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Queo™ – an insight into Borealis Plastomers’ key brand

Bjørn Thorsen A/S group (BTG) and Borealis are celebrating 6 years of partnership, which is why BTG found it important to reflect upon Borealis’ iconic brand Queo™ that drove this collaboration.

The Queo™ brand has been a component of the Borealis Plastomers product portfolio since 2013, becoming an integral part in their efforts to provide innovative polyolefins solutions globally. Queo plastomers and elastomers close the gap between classic thermoplastic products and rubbers, exhibiting both plastomeric and elastomeric properties. Derived from the Latin “I can” (queo; quire), the name symbolizes the brand’s key strength as an enabler.

Through its collaboration with Borealis, Bjørn Thorsen is able to supply solutions based on Queo plastomers to customers in the Nordics with the following significant benefits:

• reduced crystallinity
• improved flexibility and low temperature impact
• decreased density
• lower melting point

The Queo plastomers product range currently contains 19 different grades. Queo polyolefin plastomers are mainly aimed at applications requiring good to moderate flexibility (20-100 MPA) combined with higher thermal properties, high clarity, state-of-art sealing performances and high level of mechanical properties (tensile strength, tear and puncture resistance). These make Queo plastomers suitable for a wide variety of applications such as: flexible and rigid high performance packaging, soft flexible moldings, and specialty compounds for a vast number of end uses like wires, cables and automotive acoustic insulation.

Queo polyolefin elastomers are designed for applications for which very high flexibility (<20MPa), lower melting point (55-75°C) and improved low temperature performance (glass transition -55°C) are key requirements. These products represent the material of choice for end-uses such as interior and exterior car parts, adhesives, cable compounds, grafted polymers and highly resilient surfaces.

For more information this material, please contact Claus Adser at ca@bjorn-thorsen.com.

About Borealis

Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. With its head office in Vienna, Austria, the company currently has around 6,800 employees and operates in over 120 countries. Borealis generated EUR 8.3 billion in sales revenue and a net profit of EUR 906 million in 2018. Mubadala, through its holding company, owns 64% of the company, with the remaining 36% belonging to Austria-based OMV, an integrated, international oil and gas company. Borealis provides services and products to customers around the world in collaboration with Borouge, a joint venture with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Borealis and Borouge aim to proactively benefit society by taking on real societal challenges and offering real solutions. Both companies are committed to the principles of Responsible Care®, an initiative to improve safety performance within the chemical industry, and work to solve the world’s water and sanitation challenges through product innovation and their Water for the World programme.
www.borealisgroup.com • www.borouge.com • www.waterfortheworld.net

About the Bjørn Thorsen A/S group (BTG)

BTG’s core distribution team focuses on sales of special raw materials from leading chemical manufacturers (e.g. BYK, ExxonMobil, Lubrizol, Borealis, Cabot, Sun Chemicals, Venator, DRT and others) to customers in diverse end uses in Automotive, Coating, Construction, Industrial, Medical, etc. In recent years, BTG has increasingly acted as true solution provider, by leveraging its considerable application and processing technology know-how, together with flexible and efficient logistics services from warehouses in several European and other locations around the world. This broader capability is reinforced by the development expertise of its affiliates, Customized Compound Solutions A/S (CCS) and Nordic Grafting Company A/S (NGC) that complement BTG’s offering with their own ranges of customized alloys, compounds and reactive polymers, available globally in response to individual needs. www.bjorn-thorsen.com

Posted on 28 August 2019