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Bumper to Bumper: Magna, Jeep honored for thermoplastic liftgate

November 14, 2018 11:17 am ET

The annual Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Innovation Awards Gala honored a number of parts, including the thermoplastic liftgate on the new Jeep.


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Bumper to Bumper: Krauss-Maffei, Proper Group show off lightweighting partnership

October 10, 2018 6:00 am ET

The Proper Group held an event where the company's eight-year partnership with Krauss-Maffei Corp. was on display.


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Bumper to Bumper: General Motors discusses carbon fiber truck bed, other uses

September 12, 2018 8:56 am ET

General Motors Co.'s Mark Voss discusses the project for a carbon fiber truck bed and how the material can be adopted by suppliers.


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Bumper to Bumper: Expert says potential auto tariffs could have ripple effect on suppliers, mold makers

August 15, 2018 1:30 pm ET

The potential impact of automotive tariffs was discussed at the Center for Automotive Research's Management Briefing Seminars.


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Bumper to Bumper: Volvo sets ambitious recycled content goals for plastics

July 11, 2018 12:16 pm ET

Volvo Car Group is planning on upping its game on recycled content for plastics in new vehicle launches.


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Bumper to Bumper: Auto supplier bans its employees from using Snapchat, WhatsApp

June 13, 2018 6:00 am ET

Continental AG is prohibiting its employees from using Snapchat and WhatsApp over security concerns, two other suppliers get new leaders and Flex-N-Gate plans a big expansion in Texas.


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Bumper to Bumper: IACMI aims to help recruit workers for the composites industry

May 16, 2018 11:17 am ET

IACMI recently held an event to highlight work in the automotive market from the composites industry at its facility in Detroit.


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Bumper to Bumper: EPA takes aim at fuel, emission standards

April 11, 2018 6:00 am ET

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the federal government plans to reverse course on Obama-era fuel and emission standards, a large driver into the growth of plastics into vehicles.


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Bumper to Bumper: GMC truck to feature carbon fiber bed

March 14, 2018 6:00 am ET

The 2019 GMC Sierra Denali will have a premium option for a carbon fiber bed, a move that General Motors Co. says is a true innovation.


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Bumper to Bumper: Study details successes in pilot bumper recycling program

February 28, 2018 12:01 pm ET

The Plastics Industry Association released a report highlighting a successful pilot bumper recycling program.