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Plastics News Now: Kid gets tour of college after writing about dream of working in plastics
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Trevin Allen, 9, visited Penn College of Technology after writing about the industry in a school assignment, a bike path made of recycled plastics opens and the new iPhones have more recycled and...
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09-20-2018
Taking tiny steps toward big sustainability goals
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Novi, Mich. — Sustainability is a hot-button issue for a lot of automakers and suppliers today, but for Ford Motor Co.'s Debbie Mielewski, it's a topic that is deep-rooted in her livelihood...
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09-20-2018
Panel: Partnerships key to more composites in cars
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Novi, Mich. — Along the winding road of current and future automotive trends, there is an opportunity. And that opportunity, mixed into mega trends like electrification, lightweighting and...
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09-20-2018
Celebrating products made in America
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Heavy Metal, the journalist, tries to stay as objective as possible when it comes to international business. You won't get fake news about plastics from Heavy Metal! But in my personal life, I try ...
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09-19-2018
Ineos joins in PS recycling project
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A trio of companies is joining forces in a project they say will close the loop on polystyrene recycling, and a representative for one of the partners believes the approach will fundamentally...
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09-19-2018
Univar CEO says company may not be 'right home' for Nexeo plastics business
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Chemical company Univar Inc. has a deal to buy Nexeo Solutions Inc., but its CEO says company leaders aren’t sure if Univar is the “right home” for Nexeo’s $1.8 billion...
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09-19-2018
Rehau, MBT join forces
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Swiss companies Rehau Verwaltungszentrale AG and MB Barter & Trading AG (MBT) have signed an agreement for a merger of equals to create a polymer group with potential sales of $2.5...
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09-19-2018
Lanxess expanding capacity in Germany
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Lanxess AG is expanding production of high-performance plastics at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site in Germany by building a new compounding facility at the North Rhine-Westphalia site. The Cologne,...
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09-19-2018
Serell named president of Asaclean maker Sun Plastech
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Sun Plastech Inc., the maker of Asaclean-brand purging compounds, has named Joseph Serell as its new president. The move was effective Sept. 1, officials with Parsippany, N.J.-based SPI said in a...
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09-18-2018
Clariant, Sabic to merge part of materials portfolio
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Swiss materials supplier Clariant AG and Saudi chemical company Sabic are to merge parts of their businesses in a bid to create a leading supplier of high-performance materials. The move follows...
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09-18-2018
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Published on April 22, 2015 Plastics in Automotive: Innovation & Emerging Trends - SPE Member Price

Our latest research report, brought to you by The Conair Group, examines EMERGING trends in the use of plastics in automotive, materials innovations and the changing landscape across The AMERICAS. 

Our analysts provide an in-depth review and keen insight on: 

  • Regulatory activity and OEM design developments impacting vehicle development and lightweighting
  • Market opportunities & challenges for mold makers
  • Materials innovations driving the use of plastics in automotive applications
  • Supplier growth initiatives
  • Market conditions and economic indicators for Argentina, Brazil, China and Mexico relative to automotive production

Detailed data tables and charts illustrate the value of direct chemistry content of North American light vehicles, average plastics & polymer composites use in light vehicles, 2014 North American automotive production forecast for 2015, 

You will gain insight and perspectives from these industry thought leaders:

  • Larry Doyle, President, The Conair Group
  • David Loren, Automotive OEM & Glazing Manager North America, Bayer MaterialScience LLC
  • Jose Chirino, Market Manager, Automotive and Transportation, North America, Bayer MaterialScience LLC
  • Melanie Hart, President, Tasus Corp.
  • Laurie Harbout, President & CEO, Harbour Results Inc.

The report also profiles a cross-section of plastics processers and materials suppliers to the auto sector known for their on-going commitment to quality, R&D and the continued development of innovative solutions and high performance plastics materials, parts and systems for vehicles.

  

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