Plastics and Synthetics
Researchers map rough road to reducing vehicle weightTue, 27, Dec 2016
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.
France's Mecaplast agrees to acquire Key PlasticsMon, 10, Oct 2016
French auto supplier Mecaplast Group plans to acquire Key Plastics LLC in a bid to expand its global presence. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The deal is subject to regulatory approval.
Dow-DuPont shareholders approve $59 billion merger of equalsWed, 20, Jul 2016
Shareholders of Dow Chemical and DuPont approved the companies' historic merger, clearing a hurdle for the deal to close this year and for a later split into three entities. The impact of the transaction stands to ripple throughout the automotive supply chain.
Ford, tequila maker Jose Cuervo team up on bioplastic projectTue, 19, Jul 2016
Continental Structural Plastics seeking investor; reports say Hanwha interestedTue, 07, Jun 2016
Auto supplier and composites specialist Continental Structural Plastics is “seeking a strategic global partner” to support its further growth, and media reports from South Korea say Hanwha Group has expressed interest in acquiring CSP.
Dow CEO Liveris agrees to exit after DuPont mergerTue, 02, Feb 2016
Honda updates, improves composite bed in new RidgelineThu, 21, Jan 2016
In updating its Ridgeline midsize pickup, Honda aimed to create the ultimate tailgating tool. A new type of in-bed audio system forgoes conventional speakers, which could be easily damaged in a cargo area.
DuPont to cut 1,700 Delaware-based jobs ahead of Dow mergerTue, 29, Dec 2015
Dow Chemical, DuPont engaged in late-stage merger talks, report saysWed, 09, Dec 2015
Dow Chemical is in late-stage talks to merge with DuPont in what would be the largest deal in the chemicals industry, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg. Both companies have a major presence in the automotive supply chain.
Plastic Omnium agrees to buy Faurecia's auto exteriors parts unit for $732 millionMon, 14, Dec 2015
Dow CEO's ouster sought following DuPont merger agreement, report saysMon, 14, Dec 2015
Dan Loeb, the founder of hedge fund Third Point, is calling for the removal of Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris, days after the company agreed to combine with DuPont in the largest-ever chemicals merger, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
DowDuPont's combination will create ripple effect throughout auto industryFri, 11, Dec 2015
The impact of the mega-merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont, which provide components and systems for every major global automaker, will be felt throughout the automotive supply chain. DuPont and Dow today agreed to merge in an all-stock deal valuing the combined company at about $130 billion.