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Plastic toy makers adapt to changing retail market
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Amid upheavals in the toy market, smaller companies carry on. The bankruptcy of Toys R Us signals a major shift in toy retailing. This change can make for a bumpy ride, but it is just a...
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Forecast 3D moving beyond prototyping to full production
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Carlsbad, Calif. — Prototype and batch-production specialist Forecast 3D invested about $3 million during 2017, mostly for Multi-Jet Fusion equipment from HP Inc. Forecast 3D has "the...
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Holiday spending could point to good economic signs
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As a lifetime student of the American economy, I have developed a grudging appreciation for the holiday season over the years. Now don't get me wrong, I still believe fervently that far too much...
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Carteaux recovering from bone marrow transplant
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Washington — The longtime head of the Plastics Industry Association, Bill Carteaux, says his recovery from a mid-November bone marrow transplant is showing positive signs. Carteaux, who has...
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ISRI warns of 'chaos' as China gets ready to enforce scrap ban
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Washington — China's enforcement of its upcoming Jan. 1 ban on imported scrap plastics and other materials is shaping up to be confusing and chaotic, a large U.S. recycling industry trade...
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This year's hot toy?​ ​ Animatronic baby monkey
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One of the hot-selling toys in the United States this year is Fingerling Baby Monkeys, an animatronic toy that wraps around a child's finger and responds to the child's sounds, motion and touch....
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Plastics magazine dispute spills over at Plastimagen
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Two publishers in Mexico City are fighting over the rights associated with an established plastics trade magazine. The disagreement is between a family-owned publisher and a former employee...
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The toy surprise may be how popular packaging can be
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In the past, it seemed that the only time people brought up the topic of packaging and toys at the holiday, it was to complain about how hard it was to open thermoformed clamshells. This year,...
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Investments help Medway Plastics control energy costs
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Long Beach, Calif. — Family-owned Medway Plastics Corp. is having success using fully insulated Thermal Control Solution-brand radiant heating systems on its larger injection molding...
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Valencia building Arizona ABS pipe plant
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Valencia Pipe Co. expects to begin production of ABS pipe at a new 60,000-square-foot facility in Kingman, Ariz., on Feb. 1. The Valencia, Calif.-based company is building a manufacturing plant...
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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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