TOMRA, OMV and Borealis forge partnership


TOMRA, a leading provider of recycling solutions, has recently finalised long-term agreements with OMV and Borealis, two significant players in the industry, to ensure a steady supply of top-quality raw materials for recycling operations. Under these agreements, TOMRA Feedstock will deliver consistent inputs for OMV Group’s recycling ventures, with OMV utilising the supplied feedstock in its ReOil® plants located in Austria. Similarly, Borealis will employ TOMRA’s feedstock in its mechanical recycling endeavours across Europe.

Volker Rehrmann, Executive Vice President and Head of TOMRA Recycling, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “This agreement shows what’s possible when key players in the value chain come together to make a truly significant impact in the market. With our technology, we have the ability to recover post-consumer plastics that would have otherwise been lost to incineration.”

The feedstock will originate from a cutting-edge sorting facility currently under construction in Germany, slated to be operational by the conclusion of 2025. This facility, with an annual input capacity of 80,000 metric tonnes, will pioneer an innovative process to convert pre-sorted mixed post-consumer plastic waste into distinct polymer types, thereby diverting materials from landfills or incineration.

OMV’s Executive Vice President Chemicals & Materials, Daniela Vlad, emphasised the importance of the agreement, stating, “This long-term supply agreement will provide feedstock for our ReOil® technology, which in turn will transform it into high-quality sustainable raw materials for plastics production.”

Meanwhile, Borealis plans to utilise TOMRA’s feedstock in conjunction with its Borcycle™ M technology, aimed at converting polyolefin-based post-consumer waste into high-performance polymers suitable for various industries.

Craig Arnold, Borealis Executive Vice President Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions and Innovation & Technology, highlighted the significance of the partnership, noting, “This agreement is another tangible step forward on Borealis’ commitment to increasing the share of recycled content across a wide range of high-performance products.”

The collaboration between TOMRA, OMV, and Borealis underscores a shared commitment to advancing the circular economy for plastics, demonstrating the potential for significant positive impact within the industry.


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