PLASTICS FOR WEIGHT REDUCTION: GLASS/MINERAL REINFORCED RESINS FOR BODY PANELS
At the start of the 1980's, the prospects for increased use of plastic auto body panels for weight reduction are brightening considerably. Despite advances in other processes, interest in injection moldable plastics for body panels remains high. Given the right material, injection molding offers the promise of out-of-the-mold, onto-the-car economics. Post-finishing operations, other than painting, are rarely required for injection molded parts. The latest route is the combination of glass fibers and mineral fillers for optimum physical and appearance characteristics combined with lower material cost.
- From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Glenn, W B
- Publication Date: 1980-6
- Pagination: 10 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Applied mechanics; Automobiles; Costs; Glass fiber reinforced plastics; Glass fibers; Injection molding; Lightweight materials; Motor vehicle bodies; Panels; Plastics; Resins; Structural mechanics; Vehicle body components; Vehicle body parts; Vehicular materials; Weight
- Old TRIS Terms: Auto body panels; Automobile bodies; Automobile materials; Structural application; Weight control
- Subject Areas: Finance; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment; I35: Miscellaneous Materials; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00331791
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800814
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM