Automotive News for February 2011

Automotive News Archive

Enthone Automotive Science Corrosion Lab Earns A2LA Accreditation Enthone Automotive Science Corrosion Lab Earns A2LA Accreditation

Achievement reinforces Enthone’s analytical capabilities in support of the company’s customer-driven research and product development activities.

U.S. Industrial Production Dips in January

Weaker output, plus lower utility consumption impacts U.S. industrial production.

Metalformers’ Report Reflects Optimism Over the Short Term

The latest survey from the Precision Metalforming Association points to a rise in orders during the next three months.

Atotech Gains Volkswagen TL 180 Approval Atotech Gains Volkswagen TL 180 Approval

The new Cr(VI)-free black zinc flake coating from Atotech offers high corrosion protection for Volkswagen automotive parts.

Chemetall Invests $25 Million in New U.S. Plant

State-of-the-art facility will employ 74 individuals, from workers to supervisors and chemists, in Blackman Township, Mich.

Columbia Chemical Appoints Product Manager for Automotive Columbia Chemical Appoints Product Manager for Automotive

Mark Schario brings more than 30 years of industry experience, specializing in automotive and aerospace finishing.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation Agrees to Acquire BASF’s Surface Technologies Division

Deal would expand Curtiss-Wright’s portfolio of niche coating technologies.