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Metal finishing news, October 2012

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.

Craig Bethell, 25-year industry veteran, tapped to handle sales and service for the Pacific Northwest U.S. territory.

Milwaukee Summit, set for Oct. 28-29, expected to draw more than 200 women manufacturing leaders.

Copper-based CuantumFuse™ solder material capable of producing joints with up to 10 times the electrical and thermal conductivity of tin-based materials, L

Inudstry experts to offer their respective forecasts and predictions for the coming year.

Jere L. Geib, Jr., assumes responsibilities for marketing, advertising and sales promotions.

Annual third-party survey based solely on employee feedback.

Leading manufacturer in the surface preparation industry marks half a century in business.

Additive manufacturing, 3-D printing, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology also factor heavily into the economic comeback, industry analyst says.

Certification means Coral meets Chrysler’s stringent system pretreatment requirements.

New Troy, Mich., center designed to facilitate collaboration between DuPont and global automotive industry.

Jerry Trostle brings more than 30 years’ experience in the finishing industry.

Conrad Keijzer, currently managing director of AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings, to succeed Leif Darner, supervisory board member.

Cutting-edge chemical manufacturing plant based in Blackman Township.

Rebecca Harding elevated to position of marketing manager.

Addition furthers PPG’s strategy to "remain a leading industrial coatings supplier."

Enhancements include a new user interface and an improved scoring and feedback system.

Bill Brawley tapped to focus on growing sales into new and emerging markets.

Output of durable goods edges upward, with gains seen in the indices for aerospace, miscellaneous transportation equipment, electrical equipment, appliance

More than 50 OEMs and tier suppliers participated in the educational program.

New devices offers rapid and reliable XRF coating thickness measurement and materials analysis.

PosiTector 6000 coating thickness gage edges out 23 other entries at annual PCI contest.

Certification covers zn/ni products.

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

Transaction values Coating Resins at $1.15B.

Proprietary PPG pigment gives highly-reflective, vibrant color to airline’s vision.

Still, the overall U.S. unemployment rate dips below 8%.

Through its Sikkens automotive brand, AkzoNobel will offer technology-led paint solutions for the MP4-12C and MP4-12C Spider, among other models.

Flexible shipments up, rigid orders off for the month.

Program is designed to offer export advice while helping finishers and manufacturers expand to new markets.

Second annual event provides a unique opportunity for participants to share perspectives and network with colleagues and other female executives in the man

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