News for September 2013

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Pavco Technology Pilot Center Now Fully Operational Pavco Technology Pilot Center Now Fully Operational

The new center, Pavco's third major capital improvement in 30 months, is dedicated to improving its technical department operations.

MetoKote Corporation Announces New Powder Coating Line in Peru, Ill. MetoKote Corporation Announces New Powder Coating Line in Peru, Ill.

Aim is to provide additional product offerings to those customers seeking both electrocoat and powder coat, MetoKote says.

Coventya Earns Western Digital's 2012 Supplier of the Year Award

Prestigious honor recognizes Coventya's ENOVA electroless nickel technology for plating on hard discs.

AkzoNobel Investing €50m in Western China

New manufacturing facilities in Chengdu will support growth of AkzoNobel's powder coatings and decorative paints businesses.

Chinese Government Suspends Cyanide-Gold Plating Ban Chinese Government Suspends Cyanide-Gold Plating Ban

In its notice suspending the revision, the National Development and Reform Commission cited the importance of gold plating materials in a wide variety of high technology electronics.

Enthone Publishes PEARLBRITE® Satin Nickel Automotive OEM Approvals Listing Enthone Publishes PEARLBRITE® Satin Nickel Automotive OEM Approvals Listing

Processes reliably produce uniform and smooth satin bright to full matte finishes on a diversity of automotive parts, Enthone says.

BASF Coatings Protect New Wind Turbine in Hamburg, Germany BASF Coatings Protect New Wind Turbine in Hamburg, Germany

N117/2400 turbine provides a container terminal with up to 8.7 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year -- the equivalent to the annual energy needs of nearly 2,000 four-person households in Germany.

International Surface Finishing Academy to Hold One-Day Technical Sessions in Monterrey, Mexico

Sessions to cover a host of topics, including: pretreatment, alkaline zinc plating, chromate conversion coatings & passivates, principles & practices of wastewater treatment, equipment purchasing and much more.

EPA Administrator McCarthy Urges State TSCA Reform Push

EPA Administrator aims to address chemical safety, particularly in emergencies, while seeking to improve infrastructure of how agency regulates chemicals.

Huntsman Corporation to Acquire Rockwood Holding's Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide Businesses

Deal designed to better position Huntsman Corp. to serve customers through a broader product range, including color pigments, functional additives and specialty TiO2 pigments.

Online Registration Open for the 22nd Annual Aluminum Anodizing Conference & Exhibition

Event set for Oct. 1-3 at the Hyatt Olive 8 in Seattle, Wash.

U.S. Industrial Production Rises Slightly in August

Rebound in automotive parts output boosts industrial production by 0.4 percent.

Great Wall Motor Limited of China Aelects Elsyca ECoatMaster Software System

Technology allows very accurate and fast simulations of the E-coating process, Elsyca states.

Walgren Company Announces Mexico Headquarters Walgren Company Announces Mexico Headquarters

New Queretaro base will support sales and service, as well as manufacturing and process development activities for Walgren's growing customer base in Mexico and, eventually, Central America.

Reed Elsevier announces Environmental Challenge winners

Reed Elsevier has announced the winners of the 2013 Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge, which supports innovative solutions to improve sustainable access to safe water and sanitation.

CCAI Finishing Pavilion at FABTECH 2013 Sold Out! CCAI Finishing Pavilion at FABTECH 2013 Sold Out!

More than 160 exhibiting companies signed on to promote their products, services, innovative ideas and equipment to finishers interested in all finishing technologies.

EPA Seeks Rehearing Of Ruling Backing Five-Year Limit On Filing 'New Source Review' Suits

The Department of Justice, in a Sept. 3 filing on EPA's behalf, calls the panel's July 8 ruling a "flawed interpretation" of the air law's prevention of significant deterioration and new source review permit program.

States Applaud EPA Plan to Review Dated Effluent Standards

Review will allow states to reconcile regulatory standards with the new technologies.

SUR/FIN Returns to Cleveland Convention Center in 2014! SUR/FIN Returns to Cleveland Convention Center in 2014!

Conference officials state location and new facilities as some of the reasons for selecting the venue

Great Lakes Metal Finishing Gets Approval for 12-Year Tax Exemption

Finisher expected to create no fewer than 13 full-time jobs and retain no fewer than six full-time jobs within two years of completing its expansion and renovations.