Borealis acquires Bulgarian advanced mechanical recycling player ‘Integra Plastics’

Borealis acquires Bulgarian advanced mechanical recycling player ‘Integra Plastics’

The acquisition enhances Borealis’ portfolio of advanced mechanical recyclates by adding more than 20,000 tons of recycling capacity per year

  • By ICN Bureau | April 02, 2024

Borealis, on November 29, 2023, announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire a 100 % stake in Integra Plastics AD, an advanced mechanical recycling player based in Elin Pelin, Bulgaria, subject to inter alia customary regulatory approvals. Today, the companies announce the successful closing of the transaction.

Integra Plastics AD operates a modern advanced mechanical recycling plant built in 2019 with state-of-the-art equipment and an annual output capacity of more than 20,000 tons. Integra Plastics has the ability to transform post-consumer waste into high-quality polyolefin recyclates suitable for demanding applications.

The acquisition strengthens Borealis’ speciality and circular portfolio, enabling the company to meet growing customer demand for more sustainable solutions.

“We are thrilled to announce that we continue making steady progress on our circularity journey by adding Integra Plastics AD to our portfolio. This move strengthens our ability to deliver on our advanced mechanical recycling ambition and simultaneously, enables our customers to meet their sustainability targets. A true testament to the fact that we are reinventing essentials for sustainable living,” says Craig Arnold, Borealis Executive Vice President Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions and Innovation & Technology.

“Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions, and an innovative European leader in polyolefin recycling. I am pleased to see Integra Plastics’ capacity and expertise contributing to Borealis’ goal of further advancing circularity. I am confident that Borealis and Integra Plastics will face a future of growth and innovation, offering a wider range of advanced mechanical recyclates to their customers,” comments Julian Stefanov, CEO of Integra Plastics AD.

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