Borealis enters agreement to acquire Rialti, a leading European producer of mechanically recycled PP compounds for injection molding and extrusion; acquisition adds 50,000 tonnes of recycled compounding capacity

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June 30, 2023 (press release) –

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  • Borealis announces the signing of an agreement to acquire Rialti, one of Europe’s leading producers of mechanically recycled polypropylene (PP) compounds for injection moulding and extrusion
  • The investment will strengthen Borealis’ circular portfolio, in adding 50,000 tonnes of recycled compounding capacity and meeting growing customer demand for sustainable solutions
  • In the spirit of Borealis’ EverMinds™ commitment to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, this expansion marks another critical step


Borealis, 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, announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Rialti S.p.A., an Italian polypropylene compounder and recycler. Closing of this transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Based in the area of Varese, Italy, Rialti is one of the European market leaders specialized in production of sustainable polypropylene (PP) compounds with a focus on mechanically recycled PP feedstock from post-industrial and post-consumer waste. With over thirty years of experience, Rialti utilizes its annual capacity of 50,000 tonnes to make injection moulding and extrusion PP compounds with applications in different industries, including automotive, appliances and construction.

“During the past decade we’ve made steady progress in our circularity journey. The addition of Rialti to our portfolio will expand our circular offering and strengthen our ability to serve our customers in meeting their sustainability ambitions. As such we continue reinventing essentials for sustainable living” says Lucrèce Foufopoulos, Borealis Executive Vice President Polyolefins, Innovation & Technology and Circular Economy Solutions.

This media release is also available in German and Italian language.


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