Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Nylon replaces steel in engine part

Dupont working with Volkswagen has modified a part to replace Steel with Nylon. This reduces the weight of that one part by 50%. This is just the beginning. The more metal that can be replaced with lighter plastic, the lighter, and more fuel efficient cars will become over time. Expect cars to hold a lot more plastic in them in the next few years.