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Slideshow: New Materials for Cars Resist Chemicals, High Temps

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: short life cycle plastic
Ann R. Thryft   12/3/2013 11:54:35 AM
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fraire, I hear you. I get the impression the problem may be occurring among more recent car models. My 1996 Nissan Sentra was designed with very good plastics, I'm happy to say, that have aged quite well. The problem isn't that there are no good materials: there are lots of them, as we continue to report. The problem is that they aren't spec'ed correctly for the application, or for a long enough product life.



fraire
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short life cycle plastic
fraire   12/2/2013 10:48:58 PM
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Given the fact that European Auto Manufacturers introduced the short life cycle plastics onto car in the early 2000. Many plasctic products life cycle were terminated while still integrated in the cars, thus providing manay headaches  and light wallets to consumers.  Plastic Manufacturers need to ensure the quality and lasting capabilities applied to the lifecycle of their products. It has cost me over 5k in the past 2 years on replacing many plastic product and byproduct on my 2002 BMW.  To say the least this the last BMW I will own (can get rid of it fast enough). Hopefully the Japanese will have superior plastic technology.    fraire

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: New materials for c ars
Ann R. Thryft   11/4/2013 12:58:40 PM
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Rob, some of the trends certainly would indicate you're right. A ton of money in R&D is going into making that happen. At the same time, the steel and aluminum makers are also putting a lot of time and dollars in to making their products closer to what automakers want. It will be interesting to see what happens.



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New materials for c ars
Rob Spiegel   10/30/2013 10:21:03 AM
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Nice slideshow, Ann. In a few quick years, cars will be made of completely differnt materials than they were for thier first 100 years. It will be interesting to see what the net impact on the environment will be.

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