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INEOS Styrolution selected by Lixiang for its new Lixiang One model

2019-12-16 09:00 500
  • Luran® S 777K SPF30 BK61066 selected exclusively for use on the newly launched Lixiang One
  • Combination of excellent UV resistance, lasting premium high gloss appearance with mold-in pitch black colour and good dimensional stability, making it an ideal polymer for front grill application

SHANGHAI, Dec. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announces today that its Luran S 777K SPF30 BK61066 grade has been selected by Lixiang, for its new Lixiang One model, launched in November 2019. Founded in 2015, Lixiang is a Beijing-based car manufacturer that specializes in developing electric and hybrid vehicles.

The newly launched Lixiang ONE (image courtesy of Lixiang, 2019)
The newly launched Lixiang ONE (image courtesy of Lixiang, 2019)

Luran® S is INEOS Styrolution's acrylonitrile styrene acrylate copolymer (ASA) brand of choice for unpainted exterior applications. It offers outstanding properties for long-term use and for a high quality surface appearance. In particular, it offers weathering stability for outdoor applications even when unpainted. It is also an ideal material for hot stamping technology that allows for aesthetic effects.

For Lixiang, the enhanced UV resistance and lasting premium high gloss appearance with mold-in pitch black colour of Luran S 777K SPF30 BK61066 were the key criteria to selecting this material for it front grill application.

Zubin Li, Material Engineer, Lixiang Automotive says, "This grade allows us to achieve premium high gloss appearance with mold-in pitch black colour for our front grills without the need for additional painting treatment, thus providing us a more sustainable and cost effective solution. In addition, Luran S is a trusted and established material of choice across the automotive industry."

"We are very pleased to be able to work with such a young and innovative company like Lixiang and providing the best solution for the new Lixiang One," comments SungBeom Park, Asia Pacific Lead, Automotive, INEOS Styrolution. "I look forward to our continued partnership with Lixiang to help them fulfil their ambitions in the automotive industry."

About INEOS Styrolution

INEOS Styrolution is the leading, global styrenics supplier with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. With world-class production facilities and more than 85 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering the best possible solution, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including Automotive, Electronics, Household, Construction, Healthcare, Packaging and Toys/ Sports/ Leisure. In 2018, sales were at 5.4 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,500 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.

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Contact

Hui Boon Kwa
Senior Communications Manager, Asia Pacific
INEOS Styrolution APAC Pte Ltd.
111 Somerset Road
#14-16 to 21 TripleOne Somerset
Singapore 238164
Phone: +65-6933-8393
Email: huiboon.kwa@ineos.com
Internet: www.ineos-styrolution.com

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