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Expansion set in Missouri to keep up with Nike Air demand
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Construction is set to begin on a 73,000-square-foot expansion at Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation in St. Charles, Mo., as demand for performance footwear gets another lift from plastic gas-...
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11-17-2017
Toyoda Gosei brings a new focus on training future leaders
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Ann Arbor, Mich. — Toyoda Gosei Co. is preparing on multiple fronts for the changing automotive landscape. The firm has expanded in many areas of its business during the last few years,...
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11-17-2017
Report: Mattel rejects takeover offer from Hasbro
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Toy icon Mattel Inc. has rejected a takeover offer by rival Hasbro Inc., according to a report by Reuters. Reuters reported on Nov. 15 that unnamed sources said Hasbro's latest takeover bid was...
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11-17-2017
Coperion sees sales from fracking, polyolefin growth
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The Coperion compounding extruder business is gaining sales from polyolefins thanks to shale fracking, and Coperion and K-Tron feeders are growing from installations in engineering plastics,...
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11-17-2017
Milacron expanding in Mexico to keep pace with mold makers
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Mexico City — Mold makers from north of the border keep building plants in Mexico, and Milacron Holdings Corp. is keeping pace by expanding its operations in Querétaro. Milacron makes ...
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11-17-2017
Corma targets telecommunication infrastructure
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Mexico City — The main markets for corrugated pipe in Mexico remain highway drainage, storm sewer and sewage uses, with the extruded infrastructure often made from PVC or high density...
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11-17-2017
Plastics News Now: Plastic bag aims for the food delivery market
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Pan Pacific Manufacturing is targeting Grubhub and other third-party delivery services for its new bag, the Wiffle Ball makes the Toy Hall of Fame and a pail manufacturer is expanding in Tennessee....
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11-16-2017
Quantum buys medical drinkware product line
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Quantum Plastics LLC has grown again through acquisition, this time in medical goods. The Elgin, Ill., company has acquired the medical drinkware product line formerly owned by New ThermoServ Ltd. ...
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11-16-2017
Flexaust adds to Indiana facilities
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Flexaust Co. Inc. is adding a 25,000-square-foot expansion that will connect two buildings at its complex in Warsaw, Ind., freeing up space for new manufacturing and providing a single spot for...
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11-16-2017
UK study shows plastics exposure expands to deepest parts of the sea
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A study by the United Kingdom’s Newcastle University has revealed details about the presence of man-made fibers and plastics inside stomachs of living animals from six of the deepest places...
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11-16-2017
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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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