We boost our role as a key polymers supplier for the automotive industry

Chemical News 30/07/2021

We reinforced our commitment to the automotive sector by expanding our specialized range of polymers for the sector, installing a new reactor to manufacture very high-impact polypropylene at our industrial complex in Tarragona, which has entailed a total investment of 31 million euros. The plant, which is already operational, is the first of its kind in the Iberian Peninsula. The products will be marketed under the Repsol Impacto® brand. Thanks to their high mechanical performance, they contribute to the safety and lightweight of cars, reducing their carbon footprint. This milestone reinforces our role as a key supplier for the automotive sector and as a company committed to the environment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

28 July 2021 - 14:00 CEST | PDF | 192.37 KB
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We have started up the first very high-impact polypropylene plant on the Iberian Peninsula. To produce these advanced materials, it was necessary to transform one of our Tarragona Industrial Complex units, which has entailed a total investment of 31 million euros.

This high-impact alternative has a lower density than other materials traditionally used in the automotive industry, thus helping to reduce the total weight of the vehicles, which reduces their emissions and extends their autonomy.

To manufacture this new range of polymers, we have installed an additional reactor in one of the polypropylene production units in the Chemical area of our Tarragona Industrial Complex. Thanks to this transformation, we have expanded the offer of our Repsol Impacto® range to include new very high impact polypropylene grades, low blush materials, and a new range of bipolymers.

With this new industrial undertaking, we reinforce our commitment to a highly demanding and technically advanced sector, such as the automotive sector, a sector of great importance in Europe. This project thus reinforces our role as a key supplier for the automotive sector and as a company committed to the environment in the framework of our net-zero emissions by 2050 goal.