Material Advances

Stephen, Mark
June 2006
Canadian Plastics;Jun2006, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p17
Trade Publication
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.


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