Industry Trends & Happenings News for May 2013

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

Enthone High Performance Electroplating Systems Seminar Held in Gurgaon, India. Enthone High Performance Electroplating Systems Seminar Held in Gurgaon, India.

Sanitary and hardware industry focus draws major OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers throughout the region.

COVENTYA Obtains New GM Approval

Latest approval, based on zinc technology, supplements the long list of COVENTYA approvals obtained with VW, Renault, PSA, Audi, Toyota, Fiat, Honda, Ford, Volvo, Nissan and GM.

NACE to Host the First International Risk Management of Corrodible Systems Conference

Engineers, scientists to convene to reduce risk and threat of corrosion June 18-20 in Washington, D.C.

Axalta Coating Systems to Invest More than $50 Million in China

Shanghai plant to to manufacture and supply up to 25,000 metric tons of paint to automobile manufacturers expanding into south and central China.

American Coatings Association Seeks Nominations for its 2014 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award

Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to science, technology, and/or engineering related to the coatings industry.

Uyemura International Corporation Expands Technical Team

Kathleen Larson joins Uyemura as lab chemist.

Utah to Propose Revised Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Rule

'AIM' Rule impacts VOC content in coatings.

Ford Otosan Commercial Vehicles Sport BASF Coatings Ford Otosan Commercial Vehicles Sport BASF Coatings

BASF supplies basecoats and clearcoats for the plant in Turkey

Intech Services 2013 Training Workshops for DuPont Fluoropolymer Coatings Set for September

Attendees will learn to take their industrial coating company to the next level with sales and marketing; virtual spray workshop will improve spray applicators' techniques in key areas.

Alfred M. Weisberg, Founder of Technic, Passes

Mr. Weisberg published extensively on the subject of electroplating and had, over the years, held numerous patents in the field.

European Risk Summit to Examine Role of Science in Policy-Making

EU and International agencies, industry and researchers to descend upon Dublin, Ireland, June 11-12.

U.S. Industrial Production Falls 0.5% in April

Decreases seen in automotive products, appliances, furniture, carpeting as well as miscellaneous durables.

Advanced Technical Finishing Continues $10 Million Facility Renovation Advanced Technical Finishing Continues $10 Million Facility Renovation

Improvements at ATF are designed to expedite execution, decrease turnaround time and meet the increasing consumer demand for tight-tolerance, mission-critical work.

IPC Wants Your 'Tin Whisker' Technical Papers IPC Wants Your 'Tin Whisker' Technical Papers

Previously unpublished abstracts sought for the 7th International Symposium on Tin Whiskers in November.

BYK-Gardner Announces 7th Annual User Meeting

Speakers from automotive makers, paint makers, part suppliers as well as raw material suppliers will share their best practices and challenges to optimize color & appearance.

Hubbard-Hall Hosts Connecticut State Chemistry Challenge Hubbard-Hall Hosts Connecticut State Chemistry Challenge

"You Be The Chemist" is an educational and fun academic competition for 5-8th grade students in chemistry designed by the Chemical Educational Foundation. Connecticut is one of 26 states participating in the Challenge in 2013.

Heatbath Expands Staff

Jameson Grout welcomed as Heatbath's newest member of its technical service staff for metal finishing.

High Road Capital Partners Completes Acquisition of The Crown Group

Frank Knoth, president of The Crown Group, will continue to lead the company post-closing.

American Coatings Association Unveils Paint & Coatings Market Report

New, updated figures available in ACA's "U.S. Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis: 2010-2015"

AGCO Announces Three-Year, $42-million Plant Expansion

Enhancements to AGCO's Minnesota facility to include: 30,000-square-foot expansion of the component manufacturing area; the installation of an additional robotic welder and a sheet laser; and an in-line paint system.

2013 Powder Coating 'Summit' Set for June 18-19 in Columbus, Ohio

The PC Summit, co-produced by The Powder Coating Research Group, The Powder Coating Institute and Powder Coated Tough magazine, brings together some of the greatest minds in our industry's technical and commercial communities.

REM Chemicals Isotropic Superfinishing Technology Featured on 'Prime Time'

"Jay Leno's Garage" TV show puts the spotlight on ISF-processed FED vehicle.

Enthone, Inc. Elevates Henri Sep to the Position of Vice President of Global Marketing, Performance Coatings

Since joining Enthone in 2011, Sep has led efforts in delivering customer-focused solutions to OEMs, applicators and job shops.

U.S. Economy Adds 165,000 Jobs in April U.S. Economy Adds 165,000 Jobs in April

Jobless rate sits at 7.5%; March, February numbers revised upward.

Pavco Gains Further Auto OEM Specification Approvals

HyPro(TM) compliant chemistry technologies cleared for use on zinc-plated, passivated fasteners for Chrysler Group.

Chinese Automaker BYD to Open First U.S. Plant

Southern California factory to produce high-tech buses.

EPA Rejects NASF's Call To Revise Chromium Air Rule

Agency's denial of the petition for administration reconsideration rejects calls from the NASF to soften its updated chromium electroplating national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants,

Lockheed Martin Celebrates Golden Anniversary in Huntsville

Special ceremony marks key milestones and noteworthy achievements for global security/aersospace leader.

Ron Bader Appointed Director of Sales, Enthone North America

Bader brings more than 30 years experience in management and the marketing and sales of electronics materials.

SUR/FIN 2013 to Host Global Manufacturing Panel on Monday, June 10

Speakers to include an esteemed list of international manufacturing experts from the United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, China and Canada.

Wheelabrator Plus Promotes Brian Cappallo

Cappallo elevated to Wheelabrator Plus U.S. sales and service manager