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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Glenn, W B
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

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  • Accession Number: 00331791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800814
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM