Automotive & Transport
Plastics are used in the in the transportation sector almost since the beginning of the automotive industry. Previously, the first side curtains in horse and buggy rigs were made of cellulose nitrate sheet.
However, the real plastics revolution in the transportation industry only began in 1950, when thermoplastics made their debut. These new forms widened the spectrum of use that could be made of plastics and in the 1960s, thermoset plastics were already widely used in automobiles.
The lightness, flexibility and the many qualities of plastics have proved to be of genuine benefit to the automotive and transport industry, reducing overall weight of cars and leading to less fuel consumption.
Scroll down to read more about the advantages and many applications of plastics in the building and construction sector.
Advantages of Plastics in Transportation
of the materials in an average car today are plastics
8.9 m t
of plastic are used in the automotive sector
less energy consumption thanks to the use of plastics in cars