High Performance Plastics in the Automotive Industry

Plastic is innovating the way automotive companies are building vehicles.  With growing concerns to the environment, car companies are doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint.  Here are some of the top ways plastics in vehicles is good for your family and the environment.

  1. Plastics make your car more fuel efficient.
    Plastics make your car more lightweight, reducing the amount of gas your car needs to get up and go.
  2. Plastic is recyclable.
    Recycling plastic is a great way to help our environment.
  3.  Safety.
    Polyester fibers that make up your seatbelt, airbags made from durable nylon fabric, and child seats made from new technology in polymer sciences all help to keep you and your family safe.
  4. Auto companies are using recycled plastic.
    The number of car companies using recycled plastic is growing.  Auto makers are able to use this recycled plastic in your seat cushions and radiator shrouds.
  5. Style.
    Automotive producers are able to design different bumpers and interiors to vehicles that were not possible without the innovation of plastics.  Using plastics reduces the production costs.  Plastic is also dent resistant and resistant to corrosion, making them ideal for every day driving.

How is your vehicle utilizing plastics?