Chemical Makers Enable The Nano | April 6, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 14 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 14 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 6, 2009

Chemical Makers Enable The Nano

Department: Business
Credit: Tata Motors
Credit: Tata Motors

The Tata Nano, a car now available in India for about $2,200, is made with materials from major chemical companies. BASF is supplying a catalytic converter that it says meets India's emissions standards. The German firm also produces color coatings and supplies glass-fiber-reinforced engineering plastics for the air intake manifold. DSM says it provides materials for more than 20 parts, including transmission components. Last month, the Dutch company inaugurated a plastic-compounding plant in Pune, India, the city where the car is made.

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