Automotive News for August 2012

Automotive News Archive

The Carlyle Group to Buy DuPont Performance Coatings Business for $4.9 Billion

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter 2013, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

Nordson Corporation Reports Strongest Quarterly Results in Company History

Third-quarter sales up 22 percent to $380 million over the same period a year ago, with operating profits increasing 25 percent to $99 million.

PPG Announces Executive Appointments

Changes to impact several business segments, including global aerospace, protective and marine coatings, and automotive refinishes.

Dürr de Mexico Receives Volkswagen Group Award

Achievement recognizes the successful completion of more than 100 painting robot installations over a two-year time span.

BASF to expand automotive coatings production in China

State-of-the-art facility for basecoat production slated to kick in 2014 in Shanghai.

Integran Launches New High-Performance Finish

Nanostructured multilayer coating technology aims to provide improved design flexibility in applying unique structural and functional enhancements to a wide variety of finished and semi-finished components.

U.S. Industrial Production Inches Upward in July U.S. Industrial Production Inches Upward in July

The production of consumer goods in the U.S. increased 0.6 percent in July after falling 0.4 percent in June, a newly released Federal Reserve Report showed.

Enthone Appoints Global Product Line Manager

Maja Brandes tapped to oversee development and strategic marketing of Enthone’s POP/Decorative Base Metals offering.

'Aluminum Week' Program Lineup Released

Automotive, building & construction markets, sustainability, trade, the economy, manufacturing policy & industry Issues on the agenda.