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Borealis moves to boost recyclate use in cars

Austria – Major European plastics supplier Borealis has developed a portfolio of polypropylene compounds with a post-consumer recycled content for use in interior, exterior and under-the-hood automotive applications.

Developed for Borealis′ European customers, the three Daplen grades will enable the automotive industry to satisfy the need for materials with ′enhanced sustainability while ensuring performance on par with virgin materials′, according to the company.

′We see a clear trend towards the use of recyclates together with virgin materials,′ states Jost Eric Laumeyer, global marketing manager for engineering applications for the Austria-headquartered company. ′Today, answering the call for materials with increased sustainability and increasing resource efficiency is no longer an aspiration but a business imperative for the automotive industry.′

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