Industry Trends & Happenings News for March 2009

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

Process Automation International and Elsyca Join Forces to Provide Electroplating Optimization Solutions

Hong Kong-based Process Automation International Ltd. (PAL), which supplies technologies and expertise in a variety of plating methods, has entered into a partnership with Elsyca, a Leuven, Belgium-based supplier of plating feasibility and tooling solutions. The goal, the parties said, is to provide a one-stop source for electroplating optimization solutions.

Relief on the Way for Auto Industry Suppliers

The Obama administration plans to provide broad relief to the American auto industry with the creation of a $5 billion fund to aid troubled parts suppliers. The plan is in keeping with the government’s strategy to prop up General Motors and Chrysler as it seeks to stabilize the industry.

Columbia Chemical Named Approved Boeing Supplier for Cadmium Brightener Applications

Columbia Chemical Corp. has been granted approval by the Boeing Company as a supplier of cadmium brightener for applications on all models of their commercial airplanes. Columbia Chemical’s COLCAD 100 brightener for cadmium plating is designed to produce brilliant, uniform deposits in both rack and barrel plating applications while providing long operating life with low-cost bath operations.