Plastics and Synthetics
Dow-DuPont wins U.S. antitrust nod to create chemicals giantJune 16
Researchers map rough road to reducing vehicle weightDec. 27, 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 PlasticsOct. 10, 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 equalsJuly 20, 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 projectJuly 19, 2016
Continental Structural Plastics seeking investor; reports say Hanwha interestedJune 7, 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.
AutoNews Now: Dealer sees new hope for MitsuMay 17, 2016
Dow CEO Liveris agrees to exit after DuPont mergerFeb. 2, 2016
Honda updates, improves composite bed in new RidgelineJan. 21, 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 mergerDec. 29, 2015
Dow Chemical, DuPont engaged in late-stage merger talks, report saysDec. 9, 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.