Reliable supply of essential base chemicals – right when you need them
In the Nordic and Baltic regions of Europe, Borealis is the leading producer of phenol and acetone. Used in industry as a starting material for plastics, phenol is commonly found in adhesives, construction materials, carpets, mobile phones, and household appliances.
The phenol, benzene, cumene and acetone produced by Borealis in Finland are mainly sold to its Northern European industry customers for the manufacture of adhesives, fibers, epoxy resins, and polycarbonates. Acetone is frequently used in acrylics, fibers, pharmaceuticals, and in paint solvents. Benzene is often used as a base chemical for other chemical processes, such as cyclohexane for nylon, and styrene for polystyrene.