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Award winning thermoplastic braket

DaimlerChrysler, InMold Corporation, and DuPont Automotive have earned the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Most Innovative Use of Plastics award in the chassis/hardware/assembly category for a ste...

March 1, 1999   Canadian Plastics



DaimlerChrysler, InMold Corporation, and DuPont Automotive have earned the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Most Innovative Use of Plastics award in the chassis/hardware/assembly category for a steering column bracket molded from DuPont’s Zytel nylon 66. The bracket is used on 1999 Chrysler minivans, and represents a cost savings of US$3 million plus US$150,000 per year in tooling costs over the magnesium unit it replaces. InMold supplies 750,000 brackets annually, each of which represents a weight savings of eight to 10 percent over the metal part. Insert-molded fasteners also eliminated a secondary assembly step and has resulted in lower scrap rates for Chrysler. The Zytel bracket also meets the same impact safety criteria as the magnesium part.

DuPont Canada 800/268-3943


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