Polyolefin structural foams have the potential for large usage in the automotive industry because they have all the attractive properties of the solid polyolefins, plus greater rigidity at a lower cost for molds and molding machinery. The advantage to the automobile manufacturer include: lighter vehicle weight, lower cost, better balance to offset safety and antipollution devices, greater collision safety, noise reduction, better resistance to corrosion, and a smoother ride. Preliminary designs and economic studies were performed for several automobile parts including bucket seats, hoods, rear deck lids, dash panel inserts, air-conditioner housing.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at SAE Meeting May 22-26, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Hug, D P
    • Shockley, C C
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261271
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Pap 720475
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM