American Chemistry Council Updates Automotive Plastics Website

The Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has reinvented its popular website,, to highlight the newest innovations in plastics and polymer composites, unique pre-competitive research, public-private partnerships and sustainability.

The site features new information and expanded functionality across a range of devices to meet the needs of automotive OEMs and tier suppliers, as well as partners in government and academia.

“ offers rich imagery and insights into how plastics are helping to enable megatrends in mobility, such as fuel efficiency, enhanced safety, autonomous vehicles, connectivity, ride sharing and electrification,” said Gina Oliver, senior director of automotive for ACC’s Plastics Division. “Plastics are at the forefront of automotive innovation, and brings these trends to life.”

Users can see examples of the latest lightweight plastic components and structural elements that can save lives, or check out how plastics bend light for instrument panels, act as electrical conductors and insulators, and enable aerodynamic energy-saving shapes. Also, visitor favorites, such as custom vehicle designs from the College for Creative Studies, a full Plastics 101 college course curriculum and other automotive industry resources, have been retained.

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