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Detroit has plastics in the spotlight this week

By Don Loepp | January 14, 2013 06:00 am ET
Keywords: Automotive

This is a big week for car enthusiasts -- and the plastics industry -- as the North American International Auto Show is open for business in Detroit.

Plastics are already in the spotlight this year, with the unveiling of the 2014 Corvette -- the seventh generation, or C7, for the sports car -- during a special event Jan. 13. Plastics News' Rhoda Miel was on hand for the introduction of the Stingray -- make sure to check out her story, "2014 Corvette decked out in carbon fiber," including a photo of the new car.

Watch our website for more stories on cool plastics innovations. Plus, of course, there should be plenty of plastics applications aimed at reducing vehicle weight too. Don't forget that government-regulated CAFE standards require manufacturers to meet a 54.5 mpg average across their fleets by 2025.

To stay on top of the latest in plastics innovations at the Detroit show, make sure to follow Plastics News on Twitter. Miel has been Tweeting breaking news, tips, and links to photos and videos from the show floor, as well as important news conferences.


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Detroit has plastics in the spotlight this week

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