USE OF PLASTICS ON EUROPEAN CARS -- AN UPDATE
In recent years thanks to the continuous improvements in production techniques the use of high polymers -- plastomers, duromers, elastomers -- has found ever-increasing justification in automobile design in Europe. The improved comfort of vehicle interiors, the reduction in weight of the automobiles and the associated energy savings, which the use of such materials guarantees, will continue to remain powerful sales arguments favoring the use of plastics despite the recent price increases.
- From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Hablitzel, H
- Johnke, K D
- Publication Date: 1980-6
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 22 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Applied mechanics; Automobiles; Comfort; Energy conservation; Fuel consumption; Lightweight materials; Plastics; Polymers; Prices; Structural mechanics; Vehicle design; Vehicular materials
- Uncontrolled Terms: Interior
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile materials; Structural application
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Environment; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment; I35: Miscellaneous Materials; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00331790
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800813
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM