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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.

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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