News for September 2012

News Archive

DuPont Announces Changes to Polyester RAL Product Line

Powder coating transitioned to globally accepted resin system.

TITAN Metal Fabricators Announces Plans to Relocate

Expanded corporate headquarters and principal manufacturing facility reflect growing demand among TITAN's customer base.

ACA Convinces Regulators to Remove Two Marine Coatings Categories from 2012 AQMP Plan ACA Convinces Regulators to Remove Two Marine Coatings Categories from 2012 AQMP Plan

American Coatings Association successfully argues that further VOC reductions are not technologically feasible.

FABTECH Education Program Expanded

Additonal events include a workshop on Lean manufacturing for managers as well as a panel discussion focused on the potential impact of the upcoming presidential and congressional elections.

U.S. Industrial Production Falls 1.2 percent in August

Manufacturing output decreased 0.7 percent in August after having risen 0.4 percent in both June and July.

Key Patent Award for Integran Technologies

Leader in advanced electroplated nanotechnologies earns patent for vacuum-tight nanometal coating for thermoplastic and composite parts.

The Protech/Oxyplast Group Set to Acquire Innotek Powder Coatings

Protech hopes to leverage Innotek's excellent business relationships along with its unique thermoplastic technology.

Metalformers Anticipate Slightly Better Conditions over the Short Term

Latest PMA report shows more metalforming companies expect orders will increase in the next three months.

Pioneer Metal Finishing Acquires Superior Metal Finishing

Purchase expands Pioneer’s service offering and broadens its presence in the city of Portland, Ore.

ASTM Paint Committee Developing Proposed New Standard on Dirt Pick-Up Resistance for Architectural Paints

A proposed new ASTM International test method will combine existing in-house methods for dirt pick-up resistance for architectural paints and stains in an effort to standardize testing for dirt repellency throughout the industry.

AkzoNobel and Carbon Group Collaborate on Coatings Facility in Ireland.

New Cromadex center created to offer industrial coatings customers an exciting selection of products and services.

SIFCO ASC Achieves Quality Milestone

All four SIFCO ASC locations in the U.S. have been accredited to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Revision C.

Charles Remied Celebrates 50 Years with SERFILCO Charles Remied Celebrates 50 Years with SERFILCO

Career arc spanned positions in manufacturing and product development, as well as sales, customer relations and project management.

American Coatings Association Asks Senate to Redraft TSCA Modernization Legislation

Industry group has numerous concerns about the current version of the legislation, which would give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enhanced authority to manage chemicals, and increase chemical manufacturer and processor obligations to provide EPA with toxicity and use information through new risk-based safety standards.

Coatings Market Forecasters Paint a Bright Global Picture

A number of independent forecasts from a variety of reputable sources are drawing the same conclusions: the next few years should be kind to the paint and powder coating industry.

Thomas Ahrens Appointed Regional Vice President, Enthone Europe

Ahrens brings a wealth of both industry and executive management expertise to Enthone.

Dynapower Company Announces Promotion

Jason McGahey elevated to sales manager for Industrial Systems.

Marathon Sales Company Makes Debut

New England-based metal finishing, metal working and metal coating supplier enters the fray.

One on One Interview: Dave Lurie, Co-Executive Director of The Powder Coating Institute One on One Interview: Dave Lurie, Co-Executive Director of The Powder Coating Institute

PCI has high hopes for association and industry at large.