The Renault-Nissan Alliance is working closely with resin supplier Borealis (Vienna, Austria) and its sister company Borouge (Singapore) to develop a new range of polypropylene (PP) materials that meet the designated "Alliance Specifications" (AS). These specifications have been defined in accordance with the Renault-Nissan product portfolio strategy with the aim to apply them globally on all new cars.
This follows the trend of using a focused PP product portfolio on common global OEM platforms - such as the "Common Module Family" (CMF), the engineering architecture that covers Renault-Nissan Alliance vehicles for the global compact and large car segments - to bring the cost-performance ratio to the next level. Borealis and Borouge are supporting these efforts with their PP materials.
The first and latest vehicle using this CMF C/D segment modular platform is the Nissan Qashqai, manufactured in the United Kingdom and launched in January this year. Borealis has already supplied two PP specialty materials for the Nissan Qashqai: EG066AI for door panels (AS3) and MG160AI for interior trims (AS4). Key benefits of these high fluidity PP grades are said to be easy processing resulting in increased production efficiency, high scratch resistance, and excellent surface aesthetics