Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-36-0140
2008-10-07

Driving forces for Metal Replacement Opportunities in the Automotive Industry 2008-36-0140

The growth of Engineering Thermoplastics in Automotive applications have been increasing over the last 30 years, in the different sections of the car: powertrain, electrical components, chassis, trim components and so on. Currently most modern vehicles have more than 100-150 kgs of plastic components per car. Some of the main driving forces for such increasing demand are: weight reduction, gains of production, higher productivity, such as easier assembly, integration of parts and systems and more flexible design.

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