Role of Plastic Injection Molding in the Automotive Industry
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||Prototype - 1,000,000 shots
||LKM stand moldbase - Copy HASCO components
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Although the Automotive Industry is known to use metal and steel mostly, the utilization of plastic in the production of trucks and cars is getting popular nowadays. There're various reasons for the increasing use of plastic in the automotive industry. One of these reasons is that plastics are much more durable nowadays than in the past. In some cases, they are much sturdier than their metal equivalents. More crucially, the always-changing expectations of your customers from their automobiles have significantly contributed to the increase of plastics' usage in the automotive industry. Now, customers' expectations have strongly related to automobiles' comfort and fuel efficiency. Automotive Parts that are made by employing plastic injection molding process tend to meet these customers’ expectations more efficiently than metallic parts.
In terms of polymers consumption, the Automotive Industry is the Third-Largest Industry after building & Construction, and packaging. That's why the consistent changes in the materials' usage have subsequent effects on polymer demand as well as the polymer producers' financial capacity to meet this demand. In this article, We are going to analyze how material usage trends are likely to evolve and what are the inflicted impacts of electric vehicles on polymer usage.
Customers' continuously changing driving habits with strict regulations have increased the demand for inexpensive, lightweight, and fuel-efficient vehicles, which has subsequently enhanced the importance of plastic in the design and manufacturing of automotive vehicles. The high fuel prices with stringent environmental regulations have made fuel efficiency one of the indispensable features in automotive vehicle design. Fuel efficiency in combination with high demand for automotive vehicles and increasing disposable income in developing economies will continue to elevate the plastics demand in the automotive industry. However, the current changes in the automotive industry may lead to the promotion of some materials and demotion for others. It can produce challenging situations for plastic producers globally and in the GCC.
At present, almost 30,000 parts are used to make a vehicle, among which 1/3 are composed of plastic materials. To be precise, the number of basic plastics and polymers utilized to manufacture an automobile is around 39. Around 70% of the plastic materials that are used to make automobiles are made of 4 polymers:
In the recent few years, plastic has become one of the essential materials necessary to maintain automobiles' structure, performance, and safety. The consistent increase in plastic consumption is also contributed by the light-weighting trends for fuel efficiency to turn the dream of lower greenhouse gas emissions into reality. The high absorption characteristics associated with plastic have made it possible to adhere to even the sterner safety standards in vehicles. The usage of engineering plastics has made it easy to minimize the mass of parts used in vehicles because they offer higher design customization than their metal counterparts.