True to the mission of Value Creation through Innovation, Borealis is dedicated to developing innovative polypropylene (PP) and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) solutions for automotive applications. These solutions will enable car manufacturers to achieve the highest aesthetic and mechanical performance standards.
Sleek design and high performance thanks to Daplen tiger stripe-free grades
Enabling freedom in design and achieving good surface aesthetics are decisive factors in the success of new vehicle models. By working closely with the PSA Group and its major Tier One Suppliers, Borealis was able to find ideal material solutions for the aesthetic and mechanical performance-related challenges posed by this striking new model. PSA and its Tiers required the highest possible quality in moulded parts in accordance with their own stringent state-of-the-art requirements for new models.
One central concern when it comes to surface aesthetics is the elimination of flow marks, also known as tiger stripes. When compared to all other available materials, Borealis' new generation of Daplen tiger stripe-free grades was determined by PSA to be the best choice for numerous exterior applications, offering more design freedom and better quality than other materials. Daplen EH227AE is being used in rocker panels, whilst additional grades are used in other Citroën C4 Cactus applications, including interior trims, central console and dashboard.
"When compared to other solutions currently available on the market, our Daplen tiger stripe-free grades offered tangible competitive and aesthetic advantages," explains Harald Hammer, Borealis Vice President Engineering Applications. "We are committed to developing superior, cutting-edge material solutions to meet the needs of our partners and customers in the automotive industry."