1991-02-01

Evaluation of Thermoplastic Materials for Automotive Interior Trim Applications 910519

Material and design engineers are constantly faced with the task of selecting the best thermoplastic material for interior trim applications. The purpose of this paper is to relate the results of physical property testing and part evaluation to their plastics selection process to allow a more optimized material choice for automotive interior applications. The thermoplastics that were evaluated in this study are the two largest volume plastics used today in interior trim, ABS (acrylonitrile, butadiene, styrene terpolymer) and polypropylene.

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