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PPG makes $15,000 grants to Carnegie Science Center, Future of Flight Foundation

Donations fund educational projects related to air and space technology.
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PPG Completes Acquisition of Spraylat

Purchase furthers the capabilities of PPG’s industrial coatings business for both liquid and powder coatings.
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PPG Aerospace Qualifies Nine Coatings Systems to Aerospace Specification

AMS 3095A qualification aids airlines in selecting exterior paint for mixed fleets.
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MetoKote Corporation Names PPG Industries ‘Supplier of the Year’

MetoKote Corporation, an industry leader in protective coating applications—including electrocoat, powder coating and liquid paint—has awarded PPG Industries its inaugural Supplier of the Year 2009 Award.
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PPG Completes Acquisition of Colpisa

Purchase of Colombian coatings company expands PPG's presence in the region.
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PPG's Chromate-Free Primer, Pretreatment Win Boeing's Approval

Airlines specify PPG Aerospace primer, pretreatment as option on Boeing widebodies.
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PPG to Acquire Colombia-Based Colpisa Coating Company

Deal illustrates PPG’s commitment to grow its presence in Latin America.
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PPG to Acquire Certain Assets of Deft, Inc.

Deft’s waterborne and chrome-free technologies complement PPG’s existing coatings capabilities.
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PPG Aerospace Special-Effect Coatings Featured on Virgin Atlantic Airways Aircraft

Proprietary PPG pigment gives highly-reflective, vibrant color to airline’s vision.
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PPG Aerospace Products Cleared for Takeoff!

Coatings systems pass aerospace material specification testing.
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PPG Completes Acquisition of AkzoNobel North American Architectural Coatings Business

Purchase marks second-largest in PPG's history.
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PPG Announces Price Hikes on Electrocoat Primers

Global demand, capacity constraints, outages and availability of feedstocks and intermediates are blamed for increases.
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PPG Marketing Initiative Positions Manufacturer as a ‘Surfaces’ Company

Initiative communicates competencies in innovation, sustainability, color leadership.
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PPG Clearcoats Gain General Motors Approval

GM approvals cover select clearcoats by PPG Industries' automotive refinish business for warranty repairs on its vehicles.
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Caterpillar Prefers PPG

Heavy-duty industrial equipment manufacturer selects PPG Industries as sole coating supplier for North Little Rock, Ark., plant.
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PPG Announces Price Increase

Coil and extrusion coating PPG products in North America to cost customers 8-12 percent more.
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PPG Commercializes AEROCRON Electrocoat Primer for Aerospace Use

Proven process affords quality, application, environmental, and performance benefits, PPG says.
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PPG Announces Executive Appointments

Changes to impact several business segments, including global aerospace, protective and marine coatings, and automotive refinishes.
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PPG Industrial Coatings Adds Electronic Materials Products, Capabilities

Spraylat technology, PPG support expand customer options for conductive inks.
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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.
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PPG and Argex Form Supply Agreement

Argex to utilize PPG’s existing technology and know-how relating to the manufacture of titanium dioxide.
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PPG, HI-TEMP Coatings Technology Ink Distribution Deal

Deal enables both companies to better serve global clients in the protective and marine coatings arenas.
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PPG Holds Premiere Electrocoat Conference in China

Event signals PPG's plans to bring more advanced technologies and ‘green’ products to customers in China.
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PPG Set to Acquire Select Assets of Spraylat

Addition furthers PPG’s strategy to "remain a leading industrial coatings supplier."
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PPG Unveils SEMA 2011 Preview

Surface coatings specialist's booth to reflect a 'collision shop' theme; industry stars, radical rods and bikes are also on tap.
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PPG Announces Executive Appointments

Moves impact all of PPG's global businesses and coating operations.
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PPG receives Chairman’s Award at METALCON 2012

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

Approvals cover select ENVIROBASE, DELTRON and NEXA AUTOCOLOR refinish products.
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PPG Wins 2012 Automotive News PACE Award

B1:B2 wet-on-wet paint system recognized for innovations in transportation coatings.
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Toyota Approves PPG Matte Clearcoat for New Lexus LFA Supercar

PPG's GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM(R) D8113 clearcoat is the first to pass Toyota’s rigorous specification criteria for the exclusive $400,000 car’s signature matte black finish.
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PPG to reinstate CORAFLON brand name for FEVE architectural powder coatings

CORAFLON name, PPG says, is more familiar to architects than NEWLAR brand name, which will be retired
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PPG Industries Launches 'PPG Pro.com"

New site helps paint professionals easily find the products, information and resources relevant to their needs.
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PPG Wins Federal Award to Develop Chemical-Agent-Resistant Powder Coatings

$1.5 million provided through SERDP for powder topcoat development.
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PPG Refinish Products Earn Good Housekeeping Seal

ENVIROBASE High Performance, AQUABASE Plus coatings backed by trusted symbol of quality.
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PPG Expands Springdale, Pa., Facility to Serve Global Electronics Market

Site begins producing conductive inks, coatings after Spraylat acquisition.
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Chemical Suppliers, Paint Manufacturers Report First-Quarter Earnings

Deterioration in the global economy resulted in soft first-quarter earnings numbers due to lower demand in many of the end-use markets serviced by major paint manufacturers and chemical suppliers. Suppliers are hopeful that the second quarter earnings will be much improved as customers seek to re...
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DuPont, PPG Announce Price Hikes

Suppliers cite cost increases in raw material costs, operating expenses as well as growing inflationary pressures.
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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.
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New Roles for PPG Industries Executives

PPG Industries, a leading coatings and specialty products company, recently announced several executive assignments.
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Chemical, Paint Suppliers Release 4th Quarter Earnings

Fourth-quarter results from several leading paint suppliers and chemical manufacturers reflect impact of rising demand and cost reductions.
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Strong Second-Quarter Earnings for Coating Suppliers, Chemical Companies

DuPont, PPG Industries, and Sherwin-Williams benefit from end-user demand, global activity, acquisitions, and price hikes.
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EAG Coatings Solutions Expands Staff

Randy Francisco named general manager; Dennis Buhl appointed business development manager.
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MetoKote Corporation Announces New Leadership

Jeffrey Oravitz elevated from position of vice president of global business development to president and CEO.
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PPG Enters into Agreement with China's Ministry of Education for Training Program

Program demonstrates PPG's commitment to support automotive repair industry training efforts in China.
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Chemical Suppliers, Paint Manufacturers Release Earnings Reports

The tentacles of global economic recession have reached the chemical and paint industries. The latest earnings reports among the majors reflect softening industrial demand.
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Paint Suppliers, Chemical Producers Report Third-Quarter Earnings

Higher selling prices, combined with key market sector activity, drive earnings for the majors.
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Delta Trailers Chooses PPG Commercial Coatings

Product performance and industry support cited as chief factors in decision.
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SUR/FIN 2010 Welcomes New Exhibitors, Special Guest Attendees

The National Association for Surface Finishing, organizer of SUR/FIN 2010, has signed up more than 25 “first-time” exhibitors. Additionally, about a dozen key end-market companies are expected to participate as attendees at the event.
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PPG Industries Opens Color Design Studio

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings recently opened the Shmaze Color Design Studio to help manufacturers and industrial designers accelerate color design and prototype development.
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Mixed 3rd Quarter Reviews for Coating Suppliers, Chemical Manufacturers

The 3rd quarter provided a mixed bag for several of the industry’s leading coating suppliers and chemical manufacturers. Preliminary numbers showed some are still feeling the effects of the global economic downturn, while others are recovering more quickly.
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Scott Sinetar Named VP of combined PPG North American Architectural Coatings Unit

Move follows completion of PPG's acquisition of Akzo Nobel's North American architectural coatings business.
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Dismal Second-Quarter Earnings for Chemical Companies, Coating Materials Suppliers

Second-quarter earnings reports from some of the largest chemical companies and coating materials suppliers, including BASF, Clariant, Dow, DuPont, and PPG, reflect diminished demand from key end-use sectors.
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FABTECH 2011 Off to a Strong Start

Exhibitors report heavy traffic—and even a few orders—at Chicago show.
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International Editions

Metal Finishing China & Asia Our Chinese-language Edition for the Chinese and Asian Surface Finishing Industries Metal Finishing China & Asia gives the Chinese and Asian finishing industries access to the latest technologies and "best" practices in electrop...
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About the Magazine

Metal Finishing , the technical magazine for the electroplating and coating industries, is the go-to source for the global surface finishing community. From job shops serving a multitude of end-use sectors to dedicated captive operations, tens of thousands of readers regularly consult Metal Fi...
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Coatings Market Forecasters Paint a Bright Global Picture

A number of independent forecasts from a variety of reputable sources are drawing the same conclusions: the next few years should be kind to the paint and powder coating industry.
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Aerospace MACT Standards Under EPA Review

The American Coatings Association has reason to believe the EPA is seeking to change the measurement of HAP limits from the current lbs./gal., to volume coating solids.
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The Toxics Use Reduction Institute Aerospace/Defense Industry Supply Chain Conference Set for Sept. 24 in Sturbridge, Mass.

Conference developed for representatives from across the aerospace/defense industry supply chain, from OEMs to solution formulators to metal finishers.
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BASF to Invest in New Resin Plant in Shanghai

BASF pledges nearly $120 million to support growing demand for automotive coatings in Asia Pacific region.
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Nadcap Consultant Auditor

Performance Review Institute is seeking Aerospace experienced consultant auditors for the Chemical Processing program
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Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit Slated for 2014

Event designed to enable companies throughout the global aerospace supply chain to identify new business partners and opportunities.
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OSHA Announces New National Emphasis Program for OccupationalExposure to Isocyanates

Jobs that involve exposure to isocyanates include the spray-on polyurethane manufacturing of products such as protective coatings for truck beds, boats, and decks.
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Chromalloy Taps Military-Defense Veteran

Paul Dolan named new strategic business unit leader for aerospace and defense
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Enthone Launches Automotive Brake Systems Blog

Richard Lynch welcomes your questions and comments!
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American Plating Power, LLC Announces New Branch Office in Central Mexico

APP’s new branch office employs a bilingual staff with many years of experience in metal finishing.
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SUR/FIN Returns to Cleveland Convention Center in 2014!

Conference officials state location and new facilities as some of the reasons for selecting the venue
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Enthone Publishes OSP Performance Guide

Document enables OEMs, EMS, and printed circuit board fabricators to easily determine how yields, quality and reliability can be significantly increased throughout the supply chain.
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SIFCO ASC Launches New Brand Identity and Website

Changes aim to showcase the full range of SIFCO ASC's industry-leading products and services for component enhancement, repair and refurbishment.
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Research Commercialisation: From Ideas to IPO

A new Elsevier conference providing a platform for promoting university-industry-investor collaboration, technology transfer and start-ups.
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Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation to Merge Into Evonik Corporation

Move will support global branding strategy while enhancing product development and sustainable solutions.
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EPA Draws Criticism On Planning of New TSCA Risk Assessment Program

Industry argue that EPA failed to properly plan the new program, its analyses are unfit bases for regulation, and that peer review charge questions fail to follow Information Quality Act guidelines.
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Kyzen Increases Canadian Presence with New Distributor

Comtree, Inc. tapped to service Kyzen customers throughout Ontario and Western Canada.
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EPA Reduces Regulatory Burden for Industrial Facilities Using Solvent Wipes

Common-sense exclusion will save industry up to $27.8 million per year
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Able Electropolishing Expands

Electropolishing specialist unveils advanced processing production facility.
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Chromalloy Appoints New Business Development Director

Jason Humphries to oversee strategies in commercial aerospace, military and energy segments.
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AkzoNobel joins Together for Sustainability (TfS)

Move underlines AkzoNobel's commitment to driving improvements throughout its global supply chains.
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American Coatings Association Secures Critical Interpretation from EPA Regarding Powder Coating Operations

EPA amendment to the Paint and Allied Products Area Source Rule allows companies that use certain chromium compounds to opt out of the rulemaking.
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Enthone and Volkswagen Host Automotive Technology Seminar in Shanghai, China

Emphasis on zinc-nickel systems for brake calipers and fasteners; VW requirements presented.
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Valspar to Acquire European Industrial Coatings Company Inver Group

Purchase expands presence in the $6 billion European industrial coatings market and provides operating synergies with Valspar's existing businesses.
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Walter Surface Technologies Inaugurates $30 million Campus and New Bio-Circle Facility

Expanded headquarters encompasses corporate management, R&D, laboratories, product management, test centers, marketing, sales, warehousing, distribution, and after-sales service.
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Hentzen Coatings Celebrates 90 Years in Business

Gala celebration attended by 400 customers, suppliers, and employees.
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SIFCO ASC Achieves Nadcap Approval to AC7108 for Chemical Processing

NADCAP accreditation has been expanded to include testing in support of SIFCO ASC's internal processes such as hydrogen embrittlement, salt spray, taber testing, coating weight and coating thickness.
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EPA Administrator McCarthy Urges State TSCA Reform Push

EPA Administrator aims to address chemical safety, particularly in emergencies, while seeking to improve infrastructure of how agency regulates chemicals.
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International Surface Finishing Academy to Hold One-Day Technical Sessions in Monterrey, Mexico

Sessions to cover a host of topics, including: pretreatment, alkaline zinc plating, chromate conversion coatings & passivates, principles & practices of wastewater treatment, equipment purchasing and much more.
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Enthone Conducts Decorative Chrome Technical Training for Volkswagen

Lupini Targhe, Mexico, and VW, Tennessee, host successful events.
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Chinese Government Suspends Cyanide-Gold Plating Ban

In its notice suspending the revision, the National Development and Reform Commission cited the importance of gold plating materials in a wide variety of high technology electronics.
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Institute for Supply Management Report Bodes Well for Manufacturing

PMI Index registered 50.9 percent in June, an increase of 1.9 percentage points from May.
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InsideEPA: States Say 'Green' Metal Finishing Technology Requires New Effluent Limitations Guidelines

State water quality regulators are pushing EPA to revise regulations or issue new guidance regarding pretreatment standards for the metal finishing industry.
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MetoKote Revamps Website

New site offers additional functionality and features, including multiple languages, literature and product descriptions.
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American Coatings Association Wants Industry to Join the 'TSCA' Modernization Conversation

ACA is asking that its members individually reach out to the senators in their respective states and to ask them to co-sponsor CSIA – S.1009., aka the TSCA Reform Bill.
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MacDermid Presents at Recent TURI Aerospace and Defense Conference

Representatives from MacDermid discussed emerging alternatives to cadmium and nickel plating.
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Abakan Announces Incorporation of MesoCoat Coating Services Inc.

New subsidiary to provide advanced wear- and corrosion-resistant coating services for components used in the oil and gas, mining, aerospace and metal finishing industries.
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CCAI Announces 2013 Award Winners; Installs 2013 – 2014 Officers and Board

The Chemical Coaters Association International honored members for service and dedication and installed its 2013 – 2014 Officers and National Board members during their 2013 Annual Meeting held in Mt. Hood, Ore., in June.
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Chromalloy Acquires Trac Group

Purchase of aerospace turbine component producer expands Chromalloy's support in the new engine supply chain.
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Dr. John Hook to Deliver Mattiello Lecture at the 2014 American Coatings Conference

Distinguished scientist has made significant contributions to the paint and coatings industry over the course of his 32-year career.
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TITAN Metal Fabricators (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. Celebrates Grand Opening in China

New company is a joint venture between TITAN Metal Fabricators and De Dietrich Process Systems
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TITANIUM 2009

Provides insights into the state of the titanium industry from a world perspective
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TITANIUM 2010

Provides insights into the state of the titanium industry from a world perspective
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States Applaud EPA Plan to Review Dated Effluent Standards

Review will allow states to reconcile regulatory standards with the new technologies.
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MetoKote Corporation Announces New Powder Coating Line in Peru, Ill.

Aim is to provide additional product offerings to those customers seeking both electrocoat and powder coat, MetoKote says.
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Regional Sales Representatives

Global powder coating manufacturer is looking for regional sales representatives with a minimum of 5 years of experience.
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Hubbard-Hall Inc. Names Rob Augello Manager of Corporate Procurement

In this role, Augello will be responsible for corporate product sourcing, negotiations and maintaining supplier relationships for Hubbard-Hall..
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New Name for Cytec Coating Resins

Cytec Coating Resins now known as 'Allnex'
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U.S. Industrial Production Remains Flat in May

Gains in manufacturing and mining were offset by a decrease of 1.8 percent in the output of utilities.
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Columbia Chemical Hires New Plant Manager

Shawn Philbrick brings more than 23 years of management experience in chemical manufacturing operations.
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CCAI Announces 2013 FABTECH FINISHING Conference Schedule

Attendees will have access to a good mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions, including electrocoating, system design, powder coating, cleaning & pretreatment and running efficient paints systems, to 'Finishing Essentials' sessions.
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American Coatings Association Submits Comments on Utah’s Proposed 'AIM Rule'

ACA expects to find problems with the implementation of this rule, particularly the most restrictive "limit provision."
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Winona Powder Coating Expands Etna Green, Indiana, Facility

New facility boasts updated powder coating line with a 5-stage washer, automatic and manual coating booths, and digitally controlled ovens.
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EPA Seeks Rehearing Of Ruling Backing Five-Year Limit On Filing 'New Source Review' Suits

The Department of Justice, in a Sept. 3 filing on EPA's behalf, calls the panel's July 8 ruling a "flawed interpretation" of the air law's prevention of significant deterioration and new source review permit program.
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Enthone Publishes PEARLBRITE® Satin Nickel Automotive OEM Approvals Listing

Processes reliably produce uniform and smooth satin bright to full matte finishes on a diversity of automotive parts, Enthone says.
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BASF Recognized for 'Innovative Paint Process"

Integrated Process II aims to eliminatie the second paint layer, the primer coat, and its baking phase in autobody finishes.
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Triumph Group Announces Acquisition of General Donlee Canada Inc.

Purchase bolsters Triumph Group’s product capabilities.
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The Toxics Use Reduction Institute Aerospace/Defense Industry Supply Chain Conference: Chemicals of Concern and Safer Solutions

This conference is for representatives from across the aerospace/defense industry supply chain, from OEMs to solution formulators to metal finishers, and will deliver useful information about challenges facing the industry and solutions that are emerging.
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EPA Proposes Rule to Modernize Clean Water Act Reporting

New initiative would require municipalities, industries, and other facilities to convert to an electronic data reporting system.
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NASF Industry Award Winners Recognized at SUR/FIN

The National Association for Surface Finishing honors those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the industry.
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Metal Finishing Magazine to Cease Publication

Final issue will be the November-December 2013 dual edition.
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Axalta Coating Systems Names Global Technology Director

Dr. Fred Allen brings extensive coating experience to Axalta's powder coatings business.
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Coventya Updates Ford S450 Approvals

COVENTEC product lines meet Ford WSS-M21P51 fastener specifications
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CCAI’s FINISHING Pavilion and Conference at FABTECH Breaks Records

With more than 160 exhibiting companies showcasing finishing products and services in the CCAI FINISHING Pavilion, FABTECH is now the destination for finishers to see all products & services that they need to improve their finishing operations.
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U.S. Industrial Production Holds in July

Decrease in key consumer durable segments — including automotive parts production — puts drag on overall U.S. industrial output.
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MacDermid Adds A. Raymond Tinnerman to Network of 'ZinKlad' Applicators.

