Plastics are the answer to today’s complex transportation needs. The automotive industry uses engineered polymer composites and plastics in a wide range of applications. Automobile manufacturers are turning to plastics for many reasons:  The use of plastics can reduce the number of parts required for a specific application, because plastics have the ability to be molded into components of complex geometries, often replacing several parts in other materials, which cut down on processing costs.

Using engineered polymer composites and plastics makes cars more energy efficient by reducing weight. In addition plastics provide corrosion resistance allowing for longer vehicle life, toughness, design flexibility, ease of coloring and high performance at low costs.

Polypropylene compounds from Moharamplast are used for exterior automotive applications due to their low thermal expansion, good stiffness and good impact resistance combined with UV resistance.

1. PP MP2514