Car traffic has a significant share in worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Despite many improvements in the past there is still a big potential for further reductions of the CO2 emissions. Many parts of a car can be replaced by thermoplastics or elastomers in order to reduce weight. In addition, all tyre producers are working on solutions to decrease the CO2 emissions, e. g. by reducing the rolling resistance. One important aspect in both areas – at least in the long term – will be the use of bio-based products.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Rubber, fibres, plastics international|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|