Partnership will allow MacDermid to broaden its presence within the supply chain.
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Pavco Technology Pilot Center Now Fully Operational

The new center, Pavco's third major capital improvement in 30 months, is dedicated to improving its technical department operations.
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Columbia Chemical to Host Seminar at Upcoming SFCHINA show in Shanghai

Educational session will focus on electroplating technologies for automotive applications.
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uv.eb EAST 2009

An event aimed at introducing and promoting ultraviolet light (UV) and electron beam (EB) curing technologies to various industries such as metal, plastics, wood finishing, packaging and printing, and electronics applications
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IPC APEX Expo

The world's premier conference and exhibition for the electronic interconnect industry.
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PACE 2010

The industry's premier paint and coatings show with 300+ exhibits of innovative products, tools, and technology.
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Pipeline Coating 2011

Pipeline Coating 2011 brings together pipeline operators, pipe coaters, researchers and suppliers to the industry.
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Platinum Equity Acquires MetoKote Corporation

CEO to remain in place; operations will continue under the MetoKote brand.
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Association Connecting Electronic Industries Announces Agenda for Fall Component Technology Conference

IPC-sponsored event to target 3-D and other interconnection solutions.
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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"
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Chromalloy Names Carlo Luzzato Its New President

Seasoned energy industry business professional tapped to take Chromalloy to the 'next level'
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Clearline Industries Signs Agreement with Rinehart Racing

Rinehart Racing has entered into a new state-of-the-art manufacturing arrangement with Clearline Industries, LLC, for the manufacturing of its motorcycle performance exhaust product line.
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Precision Metalforming Association Release June 2013 Report

Metalforming companies expect little change in business conditions during the next three months, survey shows.
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AkzoNobel and Solvay Expand Partnership

Agreement underlines the commitment of both AkzoNobel and Solvay to play a key role in sustainable development and expand the use of renewable raw materials.
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Enthone OSP Final Finish Verification Program Ensures Product Reliability and Performance

More than $1,500,000 USD customer value created.
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Riley Surface World Announces Major Disposal of Associated Anodising Equipment from Manufacturer of Surface-Finished Aluminium Coil

Sale includes a large selection of process storage tanks, cooling towers, heat exchangers, a demineralised water treatment plant and DC rectifiers.
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Nickel Institute Names New President

Tim Aiken to succeed Dr. Kevin Bradley in leading the organization's range of initiatives.
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State of Connecticut Recognizes Local Finisher

REM Surface Engineering receives innovation award for its signature ‘ISF’ Process.
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Gary Schuster, OMCO president and CEO, Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Northeast Ohio Winner

Awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in high-growth companies who demonstrateexcellence and extraordinary success in critical operational areas.
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Sherwin-Williams Division Launches New Website for EMEA Region

Improvements include enhanced functionality and technical content, including market sector insights and detailed product information.
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2013 Western Coatings Symposium Kicks off Oct. 20-23 in Las Vegas

Event, which focuses on coating formulators, will combine a robust technical program with tabletop exhibits and networking opportunities.
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Osborn Expands California Facility

To meet market demands, Osborn adds complete line to Santa Fe Springs manufacturing and distribution center.
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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.
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IPC Event Draws Parallels Between National Defense and North American PCB Market

IPC Technology Interchange links printed circuit board development with DoD readiness.
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IPC Releases May Printed Circuit Board Report

Both PCB shipments and bookings increased in May, according to the latest report from the Association Connecting Electronic Industries, or IPC.
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IPC July Report Shows Decline in Electronic Shipments

Rigid PCB shipments were down 10.2 percent and bookings were down 17.0 percent in July 2011 from July 2010, IPC report shows.
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Rigid PCB Shipments Rise in June, IPC Report Shows

While PCB sales growth is still positive, weaker orders are limiting potential.
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IPC Releases December Printed Circuit Board Report

Rigid PCB orders slow down, but flex bookings and sales rise significantly
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GoIndustry DoveBid Launches New Industry-Focused Website Pages

New resources aim to help manufacturers manage their surplus assets.
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American Coatings Association To Publish U.S. Industry Market Analysis

Comprehensive report aims to assist companies in making important tactical and strategic business decisions.
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Plating Technician

Southern California-based supplier to the aerospace and aeronautical industries has an opening for a Plating Technician.
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Plating Supervisor

Aerospace company in New York state is seeking a Plating Supervisor.
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SIFCO ASC Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Chemical Processing

Achievement reflects SIFCO's commitment to continual improvement in aerospace quality.
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IPC Releases August Printed Circuit Board Report

Both rigid PCB shipments and bookings off in August compared to same period last year.
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Printed and Flexible Circuit Board Shipments Spike By Double-Digits in June

A newly released report shows rigid printed circuit board shipments increased 25.3%, with flexible circuit board shipments growing 14.8%.
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The Policy Group to Submit Proposal on Pending USEPA Plating & Polishing Rule

The Policy Group, the educational and advocacy arm of the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), next week expects to submit a proposal to the EPA regarding the pending USEPA "Plating and Polishing Rule." According to Christian Richter, one of the Policy Group's principals, the EPA ru...
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Dysol, Inc., Adds MagChem to Distributor Lineup

Dysol, Inc., has appointed a distributor for the MagChem line of engine overhaul, maintenance and lubrication products.
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IPC Releases PCB Shipments Report

Printed circuit board activity mostly positive for January.
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IPC Releases PCB Results for April

Decreases seen in both shipments and bookings for printed circuit boards.
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IPC Releases June 2012 Printed Circuit Board Sales Report

North American PCB sales and orders were up in June compared to the previous month, but rigid PCB business remains below last year’s levels.
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2013 New England Surface Finishing Regional

The New England Chapter of the National Association of Metal Finishers represents, MA, NH, VT,ME, RI, and CT. Our Philosophy and Purpose is to engage all Metal Finishers to communicate and share important information as an industry. Technical strategies, training materials, programs, processes an...
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IPC Releases February Report

Combined rigid and flex shipments down in February, but bookings for both categories show growth.
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IPC Releases Printed Circuit Board Results for December 2011

Rigid PCB shipments offer 3.6 percent, but bookings increased 0.1 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
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Printed Circuit Boards Shipments Off in October

Slower seasonal trends prevail, monthly IPC survey shows.
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Latest IPC Report Shows Mixed Electronics Activity

Shipments and bookings for printed circuit boards were not aligned in March, IPC report shows.
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IPC Releases May 2011 Printed Circuit Board Report

Rigid PCB shipments were flat, but flexible circuit deliveries surged 14 percent, survey shows.
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IPC Releases Report on Printed Circuit Boards

The Association Connecting Electronic Industries, IPC, has announced the findings from its monthly North American printed circuit boards report.
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September IPC Report Bodes Well for Electronic Shipments

Both rigid and flexible shipments surged by double digits in September, IPC report shows.
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PCI Hall of Fame Award Goes to Ken Kreeger

Ken Kreeger, Former Nordson Corp. Executive, Honored at PCI Annual Meeting
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IPC Releases March Electronics Report

Both rigid printed circuit board shipments and bookings up by double digits, IPC survey shows.
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NASF Names Christian Richter Executive Vice President

Christian Richter, founder and CEO of The Policy Group, was recently named executive vice president of the National Association for Surface Finishing, or NASF.
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Dörken MKS Systems Hosts Clients During 'Dörken Days' Event

Meeting showcases new innovations to Dörken MKS Systems customers
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Enthone Introduces Supplier Quality Engineering Audit

Goal of audit is to optimize performance of organic solderability preservatives, or OSPs
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Enthone Conducts Hard Chrome Technical Training for Daimler AG and Mahle

Instruction covered the basics on hard chrome plating, including coating characteristics and plating mechanisms.
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IPC Releases August Activity Report

Flexible shipments up, rigid orders off for the month.
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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.
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New Government Reports Recognize Vital Role of U.S. Printed Circuit Board Industry

Two recently released reports from the Department of Defense and the U.S. Commerce Department emphasize the government’s growing awareness of the importance of the U.S. printed circuit board industry in protecting national security.
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OSHA Upholds Chrome PEL Exposure Limit

In a ruling of major significance, a federal circuit court upheld OSHA’s 2006 decision to set a Cr6 workplace exposure limit of 5 µg/m3. The announcement comes from The Policy Group, the Washington, D.C.-based government relations arm of the National Association for Surface Finishing.
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Foulke Resigns Post at OSHA

He was on hand at the Washington Forum in May 2007 to sign the historic agreement with the National Association for Surface Finishing. Now comes news that the Honorable Edwin Foulke, Assistant Secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), has left his post to join an Atl...
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Electronics Report Reveals Spike in Printed Circuit Board Shipments

Rigid PCB shipments were up 9.4%while bookings increased 36.4% in February 2010 from February 2009. That’s according to the North American Printed Circuit Board Statistical Program Survey from the Association Connecting Electronic Industries, or IPC.
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Sherwin-Williams Inks Distribution Agreement with Spraylat Corporation

Sherwin-Williams has signed an agreement with Spraylat Corporation of Pelham, N.Y., to become the exclusive North American distributor of Spraylat EMI/RFI shielding finishes.
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October IPC Electronic Report Reveals Mixed Results

Rigid printed circuit board shipments were up 13.6 percent while bookings decreased 2.7 percent in October 2010 from October 2009, according to survey results released by the Association Connecting Electronic Industries, or IPC.
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U.S. Auto Sales Continue Strong Pace in October

Automotive manufacturers followed September’s robust sales growth with a strong performance last month, once again increasing revenues by double digits.
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Printed Circuit Board Shipments Rise in July, IPC Report Shows

The latest survey from the Association Connecting Electronic Industries, or IPC, shows rigid printed circuit board shipments were up 23.9 percent, while bookings increased 34.4 percent in July 2010 from July 2009.
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Marc Fooksman, ITW, Inducted into the PCI's Hall of Fame

Powder coating industry veteran recognized for numerous contributions.
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Printed Circuit Board Shipments Heat Up in August

Rigid PCB shipments and flexible circuit shipments were up 24.3 percent and 35.7 percent in August, respectively, according to the latest report from the Association Connecting Electronic Industries, or IPC.
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Unemployment Rate Holds at 9.1% in May

The U.S. economy created only 54,000 jobs in May, putting a damper on the momentum generated over the past few months.
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Siemens Industry Process Instrumentation and Analytics Announces Field Partnership with S&B Plant Services

Marketing agreement designed to facilitate integrated solutions based on Siemens analytical products and services, and S&B’s field construction/maintenance services.
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Printed Circuit Board Shipments Rise in April, IPC Report Finds

Forward PCB bookings, however, are down due to seasonal trends.
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IPC Releases February Report

Findings reveal mixed activity among rigid and flexible printed circuit boards
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Pangborn Europe Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Leading manufacturer in the surface preparation industry marks half a century in business.
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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.
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Columbia Chemical Adds Technical Sales Representative

Dave Boogaard, 16-year plating industry veteran, to cover the Southern Ohio, Central-Southern Indiana, and Kentucky territories.
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DuPont Opens First U.S. Innovation Center

New Troy, Mich., center designed to facilitate collaboration between DuPont and global automotive industry.
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Enthone Hosts Automotive Industry Action Group CQI-11 Training

More than 50 OEMs and tier suppliers participated in the educational program.
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Electronic Precision Specialties, Inc. Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Chemical Processing

Distinction recognizes the extraordinary diligence required for processing and testing aerospace materials and components.
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IPC Issues Call for Participation for 2014 IPC APEX EXPO

IPC, the Association Connecting Electronics Industries, invites industry leaders to submit abstracts for the 2014 IPC APEX EXPO, set to take place March 25-27, 2-14, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
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Siemens to Host Manufacturing in America Symposium, March 20-21 in Detroit

Event to include 'Automotive Manufacturing Summit'
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Specialty Coating Systems Announces Additional AS9100C Certifications

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

A two-day seminar sponsored by the Electrocoat Association and the Chemical Coaters Association Internationa (CCAI). The Electrocoating Seminar is designed to meet the needs of the industry on all levels by providing information for both new and advanced users. Learn about the industry, the proce...
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Coatings for People in General Industry, Sales, and Marketing Short Course

A two and a half day course that will discuss the types of coatings, the basic composition of coatings and the tests and specifications used by the industry. This course will allow the participant to gain the fundamentals needed to work in this industry and to communicate more clearly.
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Process Cleaning Expo

Process Cleaning magazine is proud to bring you the inaugural Process Cleaning Expo (PCx) in May of 2010. This event was founded upon the realization that the cleaning industry has been void of any type of tradeshow in North America for eight years. Live events are one of the best ways to bring...
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AeroDef Manufacturing Technical Conference & Exhibition

AeroDef Manufacturing will include demonstrations of innovative, enabling technologies and advanced, integrated systems for manufacturing in the military and commercial aerospace, defense and space industries. Educational sessions will have a heavy emphasis on what the industry needs to know to m...
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Missouri S and T Introduction to Coatings Composition and Specifications Course

This two and a half day course will discuss the types of coatings, the basic composition of coatings and the tests and specifications used by the industry. This course will allow the participant to gain the fundamentals needed to work in this industry and to communicate more clearly.
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SAE Automotive World Congress

Charging Forward Together, the SAE 2011 World Congress theme, elicits not only enthusiasm, but a willingness as a community to expand the industry's knowledge as a team. Charging Forward Together highlights the importance of continuing the evolution of automotive propulsion technology and energy ...
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Aluminum Week 2012

Three major trade associations representing the aluminum industry--The Aluminum Association (AA,) Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC)-- will co-locate their meetings to increase cooperation and communication among different sectors of the industry.
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Metalforming Association to Host '2012 Women in Manufacturing Summit '

Second annual event provides a unique opportunity for participants to share perspectives and network with colleagues and other female executives in the manufacturing sector.
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OSHA Issues 2012 Inspection Plan

Goal is to reduce injuries and illnesses at ‘high-hazard’ workplaces.
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Enthone Appoints New Industry Manager

Stephen Leonetti has been appointed Industry Manager - Americas, Energy and Hydraulic Systems by Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics.
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IPC APEX Expo To Address Timely Regulatory Issues

Industry experts to discuss pending conflict materials regulations at IPC APEX next month.
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Integran and Enduro Industries Extend Licensing Agreement

Deal broadened to include other cobalt-based Nanovate (TM) coatings systems and a new field repair process recently developed by Integran.
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NASF Honors Industry Advocates at SUR/FIN 2012

Annual National Association for Surface Finishing awards program recognizes commitment and dedication of industry supporters.
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IPC Releases May 2012 Report

Dip in both rigid and flexible circuit board shipments reflects cyclical slowdown, association survey shows.
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Dipsol and Enthone Expand Collaboration in Europe and North America

Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, and Dipsol Chemicals Co. Ltd, of Tokyo, Japan, recently announced an expansion of their association to further integrate sales and OEM activities between the two companies.
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IPC Unveils April Electronics Report

Printed circuit board shipments and bookings alike increased in April, according to the latest IPC Electronics Report.
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IPC Monthly North American Printed Circuit Board Report Reflects Declines

The Association Connecting Electronic Industries, or IPC, has released its North American Printed Circuit Board Report providing key statistics for the month of July. For the most part, both shipments and bookings were down compared to June.
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Consulting Firm Predicts ‘Sluggish Growth’ for Corporate Jet Market

A report from Alix Partners says defense spending cuts and airline financial struggles will hamper corporate jet demand.
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Elcometer, Inc. Opens New Office in Charleston, S.C.

New location to serve the Southeastern U.S. market, including North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
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Innovators Honored at 2012 American Coatings Show

Four individuals recognized for distinguished service to the industry.
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In Memoriam—Simon P. Gary

The U.S. surface finishing industry has lost a dear friend and a staunch advocate, with the recent passing of Si Gary, former owner and president of Scientific Control Laboratories, Chicago, Ill.
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The Painful Truth About Hexavalent Chromium Permissible Exposure Limits

A proposed government regulation designed to protect workers from exposure to hexavalent chromium carries a potentially dangerous side effect. Chrome plating employers contend the ruling would bankrupt half the industry and force other companies to relocate to countries where environmental laws a...
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Coventya Earns Western Digital's 2012 Supplier of the Year Award

Prestigious honor recognizes Coventya's ENOVA electroless nickel technology for plating on hard discs.
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Protech Chemicals Agrees to Acquire Seibert Powder Coating Business

Purchase will help Protech expand into new markets.
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BASF receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Resins for Protective Coatings

Award recognizes the overall impact a product has in terms of customer value.
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Californa Governor Backs ACA-Supported Antifouling Paint Registration & Mitigation Legislation

Failed ban would have required manufacturers to use the least toxic alternative when replacing the copper in marine antifouling paint, even though such alternatives are not defined and have not been proven as effective or as safe as the current copper-containing coatings.
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AkzoNobel Names New Head of Integrated Supply Chain

David Allen brings broad experience in manufacturing, distribution, and operational efficiency.
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Axalta Coating Systems Star Coaters Host Bi-Annual 20-Group Meetings

Participants engage in thought leadership and knowledge-sharing.
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Ace Metal Finishing Successfully Powder Coats Large Industrial Tanks

Project showcases Ace Metal Finishing's expanding capabilities.
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The Crown Group Acquires Electra-Finish, Inc.

