Technology assessment of automotive applications of metal-plastic laminates
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Technology assessment of automotive applications of metal-plastic laminates by Robert Kaiser

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Published by The Administration, National Technical Information Service [distributor in Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Plastics in automobiles,
  • Automobiles -- United States -- Materials

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StatementRobert Kaiser ; prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
ContributionsArgos Associates, United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Pagination2 v. :
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Open LibraryOL16808984M

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