Pace of the decline in global auto sales “moderated” in May, report saysby Canadian Plastics
The latest Global Auto Report from Scotiabank says that a slow climb back has begun for global auto sales.
Magna expanding Michigan seat manufacturing facilityby Canadian Plastics
The expansion of the Highland Park plant will generate US$35.4 million in private investment and create 480 jobs.
Researchers develop solvent-free technique for plastic production that could reduce manufacturing costsby Canadian Plastics
A team at Purdue University has developed a new way for manufacturers to mix polymers and nanocellulose in order to save material and production steps when using plant-based materials in auto part and food packaging molding.
Ontario virtual summer camps will explore the skilled trades and technologiesby Canadian Plastics
Sponsored by the Government of Ontario and Magna, youth can develop skills and learn about career paths through virtual workshops lead by Skills Ontario staff.
New thermoset polymer-based camshaft module lightens automotive engine weightby Canadian Plastics
As an alternative to aluminum, a research team from the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany has successfully manufacturing a camshaft module from fibre-reinforced thermoset polymers.
Plunge in Canadian auto sales decelerated in May, Scotiabank saysby Canadian Plastics
U.S. auto sales also saw a smaller decline in May, according to Scotiabank’s latest Auto News Flash.
Covestro and Neste partner for renewable raw materials for plastics productionby Canadian Plastics
The collaboration aims to replace several thousand tons of fossil raw materials in the production of polycarbonates with raw materials produced with Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons.
Federal government contracts GM Canada to provide 10 million face masksby Canadian Plastics
With production beginning immediately, GM Canada will manufacture the face masks at cost at its Oshawa, Ont. plant for the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Magna wins 2020 PACE Award for composite space frame liftgate reinforcementby Canadian Plastics
Said to be the first application of composite space frame for an automotive liftgate, the lightweight solution debuted on the 2020 Toyota Supra.
Ford of Canada increasing production of face shieldsby Canadian Plastics
Ford’s Windsor site operations is now working to assemble more than 2.75 million face shields for distribution across Canada.
GM Canada to resume some engine production in Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
GM Canada said a portion of its HFV6 engine line in the St. Catharines, Ont. plant will resume on May 11, with most of the rest of its North American manufacturing operations resuming the week of May 18.
Canadian auto sales plunged in April, Scotiabank saysby Canadian Plastics
And while provinces will gradually start re-opening on varying timelines in May, Scotiabank expects auto sales to remain weak throughout the second quarter.
Mexico to reopen auto factoriesby Canadian Plastics
The move follows a U.S. campaign to get Mexico to reopen the plants out of concern for the North American free trade zone’s supply chain.
Ford to resume European manufacturing on May 4by Canadian Plastics
Ford said it plans to recommence initial production at its Saarlouis and Cologne plants in Germany, vehicle assembly site in Valencia, Spain, and its Craiova plant in Romania.
USMCA trade pact to go into effect on July 1by Canadian Plastics
The date for the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement is a month later than initially proposed, after automakers asked for more time because of COVID-19 difficulties.
Volkswagen re-starts production at Europe’s largest car factoryby Canadian Plastics
VW said it resumed work at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, on April 27 at 10% to 15% of capacity, after the plant shut down production on March 19.
Global vehicle sales will drop 18% under extended COVID-19 lockdown scenario, report saysby Canadian Plastics
This forecast comes from a new report from market research firm IHS Markit.
Ford of Canada retools to make plastic face shields for healthcare workersby Canadian Plastics
The automaker has begun production of face shields at its Windsor, Ontario operations in response to the need for COVID-19 protective equipment.
Canadian auto sales face “tough year” in 2020, Scotiabank saysby Canadian Plastics
The outlook for Canadian auto sales has weakened substantially in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak and policy responses, a new report from the bank says.
2020 North American International Auto Show in Detroit cancelledby Canadian Plastics
The TCF Center, where the event was to have been held in June, will likely be repurposed into a temporary field hospital in preparation for the increased need for urgent health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.