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The Benefits of Using Plastic-Molded Automotive Parts

More and more, the automotive industry is incorporating parts made from high-performing plastics such as polypropylene and polyurethane. As a result, manufacturers are producing lighter-weight cars that consume less fuel. Estimates equate each 10% decrease in vehicle weight with a 5% to 7% decrease in fuel usage.

The thinking behind this move is due to current environmental and economic considerations, but plastic parts offer other advantages as well. There are many plastics available that offer such benefits as:

  • Prolonged Vehicle Life due to Minimal Parts Corrosion
  • Increased Design Freedom that Promotes Innovation
  • Flexibility with Components Integration
  • Cost-Effectiveness, Comfort, and Safety
  • Recyclability

If you would like to discuss custom parts for your automotive operation, the team at Decatur Mold wants to hear from you. We offer plastic molding services for a full range of applications.

Since 1966, we have continuously grown and improved our operations. We have become one of the most state-of-the-art molding facilities, and our capabilities include transportation, customs assistance, and much more. We take pride in being a company that customers can count on to take on even the largest jobs. Our team is ready to take your call if you would like to learn more or discuss the parts you need.