POLYOLEFIN STRUCTURAL FOAM FOR AUTOMOTIVE USE

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

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    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