The American Chemistry Council Automotive Center provides a variety of information about plastic materials from our plastic resource library, ranging from videos to brochures to definitions of common plastics acronyms and terms. Follow the links below for detailed information about plastics.
Curated articles from the world press and recent research on latest innovations.
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Learn more about the life cycle of automobiles, and efforts to lessen the environmental impact of automobiles by recycling automobile components.
Common automotive acronyms for plastics in automotive.
Glossary of common plastics in automotive terms.
A complete college level introductory course on plastics.
Info-graphics, handouts and popular visual aids.
Mission and Roadmap
Our Automotive Center provides a forum for experts, federal agencies and the auto supply chain to encourage gap analysis, innovative thinking and to promote broader polymer solutions for the automotive industry.
2018 Plastics and Polymer Composites in Light Vehicles
Light vehicles represent an important market for plastics and polymer composites in North America, one that has grown significantly during the last five decades.