DuPont has developed a composite technology based on its Zytel polyamide 66 material, which has passed crash tests performed by French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroen.
17 June 2013
Toyota has started production of the Auris Touring Sports hybrid car at its Burnaston plant in Derbyshire.
10 June 2013
A new report on automotive plastics estimates the global market demand could top £30bn by 2018.
6 June 2013
After Toyota and Honda made real progress toward closing the gap with suppliers, General Motors and Chrysler seemed to stall during the past year. True, they did not lose ground, but neither did they continue their progress, as reflected in a recent study of 441 suppliers. In fact, all of North America's six major automakers made zero progress.
3 June 2013
Job fears have been triggered by the news that Dunlop Motorsport has lost the lease on an 11-acre site in Castle Bromwich to Jaguar Land Rover, which is looking to expand its nearby operation.
30 May 2013
The car maker said it had sold 374,636 vehicles during the year, up more than a fifth on 2012, its range boosted by new models including the all-new Range Rover and the XF Sportbrake.
30 May 2013
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