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Metal finishing news, September 2009

Metalformers Less Optimistic About Business Conditions Over the Short Term

Metalforming companies are somewhat less optimistic about the trend in general activity and in their expectations for new orders over the next three-month

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 col

The Chemical Coaters Association International, CCAI, has announced that beginning in 2010, it will host a new Finishing Technologies Pavilion at the FABTE

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

Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has concluded her ninth overseas investment mission and fourth visit to Japan, meeting with company leaders from Den

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 a

AkzoNobel adjusts Performance Coatings and Specialty Chemicals portfolios as part of a realignment that will see the launch of two new business units and t

Concurrent Technologies Corporation, CTC, recently won a competitively bid contract to participate in the support of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research

Henkel Automotive Surface Technology Group has entered into an agreement with HIT Solutions, whereby HIT Solutions will serve as a sales and distribution p

Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Integran Technologies Inc., a leader in the development and commercialization of advanced metallurgical nano-technologies, has entere

The U.S. economy lost 216,000 jobs in August, pushing the nation’s unemployment rate to 9.7%, according to a newly released Labor Dept. report. While job l

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

MetoKote Corporation, an industry leader in protective coating applications—including electrocoat, powder coating and liquid paint—has awarded PPG Industri

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

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 f

The Association Connecting Electronic Industries, or IPC, has released its North American Printed Circuit Board Report providing key statistics for the mo

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 J

Metal Finishing magazine, the plating and coating industries’ technology magazine, is making it easier for finishers to connect with potential customers. M

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