New Carbon and Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene Ensures Light, Integrated and High-Performing Solutions

Press Release Summary:

  • Enables automotive manufacturers to achieve weight-saving and process cost-saving targets
  • Suitable material substitute for metal, and engineered plastics, delivering design flexibility
  • Short-glass, long-glass and carbon fiber formulations are available, with customizable fiber content ratios

Original Press Release:

Borealis Fibremod™ Technology Enables Flexible Designs with Reduced Weight and Cost in Automotive Applications

Glass and carbon fiber-reinforced polypropylene ensures light, integrated, high-performing solutions

Taylorsville, N.C.Borealis, a leading supplier of innovative polyolefin plastic materials for engineering applications in the automotive industry announces the availability of Fibremod™, its innovative carbon and glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene (PP) technology, for the North American automotive market. The Fibremod™ family of products enables automotive manufacturers to achieve weight-saving and process cost-saving targets. In turn, replacing engineering plastics and metal parts with energy-efficient and lighter weight PP grades leads to improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. 

Borealis’ customized carbon and glass fiber-reinforced PP solutions are at the cutting edge in automotive manufacturing, bringing lighter weight, extra strength, and greater impact performance across applications ranging from front end and tailgate modules to instrument panel and center console carriers.

Products in the Fibremod™ family are a suitable material substitute for metal, and engineered plastics, delivering unmatched design flexibility. Short-glass, long-glass and carbon fiber formulations are available, with customizable fiber content ratios, to enable manufacturers to balance strength, weight, and cost according to specific design needs.

Fibremod™ products also support energy efficiency in production by reducing process temperatures and energy requirements compared with alternative solutions such as polyamide (PA).

For more information about innovative Fibremod™ materials and solutions, visit

https://borealisdrivingtomorrow.com/#fibremod

About Borealis
For over 25 years, Borealis has been a leading provider of polyolefins, base chemicals, and fertilizers. In line with its mission to Keep Discovering, innovative solutions made possible by Borealis are driving the transformation to a more circular economy.

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