Automotive industry and mass-produced polymers
Since the introduction of mass-produced polymers in the 70’s and 80’s, the automotive industry has been at the forefront of thermoplastic moulding.
Making vehicle parts from plastic injection moulding can significantly reduce its weight to increase fuel efficiency and improve responsiveness. Plastic injection moulding helps vehicle manufacturers reduce emissions and improve performance by offering light weight parts to replace heavier steel and aluminium components.
Cheaper production costs, shorter lead times, high repeatability and the variety of available colours meant that mass production of vehicles went through the roof.
AC Plastics automotive experience
AC Plastics has provided products and services to the automotive industry since 1997; working closely with Tier 1 suppliers to some of the world’s largest automotive OEMs, including Aston Martin, Bentley Motors, McLaren, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover and more.
We have implemented the required systems to meet the demands and standards of multinational automotive leaders.
We produce components for ‘above and below bonnet’ applications including aesthetically critical interior components. These include:
- Heat resistant exhaust surrounds
- Clips and housing covers for engine and lighting parts
- Wiring harnesses and connectors
- Exterior badging parts
- Console and dashboard covers and brackets
- Cup holders and internal components
- Knobs for shifter levers and similar control levers
- Buttons and bezel panels
- Entire door handles