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Plastics News Now: Italian firms develop recycable polyethylene-based artificial sports turf 11-15-2018
Thermoformer another winner in blockbuster Amazon deal
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The mega-deal to bring half of Amazon's second headquarters to New York's Long Island City will allow the $800 billion tech giant to reap a windfall of tax breaks and credits in return for hiring...
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11-15-2018
Remember when single-use wasn't such a dirty word?
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Plastics News, it appears, is on the cutting edge of popular culture. I'm not claiming that I invented the Dougie … but you can't prove that I didn't. No, this pop culture milestone is...
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11-15-2018
Plastics Pioneers name five new members
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The Plastics Pioneers Association has named five new members: Dennis Don, Dennis Knaus, Dan Raher, Wylie Royce and David Schultz. The non-profit PPA, based in McHenry, Ill., is celebrating its...
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11-15-2018
Jason Sears named Dri-Air president
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Jason Sears has been named president of Dri-Air Industries Inc., replacing his father Charlie Sears, who died in August. The auxiliary equipment maker's board of directors made the announcement...
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11-14-2018
Kafrit buys concentrates firm Polyfil
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Israeli materials firm Kafrit Industries Ltd. has acquired Polyfil Corp., a maker of masterbatch concentrates based in Rockaway, N.J. No purchase price was disclosed in a Nov. 14 news release...
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11-14-2018
PU machinery firm Cannon shows off $4M expansion
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Cranberry Township, Pa. —​ About 55 Cannon SpA employees from around the world gathered in a Pittsburgh suburb to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Italian polyurethane equipment...
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11-14-2018
Denham Plastics owner loses US House re-election bid
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California Republican Jeff Denham, owner of Denham Plastics LLC, has lost his bid to retain a U.S. House seat in a district that Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential race. A week after...
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11-14-2018
Plastipak's Plotzke wins CFO of the Year
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Michael Plotzke, chief financial officer, treasurer and senior vice president of finance of Plymouth, Mich.-based Plastipak Holdings Inc., was awarded Plastics News' CFO of the Year award at the...
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11-14-2018
JCI to sell auto battery business for $13.2B
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Johnson Controls International PLC is selling its power solutions business, which makes car batteries, to private equity firm Brookfield Business Partners LP for $13.2 billion in cash. The deal,...
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11-14-2018
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Published on January 11, 2016 Plastics in Automotive Trends Report - Brought to you by CONAIR

This special report published by Plastics News Research provides fresh perspective, insight and key data/stats on the auto sector, the growing use of plastics in vehicle components/systems and the impact on plastics processors/molders serving this rapidly changing end market.

Key data/stats included in this report:

  • U.S. car and light-truck sales by market through November 2015
  • Listing of North America car and truck assembly plants
  • Commercial vehicle production (U.S. and worldwide, 1999-2014) 
  • Light vehicle assembly forecast for leading manufacturing countries worldwide to 2017
  • Proportion of materials used in car production 
  • Sales & forecast value of plastic auto part manufactured in Mexico to 2020
  • Projected car production in Mexico to 2018 
  • Average plastics & polymer composites use in light vehicles 
  • Average engineering & other plastics content of North American light vehicles
  • Average value of chemistry content of North American light vehicles
  • Average large volume plastics content of North American light vehicles  
  • Automotive plastics & polymer composites direct employment by State (2014)

The report also profiles a cross-section of Automotive OEMs and leading plastics processors serving 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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