Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Italian car maker selects LyondellBasell's Hostacom PP resins

Italian car maker selects LyondellBasell's Hostacom PP resins

16
Apr '08
LyondellBasell Industries' Hostacom polypropylene resins are being used to produce a range of components for FIAT's new 500/Cinquecento retro-chic city car, awarded 2008's “European Car of the Year”.

To address the unique design, functionality and supply requirements of the 500, which features the aesthetics of the original model introduced in the 1950s, Italian car maker FIAT selected LyondellBasell's reinforced range of Hostacom PP resins for the door panels, interior trim, side claddings and under-hood waterbox of the 500 model.

“Nearly all of the polypropylene interior components of the 500 are produced using Hostacom resins, equivalent to approximately 15 kilograms,” said Fausto Cocola, LyondellBasell's key account manager for FIAT. “We were also able to meet FIAT's product sourcing needs by providing material consistency across regions.”

Commitment to Eastern Europe:
Components of the 500, which is produced in FIAT's Tichy, Poland plant, are specified in Italy and the resins are supplied to Eastern European-based auto manufacturing facilities to uniform specifications from LyondellBasell's Bayreuth, Germany, PP compounding plant.

“With compounding facilities in close proximity to the growing number of automotive manufacturing plants in Eastern Europe, we can provide OEMs with the material consistency they demand, regardless of where their regional operations are located,” said Alain Gourjault, Automotive Marketing Manager at LyondellBasell.


Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

The budget will give major impetus to textile and apparel consumption

Amardeep Singh, Orient Craft

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Knowledge sharing platform needed for sustainable water management

Erwin Devloo,

Erwin Devloo

Picanol develops, produces and markets high-tech weaving machines, based...

Harsh Shah,

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Henk-Jan Rohaan,

Henk-Jan Rohaan

The custom-built machineries of Brugman Holland are known for reliability, ...

Melissa Tate, University of New South Wales

Melissa Tate
University of New South Wales

<div><div><div><div><b>Melissa Tate</b>, a well-known scientist currently...

Mr Ambrose Chan, DSG International (Thailand) PLC

Mr Ambrose Chan
DSG International (Thailand) PLC

Karl Zelik, Vanderbilt University

Karl Zelik
Vanderbilt University

A team of engineers at the Vanderbilt University has designed a smart...

Sanjukta Dutta, Sanjukta's Studio

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Samar Firdos, Arvind Ltd

Samar Firdos
Arvind Ltd

<b>Samar Firdos</b>, Chief Manager (Design) at Lifestyle Apparel Denim...

Priya Somaiya, Usha Social Services

Priya Somaiya
Usha Social Services

The Usha Silai label from Usha International is all set for a retail...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


November 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Follow us on instagram

Follow

Follow Fibre2Fashion On


Advanced Search