Industry Trends & Happenings News for October 2011

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

Columbia Chemical Promotes Mark Schario

Thirty-year industry veteran elevated to the position of Vice President, Technologies.

IPC Releases September Electronics Report IPC Releases September Electronics Report

Both rigid and flexible shipments up from August, but down compared to this time last year.

Coventya Promotes Mike Kelly

Manager of the U.S. Protective product line will also oversee global Key Industry Management efforts.

Elcometer Opens Office in Japan

Minato-Ku, Tokyo, facility to provide Elcometer distributors and customers with a highly trained sales, service and support team.

Paint Suppliers, Chemical Producers Report Third-Quarter Earnings

Higher selling prices, combined with key market sector activity, drive earnings for the majors.

PMI Index Rises to 51.6% in September

Slight uptick seen in key barometer of confidence among inventory purchasing executives.

U.S. Industrial Production Increased in September U.S. Industrial Production Increased in September

Index rises 0.2 percent, largely on the strength of durable goods manufacturing and mining.

Chrysler Group Shores Up Paint Operations Chrysler Group Shores Up Paint Operations

Sterling Heights assembly plant to receive $165 million investment

Boeing Ramps Up 737 Production Boeing Ramps Up 737 Production

Thirty-five airplanes a month will soon be rolling out the factory doors

PPG Unveils SEMA 2011 Preview PPG Unveils SEMA 2011 Preview

Surface coatings specialist's booth to reflect a 'collision shop' theme; industry stars, radical rods and bikes are also on tap.

Toyota Approves PPG Matte Clearcoat for New Lexus LFA Supercar Toyota Approves PPG Matte Clearcoat for New Lexus LFA Supercar

PPG's GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM(R) D8113 clearcoat is the first to pass Toyota’s rigorous specification criteria for the exclusive $400,000 car’s signature matte black finish.

U.S. Auto Sales Up Almost 10% in September U.S. Auto Sales Up Almost 10% in September

Automakers report higher gains in light truck sales vs. passenger vehicles; luxury manufacturers continue record-breaking streak.

Cleveland Black Oxide Proud of its Role in 9/11 Memorial In New York City Cleveland Black Oxide Proud of its Role in 9/11 Memorial In New York City

Specialty finisher solves surface treatment challenge in "Reflecting Absence" pools.

Chromalloy Names Carlo Luzzato Its New President

Seasoned energy industry business professional tapped to take Chromalloy to the 'next level'

AkzoNobel Seals the Deal on Schramm Holding AG

AkzoNobel completes acquisition of more than 95 percent of Schramm Holding AG shares.

BASF Plans To Sell Relius Coatings' Decorative Business

Executives say decorative paint line no longer in sync with BASF market-share growth strategy.

U.S. Economy Creates 103,000 Jobs in September

Business and professional services, construction, and health care lead the gains.

Clariant Sells its Polysilazane Coatings Business to AZ Electronic Materials

Divestiture to help Clariant improve operational efficiency.

EPA Issues Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances

Action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process any of 36 listed chemical substances for an activity to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity.

All-Color Powder Coating Obtains DuPont Star Coater Certification

Finisher scores extremely high in all 10 areas of the audit.

IPC Releases August Printed Circuit Board Report

Both rigid PCB shipments and bookings off in August compared to same period last year.

Second Quarter U.S. GDP Revised Upward

Real gross domestic product in the United States increased at an annual rate of 1.3%, slightly higher than previous estimate.