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 ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Printer-friendly" 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:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  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!

For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Amber McLincha by email: amclincha@wardsauto.com or phone: (248) 799-2622

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.