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The report delivers detailed information on the current and prospective use of aluminium and its alloys in the automotive sector. The use of materials within this area is at a crossroads, regarding the need for lighter vehicles and reduced fuel consumption, while still ensuring safety. The need to understand the demands of such an industry and how it has developed strategies to adopt aluminium are examined. The report also provides information on the providers and provision of the raw material, its socioeconomic impact, environmental aspects, technological bottlenecks, Europe's strategic position within this area as well as forecasts for its use within the sector worldwide.

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Authors: HARTLEY J, JRC Sevilla (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17284 EN (1996) 107pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
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