Plastic body panels stalling out

Miel, Rhoda
October 2007
Plastics News;10/15/2007, Vol. 19 Issue 33, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that the plastic industry is hoping that the North American auto industry will embrace more plastics as part of an effort to make cars lighter and more efficient. The company Plastic Omnium is already making a talc-filled polypropylene fender module used on the automobile BMW X5. Fabio de Souza, global commodity purchasing manager of General Motors Corp., said that the company is interested in lightweight solutions.


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