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Plastics make a major contribution to today´s vehicles and have an important role in helping the automotive industry meet tomorrow´s challenges. Plastics replacing conventional materials because they provide the versatility that designers seek, deliver the functionality that engineers demand, and help contribute to the safety and environmental value that consumers expect. Therefore this market segment especially is in the domain of plastics joining. Components can be found in the engine compartment, on the dashboard, in the passenger compartment, as well as the chassis and elsewhere.

Plastics make a major contribution to today´s vehicles and have an important role in helping the automotive industry meet tomorrow´s challenges. Plastics replacing conventional materials because they provide the versatility that designers seek, deliver the functionality that engineers demand, and help contribute to the safety and environmental value that consumers expect. Therefore this market segment especially is in the domain of plastics joining. Components can be found in the engine compartment, on the dashboard, in the passenger compartment, as well as the chassis and elsewhere.

Synthetic materials represent about 50% of the volume of materials used in the automotive industry but account for only 10% of the weight. Besides their contribution through lighter components and therefore lower fuel consumption, their design flexibility and corrosion and chemical resistance are significant factors in improved performance, safety and durability. These objectives will always have high priority in the automotive industry; hence plastics joining will also have its place in the future.

Branson welding units perform these tasks surely and efficiently. And these units are integrated with ease into production lines, doing their part to keep unit costs down.

Welded plastics are located in automobiles "under the hood" (eg. cylinder head cover, small tanks, air intake manifold, heat exchanger or air filter), in the dashboard (e.g. defroster nozzles, instrument panel, glove box lid, air channels or loudspeaker), in the automobile interior (e.g. door panel, head rest, seat fabric, center console, sunriser, interior mirror or switches) and as body components (e.g. fuel tank, trunk lid, tail light, hub tap, bumper, front grill).

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