Changing gear

December 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;12/17/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 22, p26
Trade Publication
The discusses ways by which the automotive industry can develop a more environmentally friendly, energy-saving and safe vehicle. Windshields with solar reflective glazings can reduce thermal load on a car's interior, resulting in decreased use of air conditioning. Carmakers can reduce weight and save costs by replacing metal reflectors with heat-resistant engineering plastics. Motor oils and lubricants made from vegetable oil and animal fats can replace petroleum-based products.


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