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Automotive


June 26, 2020 News

Pace of the decline in global auto sales “moderated” in May, report says

by Canadian Plastics

The latest Global Auto Report from Scotiabank says that a slow climb back has begun for global auto sales.

June 24, 2020 News

Magna expanding Michigan seat manufacturing facility

by Canadian Plastics

The expansion of the Highland Park plant will generate US$35.4 million in private investment and create 480 jobs.

June 19, 2020 Feature

Researchers develop solvent-free technique for plastic production that could reduce manufacturing costs

by 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.

June 16, 2020 News

Ontario virtual summer camps will explore the skilled trades and technologies

by 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.

June 10, 2020 Feature

New thermoset polymer-based camshaft module lightens automotive engine weight

by 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.

June 3, 2020 News

Plunge in Canadian auto sales decelerated in May, Scotiabank says

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. auto sales also saw a smaller decline in May, according to Scotiabank’s latest Auto News Flash.

May 27, 2020 News

Covestro and Neste partner for renewable raw materials for plastics production

by 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.

May 27, 2020 News

Federal government contracts GM Canada to provide 10 million face masks

by 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.

May 12, 2020 News

Magna wins 2020 PACE Award for composite space frame liftgate reinforcement

by 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.

May 7, 2020 News

Ford of Canada increasing production of face shields

by Canadian Plastics

Ford’s Windsor site operations is now working to assemble more than 2.75 million face shields for distribution across Canada.

May 7, 2020 News

GM Canada to resume some engine production in Ontario

by 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.

May 4, 2020 News

Canadian auto sales plunged in April, Scotiabank says

by 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.

April 28, 2020 News

Mexico to reopen auto factories

by 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.

April 28, 2020 News

Ford to resume European manufacturing on May 4

by 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.

April 27, 2020 News

USMCA trade pact to go into effect on July 1

by 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.

April 27, 2020 News

Volkswagen re-starts production at Europe’s largest car factory

by 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.

April 15, 2020 News

Global vehicle sales will drop 18% under extended COVID-19 lockdown scenario, report says

by Canadian Plastics

This forecast comes from a new report from market research firm IHS Markit.

April 7, 2020 News

Ford of Canada retools to make plastic face shields for healthcare workers

by 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.

March 31, 2020 News

Canadian auto sales face “tough year” in 2020, Scotiabank says

by 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.

March 30, 2020 News

2020 North American International Auto Show in Detroit cancelled

by 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.