Industry Trends & Happenings News for December 2012

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

EPA Finalizes Clean Air Standards for Industrial Boilers, Incinerators

Updated rules provide extensive public health protections, cut costs of compliance.

Precision Metalforming Association Releases December Survey Results

Report shows 22% of respondents believe economic activity will improve over the short term.

Norman Hay plc Acquires SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts

Deal expands SIFCO’s customer service capabilities and boosts its global product offering.

GM to Buy Back Stock from U.S. Treasury Department

U.S. government intends to fully exit GM investment within 12-15 months.

PPG Completes Acquisition of Spraylat

Purchase furthers the capabilities of PPG’s industrial coatings business for both liquid and powder coatings.

Dow Honored as 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator by Thomson Reuters

For second consecutive year, Dow is recognized in annual ranking for global leadership in innovation performance.

Mayville Engineering Company Acquires Center Manufacturing, Inc. Mayville Engineering Company Acquires Center Manufacturing, Inc.

Acquisition designed to create greater customer and industry diversification, while providing more products and processes through an expanded geographic footprint.

PPG to Acquire AkzoNobel North American Architectural Coatings Business

Purchase expected to extend PPG's presence in all three architectural distribution channels--company-owned stores, home centers, and independent paint dealers.

New Testing Facility Set for Launch at IPC APEX EXPO New Testing Facility Set for Launch at IPC APEX EXPO

Printed board assembly cleaning and contamination testing center to make its debut in San Diego.

SCAQMD Approves 2012 Air Quality Management Plan

AQMP commits to a reduction of two tons per year for architectural coatings.

DuPont Releases 2012 Automotive Color Popularity Report DuPont Releases 2012 Automotive Color Popularity Report

White/white pearl still dominates globally, DuPont study shows.

Uyemura USA Expands Sales Staff

Mark Eonta joins Uyemura-USA as Southeastern territory manager

National Association of Chemical Distributors Recognizes Hubbard-Hall

Andrew K. Skipp, president and CEO of Hubbard-Hall, Inc., earns the NACD 2012 Distributor of the Year Award.

Dow Coating Materials to Expand Dispersants Production

Increased global demand drives need for additional investment, Dow says.

PPG receives Chairman’s Award at METALCON 2012

Coatings maker recognized for sustainable, color-shifting coatings on port building in San Diego.

Integran Awarded Additional Patent Protection for its Nanovate™ CoP Technology Platform

New intellectual property now covers porosity-free, fine-grained and/or amorphous Co-bearing metallic materials.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Signs Distributor Agreement with DuPont Powder Coatings Andina

Deal calls for Industrial Nanotech to serve as a distributor in Columbia and Venezuela for the Nansulate(R) product line of thermal insulation and protective coatings for the oil and gas industry.

Surface Technology and Global Manufacturing Power Interest in SUR/FIN

National Association for Surface Finishing Conference & Tradeshow continues to grow.