PARIS – The pressure of reducing fuel consumption while making cars more recyclable has Europe’s auto makers more open than ever to new plastic materials. It also is forcing suppliers of some plastics to solve the OEMs’ recycling problems or lose business. Some of the automotive plastics that auto makers have used for years to reduce the mass of their cars now have them in the government’s doghouse. "There is a problem in the short run," admits Robert Lassartesses, Renault SA recycling ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Suppliers Search for Ways to Make Plastics More Recyclable" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.