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Effect of Increasing Plastics Content on Recycling of Automobiles.

Authors
Dean-KC; Sterner-JW; Valdez-EG
Source
NTIS: PB 234 055 :14 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10009801
Abstract
Changes in the types of materials used for the construction of recent automobile models have occasioned a review of the continued applicability of current recycling techniques. Plastics are being used increasingly in late model cars. To evaluate the changes occurring, a 1972 Mercury Montego, furnished by the Ford Motor Company, Was completely dismantled and analyzed, and the composition was compared with that of a composite automobile from 15 vehicles ranging in date of manufacture from 1954 to 1965 and designated as a circa 1960 model. The composite vehicle contained about 26 pounds of plastics, while the 1972 model contained over four times that quantity. The increasing use of plastics in automobiles suggests that research to improve the economic potentiality of plastics recycling is warranted. Work done in cooperation with the Ford Motor Company
Publication Date
19740101
Document Type
IH;
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
PB-234055
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TPR 79
NIOSH Division
SLRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 234 055
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