Industry Trends & Happenings News for July 2012

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

IPC Releases June 2012 Printed Circuit Board Sales Report

North American PCB sales and orders were up in June compared to the previous month, but rigid PCB business remains below last year’s levels.

Nickel Institute Apoints New REACH & GHS Advisor

Irene Cañas Sierra to coordinate the exposure program of the Ni REACH Consortia.

Dürr Earns Lucrative Volkswagen Contract Dürr Earns Lucrative Volkswagen Contract

Paint equipment maker installs scores of new painting robots at Volkswagen in Bratislava.

REM Surface Engineering to Participate in Army SBIR A12-022

Objective of SBIR A12-022 is to develop surface engineering techniques capable of improving the power transmission efficiency of geared systems.

GM Canada Invests C$850 Million in R&D

GM is committing to further leverage Canada’s expertise in strategic and important technologies by expanding activities in light-weighting materials, mechatronics, software and communications.

OESA Releases July Supplier Barometer Report OESA Releases July Supplier Barometer Report

Drop in key sentiment index over the past two months reflects a less optimistic outlook among automotive parts suppliers.

SSPC Updates PA 2, Revises Waterjetting Standard

The scope and title of PA 2 have changed to reflect the 2012 revision of ASTM D7091-12.

NACE Central Area Conference 2012 Set for Aug. 26-29 in Lombard, Ill.

Technical program to include tracks for cathodic protection, coatings, pipeline integrity and AC/DC interference issues.

Final Call for Papers: 6th International Symposium on Tin Whiskers

Event takes place Nov. 27-28, 2012, at the Ford College, Loughborough University Leicestershire, UK; deadline is Aug. 12.

Precision Metalforming Association Releases Member Survey Results

In departure from previous report, metalforming companies expect a slight uptick in business conditions during the next three months.

COATING 2012 Features On-Floor Auction COATING 2012 Features On-Floor Auction

Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on new products at COATING 2012, with proceeds going to worthy charitable causes.

SCAQMD Heeds American Coating Association's Comments for Rule 1107 Amendments

ACA is concerned that many high solids coatings will be lost given the SCAQMD's proposed interim limits.

CCAI Announces 2012 Award Winners;Installs 2012–2013 Officers and Board

The Chemical Coaters Association International honored members for service and dedication and installed its 2012 – 2013 Officers and National Board members during their 2012 Annual Meeting held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in late-June.

PMI Index Falls to 49.7% in June

Leading economic indicator reflects contraction in the U.S. manufacturing economy.

EPA Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements Maintain Focus on Largest Emitters

Steps to streamline process will ease burden on state and local permitting authorities.

PPG, HI-TEMP Coatings Technology Ink Distribution Deal

Deal enables both companies to better serve global clients in the protective and marine coatings arenas.