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Borealis Mobility starts production for flame retardant compounds in North America

The Daplen™ FF151HPU reduces part costs for heavy truck engine covers

In the first half of 2022, Borealis Mobility started off the production of Daplen™ FF151HPU in North America. The Daplen™ FF151HPU reduces part costs for engine covers, and is a perfect substitute for Nylon compounds in the heavy vehicle segment.

The Daplen™ grade is the first of a brand new series of flame retardant polypropylene compound materials, that has been produced by the Borealis Mobility department in North America. The Daplen™ FF151HPU material has unique properties, such as:.

ConMet is the first company in North America to leverage the unique properties of the new Borealis material. The US based tier one producer will use the material to provide the heavy truck industry in North America with perfect injection moulded engine covers.

“The Borealis team worked closely with ConMet to provide a material that reduces part cost and continue to perform to the high standards and specification of ConMet. In an excellent collaboration, the teams reviewed various combinations of filler and flame retardant additives, to provide the perfect material for ConMet. The new Borealis Daplen material reduces part costs whilst it continues to perform to challenging specification for heavy trucks.”

David Hengehold, Borealis Mobility - North America

Borealis NAM is looking forward to further extend its portfolio for the heavy vehicle segment in North America.

About ConMet

ConMet is a leading global manufacturer of wheel hubs, structural plastic, and aluminum casting components for the commercial vehicle industry. With patented innovations, such as our PreSet®, PreSet Plus®, and TruTurn® product lines, ConMet is the undisputed leader in the development of lightweight, high-performance products for the heavy-duty truck and trailer industry.

Our design innovations and superior manufacturing technology have made us the first choice in the commercial vehicle industry since 1964. We are headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A., with 13 manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States, China, and Mexico.

The cutting-edge design technologies we use, such as Finite Element Analysis and Solidification Modeling, provide ConMet customers with the most advanced processes available today. While the quality management systems at all ConMet facilities are either IATF 16949:2016 or ISO 9001:2015 certified, the company is also recognized as a high performing supplier, having earned more than thirty awards and recognitions for excellence.

About Borealis

Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. We leverage our polymers expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries. In re-inventing for more sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people and excellence as we accelerate the transformation to a circular economy and expand our geographical footprint.

With head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs 6,900 employees and operates in over 120 countries. In 2021, Borealis generated total sales and other income of EUR 10,153 million and a net profit of EUR 1,396 million. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of Borealis, while the remaining 25% is owned by a holding company of the Abu-Dhabi based Mubadala. We supply services and products to customers around the globe through Borealis and two important joint ventures: Borouge (with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, based in UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US).


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