DuPont Automotive Survey: Aluminum, Multi-Material Solutions Head Lightweighting strategies in auto industry
from Plastics Today
Aluminum heads the list of materials that the auto industry is turning to in order to meet 2025 CAFE standards according to the annual Wards Auto survey, sponsored by DuPont Automotive. 33 percent of respondents cited this material compared to 32 percent in the 2014 survey. Meanwhile, multi-material solutions proponents fell slightly for 21 percent to 19 percent of respondents. Engineering plastics and advanced high-strength steel comprise the second tier of material strategies. Further, respondents continued to express "moderate confidence" that today's materials are sufficient to meet the future standards.
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