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Yizumi builds capacity for high-precision molds and machine components
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China’s Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd. is setting up a facility to make high precision molds and machine components, in a bid to boost its capability to customize products and to...
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Dow cutting 2,500 jobs in Dow Corning integration
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Dow Chemical Co.  is cutting 2,500 jobs globally — equal to 4 percent of its workforce —within the next two years as part of the integration of Dow Corning Corp. into the...
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Global trends to push LSR growth
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Akron, Ohio — Liquid silicone rubber has a big role to play in major megatrends facing the world, such as climate change, growing demand for energy, water management, health care and...
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Director general of Mexico's Anipac steps down
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Mexico City — Mexico’s plastics industry association Anipac hopes to appoint a new director general by the end of July, after its previous director stepped down after six months on the ...
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Huaxiang buys stakes in JVs with Grupo Antolin, settles dispute
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Chinese auto supplier Ningbo Huaxiang has settled a dispute with Spain’s Grupo Antolin Irausa SA, agreeing to acquire stakes in two plastic auto parts firms from Grupo Antolin. Both joint...
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Chem-Trend expanding Germany production site
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Chemical molding release agent producer Chem-Trend LP is expanding its Maisach, Germany, operation for better integration with sister companies. Chem-Trend, based in Howell, Mich., said June 29...
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Sacmi Imola makes major shipment to Asia
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Sacmi Imola S.C. reports that a major single cargo shipment of 23 cap pressing machines and 16 filler boxes left the port of Ravenna, Italy, bound for the port of Pusan, South Korea, where the...
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Pennsylvania molder moving into engineering resins
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A small custom injection molder is using a loan to expand in a city that has endured economic hardship. Polymer Contours Inc. in Allentown, Pa., is using the loan to extend its ability to handle...
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Conduit maker Atkore completes IPO
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PVC conduit and building products maker Atkore International Group Inc. went public on June 10, selling shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Three weeks after its initial public offering, Atkore ...
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Students discuss research into 3-D printed inserts
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Cleveland — Two students from the Pennsylvania College of Technology presented research into 3-D printed inserts for rotomolding at the Society of Plastics Engineers’ Rotational...
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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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