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Advanced Polymers in Automotive Applications

The key to using new thermoplastics to demanding automotive applications is backing up the material with performance metrics, says Jud Gibson at DSM Engineering Plastics Inc. in Troy, Mich.
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The quest among auto manufacturers to reduce vehicle weight is driving the use of advanced thermoplastics in increasingly harsh and demanding environments.

The key to success is to back new materials with performance metrics that support new applications, says Jud Gibson at DSM Engineering Plastics Inc. in Troy, Mich. “We recognize that customers want a solution, not just a new product,” Gibson says. “Our mission is to translate our decades of know-how into data-based solutions.”

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