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The SAE World Congress is no more. Meet WCX 17, its reimagined replacement, which will debut April 4-6 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Hybrid

Daimler Buys Evonik’s Stakes in Two Battery Ventures

Daimler AG has agreed to take full control of its two batterymaking ventures with Germany's Evonik Industries AG.

Propulsion

Daimler, Evonik Mull Ways to Prop Up Shaky Battery Venture

Daimler AG may find a partner to help bolster its struggling battery cell venture with Germany's Evonik Industries AG unless the two companies decide to sell the venture, according to media reports.

Hybrid

Daimler, Evonik Ponder How to Prop Up Ailing Battery Cell Venture

Daimler AG may find a partner to help bolster its struggling battery cell venture with Germany's Evonik Industries AG unless the two companies decide to sell the venture, according to media reports.

Design

Rheinmetall Delays IPO of KSPG Auto Parts Unit

Engineering group Rheinmetall AG has postponed plans for an initial public offering for its automotive subsidiary KSPG until after this summer, citing Europe's volatile financial markets.

Auto Supplier Index Shows Stable Outlook

Auto suppliers are slightly less optimistic than they were in March, but overall attitudes remain stable because of rising North American vehicle output, according to the Original Equipment Suppliers Assn.

Plastics

Carmakers, Suppliers Agree on Resin Validation Plan

Major carmakers and suppliers have agreed on a plan to quickly validate alternates to PA-12 resin, a critical material in fuel and brake systems that is expected to remain in short supply until late this year.

Materials & Lightweighting

Output at Damaged Resin Plant Won’t Resume for 6 Months

Evonik Industries AG says its chemical plant in Germany won't be able to return to making cyclododecatriene a material used in about half the world's PA-12 nylon resin until the fourth quarter of 2012.

Plastics

Damaged Resin Plant Won’t Reopen Until Autumn

Germany's Evonik Industries AG says it expects to restore production at a resin plant that was damaged in a March 31 explosion by the fourth quarter of this year.

Materials & Lightweighting

Carmakers Agree to Fast-Track Tests of Resin Substitutes

A group of 26 carmakers and suppliers have tentatively agreed to an accelerated validation process for alternatives to PA-12, a nylon resin used in fuel and brake systems.

Materials & Lightweighting

Carmakers Agree on Plan to Accelerate Tests for Resin Substitutes

A group of 26 carmakers and suppliers have tentatively agreed to an accelerated validation process for alternatives to PA-12, a nylon resin used in fuel and brake systems.

Materials & Lightweighting

Resin Shortage May Hit Europe’s Carmakers First

European automakers are likely to be affected first and most severely by shortages of nylon-12 resin because suppliers there carry lower inventories of the material, Bloomberg News reports, citing auto analysts.

Materials & Lightweighting

Resin Shortage May Hit Europe’s Carmakers First

European automakers are likely to be affected first and most severely by shortages of nylon-12 resin because suppliers there carry lower inventories of the material, Bloomberg News reports, citing auto analysts.

Materials & Lightweighting

PA-12 Resin Relief Is Months Away

The developing global shortage of PA-12, a nylon resin used in fuel and brake systems, appears unlikely to improve for several months.

Materials & Lightweighting

Solution to Auto Industry’s Resin Crisis Is Months Away

Carmakers and suppliers don't expect the developing global shortage of PA-12, a nylon used in fuel and brake systems, to improve for at least three months.

Plastics

Carmakers, Suppliers to Discuss Resin Crisis

Executives from carmakers and auto suppliers are holding an emergency meeting in suburban Detroit on Tuesday to discuss the global shortage of PA-12 resin caused by a fatal explosion at an Evonik Industries plant in Germany on March 31.

Plastics

Suppliers, Carmakers to Meet on Resin Crisis

Auto suppliers and vehicle producers are meeting in suburban Detroit on Tuesday to discuss the global shortage of PA-12 resin caused by a fatal explosion at an Evonik Industries plant in Germany on March 31.

Materials & Lightweighting

Resin Shortage Could Disrupt Auto Production Worldwide

A fire at a German chemical plant last month could create a "severe" shortage of a key component in the resin used to make fuel and brake line coatings and flexible hoses, Bloomberg News reports.

Plastics

Fire at German Plant Could Create Auto Resin Shortage

A fire at a German chemical plant last month could create a "severe" shortage of a key component in the resin used to make fuel and brake line coatings and flexible hoses, Bloomberg News reports.

Propulsion

Smart’s Latest EV Adds Power, Driving Range

Daimler AG will take the wraps off the third-generation electric variant of is Smart city car next month at the Frankfurt auto show.

Materials & Lightweighting

JCI Touts Lightweight Seat Design

Johnson Controls Inc. is developing a carbon fiber-based seat frame system with a goal of cutting weight by 40% vs. traditional metal designs.

Hybrid

Daimler, Renault Fight Over Battery Development

Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan alliance, which announced their equity partnership last week, have not yet agreed who should develop EV batteries, reports Bloomberg News.

Hybrid

BYD to Partner with Daimler on Electric Vehicles

China's BYD Co. and Daimler AG have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-develop and market an all-electric vehicle under a new yet-to-be-named brand in China.

Propulsion

Daimler, BYD to Team Up on Electric Vehicles

Daimler AG and BYD Co. have agreed to jointly develop an all-electric vehicle for China.