Recommended Practice for Developing Specifications for Automotive Thermoplastic Materials
(STABILIZED Jul 2017)
This SAE Recommended Practice is intended to establish uniform procedures for developing specifications for automotive thermoplastics. It is intended for use by automotive companies and their suppliers of molded and/or fabricated parts from thermoplastic materials.
Rationale: This document was developed to standardize plastic testing procedures between automotive OEM's for the purpose of reducing testing costs by allowing similar certification packages. The procedures are now considered a stable technology which is not dynamic in nature and not likely to change in the foreseeable future.