News for October 2013

News Archive

BASF Expands Supply Agreement with Mercedes Benz

Deal calls for BASF to provide all of the paints for the recently launched production of the Sprinter Classic van.

Axalta Coating Systems Star Coaters Host Bi-Annual 20-Group Meetings

Participants engage in thought leadership and knowledge-sharing.

BASF receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Resins for Protective Coatings BASF receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Resins for Protective Coatings

Award recognizes the overall impact a product has in terms of customer value.

Protech Chemicals Agrees to Acquire Seibert Powder Coating Business

Purchase will help Protech expand into new markets.

Columbia Chemical to Host Seminar at Upcoming SFCHINA show in Shanghai

Educational session will focus on electroplating technologies for automotive applications.

Kyzen Increases Canadian Presence with New Distributor

Comtree, Inc. tapped to service Kyzen customers throughout Ontario and Western Canada.

EPA Draws Criticism On Planning of New TSCA Risk Assessment Program

Industry argue that EPA failed to properly plan the new program, its analyses are unfit bases for regulation, and that peer review charge questions fail to follow Information Quality Act guidelines.

Californa Governor Backs ACA-Supported Antifouling Paint Registration & Mitigation Legislation

Failed ban would have required manufacturers to use the least toxic alternative when replacing the copper in marine antifouling paint, even though such alternatives are not defined and have not been proven as effective or as safe as the current copper-containing coatings.

Nickel Institute Releases New Publication

"Nickel in Tomorrow's World" examines global trends that will influence demand for this essential metal.

GM Arlington Presses First Parts at $200 Million Body Shop GM Arlington Presses First Parts at $200 Million Body Shop

Contiguous stamping plant adds 180 jobs to GM’s Arlington manufacturing complex and is one of 10 such operations globally that started production in the last five years.

PaintExpo Set for Spring 2014

Popular event covers the entire process sequence for coating technologies and provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments.

Platform Acquisition Holdings Ltd Agrees to Acquire MacDermid, Inc.

Deal, valued at $1.8 billion, is expected to close by year's end.

Enthone Conducts Decorative Chrome Technical Training for Volkswagen Enthone Conducts Decorative Chrome Technical Training for Volkswagen

Lupini Targhe, Mexico, and VW, Tennessee, host successful events.

BASF Recognized for 'Innovative Paint Process"

Integrated Process II aims to eliminatie the second paint layer, the primer coat, and its baking phase in autobody finishes.

AkzoNobel Specialty Finishes Opens New Design Center

New facility aims to help AkzoNobel customers expedite rollout of new colors and effects.

Technic Website Expands Product Search Capability

Visitors to www.technic.com can now refine their search by entering a product by name, partial name or characteristics.

Clariant Acquires Jiangsu Multicolor's Organic Pigment Business

As part of this project, Clariant will build a world scale Pigment PV23 plant in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, PRC.

Triumph Group Announces Acquisition of General Donlee Canada Inc.

Purchase bolsters Triumph Group’s product capabilities.

Platinum Equity Acquires MetoKote Corporation

CEO to remain in place; operations will continue under the MetoKote brand.