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Plastics News Now: Adidas develops running shoe that can be completely recycled 04-25-2019
Plastic Express targets Georgia in $172M project
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Materials shipping firm Plastic Express is building two new facilities near Savannah, Ga., as part of an investment of more than $172 million. The new locations in that area's Port Logistics...
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04-25-2019
Pregis adds $6M multi-layer line in Michigan
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Pregis LLC is again spending millions to expand a Michigan location, the latest in a string of improvements made by the company over the years at that location. This time, the work at the Grand...
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04-25-2019
Basel talks consider changes to plastic scrap trade
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Should it be much more difficult to export low quality recycled scrap plastic around the world, if there are serious doubts about whether it can be handled in an environmentally sound way in the...
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04-25-2019
Obituary: Chroma founder Robert Swain
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Robert Swain made the world more colorful. Swain, who founded colorant maker Chroma Corp. in 1967, died April 21. Swain, 90, died peacefully at his home in East China, Mich., surrounded by family...
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04-25-2019
Solid PS prices up, PET down in April
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Feedstocks have played different roles for solid polystyrene and PET bottle resin, sending PS prices up but PET bottle resin prices down since April 1. North American solid PS prices jumped an...
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04-25-2019
Amco now offering Sabic specialties
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Both sides are expected to benefit from materials maker Saudi Basic Industries Inc.'s recent decision to link up with distribution firm Amco Polymers LLC. Amco in February became an authorized...
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04-25-2019
Ineos divesting melamines, paraform business
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Ineos Enterprises will sell its melamines and paraform businesses, with production sites in the U.S., Germany and Indonesia, to German polymer group Prefere Resins Holding GmbH. The terms of the...
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04-25-2019
Berry acquisition of RPC wins European approval
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The European Commission has approved the Berry Global Group Inc.'s planned acquisition of the United Kingdom-based RPC Group plc, clearing a hurdle needed to complete the deal. In a decision...
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04-25-2019
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
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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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