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Polyethylene Black Coloring commissioning

Pörner Group as general engineering contractor for Borealis

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[Translate to Englisch:] Black Pipe-Anlage in Schwechat / Österreich

Just in time, at the turn of the year 2009 Pörner Vienna handed over a polyethylene (PE) black coloring unit to its customer Borealis Polyolefine GmbH. By extending the PE plant in Schwechat/Austria by a black coloring unit, Borealis reacted to the market demand for light-resistant black plastics for further processing, e.g. to pipes. The preliminary product, natural-colored PE granulated material, originates from the PE plant co-engineered and implemented by Pörner Group already in 2005.

In May 2007 Pörner Group was awarded the contract for general planning of the "Black Pipe" unit. The scope of services included authority engineering, basic and detail engineering in all disciplines such as civil and structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and control as well as site supervision and commissioning support. The investment value amounted to approx. EUR 28 million.

In December 2008 the plant was handed over within time and budget. Based on a Borealis technology, black PE granulated material are produced in the compounder by adding carbon black master batch.

The plant was extended during running operation. Therefore, both flexible and exact execution was required. After having cooperated excellently, Borealis and Pörner are now pleased about in-time completion, an accidentfree site and a successful start-up of the unit.


Lydia Brandtner

Head of Marketing Pörner Group

Tel.: +43 5 05899-718