Borouge and Borealis, leading providers of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, offer polyolefin-based material solutions to help meet the strategic challenges faced by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier One suppliers in the automotive industry.
The success of the Volkswagen Golf A7 cars best exemplifies the long term global partnership between Borouge, Borealis and the Volkswagen Group. Borouge supplies dedicated material solutions for components in the China-made Golf A7 cars. Overall, these high-performance materials allow for the construction of parts with reduced wall thicknesses and contribute to weight reduction by lessening the amount of filler required without affecting part quality and performance. The grades also support new process technologies such as foaming technologies for high level mechanical performance and lighter.
“As global partners to the automotive industry, Borouge and Borealis provide tailor made solutions for the Chinese market and beyond,” said Umberto Granata, Vice President Marketing Centre Mobility at Borouge. "We are proud to present our material solutions for Volkswagen's best-selling model. Borouge has a clear growth strategy for China and recognises the strategic importance of the automotive business. We will continue to develop innovative solutions in partnership with the automotive industry.”
The FibermodTM GE277AIC is an innovative polypropylene grade with 20% short glass fibre reinforced material. It is used in dashboard carrier lower and air ducts in the FAW-VW Golf A7. In this case, the customer’s demands on the material were ideally fulfilled by using the Fibermod GE277AIC achieving high flow ability paired with high stiffness and impact ratio, easy processed with high flow length and low wall thickness, high dimensional stability and weld strength. The ideal foaming properties of Fibremod GE277AIC are suitable for Volkswagen’s structural foam injection moulding process (SFIM) with high temperature and homogeneous cell size.
For door cladding, Daplen™ EE189HPC was developed in accordance with stringent customer’s requirements on high quality surface aesthetics. A 15% mineral-filled polypropylene (PP) compound, Daplen EE189HPC allows for fast cycle injection moulding of complex interior parts. The grade also exhibits high scratch and abrasion resistance. Another clear advantage to the customer is the high level of integrated functions in a pleasing new aesthetic design. Additionally, the material is fully UV-resistant and with non-sticky qualities.
Borouge and Borealis highlight their innovative PP materials at Chinaplas 2014, Hall N2, Booth F0, from 23-26 April.