The additive families are considered with an outline of the technical issues and the trends driving the markets. The main marketplaces for each additive type are discussed and the trends outlined. It contains an overview of the significant trends in the four largest plastics market sectors: packaging, construction, automotive and electrical and electronics. The report focuses on the important issues within Europe, with comment on the relevant trends in North America and Asia. This report provides a discussion of the trends in material consumption and specific additive groups. It also includes brief company news and information for some of the leading additive suppliers.A concept car from Ford has been produced with injection moulded, translucent panels supported by an aluminium frame, and ... if only because improved security features are increasing the average escape time for passengers involved in accidents. ... There are said to be over fifty car models in Europe using PVC slush skins, with an increase in PVC market share for instrument panels from 25 to 34% over the three years to 2003. ... will be a reduction in connector and fuse box size.
|Publisher||:||iSmithers Rapra Publishing - 2005-01-01|