Automotive News for October 2012

Automotive News Archive

GM Tests First Thermal-Forming Process and Proprietary Corrosion Resistance Treatment for Lightweight Magnesium Sheet Metal GM Tests First Thermal-Forming Process and Proprietary Corrosion Resistance Treatment for Lightweight Magnesium Sheet Metal

Double-digit fuel economy gains possible with more substitution for steel and aluminum, GM says.

Pangborn Europe Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Leading manufacturer in the surface preparation industry marks half a century in business.

Chrysler Grants Supplier Approval to Coral Chemical

Certification means Coral meets Chrysler’s stringent system pretreatment requirements.

DuPont Opens First U.S. Innovation Center

New Troy, Mich., center designed to facilitate collaboration between DuPont and global automotive industry.

U.S. Industrial Production Rises 0.4% in September

Output of durable goods edges upward, with gains seen in the indices for aerospace, miscellaneous transportation equipment, electrical equipment, appliances and components.

Enthone Hosts Automotive Industry Action Group CQI-11 Training

More than 50 OEMs and tier suppliers participated in the educational program.

Coventya Earns GM Approval

Certification covers zn/ni products.

Manufacturing sheds 16,000 positions in September

Still, the overall U.S. unemployment rate dips below 8%.

AkzoNobel Secures McLaren Automotive Supply Agreement AkzoNobel Secures McLaren Automotive Supply Agreement

Through its Sikkens automotive brand, AkzoNobel will offer technology-led paint solutions for the MP4-12C and MP4-12C Spider, among other models.