Automakers, suppliers propose strategy to replace key resin

Automakers, suppliers propose strategy to replace key resin
Ryan Beene
Follow Ryan on
Automotive News | April 23, 2012 – 10:18 pm EST

The auto industry may soon have a strategy to avoid vehicle production interruptions that could be caused by the critical shortage of a key resin used in a variety of components.

General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Hyundai-Kia, Volkswagen and 19 parts suppliers have reached a general consensus on how to quickly replace the resin, called nylon 12, according to a statement issued Monday by the Auto Industry Action Group.

The trade group is scheduled to hold a meeting to finalize the plan on April 30, the statement said.

Nylon 12 supplies have neared critical lows after a March 31 explosion at a chemical plant in Germany. Automakers and suppliers have been meeting to get ahold of the situation as the specter that the material shortage could halt vehicle assembly lines have grown.

Nylon 12 is used in a variety of automotive components such as brake lines, fuel lines and other systems.

Login Status
You are not logged in.
Seniority Lists
Internal Job Postings
Recent Posts!
Bargaining Committee

Mike Herron
Tim Stannard
Gary Goforth
Mike Danford
Danny Taylor
Steve Roberts
Jay Minella
Steve Homrich
Chris Brown
Richie Griffith

1853 Officers

Tim Stannard
Mike Herron
Vice President
Darrell DeJean
Financial Secretary
Mark Wunderlin
Recording Secretary
Peggy Mullins
Trustee (3)
Jay Lowe
Dave Clements
Joe DiCataldo
Sgt. at Arms
Norman Jenks
Ken Buck
E-Board at Large (2)
Paul Taylor
Steve Roberts
GM Unit Chair
Mike Herron
Voith Unit Chair
Larry Heflin
Ryder Unit Chair
Patrick Linck
AFV Unit Chair
Neil Osborne
Retiree Chair
Mike Martinez

Get Text Alerts


*Standard text messaging rates may apply from your carrier