Borouge, Borealis Launch Sustainable Automotive Products from up to 70% Recycled Materials
Borouge and Borealis have launched of two new sustainable polymer products for the automotive industry, in line with both companies’ sustainability drive.
Made from up to 70% recycled materials, they are the first sustainable products developed at Borouge’s Compounding Manufacturing Plant (CMP) in Shanghai, China, which recently received ISO 14067 certification for carbon footprint assessment.
The new polypropylene (PP) solutions, made from up to 70% post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials, have undergone ISO 14067 carbon footprint assessment certified by TÜV Rheinland, covering the products’ entire life cycle (from cradle to gate).
These new grades reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption while delivering similar performance and consistent quality as original virgin compounds.
The first solution contains 50% PCR material that reduces the carbon footprint by about 28% compared to virgin grades, and delivers unprecedented performance, processability and exceptional long-term heat resistance. This makes the product ideally suited for under-body shields, bumper brackets and structural parts in cars.
The second solution containing a blend of up to 70% PCR materials, is specifically developed for producing wheel arches and other exterior components and is able to achieve a 32% reduction in carbon footprint compared to virgin grades while striking a perfect balance between impact strength and stiffness.