Supports Research and Development

Customer: Borealis

Borealis is a leading provider of plastics solutions for the pipe industry with more than 50 years’ experience in advanced polyolefins. Utilizing the own developed Borstar® technology, Borealis focus on providing plastic materials to the infrastructure markets across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For infrastructure pipes and fittings Borealis focus areas are; water supply systems, sewerage systems, plumbing & heating systems and pipeline protection systems. Through a continuous dialogue with customers and stakeholders, Borealis develop and broaden their innovative product and service portfolios.

”We have used Analyzer since 2008 in our Innovation Centers in Austria, Sweden and Finland to support our research and development work”, says Kurt Stubenrauch, Head of Competence Centre Polyolefin Design & Conversion.

Useful around the organization

Borealis is a leading provider of plastics solutions for the pipe industry and works with many different pressure pipe- and fitting materials such as PE, PEX, PP-R and PP-RCT. Different functionalities of Analyzer are used in different parts of the organization.

”The Application Development & Technical Service Team uses the Pipeson Analyzer to show pipe pressure test data to our customers. Research and development uses the ’compare’ functionality to visualize the performance of different materials. Application Development and Technical Service perform regression analyses to predict lifetimes and to classify new materials. The ’line lifetime’ functionality is also useful to us for assessing the lifetime for different service conditions”, says Kurt.

Make the most of the data

”Pipeson Analyzer makes it possible to quickly evaluate pipe pressure test data which allows us to put the data to better use. Analyzer also makes it easy for us to distribute different data files, graphs, tables with results and reports, both between the different Borealis locations but also to our customers”, says Kurt Stubenrauch.