March 28, 2023

European Patent office confirms Borealis as top applicant in Austria

Innovation is fundamental to Borealis’ ability to achieve its purpose of Re-inventing Essentials for Sustainable Living. We are committed to developing technologies that will provide solutions to the most critical issues facing society, including climate change, pollution and increased energy costs.

  • Borealis ranked as top Austrian innovator in the European Patent Index 2022
  • Borealis holds an extensive patent portfolio, comprising around 8,500 granted patents
  • In 2022, Borealis filed 128 new priority patent applications

Innovation is fundamental to Borealis’ ability to achieve its purpose of Re-inventing Essentials for Sustainable Living. We are committed to developing technologies that will provide solutions to the most critical issues facing society, including climate change, pollution and increased energy costs.

Together with OMV Group, we are leading the industry in the transformation toward the circular economy with zero CO2 emissions. Together, we are determined to achieve this transformation. Our polyolefins business develops new high-performing materials, in hydrocarbons & energy we identify innovative approaches to using new renewable feedstock, and in Circular Economy Solutions we are developing technologies to use waste plastic as a resource.

“We are proud to again be top ranked as leading Austrian innovator in the European Patent Index 2022,” comments Thomas Gangl, Borealis CEO. “Not only is innovation a key driver for finding solutions to our most critical issues. Innovations developed in Europe are also crucial for Europe to remain an attractive and competitive market.”

Patents play a crucial role in safeguarding visionary ideas when developing novel approaches, technologies, and applications. An important requirement when pushing the boundaries of technology is to ensure a strong intellectual property right position which is key to strengthening Borealis’ position as a licensor. Many patents also protect products and applications.

Borealis has an extensive patent portfolio, comprising around 8,500 granted patents and around 3,000 pending patent applications. In 2022, Borealis filed 128 new priority patent applications.

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About Borealis

Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions and a European front-runner in polyolefins recycling. In Europe, we are a market leader in base chemicals and fertilizers. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility. In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe.

With head offices in Vienna, Austria, we employ 7,600 employees and operate in over 120 countries. In 2022, we generated a net profit of EUR 2.1 billion. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares, while the remaining 25% is owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We supply services and products to customers around the globe through Borealis and two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US).

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