The North American International Auto Show may have trimmed its press preview to two days from the traditional three, but the event set for Jan. 11 and 12 in Detroit still will be packed with the debuts of future production models and concept cars. Chrysler Group LLC does not show up on the press conference schedule, although China's BYD Auto will make an appearance. The new lithium-ion battery manufacturing joint venture of Dow Chemical Co. and KD Advanced Battery Group LLC - Dow Kokam - also has a slot on the schedule. Automakers like to keep their breakthroughs secret until the press days, whether those come through design, engines or materials. Suppliers who know of any expected announcements involving plastics can drop a line here or via Twitter to make sure we're there for the big unveilings of interest to the plastics industry. Plastics News will be covering the show in print, on the Web and through Twitter (twitter.com/plasticsnews). Find a complete schedule of auto show press conferences here.
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