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APS working to fill TPU shortage while looking into its own production site –

ROMULUS, Mich.—Materials firm APS Elastomers is responding to a tight North American market for thermoplastic polyurethanes by increasing its supplies of that material. It also is considering adding its own U.S. TPU production unit.
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U.S. auto industry concerned about worker shortage –

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.—The skills and talent shortage toolmakers have worried about for years is growing, and it’s hitting more than tooling shops. It’s also reaching the point that it is affecting the auto industry’s production schedule.
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ANRPC predicts NR shortage in 2017 –

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The global supply of natural rubber likely will fall short of demand in 2017, according to the latest information from the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries.
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NASTF meeting to discuss tech shortage –

ST. JOHNS, Fla. — The National Automotive Service Task Force will host a panel discussion that offers practical advice for shops that struggle to find qualified technicians.
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Exec: Expect carbon black shortage in five years –

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.—By 2020, the U.S. tire industry will face a significant shortage of carbon black, according to an official from one of the leading carbon black companies.
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Carbon black shortage predicted by 2016 –

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