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Faurecia, Mitsubishi to produce automotive bioplastics

Automotive supplier Faurecia SA has signed an exclusive agreement with Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. to co-develop bioplastics designed for mass-production for use in automotive interiors.Faurecia’s Nov. 8 announcement said it plans to develop a full range of bioplastics, which it expects to see boom in the period 2015 to 2020.

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Nestle Creates 8K New Positions In Europe

Nestle Creates 8K New Positions In Europe | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Some 200 companies on Thursday pledged to create new work and training opportunities for Europe's young jobseekers, of which one out of four is unemployed.The alliance of major companies, including Nestle and Google, aims to create tens of...
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PolyOne helps nonprofit get water purification to more places in need

PolyOne helps nonprofit get water purification to more places in need | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

PolyOne helps nonprofit get water purification to more places in need

Image By: WaterStep WaterStep's M-100 water purification system uses PolyOne Corp.'s Geon materials to improve durability.

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Thermoforming conference draws 300 first-time attendees

Thermoforming conference draws 300 first-time attendees | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Thermoforming conference draws 300 first-time attendees
Plastics News
SCHAUMBURG, ILL. — The Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Conference drew 814 attendees, according to Jim Arnet, conference chairman.
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Firewire rides aerospace materials to new surfboard design

Firewire rides aerospace materials to new surfboard design
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Image By: Firewire Surfboards Ltd. Firewire Surfboards Ltd. says its linear flex technology makes for a better ride. Related to this story.
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U.S. Factory Output Drops 0.4% In August

U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants. The Federal Reserve says output at manufacturing plants fell 0.4 percent in August after a 0.7 percent...
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Rapid tools for moulding

Rapid tools for moulding | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Toolcraft Plastics (Swindon) Ltd came to 3D printing and rapid prototyping specialists Graphite Additive Manufacturing when it was looking to create a quick turnaround injection moulding tool.
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Healthy business in medical moulds

Healthy business in medical moulds | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
New wire EDM equipment is helping Galway Tool & Mould build business in the supply of moulds for the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors.
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Don't screw up on fasteners

Don't screw up on fasteners | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
New analysis suggests that manufacturers in the metal fastener industry could be costing themselves thousands of pounds a year in lost time and productivity by not providing the correct information when ordering raw materials.
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New York Awards $55M In Manufacturing Education, Research Grants

New York Awards $55M In Manufacturing Education, Research Grants | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
New York state is investing $55 million in five projects around the state that aim to boost economic development through education and research. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state grants Tuesday during stops in...
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Laser Cladding and Machining: Cost Effective Remanufacturing of Turbine Blades

Laser Cladding and Machining: Cost Effective Remanufacturing of Turbine Blades | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
We are focused around the Tech community. (Laser Cladding and Machining: Cost Effective Remanufacturing of Turbine Blades http://t.co/W9okNboMta)
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Delphi CEO O'Neal stepping down

Delphi CEO O'Neal stepping down | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Delphi Automotive plc announced that Rodney O’Neal will retire as CEO and president on March 1, 2015, ending his 43-year career at the global automotive supplier.

Delphi announced the news Sept. 9.

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Italian toolmaker Persico partnering with Germany's WIS Tooling

Italian toolmaker Persico partnering with Germany's WIS Tooling | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Italian tooling company Persico SpA has expanded into Germany and formed a partnership for the automotive market with WIS Tooling GmbH, based in Emsdetten, Germany. The alliance with WIS started in July and initially focuses on back foaming tools.

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Faurecia Seating grows in Kentucky

Faurecia Seating grows in Kentucky | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Faurecia Seating LLC, a division of French-based Faurecia SA, will build a new manufacturing facility in Simpsonville, Ky.

The automotive seating manufacturer plans to build on a greenfield site leased in Shelby County’s Kingbrook Commerce Park, the company announced Sept. 11. The 122,000-square-foot facility represents an $18.8 million investment and will include 410 new jobs.

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Deconstructed Locomotive Will Power Nigeria’s Economy

Deconstructed Locomotive Will Power Nigeria’s Economy | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Nigeria has fast become Africa’s largest economy, but its infrastructure is still lagging. The electrical grid is so unpredictable that many businesses use natural gas to produce their own power. But that’s not enough.
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Mixed month for UK manufacturing

September was a mixed month for the UK’s manufacturers, with production continuing to rise but reduced orders, according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey.
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Bayer spinning off plastics business

Bayer spinning off plastics business | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it


Bayer AG will spin off its MaterialScience plastics group into a separate, publicly-traded company within the next 12 to 18 months.

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Economic impact of oil scandal containable: ANZ

Economic impact of oil scandal containable: ANZ China Post ANZ explained that the food industry is an important sector in Taiwan, but it is the electronics, information and communication technology, chemical and basic metal processing industries...
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Chemical Industry Tries To Shape Regulations

The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water bottles — but also make it tougher for states to...
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Toy supplier sues maker in reshoring fight

Toy supplier sues maker in reshoring fight | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Toy supplier sues maker in reshoring fight
Plastics News
Image By: Redman & Associates LLC Redman & Associates LLC says in a suit that a supplier in China has threatened delivery of some of its ride-on toys.
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US plastics machinery market still gaining strength in second quarter

US plastics machinery market still gaining strength in second quarter | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
US plastics machinery market still gaining strength in second quarter
Plastics News
Image By: Soceity of the Plastics Industry Inc. Second quarter plastics machinery sales in the US were 10 percent higher than the same period in 2013.
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Natural Gas Company Seeks Federal Approval For Pipeline

Natural Gas Company Seeks Federal Approval For Pipeline | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
An energy company is seeking federal approval for a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition. Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. filed a request with...
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Providing tools for the trade

Providing tools for the trade | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
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Providing tools for the trade
Lumina News
In the near future, Williams said the space would also add a laser cutter and CNC machine for automated metal cutting.
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BMW with Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby design giant aluminum floating art installation as part of London Design Festival

BMW with Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby design giant aluminum floating art installation as part of London Design Festival | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Called a “Double Space for BMW—Precision & Poetry in Motion,” the installation consists of two shining aluminum 15-by-10 m curved sheets hanging under the ceiling of the Raphael Gallery of the V&A Museum.
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Machine tool industry import value of machine tools was usd 16.09 billion in China in 2013

The sales revenue of machine tool industry was CNY 802.63 billion in China in 2013, up by 13.7% YOY. The numerical control rate of machine tool production in China is lower than that in countries like the U.S. and Japan though the rate increases in recent years. The numerical control rate of metal-cutting machine tools and metal forming machine tools was 30% and 10% respectively.

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Number of women execs gradually increasing

Number of women execs gradually increasing | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

There are a lot of numbers that might jump out at you when first going over the numbers for this year’sPlastics News ranking of the industry’s top-earning executives in North America. “Eight” probably isn’t one of the first. But it’s a record. Among the highest paid executives at publicly traded plastics processors there are eight women.

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