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Wacker Chemie opens Aceo 3D printing silicone lab in Michigan
Goodyear, Evnoy partner on electric vehicle ride-sharing program
Ford flip-flops on manufacturing electric, autonomous cars in Michigan
DETROIT—Ford has changed its mind twice about what kinds of vehicles will roll out of its plant in Flat Rock, Mich., within the next few years.
New Products: Wacker debuts pyrogenic silica
MUNICH—Wacker has unveiled its pyrogenic silica grade designed for adjusting the flow properties of polar adhesive systems.
Fakuma considering schedule shift for 2020 show
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany—Europe's second biggest plastics industry show, Fakuma, is reviewing the length of the next edition of the show, scheduled for October 2020.
Program shaping up for Healthcare Elastomer Conference
SHAUMBURG, Ill.—There are 12 speakers confirmed so far for the inaugural Healthcare Elastomer Conference, to be held May 21-22 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel.
Birla Carbon to raise carbon black prices in U.S.
MARIETTA, Ga.—Birla Carbon will raise base prices for all its carbon black markets in North America, a move it says is driven by increasing operating costs.
BorgWarner appoints CFO
AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—BorgWarner has made several executive appointments, including naming Kevin Nowlan as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Volvo CEO predicts huge increase in plug-in hybrid sales
GOTHENBURG, Sweden—Volvo expects a huge increase in sales of its plug-in hybrid vehicles by year-end after underestimating demand for its growing family of electrified models.
GM CEO Mary Barra ignores Trump attacks, cites 'common message'
DETROIT—General Motors is walking a fine line when it comes to President Trump and his attacks on the auto maker's plans to idle or shut as many as four domestic plants.
SI Group names David Bradley president, CEO
SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—SI Group selected industry veteran David Bradley as its president and CEO.
KraussMaffei breaks ground on new Chinese plant
HAIYAN, China—German machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei Group has started construction of a new production plant at its existing location in Haiyan.
Lehigh making headway under Michelin ownership
HANOVER, Germany—Despite the fact that Michelin has owned Lehigh Technologies since October 2017, the majority of the other tire manufacturers remain comfortable doing business with the producer of micronized rubber powders, according to a...
University of Akron to offer buyouts to full-time faculty in some departments
AKRON—The University of Akron is offering buyouts or early retirements to some of its 720 full-time faculty members, the school announced in an email sent to the university community March 18.