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Polypropylene more attractive for automotive applications

from Platts

Polypropylene is finding ever more uses in automotive applications and is set to play a strong role in the auto industry moving forward. Back in the 1980s, automobile manufacturers preferred to use more expensive high performance plastics in their designs. However, as cost pressures started to change the industry, the more commoditized and therefore less expensive polypropylene became a more attractive polymer for auto manufacturers. The average car in 1980 contained roughly 10 kilograms of polypropylene but by 2010 the plastic surpassed 65 kilograms, with potential for even more automotive uses. more


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