News for April 2013

News Archive

Bayer MaterialScience to Sell Polyester Resins Businesses to Stepan Company

Bayer will retain its trade name Desmophen® to continue to sell its diverse portfolio of products to the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers industries globally.

Witt Lining Systems Receives Two Major Export Awards

Producer of PVC liners earns the U.S. Commercial Service's Export Achievement Certificate and the OkDEC Export Champion honors.

‘Sequestration’ — A Dirty Word in the Eyes of Industry ‘Sequestration’ — A Dirty Word in the Eyes of Industry

Weighing the potential (and real) impacts of automatic budget cuts on the aerospace industry and the U.S. economy at large.

Registration is Now Open for FABTECH 2013 Registration is Now Open for FABTECH 2013

CCAI FINISHING Pavilion at FABTECH 2013 is the largest show yet.

Industrie De Nora Group Launches 'De Nora Next'

New business unit specializes in innovative and environmental friendly systems and products based on electro-chemical technologies.

SurTec International GmbH Announces Changes for North American Subsidiary

Along with new name—SurTec, Inc—corporate installs new management team.

BASF Rolls Out Rotor Blade Refinishing System for the UK Market BASF Rolls Out Rotor Blade Refinishing System for the UK Market

Technology designed to increase the life and efficiency of wind turbines.

Uyemura Japan Eyes Expansion Uyemura Japan Eyes Expansion

New research racility marks milestone for finishing research.

NACE Announces 2013 Industry Achievement Award Winners

Corrosion society recognizes achievements in materials science, research and development, and organizational leadership.

American Coatings Association and California Paint Council Oppose California SB 193

Critics argue against components of the proposed bill that would require local manufacturers to supply regulators with proprietary information pertaining to their customer lists and purchasing history.

Boeing Honors Suppliers in Special Annual Ceremony

Seventeen Boeing partners recognized for exceptional performance.

Airblast Eurospray Awarded Third Contract for RAF Coningsby

Deal entails the maintenance of four squadrons of Typhoon FGR4 aircraft – one of the world’s fastest fighter jets.

Precision Metalforning Association Releases April 2013 Report Precision Metalforning Association Releases April 2013 Report

Respondents anticipate a decline in business conditions over the short term, PMA survey shows.

2013 NASF Washington Forum 2013 NASF Washington Forum

Manufacturing, regulations, health care, taxes and spending dominate the agenda.

U.S. Industrial Production Rises Slightly in March U.S. Industrial Production Rises Slightly in March

Mild uptick in production is due primarily to an increase in the output of automotive components.

Dow Electronic Materials Receives Supplier Excellence Award from ASE Dow Electronic Materials Receives Supplier Excellence Award from ASE

Honor is in recognition of Dow's successful collaborations with the semiconductor assembly and test services company related to photoresist processes and SnAg plating chemistry.

Axalta Coating Systems Announces New Technical Service Manager for Powder Coatings Business

Michael A. Wittenhagen brings more than 20 years of powder coating experience.

National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association Recognizes TRENCHCOAT™ Polymer Film from Dow National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association Recognizes TRENCHCOAT™ Polymer Film from Dow

NCSPA study shows polymer film provides pipelines with “the best performing” corrosion protection

Uyemura's George Milad Featured in IPC Expo YouTube Video Segment

Milad, chairman of the IPC Plating Committee, discusses the group's upcoming work on specifications for nickel silver, palladium on copper and palladium gold on copper.

Technic Purchases Kemesys

Acquisition of semiconductor materials manufacturer further expands Technic’s offering of ultra-pure semiconductor products.

New Coating Technologies Earn Patents for Eastern Michigan University and Toyota

Patents cover 'self-stratifying" coatings that aim to improve economy of application, researchers report.

PPG to Acquire Certain Assets of Deft, Inc.

Deft’s waterborne and chrome-free technologies complement PPG’s existing coatings capabilities.

Nickel Institute Announces New Hire

Nigel Ward named director for promotion and market development.

Nickel Institute Members to Present at the 2013 Washington Forum Nickel Institute Members to Present at the 2013 Washington Forum

Speakers from the Nickel Institute, an ally of NASF, to address issues such as global nickel risks, the workplace and environment.

Clariant Acquires Nano-silver Ink Technology Platform from Bayer Group Clariant Acquires Nano-silver Ink Technology Platform from Bayer Group

Purchase designed to strengthen Clariant's portfolio of new materials for the electronics and energy markets.

ACA Submits Comments to CARB on Proposed Amendments to Multipurpose Solvent and Paint Regulations

ACA voices concenrns over proposed standards, which include a 3% VOC limit for paint thinners and multipurpose solvents.

IPC Issues Call for Participation for 2014 IPC APEX EXPO

IPC, the Association Connecting Electronics Industries, invites industry leaders to submit abstracts for the 2014 IPC APEX EXPO, set to take place March 25-27, 2-14, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Former Cytec Industries Coating Resins Business Becomes Independent

New stand-alone coating resins business will adopt a new brand name in the coming months.

Brigitte Hervieux Appointed Industry Manager, Design – Enthone Europe

Coatings specialist brings more than 25 years experience in the surface finishing industry.

Wagner Industrial Solutions Expands Staff

Personnel additions range from sales and technical to adminstratiave/support.

Scott Sinetar Named VP of combined PPG North American Architectural Coatings Unit

Move follows completion of PPG's acquisition of Akzo Nobel's North American architectural coatings business.

PPG Completes Acquisition of AkzoNobel North American Architectural Coatings Business

Purchase marks second-largest in PPG's history.