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Westfall adds micro mold tooling with Mold Craft acquisition
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Westfall Technik Inc. says its acquisition of Mold Craft Inc. "rounds out the company's industry-leading micro molding capabilities for medical device production." "Bringing full-scale, high-...
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01-18-2019
Klöckner Pentaplast invests $25M in Virginia for medical packaging
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Increased business opportunities thanks to America's aging population are spurring a multimillion-dollar expansion at a plastic film packaging site in Virginia. Trang Tilley, global marketing...
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01-18-2019
Operation Clean Sweep faces calls to transform
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The plastics industry's longtime voluntary program to fight pellet leakage from its factories, known as Operation Clean Sweep, is facing new pressure from governments and environmental groups....
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01-18-2019
Donnelly adds press for complex parts
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Alexandria, Minn.-based Donnelly Custom Manufacturing Co. has installed a 70-ton press to produce complex molded parts, increase efficiency, and help customers get their products to market faster....
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01-18-2019
Report: Bet on copolyester growth through 2027
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The global copolyester market is set for "moderate to high" growth in 2019, with demand approaching 400 million pounds, according to a new report from Irish research firm Fact.MR. Markets for...
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01-18-2019
Plastic Age Products installs its largest press
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Montreal-based Plastic Age Products Inc. installed its largest machine yet — a 2,000-metric-ton injection molding press — for the versatility it offers in serving a diverse customer...
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01-18-2019
China's Wellmei to invest $1.9M, create 71 jobs in US
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Chinese injection molding toolmaker and molder Wellmei Holding Co. Ltd. plans to invest $1.9 million and create 71 jobs by establishing its first North American manufacturing operation in Troy,...
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01-17-2019
Texas fines Formosa $121,000 for pellet pollution
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Texas environmental regulators have fined resin maker Formosa Plastics Corp. USA $121,000 for leaking plastic pellets into waters around its Point Comfort plant, but local environmental groups...
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01-17-2019
Evonik buying 3D printing material specialist
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Specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries AG is acquiring a Texas-based maker of powered polymers used in 3D printing. The deal for Structured Polymers Inc. of Austin provides Evonik "access...
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01-17-2019
Alliance members call project: 'A global organization set up for action'
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More than $1 billion is being pledged to help tackle the ocean plastics problem through a consortium of nearly 30 companies that includes some of the biggest names in the plastics industry. The...
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01-17-2019
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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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