Borealis’ new low-density polypropylene to feature in Škoda Scala’s interiors

Apr 11, 2019   Tier Suppliers

Borealis has added an advanced new material to its low-density polypropylene portfolio for interior applications, Daplen EE058AI.

“The 10% talcum filled and elastomer-modified high-purity grade is designed will meet the latest OEM requirements for automotive interior applications with low odour, emission and fogging levels, while offering significant weight savings,” explained Nicholas Kolesch, Head of Automotive Marketing for Borealis. “It combines an excellent balance of stiffness and impact strength with class A aesthetic surfaces and high scratch resistance.”


The innovative new Daplen EE058AI grade targets global approvals and is available in all Borealis and Borouge sales regions. It was featured at the VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering (PIAE) congress at the Rosengarten Congress Centre in Mannheim, Germany. Borealis will show various first commercial interior applications, including lower dashboard, glove box and centre console mouldings used in the new Škoda Scala compact car as well as in the automaker’s new Kamiq urban sports utility vehicle.


“We have successfully been using existing Daplen products in similar components before, but the new EE058AI grade offers unprecedented weight savings of up to 6.5% without compromising performance, which helps us lower our carbon footprint to meet committed fleet emission levels,” added Luděk Bělka, Coordinator Development Dashboard for Škoda. 


Borealis Daplen and Fibremod long glass fibre thermoplastic materials are also used in further Scala parts, from the interior door panels and dashboard carrier to the front-end module.

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