A brief comparison in history of the steel and plastic industries is presented, outlining the rapid progress that has been made since the first discovery of plastic to the present. The current applications in the automotive and transportation industries are discusssed. The current volume users of structural foam are reviewed, pointing at the business machine and related fields where a majority of the development work has been done. An investigation of the potential expansion of use of the structural foam materials in the transportation industry, as a whole, is presented where lower investment levels and substantial cost and weight savings are obtainable.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Technomic Publishing Company

    265 West State Street
    Westport, CT  United States  06880
  • Authors:
    • LaVoie, F J
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167497
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM