WARREN, MI — General Motors Corp. and three key supplier partners announce late last month they will bring to market a new plastic material, based on so-called nanocomposite technology, a burgeoning materials-science field. While it is debuting as a simple, low-volume part — a step-assist on GM’s aging Safari and Astro full-size vans — this advanced thermoplastic olefin (TPO) nanocomposite is expected to become a significant automotive material in the future. It’s stronger, lighter and ...
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