An Economic and Environmental Life Cycle Evaluation of 100% Regrind ABS for Automotive Parts 982196
The use of regrind acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) for automotive parts and components results in two types of financial savings. The first is the shared monetary savings between General Motors and the molder for the difference in the virgin resin price versus price of the ABS regrind. The second is a societal energy savings seen in the life cycle of virgin ABS versus reground ABS. An added benefit is the preservation of natural resources used to produce virgin ABS.
Proceedings of the 1998 Total Life Cycle Conference-P-339, Topics in Automobile Life Cycle, Design, and Manufacture for the Environment-SP-1429, SAE 1998 Transactions - Journal of Passenger Cars-V107-6