STATEMENT: AIAG Update on Potential Automotive Resin Shortage

Apr 23, 2012, 18:17 ET from AIAG

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the potential supply shortage of PA-12, a resin used pervasively in coatings and connector applications for automotive fuel handling and braking systems, AIAG facilitated a critical stakeholder workshop today to fast-track the approval process for replacement materials for use in multi-layer tubing assemblies, metal tubing and other automotive applications.

The main objective of today's workshop was to reach industry–wide OEM consensus on an abbreviated design validation process and report (DVP&R) that was developed and proposed by the industry technical committees working at AIAG. After comprehensive review and discussion, the industry has reached general consensus on an abbreviated DVP&R draft that has the support of the following OEMs: Chrysler, Ford, GM, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Hyundai-Kia, PACCAR, Volkswagen and a broad cross section of the materials and component supplier community.

A follow-up meeting is scheduled for April 30 to finalize the plan/process.

The companies present at the April 23 workshop were:

  • Arkema, Inc.
  • BASF Corporation
  • Chrysler Group LLC
  • Clark Hill PLC
  • Cooper-Standard Automotive
  • Delfingen Industry                                                       
  • Delphi Corporation
  • DuPont Automotive
  • Eaton
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Company
  • Hyundai - Kia
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Inergy Automotive
  • Koutex Textron
  • Martinrea International Inc.
  • Nobel Automotive
  • NORMA Americas
  • Sensata Technologies
  • Stant, Inc
  • TG Fluid Systems USA Corporation
  • TI Group Automotive Systems
  • Volkswagen

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