Sabic has developed two new short glass fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP) grades for use in automotive applications.

According to the company, G3430X and G3440X are suitable for under-hood, exterior and interior structural parts such as brackets, seat structures and center consoles.

They reportedly have improved melt flow, tensile and flexural strength and have a thin-wall capability making them suitable for components with lower mass and weight. They could be used to replace long glass fiber PP in some low-temperature applications, Sabic said.

Both PP compounds are available in black and natural and can be custom colored.