We are dedicated to developing material solutions that add value along the supply and production chain through to and including the end user.

Creative innovation from lightweight solutions to surface aesthetics

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.


Optimised performance and surface aesthetics

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:

  • Non-stickiness
  • Low gloss
  • High scratch resistance
  • Absence of flow marks (e.g. so-called "tiger stripes")
  • Good haptics (pleasant to the touch)
  • Odour-neutrality

Based on our proprietary Borstar® technology, our materials solutions:

  • Comply with the most stringent purity criteria, even in high melt flow rate (MFR) ranges
  • Offer a very broad processing window
  • Add value by helping to lower system costs while providing reliable performance to the highest global industry standards
  • Enable faster development-to-production cycles
  • Reduce both material and energy inputs for enhanced sustainability

Fibremod™ for lightweight and robust solutions

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.

Creative innovation for the automotive industry

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.

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