NEW YORK, NY — General Electric Plastics reveals here the development of a new thermoplastic it has innocently code-named W4. But W4's unique properties show the potential to save automakers hundreds of millions by eliminating the need to paint vehicles. Its applications include vehicle exteriors, truck tonneau covers, and bodywork for boats, garden and farm equipment. GE claims the high-gloss W4 provides long-term weatherability and better surface hardness than other weatherable ...

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