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Tie-up to develop foam injection moulding materials

Borealis, a provider of solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilisers, has struck a strategic alliance with Bockatech, a UK early stage greentech business that has developed EcoCore technology for sustainable packaging.

Market demand for reusable and more easily recyclable materials is rising, so the partnership aims to advance the circular economy by developing low-cost, high-performance, reusable and recyclable foam injection moulding materials for items such as coffee cups.

These products will be available for global use under licence.

The patented EcoCore technology, in combination with Borealis grades BH381MO and Daploy WB140HMS, is an eco-friendly way to produce high-performance packaging that is reusable and recyclable.

Foamed mouldings that use EcoCore are said to require less material and have faster cycle times, helping to reduce costs, energy use and environmental impact.

Reusable and recyclable end products made using EcoCore ­feature high strength and a smooth surface finish ready for printing. Their high strength makes them ideal for deposit return schemes. The foam core also offers excellent insulation and is ultra-lightweight.

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