May 27, 2014
Borealis AG has developed a portfolio of polypropylene compounds that contain post-consumer recycled content intended for use in interior, exterior and under-the-hood automotive applications.
Developed for Borealis' European customers, the three Daplen grades will enable the automotive industry to fulfill the need for materials with enhanced sustainability while ensuring performance on par with virgin materials, according to the company.
“We see a clear trend towards the use of recyclates together with virgin materials,” said Jost Eric Laumeyer, Borealis’ global marketing manager for engineering applications. “Today, answering the call for materials with increased sustainability and increasing resource efficiency is no longer an aspiration but a business imperative for the automotive industry.”
Harald Hammer, Borealis vice-president of engineering applications, added: “Thanks to cooperation and the close connection we have established with our partners over the years, we have been able to develop these new Daplen grades.
“They will support OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in their efforts to increase the use of recycled materials, whilst at the same time not compromising on material characteristics.”