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Association Study: Aluminum Gaining In Autos

Association Study: Aluminum Gaining In Autos

Wednesday, May 22, 2002
 
Companies are opting to use more aluminum in auto-body panels and components, according to a report issued by the Aluminum Association, Washington, D.C. In 2002, average aluminum content for passenger cars and light trucks is 274 lb., according to the study, reflecting an increase over the 251 lb. estimated for vehicles produced in 1999. The study also states that aluminum content will grow at a similar rate for the foreseeable future. Though much of the growth is attributable to large increases in the use of aluminum engine blocks and cylinder heads, the report notes that the number of aluminum closure panels has increased from 2.2 million parts in 1999 to 3.8 million parts in 2002. For more study findings, visit www.autoaluminum.org.

 

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