Transaction represents the first add-on acquisition The Crown Group has completed under ownership of High Road Capital Partners.
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Spray Finishing Training Program Set for Spring 2014

Collaboriate effort sponsored by Owens Community College and Finishing Brands.
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Uyemura Expands Staff

Appointments range from technical sales representatives to business development personnel.
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Chromalloy Expands Capabilities

Portfolio now includes blended alloy ingots, in addition to cast parts, engineering services and part repairs.
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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.
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Brigitte Hervieux Appointed Industry Manager, Design – Enthone Europe

Coatings specialist brings more than 25 years experience in the surface finishing industry.
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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.
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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.
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Dow Coating Materials Vice President Lays Out Market Strategy

Luis Fernandez, the new vice president of Dow Coatings Materials, outlined the market strategy for the newly formed division of Dow Chemical Company. The unit was formed as a result of Dow’s acquisition of Rohm and Haas in April 2009.
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Domestic Airline/Aerospace Industry Poised for a Lift in 2009

The manufacturing outlook for the airline/aerospace industry for 2009 is starkly different from the scary projections coming out of the automotive industry. According to a newly released report from the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the category encompassing civil aviation, defense, and...
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Werner Auer to Head Siemens VAI Metals Technologies

Effective July 1, 2009, Werner Auer took the reins as head of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies GmbH & Co. Auer, who was previously CFO of the Business Unit located in Linz, succeeds Richard Pfeiffer as CEO.
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Mankiewicz Coatings Expands in South Carolina

Mankiewicz Coatings LLC, a subsidiary of German-based Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co., announced plans to locate a new $2 million facility in Berkeley County, S.C.
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Governors Join Forces in Plan to Lift Airline/Aerospace Industry

Gulf Coast governors—including Bob Riley (R-AL), Haley Barbour (R-MS), and Bobby Jindal (R-LA)—recently announced the establishment of The Aerospace Alliance, a 501(c) private/public partnership seeking to establish the Gulf Coast and surrounding region as a world-class aerospace, space, and avia...
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IPC Releases Monthly Report on Printed Circuit Board Shipments

The monthly North American printed circuit board report from the Association Connecting Electronic Industries, IPC, shows declines among both shipments and bookings.
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Technic Launches Updated and Expanded Website

Technic, based in Cranston, Rhode Island, is pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive redesign of its website, www.technic.com. The new site features industry links and resources as well as expanded content, videos, product search capabilities and more.
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Southern Metal Finishing Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

The International Surface Finishing Academy is pleased to announce that Tonya Vyhlidal of Lincoln Industries will deliver the keynote speech.
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Pangborn Group Appoints New President and CEO

Henrik Jensen brings successful track record in leading high-performance global management teams.
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U.S. Employment Rises by 115,000 Positions in April

Manufacturing sector continues upward trend.
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PLC Holding Acquires Wisconsin Oven Corporation

Acquisition aims to strengthen Wisconsin Oven’s global positioning in key industries.
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American Coatings Association Responds to Congressional Outreach on Regulatory Relief for Industry

Primary objective is to identify regulatory impediments to business innovation and competitiveness.
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NAMF New England Chapter Launches New Website

Features include events listings and meeting schedule as well as latest association news.
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Dow Coating Materials Appoints New GM for North America

Jose Maria Bermudez to lead all aspects of Dow Coating Materials' business, from engineering and manufacturing to sales and customer service.
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AkzoNobel Enters Supply Partnership with Guangxi CAVA Titanium Industry Co. Ltd

Deal with Akzo Nobel is designed to secure TiO2 supply to meet growing demand in Asia.
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Pangborn Group Unveils New Website

Highlights focus on Pangborn Group’s capabilities and experience in key industries.
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Metco Metal Finishing Announces New ISO Certification

Achievement reflects Metco Metal Finishing's focus on operational consistency and continual improvement.
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Missed Opportunities at the Washington Forum

Despite a consistently robust conference program, many finishers and suppliers are choosing not to participate in this important industry event.
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Technic Inc. and STS Switzerland Announce Joint Agreement

Deal gives Technic exclusive distribution rights for STS vibratory equipment products in North America and Europe.
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IPC Releases September Electronics Report

Both rigid and flexible shipments up from August, but down compared to this time last year.
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Canadian Government Invests in Nanotechnology Firm

Ministry of Industry supports Integran Technologies, Inc.'s research behind innovative new aerospace and defence products.
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IPC Expo Draws Thousands

The Association Connecting Electronic Industries, IPC, reported a 10% increase in attendance during, ironically, the 10th anniversary of its annual APEX EXPO, held in Las Vegas in April.
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Relief on the Way for Auto Industry Suppliers

The Obama administration plans to provide broad relief to the American auto industry with the creation of a $5 billion fund to aid troubled parts suppliers. The plan is in keeping with the government’s strategy to prop up General Motors and Chrysler as it seeks to stabilize the industry.
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EPA Amends Hazardous Waste Listing

Effective July 7, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will amend the list of hazardous wastes from non-specific sources (called F-wastes) by modifying the scope of the EPA Hazardous Waste No. F019. Specifically, the agency plans to exempt wastewater treatment sludges from zinc phospha...
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Powder Coating Institute Board Approves New Executive Director

Dave Lurie, previously 'co-executive director,' assumes full-time role at PCI.
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Airblast AFC Completes High-Profile Project in the U.S.

$1.4 M installation includes blasting, painting, and drying booths utilized in Ohio facility specializing in railcar maintenance.
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California Antifouling Paint Registration and Mitigation Legislation Progresses in the Senate

ACA-supported legal effort clears a major hurdle, passing the Senate Environmental Quality Committee by unanimous vote.
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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.
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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.
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‘Sequestration’ — A Dirty Word in the Eyes of Industry

Weighing the potential (and real) impacts of automatic budget cuts on the aerospace industry and the U.S. economy at large.
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Pneu-Mech Systems Manufacturing Announces New Hire

J. B. Graves, 25-year coating industry veteran, appointed as a system sales specialist.
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Product Showcase: New FISCHERSCOPE XDLM-PCB Spectrometers

Fischer has developed this user friendly energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) instrument to measure functional coatings in the electronics and semiconductor industries.
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Technic Launches Asia Pacific Website

New site features expanded content, technology demonstration videos, product search capabilities and industry links and references.
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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.
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Coventya Expands Product Management Team

Rick Rauppius, 21-year industry veteran, named international product manager.
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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.
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Enthone Launches Simplified Chinese Website

New site segmented by industry, market, and end-use application.
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ACM Technologies Goes Solar!

Provider of environmentally friendly water treatment systems and services for industry completes recycling "loop" with new solar-powered facility.
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NASF Honors Industry Veteran, William Nebiolo

Product Manager for REM Surface Engineering recognized for his dedication and service to the industry.
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Thomas Ahrens Appointed Regional Vice President, Enthone Europe

Ahrens brings a wealth of both industry and executive management expertise to Enthone.
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Pneu-Mech Systems Names New Sales Manager

Jerry Trostle brings more than 30 years’ experience in the finishing industry.
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‘Re-shoring’ Initiatives Alone Won’t Turn the Tide

Additive manufacturing, 3-D printing, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology also factor heavily into the economic comeback, industry analyst says.
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Ronatec C2C Inc. Expands Sales Team

Craig Bethell, 25-year industry veteran, tapped to handle sales and service for the Pacific Northwest U.S. territory.
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One on One Interview: Dave Lurie, Co-Executive Director of The Powder Coating Institute

PCI has high hopes for association and industry at large.
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NASF/AESF Palmetto Branch to Host 4th Annual Myrtle Beach Technical Conference

Industry members invited to network, share best practices, hear critical regulatory updates, and, of course, hit the links!
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SIFCO ASC Expands Sales & Marketing Team

Industry veterans Todd Romanski and Bill Kozane appointed new marketing managers.
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'Aluminum Week' Program Lineup Released

Automotive, building & construction markets, sustainability, trade, the economy, manufacturing policy & industry Issues on the agenda.
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American Coatings Association Partners with U.S. Department of Commerce on Export Initiative

Partnership aims to help the U.S. grow the number of industry companies that export products.
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The Viability of Practical Alternatives for Hexavalent Chromium

Environmentalists, community leaders, labor representatives, local and national politicians—everyone, it seems, points the finger of blame at hexavalent chromium, accusing the substance of causing everything from groundwater contamination, soil and crop pollution, to human cancer and loss of busi...
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Court of Appeals Upholds OSHA’s Hexavalent Chromium PEL

Surface finishers nationwide were recently provided an opportunity to exhale a great sigh of relief—at least, for shop owners and managers to be certain. On Feb. 23, the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the revised hexavalent chromium permissible exposure limit established by the Occupa...
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NASF Doles Out Industry Awards at SUR/FIN 2010

Surface finishing Industry standouts were honored at a special ceremony at SUR/FIN 2010 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Auto Sales Accelerate in September

The vast majority of automotive manufacturers achieved sales gains during the month of September, pushing total industry revenues up by double digits.
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U.S. Auto Sales Downshift in August

Sales of automobiles stalled in August, dropping a staggering 21% from this time last year.
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Exclusive Interview: Steve Houston, Powder Coating Institute

PCI executive director shares his thoughts on the upcoming NAI Coating show, as well as his outlook on the global powder coating industry.
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Haviland Products Forms Alliance with Product-Sol

Partnership between Haviland Products and Product-Sol targets neeeds of the automotive, military, and aerospace industries.
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NASF Welcomes New Supplier Members

The National Association for Surface Finishing Adds T&J Industries and Polyfab Plastics & Supply to the fold.
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PMA to Host Conference for Automotive Suppliers

Event serves as a forum for high-level automotive industry executives to network and discuss topics and trends.
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PMI Index Increases to 53.4% in March

Institute of Supply Management’s industry barometer reflects continued expansion of manufacturing.
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Debating the Wisdom of the Automotive Industry ‘Bailout’

Metal Finishing magazine recently asked various industry members if they thought that the automotive resurgence currently under way would have been possible without the U.S. government’s intervention. What followed was a spirited, evenly divided debate.
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ZESTRON to Host Joint PCB Cleaning Workshop at Rochester Institute of Technology on June 26

Industry representatives to present valuable solutions to cleaning’s most challenging issues.
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2012 Washington Forum: NASF Earns an A+ for Advocacy

NASF outlines primary objectives for 2012, calls for broader industry support.
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Precision Metalforming Association Releases Grim Outlook

Metalforming companies expect a significant decline in business conditions during the next three months, industry polls shows.
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Coventya Promotes Mike Kelly

Manager of the U.S. Protective product line will also oversee global Key Industry Management efforts.
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Columbia Chemical Promotes Mark Schario

Thirty-year industry veteran elevated to the position of Vice President, Technologies.
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Columbia Chemical Taps New Technical Sales Representative for Michigan, Northern Indiana

Chad Murphy brings more than 17 years of experience in the automotive plating industry.
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Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 73.9% from 2010

Statistics provide evidence that manufacturing industries are investing in capital metalworking equipment.
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PMI Index Hits 54.1 Percent in January

Leading industry barometer shows manufacturing sector continuing to expand.
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Reliant Aluminum Products Joins The Aluminum Association

Leading industry group welcomes Reliant Aluminum Products, LLC, the exclusive North American supplier of Clariant colorants and additives for aluminum anodizing and finishing.
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Metco Metal Finishing Announces Nadcap Accreditation

Certification assures the global aerospace and defense contractor industries that Metco conforms to their strict guidelines.
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Enthone Appoints Robert J. Haskins Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director, Asia

20-plus-year industry veteran and former Enthone employee brings valuable expertise in PWB fabrication and assembly markets.
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Marko Duffy Named President of the NAMF New England Chapter

Duffy, a 32-year industry veteran and MacDermid rep, earns unanimous vote.
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Palmetto Plating Hosts U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham

Prominent South Carolina politician gets a birds-eye view of the surface finishing industry from a plater's perspective.
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Columbia Chemical Appoints Matt Schario Technical Support Representative

Schario brings 10-plus years of industry experience with specialization in laboratory analysis.
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EPA Requires Testing of 19 Widely Used Chemicals

Some used in metalworking industry for lubricity, drawing.
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Columbia Chemical Appoints Product Manager for Automotive

Mark Schario brings more than 30 years of industry experience, specializing in automotive and aerospace finishing.
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Enthone Appoints Henri Sep Director of Marketing, Performance Coatings - Europe

Sep to lead the Enthone European Marketing Team in delivering industry-centric coating solutions to OEMs, applicators, and job shops.
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Willie Barry, Columbia Chemical Technical Sales Rep, Passes

Barry, a 21-year surface finishing industry veteran, remembered as both likeable and respected.
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Short-Term U.S. Manufacturing Outlook

Moderate industry analysts and observers offer counterpoints to more dire economic forecasts.
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Francis A. Schneiders, Former Enthone President, Passes

Schneiders remembered as a pioneer, respected leader, and a devoted friend throughout the surface finishing industry.
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Rick Holland, Columbia Chemical's VP, Announces Retirement

Industry veteran calls it a career after 33 years with Columbia.
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Chromalloy Names Will Zmyndak Director of Operations

Industry veteran to oversee operations at Chromalloy's Orangeburg, N.Y., facility.
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NASF Doles Out Awards of Recognition at SUR/FIN 2011

Several individuals representing various sectors of the surface finishing industry were honored for their contributions during a special ceremony at SUR/FIN 2011 in Rosemont, Ill.
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ABMyr Industries Shutting its Doors

After 88 years in business, ABMyr is closing its operations.
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Columbia Chemical Joins Pair of Industry Organizations

Prominent supplier of zinc plating additives announces membership in MFAI and NASF.
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COVENTYA Broadens Presence in Asia

COVENTYA India Surface Treatment Technologies, Pvt Ltd. is created to service a growing Indian customer base.
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Expansion of Pavco Lab Facilities is Under Way

Renovation includes new corrosion lab, clean room, and expanded testing space.
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Columbia Chemical Announces ISO Registration Renewal with the Updated ISO 9001:2008 Certificate

Columbia Chemical Corp., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of zinc and zinc-alloy plating additives, is pleased to announce ISO registration renewal with the updated ISO 9001:2008 certificate.
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Enthone Names Regional Manager for Easter Canada

Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, recently named Robert Smith Eastern Canada regional manager. In this role, Smith will be responsible for managing the growing Enthone sales and technical service team that has been firmly established over the last year.
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Aviation Industry to Stay Aloft in 2010 Despite Modest Forecasts for Orders, Air Traffic

Lower backlogs for aircraft parts, as well as uncertainty surrounding aerospace and defense budgets, shouldn't keeping aviation sector from flying high in the new year.
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Toyota to Idle Plants to Scale Back Production

Toyota Motor will idle its plants in Japan for 11 days in February and March to reduce output in the face of steeply declining global vehicle sales, the company announced recently. The Japanese auto giant said the suspension will affect production at all 12 of Toyota's directly operated domestic ...
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European Union Denies Exemption for the Use of Hexavalent Chromium for Electrical/Electronic Equipment

The European Union continues to issue regulatory directives restricting or limiting the use of metals in products such as the ELV, RoHS, and WEEE. Providing the surface finishing industry with information on compliance and testing methodology, understanding the specific requirements of these dire...
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Cytec Announces Agreement to Divest Coating Resins Business

Transaction values Coating Resins at $1.15B.
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Coventya Earns GM Approval

Certification covers zn/ni products.
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Change in Protocol for NACE Corrosion Certification Programming

To comply with IRS rules, NACE International has moved its world renowned certification programs to the new NACE International Institute.
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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.
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IPC APEX EXPO 2014

Join thousands of colleagues from more than 50 countries at our industry's premier event — featuring advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly, test and printed electronics! Find new suppliers with new solutions and connect with colleagues ...
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Pioneer Metal Finishing LLC Acquires Parts Finishing Group

Sprawling Michigan operation is the latest addition to Pioneer's stable.
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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.
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Executive Moves at Enthone Americas

Jason Maupin promoted to vice president; Terry Copeland named vice president, commercial business development.
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Executive Moves at Enthone Americas

Jason Maupin promoted to vice president; Terry Copeland named vice president, commercial business development.
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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.
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A Brite Company Acquires Sunbelt Systems

Purchase gives A Brite customers a broader offering of process equipment, chemistry, and controls for plating and waste treatment.
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Marathon Sales Company Makes Debut

New England-based metal finishing, metal working and metal coating supplier enters the fray.
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SIFCO ASC Achieves Quality Milestone

All four SIFCO ASC locations in the U.S. have been accredited to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Revision C.
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Rick Stuhler Appointed Business Development Manager, MID – Enthone Asia

Responsibilities include key account process implementation activities and execution of new product introductions.
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Enthone Appoints Global Product Line Manager

Maja Brandes tapped to oversee development and strategic marketing of Enthone’s POP/Decorative Base Metals offering.
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U.S. Economy Adds 165,000 Jobs in April

Jobless rate sits at 7.5%; March, February numbers revised upward.
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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.
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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.
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EPA Contemplating Revisions to Definition of Solid Waste Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to review its revised Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule, which went into effect Dec. 29, 2008. The EPA will take comments on the rule at the request of a Sierra Club petition seeking an immediate stay and repeal of the 2008 regulati...
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EPA Issues Final Ruling on Hazardous Waste Classifications

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing a final rule that revises the definition of solid waste to exclude certain hazardous secondary materials from regulation under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The purpose of this final rule is to encourage sa...
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IPC Survey Shows Reverse Trend in Regional Electronics Sourcing

Forty-two percent of responding companies cited changes in their customers’ sourcing patterns from Asia back to North America or Europe in the past two years, according to the results of a survey conducted by IPC, the Association Connecting Electronics Industries.
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Ian Sellars, Managing Director of Elcometer, Passes

Ian Sellars, the owner and managing director of Elcometer, and one of the founders of the modern coating inspection industry, passed away last week. He was 70.
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IPC Survey Reveals Electronics Industry Is Not Prepared for REACH

More than 40% of manufacturing and purchasing personnel have no understanding of the REACH regulation as it affects their companies. The same holds true for nearly one-third of senior management and 29% of engineering personnel. (Even 28% of environment, health, and safety personnel have no under...
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Metalforming Districts Form Alliance with MIOSHA

The East and West Michigan Districts of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) have signed an alliance agreement with the Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) to promote the safety and health of workers in the metalforming industry.
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Wheelabrator, DISA Group Announce Merger

DISA Group, a leader in molding and casting technology, has merged with Wheelabrator Group, a leader in surface preparation technology, to create a formidable metallic parts enhancement company. The two companies, each owned by Mid Europa Partners, have been granted official approval by the Germa...
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Demystifying REACH

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) is offering members valuable assistance in deciphering Europe’s complex regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals—otherwise referred to by the acronym, “REACH.” The regulation—which went into effect in...
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NACE International and The Powder Coating Institute, PCI, Form New Industrial Coatings Show

The Powder Coating Institute, or PCI, and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, or NACE, will be partnering to produce The North American Industrial Coating Show to be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center, Oct. 27-29, 2010.
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IPC Releases Worldwide Annual Printed Circuit Boards Report

The Association Connecting Electronic Industries, IPC, has released its Worldwide Annual Printed Circuit Boards Report. The release projects double-digit declines for 2009.
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U.S. Unemployment Rate Climbs to 9.8%

Employers cut 263,000 jobs in September, bringing the U.S. unemployment rate to 9.8%—a 26-year high. That’s according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Electronics Report Shows Printed Circuit Board Shipments Fell in November

The Association Connecting Electronic Industries, or IPC, recently announced that rigid PCB shipments declined 11.3% and bookings were down 4.1% in November 2009 from November 2008. Year to date, rigid PCB shipments were down 24.8% and bookings fell by 21.3%.
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Enthone Names Douglas Kielbasa Technical Service Engineer, U.S. Central Region

Douglas Kielbasa has been named Technical Service Engineer, Performance Coatings, for the U.S. Central Region by Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics.
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Technic, Inc., Circuit Automation, Inc., Announce Collaboration

Joint Effort between Technic and Circuit Automation focuses on flexible circuit-enabling technology.
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Environmental Honors for Valley Chrome Plating

California Environmental Protection Agency recognizes Central Valley Plater for effective pollution prevention program
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Brett Larick Named As Columbia Chemical President

Larick succeeds Bill Rosenberg, who will continue serving as Chairman of the Board and Marketing Director.
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Register Online to Attend the 2010 Southern Metal Finishing Conference

The 2010 Southern Metal Finishing Conference, sponsored by the International Surface Finishing Academy, has announced that online registration for the annual conference is now open.
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Inaugural NASF Chicago Briefing Set for September

New NASF-sponsored environmental and technology symposium scheduled for Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m., at the Union League Club of Chicago.
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IPC Military Conference Targets D.C.

