Vice President of Tratos, Ennio Bragagni, has announced with great satisfaction that the cooperation between Tratos, a leader in electrical, electronic and fibre optic cable technology, and Borealis, the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and European market leader in base chemicals, has created a new viable solution for business to reduce their carbon footprint.
Leading cable innovator, Tratos has partnered with Borealis, and together they made possible the first use of Bornewables™ in the energy industry.
In 2021, Tratos received an invitation to join a tender, where a higher technical score was awarded to cable solutions that were built with sustainable materials and/or through a more energy-efficient process. Ultimately, the solution should reduce the carbon footprint when implemented. This requirement has suggested that sustainable polyolefin sheathing compounds of vegetable origin for medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) cables would be a viable solution.
Borealis recognised that the outlined criteria could be met with the Bornewables™ solution. Bornewables is Borealis’ portfolio of polyolefin products manufactured with renewable feedstocks. According to the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification Plus (ISCC PLUS) classification, these premium polyolefins offer the same material performance as virgin polyolefins but with a reduced CO2 footprint.
With the help of Borealis, Tratos was the first of the tender invitees to offer a solution based on renewable feedstock. This key distinction set them apart from their competitors and helped them to win a considerable part of the bid.
Ennio Bragagni, Vice President of Tratos, highlighted that “ We are very proud that we won this tender. With Borealis, we created a truly innovative and sustainable solution, which we hope will be the norm across all energy cable networks one day. Moreover, we know that with Borealis, we are guaranteed great reliability, performance, and excellent customer support.”
Actually, Tratos is supplying cables to a leading integrated operator in Italy who is in turn, providing energy across the globe with a reduced CO2 footprint thanks to the Borealis Bornewables™ solution.
Along with it being the first cable presented with a jacketing made from renewable feedstock, it delivered a bigger CO2 footprint reduction per ton and with ICCS PLUS accreditation.
With the Bornewables™ solution, for a 185 mm2 MV cable, Tratos reduced by 320 kg/km the CO2 emissions when compared to the traditional solution based on fossil feedstock.