Industry Trends & Happenings News for January 2013

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

BASF Breaks Ground on New Automotive Coatings Plant in Shanghai BASF Breaks Ground on New Automotive Coatings Plant in Shanghai

State-of-the-art facility will complement the BASF's existing plant in Shanghai, which has been operating for more than 15 years.

Uyemura to Present at the ‘IPC PCB Supply Chain Leadership Meeting’ during the APEX Expo in San Diego

Don Walsh, director of operations for Uyemura USA, will focus on how environmental regulations will impact materials availability.

DuPont Opens 'Innovation Center' in Geneva

Facility designed to provide an environment for collaboration with customers, government, academia and business partners.

NASF Welcomes 2013 Board of Directors

SWD's Rick Delawder named NASF president

ASTM Paint Committee Approves Powder Coating Standard

New ASTM International standard describes methods of preparing surfaces of hot-dip galvanized iron and steel for powder coating and the application of powder coating materials.

Technic U.S. Completes Extensive Laboratory Expansion

Advanced laboratory spanning 20,000 square feet provides support and services in research and development, quality control, analytics, and applications engineering.

Women in Manufacturing SUMMIT 2013 Heads to Detroit in October

Launch party to take place in February at The Henry Autograph Collection Hotel in Dearborn, Mich.

ACM Technologies Goes Solar!

Provider of environmentally friendly water treatment systems and services for industry completes recycling "loop" with new solar-powered facility.

Executive Moves at Enthone Americas

Jason Maupin promoted to vice president; Terry Copeland named vice president, commercial business development.

Automotive OEMs are Riding the Wave

Latest OESA member survey reflects more optimism than pessimism about business conditions.

Nickel Institute Supports Euractiv Workshop on REACH Authorization

January 22 event in Brussels featured public authorities, downstream users and other hey sectors.

Executive Moves at Enthone Americas

Jason Maupin promoted to vice president; Terry Copeland named vice president, commercial business development.

BASF to Unveil Industry-Specific Portfolio at the European Coatings Show

More than 15 new BASF products positioned as solutions for current market needs.

AkzoNobel Announces Management Changes

Graeme Armstrong to assume role of managing director surface chemistry and country director for North America; Bob Margevich to retire.

SIFCO ASC Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Chemical Processing

Achievement reflects SIFCO's commitment to continual improvement in aerospace quality.

Columbia Chemical Adds Technical Sales Representative

Dave Boogaard, 16-year plating industry veteran, to cover the Southern Ohio, Central-Southern Indiana, and Kentucky territories.

Clariant Expands Production in Mexico

Leader in specialty chemicals inaugurated a new production unit for its Industrial & Consumer Specialties Business Unit in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico.

U.S. Industrial Production Rises Slightly in December U.S. Industrial Production Rises Slightly in December

The output of durable consumer goods increased, as gains in automotive products and in home electronics more than offset declines in the indices for appliances, furniture, and carpeting and miscellaneous durable goods.

DuPont Titanium Technologies and Omya Inc. Announce Partnership

Omya, through its subsidiary companies Durr Marketing Associates, Azalea Color Company and Lipscomb Chemical Company, will become a national distributor and represent DuPont Titanium Technologies’ products in all 50 U.S. states as well as Western Canada.

Precision Metalforming Association Releases January 2013 Report

Survey says: Metalforming companies expect a slight improvement in business conditions during the next three months.

Pavco Moves Towards Completion of Pilot Facility in Charlotte, N.C.

State-of-the-art center created to assist PAVCO's ongoing research, sales and service efforts.

Enthone Becomes An Alent plc Company, Following the December 2012 De-merger of Cookson Group plc

Enthone and Alpha will continue operating under their current trade names, with no changes to how business is conducted.

Pioneer Metal Finishing LLC Acquires Parts Finishing Group

Sprawling Michigan operation is the latest addition to Pioneer's stable.

U.S. manufacturing technology orders up 4.8% from 2011.

With a year-to-date total of $5,212.17 million, 2012 was up 4.8% compared with 2011, AMT statistics show.

Atotech Expands TechCenters In China, South Korea and Taiwan

Facilities enhanced to provide improved customer sampling, testing and analysis, as well as qualification runs under production- scale conditions.

Petroferm Announces New Distributor in Japan

Tokyo-based Starry Oil Corporation to handle select precision cleaning product lines.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Shows Gain of 155,000 positions in December

Modest increase seen in manufacturing employment, but overall unemployment rate remains unchanged at 7.8 percent.

Aluminum Anodizing Council Announces Awards of Excellence at 'Aluminum Week'

The Awards of Excellence acknowledge exemplary contributions by authors and presenters from the previous year's Anodizing Conference.

Integran Achieves AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 Certifications

The certifications apply to Integran's Toronto facility for the design, development and application of advanced activation and electrodeposition processes based on patented technologies.

BASF and Nissan Announce Streamlined Processes

BASF, which supplies Nissan with coatings and paints for the Pathfinder and Infiniti models at its Smyrna plant in Tennessee, expands that offering to include e-coat, basecoat, and clearcoat.

Enthone Launches Simplified Chinese Website

New site segmented by industry, market, and end-use application.

Uyemura Expands Blending Operations

Paul Gagne tapped for his expertise in chemical blending.

DuPont Powder Coating Division Announces Appointment

Robert R. Phillippi tapped to lead DuPont Powder Coating's efforts in the rebar market.

SIFCO ASC Welcomes New Territory Manager

Alex Jachnycky, formerly of Arrow Electrics, brings a wealth of technical and customer service experience.

PPG Wins Federal Award to Develop Chemical-Agent-Resistant Powder Coatings

$1.5 million provided through SERDP for powder topcoat development.

Joseph Muscarella, Industry Veteran, Passes

Muscarella's career as a sales manager, president and owner of companies that manufactured corrosion-resistant equipment spanned 40-plus years.