ACC study: Plastic vehicle components have lighter footprint

10/17/2012 |

A life-cycle study conducted by the American Chemistry Council's Plastics Division reports that there are net benefits to the use of lightweight plastics in automotive applications. The study involved two auto components -- a support bolster from a Ford sedan and a running board from a General Motors SUV. Both components were found to have less of an environmental footprint than conventional metal parts.

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