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Wilbert Plastic Services invests $9.6M for Ford Escape launch
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Wilbert Plastic Services Inc. is investing an estimated $9.6 million in equipment and facility upgrades at its Lebanon, Ky., plant in preparation of the launch for the 2020 Ford Escape. The...
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06-22-2018
Old Dow, new Dow to have a lot in common
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The new Dow Chemical will look familiar to customers when the name returns early next year. DowDuPont Inc. — formed in September from the merger of industry icons Dow and DuPont Co. —...
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06-22-2018
Dow awarded $1B in damages against Nova
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A Canadian court has awarded Dow Chemical Co. more than $1 billion in an ethylene feedstock dispute with Nova Chemicals, but Nova already plans to appeal that ruling. The two firms rank among...
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06-22-2018
Obituary: Covestro sustainability leader Richard Northcote
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Richard Northcote, chief sustainability officer of Covestro AG, died unexpected, the materials company announced June 22. Northcote, 58, had a varied career spanning journalism, government affairs ...
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06-22-2018
Injection molder Alsco Industries seeking buyer
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Alsco Industries Inc., an injection molder based in Sturbridge, Mass., is up for sale as owner and CEO Allan Rieser wants to replace suit coats and ties with golf tees and travel. For more than 25 ...
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06-22-2018
IAC names former Magna exec Gingl as CEO
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Car interiors specialist International Automotive Components Group named former Magna International Inc. executive Manfred Gingl as CEO following the retirement of Steve Miller this month. Austria-...
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06-22-2018
Investors form alliance for sustainable plastics packaging
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More than two dozen investment groups are forming the Plastic Solutions Investor Alliance, an effort aimed squarely at plastic pollution. The alliance, organized by Oakland-based environmental...
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06-22-2018
Commodity resins move in different directions in May
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Polypropylene in May continued in its role as the problem child of the North American resin market. Prices for that material surged an average of 7 cents per pound in May, with regional PET bottle ...
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06-22-2018
US study urges stricter PFOA safety levels
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Washington — The U.S. government released a long-awaited study June 20 on the safety of fluorinated chemicals that recommends much stricter safe exposure levels for the public. The study,...
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06-21-2018
Lighting the way with in-mold decorating
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Tier 1 vehicle lighting solutions provider J.W. Speaker Corp. is commercializing one of the first production applications of in-mold electronics, also known as plastronics. The new cost-effective...
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06-21-2018
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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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