Borouge, a joint venture between Borealis and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), will enhance the supply of advanced polypropylene (PP) materials to the Indian automotive industry by cooperating with Machino Polymers Limited, a leading supplier of PP compounds to the automotive industry in India. The collaboration entails the use of Borealis' proprietary Borstar® technology resins to manufacture high performance, specialty polypropylene compounds in accordance with Machino Polymers' compounding technology.
High performance polypropylene compounds are used in the production of exterior and interior automotive components, including bumpers, instrument panels, door trim panels and other interior applications. In addition, new technology and cost-saving solutions originally developed by Borealis for the European market will also be introduced to support India's increasing demand for automobiles.
Machino Polymers was established in the year 1994 and currently has an installed capacity of 40,000 tpa at its 5 acre plant in Gurgaon, Haryana, in North India. The company plans to be multi-location with facilities coming on line in Pune and Chennai within the next financial year. The Machino Innovative Research Applications Centre (MIRAC) is recognized by the Indian Government's Department of Science and Technology (DSIR). This underlines Machino Polymers' capability to develop advanced materials for the future of the automotive industry in India.