Automotive Plastics and Composites: Worldwide Markets and Trends to 2007 - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781856173490, 9780080527741

Automotive Plastics and Composites: Worldwide Markets and Trends to 2007

2nd Edition

Authors: D. Mann
Paperback ISBN: 9781856173490
eBook ISBN: 9780080527741
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 8th December 1999
Page Count: 420
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Description

Chapter headings and selected sections:

Introduction.

Industry Analysis.
The Changing Structure of the Automotive Components Industry.

Plastics and Reinforcements Used in Automobile Construction.
Thermoplastics.
Styrene-based thermoplastics.
Polyurethanes (PUR).
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).
Styrene block copolymers (TPE-S).
Thermoset resins.
(Thermoset) polyurethanes (PUR).
Reinforcements.
Natural fibres.
Particulate reinforcement.

Plastics Processing Methods.
Thermoplastic processes.
GMT-sheet moulding.
Powder slush moulding.
Thermosetting processes.
Injection compression moulding.
Reinforced reaction injection moulding (RRIM).
Plastic painting processes.

Competition Between Plastics and Other Materials.
Superplastic forming.
Prospects for aluminium.
Cost comparisons between steel, aluminium and plastic composite structures.

Environmental and Safety Requirements, Customer Demand.
Car exterior impacts.
Fuel consumption and weight reduction, fuel quality and exhaust xases.
Fuel quality.

Recycling and Disposal.
Four stages in recycling policy.
Issues in plastics recycling.
Limited recycling of thermosets.

Examples of the Use of Plastics for Specific Components and Systems. Body panels.
Electrical and electronic control systems.
Instrument panels and cockpit components.

Markets.
Global car production to 2007.
Plastics usage.

Profiles of Major Car Producers. Automotive industry trends.

Profiles of the Major Suppliers of Plastic Components to the Car Industry.

Directory of Major Car Makers.

Directory of Representative Plastic Components Suppliers.

Readership

For corporate management, senior marketing, technical management, business development professionals, industry analysts and consultants.

Table of Contents

Chapter headings and selected sections:

Introduction.

Industry Analysis.
The Changing Structure of the Automotive Components Industry.

Plastics and Reinforcements Used in Automobile Construction.
Thermoplastics.
Styrene-based thermoplastics.
Polyurethanes (PUR).
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).
Styrene block copolymers (TPE-S).
Thermoset resins.
(Thermoset) polyurethanes (PUR).
Reinforcements.
Natural fibres.
Particulate reinforcement.

Plastics Processing Methods.
Thermoplastic processes.
GMT-sheet moulding.
Powder slush moulding.
Thermosetting processes.
Injection compression moulding.
Reinforced reaction injection moulding (RRIM).
Plastic painting processes.

Competition Between Plastics and Other Materials.
Superplastic forming.
Prospects for aluminium.
Cost comparisons between steel, aluminium and plastic composite structures.

Environmental and Safety Requirements, Customer Demand.
Car exterior impacts.
Fuel consumption and weight reduction, fuel quality and exhaust xases.
Fuel quality.

Recycling and Disposal.
Four stages in recycling policy.
Issues in plastics recycling.
Limited recycling of thermosets.

Examples of the Use of Plastics for Specific Components and Systems. Body panels.
Electrical and electronic control systems.
Instrument panels and cockpit components.

Markets.
Global car production to 2007.
Plastics usage.

Profiles of Major Car Producers. Automotive industry trends.

Profiles of the Major Suppliers of Plastic Components to the Car Industry.

Directory of Major Car Makers.

Directory of Representative Plastic Components Suppliers.

Details

No. of pages:
420
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 1999
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080527741
Paperback ISBN:
9781856173490

About the Author

D. Mann