News Release

INEOS Styrolution selected by Lixiang for its new Lixiang One model


Shanghai, China

  • 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

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.

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."