TITLE

GM to cut PVC from interiors

AUTHOR(S)
Pryweller., Joseph
PUB. DATE
September 1999
SOURCE
Automotive News;9/20/1999, Vol. 74 Issue 5838, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the plans of General Motors (GM) to be the first automaker to eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from the interior surfaces of all its vehicles. Policy as primarily affecting surfaces of instrument panels and door panels; Wider use of other materials such as thermoplastic olefins and polyurethane; Lack of durability of PVC; Unsuitability for recycling; Inability of PVC to work with seamless airbag doors.
ACCESSION #
2312190

 

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