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Toyota says Mirai fuel cell sedan represents a 'new start' for the carmaker


March 2, 2015 11:55 am ET

Toyota Motor Corp.'s most advanced vehicle, a car that runs on hydrogen and emits only water, has had an ironically low-tech birth and has an equally ironic birthday.

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Plastic Omnium makes China investment push


February 26, 2015 4:35 pm ET

Three of the six new plants that automotive molder Plastic Omnium SA plans this year will be in China, part of a broader push it’s making in Asia, where it will locate 12 of the 20 new facilities in its near-term investment plans.

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Jagemann expands to meet rising demand from auto industry


February 18, 2015 2:50 pm ET

Jagemann Precision Plastics is expanding its Murfreesboro, Tenn., plant to meet rising demand for insert-molded parts.

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TransNav, Rompa Group form JV covering Europe, North America


February 17, 2015 5:28 pm ET

TransNav Inc, of New Baltimore, Mich., and the Tilburg, Netherlands-based Rompa Group have established an injection molding and thermoforming joint venture covering Europe and the Americas.

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Plastics firms honored for work in product development, manufacturing


February 17, 2015 4:09 pm ET

Sealpac USA LLC, Dow Chemical Co.'s automotive systems group, Piper Plastics Inc. and Igus Inc. were honored for their efforts in the development new products by the UBM Canon trade magazine Design News and its 2015 Golden Mousetrap awards.

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Hyundai's concept truck would use plastics to compete


February 16, 2015 6:00 am ET

Unveiled in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Hyundai's Santa Cruz concept was designed as a truck for city dwellers, fitting a separated, composite-surfaced cargo bed and seating for five within dimensions...

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Chinese compounders raising stakes in U.S.


February 16, 2015 11:02 am ET

China's largest compounder has just set up a foothold in the U.S., on the heels of the news of another leading industry player entering the U.S. market through an acquisition.

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Survey: Auto suppliers upbeat as North American factories hum


February 16, 2015 10:19 am ET

As North American light-vehicle output remains strong, suppliers are optimistic about their prospects for the coming year and are unfazed about meeting higher production quotas.

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Honda cuts production amid ports' labor disputes


February 16, 2015 10:15 am ET

Honda plans to cut back production at plants in Ohio, Indiana and Ontario because of labor disputes that have snarled shipments at 29 ports on the West Coast.

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Spain's Teknia acquires Serbian injection molder


February 16, 2015 10:11 am ET

Spanish auto parts manufacturer Teknia Manufacturing Group SL has announced it has acquired the Serbian plastics injection molding and metal stamping business Promotor Irva Ltd. in Kragujevac.

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