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BMW. SGL tripling capacity for low-cost carbon fiber in US

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 | Permalink

Anticipated growth in demand for carbon fiber in automotive applications has prompted SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (Wiesbaden) to triple the capacity of its carbon fiber plant in Moses Lake, WA. The joint venture partners, SGL Group and BMW Group, recently broke ground on the $200 million expansion, scheduled to be completed by early 2015, making it the world’s largest carbon fiber plant. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Dashboard skin is injection-molded in world first

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 | Permalink

The world’s first instrument panel with an injection-molded thin-wall skin comprised of an ultra-high flow thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) can be found in the 2013 Nissan Sentra. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Chinaplas: Nissei plans expansion of China production capacity

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 | Permalink

Increased demand for its made-in-China all-electric injection molding presses has prompted Japanese machine builder Nissei Plastic Industrial (Nagano) to initiate a relocation of its Taicang plant to larger premises. Speaking to PlasticsToday at the Chinaplas show currently being held in Shanghai, company president Hozumi Yoda said the move to a larger factory would be completed by December 2014 and boost production capacity to 90 per month (1080 annually). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Rice hull-filled PP grade ups green credentials of F-Series pickup

Monday, April 14th, 2014 | Permalink

The 2014 Ford F-150 pickup truck is lighter than ever, with extensive use of high-strength 70,000-psi steel and aluminum, but plastic is also playing a key role in the environmental credentials of the full-size truck, which may return fuel economy as high as 30 mpg. The electrical cowl bracket employed in the vehicle is molded from a rice hull-filled grade of polypropylene (PP). The development was initially reported by PlasticsToday here . Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  green practices materials read more

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European part makers home in on Japanese OEMs

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 | Permalink

Japanese automakers continue to expand their offshore presences in order to alleviate the impact of currency fluctuations. In 2013, the eight major Japanese automakers produced around 16.2 million vehicles outside of Japan, up 6.5% year-on-year. But their traditional Japan based suppliers don’t always have the wherewithal to follow them offshore. So  Japanese OEMs are increasingly shifting to European suppliers with local operations. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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