The IPC Conference for the North American EMS Industry: What It Takes to Supply the Military will kick off at the Embassy Suites in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15, 2010.
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OM Group Acquires Rahu Catalytics

Purchase Bolsters OM Group's Specialty Chemicals Segment
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IPC Representative Testifies Before U.S. Committee on Foreign Affairs

Testimony underscores the importance of clear U.S. export controls on printed circuit board designs for sensitive military technologies.
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Global Industry Analysts Releases Coatings Market Report

The global market for coatings is forecast to reach $107B in value by the year 2017, a newly released report projects.
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Aluminum Anodizing Council Issues Call for Posters for 2012 Conference

Students encouraged to submit an abstract of their work to be considered for poster presentations at Aluminum Week in October.
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Quest Specialty Chemicals Names New President & CEO

Doug Mattscheck , formerly with AGY, to take the helm on May 29.
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Cytec Initiates Sale Process for Coating Resins Business

Divestiture will allow greater focus on advanced composite materials and separation technology applications.
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Enthone Launches the New Enthone.com

Revamped website boasts new features, improved functionality and navigation.
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Metal Finishing Expands 'Ask the Expert' Program

Jim Wetherald to tackle electroless nickel-related questions
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Enthone and Amy Tsang Honored At China Enterprises Awards

Top Ten “International Electroplating Brand” and “Most Influential People” Recognitions
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U.S. Manufacturing Sector Adds 24,000 Jobs in July

Durable goods manufacturing accounted for the vast majority of positions.
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Global PCB Production Grew 19 Percent in 2010, IPC Report Shows

Worldwide PCB production estimated at $55 billion, with growth seen across all regions.
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ACA Urges Caution Regarding Aerosol Coatings Regulation in Canada

Leading coatings association warns that premature governmental action could jeopardize efforts in harmonizing regulations between Canada and the U.S.
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Small Manufacturing Associations Applaud Newly Passed House ‘Credit Access’ Bill

The National Tooling & Machining Association, NTMA, and the Precision Metalforming Association, or PMA, are applauding the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 5297, the Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010.
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Aerospace and Defense OEMs Join with SME To Create New Expo, Educational Conference

AeroDef Manufacturing, set for April 2011, to offer insights into the evolution of manufacturing and the technologies driving future development.
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ISM Report Shows Encouraging Activity Amidst Core Electronic Sectors

Computers and electronic products were among the top-performing categories in January, according to a recently released market sector report from the Institute of Supply Management, or ISM.
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Michigan Governor Announces Job-Creation Initiatives

Michigan governor Jennifer M. Granholm has announced an aggressive strategy to diversify the economy and attract investment in the state. The plan entails more than a dozen job-creating projects estimated to generate more than 11,000 new positions while retaining another 846 jobs. The plan will r...
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American Coatings Association Asks Senate to Redraft TSCA Modernization Legislation

Industry group has numerous concerns about the current version of the legislation, which would give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enhanced authority to manage chemicals, and increase chemical manufacturer and processor obligations to provide EPA with toxicity and use information...
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EPA Finalizes Clean Air Standards for Industrial Boilers, Incinerators

Updated rules provide extensive public health protections, cut costs of compliance.
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SF Expo China 2013

The 10th Guangzhou (China) International Surface Finishing, Electroplating and Coating Exhibition is jointly organized by China Surface Engineering Association Electroplating Branch, China Surface Engineering Association Painting Branch, and Wise Exhibition (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. There are separat...
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Industry and Government Must Work Together to Reduce Waste

As decisions are made concerning the prudent and proper responses to government regulatory requirements of the surface finishing industry, analysis of the total effects of each proposed responsive action prior is necessary prior to implementation. However, for such analysis to be complete, the co...
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NASF Palmetto Branch 5th Annual Technical Conference

Finishing industry updates, regulatory matters, networking opportunities and special keynote presentations. For more information, please contact contact Jim Kistler at jkistler@capscoinc.net.
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WESTEC 2013

WESTEC, the region’s definitive manufacturing event, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center Fall 2013 redefined, and with renewed commitment to area industry. WESTEC is a true manufacturer’s think tank where creativity, vision, and strategy join forces to spotlight the promise of ground-bre...
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2013 NASF Washington Forum

Manufacturing, regulations, health care, taxes and spending dominate the agenda.
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2010 Bright Design Challenge Kicks Off

The National Association for Surface Finishing, or NASF, in cooperation with the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich., recently kicked off the 11th Annual Bright Design Challenge.
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2010 Manufacturing Outlook: Slow & Steady

As manufacturing goes, so goes metal finishing—that’s a given. What remains somewhat of a mystery, though, is forecasting the precise point in 2010 when we can expect manufacturing employment and output to return to more respectable levels.
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PaintExpo Set for Spring 2014

Popular event covers the entire process sequence for coating technologies and provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments.
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NACE Announces 2013 Industry Achievement Award Winners

Corrosion society recognizes achievements in materials science, research and development, and organizational leadership.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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SCAQMD Approves 2012 Air Quality Management Plan

AQMP commits to a reduction of two tons per year for architectural coatings.
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Norman Hay plc Acquires SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts

Deal expands SIFCO’s customer service capabilities and boosts its global product offering.
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GM to Buy Back Stock from U.S. Treasury Department

U.S. government intends to fully exit GM investment within 12-15 months.
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FABTECH 2012 to Feature Manufacturing CEO Panel

Inudstry experts to offer their respective forecasts and predictions for the coming year.
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Enthone Shanghai Technical and Manufacturing Center to be Unveiled at SFChina Exhibition

$30 million, 42,000 sq. meter facility to house a raw material and finished goods warehouse, manufacturing building, and a technology center.
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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.
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Dürr de Mexico Receives Volkswagen Group Award

Achievement recognizes the successful completion of more than 100 painting robot installations over a two-year time span.
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Enthone and TrueLogic Form Partnership

Collaboration results in the launch of enGage™ advanced software, offering plating shop managers mobility and total process monitoring.
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SCAQMD Heeds American Coating Association's Comments for Rule 1107 Amendments

ACA is concerned that many high solids coatings will be lost given the SCAQMD's proposed interim limits.
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Countdown to SUR/FIN: Automotive Issues High on the Conference Agenda

With Grand Rapids, Mich., serving as the backdrop for SUR/FIN 2010, it’s only fitting that the conference programming reflect the major issues facing the domestic automotive industry. To that end, the National Association for Surface Finishing, NASF, has tapped the Center for Automotive Research,...
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Enthone Becomes Canadian Distributor for Dipsol America

Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, recently became the Canadian distributor for Dipsol America, headquartered in Livonia, Mich. The agreement represents a significant step in the partnership between two of the world’s leading chemical suppliers.
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CCAI’s Finishing Technologies Pavilion & Conference To Debut at FABTECH 2010

The Chemical Coaters Associatino International Finishing Technologies Pavilion and Conference aims to complete the manufacturing process at FABTECH, North American’s largest show and conference for fabricators, welders, metalformers and finishers, set for Nov. 2-4 in Atlanta.
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PMI Index Remains Strong in July

Latest PMI report shows economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 12th consecutive month.
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U.S. Auto Sales Heat Up for Most Manufacturers

After a month-over-month decline in U.S. auto sales, many automakers switched gears and boosted revenues in July—to the collective tune of 5%.
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Thousands Flock to Brazil for EBRATS ’09

Attendees hailing from all over Latin America, Europe and beyond descended on the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil, May 7–9, to attend the 30th anniversary of EBRATS, the country's premier surface finishing exposition and technical conference, organized by the Associação Brasileira d...
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The Electrocoat Association and Chemical Coaters Association International Plan Seminar for the Fall

The Electrocoat Association and the Chemical Coaters Association International have joined forces to bring the finishing industry the 2009 Electrocoating Seminar, which is scheduled to take place at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport in Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 11–12, 2009.
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EPA Issues Final Air Emissions Standards for Plating and Polishing Area Sources

On July 1, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final regulation for plating and polishing area sources in the Federal Register (73 Fed. Reg. 37728). The final rule, 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart WWWWWW, is effective immediately for new affected sources (i.e., those that begin ...
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Global Competition—Turning Challenges into Opportunities

Of the slew of informative educational seminars offered at FIN-X ’07 in Indianapolis last month, perhaps none hit home like the presentation by noted author and industrial turnaround specialist Michael Collins. In his keynote speech, titled “New Strategies for the New Century: Finding Growth Oppo...
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Institute for Supply Management Index Rises in August

The newly released Institute for Supply Management’s Index, a barometer of manufacturing inventories, rose more than 8% to 52.9 in August—up from 48.9 in July. A reading above 50 indicates expansion and growth, while a number below 50 means economic contraction.
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LINE-X Protective Coatings Ranks High on G.I. Jobs "Military Friendly Franchises" Listings

Leading developer and provider of high- performance protective coatings recognized for recruiting military personnel.
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U.S Industrial Production Dips in May

Falloff in key durable goods categories puts drag on output.
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Chemetall Opens New Surface Treatment Plant in Chennai

Investment in state-of-the-art Indian facility designed to service thriving local automotive manufacturing market.
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Morgan Technical Ceramics Expands Capabilities

California-based Wesgo Metals site now offers custom brazing services.
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U.S. Industrial Production Holds Steady in May

Latest Federal Reserve Report shows industrial production in the United States was unchanged in April after increasing 0.7 percent in March.
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Chemetall Invests $25 Million in New U.S. Plant

State-of-the-art facility will employ 74 individuals, from workers to supervisors and chemists, in Blackman Township, Mich.
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2011 Medical Design and Manufacturing Show Preview

Regional medical equipment design exhibition set for Anaheim, Calif.
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Finishers, Facing Challenges, Make Adjustments—and Tough Decisions

Kelly Mowry has four children to feed and a business to run. As president of Gull Industries, a metal coating service provider in Houston, Texas, Mowry—a 40-year industry veteran—has recently been thinking twice about his chosen profession. Make no mistake: The Texas A&M University alumnus loves ...
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Enhancements in Store for SUR/FIN 2010

When the curtain lifts on SUR/FIN 2010 in Grand Rapids, Mich., June 15–17, attendees looking for the “same old, same old” are going to be a bit disappointed. That’s because the National Association for Surface Finishing, or NASF, has made significant changes that promise to enhance the overall ex...
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June ISM Report Bodes Well for Manufacturing

Activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the eleventh consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management.
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Elcometer Ltd Acquires Dakota Ultrasonics, Inc.

Deal combines strengths of both organizations.
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Technic Launches Website for European Market

Technic.com/eu showcases an expanded product line and region-specific news and events.
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ACA Convinces Regulators to Remove Two Marine Coatings Categories from 2012 AQMP Plan

American Coatings Association successfully argues that further VOC reductions are not technologically feasible.
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Uyemura Expands Blending Operations

Paul Gagne tapped for his expertise in chemical blending.
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Uyemura Japan Eyes Expansion

New research racility marks milestone for finishing research.
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U.S. Industrial Production Rises Slightly in June

Production gains led by automotive parts and electronics.
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NASF Reveals Updated Technical Conference Program for SUR/FIN 2010

The newly amended SUR/FIN 2010 Technical Conference Program contains more than 60 educational sessions.
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U.S. Manufacturing Activity Expands in May, ISM Report Shows

A newly released Report from the Institute of Supply Management, or ISM, shows economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 10th consecutive month, with the overall economy showing growth for 13 straight months.
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Metalformers Expect Positive Movement Over the Short Term

The newly released May 2010 Precision Metalforming Association Business Conditions Report indicates metalforming companies expect business conditions to continue in a positive direction during the next three months.
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Miles Chemical Now 'RDP' Verified

Coveted status is a condition of membership into the National Association of Chemical Distributors.
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U.S. Economy Adds Jobs in March

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported nonfarm payroll employment increased by 162,000 in March, holding the national unemployment rate held steady at 9.7%.
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Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 9.7%

A newly released U.S. Department of Labor report showed the economy lost 36,000 last month, holding the national unemployment rate at 9.7%.
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Pioneer Metal Finishing Acquires Dragon Anodizing

Pioneer Metal Finishing, headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., is proud to announce the acquisition of Dragon Anodizing located in Gaffney, S.C. The acquisition marks Pioneer’s sixth location and represents a solid foundational block in the company’s growth plan.
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Steve Houston to Resign as PCI Executive Director

Ken Kreeger, Nordson Corp. veteran, to take the reins as “interim director.”
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Rigid Printed Circuit Board Shipments Down in October, IPC Report Shows

Newly released data from the Association Connecting Electronic Industries, or IPC, shows both shipments and bookings for rigid printed circuit boards were down in October.
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U.S. Industrial Production Ticks Up in November

Industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.8% in November after having been unchanged in October. Manufacturing production advanced 1.1%, with broad-based gains among both durables and nondurables.
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Countdown to SUR/FIN 2010: NASF Calling on Finisher Exhibitors

The National Association for Surface Finishing, or NASF, is putting out the call for finisher exhibitors to participate in SUR/FIN 2010, set to take place in Grand Rapids, Mich., June 15–17.
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Coming to Grips with Electronic Marketing

The Electronic Age is no longer a fad in industry. It’s a proven vehicle for conducting business, obtaining important information, and shopping for goods and services. For solid proof that the Internet is dramatically changing the way consumer and business products are marketed and sold today, lo...
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Policy Group Predicts More Industrial Controls In the Future

The industry will likely see more controls—not less—on industrial processes in both the commercial and Department of Defense (DOD) context. So said Christian Richter, principal with The Policy Group, during an address at the DOD's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Conferenc...
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DuBois Chemicals Launches Sustainable Solutions Program

DuBois Chemicals, the industrial division of JohnsonDiversey, Inc.—a leading global provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions—has launched Sustainable Cleaning Solutions, a program designed to reduce customers’ total cost of ownership through products and applications that are lean, green, and c...
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Coventya Completes Acquisition of Molecular Technology

Purchase broadens Coventya's capabilities to include cataphoretic lacquers.
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Intech Announces 2012 Training Schedule

Summer and fall workshops to cover hands-on coating application training, plus sales and marketing tips.
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PCI Opens Online Registration for 2012 COATING Show

Online tools help attendees sign up, preview technical program, and make travel arrangements.
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Technic Opens Advanced Technical Center in Hong Kong

Move designed to strengthen technical support of Technic's fast growing business in Asia.
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INCERTEC Expands Custom Plating Operations to Mexico

Fridley, Minn.-based finisher now poised to better service California clients.
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METALAST International Partners With U.K.-based RD Taylor

Partnership brings more environmentally friendly and compliant conversion coating and anodizing chemical solutions to the European market.
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U.S. Industrial Production Inches Higher in November

A newly released report from the Federal Reserve showed industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.4 percent last month, following a decline of 0.2% in October.
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Metalformers’ Report Reflects Optimism Over the Short Term

The latest survey from the Precision Metalforming Association points to a rise in orders during the next three months.
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ITW Gema Holds Technology Open House and Seminar

Event introduces ITW Gema partners to the latest Color Change Technology
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IPC Releases New Guidelines for Electronics

Document aims to bust common myths about cleaning printed circuit boards.
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Enthone Appoints Industry Manager, Automotive

Richard Lynch to handle marketing of Enthone’s wear- and corrosion-resistant coatings for automotive related items.
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Dow Coating Names West Coast Sales Manager

In his new role, Michael Lewis is responsible for advancing all aspects of Dow Coating Materials’ sales operations across the western region of North America.
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Technic Engineered Powders Completes Analytical Laboratory Renovations

Investment supports Technic’s commitment to new product development and quality control.
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All-Color Powder Coating Obtains DuPont Star Coater Certification

Finisher scores extremely high in all 10 areas of the audit.
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U.S. Economy Creates 103,000 Jobs in September

Business and professional services, construction, and health care lead the gains.
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Nordson Corporation Opens New Chinese Demo Center

Nordson Corporation has announced the opening of a new demo center in Dongguan, China, that will further the company's ability to meet the needs of customers in its Advanced Technology Systems operating segment.
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AkzoNobel expands its US Automotive Repair Distribution Network

The deal will involve the divestment of approximately 40 AkzoNobel-owned stores to LKQ Corporation.
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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.
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TCI Powder Coatings Announces New Staff Changes

Appointments run the gamut from technical personnel to end-user segment experts to marketing specialists.
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Enthone Launches New German Website

Enthone.de reinforces Enthone's commitment to creating customer value.
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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..
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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.
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U.S. Economy Adds 171,000 Jobs in October

Most gains seen in professional and business services, health care, and retail trade; manufacturing holds steady.
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Integran and Dynatronix Expand Partnership

Latest cooperative sales and marketing agreement creates opportunity for Integran and Dynatronix to commercialize nanomaterial electroplating processes.
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American Coatings Association Revives Regional Government Relations Programs

Dormant ACA paint councils reinstated in Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota and Ohio.
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Surface Technology and Global Manufacturing Power Interest in SUR/FIN

National Association for Surface Finishing Conference & Tradeshow continues to grow.
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Pioneer Metal Finishing Acquires Superior Metal Finishing

Purchase expands Pioneer’s service offering and broadens its presence in the city of Portland, Ore.
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FABTECH Education Program Expanded

Additonal events include a workshop on Lean manufacturing for managers as well as a panel discussion focused on the potential impact of the upcoming presidential and congressional elections.
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AkzoNobel and Carbon Group Collaborate on Coatings Facility in Ireland.

