TITLE

Material Advances

AUTHOR(S)
Stephen, Mark
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Canadian Plastics;Jun2006, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the efforts of automakers to turn to the plastics industry to produce vehicles that are lighter and more fuel-efficient. The BMW 6 Series features car fenders molded from GE Plastics resin that offers up to a 40% weight savings compared to traditional steel fenders. The 2006 Tacoma pick-up truck from Toyota has side rails and tailgate topped with a molded cover from Solvay Engineered Polymer's Sequel 1514 thermoplastic polyolefin and was scratch-resistant.
ACCESSION #
21310063

 

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