News for March 2012

News Archive

Graco Marks April 2 as the Closing Date for Finishing Brands Acquisition

As part of agreement with the FTC, the Liquid Finishing businesses will be acquired into a structure that limits commingling of the operations with Graco’s other businesses.

Chemetall Opens New Surface Treatment Plant in Chennai

Investment in state-of-the-art Indian facility designed to service thriving local automotive manufacturing market.

Intech Announces 2012 Training Schedule

Summer and fall workshops to cover hands-on coating application training, plus sales and marketing tips.

PPG Industries Launches 'PPG Pro.com"

New site helps paint professionals easily find the products, information and resources relevant to their needs.

U.S. Industrial Production Unchanged in February

Declines in the output of automotive products, appliances, etc., only partly offset by gains in the production of both home electronics and miscellaneous goods.

Manufacturing Technology Orders Off to Good Start in 2012

Monthly manufacturing report shows January purchasing activity up over 2011.

OESA Releases March Supplier Barometer Report OESA Releases March Supplier Barometer Report

Latest survey reflects continued optimism among automotive supply base.

PMA Releases Positive March Business Conditions Report

Metalformers anticipate steady conditions over the short term, survey shows.

Interpon Powder Coatings Unveils New Website

Revamped site boasts a fresh, new, user-friendly format, plus search tools.

Dürr Reports 6,000th Painting Robot Sold Dürr Reports 6,000th Painting Robot Sold

Sale marks second major milestone in the manufacturer’s recent history.

Morgan Technical Ceramics Expands Capabilities

California-based Wesgo Metals site now offers custom brazing services.

Global Industry Analysts Releases Coatings Market Report Global Industry Analysts Releases Coatings Market Report

The global market for coatings is forecast to reach $107B in value by the year 2017, a newly released report projects.

Coventya Completes Acquisition of Molecular Technology Coventya Completes Acquisition of Molecular Technology

Purchase broadens Coventya's capabilities to include cataphoretic lacquers.

Enthone Acquires Select Assets of A Brite Company Enthone Acquires Select Assets of A Brite Company

Asset acquisition reinforces Enthone’s commitment to the North American market.

Debating the Wisdom of the Automotive Industry ‘Bailout’

Metal Finishing magazine recently asked various industry members if they thought that the automotive resurgence currently under way would have been possible without the U.S. government’s intervention. What followed was a spirited, evenly divided debate.

Q-Lab Launches New Website

Improvements entail additional languages and hundreds of handy technical bulletins, articles, and operating manuals.

Elcometer Expands European Operations

New sales and service facility established in Germany.