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China's auto industry putting increased focus on carbon fiber


July 11, 2014 2:09 pm ET

It took BMW Group 10 years to bring carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics technology from its research labs to mass production in the i3 electric car, but some Chinese car companies are looking for a way to shorten that laborious process.

Auction set for Illinois plant


July 11, 2014 11:16 am ET

Custom manufacturing company Plainfield Precision, based in Plymouth, Mass., has closed its Illinois injection molding facility.

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Valeo expanding wiper plant in Poland


July 11, 2014 10:16 am ET

French car parts manufacturer, Valeo SA, is planning to increase automotive wiper output at its production facility in Skawina, in Poland's southern Małopolskie region.

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Auto supplier ZF in talks to acquire TRW


July 10, 2014 3:38 pm ET

German automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG is in talks to acquire Livonia, Mich.-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., Bloomberg reports.

Cytec building team to develop lower cost carbon fiber production


July 8, 2014 3:36 pm ET

Cytec Industries Inc. plans to team up with a German company to find lower-cost ways of creating carbon fiber.

Delphi Automotive at center of renewed fight on tax law


July 7, 2014 12:16 pm ET

Auto supplier Delphi Automotive plc is in the crosshairs of a battle between the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and many large American companies over the use of offshore tax shelters.

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Lanxess launches nylon production at new Antwerp, Belgium, plant


July 7, 2014 11:18 am ET

Lanxess AG, a specialty chemicals company, has started operation at its new plant for nylon in Antwerp, Belgium.

Three auto PU foam suppliers fined in price fixing case


July 3, 2014 9:53 am ET

Three polyurethane automotive foam producers have been ordered to share a $6.1 million fine for price-fixing after entering guilty pleas at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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Audi bringing fiber-reinforced plastic springs to production models


July 1, 2014 3:20 pm ET

Audi AG is introducing suspension springs made of glass fiber-reinforced polymer for an upcoming upper-mid-size model.

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Bianor expands to meet growing demand from European customers


July 1, 2014 10:21 am ET

Dutch-Polish industrial precision component molder Bianor Sp. z.o.o. is already expanding the production plant it opened in Ploiesti, Romania in May last year.

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