News for July 2013

News Archive

Changes Under Way for EPA's 'IRIS' Program

EPA will now begin releasing preliminary materials and hold public meetings earlier in the risk assessment development process.

EPA Proposes Rule to Modernize Clean Water Act Reporting

New initiative would require municipalities, industries, and other facilities to convert to an electronic data reporting system.

BASF to Invest in New Resin Plant in Shanghai

BASF pledges nearly $120 million to support growing demand for automotive coatings in Asia Pacific region.

Clariant to Expand Production of Azo Pigments in India

Strategy supports emerging market with low-VOC pigment preparations.

Dow Inaugurates Northeast Technology Center Innovation Hub

Center to support innovation for advanced materials portfolio of businesses.

Wagner Industrial Solutions Hires New Purchasing Agent

Jennifer Bochenek brings more than 15 years of experience in purchasing/procurement with both national and international suppliers.

American Coatings Association Wants Industry to Join the 'TSCA' Modernization Conversation

ACA is asking that its members individually reach out to the senators in their respective states and to ask them to co-sponsor CSIA – S.1009., aka the TSCA Reform Bill.

Fischer Technology Appoints Sales Manager Fischer Technology Appoints Sales Manager

David Carreiro brings wealth of experience in both sales and product management.

Coventya Announces New Automotive Approvals

Certifications cover additional Chrysler and GM decorative finish applications.

CCAI Announces 2013 FABTECH FINISHING Conference Schedule

Attendees will have access to a good mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions, including electrocoating, system design, powder coating, cleaning & pretreatment and running efficient paints systems, to 'Finishing Essentials' sessions.

EPA Reduces Regulatory Burden for Industrial Facilities Using Solvent Wipes

Common-sense exclusion will save industry up to $27.8 million per year

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute Aerospace/Defense Industry Supply Chain Conference Set for Sept. 24 in Sturbridge, Mass. The Toxics Use Reduction Institute Aerospace/Defense Industry Supply Chain Conference Set for Sept. 24 in Sturbridge, Mass.

Conference developed for representatives from across the aerospace/defense industry supply chain, from OEMs to solution formulators to metal finishers.

Wagner Industrial Solutions Hosts 'Media Day' Wagner Industrial Solutions Hosts 'Media Day'

Event designed to showcase Wagner's vast liquid painting and powder coating capabilities.

Nickel Institute Releases European Summit Video

June summit highlights the critical role that science plays in policy formation at EU level.

Petroferm Announces New Sales Manager for Europe Region

Dirk Budde brings wealth of experience in the specialty chemical field.

InsideEPA: States Say 'Green' Metal Finishing Technology Requires New Effluent Limitations Guidelines

State water quality regulators are pushing EPA to revise regulations or issue new guidance regarding pretreatment standards for the metal finishing industry.

Employing ‘lean’ principles for safety and sustainability

According to Alison Cook, end user marketing manager UK, Ireland & Benelux at KIMBERLY-CLARK PROFESSIONAL, applying ‘lean’ principles can help companies improve health & safety at work, promote wellness among employees and boost productivity – critical components of a sustainable business.

NASF Industry Award Winners Recognized at SUR/FIN

The National Association for Surface Finishing honors those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the industry.

U.S. Industrial Production Rises Slightly in June

Production gains led by automotive parts and electronics.

CCAI Announces 2013 Award Winners; Installs 2013 – 2014 Officers and Board CCAI Announces 2013 Award Winners; Installs 2013 – 2014 Officers and Board

The Chemical Coaters Association International honored members for service and dedication and installed its 2013 – 2014 Officers and National Board members during their 2013 Annual Meeting held in Mt. Hood, Ore., in June.

Columbia Chemical Hires New Plant Manager

Shawn Philbrick brings more than 23 years of management experience in chemical manufacturing operations.

Gary Schuster, OMCO president and CEO, Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Northeast Ohio Winner

Awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in high-growth companies who demonstrateexcellence and extraordinary success in critical operational areas.

Sherwin-Williams Division Launches New Website for EMEA Region

Improvements include enhanced functionality and technical content, including market sector insights and detailed product information.

7 Principles of Lean Supplies 7 Principles of Lean Supplies

How could your company change its approach and become a more efficient workplace?

American Coatings Association Secures Critical Interpretation from EPA Regarding Powder Coating Operations American Coatings Association Secures Critical Interpretation from EPA Regarding Powder Coating Operations

EPA amendment to the Paint and Allied Products Area Source Rule allows companies that use certain chromium compounds to opt out of the rulemaking.

Ford Motor Company Honors BASF Argentina Coatings with a World Excellence Award

Recognition is given to the top 5 percent of qualifying suppliers who demonstrate superior quality, delivery and cost performance.

Aerospace MACT Standards Under EPA Review

The American Coatings Association has reason to believe the EPA is seeking to change the measurement of HAP limits from the current lbs./gal., to volume coating solids.

Institute for Supply Management Report Bodes Well for Manufacturing

PMI Index registered 50.9 percent in June, an increase of 1.9 percentage points from May.

Airblast AFC Completes High-Profile Project in the U.S. Airblast AFC Completes High-Profile Project in the U.S.

$1.4 M installation includes blasting, painting, and drying booths utilized in Ohio facility specializing in railcar maintenance.

State of Connecticut Recognizes Local Finisher

REM Surface Engineering receives innovation award for its signature ‘ISF’ Process.

Nickel Institute Names New President

Tim Aiken to succeed Dr. Kevin Bradley in leading the organization's range of initiatives.