Renolit Tecnogor begins production of recyclable composite panels for automotive interiors in India

The Renolit Composites business unit has added a new production line to the APPL GOR Plastics India facility to serve customers in India and Asia Pacific. The new extrusion line is located in Pune, near Mumbai. It is the first Renolit Tecnogor thermoformable sheet and coil that can be produced, cleaned and safed outside Europe and other lightweight, 100% recyclable in the Renolit composite range. A factory for sustainable products.

In the official inauguration event held in London earlier this year, the new series of celebrations from Pune received Dr. Axel Bruder, CEO of Renolit Group Executive Board, Fabrizio Carello, CEO of Renolit GOR, and Mauro Piccolo, Chief Financial Officer, and The presence of manager Rahul Chivate. India APPL GOR Plastics

A key feature of the new line design is the Renolit patented extrusion process for the manufacture of innovative, new, 100% recyclable Renolit Tecnogor fiberglass (GF) reinforced PP based lightweight thermoplastic composites. High-quality 3D decorative parts can be thermoformed in a high-productivity “glue-free” one-step process, reducing production costs.

Renolit Tecnogor is a lightweight thermoplastic composite based on polypropylene and fiberglass extruded into sheets or rolls. It is a highly formable substrate that can be applied to a surface of a textile or film and formed in a one-step process without glue.

Due to the production process, Renolit Tecnogor has excellent stiffness and impact properties. The patented fiber-embedded extrusion technology also makes Renolit Tecnogor a clean, very safe material that can be used in the shop and processed. This is because all of the glass fibers are completely encapsulated in the PP polymer matrix during the extrusion process, so there is no free-floating fibers in the air during or during the laying process. This will be a major safety benefit for customers in the Indian market, and the Indian market currently uses glass fiber mats to produce composite molded parts.

The technical director of Renolit Composites Adriano Odino, who is responsible for the installation project, commented:

“The local engineering team has done a great job in installing and commissioning new production lines, and the highly skilled blue-collar workers quickly learned how to effectively produce new lines that can be extruded to all levels of Renolit’s stringent specifications and quality assurance standards. The new production line is now fully operational and open for business.”

The versatile new range not only produces Renolit Tecnogor, but also Renolit Deep-Stock, Renolit Flexigor and Renolit Wood-Stock, the only Renolit products ever produced in India.

Rahul Chivate, General Manager of APPL GOR Plastics India, said:

“Over the years, we have only been able to offer the classic Renolit Wood-Stock sheet series. We are pleased to offer our customers a wider range of sustainable products and solutions for the practical problems faced by the traditional fiberglass mat market”

Renolit composite products currently produced in India are targeted at primary thermoforming machines supplied to automotive OEMs in India and Asia Pacific. They provide automotive manufacturers with a safer, more environmentally friendly material solution that can cost-effectively manufacture automotive interior parts.

Renolit Tecnogor is a global leader in the automotive interior market with leading German, Italian, French and Japanese automotive markings for all types of thermoforming, custom coatings, in-car 3D decorative components, including parcels, load-bearing floors, Seat back, instrument panel inserts and trunk trim. For other internal and external vehicle applications, such as door inserts, map pockets, trunk side trims and wheel arches, Renolit Flexigor has been supplied to thermoformers, and customer-specified aesthetic surface fabrics can be applied to single or double as needed. surface. Renolit Flexigor is a highly thermoformable, low VOC, lightweight composite based on polyolefin and renewable natural/mineral fillers that are sustainable and a fully recyclable product.