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Automotive Plastics and Composites : Worldwide Markets and Trends to 2007 - D. Mann

Automotive Plastics and Composites

Worldwide Markets and Trends to 2007

By: D. Mann

Paperback Published: 22nd December 1999
ISBN: 9781856173490
Number Of Pages: 420

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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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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 Gases
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
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781856173490
ISBN-10: 1856173496
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 22nd December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.69 x 21.01  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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