Auto cloud has silver lining

Ford, Brian; Dulle, Tracy
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/25/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 36, p16
Trade Publication
The article discusses the plans of automobile manufacturers in North America to cut their manufacturing capacity and its impact on the styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) industry. The cuts will sting SBR producers but signal a drive towards more fuel-efficient vehicles and thus greater use of plastics. Ford Motor plans to slash its North American manufacturing capacity for cars and trucks by 26% before the end of 2008, and Daimler Chrysler has also announced cutbacks.


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