Auto Industry Helping Advance Plastics Industry, UnfortunatelyTravis Hudson4/16/08 4:40pmFiled to: News500Automobile PlasticBorealisOpel CorsaplasticsSabicTPOVisualfxCorsaFiatfiat 500OpelPlastic17EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkHaving a vehicle that looks too plastic-y is never a good thing, but the latest and advanced plastic manufacturers like Borealis and Sabic are looking to the auto-world to help further their cause of plastic. Borealis is using the Fiat 500 as its test vehicle for TPO. TPO is polypropylene-based Daplen thermoplastic olefins, whatever the hell that means. It really just translates to plastic that is very scratch resistant and has the ability to achieve uniform thickness. Opel is getting in on the high-tech plastic game, as well.