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Plastics industry upbeat / Economy booming, raw materials scarce and expensive / Polymer consumption up 3-4% in 2020 / Car sector slowing due to lack of microchips
Injection moulding machine manufacturer sees dynamic development / Annual turnover expected to be close to pre-crisis level / Risks through material shortages
First edition of new "IAA" motor show in Munich loses exhibitors / PwC survey: 70% Germans, 97% Chinese willing to change mobility behaviour
Electromobility promises suppliers more added value / A material shift when the engine compartment cools? / Battery shortage could be test for Europe / McKinsey report: Automotive software market to grow by 250% by 2030
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY TURKEY
Car sector sees severe coronavirus-losses in production and foreign trade / Supply chain problems / VW plans for new plant halted
Supply chains remain unreliable / Volatile demand affecting production more than usual / Suppliers expect at least 20-30% lower sales for the year / Losses inevitable
Sales slump puts sector under pressure in Germany and Europe / Weakness especially apparent with SCR tanks for diesel vehicles / Situation could mean a breather for plastics processors / Brexit and e-car issues
Painting line at French facility opens / Supply for major automotive customers
“2017 IdentiPlast” conference to be held in Vienna in late February / Early bird discount currently available
Production of injection moulded inner dash insulation begins at new Czech facility / Lightweight acoustic components for two European OEMs
New injection moulding plant in US state of Georgia / Expansion of main facility in Germany
CENTRAL EUROPEAN AUTOMOTIVE MARKET
Slovakia and Czech Republic en route to becoming key car production centres / Triangle between Prague, Bratislava and Zilina emerges as an OEM stronghold / Hyundai draws South Korean companies to Europe
Plastic processing: Production value continues to climb despite 2012 volume drop / Blustery economic headwinds picking up / Construction sector in a hole following completion of large projects / New impetus for growth starting 2014
Demand for new cars in Europe to bottom out in 2013 / Slight growth predicted for 2014 / Production stagnates at 12m vehicles / Producers fight poor demand with technology / Suppliers raise proportion of plastics in cars
Reduction of overcapacities in Italy, Spain and particularly France / TecPart says German suppliers are on comparatively safe ground / "Markets will stagnate for several years" / Raising R&D activities in Europe?
Suppliers suffer the brunt of declining sales figures / Growth driver China shows signs of weakness / Will the lull drag on until 2015?
Composites/GRP August 2012: Ortho resins mostly unchanged / Only slight contractions at the lower end / Glass fibre products stable / Demand gathers strength after summer lull
New automotive impact-modified PA 6 grades introduced
Automotive industry supplier files for insolvency
The new world order
Significant improvement in H2 2009 / Plastal acquisition will broaden bumpers portfolio
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