There are many kinds of plastics. The application of plastics in automobiles can be divided into interior parts, exterior parts and functional parts. According to the different use characteristics of famous plastics, plastics are usually divided into three types: general plastics, engineering plastics and special plastics.
01. General plastics
Generally speaking, it refers to plastics with large production capacity, good formability, low price and wide use. General plastics include five varieties: polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS), all of which are thermoplastic.
02. Engineering plastics
Engineering plastics are widely used in automotive industry because of their good comprehensive mechanical properties. In this paper, polyamide (PA), polymethacrylate (PMMA), polyformaldehyde (POM), polyamide (PU), polycarbonate (PC) are mainly introduced.
03. Special Plastics
Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics
Glass fiber reinforced plastics are based on the original pure plastics, adding glass fiber and other additives, thereby improving the use of materials. Generally speaking, most of the glass fiber reinforced materials are used in the structural parts of products, which are structural engineering materials, such as PP, ABS, PA66, PA6, PC, POM.