In the year 2006, Borealis decided to turn its Austrian site located in Linz into the center of its entire international research activities. It cooperates with numerous Austrian research facilities such as Johannes Kepler University, academies of applied sciences and competence centers.
In 2009 Borealis opened Innovation Headquarters (IHQ) in Linz, serving as its research and development center.
Borealis launched new natural fiber reinforced polymer materials on the marketplace in 2013, especially for the automobile industry. These new materials offer outstanding cost efficiency, weight reduction and the additional advantage of being more sustainable than conventional materials.
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