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Chemical Week Magazine :: Basic Chemicals & Plastics
Lightweighting Expands Options for Chemical Makers
11:40 AM MDT | June 1, 2012 | —Lindsay Frost
As use of lighter materials to reduce weight in vehicles become more prevalent, fuel efficiency regulations are tightening in the automotive industry and causing supply and demand shifts with these lighter parts. Recent greenhouse gas emission policies are pressuring automakers to improve energy efficiency. The light vehicle market accounts for 30% of North American demand for plastic resins such as polypropylene, polyurethane, nylon, and thermoplastic polyesters, ACC says. For polyvinyl butyral, a resin used in safety glass, the light vehicle market accounts for...
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