New Cromadex center created to offer industrial coatings customers an exciting selection of products and services.
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Charles Remied Celebrates 50 Years with SERFILCO

Career arc spanned positions in manufacturing and product development, as well as sales, customer relations and project management.
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Manufacturing sheds 16,000 positions in September

Still, the overall U.S. unemployment rate dips below 8%.
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Dürr Earns Lucrative Volkswagen Contract

Paint equipment maker installs scores of new painting robots at Volkswagen in Bratislava.
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BASF to expand automotive coatings production in China

State-of-the-art facility for basecoat production slated to kick in 2014 in Shanghai.
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ACA Announces SCAQMD is Moving Forward with 2012 Air Quality Management Plan

Leading industry association is concerned that coaters may be forced to achieve new VOC targets regardless of whether the set control measures are technologically feasible.
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Reviving American Manufacturing

Long-term viability hinges on business-friendly tax policy combined with the ability of manufacturers to revitalize, rebuild, and reinvent.
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Anodizing for Aerospace: 101

As the aerospace industry demands more from the materials it uses, the finishing of the surface becomes a greater part of the final product.
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Problems with Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors in the Metal Finishing Industry

The use of volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCIs) within the metal finishing industry presents two generally unrecognized health and performance problems. VCIs have been used to prevent corrosion since World War II yet have had little risk analysis. Although many of the benefits of VCIs have been p...
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Proposed Hex-Chrome REL Leaves Industry Nervous About OSHA PEL

A new NIOSH proposal to lower the recommended exposure limit (REL) for hexavalent chromium to one-fifth the agency's previous level and 25 times lower than OSHA's permissible exposure limit may have some in industry nervous that it could lead to calls for a stricter OSHA PEL.
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What Industry Needs Right Now: Confidence

Many theories abound as to what will be required to breathe new life back into the U.S. economy in general and industry in particular. For instance, do we prop up ailing banks and financial institutions, retool America's manufacturing base, or shore up the weakened housing market—the troubled sec...
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NASF Presents Industry Awards at SUR/FIN

NASF, the National Association for Surface Finishing, recognized more than a dozen individuals for their dedication, service, and technical contributions to the surface finishing industry during a special ceremony at SUR/FIN 2009 in Louisville, Ky., June 15–17.
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Compliance Requirements of New EPA Regulations on Area Sources in the Plating and Polishing Industry

The U.S. EPA has developed new requirements to reduce air pollution from plating and polishing facilities. Shaikh Tayeb and Tapan Das, from the Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, discuss the new compliance and reporting requirements, in addition to providing suggestions ...
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DYMAX Taps Industry Veteran to Head up Regulatory Affairs, Quality Control

DYMAX, Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced light-curable adhesives, coatings, and curing equipment, has announced the appointment of Peter Zazzaro as global director of quality and regulatory affairs. In his new position, Zazzaro will report directly to Greg Bachmann, president.
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Third Quarter Offers Mixed Bag for Aircraft Industry

Boeing exceeds analysts' expectations, while Lockheed Martin revenues tumble by double digits.
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Pioneer Metal Finishing Acquires Nimet Industries

Latest purchase marks Pioneer’s seventh location.
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ThomasNet Releases Industry Market Barometer

Survey shows small- to-medium-size business are investing in equipment, technology, and personnel.
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Watry Industries, LLC Expands Services

Sheboygan, Wis-based mold aluminum foundry welcomes additional merchant business for its powder coating operation.
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Reliant Finishing Systems Nabs Industry Veteran

J.R. Stewart, formerly with Powder-X Coating Systems, named new national service manager.
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The Operational Benefits of Delisting of Hazardous Wastes Generated by the Metal Finishing Industry

Managing hazardous wastes at a metal finishing plant is a very resource-intensive activity. For operations generating a significant amount of hazardous by-products, it might be wise to look at a hazardous waste delisting as a way to avoid high disposal costs.
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IPC Awards Program Recognizes Contributions to Electronics Industry

Henkel, MacDermid, and Uyemura among those honored at IPC Midwest Show.
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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.
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BASF to Unveil Industry-Specific Portfolio at the European Coatings Show

More than 15 new BASF products positioned as solutions for current market needs.
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Former Cytec Industries Coating Resins Business Becomes Independent

New stand-alone coating resins business will adopt a new brand name in the coming months.
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ACA Submits Comments to CARB on Proposed Amendments to Multipurpose Solvent and Paint Regulations

ACA voices concenrns over proposed standards, which include a 3% VOC limit for paint thinners and multipurpose solvents.
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Case Study: Conversion from Liquid Painting to Powder Coating

Pineville, La.-based Baker Manufacturing reaps the rewards from making the switch.
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The Carlyle Group Completes Acquisition of DuPont Performance Coatings

Company to be renamed 'Axalta Coating Systems'
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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.
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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.
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PMI Index Falls to 49.7% in June

Leading economic indicator reflects contraction in the U.S. manufacturing economy.
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U.S. Industrial Production Rises 0.4% in June

Uptick attributed to second-quarter activity in motor vehicle and parts production.
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Lockheed Martin, Sciaky, Inc. Announce Mentor-Protege Agreement

Partnership to initially focus on electron-beam manufacturing of F-35 parts.
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OESA Releases March Supplier Barometer Report

Latest survey reflects continued optimism among automotive supply base.
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Dürr Reports 6,000th Painting Robot Sold

Sale marks second major milestone in the manufacturer’s recent history.
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U.S. Unemployment rate dips to 8.5% in December

Job gains occurred in manufacturing sector, transportation and warehousing, retail trade, health care, and mining.
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U.S. Industrial Production Rises 0.4 Percent in December

Increase caps 10th consecutive quarterly gain.
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Industrial Production Up Only Slightly in May

A newly released report from the U.S. Department of Commerce showed industrial production rose 01. percent in May—the second consecutive month with little or no gain.
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Industrial Production Up 0.2 Percent in August

Modest gains seen among key sectors, including automotive, aerospace, and electronics.
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Industrial Production Rises 0.9% in July

Vehicle and automotive parts manufacturing played a big role in July’s performance.
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Boeing Satellite Business Celebrates 50 Years in El Segundo

Space & Intelligence Systems reinforces Boeing's commitment to manufacturing in California.
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U.S. Industrial Production Continues Upward Rise in December

A newly released report from the Federal Reserve showed industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.8 percent in December after rising 0.3 percent in November.
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U.S. Industrial Production Inches Upward in March

Uptick in automotive, aerospace, and transportation equipment manufacturing drives 0.8% increase in U.S. industrial production
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U.S. Economy Adds 244,000 Jobs in April

Manufacturing sector accounts for 29,000 on the strength of machinery, primary metals, and computer and electronic products.
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Organizers Promise a Bigger, Better FABTECH 2010

Show's expansive format embraces virtually all levels of the manufacturing supply chain.
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Many Automotive Manufacturers Report December Sales Increases

Ford Motor Co., Honda, Toyota, Volkswagon, BMW, Hyundai, and Kia were among the major automotive manufacturers reporting December sales growth. Increases ranged from the high single digits all the way up to 44%
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Automotive Quality: Perception vs. Reality

The nation's car makers are facing a twin-turbo-sized challenge: consistently improving quality and standards on the shop floor while battling misperceptions about vehicle dependability in the court of public opinion.
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NASF Announces 2010 Bright Design Challenge Winners

Patrick Snow, Kelly Steiler, and Stephen Rapaski—all juniors at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich., took home the top honors in NASF’s 2010 Bright Design Challenge.
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Coventya Reorganizes Management Structure

Erik Weyls, formerly executive vice president, assumes the position of president, Coventya, Inc., in a recent management reorg.
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New Website for American Plating Power

American Plating Power, a leading manufacturer of rectifiers and power supplies for the electro-chemical industry, has announced the recent launch of a new website.
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Boeing Earns $5.3 billion Contract from the U.S. Navy

Under the terms of the agreement, Boeing will deliver 66 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and 58 EA-18G Growlers to the U.S. Navy from 2012 through 2015.
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NASF/AESF Palmetto Branch Announces 2nd Annual Myrtle Beach Technical Conference

Educational, networking event slated for Sept. 16-18 at the Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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Wishing You Prosperity in the Coming New Year

Even in the face of such a tepid economy recovery, there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic.
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October PMI Index Up for 15th Consecutive Month

Latest Institute for Supply Management Survey reflects positive manufacturing activity.
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Elcometer, Inc. Taps New Technical Development and Support Manager for North America

Lynn Hagan to oversee key software initiatives and the exploration and design of new program concepts.
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Aluminum Anodizing Council Conference Set for October

The 19th Annual International Anodizing Conference & Exposition is set to take place Oct. 5-7, 2010 at the Marriott Montréal Château Champlain in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
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Coventya Completes Integration, Consolidation

Coventya, Inc., is pleased to announce the completion of the integration and consolidation of its Oriskany, N.Y., electroless nickel manufacturing production to its Brooklyn Heights, Ohio, facility.
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Columbia Chemical Joins “Ask the Experts” Roster on Metalfinishing.com

Jeff Grodecki, technical support manager for Columbia Chemical, becomes the latest addition to the “Ask the Experts” roster on metalfinishing.com. Grodecki will field questions related to the categories of zinc and zinc alloy plating.
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U.S. Auto Sales Tumble in September

Auto sales in the U.S. fell by 23% in September, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department. Hardest-hit were General Motors and Chrysler, whose sales fell by 45% and 42%, respectively, year over year.
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Service Filtration Corporation, SERFILCO, Ltd., Set to Acquire Baron-Blakeslee

Service Filtration Corporation, or SERFILCO, Ltd., has announced that a Letter of Intent has been signed for the purchase of all assets of the Baron-Blakeslee Equipment Division of Enviro Tech International, Inc.
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Report from the Road: Michigan Platers Face Challenges

A few weeks ago I headed off to the state of Michigan—reporter’s pad and camera in tow—with the goal of sizing up a handful of plating and finishing operations for possible inclusion in the new “Profile” section of the magazine. I got much more than I bargained for via a healthy dose of harsh rea...
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Haviland Products Acquires Benchmark, Inc.

Haviland Products, which formulates, manufactures and distributes decorative, functional and specialty coatings for Fortune 500 companies nationwide, announced the acquisition of Wyandotte, Mich.-based Benchmark, Inc., a leader in the formulation and manufacturing of surface finishing chemistry s...
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Society of Vacuum Coaters to Hold Inaugural Topical "TopCon" Conference

The Society of Vacuum Coaters, SVC, plans to hold its inaugural Topical Conference—also known as TopCon—on Nov. 3-5, 2009, at the Albuquerque Marriott, in Albuquerque, N.M.
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U.S. Auto Sales Hit $3B Mark in August

A newly released government report showed U.S. auto sales reached $3 billion in August, largely on the strength of government incentives such as the Cash for Clunkers program. Several automotive manufacturers experienced double-digit sales increases as trade-in incentives pushed overall industry ...
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The Electrocoat Association Sets Date for Annual Meeting

The Electrocoat Association will hold its annual meeting Nashville, Tenn., at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, located at 2800 Opryland Drive, on Sept. 29, 2009.
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DuBois Chemicals Joins EPA’s Climate Leaders Program

DuBois Chemicals, a global provider of sustainable cleaning solutions for safe, high- performing facilities, is participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leaders program, thereby demonstrating its continued commitment to environmental improvement and providing sust...
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Precision Quincy Announces Strategic Alliance with Pollution Control Products Co.

Precision Quincy Corp., an industrial process oven manufacturer, has formed a strategic alliance with Dallas-based Pollution Control Products Co., a burn-off oven producer. Distribution will be handled by Essex Brownell, which will offer these complementary lines of curing and stripping ovens to ...
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U.S. Auto Sales Continue Downward Slide

Auto sales in the U.S. continued on their downhill roll as most manufacturers reported high, double-digit sales decreases. Industry analysts see the trend in this key bellwether economic sector as further evidence of a deepening recession.
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U.S. Automotive Sales Continue Slump in January

Automotive sales in the U.S. continued their downward spiral as several major manufacturers reported high double-digit declines.
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Enthone Acquires Assets of Canada-based Westbrook Technologies

Enthone, Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, has acquired select assets of Westbrook Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Scarborough, Ontario. Specifically, Enthone has acquired exclusive rights and knowledge to all Westbrook intellectual property as it relates to the surface finishing indu...
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April PMI Index Hits 60.4

Purchasing survey results bode well for manufacturing.
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May PMI Index Reflects Strength in Manufacturing

Institute for Supply Management’s key index shows U.S. manufacturing continues to expand, albeit more slowly.
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New England Regional Conference Makes Donation to the NASF Government Relations Fund

Annual contribution reflects ongoing support of NASF's efforts on the regulatory front
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Atotech Holds Grand Opening of TechCenter Expansion in Rock Hill, S.C.

Expanded prototyping, testing, and training facility features state-of-the-art plating lines as well as analytical and material science labs.
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U.S. Automotive Sales Continue Acceleration in March

Car sales climb 17% in March despite steadily rising fuel prices.
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Southwest Metal Finishing Introduces Online Request-a-Quote Capability

Fully redesigned website allows customers to outline job parameters, attach drawings and technical documentation.
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Columbia Chemical Featured as KORUS Success Story

Supplier recognized as valued exporter of zinc and zinc alloy plating additives to Korea.
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SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts Launches Mold Repair System for Major Automobile Manufacturer

Innovative process enables repairs on the shop floor without having to remove the molds.
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Chemetall Acquires Artech Technologies

Chemetall has acquired the assets of Artech Technologies, a specialty chemical company based in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
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Fabricators, Metalformers Are Keen On Fourth-Quarter Outlook

Uptick in shipments and orders combined with fewer layoffs fuel optimism about short-term business conditions.
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Enthone Appoints Jonathan Timms Director of Marketing, Performance Coatings - Asia

Twenty-year industry veteran tapped to lead Enthone Asia Performance Coatings' Marketing Team in delivering industry-centric coating solutions for key end-use sectors.
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Boeing Corp. and American Airlines Agree on Order for up to 300 Airplanes

Agreement highlights focus on major airline's investment in its fleet.
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DECC Company Achieves Key 'Green' Milestone

West Michigan custom coater helps in the effort to spare landfill from 500 tons of metal.
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Haviland Products Company Expands Staff; Announces Promotion

Rachel Cheng named Senior Research and Development Chemist; Rob Pawson promoted to Regional Sales Manager for the South/Southwest Regions.
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Enthone Acquires Select Assets of A Brite Company

Asset acquisition reinforces Enthone’s commitment to the North American market.
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Q-Lab Launches New Website

Improvements entail additional languages and hundreds of handy technical bulletins, articles, and operating manuals.
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Metal Finishing Magazine Expands 'Ask the Experts' Roster

Pavco's Matt Stauffer tackles questions related to zinc/zinc alloys, bright nickel, acid copper, and more.
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PMI Index Rises to 51.6% in September

Slight uptick seen in key barometer of confidence among inventory purchasing executives.
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Akzo Nobel Finalizes SSCP Acquisition

Deal enables AkzoNobel to strengthen its position in specialty plastic coatings.
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MacDermid Expands Global OEM Staff

Pair of new representatives tapped to drive MacDermid's activities relating to Ford Motor Co. and General Motors.
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Columbia Chemical Appoints Managing Director for its China Business

Michael Liu tapped to handle strategic direction, marketing, sales channel management and development, and tech support coordination.
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Auto Technology Earns A2LA Accreditation for Proficiency Testing

Achievement marks a "first" for testing service lab.
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'The Finishing Experts' Online Support Program Launches

Web-based consulting group offers expert consulting in the areas of chemical/process support and troubleshooting.
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Nordson Corporation Completes Acquisition of EDI Holdings, Inc.

Completion of the transaction follows Nordson’s May 21 announcement that it had entered into an agreement to acquire EDI.
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Manufacturing Technology Orders up 10.2% in April, Trade Group Report Shows.

With a year-to-date total of $1,763.77 million, 2012 is up 10.2% compared with 2011.
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PCI Regional Powder Coating 101 Workshop Headed for 'Philly' in September

Two-day educational event to cover the powder coating process from soup to nuts.
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Enthone Appoints Regional Business Vice Presidents

Lammert de Boer responsible for Central and Eastern Europe; Emmanuel Colchen to manage Western Europe.
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Allied Finishing Solutions Enters Into Distribution Agreement with Reliant Finishing Systems

Allied Finishing Solutions will manage the sales and support of Reliant equipment from its new headquarters in Decatur, Ala.
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U.S. Industrial Production Rises 0.4% in September

Output of durable goods edges upward, with gains seen in the indices for aerospace, miscellaneous transportation equipment, electrical equipment, appliances and components.
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Pneu-Mech Systems Expands Sales Force

Bill Brawley tapped to focus on growing sales into new and emerging markets.
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TITAN Metal Fabricators Announces Plans to Relocate

Expanded corporate headquarters and principal manufacturing facility reflect growing demand among TITAN's customer base.
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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.
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Prismatic Powders Expands You Tube Video Gallery

Custom presentations showcase a variety of unique powder coating colors—all shot on real-world applications.
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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.
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DuPont Releases 2012 Automotive Color Popularity Report

White/white pearl still dominates globally, DuPont study shows.
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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.
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Columbia Chemical Participates in Manufacturing Road Show

Prominent zinc plating additives supplier gives ninth-grade students educational tour of its facilities.
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U.S. Industrial Production Declines in October

Hurricane Sandy, which held down industrial production in the Northeast region at the end of October, is estimated to have reduced the rate of change in total output by nearly 1 percentage point.
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CCAI Finishing Pavilion at FABTECH 2013 Sold Out!

