Borealis highlights patent applications filed with European Patent Office during 2021, focusing on innovations in advanced and circular polyolefins, mechanical recycling of plastics, base chemicals and fertilizers

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April 8, 2022 (press release) –

In 2021 Borealis filed a total of 210 international patent applications at the European Patent Office, once more breaking its own record of 182 patent applications filed in the previous year. With this achievement, Borealis cements its position as a leading European innovator and pioneering industry leader in the fields of advanced and circular polyolefins, mechanical recycling of plastics, base chemicals and fertilizers.

Providing intelligent and sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by society is a core Borealis mission. Patents play a crucial role in safeguarding visionary ideas when developing novel approaches, technologies, and applications.

“We, as Borealis, have committed to spearheading the transformation of our industry,” says Borealis CEO Thomas Gangl. “Breaking our own record in the number of patent applications is testimony to our dedication on creating value through innovation. We will continue to develop new technologies and novel, value-added products that enhance the circularity of plastics and thus benefit society as a whole.”

The 210 patent applications filed by Borealis in 2021 put the company at the top of the European Patents Office national rankings, taking the leading position in the Austrian statistics. In 2021 the company was able to top its own record with a total of 210 filings. In sum, the Borealis Group now possesses more than 11,000 individual patents or patent applications which are subsumed in approximately 1,200 patent families. The growing number of patents underscores the company’s position as leading industry innovator true to its spirit of “keep discovering”.

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