Plastics Exposed: The Incredible Story of How Plastics Came to Dominate the American Automobile

Plastics Exposed: The Incredible Story of How Plastics Came to Dominate the American Automobile

by Peter Herrmann

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Overview

"Plastics Exposed" is about life at the beginning of the revolution that saw plastics replace steel worldwide as the predominant material in cars and trucks - developments that gave motor vehicles the weight advantage that make today's stringent fuel standards possible!
"Plastics Exposed" entertains with first-person accounts of that helter-skelter period, as the public demanded ever greater fuel efficiency, and manufacturers demanded lighter cars, and give readers a sense of the international cast of characters who created an industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781548901301
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/07/2017
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Peter Herrmann was born in pre-WWII Germany. Because his father crossed over to the West at the end of the war, he was denied a public education; but was sent instead to be trained as a machine fitter at the Maschinenbau Hoch Schule (Machine Builders University) under the East German regime. He and his young wife sought a new life in Canada in 1957. The job moved them to Detroit in 1965 to more fully participate in the nascent plastics supply industry that was developing to serve the Big Three American auto makers. Herrmann earned his Mechanical Engineering degree while working and raising a family. He lives today in Michigan with his wife Ursula. Along the journey described in this book, they raised two children and now have five grandchildren.

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