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Plastics suppliers gear up for China's electric vehicle market

China's transformation in the last two years into the world's largest market for electric vehicles has the plastics supply chain gearing up.


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DuPont targets China's auto market with blow molding R&D investment

Anticipating a surge in demand for turbo-charged engines in China's automotive industry, DuPont Co.'s performance materials unit has installed a 3D suction blow-molding machine at its Shanghai research and development center.


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Chinese suppliers, with Beijing's blessing, embark on global buying spree

A subsidiary of Ningbo Joyson Electronics Co. announced plans to acquire the assets of bankrupt Japanese airbag maker Takata Corp.
With the $1.6 billion deal, Joyson joins a wave of Chinese auto suppliers that have used major acquisitions to raise their global profile.


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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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