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Azek opens $25M recycling plant
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Skokie, Ill.-based Azek Building Products opened a $25 million recycling facility in Wilmington, Ohio, capable of turning 100 million pounds of used polyethylene a year into a material for its...
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04-24-2019
Blackstone buys majority stake in India's Essel Propack
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Mumbai — New York-based private equity fund Blackstone Group said April 22 it is paying up to $462 million to buy Indian specialty packaging company Essel Propack Ltd., the world's largest...
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04-24-2019
Boy unveils latest US offering, its revamped headquarters
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Exton, Pa. — Boy Machines Inc. renovated its headquarters in Exton in 2018, moving back in last fall. Officials at the small-tonnage injection molding machinery company showed off the result ...
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04-24-2019
Webasto plans $48M roof systems operation near Detroit
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Webasto Roof Systems Inc. plans to invest up to $47.9 million on a new manufacturing plant in in suburban Detroit. The project in Plymouth Township, Mich., is expected to create 441 new jobs and...
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04-24-2019
Magna investing $11.3M in Morocco
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Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. has broken ground on a new greenfield production plant in Kenitra, Morocco, to manufacture exterior and interior automotive mirror systems....
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04-24-2019
P&G fabric care brands commit to cutting plastic packaging
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Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co. has announced plans to reduce plastic packaging across its fabric care brands in Europe by 30 percent by 2025. Speaking at the Sustainable Brands...
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04-24-2019
Rapid Granulator sees potential in Mexico market
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Mexico City — Rapid Granulator AB sales have been growing in Mexico in recent years, but the plastics recycling equipment company's CEO sees the potential for so much more. CEO Bengt Rimark...
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04-24-2019
DuPont film workers in Texas join union
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Workers at a plastic film plant operated by DuPont in Pasadena, Texas, have voted to join a local union in advance of a split from a merged DowDuPont. Engineers at the plant recently voted 28-2 to ...
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04-23-2019
Mexico's tooling sector faces challenges
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Mexico has a booming automotive sector and a growing consumer class using more plastic packaging, but local mold makers are in short supply. The lack of new toolmakers, of course, is a global...
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04-23-2019
Haitian to open more tech centers
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Mexico City — Chinese injection press maker Haitian International Holdings Ltd. is setting up two additional tech centers in Mexico this year, as it expects that a pause in investment in the ...
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04-23-2019
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Published on January 11, 2016 Plastics in Automotive Trends Report - Brought to you by CONAIR

This special report published by Plastics News Research provides fresh perspective, insight and key data/stats on the auto sector, the growing use of plastics in vehicle components/systems and the impact on plastics processors/molders serving this rapidly changing end market.

Key data/stats included in this report:

  • U.S. car and light-truck sales by market through November 2015
  • Listing of North America car and truck assembly plants
  • Commercial vehicle production (U.S. and worldwide, 1999-2014) 
  • Light vehicle assembly forecast for leading manufacturing countries worldwide to 2017
  • Proportion of materials used in car production 
  • Sales & forecast value of plastic auto part manufactured in Mexico to 2020
  • Projected car production in Mexico to 2018 
  • Average plastics & polymer composites use in light vehicles 
  • Average engineering & other plastics content of North American light vehicles
  • Average value of chemistry content of North American light vehicles
  • Average large volume plastics content of North American light vehicles  
  • Automotive plastics & polymer composites direct employment by State (2014)

The report also profiles a cross-section of Automotive OEMs and leading plastics processors serving 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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