Driving innovation in a mobile world
Trends in the automotive industry, however, extend far further than appearance: strong focus on safety is resulting in developments in digital technology, such as communication between vehicles on the road.
Increasingly stringent fuel-economy regulations have led to a demand for lighter-weight vehicles, and plastics are frequently being used to replace materials such as metal and glass. Both the exterior and the interior of vehicles are subjected to extreme conditions of heat and light. The plastics used in the automotive sector therefore need to be exceptionally resistant.
To meet the automotive industry’s changing needs, a mix of materials will play a role. This includes thermoplastic polymers, already proven in a countless number of applications and still one of the fastest growing materials in vehicles today. The main types of plastic used in vehicles are polypropylene (PP), polyurethane (PUR) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
With these materials, the choice between strength and lightness doesn’t need to be a choice, and automakers can have more design freedom than ever before.
JISUKA products supplies high-performance additives for the automotive sector that protect plastics used inside and outside vehicles from degradation.
Plastics offer high potential inside and outside the vehicles