Industry Trends & Happenings News for August 2012

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

The Carlyle Group to Buy DuPont Performance Coatings Business for $4.9 Billion

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter 2013, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

SIFCO ASC Gains GE Transportation Aviation Special Process Certification

Certification approves SIFCO ASC's Connecticut and Ohio facilities to selectively electroplate parts for GE.

IPC Awards Program Recognizes Contributions to Electronics Industry

Henkel, MacDermid, and Uyemura among those honored at IPC Midwest Show.

Columbia Chemical Promotes Lynn Milicevic to Purchasing Manager

Milicevic will also have an expanded role on Columbia Chemical’s management team.

RESINTECH SIR-700 Chromate Selective Media Receives Gold Seal Approval

SIR-700 has been used successfully to remove hexavalent chromium from groundwater at Superfund sites.

Nordson Corporation Reports Strongest Quarterly Results in Company History

Third-quarter sales up 22 percent to $380 million over the same period a year ago, with operating profits increasing 25 percent to $99 million.

Dürr de Mexico Receives Volkswagen Group Award

Achievement recognizes the successful completion of more than 100 painting robot installations over a two-year time span.

ACA Announces SCAQMD is Moving Forward with 2012 Air Quality Management Plan

Leading industry association is concerned that coaters may be forced to achieve new VOC targets regardless of whether the set control measures are technologically feasible.

Enthone Appoints Regional Business Vice Presidents

Lammert de Boer responsible for Central and Eastern Europe; Emmanuel Colchen to manage Western Europe.

NASF/AESF Palmetto Branch to Host 4th Annual Myrtle Beach Technical Conference

Industry members invited to network, share best practices, hear critical regulatory updates, and, of course, hit the links!

BASF to expand automotive coatings production in China

State-of-the-art facility for basecoat production slated to kick in 2014 in Shanghai.

Integran Launches New High-Performance Finish

Nanostructured multilayer coating technology aims to provide improved design flexibility in applying unique structural and functional enhancements to a wide variety of finished and semi-finished components.

Metabo’s Job Site Training Highlights Safe Tool and Accessory Use Metabo’s Job Site Training Highlights Safe Tool and Accessory Use

Complimentary session designed to enhance safety programs for job shops, mechanics.

Boeing Opens New Parts Processing Center at Portland Site Boeing Opens New Parts Processing Center at Portland Site

New facility and expansion project represents "the state-of- the-art in metal parts finishing," Boeing said.

U.S. Industrial Production Inches Upward in July U.S. Industrial Production Inches Upward in July

The production of consumer goods in the U.S. increased 0.6 percent in July after falling 0.4 percent in June, a newly released Federal Reserve Report showed.

Powder Coating Institute Adds The Finishing Experts to Their Offering

By adding the knowledge-based partner to their stable of talent and tools, PCI expects their members to be that much more prepared and effective.

Enthone Appoints Global Product Line Manager

Maja Brandes tapped to oversee development and strategic marketing of Enthone’s POP/Decorative Base Metals offering.

Electronic Precision Specialties, Inc. Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Chemical Processing

Distinction recognizes the extraordinary diligence required for processing and testing aerospace materials and components.

Rick Stuhler Appointed Business Development Manager, MID – Enthone Asia

Responsibilities include key account process implementation activities and execution of new product introductions.

American Coatings Association Partners with U.S. Department of Commerce on Export Initiative

Partnership aims to help the U.S. grow the number of industry companies that export products.

'Aluminum Week' Program Lineup Released

Automotive, building & construction markets, sustainability, trade, the economy, manufacturing policy & industry Issues on the agenda.

Chromalloy San Diego Facility Expands Services

Repair specialist begins offering CF6-50 aircraft engine teardown to parts suppliers.

CCAI’s FINISHING Conference at FABTECH to Include First Session in 'Espanol'

The Chemical Coaters Association International will offer 38 hours of industrial finishing programming during the technical conference at FABTECH from November 12 – 14 at FABTECH in Las Vegas, including an Introduction to Powder Coating 2-hour session conducted completely in Spanish.

SIFCO ASC Expands Sales & Marketing Team

Industry veterans Todd Romanski and Bill Kozane appointed new marketing managers.

Enthone Names New President

Rick Reagan, 33-year veteran with Cookson and Alpha, brings a wealth of experience in PCB fabrication and assembly markets.