GM to cut PVC from interiors

Pryweller., Joseph
September 1999
Automotive News;9/20/1999, Vol. 74 Issue 5838, p4
Trade Publication
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.


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