News for August 2011

News Archive

GM Eliminates Solvent from Suppliers’ Paint Process

Adhesion alternative is energy efficient and practically emission-free, GM says.

IPC July Report Shows Decline in Electronic Shipments

Rigid PCB shipments were down 10.2 percent and bookings were down 17.0 percent in July 2011 from July 2010, IPC report shows.

Frank Koch, DeFelsko President, Passes

Under Koch's leadership, DeFelsko pioneered many technologies, including hand-held ultrasonic coating thickness gages, among others.

Global PCB Production Grew 19 Percent in 2010, IPC Report Shows

Worldwide PCB production estimated at $55 billion, with growth seen across all regions.

Boeing Satellite Business Celebrates 50 Years in El Segundo

Space & Intelligence Systems reinforces Boeing's commitment to manufacturing in California.

MacDermid Expands California Facility MacDermid Expands California Facility

Globally integrated R&D lab enhances the support of MacDermid's West Coast customer base.

GM Awards A123 Systems Contract for Future Batteries GM Awards A123 Systems Contract for Future Batteries

Nanophosphate® lithium ion will power future electric vehicles

Nordson ASYMTEK to Host Dispensing and Coating Technical Seminars Nordson ASYMTEK to Host Dispensing and Coating Technical Seminars

Nordson ASYMTEK will host a free technical seminar on conformal coating, dispensing and jetting applications and innovations and the fluids, equipment and manufacturing techniques to implement them at the Ottawa Convention Centre on September 14 and 15.

Industrial Production Rises 0.9% in July Industrial Production Rises 0.9% in July

Vehicle and automotive parts manufacturing played a big role in July’s performance.

U.S. Automotive Sales Up More Than 6% in July U.S. Automotive Sales Up More Than 6% in July

Despite uncertainty about the economy, the majority of automotive manufacturers enjoyed healthy sales increases last month—some by high double-digits.

PMA Releases August Business Conditions Survey

Metalformers anticipate slower activity over the short term, survey shows.

PPG Announces Price Increase

Coil and extrusion coating PPG products in North America to cost customers 8-12 percent more.

Elcometer, Inc. Opens New Office in Charleston, S.C.

New location to serve the Southeastern U.S. market, including North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Enthone Appoints Industry Manager, Automotive

Richard Lynch to handle marketing of Enthone’s wear- and corrosion-resistant coatings for automotive related items.

Rockford Metal Polishing Company Makes Capital Investment

Installation of new Garboli LPC 300 orbital grinding machine expands capabilities.

IPC Releases New Guidelines for Electronics

Document aims to bust common myths about cleaning printed circuit boards.

Columbia Chemical Promotes Adam Anderson

Former technical service representative now handles sales.

U.S. Manufacturing Sector Adds 24,000 Jobs in July U.S. Manufacturing Sector Adds 24,000 Jobs in July

Durable goods manufacturing accounted for the vast majority of positions.

PPG to Acquire Colombia-Based Colpisa Coating Company

Deal illustrates PPG’s commitment to grow its presence in Latin America.

Strong Second-Quarter Earnings for Coating Suppliers, Chemical Companies

DuPont, PPG Industries, and Sherwin-Williams benefit from end-user demand, global activity, acquisitions, and price hikes.

Willie Barry, Columbia Chemical Technical Sales Rep, Passes Willie Barry, Columbia Chemical Technical Sales Rep, Passes

Barry, a 21-year surface finishing industry veteran, remembered as both likeable and respected.

PMI Index Falls from 55.3 to 50.9 in July

Drop in key economic indicator confirms slowdown in manufacturing activity.

Siemens Industry Process Instrumentation and Analytics Announces Field Partnership with S&B Plant Services

Marketing agreement designed to facilitate integrated solutions based on Siemens analytical products and services, and S&B’s field construction/maintenance services.

Columbia Chemical Hires Environmental Manager

Andrew Saliga brings years of environmental experience from Tier 2 automotive and medical manufacturers.