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Plastics in Automobile Bumper Systems and Exterior Panels

  • Special Publication
  • SP-0821
  • ISBN 1-56091-030-5
Published February 01, 1990 by SAE International in United States
Plastics in Automobile Bumper Systems and Exterior Panels
Sector:
Language:
  • English
Pages:
  • 140 pages
This information-packed publication concentrates on the use of plastics in front and rear bumper systems and exterior body panels, detailing current and developing technology in this dynamic area. SP- 821 presents reactivity measurement approaches, repair methods, and a material selection model for exterior panels, as well as an overview of advances in injection molding, liquid molding, compression molding, and the stamping process for bumper systems. Partial contents include: plastic fenders~An emerging market; feasibility study of an injection molded long glass reinforced thermoplastic bumper beam; polyurea fascia systems with improved flowability; a lightweight, multifunctional plastic reinforcement for body panels; and commercialization of an ELPO capable, thermoplastic polyester fender resin.