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PRA January-February 2017
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Vehicles may become smarter, flashier or more autonomous over the next few years, but light weight and fuel efficiency features will always remain in style

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    Synthetic rubber: down but not out
    Mired by the current tight supply and high prices, brought on by an increase in oil prices , the synthetic rubber sector is facing challenging times; but it still has a lucrative future with companies shoring up capacities and tying up resources to build up the market further, according to Angelica Buan in this report. The call from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to reduce oil output to 1.2 barrels per day (BPD) for six months starting January 2017 resulted in a rise in crude oil prices, according to...
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    Thyssenkrupp building one of the world’s biggest steering system production sites in China
    German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp’s components technology unit is building one of the world’s biggest production sites for steering technology in the Chinese city of Changzhou. A highly automated facility to manufacture steering components and complete electric steering systems is being constructed at the more than 150,000 sq m site and is scheduled to start supplying Chinese and international auto manufacturers in the coming...
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  • gloves-image
    Synthetic rubber: down but not out
    Mired by the current tight supply and high prices, brought on by an increase in oil prices , the synthetic rubber sector is facing challenging times; but it still has a lucrative future with companies shoring up capacities and tying up resources to build up the market further, according to Angelica Buan in this report. The call from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to reduce oil output to 1.2 barrels per day (BPD) for six months starting January 2017 resulted in a rise in crude oil prices, according to...
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    Thyssenkrupp building one of the world’s biggest steering system production sites in China
    German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp’s components technology unit is building one of the world’s biggest production sites for steering technology in the Chinese city of Changzhou. A highly automated facility to manufacture steering components and complete electric steering systems is being constructed at the more than 150,000 sq m site and is scheduled to start supplying Chinese and international auto manufacturers in the coming...
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