More than 160 exhibiting companies signed on to promote their products, services, innovative ideas and equipment to finishers interested in all finishing technologies.
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Nickel Institute Members to Present at the 2013 Washington Forum

Speakers from the Nickel Institute, an ally of NASF, to address issues such as global nickel risks, the workplace and environment.
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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.
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Wheelabrator Plus Promotes Brian Cappallo

Cappallo elevated to Wheelabrator Plus U.S. sales and service manager
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Ford Otosan Commercial Vehicles Sport BASF Coatings

BASF supplies basecoats and clearcoats for the plant in Turkey
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Utah to Propose Revised Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Rule

'AIM' Rule impacts VOC content in coatings.
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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.
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Introduction to Coatings Composition and Specifications

This course is designed for the new coatings person in areas such as sales, marketing or production. The course was initiated by a number of raw material companies and distributors requesting a course with this format. This course is not as heavily technical as is our “Basic Composition of Coatin...
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Profile: Palmetto Plating

Many finishers "preach" customer service, but at Easley, S.C.-based Palmetto Plating, client focus is Commandment #1.
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Platers/Painters Profile: No Order Is Too Tall for Paramount Metal Finishing

Paramount Metal Finishing, a New Jersey-based finisher, leverages capabilities, expertise, flexibility, and problem solving to its advantage—and that of its customers.
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Past Is Prologue: The Evolution of Parts Cleaning

This is a column about parts cleaning that I have both wanted to write, and been concerned about writing, for some time. I had intended to write it on the 10th anniversary of closing of the Montreal Protocol, but I was concerned that 10 years was not enough distance from the event to allow for a ...
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An Alternative Approach to Plating of Titanium and Ti Alloys Using Carbon Foam Substrate

3C Technology has developed—and proposed for commercial applications—a method for electroplating titanium alloys in the form of a coating on plastic and carbon foams.
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PMI Index Rises in April

Key economic indicator shows continuous growth in manufacturing.
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Dry Cleaning as a Predictor for Change

The pattern of use of perchloroethylene suggests that reductions in its use in parts cleaning will be slow due to trends in other industries.
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U.S. Industrial Production Dips in January

Weaker output, plus lower utility consumption impacts U.S. industrial production.
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EPA is Looking for a Few Good Volunteers

National Partnership for Environmental Priorities program encourages ‘proactive’ reduction of hazardous chemicals, waste.
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PMI Index Dips to 50.6 in August

Manufacturing still expanding, but rate of growth is slowing down
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Finishers Sign Up to Exhibit at SUR/FIN 2010

Roster of SUR/FIN 2010 vendors expanded to include surface finishing job shops.
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Precision Machining Technology Show

Sponsored by the Precision Machined Parts Association and co-sponsored by Production Machining and Modern Machine Shop magazines, this event brings together industry professionals who are committed to being the best in their craft. It is an opportunity for North American parts producers to have ...
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Third Annual Palmetto Technical Conference

"Winning in an Ever-Changing World Economy" is brought to you by the Palmetto Branch of the NASF/AESF Foundation. The event will include guest speakers from government and industry, and, of course, golf at a prestigious Myrtle Beach Course. For more information, please e-mail crossair@bellsouth.n...
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2012 SAE Automotive World Congress

The SAE 2012 World Congress theme, Get Connected, represents the new and diverse connections that will drive significant advancements in the auto industry of tomorrow. Not only does the theme symbolize literal connections, such as those between vehicles, infrastructure, the Internet, and the nati...
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The Powder Coating Summit

For the second year, the PC Summit brings together the industry's technical and commercial communities for a two-day event intended to inspire new growth in powder coating technology.
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2013 Powder Coating Summit

The PC Summit brings together some of the greatest minds in our industry's technical and commercial communities for a two-day event that promises to energize new directions to inspire new growth in the preeminent industrial coating technology.
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Mfg4

Mfg4 connects manufacturers from different disciplines and industries. This concept enables the unexpected discovery of solutions, such as a medical device manufacturer learning about advanced materials currently being used in aerospace, or for an aerospace engineer to see how a green energy comp...
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CORROSION 2010 Conference & Expo

Join professionals from different industries including coatings, marine, oil and gas, pipeline, and refining to hear over 850 hours of vital information on developments and methods for corrosion prevention and solutions.
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IPC APEX EXPO

Electronic industry's premier event featuring advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. Find new suppliers with new solutions and connect with colleagues from around the world.
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2012 IPC APEX Expo

Join thousands of colleagues from more than 50 countries at our industry's premier event — featuring advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. In 2012, be part of the new focus on printed electronics! Find new suppliers with new s...
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SUR/FIN 2012

SUR/FIN offers you the highest value and maximizes your time by gathering the world's best and most qualified suppliers under one roof. They know the industry, understand your objectives, and are ready to help you develop solutions to bring profit to your business.
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Optimizing Your Powder Operation Hands-On Workshop

Optimizing Your Powder Operation is a 2-day hands-on advanced workshop that focuses on in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the powder coating process and is taught by qualified industry experts. This event will be held at Parker Ionics facility in Westland, Mich.
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Regional Powder Coating 101

Powder Coating 101 is a 1.5 day educational workshop that provides an introduction to powder coatings and focuses on materials, application, reclamation, testing and evaluation, quality control, the manufacturing process, and much more. Attendees will gain knowledge of powder coatings and its pro...
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Powder Coating 2013

POWDER COATING 2013 provides exceptional opportunities to make face-to-face contact with key coating professionals as well as introduce attendees to education and current and future trends. The event offers an in-depth and comprehensive technical program led by key representatives in the powder c...
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NASF/AESF Palmetto Branch 4th Annual Technical Conference

Technical sessions covering continuous improvement strategies and reshoring initiatives, as well as updates on regulatory initiatives. Christian Richter, NASF executive director, and Alan Tonelson, a Research Fellow at the U.S. Business and Industry Council Educational Foundation, will deliver ke...
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FABTECH 2013 + Finishing Technologies Pavilion

North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event covering approximately 500,000 net square feet. FABTECH provides a convenient ‘one-stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools ...
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2013 IPC APEX EXPO® Conference & Exhibition

Join thousands of colleagues from more than 50 countries at our industry's premier event — featuring advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. In 2013, be part of the new focus on printed electronics! Find new suppliers with new s...
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SUR/FIN 2011 Manufacturing & Technology Conference

Surface finishing Industry's premier event focused on new finishing products and techniques for aerospace, automotive coatings, fasteners, and more. Economic and regulatory issues will be covered as well.
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IPC Technology Interchange Conference

IPC presents a conference on The North American PCB Industry: It Can and Will Support the Military Market. U.S. Senator Evan Bayh has been invited to deliver the keynote address.
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Electrocoat 2010

This conference is designed to market the expansion of electrocoat technology through the education of finishing industry personnel and those interested in the technology, both as a coating application and also a “primer” of choice for many other topcoat finishes
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Southern Metal Finishing Conference

An event dedicated to metal finishing professionals from all over the US, Europe, other countries abroad who choose to attend for the value of the workshops and technical sessions, to increase their technical skills, and to network with fellow metal finishing professionals, in a historic setting....
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IPC Electronics Industry Executive Summit

Designed to equip executives with focused market information and opportunities to best capitalize on new growth areas
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SUR/FIN 2010

SUR/FIN is the annual conference and trade show organized by the National Association for Surface Finishing. As the surface finishing industry’s premier event, professionals from around the world assemble to share ideas, experiences, and to solve surface finishing and manufacturing problems while...
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Original Equipment Suppliers Association 2011 Outlook Conference

OESA invites members and industry guests to attend the OESA 2011 Outlook Conference and 13th Annual Meeting of Members on Nov. 7, 2011, at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit, Mich. The theme of the conference, “Picking Up Speed: Driving Growth and Profitability”.
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Electrocoat Association Annual Meeting

An opportunity for Electrocoat Association members to be involved in association business, network with industry partners, and meet new contacts for future business. To be held in conjunction with Coating East '09
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American Coatings Association and California Paint Council Oppose California SB 193

Critics argue against components of the proposed bill that would require local manufacturers to supply regulators with proprietary information pertaining to their customer lists and purchasing history.
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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.
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Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center Develops Revolutionary Nanotechnology Copper Solder

Copper-based CuantumFuse™ solder material capable of producing joints with up to 10 times the electrical and thermal conductivity of tin-based materials, Lockheed Martin says.
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Employing ‘lean’ principles for safety and sustainability

According to Alison Cook, end user marketing manager UK, Ireland & Benelux at KIMBERLY-CLARK PROFESSIONAL, applying ‘lean’ principles can help companies improve health & safety at work, promote wellness among employees and boost productivity – critical components of a sustainable business.
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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,
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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."
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U.S. Industrial Production Falls 1.2 percent in August

Manufacturing output decreased 0.7 percent in August after having risen 0.4 percent in both June and July.
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The Carlyle Group to Buy DuPont Performance Coatings Business for $4.9 Billion

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter 2013, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
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Washington Forum 2010: U.S. Manufacturing Leads Topics of Discussion

The state of U.S. manufacturing took center stage at the recent 2010 Washington Forum.
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SFCHINA ’09 Shows Resilience in the Wake of Global Recession

More than 11,000 visitors converged on the Shanghai New International Expo Centre Nov. 18–20 to attend SFCHINA ’09, billed as China’s foremost exposition and conference for electroplaters, suppliers of surface finishing chemicals and equipment, as well as coating formulators and manufacturers of ...
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Has Conventional Compressed Air Spraying Method Met Its Match?

Advanced Coating & Application Technologies promises to revolutionize the traditional coating process.
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Final Countdown to SUR/FIN 2010!

SUR/FIN 2010, set for June 14-17 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich., is literally right around the corner. Register today and be a part of something big!
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Final Countdown to SUR/FIN 2010!

SUR/FIN 2010, set for June 14-17 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich., is literally right around the corner. Register today and be a part of something big!
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DuPont’s 58th Global Automotive Color Popularity Report

Silver and black emerge as most popular ‘worldwide’ automotive colors, annual survey says.
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Metal Finishing Launches Online Finishers’ Directory

Metal Finishing magazine, the plating and coating industries’ technology magazine, is making it easier for finishers to connect with potential customers. Metal Finishing recently took the wraps off the new Finishers’ Directory, part of the newly revamped metalfinishing.com website.
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Platers/Painters Profile: Professional Plating Strives for Repeatable Results

Professional Plating could dazzle you dizzy with its deep range of finishing services—rack zinc plating, barrel zinc plating, acrylic e-coating, epoxy e-coating, custom powder coating, and specialty ceramic coatings, to name a few. But it’s not just about diversity for diversity’s sake. The real ...
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Finishers' Legislative Update: More Regulations, Less Wiggle Room

Christian Richter, founder of The Policy Group, said recently that there are two key regulatory issues that bear watching closely if you are a finisher: "The fact that we have more—not fewer—regulations coming at us over the next few years," and second, "They're coming at us from more places."
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Program Agenda Firmed Up for Southern Metal Finishing Conference

The 6th Annual Southern Metal Finishing Conference, set for Sept. 14-15 at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C., promises to offer a wealth of networking opportunities, education, and team-building activities.
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U.S. Industrial Production Up 0.2 Percent in June

Slight rebound in industrial output on the heels of a setback in May.
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PMI Index Falls from 55.3 to 50.9 in July

Drop in key economic indicator confirms slowdown in manufacturing activity.
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U.S. Industrial Production Dips Slightly in February

After gains during the previous month, U.S. industrial production declined 0.1 percent in February.
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Sealants Aim to Reduce Noise Levels in Automobiles

Ed Petrie, Metal Finishing’s “Adhesion & Bonding” columnist, reviews noise-dampening sealants that have created a niche market for automotive applications.
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U.S. Industrial Production Dips in November

Drop in output of motor vehicles and parts puts brakes on manufacturing.
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FTS Technologies Earns GM's Environmental Excellence Award

Energy-efficient technology that lets paint stick to plastic vehicle parts without using traditional chemical adhesion systems.
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U.S. Industrial Production Inches Upward in April

Newly released Federal Reserve report shows reflects 1.1% increase in output; revisions issued for February and March.
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U.S. Industrial Production Unchanged in February

Declines in the output of automotive products, appliances, etc., only partly offset by gains in the production of both home electronics and miscellaneous goods.
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2012 Powder Coating Summit Set for June

Expo/symposium will provide a host of presentations describing the latest innovations in powder coating chemistry, manufacturing, application, and curing technology
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Dennis Dewitt Blaugh, President of C&R Plating Corp., Passes

43-year veteran of C&R Plating played a significant role in the company's success.
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Graco Launches New Website

Redesign improves functionality as well as accessibility on a global level.
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Uyemura International Corporation Announces Field Appointment

George Gallager named applications specialist.
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Mfg4 2012 Kickoff Keynote Presentation to Target Defense

Neal Orringer, Director of Manufacturing, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, will discuss the vital importance of a robust U.S. manufacturing sector.
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PCI Powder Coating Workshop Slated for July

Powder Coating 101 'basic training' course to take place in Seattle, Wash.
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Therma-Tron-X, Inc. Showcased On TV's “Manufacturing Marvels" program.

Custom paint finishing system designer/fabricator featured in a two-minute “spotlight” of capability and manufacturing ability.
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Mid State Plating Company Receives C.A.R. (Columbia Approved Resource) Designation

Stringent quality audit system designates applicators as approved resources.
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Enthone Taps e-Marketing Communications Manager

Newly created position to oversee development, optimization and content management of Enthone websites.
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Enthone Expands Marketing Staff

Denise Fucci named Manager of e-Marketing Communications, Enthone
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Minnesota Paint and Powder Coating EXPO 2012 Set for Spring

Twin Cities Chapter of Chemical Coaters Association International and the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program at the University of Minnesota to host organic finishing event on March 15.
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PMA Releases Positive March Business Conditions Report

Metalformers anticipate steady conditions over the short term, survey shows.
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GM To Build $200 Million Stamping Facility in Texas

Facility will produce large stamping components for the next generation of full-size Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades.
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Metalformers Encouraged About Short-Term Business Conditions

The recently released Precision Metalformers Association March survey reflects optimism about prospects over the next three months.
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Unemployment Rate Falls in March

The U.S. economy added 216,000 jobs during the month of March, bringing down the unemployment rate to 8.8%.
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PMA Releases Monthly Survey Results

Metalformers anticipate slower activity over the next three months, PMA report shows
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Metalformers Bracing for a Slowdown

The latest Precision Metalforming Association Business Conditions Report forecasts softer sales activity during the next three months.
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Dürr Corporation Reaches Milestone

5000th robotic painting unit from Dürr Corporation sold to Volkswagen Taubate.
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KECO Opens Second Coatings Facility in Indy

KECO plans to invest $1 million in the facility and hire 50 employees by 2013 in engineering, management, customer service and manufacturing positions. The 40,000-square-foot facility on the city’s west side is adjacent to the downtown Certified Technology Park.
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Agrees to Acquire BASF’s Surface Technologies Division

Deal would expand Curtiss-Wright’s portfolio of niche coating technologies.
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Atotech Gains Volkswagen TL 180 Approval

The new Cr(VI)-free black zinc flake coating from Atotech offers high corrosion protection for Volkswagen automotive parts.
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Onset Marketing Announces New Industrial Finishing Accounts Sales Manager

Pete Barth will lead new business sales for industrial finishing accounts.
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EPA Opens Public Comment on Secondary Air Standards for Nitrogen and Sulfur Oxides

Agency announces pilot field study on environmental impacts.
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ZESTRON Teams Up with Aqueous Technologies and Henkel to Host Cleaning Workshop

Free one-day workshop set for June 14 at Henkel Electronic Materials in Irvine, Calif.
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Metalformers Foresee ‘Steady’ Conditions Over the Short Term

The newly released June 2011 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report indicates that 50% of companies surveyed predict activity will remained unchanged over the course of the next three months.
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DuPont Industrial CoatingSolutions Announces New Thermoplastic Powder Coatings

Partnership with The Thermoclad Company aims to support delivery of top-performing products.
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Enthone Announces enGage™ Winner

Hanie Miri, vice president of engineering at Precision Plating Company, wins tablet in drawing held at Enthone's booth at SUR/FIN 2011,
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New York-based Trojan Powder Coating Opens Facility in Sarasota, Fla.

Certified applicator and coater of resin-based powder coatings expands to meet demands of customers in the Southeast.
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GM Awards A123 Systems Contract for Future Batteries

Nanophosphate® lithium ion will power future electric vehicles
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GM Eliminates Solvent from Suppliers’ Paint Process

Adhesion alternative is energy efficient and practically emission-free, GM says.
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Prototek Sheet Metal Fabrication Expands Capabilities

Prominent New Hampshire fabricator adds powder coating and plating services to roster.
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AkzoNobel Seals the Deal on Schramm Holding AG

AkzoNobel completes acquisition of more than 95 percent of Schramm Holding AG shares.
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ITW Gema, Halo Coatings Ink Deal

ITW Gema and MKB llc (Halo Coatings) have reached an agreement on a strategic global partnership to promote a new technology, known as the Halo Process. According to the parties, this unique process—which utilizes powder coatings that are designed to reflect light—is expected to impact markets wh...
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COATING East Online Registration Ends This Week

The last day to register for COATING 2009, which takes place in Nashville, Tenn., is Friday, Sept. 18. After that time, only on-site registration will be available.
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Integran Technologies Signs Agreement with Magnetic Shield Corporation

Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Integran Technologies Inc., a leader in the development and commercialization of advanced metallurgical nano-technologies, has entered into a market development agreement with Bensenville, Ill.-based Magnetic Shield Corporation, which specializes in solving problems of magne...
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EPA Finalizes the Nation’s First Greenhouse Gas Reporting System

On January 1, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, will, for the first time, require large emitters of heat-trapping emissions to begin collecting greenhouse gas, GHG, data under a new reporting system. This new program will cover approximately 85% of the nation’s GHG emissions an...
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Joe Powder Joins Metal Finishing’s Roster of ‘Ask the Experts’

Joe Powder, the powder coating expert featured in the monthly “Ask Joe Powder” section of Metal Finishing magazine, will now be available to answer reader inquiries online at Metal Finishing’s dedicated organic finishing website.
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Metalformers Expect Decline Over the Short Term

Metalforming companies anticipate a dip in business conditions and incoming orders. That’s the main findings from the November 2009 Precision Metalforming Association Business Conditions Report.
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MetoKote Corporation to Build New Plant in Germany

MetoKote Corporation, a provider of protective coating applications based in the United States, has chosen Germany as the site for its new manufacturing plant. MetoKote recently broke ground on the new facility in the Southern German city of Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg. The new investment, which ...
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Benchmark Products, Inc., and New Surface Technologies to Join Forces

Benchmark Products, Inc., of Indianapolis, Ind., and New Surface Technologies, LLC, of Bedford, Ohio, recently announced the formation of Asterion, LLC, effective Dec. 1, 2009. Asterion will manufacture and sell the entire metal finishing product line of both companies.
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Metalformers Look for ‘Steady’ Business Conditions Over the Short Term

Metalforming companies expect business conditions to remain fairly steady during the next three months. That’s according to the newly released December 2009 report from the Precision Metalforming Association.
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Economic Indicators Point to Signs of Recovery

PMI index trends, along with recent GDP movement, provide encouraging signs of an economic rebound.
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Nordson Corp. Signs Distribution Agreement with Sensory Analytics

