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Obituary: Plastics Industry Association CEO Bill Carteaux
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Bill Carteaux, the longtime head of the Plastics Industry Association, died Dec. 10 after a nearly three-year fight with acute myeloid leukemia. Carteaux, 59, had led the association since 2005,...
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12-10-2018
Material Insights: Group fights proposed RTP compounding plant in Ireland 12-10-2018
Nelipak consolidates, invests in Puerto Rico
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Nelipak Corp. is expanding the capabilities at its thermoforming plant in Humacao, Puerto Rico, a coastal city considered ground zero for the landfall of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. The...
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12-10-2018
South Korean battery maker investing $1.6B in Georgia production
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Anticipated future demand for electrified vehicle batteries is leading to a $1.67 billion factory project in northern Georgia. South Korean lithium ion battery producer SK Innovation Co. is not...
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12-10-2018
California-based GoProto expands into Asia-Pacific region
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3D prototyping and short-run manufacturer GoProto Inc. has opened a 9,000-square-foot facility in Mount Waverley, Australia, a Melbourne suburb. In late November, the site began running parts on...
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12-10-2018
Nestlé vows to boost recycled PET use
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Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is now committing to using recycled plastic for half of the company's bottle needs by the middle of next decade. The Stamford, Conn.-based company, which...
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12-10-2018
Crescent Industries inspiring the next generation
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Crescent Industries Inc. recently hosted its first Manufacturing Week, offering local high school students a first-hand glimpse into its processes and the myriad job opportunities available in...
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12-10-2018
Materials suppliers set up platform for styrenics recycling
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Leading styrenics suppliers Ineos Styrolution, Total SA, Trinseo and Versalis have joined forces to work together on recycling styrenics. The four companies announced that they had founded...
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12-10-2018
Compounding extruder market remains steady
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Steady business drove the U.S. market for compounding extruders in 2018, machinery officials said, now that big cyclical ups and downs are a thing of the past. "The last five years have been...
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12-10-2018
Growth, new products and technology: Highlights from LSR 2018 in Anaheim
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Anaheim, Calif. — LSR processing, materials and markets underwent thorough reviews during the second international conference on advances in liquid silicone rubber and related thermosetting...
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12-07-2018
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Published on January 15, 2015 Plastics in Automotive: Innovation & Emerging Trends

Our latest research report, brought to you by The Conair Group, examines EMERGING trends in the use of plastics in automotive, materials innovations and the changing landscape across The AMERICAS. 

Our analysts provide an in-depth review and keen insight on: 

  • Regulatory activity and OEM design developments impacting vehicle development and lightweighting
  • Market opportunities & challenges for mold makers
  • Materials innovations driving the use of plastics in automotive applications
  • Supplier growth initiatives
  • Market conditions and economic indicators for Argentina, Brazil, China and Mexico relative to automotive production

Detailed data tables and charts illustrate the value of direct chemistry content of North American light vehicles, average plastics & polymer composites use in light vehicles, 2014 North American automotive production forecast for 2015, 

You will gain insight and perspectives from these industry thought leaders:

  • Larry Doyle, President, The Conair Group
  • David Loren, Automotive OEM & Glazing Manager North America, Bayer MaterialScience LLC
  • Jose Chirino, Market Manager, Automotive and Transportation, North America, Bayer MaterialScience LLC
  • Melanie Hart, President, Tasus Corp.
  • Laurie Harbout, President & CEO, Harbour Results Inc.

The report also profiles a cross-section of plastics processers and materials suppliers to the auto sector known for their on-going commitment to quality, R&D and the continued development of innovative solutions and high performance plastics materials, parts and systems for vehicles.

  

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