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Volkswagen chooses Borealis to produce automotive parts

July 26/2010

(ReinforcePlastics) -- Volkswagen (VW) and parts manufacturer MAHLE Filter Systems UK are using a glass fibre reinforced polypropylene (PP) composite from Borealis to produce air intake manifolds used on a variety of VW car models.

 

The choice of Borealis' XMOD GB306SAF 35% glass fibre reinforced polypropylene makes VW the first automotive OEM to switch from glass reinforced polyamides (PA) to polyproplene for the manufacture of air intake manifolds.

 

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Volkswagen chooses Borealis to produce automotive parts

MRC Reference

Borealis. The share in the Russian market in 2008:

 polyethylene - 4.1% (including HDPE - 4.7%, LLDPE - 8.7%);
 polypropylene - 3.2% (PP-impact - 7.5%).

Annual sales growth in Russia over the last 5 years:
 
polyethylene - 11%;
 
polypropylene - 6%.

Leader in polymers processing technologies:
 
extrusion coating;
 
cable extrusion;
 
injection molding.

 

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