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.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : 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 Dispo
- Data Publicarii : 08 Dec 1999
- Editie : 2 Rev ed
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 420
- ISBN : 9781856173490