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NEW FACT SHEET: Plastics in Automotive

View this important fact sheet to learn more about automotive lightweighting with plastics. » Download PDF


Modeling Shows Automotive Material Lightweighting Saves Lives

New advocacy graphic demonstrates the roll of plastics and composite lightweighting in maintaining safety. Research shows that as cars lightweight, weight reductions alone can reduce traffic fatalities. More aggressive weight reductions than needed to achieve current proposed CAFE standards can save even more lives. » Learn More


Have you heard about any of these innovations in plastics that are helping make cars light, energy efficient and safe?

  • A new manifold that increases horsepower 33%.
  • A front grill that saves weight and 50 of former tooling costs.
  • A single plastic part that reduces the need for 27 extra parts.

Automotive Research on How Lightweight Plastics Enhance Safety

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Lightweighting Becomes the Green Car of the Year

Enter the Chevy Bolt, 2017’s Green Car of the Year – Range: 238 miles... You won't believe...

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Plastics and Sustainability

 

A Valuation of Environmental Benefits, Costs and Opportunities for Continuous Improvement

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