Welcome to the Hall of Fame Award section of the 2003 SPE Plastics Innovations Awards.  The Hall of Fame Award is given annually for an application that has been in continuous use for 10 years or more, and has made a significant and lasting contribution to the application of plastics in automobiles.

Year OEM Application Material
2003 General Motors Expanded Polypropylene Foam Dual Density Bumper Energy Absorber PP
2003 Renault Trucks Renault Truck Fender Lines Glass Mat Thermoplastic
2002 General Motors and Delphi Mini Wedge Latch and Door Lock Actuator Nylon
2002 General Motors Wiper System Transmission Housing Nylon
2001 General Motors Instrument Panel Retainer GF SMA
2000 Volkswagen Fuel Tank HDPE
1999 Ford Motor Company Hydraulic Clutch Actuator GF Nylon
1998 Citroen Fan Shroud GF Nylon
1997 Ford Motor Company Transmission Seal PPS
1996 General Motors Front Fenders RIM Urethane
1995 General Motors Guide Flex Energy Absorbers EVA
1994 Ford Motor Company Head Lamp Assembly Polycarbonate
1993 General Motors Front/Rear Bumper Covers RIM-PUR
1992 General Motors Composite Exterior Body Panels SMC
1991 General Motors Tilt Steering Wheel Centering Sphere Acetal
1990 General Motors Transverse Leaf Spring FRP - Epoxy
1989 AMC Battery Case PP
1988 Ford Motor Company Windshield Interlayer PVB
1987 General Motors Grille Opening Panel SMC
1986 Chrysler Heater Housing PP
1985 Chrysler Disc Brake Piston Phenolic
1984 General Motors Front Fender Wheel Liner PP
1983 General Motors Emissions Control Canister Nylon