Novelis Expands Aluminum Capabilities with Kentucky Investment

Novelis Expands Aluminum Capabilities with Kentucky Investment

Novelis Inc., a major player in aluminum rolling and recycling, has announced plans to build an approximately $300 million automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky.

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Shape Corp Acquiring Aluminum Extruder Magnode

Shape Corp Acquiring Aluminum Extruder Magnode

Shape Corp. has come to terms on a purchase agreement to acquire Ohio-based aluminum extruder, Magnode. The deal comes after a successful business relationship between that two companies that included collaboration on engineering projects.

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Predicting the Future of Lightweight Vehicle Composites

Predicting the Future of Lightweight Vehicle Composites

To accelerate the development of new, economical long carbon fiber composites, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) worked with a team of leading experts to develop a series of engineering tools.

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Joins LIFT To Enhance Its Automotive Light-Weighting Research

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Joins LIFT To Enhance Its Automotive Light-Weighting Research

By on January 10, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow announced Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. has officially joined the institute to advance the group’s research into lightweight metals, therefore reducing the weight of future vehicles.

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SGL Group Acquires BMW Group’s Interest in Carbon Fiber JV

SGL Group Acquires BMW Group’s Interest in Carbon Fiber JV

SGL Carbon SE is acquiring the BMW Group’s 49 percent equity investment in joint ventures SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers GmbH based in Germany and the U.S.-based SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers LLC, to become the sole owner of SGL ACF.

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GM to Use Carbon Fiber in Next-Generation Pickup Beds?

GM to Use Carbon Fiber in Next-Generation Pickup Beds?

General Motors has made efforts to slash weight from its vehicles, and its next-generation full-size pickup trucks might get the most surprising lightweight solution yet. They might be in line for a carbon fiber-induced diet.

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SABIC Touts New Resin for Lightweighting

SABIC Touts New Resin for Lightweighting

By on November 29, 2017 in MATERIAL MATTERS

According to the company, the SABIC PP-UMS resin has a melt strength of more than 65 cN and provides superior foamability. It can be used to develop new foaming solutions for lighweighting in such industries as automotive, packaging, and building and construction. 

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Sika Acquires Acoustics Supplier

Sika Acquires Acoustics Supplier

By on November 28, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, SUPPLY CHAINS

Sika has agreed to acquire Faist ChemTec Group, a leading manufacturer of high-performance engineered, structure-borne acoustic solutions for the automotive industry.

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Aleris Opens Kentucky Aluminum Plant

Aleris Opens Kentucky Aluminum Plant

By on November 20, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS

Aleris, a global aluminum manufacturer, has opened its $400 million aluminum automotive body sheet production facility in Lewisport, Kentucky.

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Schaeffler Invests $60 Million in Wooster, Ohio Facility Expansion

Schaeffler Invests $60 Million in Wooster, Ohio Facility Expansion

By on November 16, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, SUPPLY CHAINS

The plant will be the U.S. center for advanced E-Mobility development. For 40 years, Schaeffler Group USA Inc. – a global automotive and industrial supplier – has invested in the United States, with a significant portion of those investments taking place in Wooster, Ohio. Today, Schaeffler commemorated the facility’s 40th anniversary with a grand opening celebration and unveiling of the […]

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