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Chem-Trend plans international expansion


October 2, 2014 4:06 pm ET

Chem-Trend LP has outlined several more expansion projects for its mold release agents, process aids and specialty lubricants.

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Integrated plastic/metal injection molding helps cars trim weight


October 2, 2014 11:17 am ET

Although it consumes a scant 9 percent of European plastics production, the auto industry is driving plastics research in the region, said Mathias Weber, head of the injection molding department at the Institute of Plastics Processing at Germany's...

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GM's long-term goals look to China, Cadillac, better supplier relations


October 2, 2014 10:02 am ET

General Motors Co.'s China plan includes $14 billion in investments by its joint ventures to open five new auto assembly plants by 2018, with a goal of spurring sales in China to 5 million vehicles a year, from the current level of about 3.5 million.

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Poland's Izo-Blok growing, considering future acquisitions


October 2, 2014 9:47 am ET

Polish auto parts maker Izo-Blok SA is expanding production in southern Poland while also eyeing potential acquisitions in Germany and the Czech Republic.

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German auto supplier Benecke-Kaliko to build second plant in China


October 1, 2014 10:24 am ET

German auto supplier Benecke-Kaliko AG is set to build its second Chinese facility, in Changzhou, to produce surface materials for automotive interiors.

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New Hexcel plant will supply carbon fiber for Airbus A350 XWB


September 30, 2014 2:43 pm ET

Hexcel Corp. is investing $250 million on a new carbon fiber plant in France, with part of the production going into the future Airbus SAS A350 XWB.

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RJG buys UK training group G&A


September 30, 2014 11:10 am ET

G&A Moulding Technology Ltd., a United Kingdom-based training and consultancy group, has been bought by RJG Inc., the U.S.-based training business.

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Audacious vandal stuns Taipei Plas


September 29, 2014 4:59 pm ET

Melodrama erupted at the traditionally tranquil Taipei Plas trade show on Sept. 28 when a mysterious intruder flung red paint at the Baumüller Automation Equipment Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. booth.

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Japan's parts makers face challenges as carmakers expand supply base


September 29, 2014 11:01 am ET

For all their size and success, Japanese auto suppliers that rocketed to global dominance on the coattails of their No. 1 customer, Toyota Motor Corp., face a perilous new reality.

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Sale of PVC maker Oltchim still in limbo


September 29, 2014 10:25 am ET

Fresh attempts to privatize insolvent Romanian PVC producer Oltchim SA have met with new obstacles as the European Union questioned the Romanian government's handling of the sell-off process.

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