1972-02-01

Reinforced Plastic Moldings for Automotive Applications 720064

This paper discusses the use of different types of plastics in automotive moldings and relates their importance to vehicle safety. The characteristics of each type are compared and their efficiency and stability as energy-absorbing materials are discussed from the viewpoint of un-reinforced and metal-reinforced structures. Charts are provided to show the extent of plastic use in Europe, the United Kingdom, and North and South America.

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