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Transportation drives expansion in long fiber compound capacity

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 | Permalink

In response to growing demand for metal replacement, PolyOne Corporation (Cleveland, OH) is expanding capacity for its OnForce LFT long-fiber specialty thermoplastics. A new, dedicated specialty production line will be added at the company’s existing Avon Lake, Ohio production facility and will be fully operational by the end of February 2015. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Materials and Additives Injection Molding Lightweighting read more

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Global vehicle sales set to grow in 2015

Friday, February 6th, 2015 | Permalink

Auto industry watcher IHS Automotive (Southfield, MI)forecasts global automotive sales for 2015 to reach 88.6 million vehicles, an increase of 2.4 percent over 2014, continuing an unbroken five-year run of sales recovery and growth from the low point set in the depth of the recession in 2009. However, a slowdown is being signaled with just two of the high-potential BRIC markets likely to see increased sales this year. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Italian compounder to set up US operation

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 | Permalink

Italian polypropylene (PP) compounder Sirmax (Cittadella) plans to invest $25.6 million to establish a production facility in Anderson, IN. The 140,000-square-foot compounding plant will be located on a 26.3-acre greenfield site. Targeting operation by October 2015, the company’s first North American location will serve as a strategic logistical location for its automotive and appliance customers, which includes a US-based client that signed a $20 million annual contract with Sirmax late last year. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Composites Materials and Additives read more

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National composites innovation hub slated for Knoxville, Tennessee

Monday, January 12th, 2015 | Permalink

A consortium of 122 companies, non-profit organizations, universities and research laboratories is partnering with the Department of Energy to create a $250 million-plus manufacturing innovation institute focused on US leadership in next-generation composite materials, such as carbon fiber composites. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Lanxess beefs up compounding presence in US

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 | Permalink

Engineering plastics supplier Lanxess (Cologne, Germany) is expanding its Gastonia, North Carolina, compounding facility by adding a second production line. The expansion represents an investment volume of about $15 million and will double the existing capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 tonnes annually. Construction for the second line is expected to commence in the second half of 2014 with production scheduled to begin in early 2016. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Polymer Composites Materials and Additives Automotive Lightweighting Compounding read more

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