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Plastic Automotive Parts and Components

From high-end sports cars to your everyday minivan, plastics have revolutionized the automotive industry.  Sonoco works with automotive OEMs to develop innovative injection molded plastic parts and components that reduce weight and fuel costs, while increasing performance and safety.

Lightweight Plastic Parts for Automotive Heavyweights

Plastic parts and components are known to reduce costs and boost efficiencies in many industries – but nowhere are the advantages of plastics more evident than in the automotive industry. Plastics offer increased fuel efficiency, improved corrosion resistance, greater design flexibility, superior durability, higher performance and lower costs. Remarkably malleable, plastics are also strong enough to hold their structure and shape. In fact, plastics now constitute approximately half of the total parts in today’s cars and trucks. 

From concept to completion, Sonoco’s experienced team of industrial plastics experts provides comprehensive plastic injection molding and extrusion services encompassing the entire project life cycle including:

•    Market and consumer insights
•    Ideation and innovation
•    Design and engineering assistance
•    Custom mold making and tooling
•    Rapid prototyping and testing
•    Assembly, packaging and delivery

As a trusted industry partner with a longstanding reputation for design innovation, manufacturing expertise, on-time delivery and zero defects, Sonoco delivers the quality and consistency needed to protect your brand against warranty claims, recalls and lawsuits.  

In addition to plastic parts and components, Sonoco’s broad portfolio of automotive solutions includes molded foam components, returnable dunnage, carpet and fabric cores and automotive racking. 

Plastic Injection Molding

The flexible and adaptable nature of injection molded plastic parts and devices make them ideal for the automotive industry. We specialize in the design and manufacturing of injection molded components for:

  • Electrical wiring systems
  • Interior Class A finish components
  • Speakers, audio/visual systems
  • Bezels, knobs, mudguards, bumper supports
  • Shifter knobs, console lids, electrical covers
  • Various vehicle substrates

Sonoco provides plastic injection molding services to make parts and components for virtually any automotive application upon request. 

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