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Plastic Omnium expects to double revenue in China by 2021

French automotive components molder Plastic Omnium expects to double its revenue in China to 9.66 billion yuan (1.3 billion euros) by 2021, supported by a new research and development center and test lab in Wuhan.

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China XD privatization plan criticized

Some stock analysts and investors are sharply criticizing the privatization plans of automotive compounder China XD Plastics Co. Ltd., saying it undervalues the company.

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American injection molder grows from 'crawl' to 'run' in China

Steady growth is prompting Poly-Cast Plastics (Suzhou) Co. Ltd., a U.S.-owned injection molding company in China, to plan a sizable expansion.

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Speakers: India's mold makers need to meet rising demand

New Delhi -- India's mold making sector needs to boost its capabilities to both meet rising demands from global firms operating in the country and dislodge the imported molds that have a large share of the Indian market in some key sectors, according to speakers at a recent conference there.

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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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