and natural resources through lightweight design, aerodynamics, parts consolidation, and parts reduction while maintaining vehicle and passenger safety. Google Scholar 4, stauber,.: Kunststoffe und Verbundwerkstoffe Anforderungen und Trends. What's more, as car makers work to meet sustainability goals and use recovered materials, a growing number of car parts are made using recycled plastics. Makers of composites and advanced plastics operate in a restricted supply base that required considerable effort and expense needed for new suppliers to enter. For example, in 2011 a fire and explosion at a plant operated by Evonik Industries AG caused a cessation in the world's supply of polyamide (PA) 12, commonly used in automotive applications. Today the technology is allowing the replacement of some auto parts with plastic composites. Google Scholar 13, büthe,.; Funkhauser,.; Rau,.: Kunststoffe für das Automobil der Zukunft Unsichtbarer Beitrag sichtbarer Erfolg. OEMs have turned to plastics to cut vehicle weight while also reducing cost and improving safety, performance, and fuel efficiency.
This effort is well underway, with almost every vehicle on the road today having a PC headlamp and a PC/pmma rear lamp. Plastics Enabling Autonomy In New Directions: Mobile Art Gallery "So I developed an autonomous car, which plastics can make into a mobile art gallery. And European objectives for greenhouse gas emissions for 20, car road loads must be reduced by 30 percent, according to an estimate from IHS Automotive. By 2020, the average car will incorporate nearly 350 kg of plastics, up from 200 kg in 2014, according to analyst IHS Chemical (Englewood CO). However, manufacturers may adopt more radical approaches, extensively employing plastics or composites. The use of carbon fiber and polymer matrix composites are believed to enable car body-weight reductions of 25 percent to 70 percent.
It is estimat ed that every 10 reduction in vehicle weight results in a 5 to 7 reduction in fuel. In automotive design, plastics have contributed to a multitude of innovations in s afety, performance and fuel efficiency. By 2020, the average car will incorporate nearly 350 kg of plastic s, up from 200 kg in 2014, according to analyst IHS Chemical (Englewood CO). Plastic is the automotive stuff of the present. How much of what you drive is plas tic and where the plastic and automotive industry is heading.