21 May 2013 22:15 [Source: ICIS news]
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“Brazilian cars are small-sized cars, but they are growing in content. They are increasing in sophistication,” said Marcos Curti, director of engineering plastics for the
Curti made his comments on the sidelines of the Feiplastic 2013 convention.
Some 3.4m-3.5m automobiles are expected to be sold in
At the same time, replacement of metal components in those cars is increasing at 5-6%/year, Curti said.
Nylon such as that which is engineered by Rhodia is part of the metal replacement solution, he said.
“We have been improving technology the last few years to provide polymer solutions to replace critical parts,” Curti said. “It takes time because we need to convince the industry that this material is a real solution, but it’s going to happen.”
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