7066
e-mail: m.timmers@vdl.nl
Koninklijke DSM:
André van der Elsen
DSM Communications
tel.: +31 45 578 2421
e-mail: media.contacts@dsm.com

About Borealis:
Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. We leverage our polymers expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries. In re-inventing for more sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people and excellence as we accelerate the transformation to a circular economy and expand our geographical footprint.

With head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs 6,900 employees and operates in over 120 countries. In 2020, Borealis generated EUR 6.8 billion in sales revenue and a net profit of EUR 589 million. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of Borealis, while the remaining 25% is owned by a holding company of the Abu-Dhabi based Mubadala. We supply services and products to customers around the globe through Borealis and two important joint ventures: Borouge (with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, based in UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US).

About Dutch PPE Solutions:
Dutch PPE Solutions is a joint venture of VDL Groep and Royal DSM that offers high-quality medical facemasks and filter material, entirely made in the Netherlands. The joint venture will help meet the urgent need to diversify the global, large-scale production and supply chains of personal protective equipment and reduce dependency on a limited number of manufacturers. The initial priority will be healthcare, while production will be gradually expanded to include facemasks for professionals in other sectors such as public transport, schools and educational institutions and companies across Europe. Reliability, availability, quality and socially responsible pricing are a key strategy of the joint venture.

Further Information:

Bornewables, EverMinds and Baystar are trademarks of Borealis AG.

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