JOM
, Volume 48, Issue 7, pp 22-25

Steel vs. plastics: The competition for light-vehicle fuel tanks

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Abstract

As weight and cost savings drive changes in performance criteria for automotive materials, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are taking a harder look at the historically terne-coated steel used for gas tanks. This article compares steel and plastic for gas tank uses according to performance attributes and a competitive analysis. Legislation issues and current OEM activity are included.