Yarn & Fiber

2021-10-07

Dutch PPE Solutions reduces climate impact of meltblown fibres production by using Borealis Bornewables™

Photo: Dutch PPE Solutions are now producing meltblown filter material in the Netherlands using Borealis Bornewables™ polypropylene (PP). Photo: © DSM
Borealis is providing Dutch PPE Solutions with renewable PP from its , supporting them in reducing the climate impact of meltblown production.
  • Filter material made using Borealis Bornewables™ polypropylene (PP) meltblown fibres
  • Dutch PPE Solutions, a joint venture of VDL Groep and Royal DSM, has been able to produce carbon neutral meltblown fabric
  • Bornewables PP is made from bio-based feedstock derived entirely from waste and residue streams and has ISCC PLUS certification


Dutch PPE Solutions, a joint venture of VDL Groep and Royal DSM, produces high-quality medical face masks and filter material, entirely made in the Netherlands. Making its filter materials with Bornewables and green electricity enables Dutch PPE Solutions to significantly lower its carbon foot print. As Borealis is a leader in meltblown PP materials and in renewable polyolefins, Dutch PPE Solutions partnered with Borealis, which enables delivery of high-quality filter materials, while minimizing climate impact.

“In the Netherlands, we produce high-quality medical face masks and meltblown filter material with priority to serve healthcare workers and the local industry. With Borealis as a partner, we significantly lower our carbon footprint at the same time,” says Mark Bakermans, managing director Dutch PPE Solutions.



In line with its to accelerate action on circularity, Borealis’ Bornewables are made from second-generation raw materials such as waste and residues from vegetable oil refining and used cooking oils. Borealis’ Bornewables products are certified in accordance with mass balance requirements, confirming the authenticity as renewable materials and traceability from raw materials to finished product.

Photo: Dutch PPE Solutions, a joint venture of VDL Groep and Royal DSM, has been able to produce carbon neutral meltblown fabric. Photo: © DSM
Photo: Dutch PPE Solutions, a joint venture of VDL Groep and Royal DSM, has been able to produce carbon neutral meltblown fabric. Photo: © DSM


“We are delighted that together with Dutch PPE Solutions, we are able to provide a solution that contributes towards safety and a better climate outcome,” says Trevor Davis, Head of Marketing Consumer Products at Borealis. “Thanks to our Bornewables range, we are able to help customers meet their sustainability goals while maintaining the existing quality standards of their products, which is in the true spirit of EverMinds.” 


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