Nordson Corp., Westlake, Ohio, earlier this week announced that it has signed a license and distribution agreement with Greensboro, N.C.–based Sensory Analytics, a leading developer of innovative coating measurement systems. The distribution agreement enables the exclusive use of certain Sensory ...
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Process Automation International and Elsyca Join Forces to Provide Electroplating Optimization Solutions

Hong Kong-based Process Automation International Ltd. (PAL), which supplies technologies and expertise in a variety of plating methods, has entered into a partnership with Elsyca, a Leuven, Belgium-based supplier of plating feasibility and tooling solutions. The goal, the parties said, is to prov...
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U.S. Industrial Production Fell by 0.5% in April

The nation's industrial production fell 0.5% in April—the smallest amount in six months. Analysts believe this provides fresh evidence that the pace of the economy's decline is slowing.
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New England Manufacturers Buck the National Trend

Many manufacturing entities in the New England region of the U.S. have been able to largely withstand the recessionary onslaught that has devastated other sectors of the country, particularly the Midwest. In fact, newly released figures show industrial facilities are growing, not shrinking.
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Reliable Silver Unveils New Customized Pricing Strategy

Reliable Silver, Inc., which has been fabricating metals products for industrial and decorative applications for more than 30 years, has rolled out a new pricing program governing its line of precious metals for plating. The program, which entails a value-added, customized pricing/service strateg...
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Metalformers’ Short-term Outlook is Positive

Metalforming companies expect continued strengthening in business conditions during the next three months, according to the findings of the July Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report.
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Obituary: Stephen Candiloro, Sr., Plating Industrial Giant

Stephen Candiloro, Sr., one of the plating industry’s technical giants, suffered a fatal heart attack on Feb. 6. He was 77. During the latter half of his 60-year career in plating, Candiloro was the technical heart of the team that propelled Epner Technology, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., into its second...
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EPA to Reconsider Amendments to National Emissions Standards for Cleaning Solvents

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the comment period on its proposal to reconsider amendments to the national emissions standards for halogenated solvent cleaning (degreasing) using the chlorinated solvents promulgated in May 2007. As a result, the deadline for comment i...
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Ford Motor Co. to Install Novel Paint Emissions Conversion System

Ford Motor Co. plans to install a patented Fumes-to-Fuel system at its Oakville, Ontario, assembly plant—an innovative system designed to convert emissions from its paint shop into electricity.
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Global Automotive OEM Coatings Market Will Almost Double by 2016, Study Finds

A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan projects the global automotive OEM coatings market will reach $14.1 billion in 2016. By comparison, suppliers earned revenues of $7.6 billion in 2009.
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Columbia Chemical Initiates List of Approved Resources

New audit system was designed to align with the existing high standards of certifications currently required by the major auto manufacturers.
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ALERT: SUR/FIN 2010 Closing Session

A special manufacturing-related session is scheduled to take place 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 17, at SUR/FIN 2010 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Reliable Silver Launches Support Program

New B.O.B, a.k.a ‘Bust Our Butts’, initiative ups the ante on customer service.
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Mid-West Powder Coating Expands Operations

Muncie, Ind.-based Mid-West Powder Coating invests in new equipment, production facility.
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Spraying Systems Co. Launches New Website

New tank cleaning website features products to increase cleaning effectiveness and efficiency.
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Metalformers Expect Seasonal Dip in Orders Over the Summer

A newly released survey from the Precision Metalforming Association shows metalforming companies expect business conditions to dip during the next three months, a reflection of cyclical activity.
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U.S. Unemployment Rate Slips Below 10%

The unemployment rate fell from 10 to 9.7 % in January, as nonfarm payroll employment—down 20,000—remained unchanged from the previous month. This according to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor.
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Chemical Coaters Association International West Michigan Chapter to Present at SUR/FIN

The West Michigan Chapter of CCAI, the Chemical Coaters Association International, plans to conduct a session at SUR/FIN 2010 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Congress Urged to Approve $708 Billion in Defense Spending

President Barack Obama has asked Congress to approve 3.4% increase in the Pentagon's base budget to $549 billion, plus $159 billion to fund U.S. military missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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MetoKote Corporation to Build New Plant in Germany

MetoKote Corporation to Build New Plant in Germany
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American Finishing Resources, LLC Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Registration

American Finishing Resources, LLC, or AFR, recently announced its Chilton Coatings Removal and Tooling Fabrication operations have become registered to the ISO 9001:2008 international standard.
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Cleveland Coatings Society Sets Agenda for May Conference

The Cleveland Coatings Society has set the program agenda for the 2010 ‘Sink or Swim Symposium,’ slated for May 18–19 at the University of Akron in Ohio.
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Pangborn Corporation Inks Distribution Agreement with Always Dependable Service

Pangborn Corporation, designer and manufacturer of surface preparation products, has named Ontario-based Always Dependable Service an authorized distributor.
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AkzoNobel to Increase Production Capacity in China

Increased demand spurs AkzoNobel to build an additional plant at its Ningbo multi-site for its Functional Chemicals business.
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H.E. Orr Company Combines E-Coating, Powder Coating Operations

Latest H.E. Orr strategy designed to improve efficiencies and customer service while reducing costs.
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North American Galvanizing & Coatings, Inc. Agrees to Merge with AZZ, Inc.

The merger agreement provides for a wholly owned subsidiary of AZZ to acquire North American Galvanizing & Coatings in a two-step transaction.
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Atotech Holds Plating Summit at German Headquarters

Visitors from 15 European countries attend special Atotech event.
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SIFCO ASC Gains GE Transportation Aviation Special Process Certification

Certification approves SIFCO ASC's Connecticut and Ohio facilities to selectively electroplate parts for GE.
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Powder Coating Institute Adds The Finishing Experts to Their Offering

By adding the knowledge-based partner to their stable of talent and tools, PCI expects their members to be that much more prepared and effective.
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RESINTECH SIR-700 Chromate Selective Media Receives Gold Seal Approval

SIR-700 has been used successfully to remove hexavalent chromium from groundwater at Superfund sites.
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Enthone Names New President

Rick Reagan, 33-year veteran with Cookson and Alpha, brings a wealth of experience in PCB fabrication and assembly markets.
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Precision Metalforming Association Releases Member Survey Results

In departure from previous report, metalforming companies expect a slight uptick in business conditions during the next three months.
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Final Call for Papers: 6th International Symposium on Tin Whiskers

Event takes place Nov. 27-28, 2012, at the Ford College, Loughborough University Leicestershire, UK; deadline is Aug. 12.
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NACE Central Area Conference 2012 Set for Aug. 26-29 in Lombard, Ill.

Technical program to include tracks for cathodic protection, coatings, pipeline integrity and AC/DC interference issues.
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Carbon Dioxide Clean Technology: A Business Sustainability Strategy

High-tech, high reliability manufacturers require state-of-the-art clean manufacturing technology and implementation strategies for successful design and execution of product quality improvement and manufacturing waste reduction programs. Manufacturing waste reduction programs involving CO2 Clean...
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The Protech/Oxyplast Group Set to Acquire Innotek Powder Coatings

Protech hopes to leverage Innotek's excellent business relationships along with its unique thermoplastic technology.
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DuPont Announces Changes to Polyester RAL Product Line

Powder coating transitioned to globally accepted resin system.
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Dynapower Company Announces Promotion

Jason McGahey elevated to sales manager for Industrial Systems.
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REM Surface Engineering Hosts Lean Leadership Tour

Southington, Conn.-based specialty finisher shares experiences and lessons learned in its 'lean' journey.
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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.
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American Coatings Association Eyes EPA's Draft Risk Assessments on Key Chemical Uses

In particular, ACA is focusing on the review of methylene chloride and n-methylpyrrolidone.
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Nickel Institute Supports Euractiv Workshop on REACH Authorization

January 22 event in Brussels featured public authorities, downstream users and other hey sectors.
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DuPont Opens 'Innovation Center' in Geneva

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

Graeme Armstrong to assume role of managing director surface chemistry and country director for North America; Bob Margevich to retire.
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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.
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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.
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Dow Coating Materials to Expand Dispersants Production

Increased global demand drives need for additional investment, Dow says.
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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.
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DuPont Titanium Technologies Announces a Price Increase for Ti-Pure® Titanium Dioxide

Hikes impact products Sold in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Asia Pacific Sub-Regions.
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Bayer MaterialScience to Sell Polyester Resins Businesses to Stepan Company

Bayer will retain its trade name Desmophen® to continue to sell its diverse portfolio of products to the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers industries globally.
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SurTec International GmbH Announces Changes for North American Subsidiary

Along with new name—SurTec, Inc—corporate installs new management team.
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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.
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Lockheed Martin Celebrates Golden Anniversary in Huntsville

Special ceremony marks key milestones and noteworthy achievements for global security/aersospace leader.
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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.
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IPC Wants Your 'Tin Whisker' Technical Papers

Previously unpublished abstracts sought for the 7th International Symposium on Tin Whiskers in November.
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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.
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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."
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Wagner Industrial Solutions Expands Staff

Personnel additions range from sales and technical to adminstratiave/support.
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Technic Purchases Kemesys

Acquisition of semiconductor materials manufacturer further expands Technic’s offering of ultra-pure semiconductor products.
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Dow Electronic Materials Receives Supplier Excellence Award from ASE

Honor is in recognition of Dow's successful collaborations with the semiconductor assembly and test services company related to photoresist processes and SnAg plating chemistry.
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Bayer MaterialScience Develops innovative Coatings ‘Crosslinker’

Initially designed for gentle textiles, Imprafix 2794 offers advantages for automotive OEM coating applications.
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Nexeo Solutions Sins Sherwin-Williams’ Partner of the Year Award

Nexeo implemented a customized consolidation program, helping streamline Sherwin-Williams’ product finishes division.
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Process Technology Launches New Website

Enhancements include a contemporary design, along with streamlined navigation, to better present Process Technology's product information to visitors.
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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.
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Triumph Group Announces Acquisition of Goodrich Pump & Engine Control Systems

Purchase expands Triumph Group's capabilities and further diversifies its customer base.
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Osborn Announces New Sales Force Growth Plan

Aggressive strategy adds 50 experienced industrial sales professionals to promote more coverage and better market penetration.
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U.S. Industrial Production Rises Slightly in August

Rebound in automotive parts output boosts industrial production by 0.4 percent.
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IPC, Association Connecting Electronics Industries

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Halogenated Solvents Industry Alliance, Inc. (HSIA)

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ITRI: Organisation dedicated to supporting the tin industry

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2010 PCX Conference

Today, at a time when corporate travel to educational events is limited due to challenging business conditions, PCX was a valuable stepping stone to renewed vitality.
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Automotive to Aerospace: Applying Automotive Paint Spray Booth Design Strategies to an Aircraft Paint Hangar

The following case study provides examples of how proven automotive paint finishing strategies can be applied to the design of an aerospace paint finishing facility to improve quality and sustainability.
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The Clean Energy Race: Pew Center Sees Greenhouse Gas Regulation As All But Inevitable

Drew Amorosi, managing editor of Metal Finishing, recently caught up with Dr. Manik Roy and Dr. Janet Peace of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change to discuss the climate change legislation making its way through Congress. One fact is clear from the conversation: Whether it’s via Congress, the...
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Annual New England Surface Finishing Regional Serves Up Educational, Networking Opportunities

Scores of surface finishers—and even a few suppliers—from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire, were on hand recently for the 6th Annual New England Surface Finishing Regional, held at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, Mass.
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U.S. Automotive Sales Up More Than 6% in July

Despite uncertainty about the economy, the majority of automotive manufacturers enjoyed healthy sales increases last month—some by high double-digits.
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2011 U.S. Manufacturing Outlook

Prospects somewhat brighter for select segments of the U.S. industrial supply chain.
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Materials Matter When Selecting Blasting Nozzles

Manufacturers achieve major improvements in blast nozzle life using CERBIDE™ vs. alternataive materials, including boron carbide, tungsten carbide and aluminum oxide.
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Fantastic Finish: P.K. Selective Redefines the Art of Aluminum Anodizing

Wow! This may be the initial reaction of P.K. Selective Metal Plating customers when first viewing the colorful and lustrous product finishes made possible by a proprietary multi-color/splash anodizing system. The firm continues to push the envelope for this process with national and internationa...
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GM Seeks to Reorganize Via Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing

After weeks of speculation, General Motors (GM) on June 1 announced plans to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The filing, which represents the largest Chapter 11 case in U.S. industry, will allow GM to sell various assets, restructure debt, cancel contracts, and c...
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Reducing the Operating Costs and Environmental Impact of Electroplating Equipment

In this article, I will suggest practical ways to reduce the operating costs and environmental impact of electroplating equipment without making a large additional investment. Topics will include waste, water and energy minimization and simple(yet effective) methods of evaluating different techno...
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The World is NOT Flat: Parts2Clean Recap, Part I

Thoughts on the largely German—but increasingly European—trade fair, Parts-2-Clean, held in Stuttgart from Oct. 19–22, 2009.
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New Online Service Readies Suppliers for REACH

REACH Delivery enables the electronic delivery, receipt, control, update, audit and tracking of Safety Data Sheets in line with REACH regulations.
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U.S. Automotive Sales Rise By Double Digits in May

Sales of U.S. automobiles rose sharply in May, by nearly 20%, marking the fourth straight month of increases. Year-over-year performance improved markedly as well.
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The Economics of Sustainable UV Coating Technology

Sustainability is the new “green” and will continue to gain influence in the global marketplace. A major movement is under way that includes efforts by environmentalists, government agencies, manufacturers, consumers, and others to improve worldwide sustainability. The UV coatings marketplace, co...
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CCAI Announces 2012 Award Winners;Installs 2012–2013 Officers and Board

The Chemical Coaters Association International honored members for service and dedication and installed its 2012 – 2013 Officers and National Board members during their 2012 Annual Meeting held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in late-June.
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Case Study: High Velocity Oxygen Fuel Coating to the Rescue

Alloy coating technology helps manufacturer improve the corrosion-resistance of critical parts employed in harsh operating conditions.
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Automotive OEMs are Riding the Wave

Latest OESA member survey reflects more optimism than pessimism about business conditions.
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Corrosion and Exposure—An Ounce of Testing is Worth a Ton of Recalls

In this highly informative piece, technicians from Anderson Laboratories effectively demonstrate how accepted corrosion testing procedures can help operators evaluate the efficacy of their coating materials as well as their overall finishing processes.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast: July 21, 2009

Tune in for the latest news releases, announcements, and events impacting the surface finishing industry. This week's news features June industrial production numbers, an overview of GM's emergence from bankruptcy, and the Precision Metalforming Association's (PMA) July Business Conditions Report.
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U.S.Auto Sales Ramp Up More Than 18% in December

Automotive manufacturers capped off a robust 2011, with the vast majority experiencing double-digit gains in the final month of the year.
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The Importance of Wet-Chemical Testing and Control in Surface Finishing and Treatment Operations

Utilizing the right type of process analytical equipment in your plating operations can maximize finish quality, parts coverage, and overall efficiency.
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Trouble-Free, Economical Electroless Nickel Plating

How to properly set up a mid-size, RoHS-compliant EN line without breaking the bank.
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Effect of Various Electrocatalytic Anodes on Hexavalent and Trivalent Chrome Plating Solutions

Article examines the interactions between mixed metal oxide anodes and various plating baths.
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Nordson ASYMTEK to Host Dispensing and Coating Technical Seminars

Nordson ASYMTEK will host a free technical seminar on conformal coating, dispensing and jetting applications and innovations and the fluids, equipment and manufacturing techniques to implement them at the Ottawa Convention Centre on September 14 and 15.
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Machine Tool Sales On Pace to Exceed 2011 Forecast

July U.S. manufacturing technology orders up more than 92 percent over June 2010, leading associations report.
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Volkswagen Names Metokote Service Parts Coater of Choice

MetoKote Corporation Earns Volkswagen Group of America's Service Parts E-coat Business for U.S.-Built Passat
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June PMI Index Hits 55.3%

Key gauge of supply executive confidence bodes well for manufacturing.
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BASF Launches New Specialty Monomer: HPCA

Latest innovation shortens the processing time for the manufacture of carbamate-based polymers and broadens opportunities for multiple end-use applications.
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Reliant Finishing Systems Reports Record First Quarter 2011 Profits

Increase attributed to a combination of disciplined spending and significantly larger sales volume.
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TITAN Metal Fabricators Adds New Facility in India

Facility represents TITAN’s first expansion outside the United States.
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U.S. Auto Sales Rise 18% in April

Demand for fuel-efficient vehicles drove automotive sales last month.
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Elsevier Launches the 'Metal Finishing Network'

New multi-faceted outreach program that aims to connect manufacturers and suppliers with thousands of researchers and industry professionals involved in the science, application, and specification of surface finishes, processes, and procedures.
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DeVilbiss, Binks and Owens Community College Team Up to Offer 'Spring Training" Courses

Courses to provide in-depth instruction on paint stripping, spray application, and equipment selection and maintenance.
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U.S. Industrial Production Increased in September

Index rises 0.2 percent, largely on the strength of durable goods manufacturing and mining.
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BASF Plans To Sell Relius Coatings' Decorative Business

Executives say decorative paint line no longer in sync with BASF market-share growth strategy.
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OESA Releases Automotive Supplier Barometer

One-quarter of original automotive equipment manufacturers surveyed are 'slightly more optimistic' about business conditions.
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Chromalloy Connecticut Facility Receives AOE Certification

AOE certificate allows Chromalloy turbine repair station to provide component repairs for Japan's All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines.
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Happy 40th Birthday, Witt Lining Systems!

