A Burton-on-Trent tyre collection and recycling company, Saltire Recovery, has been fined after a teenage worker was seriously injured when he was hit by a falling stack of tyres.
20 May 2013
With around 85% of moulds being sourced by North American car makers from their own backyard, the rollout of new models meant a lot of work was up for grabs for the region’s tool makers, consultant Dennis DesRosiers said.
17 May 2013
UK car manufacturing rose 16.6% in April to 110,033 units, a welcome reversal of fortunes following a subdued first quarter.
16 May 2013
The latest prototype electric car from SIM-Drive, the SIM-CEL, features lightweight parts made with DSM’s Stanyl and EcoPaXX polyamides.
15 May 2013
HRSFlow, based in Italy, has developed the Diamond Lux hot runner system for polycarbonate (PC) glazing parts, such as headlamp components, quarter windows and sunroofs.
14 May 2013
Global polyurethane foam supplier Recticel saw first quarter sales dip by 9.5% to €317.9m, mainly because of a 23% drop in automotive business.
9 May 2013
US automotive racing league, Nascar, will be using windscreens made from Bayer’s Makrolon polycarbonate for its 2013 season. The material was chosen by car supplier Five Star Race Car Bodies.
8 May 2013
The UK’s Vita Group has sold Pathway Polymers (PWP) to US-based Dash Multi-Corp. The transaction was completed on 30 April – the value of the deal was not disclosed.
3 May 2013
Toyota’s prototype MeWe ‘eco’ car has been built using Arpro expanded polypropylene (EPP) foam supplied by JSP. The overall concept was created by Paris-based Studio Massaud.
1 May 2013
A report on the future of hydrogen vehicles, UKH2Mobility, has been welcomed by Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon.
29 April 2013
Faurecia, the French automotive supplier, is continuing to look outside of Europe for growth, as sales in Asia and the US compensated for a drop in the EU during the first quarter of the year.
25 April 2013
Ford is investing £24m at its Bridgend engine plant in Wales, one of the company’s UK operations benefitting from a £1.5bn commitment to the manufacture of low-CO2 technology.
23 April 2013
France-based auto supplier Plastic Omnium increased sales 3.2% during the first quarter of the year, despite global automobile production declining by 1% over the same period.
22 April 2013
Hexpol TPE has developed several grades of thermoplastic elastomers specifically engineered to address the requirements of automotive mats.
12 April 2013
DuPont has developed an innovative automotive jounce bumper component to show how design, materials and processing can converge to deliver added performance and lower cost.
12 April 2013