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CARBURES
Composites manufacturer to open plant in North America / Aerospace market a key target
07.10.2011
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Focus remains on mass markets of Russia, China and India / CAFE standard will drive the switch to new materials in USA / Lightweight construction a key topic at IAA / Will global sales stagnate in 2012?
16.09.2011
SGL GROUP
Joint venture with BMW begins carbon fibre production in the US / Output to go towards the new "i" vehicle series
12.09.2011
AUTOMOTIVE MARKET
LFT PP demand growing in most applications / Increasing role in automotive design / AMI report
25.08.2011
MITSUBISHI RAYON
European representative office established in Germany to meet rising demand for carbon fibres and composite materials
15.08.2011
SGL GROUP
JV with MRC begins carbon fibre precursor production / Output to be used in new BMW i3 “Megacity” vehicle
28.04.2011
COMPOSITES
Reinforcements: JEC Show in Paris and Germany's VDI Plastics Conference focus on carbon fibres / Use of CRP for mass car production not yet in sight / The race for reinforcing materials is on / Glass fibres offer high growth potential
18.04.2011
AUTOMOTIVE MARKETS
How severely will the Japanese catastrophe hit the international automotive industry? / Supply problems reach Europe / Regional shifts in polymer demand possible / Plastixx automotive price indices continue to rise unabated
29.03.2011
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE
Lightweight recyclate grades for auto applications / Joint presentation with BMW at VDI conference
09.03.2011
SGL CARBON
Volkswagen acquires 8% of shares in carbon manufacturer
03.03.2011
EVENTS
“Plastics in Automotive Engineering” conference
27.01.2011
ALTMÄRKER KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK
Automotive industry supplier files for insolvency
11.01.2011
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics in November 2010: Stability dominates / Extra-low prices reeled in / Additives continue upward surge / Supply situation improves slightly at year end / High price increases announced for December
06.12.2010
SAARGUMMI
Insolvency: Tug-of-war between investors and creditors could break sealing systems producer / 400 job cuts planned
15.11.2010
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
2010 boom was bought with government money / Only China and India see genuine growth / Weight ratio of plastics used in cars on the decline / Most popular engineering polymers take a breather despite strong demand
21.10.2010
MALAYSIA
Polymer production volume of 1.8m t in 2009 / Processing sector dominated by family-run SMEs / Most activity in industrial parks / Business gradually returning to pre-2008 levels / Roadmap for the future
18.10.2010
PLASTIVALOIRE
Merger talks with competitor Bourbon / Creation of a key strategic injection moulding group imminent?
23.09.2010
AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS
Frost & Sullivan report: Increased focus on recycling required to boost metal substitution / Huge opportunities for plastics
10.08.2010
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics in June 2010: Hikes continue despite feedstock decline / For many grades of polymer it was a seller's market / Quarterly and semi-annual contracts see consistent upward price momentum
06.07.2010
ZOLTEK
Automotive subsidiary established / Negative EBIT in H1 2010 / New carbon fibre plants not operating
25.05.2010
DAIMLER / TORAY
Agreement to jointly develop carbon fibre reinforced plastics components / Serial production to be launched in three years' time
18.05.2010
SGL KÜMPERS
JEG Innovation Award for automated carbon fibre preform technology / Project with EADS and Airbus
10.05.2010
SGL / MITSUBISHI RAYON
Joint venture for the production of carbon fibre precursors
07.05.2010
AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY
German consortium cooperating with manufacturers on reaching an agreement about authoritative purchases / Improved financing
27.04.2010
SGL CARBON
Joint venture with BMW to manufacture carbon fibres in US / Plans to produce CFK parts for BMW's “Megacity Vehicle”
09.04.2010
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