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Industry Launches New Automotive Plastics Website

Chris VandenHeuvel

WASHINGTON (December 6, 2018)—ACC’s Plastics Division has reinvented its popular website to highlight the newest innovations in plastics and polymer composites, unique pre-competitive researchpublic-private partnerships, and sustainability.

The site features new information and expanded functionality across a range of devices to meet the needs of automotive OEMs, tier suppliers, and partners in government and academia. offers compelling images and insights into how plastics are helping to enable megatrends in mobility, such as fuel efficiency, enhanced safetyautonomous vehiclesconnectivity, ride sharing, and electrification,” said Gina Oliver, senior director of automotive for ACC’s Plastics Division. “Plastics are at the forefront of automotive innovation, and brings these trends to life.”

Users can see examples of the latest lightweight plastic components and structural elements that can save lives. Or check out how plastics bend light for instrument panels, act as electrical conductors and insulators, and enable aerodynamic energy-saving shapes. In addition, we’ve retained long-time visitor favorites, such as custom vehicle designs from the College for Creative Studies, a full Plastics 101 college course curriculum and other automotive industry resources.

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American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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