Go to Video Section

China works toward innovative interiors

Published: May 23, 2012 6:00 am ET
Updated: May 23, 2012 12:00 am ET

SHANGHAI (May 23, 2:30 p.m. ET) -- China’s automakers are driving innovation in the pursuit of an optimal balance of vehicle performance, weight-reduction and cost savings, speakers said at the China Plastics in Automotive 2012 Summit. In some ways, the Chinese OEMs are ahead of their Western counterparts. "Chinese OEMs are more willing to take risk," said Simon Yang, managing director Asia Pacific at Delphi Connection Systems. He believes the transition from "production in China" to "innovation in China" is taking place at a rapid speed. China possesses some unique advantages that can facilitate the creation and application of innovative products, and Ningbo HuaXiang Automotive (NBHX) is a case in point. Karsten Brast, general manager for research & development, revealed his company’s progress on lower cost processing of carbon fiber reinforced resins (CFRR).

Market Reports

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook – North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events