Industry Trends & Happenings News for February 2013

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

Environmental Protection Agency Releases 2011 Toxics Release Inventory Study

Total toxic air releases declined between 2003 and 2011, mostly due to decreases in HAP emissions.

DSM Coating Resins Annnounces Price Increase for North America market.

Uralac® polyester powder coating resins to rise $0.04-$0.06 USD/lb, depending on product.

PPG Industrial Coatings Adds Electronic Materials Products, Capabilities

Spraylat technology, PPG support expand customer options for conductive inks.

New England Technology and Design Conference Set for April 4

Uyemura's George Milad to deliver a presentation on electroless nickel immersion gold.

Process Technology Launches New Website Process Technology Launches New Website

Enhancements include a contemporary design, along with streamlined navigation, to better present Process Technology's product information to visitors.

Representatives from Atotech, Fischer Technology, MacDermid, OMG Chemicals, and Uyemura Recognized at the 2013 IPC APEX Expo.

More than 140 IPC association volunteers are honored for their contributions and support of the electronics industry.

Nexeo Solutions Sins Sherwin-Williams’ Partner of the Year Award

Nexeo implemented a customized consolidation program, helping streamline Sherwin-Williams’ product finishes division.

Ford Motor Company is Seeking a Few Good 'Local' Suppliers

Detroit-based automotive manufacturer launches cooperative effort with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Technic Launches Asia Pacific Website

New site features expanded content, technology demonstration videos, product search capabilities and industry links and references.

Chrysler Group’s WCM Academy Honored with Manufacturing Leadership Award

Program honors those shaping the future of global manufacturing.

CCAI Powder Coating Spanish Seminar Set for Spring

"Conceptos Básicos de Pintura en Polvo en Español" to be held on Tuesday, April 16, at the American Welding Society Headquarters Conference Center in Miami, Fla.

PPG Aerospace Qualifies Nine Coatings Systems to Aerospace Specification

AMS 3095A qualification aids airlines in selecting exterior paint for mixed fleets.

Bayer MaterialScience Develops innovative Coatings ‘Crosslinker’

Initially designed for gentle textiles, Imprafix 2794 offers advantages for automotive OEM coating applications.

Specialty Coating Systems Announces Additional AS9100C Certifications

Achievements reflect the company’s continued commitment to provide high-quality products and services via continuous improvement.

U.S. Industrial Production Dips in January

Manufacturing edged down 0.1 percent after rising 0.4 percent in December. Decreases were recorded across major categories of durables.

BASF Develops New Color for Volkswagen SUV Concept Car BASF Develops New Color for Volkswagen SUV Concept Car

"Blue pear"l hue aims to harmonize with stainless steel appearance.

Enthone Launches New German Website

Enthone.de reinforces Enthone's commitment to creating customer value.

Cytec Announces Price Increases on its Powder Coating Resins Product Range in the Americas

All products in the range to rise by $0.05/lb to $0.07/lb, effective March 1, 2013.

SAF West Opens Anodizing Plant

New capability improves SAF’s capacity to efficiently serve its extrusion, fabrication and finishing customers in the western U.S..

EPA Makes Public Comprehensive Information on Use of Chemicals in the U.S.

Chemical Data Reporting information will help EPA and others assess chemicals more quickly and encourage the use of safer chemicals.

Integran Broadens Suite of Biomedical IP and Applications

Latest patent focuses in improving stent performance by optimizing the implant metal microstructure.

Haviland Enterprises, Inc. Announces 100% Employee Ownership

Bernard Haviland, CEO, called the sale "consistent with our family’s commitment to the employees and to the communities of Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo."

Huw Williams Appointed Global General Manager for the SERFILCO division of Service Filtration Corporation

Williams brings a wealth of hands-on experience and knowledge of materials finishing, both from a chemical and equipment standpoint.

Oxford Instruments America Calibration Laboratory in Concord, Mass., Earns ISO 17025 Accreditation

Certification confirms effectiveness of quality management system and accuracy and reliability of tests within the laboratory.

REM Surface Engineering Hosts Lean Leadership Tour REM Surface Engineering Hosts Lean Leadership Tour

Southington, Conn.-based specialty finisher shares experiences and lessons learned in its 'lean' journey.

The Carlyle Group Completes Acquisition of DuPont Performance Coatings

Company to be renamed 'Axalta Coating Systems'

Dow Water & Process Solutions Announces Price Increase on Ion Exchange Resins

Increases up to 15 percent expected, depending on geographies, applications and specific grades.