Plastics: The inside report

December 1997
Automotive Manufacturing & Production;Dec97, Vol. 109 Issue 12, p55
Trade Publication
Discusses the use of plastics in automobiles manufacturing. Controlled Color Natural line of plastics from M.A. Hanna Engineered Materials and M.A. Hanna Color; Introduction of Toray Plastics America Inc.'s line of foamed olefin sheet stock.


Related Articles

  • The future's plastic--and any colour you like.  // Professional Engineering;11/17/99, Vol. 12 Issue 21, p60 

    Focuses on the future use of plastics in automobiles. Factors driving the growing use of plastic materials; Obstacles to the use of plastics in automobiles; Advantages of using plastics.

  • Exterior plastics grow more slowly. Winter, Drew // Ward's Auto World;Sep93, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p34 

    Discusses the use of exterior plastics in automobile manufacture. Sheet molding compound (SMC) for the '95 Lincoln Continental; Ford Motor Co.'s Mark VIII and '94 Mustang; General Motors' (GM) '93 Camaro/Firebird F-cars; Competition from Du Pont's XTC thermoplastic composite sheet; Advantages...

  • Plastics gaining under the hood. Winter, Drew // Ward's Auto World;Sep93, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p58 

    Discusses the use of plastics for automobile engine compartments. Predicted growth; Use of molding resin to replace a multi-component metal assembly on all General Motors Corp.'s 3300 and 3800 V-6 engines; Engine compartment aesthetics; Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) improvement;...

  • Junkyard Polymers. Martindale, Diane // Discover;Jan2002, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p67 

    Reports on a research made by scientists on automotive plastics in Great Britain. Importance of the research to car manufacturers; Composition of the plastic; Ability of the plastic to be composed.

  • Remember one word: Plastics. Chaikin, Don // Popular Mechanics;Jul98, Vol. 175 Issue 7, p72 

    Provides information on the Composite Concept Vehicle (CCV) developed by Chrysler Corporation using plastic as materials. Designing the CCV; Key to Chrysler's success in molding huge pieces of plastics; Advantages of the technology.

  • US plastics industry aims for long-term growth. Miel, Rhoda // Urethanes Technology;Oct/Nov2002, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p27 

    Focuses on the plan of the American Plastic Council (APC) to build the indispensability of plastics in the manufacture of automotive as of October 2002. List of automobile manufacturers which support the APC; Measures being taken to achieve the goal of APC; Issue pointed out by APC project...

  • Dmestic Vehicle-Use Plastics Need Rapid Development. Zhou Yibin // China Chemical Reporter;3/16/2005, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p18 

    Reports on the need for development in the domestic-vehicle use plastics in China. Rapid consumption increase of plastics in automobiles in advanced countries; Output growth of automobiles in China; Inadequate driving force for the production of domestic vehicle-use plastics.

  • Skin deep. Winter, Drew // Ward's Auto World;Mar97, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p113 

    Discusses the use of plastics, steel, and aluminum on vehicle body panel in the United States. Domination of steel; Economic reasons for plastic's shortstanding dominance in late 1980s; Continued investments of plastic and aluminum producers; Growth in the use of aluminum; Assessment of the...

  • Just like new. Ramirez, Charles E. // Automotive News;6/13/1994, Vol. 68 Issue 5556, p3 

    Focuses on automobilemakers' increasing use of recycled plastics for the manufacture of cars. Benefits of plastic components in cars; Plastics as environmental hazard; Drawbacks to use of steel and aluminum in cars; Ford Motor as first carmaker to recycle plastic bumpers; Companies that supply...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics