News for August 2013

News Archive

MacDermid Adds A. Raymond Tinnerman to Network of 'ZinKlad' Applicators.

Partnership will allow MacDermid to broaden its presence within the supply chain.

GM ‘Blue Suit Crew’ Seeks Perfect Paint Finish GM ‘Blue Suit Crew’ Seeks Perfect Paint Finish

Paint shop employees at General Motors' Lake Orion Plant in Michigan constantly look to root out potential sources of contaminants.

Thomas Hartmann Appointed Managing Director of BASF Coatings GmbH Thomas Hartmann Appointed Managing Director of BASF Coatings GmbH

Hartmann succeeds Eva Müller who will assume a new position within the BASF Group.

AkzoNobel Names New Head of Integrated Supply Chain

David Allen brings broad experience in manufacturing, distribution, and operational efficiency.

SIFCO ASC Achieves Nadcap Approval to AC7108 for Chemical Processing

NADCAP accreditation has been expanded to include testing in support of SIFCO ASC's internal processes such as hydrogen embrittlement, salt spray, taber testing, coating weight and coating thickness.

Decc Makes Annual List of the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies--Again!

Coating applicator achieves three-year sales growth of 179%.

Walter Surface Technologies Inaugurates $30 million Campus and New Bio-Circle Facility

Expanded headquarters encompasses corporate management, R&D, laboratories, product management, test centers, marketing, sales, warehousing, distribution, and after-sales service.

Sherwin-Williams Supplying Protective Coatings For Massive Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge Project Sherwin-Williams Supplying Protective Coatings For Massive Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge Project

More than 26,000 gallons needed to cover 1.8 million square feet of steel that comprise the westbound span over the Cuyahoga River.

Hentzen Coatings Celebrates 90 Years in Business

Gala celebration attended by 400 customers, suppliers, and employees.

Michael Cash To Head Axalta Industrial Coatings Businesses

New global role will support liquid and powder customers

Sherwin-Williams Adds 2K Epoxy Aerosol Primer for Military and Heavy Equipment Applications

First aerosol-based epoxy technology approved by Army Research Lab.

Technic's Lynn Michaelson Ph.D. to Present at the Upcoming IPC Conference on Component Technology

Dr Michaelson will be speaking on the following subjects: "Implementation of High-Speed Copper Plating," "Full Dissolution Resist Stripping" and "Selective Copper Etching for Copper Pillar Bump Fabrication."

Chromalloy Announces New Honeywell Agreements for Aircraft Engine Systems and Services Chromalloy Announces New Honeywell Agreements for Aircraft Engine Systems and Services

Ten-year agreements cover aircraft engine components and engineering services for parts, and special coating processes.

CCAI’s FINISHING Pavilion and Conference at FABTECH Breaks Records CCAI’s FINISHING Pavilion and Conference at FABTECH Breaks Records

With more than 160 exhibiting companies showcasing finishing products and services in the CCAI FINISHING Pavilion, FABTECH is now the destination for finishers to see all products & services that they need to improve their finishing operations.

Enthone Publishes OSP Performance Guide

Document enables OEMs, EMS, and printed circuit board fabricators to easily determine how yields, quality and reliability can be significantly increased throughout the supply chain.

U.S. Industrial Production Holds in July

Decrease in key consumer durable segments — including automotive parts production — puts drag on overall U.S. industrial output.

Axalta Expands Coatings Technology Center

New Pilot Reactor Will Accelerate New Product Development

Osborn Expands California Facility

To meet market demands, Osborn adds complete line to Santa Fe Springs manufacturing and distribution center.

Winona Powder Coating Expands Etna Green, Indiana, Facility

New facility boasts updated powder coating line with a 5-stage washer, automatic and manual coating booths, and digitally controlled ovens.

OSHA and NIOSH Issue Hazard Alert On 1-bromopropane

Agencies urge efforts to safeguard workers from exposure to toxic chemical.

Valspar Completes Acquisition of Inver Group

Customers to gain access to expanded technologies, a broader product portfolio and superior service, Valspar CEO says.

MetoKote Revamps Website

New site offers additional functionality and features, including multiple languages, literature and product descriptions.

Proposed ASTM Metal Corrosion Standard Will Test Potential Coatings for Sewer Environments Proposed ASTM Metal Corrosion Standard Will Test Potential Coatings for Sewer Environments

Proposed new ASTM International standard covers an apparatus and set of procedures that are used to create and maintain a simulated sewer headspace environment to be used to test potential coatings.

2013 Western Coatings Symposium Kicks off Oct. 20-23 in Las Vegas

Event, which focuses on coating formulators, will combine a robust technical program with tabletop exhibits and networking opportunities.

Abakan Announces Incorporation of MesoCoat Coating Services Inc.

New subsidiary to provide advanced wear- and corrosion-resistant coating services for components used in the oil and gas, mining, aerospace and metal finishing industries.

Donald Moeller, Territory Sales Manager for Metal Finishing, Passes Donald Moeller, Territory Sales Manager for Metal Finishing, Passes

Metal Finishing’s West Coast/Southwest advertising sales manager, Donald Moeller, passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, after a long illness.

PPG to reinstate CORAFLON brand name for FEVE architectural powder coatings

CORAFLON name, PPG says, is more familiar to architects than NEWLAR brand name, which will be retired

American Coatings Association Submits Comments on Utah’s Proposed 'AIM Rule'

ACA expects to find problems with the implementation of this rule, particularly the most restrictive "limit provision."

SIFCO ASC Launches New Brand Identity and Website

Changes aim to showcase the full range of SIFCO ASC's industry-leading products and services for component enhancement, repair and refurbishment.