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Luran S polymer offers UV, heat, and chemical resistance coupled with durability.

November 2, 2022

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Grenadier 4X4 grille
Image courtesy of Ineos Styrolution

Ineos Styrolution’s acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) polymer Luran S has been selected by sister company Ineos Automotive as the material of choice for the front grille of its upcoming Grenadier 4X4.

Ineos Automotive was established to meet demand for a rugged and uncompromising off-roader. The Ineos Grenadier, which is on track to begin series production in the fall, is designed to be a capable, durable, and reliable working tool, while also offering the comfort, refinement, and reliability expected of a modern vehicle, said Ineos Automotive. Luran S reportedly is up to the challenge. It offers superior UV, heat, and chemical resistance, according to the company. In addition, Luran S provides appropriate impact strength and dimensional stability to make it the best material for the job.

Donna Falconer, Head of Product at Ineos Automotive, said: “We have the highest expectations of the materials we use for the Grenadier. Luran S fulfills them all. Not only does it deliver superior performance in the harshest of environments, it also enables a high-quality finish and appearance.”

In a separate announcement, group company Ineos O&P Europe said it planned to invest €30 million in the conversion of its Lillo, Belgium, plant at the Port of Antwerp to enable capacity to produce either monomodal or bimodal grades of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). This will allow Ineos to meet strong demand for durable high-end applications such as cable ducts and pipes used to transport renewable power and hydrogen, while enabling the business to follow market trends as society turns away from single-use packaging.

extruded pipe

Ineos O&P Europe reports strong demand for cable ducts and pipes to transport "green" energy.

Specific target applications include:

  • Pressure pipe grids for transporting hydrogen;

  • long-distance underground cable duct networks for wind farms and transportation of other forms of renewable power;

  • electrification infrastructure;

  • CO2 capture, transport, and storage processes.

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