Industry Trends & Happenings News for April 2012

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

PPG Wins 2012 Automotive News PACE Award

B1:B2 wet-on-wet paint system recognized for innovations in transportation coatings.

BASF Acquires Novolyte Technologies

With purchase, BASF becomes global supplier of lithium battery electrolyte formulations.

Osborn Introduces Global Rebranding Initiative

Primary goal is to solidify Osborn as a complete finishing solution specialist.

Columbia Chemical Appoints Managing Director for its China Business

Michael Liu tapped to handle strategic direction, marketing, sales channel management and development, and tech support coordination.

PMA Anticipates Dip During Next Three Months

April report shows softening of shipping levels and income orders

U.S. Industrial Production Unchanged in March

Manufacturing output declined 0.2 percent in March but increased at an annual rate of 10.4 percent in the first quarter.

Dennis Dewitt Blaugh, President of C&R Plating Corp., Passes

43-year veteran of C&R Plating played a significant role in the company's success.

Canadian Government Invests in Nanotechnology Firm

Ministry of Industry supports Integran Technologies, Inc.'s research behind innovative new aerospace and defence products.

KC Jones Plating Co. Names VP of Operations

Jeffrey Stone to oversee KC Jones' facilities in Michigan and Indiana.

Coventya Relaunches Tech Center in Oriskany, N.Y.

Research and development resources added to support customers in the metal finishing sector and the high-density drive market.

PPG and Argex Form Supply Agreement

Argex to utilize PPG’s existing technology and know-how relating to the manufacture of titanium dioxide.

PMA to Host Conference for Automotive Suppliers

Event serves as a forum for high-level automotive industry executives to network and discuss topics and trends.

PMI Index Increases to 53.4% in March

Institute of Supply Management’s industry barometer reflects continued expansion of manufacturing.

Auto Technology Earns A2LA Accreditation for Proficiency Testing

Achievement marks a "first" for testing service lab.

Tin Whisker Conference Kicks Off April 17 in Fort Worth, Texas

One-and-half-day meeting will address issues such as risk mitigation, whisker detection and failure analysis.

IPC Releases February Report

Combined rigid and flex shipments down in February, but bookings for both categories show growth.

GoIndustry DoveBid Launches New Industry-Focused Website Pages

New resources aim to help manufacturers manage their surplus assets.