Plastics & high volumes?

November 1998
Automotive Manufacturing & Production;Nov98, Vol. 110 Issue 11, p26
Trade Publication
Focuses on the use of plastic materials like plastic fenders for body applications on different automobiles. Benefits of using plastic materials in high volume applications; Issues with regard to implementing plastic on a program; Other plastic concern for body panel manufacturing.


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