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COMMENT: Aston recall a globalisation challenge

7 February 2014

Aston Martin produces some of the world's most highly engineered cars, and its reputation stands on the quality of those vehicles. The news this week, therefore, that the company has to recall the majority of vehicles it has made since 2007 will come as a shock, writes Brian Balmer, industry principal for performance materials at research firm Frost & Sullivan.


COMMENT: Embattled Mercedes finds unlikely friend

19 July 2013

What on earth is going on between France and Germany?


COMMENT: Nylon 12 explosion causes global ripples?

26 April 2012

There seems to be a massive supplier storm brewing as the full impact of last month's huge explosion at Evonik's Nylon 12 resin plant in Germany starts to be felt.


Glazing feature

8 January 2010

Value-added glazing products are becoming increasingly important in the automotive market, delivering greater functionality and adding a further growth dimension at a time when the industry needs it most. Matthew Beecham reports on some of the latest developments.

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Dow and DuPont merger approved by stockholders

22 July 2016

DuPont and the Dow Chemical Company announced that, at their respective special meetings of stockholders held on 20 July 2016, stockholders of both companies have voted to approve all stockholder proposals necessary to complete the merger of equals transaction - a key milestone in the process to merge the two companies and subsequently pursue the intended spins of three highly focused, independent companies. The companies expect the merger transaction to close in the second half of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals.


just-auto Plus only Dupont inaugurates ASEAN HQ in Singapore

14 June 2016

Dupont, on 9 June, 2016 announced the opening of its ASEAN headquarters in Singapore. Dupont senior vice president and chief science and technology officer Douglas Muzyka and Singapore economic development board managing director Yeoh Keat Chuan officially...


just-auto Plus only DowDuPont US makes top executive appointments

26 May 2016

DuPont the Dow Chemical Company on 23 May 2016, announced senior leadership appointments for DowDuPont, following the consummation of the proposed merger of equals. The appointments will be effective upon completion of the proposed merger transaction, which...


just-auto Plus only Dupont posts Q4 and annual financial results for 2015 with EPS of US$0.27 and US$2.77

28 January 2016

Dupont, a science company that brings world-class, innovative products, materials, and services to the global marketplace, today announced fourth-quarter 2015 operating earnings of US$0.27 per share compared with $0.57 per share in the prior year. GAAP1...


just-auto Plus only US$700m million global cost savings and restructuring plan for Dupont in 2016

15 December 2015

Today Dupont announced a 2016 global cost savings and restructuring plan designed to reduce US$700m in costs compared with 2015. The 2016 cost reductions include a range of structural actions across all businesses and staff functions globally to operate more...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont’s chair and CEO Ellen Kullman to retire

8 October 2015

Ellen Kullman, chair and CEO of DuPont has announced that she will retire from the company effective 16 October. On that date, Edward Breen, a current member of the DuPont board of directors, will assume the role of interim chair and CEO of DuPont. The board...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont’s net income declines 12.01% to $945m in Q2/2015

3 August 2015

DuPont's net sales in the second quarter ended 30 June 2015 were down 11.45% to US$8.6bn compared with $9.71bn in the year ago period. Income before income taxes declined 18.40% to $1.18bn compared with $1.44bn. The company's net income for the period was down...


Dupont spins off The Chemours Company

8 July 2015

DuPont says it has completed the separation of its Performance Chemicals segment through the spin-off of The Chemours Company.


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont’s sales down 9.4% to US$9.17bn in Q1/2015

22 April 2015

DuPont's sales for the first quarter ended 31 March 2015 was down 9.4% to US$9.17bn compared with $10.1bn in the same period year ago. Income before income taxes was down 11.2% to $1.60bn compared with $11.8bn. Net income was down 28.4% to $1.03bn compared...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont introduces Pyralux HT flexible circuit material system

20 February 2015

DuPont circuit and packaging materials (DuPont) today announced the launch of its DuPontTM Pyralux® high temperature (HT) flexible circuit material system. Pyralux HT has a service temperature of 225 degree celsius, the highest of any flexible circuit...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont appoints Edward Breen and James Gallogly to board of directors

6 February 2015

DuPont has appointed Edward Breen and James Gallogly as independent directors to its board, effective immediately. The appointments of Breen and Gallogly have been made in anticipation of two current DuPont directors, Curtis Crawford and Richard Brown,...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont’s net sales down 4.8% to US$7.37bn in Q4/2014

28 January 2015

DuPont's net sales for the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2014 was down 4.8% to US$7.37bn compared to $7.74bn in the same period in 2013. Income from continuing operations before income taxes increased to $963m compared to $122m. Net income attributable to...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont to consolidate headquarters in New Castle County

24 December 2014

DuPont has announced that it is consolidating its corporate headquarters at the company's Chestnut Run Plaza campus in New Castle County effective 1 July 2015, following a review of separation of assets and real estate associated with the separation of the...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont to show innovative materials at Interplastica 2015

24 December 2014

The DuPont exhibit at Interplastica 2015 reflects the important role plastics play in society and how the company is enhancing their advanced materials technology to help companies innovate and compete in the global economy. Under the banner of 'Welcome to the...


