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Workers injured in explosion and fire at Kuraray America EVAL plant
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Updated — Twenty-one workers at Kuraray America Inc.'s Pasadena, Texas, ethylene vinyl alcohol plant are being treated for injuries, following a May 19 fire at the facility. Company...
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05-19-2018
'Largest, heaviest' NPE has two limited power outages
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NPE2018 organizers kicked off this year's show using some familiar adjectives: Largest and heaviest were among some of the words used at a press breakfast opening the show May 7. But what has been ...
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05-18-2018
Pipeline Plastics expanding to Southeastern US
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Westlake, Texas-based Pipeline Plastics LLC is building a new facility on the Southeast coast of the U.S. and adding capacity at two existing manufacturing plants in Levelland, Texas, and Belle...
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05-18-2018
Canadian composites company setting up US manufacturing plant
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Quebec-based composites producer RMC Advanced Technologies plans to set up U.S. operations to take advantage of Buy American policies. RMC chose Surgoinsville, Tenn., to invest $7 million in a...
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05-18-2018
BASF creates chemistry with innovative pallet maker
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Orlando, Fla. — While pallets may not be the sexiest products around, they are without any doubt one of the most used and hardworking items on the planet. As Jeffrey Owen, CEO of Lightning...
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05-18-2018
PU foam makers adapt to a booming 'bed-in-a-box' market
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The mattress market has undergone a seismic shift in the past few years. Main Street shops and shopping centers are still full of department stores and specialist bedding shops where consumers can ...
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05-18-2018
EconCore shines light on licensing successes
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Orlando, Fla. — For Belgium-based EconCore, a company that has developed and commercialized technology for the continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials, NPE2018 was an important ...
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05-18-2018
A. Schulman unveils new products as vote on LBI deal approaches
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Orlando, Fla. — A. Schulman Inc. is moving ahead with new products even as the firm is in the process of being acquired by LyondellBasell Industries. In February, Houston-based LBI announced ...
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05-18-2018
Rapid introduces ThermoPro line for thermoform scrap
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Orlando, Fla. — Increasing production and use of thermoformed packaging are leading Rapid Granulator AB to enhance its approach to serving that market. The Bredaryd, Sweden-based company,...
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05-18-2018
Industry will need help reaching aggressive recycling goals
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Perhaps the biggest news for the long-term future of the plastics industry that came out during NPE week didn't even happen in Orlando, Fla.It was the American Chemistry Council's announcement of...
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05-17-2018
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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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