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Kingfa to invest $60 million, add 150 jobs near Detroit

Kingfa Science and Technology (USA) Inc. plans to invest $60 million (412.5 million RMB) and create 150 jobs with an expansion of its Canton Township, Mich., manufacturing operations, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced.


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Study: Withdrawal from NAFTA would cost U.S. auto jobs, help auto supply chains in China, India

President Donald Trump's vows to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and pursue more protectionist trade policies likely would have a negative effect on the U.S. auto industry, a new study found.


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Yanfeng rings up its first production for CHyM lightweight interior parts

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors now has its CHyM -- which it pronounces as "chime" -- process in production, making door panels on the Cadenza, made in South Korea by Kia Motor Corp.


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Coming months to challenge automakers on supply, demand

Automakers are on pace to build more new cars and light trucks in 2016 than in any other year, but efforts to reduce bloated inventories next year could lead to North America's first production decline since the Great Recession.


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Researchers map the rough road to reducing vehicle weight

Plastics have seen increased opportunities to get onto North American-made cars and trucks as automakers work to improve their fleets' fuel economy. But the real growth lies ahead, when the need to reduce mass from today's cars climbs to 15 percent and higher.


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First carbon fiber Ford GT rolls off the line

Ford Motor Co. has begun production and delivery of its 2017 GT supercar.


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Using plastics for a better look back

An Australian researcher has invented plastic auto side mirrors and they're being exported to the U.S.


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China XD to invest 2.2 billion yuan in bioplastics project

Compounder China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. has signed an agreement to build capacity for 300,000 metric tons of bioplastics as well as 3-D printing materials.


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Changes to NAFTA may hurt US more than Mexico, consultant warns

U.S. companies would be hit harder than their Mexican counterparts if Donald Trump attempted to impose special import tariffs on plastic resins and finished goods from Mexico once in the White House, a leading industry consultant said.


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Polyurethanes shave weight for Maserati

International Automotive Components said it has used spray polyurethane to shave weight from dashboards in the new Maserati Levante, sports utility vehicle.


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