Family-owned manufacturer of flexible PVC liners attributes longevity to customer service, relationships, and its employees.
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PMA Releases February Business Conditions Report

Monthly survey shows metalformers predict a spike in orders over the next three months.
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Tenneco to Expand Georgia Production Facility

Major OEM and aftermarket parts manufacturer to increase production and add 350 employees in the process.
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EPA Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements Maintain Focus on Largest Emitters

Steps to streamline process will ease burden on state and local permitting authorities.
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IPC Members Meet with EPA on Proposed Changes to DSW Rule

Electronics association advocates for rule that encourages recycling of secondary materials.
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SUR/FIN 2012 Hits the ‘Jackpot’ in Las Vegas

NASF annual convention and conference exceeds expectations.
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OESA Releases May Automotive Supplier Barometer Report

Latest survey reflects slightly diminished sentiment—but still strong overall outlook—among automotive supply base.
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Osborn Introduces Global Rebranding Initiative

Primary goal is to solidify Osborn as a complete finishing solution specialist.
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Tin Whisker Conference Kicks Off April 17 in Fort Worth, Texas

One-and-half-day meeting will address issues such as risk mitigation, whisker detection and failure analysis.
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Strength in Consolidation

In his recent column, “Selling, Buying, and Merging Companies During a Recession” (Metal Finishing, Sept. 2009), my esteemed colleague Bert Sherwood outlined potential growth strategies for metal finishing companies looking to survive this “Great Recession.” I agree that one of the options he pre...
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DOD Forcing the Hex-Chrome Alternative Issue

According to InsideEPA.com, the Pentagon's acquisition chief has signed off on a memo essentially forcing the military to use substitutes in place of hexavalent chromium, an anti-corrosive, in new weapon systems and processes as well as in operation and maintenance activities. The move goes a ste...
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Optimum Anode Technologies Enters the Arena

Optimum Anode Technologies, a newly formed business affiliate of Titan Metal Fabricators, has hit the ground running with a full complement of dimensionally stable anode coatings designed to meet or exceed the technical and operational needs of customers in a number of industries, including biote...
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U.S. Industrial Production Inches Up in May

Industrial production advanced 1.2% in May after rising 0.7% in April, according to a newly released report from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
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U.S. Industrial Production Holds Steady in October

A newly released report from the Federal Reserve shows industrial production was unchanged in October, after having fallen 0.2 percent in September.
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U.S. Industrial Production Dips in September

A newly released Federal Reserve report showed most major manufacturing indices moved downward last month. One of the few exceptions was the category of motor vehicles and parts.
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A Fab-ulous ‘FABTECH’ for Suppliers, Surface Finishers

Chemical producers, equipment manufacturers, and even a few exhibiting finishers enjoyed brisk traffic during FABTECH 2010, held Nov. 2-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
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Concurrent Technologies Corporation Awarded Patent for Nondestructive Inspection Technique

CTC patent focused on processes to create discrete corrosion defects on substrates and establish corrosion nondestructive inspection test standards.
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August PMI Index Bodes Well for Manufacturing

The Institute for Supply Management, or ISM, pegged the August PMI index at 56.3% for August—an indication of manufacturing growth.
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PMI Index Inches Up in July

U.S. economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 13th consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI Index.
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U.S. Industrial Production Edges Upward in August

Output rose 0.2 percent in August after a downwardly revised increase of 0.6 percent in July, according to the Federal Reserve.
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March Auto Sales Hit High Double-Digits

Most automotive suppliers saw sales increases for the month of March—some as high as 48%
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Technic, Inc., Partners With U-Albany NanoCollege

Collaboration between Technic and U-Albany targets the development of low-cost metallization to drive improved efficiency
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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.
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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.
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GM Tests First Thermal-Forming Process and Proprietary Corrosion Resistance Treatment for Lightweight Magnesium Sheet Metal

Double-digit fuel economy gains possible with more substitution for steel and aluminum, GM says.
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Registration is Now Open for FABTECH 2013

CCAI FINISHING Pavilion at FABTECH 2013 is the largest show yet.
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Chrysler Group’s WCM Academy Honored with Manufacturing Leadership Award

Program honors those shaping the future of global manufacturing.
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U.S. Industrial Production Rises Slightly in March

Mild uptick in production is due primarily to an increase in the output of automotive components.
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Troubleshooting Electroless Nickel Baths: Solutions to Common Problems

Presented here are excerpts from Dr. Lal’s comprehensive technical paper on “Electroless Nickel Baths,” which is slated to appear in its entirety in the Nov/Dec issue of Metal Finishing magazine.
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COATING 2012 Features On-Floor Auction

Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on new products at COATING 2012, with proceeds going to worthy charitable causes.
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Adhesives and Sealants in the New Alternative Energy Market

New power sources require specialty adhesives and sealants to enable them to function reliably and efficiently.
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CCAI Honors Industry Members; Names 2008–09 Officers

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) honored members for their service and dedication at its annual meeting held earlier this summer in Clearwater Beach, Fla. During the event, the association also installed its 2008–09 officers.
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Beta Backscatter for Coating Thickness Measurement: Still Viable After All These Years

The beta backscatter method of measuring plating and coating thickness was originally introduced nearly 40 years ago. Nearly everyone who has been associated with electronics or metal finishing for any length of time is most likely familiar with this technology, as the use of beta backscatter sys...
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NASF Reminds Industry Members to Save the Date for SUR/FIN 2010 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

The National Association for Surface Finishing, NASF, is inviting industry members to save the date for SUR/FIN 2010, set to take place June 15 –17 at the Devos Place Convention in Downtown Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Permanon Surface Coating Technology

Nanotechnology-based coating reduces or eliminates primary factors that cause many coatings to fail.
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The Evolution of Bio-Based Green Solvents

Ed Petrie, Metal Finsihing's "Adhesion & Bonding" columnist, explores new solvents that have been developed for a multitude of uses, including the removal of contaminants from substrates prior to coating.
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Platers/Painters Profile: Master Metal Finishing Takes Anodizing Seriously

From electronics to aircraft parts, Master Metal Finishing of Patterson, N.J., finishes to spec—and beyond.
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Lessons from the Laundry: Recovering Energy Costs with Heat Wheels

In 2008, when a barrel of oil cost $147 and a gallon of gasoline cost $4.25 (or more), many readers called or wrote to ask if there were more energy-efficient cleaning processes. They wanted an aqueous cleaning process that would operate at room temperature so that energy would not be needed to h...
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SUR/FIN ’09 Recap: Economic Keynote, Technical Conference Deliver

SUR/FIN 2009, the premier technical conference and exhibition for the North American surface finishing industry, kicked off June 15–17 at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The three-day event offered more than 70 technical sessions, a special keynote presentation focused on the econom...
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All The World is NOT Flat: Part 2

This column expands upon my observation to that effect, which I described in my previous column (Metal Finishing, Volume 108, Issue 2, Feb. 2010). My basis for that belief is attendance at the Parts-2-Clean (P2C) international (though primarily German) trade show devoted to parts cleaning, held ...
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RPM Technology’s eOx Economic: A Greener Cleaning Chemistry

Powerful aqueous-based formula works wonders for Youngstown, Ohio-based architectural panel and aluminum extrusion finishing operation.
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Fundamentals of Paint Adhesion

Ed Petrie, Metal Finishing’s “Adhesion and Bonding” columnist, discusses the three operational mechanisms involved in ensuring optimal paint adhesion.
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DENSO and Yazaki Corporations Plead Guilty to Automotive Parts Price Fixing

Auto parts suppliers agree to pay a total of $548 million in criminal fines.
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Designing an Automotive Paint Shop for Optimal Flexibility and Efficiency

This article examines the pros and cons of two different auto body paint scenarios.
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Atotech Granted QUALICOAT Approval for Select Pretreatment Processses

Atotech, a global metal finishing chemical supplier and industry leader in green paint shop technologies, has gained QUALICOAT approval for two aluminum paint pretreatment processes.
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IPC APEX EXPO Announces Top ‘Papers’

The Association Connecting Electronic Industries, or IPC, has announced the winners of this year’s Best U.S. and International Papers at IPC APEX EXPO, held April 6–8, 2010 in Las Vegas.
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VOC Emissions from Industrial Painting Processes As a Source of Fuel Cell Energy

Paint solvents and other airborne chemicals classified as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are undesirable air pollutants because they have unpleasant odors and contribute to the formation of smog. Federal, state, and local regulations limit the amount of these chemicals emitted from manufacturi...
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Chrysler, at Obama Administration’s Prodding, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Weeks after the Obama Administration facilitated the ouster of former General Motors chairman and CEO Rick Wagoneer as it pressed the company to construct a roadmap to return to profitability, the government-appointed Automotive Task Force has affected another development impacting the industry: ...
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Washington Forum '09 Recap—Part I: From Card Check to Climate Change, Policy Under the Microscope

Surface finishing industry members convened in Washington, D.C., April 28–30 for the 2009 Washington Forum, the annual event sponsored by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) in conjunction with The Policy Group, NASF's government relations arm. Topics of discussion spanned the s...
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New EPA Directive Exempts Popular Cleaning Agent from VOC Status

Our metal finishing industries have been driven and changed by environmental, health, and safety concerns for a generation. The direction has always been—for excellent reasons—restriction or abandonment of some then-useful technology. On Jan. 13, however, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...
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Deposition of Aluminum Using Ionic Liquids

Surface coating is of major importance technically as well as economically. Aluminum surface finishing processes are used not only in traditional fields such as mechanical and plant engineering, aircraft and spacecraft, automotive, and medical technology, but they are a key technology in many oth...
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Zincate- or Stannate-free Plating of Magnesium, Aluminum, and Titanium

For more than 80 years, the plating industry has been dependent on the use of various zincate and/or stannate solutions to assist in the plating of metals such as titanium, aluminum, and magnesium. It is becoming ever more difficult to use these solutions due to restrictive regulations—plus, they...
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Non-destructive Testing for Protective Coatings: Implementing a Lifetime Corrosion Prevention Program

During the 20th century cheap and abundant energy made corrosion a manageable problem. This era is coming to an end. Soon, industry will find there is less funding available for corrosion prevention after adjusting for rising energy costs. At this time, management will be forced to decide whether...
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Non-Destructive UV Inspection of Coatings Based on Enhanced Fluorescent Response

The use of fluorescent materials to provide a non-destructive method for on-line inspection has been an area of increased importance to the coatings industry. Significant improvements in productivity have been realized by employing ultraviolet, UV, light curing to produce conformal coatings for c...
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Customer Service is King

A challenging economic climate, coupled with increasing local and off-shore competition in the surface finishing industry, is forcing businesses to pay closer attention to satisfying customers. The Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," may seem self evident in the way ...
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Low-Cost Monitoring and Surface Cleanliness Testing

The determination of cleanliness is backed up by lessons learned from failures, surface and analytical tests that may or may not include industry standards, and past performance by similar products.
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ASTM Paint Committee Developing Proposed New Standard on Dirt Pick-Up Resistance for Architectural Paints

A proposed new ASTM International test method will combine existing in-house methods for dirt pick-up resistance for architectural paints and stains in an effort to standardize testing for dirt repellency throughout the industry.
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"Unfinished” Business—Thoughts of a Senior Plater, Part I

In this retrospective piece, industry veteran John “Jack” Horner reflects on the early research and development and testing that spurred innovations in modern plating.
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Unfinished Business—Thoughts of a Senior Plater, Part II

In Part II of what he calls his “swan song,” industry veteran John “Jack” Horner touches on a range of subjects, from Ni electroplating from a sulfamate plating solution, to anodizing Ni, to zinc as an undercoating for Cu-Ni-Cr on steel.
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Oxford Instruments Launches X-Strata920

New devices offers rapid and reliable XRF coating thickness measurement and materials analysis.
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GM Canada Invests C$850 Million in R&D

GM is committing to further leverage Canada’s expertise in strategic and important technologies by expanding activities in light-weighting materials, mechatronics, software and communications.
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U.S. Industrial Production Inches Upward in July

The production of consumer goods in the U.S. increased 0.6 percent in July after falling 0.4 percent in June, a newly released Federal Reserve Report showed.
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Nordson Corporation Reports Strongest Quarterly Results in Company History

Third-quarter sales up 22 percent to $380 million over the same period a year ago, with operating profits increasing 25 percent to $99 million.
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Boeing Honors Suppliers in Special Annual Ceremony

Seventeen Boeing partners recognized for exceptional performance.
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U.S. Industrial Production Falls 0.5% in April

Decreases seen in automotive products, appliances, furniture, carpeting as well as miscellaneous durables.
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Optimizing Your Powder Operation Hands-On Workshop

A 2-day hands-on advanced workshop that focuses on in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the powder coating process and is taught by qualified industry experts. Course highlights include: Powder coating material selection; Surface preparation; Powder application; Quality control and test methods;...
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Conference Program Taking Shape for SUR/FIN 2010

More exciting details are emerging regarding the conference programming for SUR/FIN 2010, set to take place June 14–17 at Devos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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COATING EAST 2009 Online Registration Now Open

Online registration is now open for COATING EAST 2009, the second innovative regional conference & trade show to be held in 2009 Sept. 30–Oct. 1 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn.
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December Auto Sales Tumble 35%; 2008 Sales Down Overall

U.S. automotive sales took another high double-digit dive as revenues among the leading manufacturers fell more than 35% in December. The news comes on the heels of a similarly dismal automotive report for November.
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Building Your Recession Survival Guide

Modify employee health plans and adjust production shifts. Renegotiate lending terms with banks and payment schedules with customers to secure more favorable financing and expedite receivables. Diversify your client base beyond the core, staple sectors in order to provide a buffer against markets...
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U.S. Industrial Production Inches Up in March

A newly released Federal Reserve report showed U.S. industrial production edged up 0.1% in March and increased at an annual rate of 7.8% in the first quarter.
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U.S. Auto Sales Up Year Over Year, Down in March

Many U.S. automotive manufacturers posted stronger April year over year sales, but revenues fell short of expectations in March.
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62 GM Plants Eliminate Waste to Landfills

Dozens of General Motorsmanufacturing plants have achieved “zero landfill” status by recycling or reusing all normal plant wastes.
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U.S. Industrial Production Inches Upward in January

Industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.9% in January, with increases logged across several major sectors. .
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IMTS Show a Hit for Exhibitors, Attendees

Exuberant turnout bodes well for state of U.S. manufacturing, organizers say.
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PMI Index Rises to 52.7% in November

Leading indicator shows manufacturing sector expanded for the 28th consecutive month.
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U.S. Industrial Production Inches Upward in October

Uptick in durable goods manufacturing pushes industrial production up by 0.7 percent.
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U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.3%

Broad gains seen across private sector; manufacturing adds 50,000 jobs.
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U.S. Industrial Production Holds Steady in January

Modest gains in manufacturing not enough to offset declines in mining and utilities.
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U.S. Industrial Production Unchanged in March

Manufacturing output declined 0.2 percent in March but increased at an annual rate of 10.4 percent in the first quarter.
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Remembering Ron

Metal Finishing's long-time organic coatings editor loses battle with cancer.
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"Right-Sizing" Your Finishing System Based on a Cost/Production Analysis

The objectives of the right-sizing process are to match the capacity for a prospective finishing system to the product throughput required to meet the organization’s business needs.
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Specialty Metals Plating—Part I

Reviewing the fundamentals of palladium-nickel, platinum and rhodium plating.
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Resistance of Adhesives, Sealants, and Coatings to Corrosive Environments

Understanding and planning for chemical resistance are difficult processes. This article explains the primary factors involved, including physical and chemical degradation.
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Case Study: Software Tool Boosts Productivity, Efficiency for Finishing Operation

Read how West Babylon, N.Y.-based Ripak, a metal finishing company, utilized information systems technology to improve customer relations.
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The Spouted Bed Electrode Plater: Improved Technology for Electroplating Micro-sized Components

The spouted bed electrode, SBE, electroplating machine was specifically designed for parts with dimensions smaller than 1 cm in any single dimension. The key technology of the SBE plater is the use of a solution jet that circulates the parts throughout the plating chamber during cleaning, activat...
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Platers/Painters Profile: Meeting Tough Times Head On, Cadon Plating & Coatings Adapts to Survive

Alan Ensign, vice president and general manager of Wyandotte, Mich.–based Cadon Plating & Coatings, is no stranger to trying times. When the company abandoned the commodity-driven rack plating business years ago, revenues took a 30% hit. Then in in 1994, government regs forced its exodus from the...
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Reducing Operational Costs, Environmental Impact Via Rigorous Plating/Finishing Analysis

This article presents the methodology used by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology to determine the baseline costs of a typical plating/finishing operation and offers potential improvement methods and technologies.
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Applying the Photometric Method to Determine Presence of Trivalent Chromium in Hex Chrome Solutions

The photometric method for the determination of Cr+3 is rapid, simple and precise, and can be applied successfully without a systematic error.
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Finishing System Efficiency Upgrades for a Capital-Constrained Market

Find out how cost-effective improvements in machinery and systems can help you achieve specific productivity goals in your plant.
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A Visit to PCX 2011

John Durkee, Metal Finishing's "Cleaning Times" columnist, recaps his experience at PCX 2011.
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Current Trends in Cold Spray Technology: Looking at the Future

Cold spray is one of the many names for describing a solid-state coating process that uses a high-speed gas jet to accelerate powder particles toward a substrate whereby metal particles plastically deform and consolidate upon impact. The term “cold spray” refers to the relatively low process temp...
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Platers/Painters Profile: Metal Finishing—C.R. Hudgins Style

Investing in the business—and its people—pays big dividends for C.R. Hudgins Plating, a 60-year-old operation based in Lynchburg, Va.
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The Evolution of Acid Copper Plating

In the North American market there are some dramatic changes in the landscape, as we see the migration of manufacturing to the Far East, particularly to China. Most of the big runners are made overseas.
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Tradeshow Strategies from a Pro

One of my responsibilities as Organic Coatings Editor for Metal Finishing is attending conferences, be they coatings-related, environmental, or military. I've been doing this for so many years that I've developed a well-honed routine for getting the most out of the available time.
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Conserve Water with Conductivity Meters

Although 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, nearly all of it is contaminated with salt and therefore inappropriate for most uses.
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GM Emerges from Bankruptcy

Just a few weeks after General Motors (GM) filed for Chapter 11 Protection, the company has announced its emergence from bankruptcy, leaner, refocused, and positioned to better compete in the global automotive marketplace.
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OSHA Proposes Adoption of GHS Standards

Jordan Barab, acting chief of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, recently signaled his organization’s intent to implement the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, commonly referred to as GHS, within the United States.
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Innovative Spray Booth Technology for the ‘Green’ Paint Shop

Reducing energy usage and emissions via a regenerative, dry-filtration method that separates wet paint overspray from spray booth process air.
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On-site Registrants Spur Attendance Spike at SUR/FIN 2010

The National Association for Surface Finishing, NASF, reported more full-conference registrations—as well as greater exhibitor participants and higher international attendance—at SUR/FIN 2010, held June 14–17 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Regulations, Unfair Competition: A Double-Edged Sword

This column examines how regulatory agencies are hurting our country’s manufacturing prospects.
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Aerosol-Dispensed Cleaners and Cleaning--Part II

In the second installment of this series, Metal Finishing columnist John Durkee covers the wide variety of applications possible via this method, and how to best complete them.
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CCAI Installs 2011–2012 Officers and Board; Announces Award Winners

Executive director calls event CCAI's "most successful annual meeting ever."
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U.S. Auto Sales Up Almost 10% in September

Automakers report higher gains in light truck sales vs. passenger vehicles; luxury manufacturers continue record-breaking streak.
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