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A polypropylene (PP) grade with 20% short glass fiber reinforcement has been applied in a structural foam injection molding process (SFIM) to mold a dashboard carrier and air ducts in the FAW-VW Golf A7. The Fibermod GE277AIC grade from Borouge (Singapore) reportedly achieves high flowability paired with high stiffness and impact ratio, realizing high flow length and low wall thickness, plus high dimensional stability and weld strength.

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Reinforced PP grade applied in structural foam molding process

A polypropylene (PP) grade with 20% short glass fiber reinforcement has been applied in a structural foam injection molding process (SFIM) to mold a dashboard carrier and air ducts in the FAW-VW Golf A7. The Fibermod GE277AIC grade from Borouge (Singapore) reportedly achieves high flowability paired with high stiffness and impact ratio, realizing high flow length and low wall thickness, plus high dimensional stability and weld strength.

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Borouge grades find application in dashboard carrier, door cladding.

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Borouge also contributed a grade for door cladding. Daplen EE189HPC was developed in accordance with stringent customer requirements for high quality surface aesthetics. A 15% mineral-filled PP compound, Daplen EE189HPC reportedly enables fast cycle injection molding of complex interior parts. The grade also exhibits high scratch and abrasion resistance. The processing characteristics of the grade are also said to allow a high level of integrated functions in a pleasing new aesthetic design for the part in question. Additionally, the material is UV-resistant and exhibits non-sticky qualities.

The success of the Volkswagen Golf A7 cars best exemplifies the long term global partnership between Borouge, its parent 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," says 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 recognizes the strategic importance of the automotive business. We will continue to develop innovative solutions in partnership with the automotive industry."

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