We are dedicated to developing material solutions that add value along the supply and production chain through to and including the end user.
Sustainability plays an increasingly significant role in automotive manufacturing. Key drivers of sustainability in the industry include lightweight solutions: both the replacement of metal parts with energy efficient and lighter weight plastics as well as down gauging lead to improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. Replacement solutions, however, must offer comparable or even superior mechanical performance, and must fulfil the most sophisticated aesthetic, haptic and even olfactory demands of today's end users.
Borealis offers a comprehensive range of innovative polypropylene (PP) and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) solutions for automotive applications such as dashboards, door panels, centre consoles, trims, structural components and more. Our PP and TPO polymers and compounds have properties that are balanced and tailored to precisely match all your application needs. They deliver surfaces exhibiting:
For applications requiring an optimal stiffness/toughness balance, our Fibremod™ family of engineered short (SGF) and long glass fibre (LGF) compounds is the optimal solution. Their strength and durability makes them the ideal replacement for metals and engineered plastics, thus enabling significant vehicle weight savings and greater fuel economy without any compromises in mechanical properties. Moreover, they give reliable, corrosion-free performance throughout a vehicle's lifespan.
Building on our unique Borstar® technology and more than 50 years experience in polyolefins, Borealis provides innovative, value-creating plastics solutions for the automotive industry. In the spirit of creative innovation, we are dedicated to developing material solutions which meet both the existing and the projected needs of the industries we serve, working with partners to identify needs before they become challenges and developing solutions that add value along the supply and production chain through to and including the end user. Our newly-developed low density grades for visible and structural parts support the industry's efforts to reduce the weight of vehicles in the interests of sustainability.
Borealis Fibremod™ used to produce first and largest-ever all-thermoplastic tailgate for the new Volkswagen Multivan
Porsche and Circularise collaborate with Borealis, Covestro and Domo Chemicals to enable the traceability of plastics in the automotive sector
Borealis and Borouge are Driving Tomorrow at the K 2019 with global collaboration and innovation
Borealis Strengthens Commitment to North American Automotive Industry