FibremodTM DaplenTM

Driving tomorrow

Reducing vehicle weight with global innovations

Borealis and Borouge are driving innovations in car materials. Working with vehicle manufacturers and other value chain partners, we are dedicated to realising tangible benefits for the industry, drivers, and the environment.

In addition to our cutting-edge innovation, we offer our partners the assurance of unrivalled quality control and a global footprint.

Two innovative product lines

Success stories FibremodTM

DaplenTM

PP grades with recycled content

Our PCR Daplen™ grades have been conceived for interior, exterior and under-the-bonnet applications and incorporate post-consumer recycled (PCR) content for a lower environmental impact.

On par performance

Originally developed by Borealis in Europe, these ready-made PCR DaplenTM grades combine virgin polypropylene with high-quality reclaimed materials.

They are safe to use and provide a material performance and cost efficiency equal to virgin materials.

Reliable supply and quality

We have conquered the challenges associated with sourcing and processing recycled content.

As a result, our automotive customers and partners can rely on a steady supply of our resource-efficient DaplenTM grades with consistent high quality.

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Download interior brochure
Download Daplen PCR brochure

Discover our high quality PCR DaplenTM grades

DaplenTM ME225SY

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  • 25% PCR content, 20% talc, 55% virgin material
  • Interior applications (door and trunk claddings and trims)

DaplenTM MD250SY

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  • 50% PCR content, 20% talc, 30% virgin material
  • Under-the-bonnet and exterior applications (bumper components, exterior trims)

DaplenTM MD325SY

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  • 25% PCR content, 30% talc, 45% virgin
  • Under-the-bonnet and exterior applications

Primerless paintability

Primerless paint systems for exterior plastic car parts are on the rise because they reduce cycle times and system costs, thus enabling a more sustainable production solution.

However, a two-step paint process – colour and clear coat – imposes stringent criteria on both polymer and paint.

Consistency is key

To ensure consistent high-quality results, the polymer and the paint system have to be fine-tuned and adapted to each other. Both production processes need to be reliable and robust, ruling out any fluctuations to guarantee optimal paint adhesion.

New compounds

We want to help our automotive value chain partners successfully apply primerless paint systems to realise cost and time savings. That is why Borealis has set up a major R&D programme to develop new bumper and body panel compounds specifically for two-layer paint systems.

Benefits

  • Production efficiency
  • Total system cost savings
  • Material savings

Downloads

Download exterior brochure
Download interior brochure

Colour expertise

We understand the importance of getting the colour right. Our experts therefore cooperate with pigment suppliers to develop tailored colour specifications for our automotive polypropylene compounds.

Even special effects created with more expensive alternative materials, such as metallic effects, can be imitated by our coloured PP grades.

Benefits

  • Customised moulded-in-colour PP compounds fulfilling tailored colour specifications
  • Long-term heat and UV-stabilisation
  • Impact resistance gives good surface quality and appearance even after a low-speed incident (for example parking scratches and dents)
  • Can be used unpainted or with clear coat only, reducing overall system cost

Borealis and Borouge have a global footprint, providing tailored support to automotive tiers and OEM partners around the world.

Global production

We have 15 production sites making polyolefins for many different applications. Several of our European, Asian, North and South American plants produce specific thermoplastic polyolefins and polypropylene compounds for the automotive industry.

Dedicated development

Our automotive innovation and product development capability is geographically spread to facilitate close cooperation with our global automotive value chain partners.

  • Linz, Austria - Global Innovation Headquarters
  • Shanghai, China - Borouge Application Development Centre
  • Itatiba, Brazil – Product Development Centre

Global and local support

Borealis and Borouge have dedicated key customer teams which can provide industry-leading technical, sales and development support to automotive tiers and OEM partners at their own sites.

Committed to expansion

We are constantly investing in upgrading and expanding our supply and development capabilities to ensure we continue to meet the demands of our automotive partners.

Monza, Italy

Our specialty plant in Monza was recently expanded with a new PP-LGF production line. Monza has smaller production lines to allow for more flexibility in serving our customers with specialised, short glass fibre, TPO and mineral compounds. The new, higher capacity line enables Monza to make long glass fibre reinforced products (PP- LGF) by means of pultrusion to achieve increased fibre length in both pellets and parts.

Itatiba, Brazil

Not long ago our plant in Itatiba was expanded with an additional production building, two state-of-the-art PP compounding extruders, blending and raw material silos, warehouse facilities and a bagging line. Itatiba produces high performance, high-quality PP compounds for the rapidly expanding South American operations of leading automotive tiers and OEM partners.

Europe/North America

Recently, Borealis and Nexeo Solutions agreed to continue and expand their long-standing distribution partnership. Nexeo has been distributing over 500 Borealis polyethylene and polypropylene products to more than 3,000 customers across Europe for nearly two decades. In 2012 this agreement was expanded to North America to serve a broader customer base in a globally important automotive market.

Highlights

All-new carbon fibre reinforced PP solutions

We have expanded our cutting-edge family of Fibremod™ polypropylene grades with three carbon fibre reinforced PP solutions. Developed in-house, Fibremod Carbon enables OEMs and tiers to construct high-performance lightweight car parts while delivering economic efficiency.

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