Industry Trends & Happenings News for March 2013

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

Cytec Wins Innovation Award at the 40th Annual Waterborne Symposium

Michel Tielemans, PhD, research manager at Cytec, recognized for technical paper on "New Advances in High Performance Waterborne Radiation-Curable Emulsions and Dispersions."

NACE International Institute Announces CORROSION PAC

Political action committee created to inform legislators about the critical role corrosion control plays in reducing the economic and environmental impact of corrosion in the U.S.

Columbia Chemical Receives GMW 4700 Type B, BL Chemistry Approval

Trivecta NI-Z Black 70 with Trivecta Black Sealer 350 is now part of GM’s limited list of approved finishers for zinc nickel.

BASF Makes GM's 2012 Supplier of the Year List BASF Makes GM's 2012 Supplier of the Year List

Award is BASF's ninth such honor in the past 11 years of the GM program.

Gipe Automotive named PPG Platinum Distributor of the Year

Kentucky-based automotive paint and parts supplier was instrumental in assisting customers in the conversion to PPG waterborne products.

EPA Workshops Aim To Address Criticisms Over IRIS Assessment Process EPA Workshops Aim To Address Criticisms Over IRIS Assessment Process

Some of the events will target specific major pending risk analyses, including EPA's risk assessments for hexavalent chromium and other key chemicals.

Research Examines New Metal Coating Process that Skips Pretreatment Stage

Prominent Spanish university is testing a new type of metal coating that touts improved anti-corrosion properties.

TCI Powder Coatings Announces New Staff Changes

Appointments run the gamut from technical personnel to end-user segment experts to marketing specialists.

GM Fairfax Kansas Site Breaks Ground on All-New Paint Shop GM Fairfax Kansas Site Breaks Ground on All-New Paint Shop

Paint shop is part of a $600-million investment in the plant, which builds the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu.

American Coatings Association Announces 2013 CoatingsTech Conference John A. Gordon Best Paper Award Recipient

Brian Hinderliter receives the honor for his paper titled, “Water Concentration Distribution in Coatings during Accelerated Weathering."

Enthone Names Thom Sharples Project Manager, New Business Development

Forty-year metal finishing industry veteran will be responsible for providing commercial support to Enthone's memory disk, connector and related functional coatings market segments.

Back Issues of Metal Finishing Available Online

Behind on your Metal Finishing Issues? Recent editions are now archived on our website for a limited time.

Triumph Group Announces Acquisition of Goodrich Pump & Engine Control Systems

Purchase expands Triumph Group's capabilities and further diversifies its customer base.

Tucker Industrial Liquid Coatings Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Military, industrial, and commercial specialty finisher marks significant milestone.

Coral Chemical Company Named John Deere 'Partner-level Supplier'

Recognition is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.

Aluminum Anodizers Council to Conduct Anodizing Essentials Workshop in Italy

Course to be held in conjunction with the 8th Aluminium Two Thousand International Congress in Milano, Italy, set for May 14-18, 2013.

Boeing Corp. Provides Details on 787 Battery Improvements

Changes entail enhanced production and operating processes, improved battery design features and a new battery enclosure.

Coventya Acquiries Premium Solutions, Inc.

Acquisition increases Coventya's market position whitle strengthening its sales and technical group with the integration of key employees.

Osborn Announces New Sales Force Growth Plan

Aggressive strategy adds 50 experienced industrial sales professionals to promote more coverage and better market penetration.

Pneu-Mech Systems Manufacturing Announces New Hire

J. B. Graves, 25-year coating industry veteran, appointed as a system sales specialist.

New Copper Coatings Bill Targets Marine Pleasure Crafts

At issue is the use of copper in antifouling paints, which some groups attribute to adverse water conditions in certain California marinas.

Hentzen Coatings Acquires CrossLink Powder Coatings

Purchase expands Hentzen Coatings' offering to include architectural finishes.

Gema Announces 2013 Training Schedule

Comprehensive instructional programs to cover both manual and automatic Gema spray systems.

Enthone Appoints Rolf Pofalla Industry Manager, Automotive Decorative Coatings - Central & Eastern

Pofalla is responsible for the marketing of ENTHONE® base metals and plating on plastics processes used in decorative automotive applications.

Siemens to Host Manufacturing in America Symposium, March 20-21 in Detroit

Event to include 'Automotive Manufacturing Summit'