Borealis receives Frost & Sullivan automotive innovation award

07-Dec-2010 - Austria

Borealis has received the Frost & Sullivan 2010 Global New Product Innovation Award in the category Automotive under the Hood Plastics. The award recognises the unique capabilities of Borealis Xmod™ GB306SAF polypropylene (PP) compounds, which significantly lower system and production costs for automotive system suppliers and manufacturers (OEMs).

“With this engineered Borealis Xmod polypropylen grade, our automotive customers can now significantly lower material costs in the production of air intake manifolds without compromising on any part characteristics,” comments Jost Eric Laumeyer, Borealis Global Mobility Marketing Manager who received the award on behalf of Borealis in London on December 1, 2010. “This meets the customer`s key priority in being an innovation oriented plastics supplier through achieving weight reduction targets, improving environmental performance and cost-efficiency. Our engineered material solutions lead the way in further diversifying automotive applications for polypropylene and we are delighted to have our stepchange capabilities recognised with this Frost & Sullivan award.”

“The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Research Team benchmarked Borealis’ new product against key competitors across a number of performance criteria, including innovation, value added features/benefits, and increased customer return on investment,” adds Robert Outram, Frost & Sullivan Global Programme Manager. “The findings showed Borealis Xmod GB306SAF’s leading capability in addressing the market need for under the hood plastics that offer advanced performance at lower system and production costs.”

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