Automotive Plastics & Composites - Worldwide Markets & Trends to 2007By
- D. Mann
Following the success of the first (1995) edition, this fully updated report will provide a global overview of the use of automotive plastics and composites in passenger vehicles, with an analysis of markets and trends to the year 2007. Special attention is given to vehicle weight reduction.
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For corporate management, senior marketing, technical management, business development professionals, industry analysts and consultants.
Chapter headings and selected sections:
The Changing Structure of the Automotive Components Industry.
Plastics and Reinforcements Used in Automobile Construction.Plastics Processing Methods.
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).
Styrene block copolymers (TPE-S).
(Thermoset) polyurethanes (PUR).
Powder slush moulding.
Injection compression moulding.
Reinforced reaction injection moulding (RRIM).
Plastic painting processes.
Competition Between Plastics and Other Materials.Environmental and Safety Requirements, Customer Demand.
Prospects for aluminium.
Cost comparisons between steel, aluminium and plastic composite structures.
Car exterior impacts.
Fuel consumption and weight reduction, fuel quality and exhaust xases.
Recycling and Disposal.Examples of the Use of Plastics for Specific Components and Systems.Body panels.
Four stages in recycling policy.
Issues in plastics recycling.
Limited recycling of thermosets.
Electrical and electronic control systems.
Instrument panels and cockpit components.
Markets.Profiles of Major Car Producers. Automotive industry trends.
Global car production to 2007.
Profiles of the Major Suppliers of Plastic Components to the Car Industry.Directory of Major Car Makers.Directory of Representative Plastic Components Suppliers.