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Konrady Plastics expanding in Indiana
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Konrady Plastics is gearing up to go after new business beyond sheet, rod and tube distribution by beefing up its precision part production capacity and technical capability. The privately owned...
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Plastics help renovate a high profile project house for HGTV in Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Mich. — The 1920s bungalow renovated by cable television’s HGTV for its 2016 Urban Oasis Giveaway greets visitors with all the charm of the Craftsman era: a big porch with...
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Experts weigh impact of oil on resin pricing
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Chicago — Oil prices are eventually heading north again. And when oil increases, so does resin pricing. Chris Gick, manager of industry and market dynamics with polyethylene maker Nova...
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AAT to make Plexiglas in China under Evonik license
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Mooloolaba, Australia-based AAT (Advanced Aquarium Technologies) will produce Plexiglas acrylic glass in China under Evonik’s license. The Plexiglas blocks will be exclusively incorporated...
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Super Brush expands in Massachussetts
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Super Brush LLC recently celebrated the completion of a $3 million investment and expansion of its manufacturing plant in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield, Mass. The company added 10,000...
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A. Schulman takes long view after tough time
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There are basically two roads forward for the Fairlawn, Ohio-based plastic compound maker A. Schulman Inc., according to analysts who follow the company. One is likely long and leads to an...
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Takata interiors unit being sold to Piston Group, sources say
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Piston Group, the auto supplier owned by former NBA star Vinnie Johnson, is expected to acquire Takata Corp.'s interiors subsidiary, Irvin Automotive Inc., sources familiar with the transaction...
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Nolato buying Treff AG
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Swedish injection molder Nolato AB is acquiring Treff AG, a Swiss medical device manufacturer, the companies announced Sept. 26. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first week of...
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Lanxess boosts additives business with Chemtura acquisition
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Lanxess AG will nearly triple the size of its additives business with the $2.7 billion takeover of U.S.-based flame retardants and lubricant additives group Chemtura Corp. “With this...
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Making a profit from the UK's new polymer bills
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The United Kingdom's new polymer-based bank note may say it's worth 5 pounds, but collectors have been paying well over that amount to get their hands on some of the first ones in circulation. One ...
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Published on February 14, 2014

Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 - The Americas

Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 – The Americas

This 75-page report features in-depth analysis of the automotive industry for the Americas, including the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. It includes discussions of market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting production, market opportunities and threats as well as design strategies being implemented by the major automakers.

Detailed charts and tables outline North American automotive production over the last five years as well as recent production figures for Brazil and Argentina. A map plots the location of production facilities in North America. A directory lists key executives for the major automotive manufacturers.

In addition to the PDF version of the complete report, 13 data tables are provided in Excel format.

We review the 10 leading plastic processors in the automotive end market, assessing their financial performance, manufacturing outlook and production outlook. We also profile 11 leading OEMs with production in North America.

Data tables in the report also provided in Excel format:
•    Employment, Hours and Earnings
•    Auto Parts Production by Country
•    Migration of North American Auto Industry
•    Light Vehicle Assembly Plants in Mexico
•    Auto Parts Exported by Mexico 2011-2012
•    Mexico Auto Parts Production Forecast to 2019
•    North American Vehicle Production
•    Brazil New Vehicle Registration
•    Brazil Vehicle Production

These processors are profiled:
•    Johnson Controls Inc.
•    International Automotive Components
•    Faurecia SA
•    Lear Corp.
•    Magna International Inc.
•    Delphi Automotive PLC
•    Denso Corp.
•    Toyota Boshoku Corp.
•    Inteva Products LLC
•    Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA

These OEMs are profiled:
•    General Motors Co.
•    Ford Motor Co.
•    Chrysler Group LLC
•    Honda North America Inc.
•    Toyota North America Inc.
•    Kia Motors America Inc.
•    Hyundai Motor America
•    Nissan Americas
•    Volkswagen Group of America
•    BMW of North America
•    Mercedes-Benz USA

The following cutaway diagrams showing parts and component suppliers are included:
•    2014 Chevrolet Corvette
•    2014 Chevrolet Impala
•    2014 Jeep Cherokee
•    2014 Toyota Corolla

These perspective stories are in the report:
•    Laurie Harbour, president and CEO, Harbour Results Inc.
•    Manuel Fernandez, international promotions director, state of Guanajuato
•    Julie A. Fream, president and CEO, Original Equipment Suppliers Association
•    Brian Fish, manager, DuPont Performance Polymers

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