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Member Companies

The Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) is comprised of leading resin manufacturers, plus an affiliated trade association representing the vinyl industry.

 

 

  • The use of advanced plastics has doubled in the last 20 years.

  • Reducing a vehicles weight by 10% can improve the fuel economy of the vehicle by 6-8%.

  • Carbon fiber composites can absorb up to 12 times the crush energy of steel.

  • The value of automotive plastic products produced in the United States is $20.8 Billion

  • Automotive plastic products are produced at 1,618 plants located in 45 states. These plants directly employ 61,800 people and feature a payroll of $3.1 Billion.

 

Our auto team efforts focus on Automotive Plastics Industry Advocacy, pre-competitive research, communications outreach and sustainability efforts. We work to provide manufacturers with additional ways to increase plastics in automotive, reduce vehicle weight and lower greenhouse emissions.

 

There are a myriad of plastics and composite automotive applications including: exterior body panels, trim, and bumper fascia, as well as interior trim panels, instrument panel substrates, knee bolsters, window encapsulation and side lights, headlamp housings and lenses, manifolds and valve covers, oil pans and fuel tanks, underbody shields, trunk wells, wheel-well liners, electronic/electric parts and components, led lighting and light pipes, knobs and buttons, wiring harnesses, steering wheels and steering column covers, insulation, dampening and sound deadeners, upholstery fabrics and cushioning materials, mechanical parts and components, airbag fabrics, safety glass inserts, tires, and on and on and…