Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, hosted a number of seminars for targeted customers and potential users in China since January this year to promote its latest lightweight automotive material solutions.
Borouge participated in two major exhibitions this year in which the Company introduced its Xmod™ GB306SAFC. The exhibitions are Chinaplas, Asia’s largest plastics industry trade show which was held in Shanghai from April 18-21, and the International Automotive Plastic Air Intake Manifold seminar which was attended by more than 60 participants from numerous OEMs and TIER1s in late February. The Xmod™ GB306SAFC is a polypropylene (PP) compound that is designed to replace PA6 in air-intake manifolds and generated strong interest due to its role in weight saving and cost reduction.
Borouge had another opportunity last March to showcase its innovative solutions for automotive applications and its latest developments at the International Automotive Lightweight Materials Congress.
Borouge’s innovative polypropylene solutions are used for all different types of automotive parts. Partly painted bumpers can be moulded with one single material combining an excellent surface quality and high paint adhesion paired with an easy processability and low shrinkage. Borouge’s products are also state-of-the art for interior parts with outstanding surface aesthetics and a very balanced mechanical performance.
The newly developed glass fibre filled PP compounds of Borouge are replacing PA6 and other engineered plastics in several structural parts achieving mechanical ISO-performance at significantly reducing cost.
“Our PP compounds are technically versatile and offer more cost effective solutions and weight saving benefits when compared to traditional engineered polymers such as PA,” comments Thomas Rothmayer, Application Marketing Manager Mobility. “They make a positive contribution to meet the industry’s manufacturing and regulatory challenges and support efforts for lower fuel consumption. We are demonstrating how our PP materials are the engineering plastics of the future.”
Participants in one of the technical seminars conducted by Borouge in China to promote its automotive solutions.
A signboard and a sample of the plastic air-intake manifolds whose PA6 part was replaced by polypropylene compounds from Borouge