Dupont 'fights every step' against EC coolant move

23 October 2014

Dupont says it will 'fight every step of the way' against European Commission (EC) moves that say it may have breached European Union (EU) anti-trust rules along with fellow-chemical producer, Honeywell.


just-auto Plus only US: Tristone Flowtech, Teklas Kauçuk select DuPont’s Zytel polyamide resins for rigid, flexible coolant pipes

17 October 2014

Two leading automotive fluid circulation specialists have chosen DuPont Zytel polyamide resins for rigid and flexible coolant pipes to achieve long-term resistance to aggressive water/glycol and road salts -to temperatures from -40°C to +125°C - while...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont ready to supply more sustainable refrigerant

7 October 2014

Kathryn McCord, global business director, DuPont Fluorochemicals, said the following about the automotive industry's movement toward HFO-1234yf: "DuPont continues to see rapid transition to HFO-1234yf refrigerant for automotive air conditioning, and we expect...


just-auto Plus only CHINA: DuPont opens Innovation Centre in Shanghai

19 September 2014

DuPont has opened its Innovation Centre in Shanghai, China - the company's first such facility in mainland China. The centre will feature the latest DuPont innovations, applications and products that address local market needs in food, energy, automotive and...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont plans to increase packaging and industrial polymers capacity

17 September 2014

DuPont packaging and industrial polymers has announced its intent to continue to increase production capacity of its ethylene copolymers assets at its Texas manufacturing facilities to meet growing market demand. Plans include a series of investments...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont names Gregory Friedman as VP of investor relations

9 September 2014

DuPont has named Gregory Friedman as its vice president (VP) of investor relations, effective 1 September, succeeding Carl Lukach who has been appointed vice president, treasury, tax and investor relations for the new performance chemicals company.  The...


just-auto Plus only US: Johnson Controls honours suppliers at Supplier Excellence Recognition awards

4 September 2014

Johnson Controls has honoured 14 suppliers at its fifth annual Supplier Excellence Recognition awards ceremony. The company recognised its suppliers that have excelled in providing high quality, on-time delivery, excellent customer services and continuous...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont elects Mark Schneider to board of directors

5 August 2014

DuPont has announced the election of Ulf M. 'Mark' Schneider, president and CEO of Fresenius to its board of directors, effective 22 October. "Mark leads a significant global healthcare business and brings strong operating and international experience,...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont’s net income rises 3.87% to US$1.07bn in Q2/2014

24 July 2014

DuPont's net sales for the second quarter ended 30 June 2014 were down 1.40% to US$ 9.71bn from $9.84bn in the second quarter ended 30 June 2013. The company's income from continuing operations before income taxes was up 5.49% to $1.44bn from $1.37bn. Net...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont appoints Stacy Fox as SVP and general counsel

11 June 2014

DuPont has announced that it has named Stacy Fox as senior vice president and general counsel effective 1 October, succeeding Thomas Sager, who is retiring following 37 years of service to the company. "Tom has served as an outstanding general counsel at...


DuPont posts Q1 consolidated sales down 3%

22 April 2014

DuPont has revealed first quarter consolidated sales down 3% to US$10.1bn, principally due to differences in timing and planted area for agriculture sales, negative currency impact and adverse weather conditions in North America.


just-auto Plus only US: Dupont Q1 sales drops 3% to US$10.1bn in 2014

22 April 2014

Dupont has reported de-growth of 2.7% in sales of US$10.1bn in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with $10.4bn in the same quarter previous year due to differences in timing and planted area for agriculture sales, negative currency impact, and adverse...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont announces management changes

2 April 2014

DuPont has announced several senior leadership changes at the corporate, business and regional levels. Timothy McCann, president of DuPont building innovations, was named vice president of DuPont Integrated Business Management (DIBM), effective immediately....


just-auto Plus only MYANMAR: DuPont opens local office

3 March 2014

DuPont has announced the opening of its business operations in Myanmar, with commitment to helping address the country's challenges in feeding the growing population, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and protecting people and the environment. Myanmar...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont named as one of Fortune’s ‘Most Admired Companies’

28 February 2014

DuPont is among the world's Top 50 most admired companies for the fifth consecutive year, according to a study released by the Fortune magazine. DuPont is No. 43 on Fortune's annual 'Most Admired Companies' list. For the third consecutive year, DuPont is the...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont names Patrick Lindner as president of performance polymers

27 February 2014

DuPont has named Patrick Lindner as president of its performance polymers business effective 1 March, succeeding Diane Gulyas who plans to retire in April following 36 years of service to the company. "Diane has provided outstanding leadership, ingenuity and...

DuPont news

Dow and DuPont merger approved by stockholders

22 July 2016

DuPont and the Dow Chemical Company announced that, at their respective special meetings of stock...


just-auto Plus only Dupont inaugurates ASEAN HQ in Singapore

14 June 2016

Dupont, on 9 June, 2016 announced the opening of its ASEAN headquarters in Singapore. Dupont seni...


just-auto Plus only DowDuPont US makes top executive appointments

26 May 2016

DuPont the Dow Chemical Company on 23 May 2016, announced senior leadership appointments for DowD...


just-auto Plus only Dupont posts Q4 and annual financial results for 2015 with EPS of US$0.27 and US$2.77

28 January 2016

Dupont, a science company that brings world-class, innovative products, materials, and services t...


just-auto Plus only US$700m million global cost savings and restructuring plan for Dupont in 2016

15 December 2015

Today Dupont announced a 2016 global cost savings and restructuring plan designed to reduce US$70...


just-auto Plus only US: DuPont’s chair and CEO Ellen Kullman to retire

8 October 2015

Ellen Kullman, chair and CEO of DuPont has announced that she will retire from the company effect...



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