As one of Borealis' most flexible specialty plants, the Monza production facility was first equipped with a Fibremod PP-LGF production line in 2013. Borealis is now expanding its total Fibremod LGF capacity to ten kilotonnes per year to follow the increased market demand for performance materials that enable weight reduction, cost-competitiveness and enhanced sustainability. The customized Fibremod PP-LGF product portfolio brings superior mechanical performance, high purity and excellent surface aspects for a wide range of applications. With the new capacity in Monza, Borealis will be able to provide further weight saving solutions with an extended product portfolio offer.
Launched in 2013, the Fibremod family of engineered short (SGF) and long (LGF) compounds is a cornerstone innovation. Fibremod PP-LGF is produced using a proprietary pultrusion technology to achieve high quality materials with excellent glass fibre impregnation, ultra-broad molecular weight distribution and increased fibre length in both pellets and final parts. The Fibremod PP-LGF also contributes to a more environment friendly production solution thanks to reduced processing temperatures, which require less energy when compared to alternatives such as engineering plastics and metal.
"While our key focus is as always on Value Creation through Innovation, our key driver in delivering lightweight solutions to our automotive customers is Fibremod," explains Nick Kolesch, Head of Automotive Marketing at Borealis. "By launching new products like this package of PP composite application solutions and also ramping up our Fibremod capacity in Monza, we reaffirm our commitment to delivering material innovations and expanding the mutually beneficial partnerships with our customers."
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