West European car registrations in July 2019 were almost unchanged at 1.19m units compared with July 2018 , according to data from LMC Automotive.
The bundeskartellamt, Germany’s take over watchdog is looking at the proposed take-over of Baur Formschaumteknik, a PU moulder in Mindelheim,
Automotive retail sales in the US are likely to be 1.178m units. That is 2.0% lower than July 2018 according to consultants JD Power and LMC Automotive.
Petrochemicals giant, Dow Chemical, generated sales of $11bn in the second quarter of 2019. This is lower by 14% than the same period in 2018.
Foampartner has developed a new range of polyether foams for automotive headliners. The company said that they can meet tough interior VOC and FOG standards.
Car sales in the Asean trading area in May were 221, 000 units. This is a rise of 6% compared with the same month last year.
Vibracoustic, which makes NVH components for cars and light vehicles, opened a new material development centre.
Lear, a major supplier to Ford and General Motors, is tempering expectations for its second-quarter earnings and reducing its 2019 financial outlook.
OSV signs distribution agreements
Polyurethane production in Japan rose by 0.8% in May 2019, compared with a rise of 1.4% in April 2019. This was the second month of production growth since November 2018.