When the sudden shortage of a material and the resulting price escalation put regular vehicle production in doubt, users think twice about its current and future application. The oil crisis caused the European automotive industry to double-think its use of once cheap and plantiful plastic. Full exploitation of this material became an economic necessity, and careful, longrange planning made a high use-value factor increase in use, and certain 'expensive' plastics have became more appealing. But only those projects that are within the foreseeable future will stay on the front burner.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference, Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 23-27 February 1976, Detroit, Michigan
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Hablitzel, H
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760173
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM