May 13, 2022

Selena FM SA: The Group is launching a new biopolymer production system

Wroclaw, 1April 3, 2022

Selena Group launches new biopolymer production system

Selena Group one of the world leaders in the construction chemicals sector deployed a new biopolymer production line. It will be used in Selena Industrial Technologies factories in

Nowa Ruda and Dzierżoniów to manufacture innovative plastics from natural components.

Selena Group was the leader and the first major Polish company to coordinate an international consortium that launched in 2017 one of the projects funded under the Horizon 2020 program (with funding managed by a public-private partnership: Circular Bio- based Europe Joint Undertaking). One of the initiatives funded by the program was the Biomotive project, carried out for more than four years by Selena’s research and development center and its 15 foreign partners. Among other things, the project led to the development of new formulations for biopolymers and enabled the construction of a new system for their manufacture in Nowa Ruda and Dzierżoniów.

Since its inception, the company has focused on creating and developing innovative construction solutions that are easy to use, speed up work on construction sites and have a positive impact on the environment. In 2019, Selena launched her own research and development center in Dzierżoniów, whose Specialists have developed, among other things, the window installation system WINS based on liquid film, a product that significantly increases the energy efficiency of buildings. Today, after being integrated into Selena Industrial Technologies, with the Orion and Libra factories, this central laboratory (formerly “Selena Labs”) is the leader of the Group’s globally integrated R&D operations.

“The launch of biopolymer production by Selena Industrial Technologies is an important step towards creating green and sustainable products. The marketing of innovative products is one of the priorities of our commercial strategy. It is also a natural choice in favor of zero-emission and pro-consumer ecological solutions. For years, Selena Group has placed great importance on projects advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, and we recently created a dedicated department to ensure the highest standards are applied in this area. domain at all levels of our organization”, says Krzysztof Domarecki, the main shareholder of Selena Group.

The factories in Nowa Ruda and Dzierżoniów have been oriented towards innovative solutions since their establishment. Plastics based on bio-renewable raw materials, which will be used to create eco-responsible assembly foams, adhesive foams and sealants for construction, have been developed and implemented by the R&D center. Only uncultivated plants will be used in their production, i.e. plants that are not used by people for commercial purposes. The use of plant-based inputs significantly reduces CO2 emissions.

We attach great importance to cooperation with all research institutions and opinion bodies, and we follow their recommendations. Every day we make sure that our production is sustainable and climate neutral, both in Poland and abroad, because we believe this is the only way to safeguard the future of our planet.“, says Piotr Janaszek, branch manager at Selena Industrial Technologies.

The new system is completely safe for the environment. The environmentally friendly product will be manufactured at a specially modernized site, using technology that meets stringent requirements.

The commissioning ceremony of the biopolymer production line in Nowa Ruda took place on April 12, 2022 and was attended by, for example, representatives of the Marshal’s Office of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, the Municipal Office of Nowa Ruda and boards of the Selena Group and several of its companies. All the guests were able to see the new range and learn about the manufacture of products from natural resources.

The new green products with high insulating properties will be shipped by Selena Industrial Technologies factories from Nowa Ruda and Dzierżoniów to all continents. According to the expert R&D team, bioplastics also be used by other industries in the future.

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Selena Group

Selena Group is a global leader and distributor of construction chemicals and one of the world’s four largest producers of assembly products foams for construction. The Group’s product range includes foams, sealants, adhesives, sealants, insulation systems time, fixings and complementary products. The Group comprises 34 companies in 19 countries. Selena’s manufacturing plants are located in Poland, South Korea, China, Romania, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Spain and Italy. With its international experience acquired in various markets, Selena Group can grow rapidly as an innovative company that develops new solutions adapted to the growing needs of users. In February 2021, Selena Group joined the prestigious Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC).

For 30 years now, Selena Group has been committed to creating products that are environmentally friendly, easy to use and quick to install. Solutions for sustainability in construction include: solutions increasing the energy efficiency of buildings (COOL-R®, ProEnergy, Tytan 65); adhesive foam for masonry; FOAD adhesive for polystyrene, which helps eliminate thermal bridges; new generation Tytan O2 and Energy 2020 PU foams, which do not emit MDI vapours; acrylics using green raw materials, with the highest European certificates EC-1 and Blue Angel; green roof systems using Tack-R® waterproofing; and insulation of doors and windows Tytan WINS system.

Selena Group has received several awards in the most prestigious rankings, including:

  • The title of “Investor without borders”, distinction awarded by European Economic Congress 2020

  • The “Teraz Polska” distinction for the adhesive foam TYTAN 60 SECONDS

  • Economic Prize of the President of Poland in the category “Sustainable Success”

  • The distinction “Teraz Polska” in the category “Foreign investment”

Awards granted to Group founder Krzysztof Domarecki include, for example:

  • Polish 100th Independence Anniversary Medal in recognition of contribution to Polish economy;

  • Wektor 2017, an award for employers from the Republic of Poland

Selena’s modern products of the highest quality are appreciated by the Group’s partners and customers in 100 countries. The Group’s portfolio is completed by such remarkable brands as: Tytan Professional, Quilosa, Artelit and Cool-R. In April 2008, the shares of

Selena FM SA, the grholding entity of oup, has been admitted to trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 745766

This facility is part of a project that received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking as part of the European EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 745766