Automotive News for May 2013

Automotive News Archive

COVENTYA Obtains New GM Approval

Latest approval, based on zinc technology, supplements the long list of COVENTYA approvals obtained with VW, Renault, PSA, Audi, Toyota, Fiat, Honda, Ford, Volvo, Nissan and GM.

NACE to Host the First International Risk Management of Corrodible Systems Conference

Engineers, scientists to convene to reduce risk and threat of corrosion June 18-20 in Washington, D.C.

Axalta Coating Systems to Invest More than $50 Million in China

Shanghai plant to to manufacture and supply up to 25,000 metric tons of paint to automobile manufacturers expanding into south and central China.

Ford Otosan Commercial Vehicles Sport BASF Coatings Ford Otosan Commercial Vehicles Sport BASF Coatings

BASF supplies basecoats and clearcoats for the plant in Turkey

U.S. Industrial Production Falls 0.5% in April

Decreases seen in automotive products, appliances, furniture, carpeting as well as miscellaneous durables.

Advanced Technical Finishing Continues $10 Million Facility Renovation Advanced Technical Finishing Continues $10 Million Facility Renovation

Improvements at ATF are designed to expedite execution, decrease turnaround time and meet the increasing consumer demand for tight-tolerance, mission-critical work.

BYK-Gardner Announces 7th Annual User Meeting

Speakers from automotive makers, paint makers, part suppliers as well as raw material suppliers will share their best practices and challenges to optimize color & appearance.

Enthone, Inc. Elevates Henri Sep to the Position of Vice President of Global Marketing, Performance Coatings

Since joining Enthone in 2011, Sep has led efforts in delivering customer-focused solutions to OEMs, applicators and job shops.

U.S. Economy Adds 165,000 Jobs in April U.S. Economy Adds 165,000 Jobs in April

Jobless rate sits at 7.5%; March, February numbers revised upward.

Pavco Gains Further Auto OEM Specification Approvals

HyPro(TM) compliant chemistry technologies cleared for use on zinc-plated, passivated fasteners for Chrysler Group.

Chinese Automaker BYD to Open First U.S. Plant

Southern California factory to produce high-tech buses.

SUR/FIN 2013 to Host Global Manufacturing Panel on Monday, June 10

Speakers to include an esteemed list of international manufacturing experts from the United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, China and Canada.