Auto Bodies & Parts

Auto designers rely on modern, versatile plastics and plastic composites to improve the appearance, functionality and safety of cars. Learn more about how high-performance race cars and day-to-day passenger vehicles alike are benefiting from these high-tech materials.

The Growing Role of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastics in Cars

Learn how Plastics Make Cars Stronger and Lighter
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What Do Plastic Carbon Fiber Cars Have to Do With Plastics?

What Do Plastic Carbon Fiber Cars Have to Do With Plastics?

Professor Plastic Has the Answer
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    Ford Gets Serious About Car Recycling You might be surprised to learn that the most recycled item in the U.S. isn't bottles or newspapers … it's cars! See what Ford is doing to reduce the environmental footprint of their cars. See Why Ford is Committed to Sustainability
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    Polymer Composites: From the Racetrack to Main Street Plastics and polymer composites, such as carbon fiber reinforced plastics, are bridging the material divide between high-performance race cars and passenger vehicles. Learn More
  • NASCAR Plastics and Your Daily Commute
    NASCAR Plastics and Your Daily Commute “Hypermiling” is the practice of driving a vehicle beyond its EPA fuel economy rating. CleanMPG talks about the many ways plastics make cars lighter and more energy efficient. Learn How NASCAR Technology Affects Your Vehicle