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Lightweighting continues as the top theme for the auto industry


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

Polypropylene materials from Borealis AS are offering lighter weight and sustainability in the auto market.

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VW investing $900 million in Tennessee


July 14, 2014 2:15 pm ET

Volkswagen AG will assemble a new family-hauling crossover at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., and invest $900 million to expand the factory in a push to double U.S. sales of VW-brand vehicles by 2018.

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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.

VW discusses plastic body panels


May 16, 2014 1:59 pm ET

German automaker Volkswagen AG has been investigating the potential of finished, colored exterior body panels made from polycarbonate blends with ABS and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT).

North American auto suppliers give top marks to BMW


November 12, 2013 1:35 pm ET

DETROIT — BMW has cemented its status among North American suppliers as the top-ranked automaker purchasing operation, but Ford and Chrysler are moving up.

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