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Metal finishing news, January 2013

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.

Don Walsh, director of operations for Uyemura USA, will focus on how environmental regulations will impact materials availability.

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

SWD's Rick Delawder named NASF president

New ASTM International standard describes methods of preparing surfaces of hot-dip galvanized iron and steel for powder coating and the application of powd

Advanced laboratory spanning 20,000 square feet provides support and services in research and development, quality control, analytics, and applications eng

Launch party to take place in February at The Henry Autograph Collection Hotel in Dearborn, Mich.

Provider of environmentally friendly water treatment systems and services for industry completes recycling "loop" with new solar-powered facility.

Jason Maupin promoted to vice president; Terry Copeland named vice president, commercial business development.

Latest OESA member survey reflects more optimism than pessimism about business conditions.

January 22 event in Brussels featured public authorities, downstream users and other hey sectors.

Custom presentations showcase a variety of unique powder coating colors—all shot on real-world applications.

Jason Maupin promoted to vice president; Terry Copeland named vice president, commercial business development.

In particular, ACA is focusing on the review of methylene chloride and n-methylpyrrolidone.

More than 15 new BASF products positioned as solutions for current market needs.

Graeme Armstrong to assume role of managing director surface chemistry and country director for North America; Bob Margevich to retire.

Following its acquisition of UK-based Deloro Stellite, Kennametal has added a new business unit, Kennametal Stellite.

Achievement reflects SIFCO's commitment to continual improvement in aerospace quality.

Dave Boogaard, 16-year plating industry veteran, to cover the Southern Ohio, Central-Southern Indiana, and Kentucky territories.

Leader in specialty chemicals inaugurated a new production unit for its Industrial & Consumer Specialties Business Unit in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico.

The output of durable consumer goods increased, as gains in automotive products and in home electronics more than offset declines in the indices for applia

Omya, through its subsidiary companies Durr Marketing Associates, Azalea Color Company and Lipscomb Chemical Company, will become a national distributor an

Survey says: Metalforming companies expect a slight improvement in business conditions during the next three months.

State-of-the-art center created to assist PAVCO's ongoing research, sales and service efforts.

Enthone and Alpha will continue operating under their current trade names, with no changes to how business is conducted.

Sprawling Michigan operation is the latest addition to Pioneer's stable.

With a year-to-date total of $5,212.17 million, 2012 was up 4.8% compared with 2011, AMT statistics show.

Facilities enhanced to provide improved customer sampling, testing and analysis, as well as qualification runs under production- scale conditions.

Tokyo-based Starry Oil Corporation to handle select precision cleaning product lines.

Modest increase seen in manufacturing employment, but overall unemployment rate remains unchanged at 7.8 percent.

The Awards of Excellence acknowledge exemplary contributions by authors and presenters from the previous year's Anodizing Conference.

The certifications apply to Integran's Toronto facility for the design, development and application of advanced activation and electrodeposition processes

BASF, which supplies Nissan with coatings and paints for the Pathfinder and Infiniti models at its Smyrna plant in Tennessee, expands that offering to incl

New site segmented by industry, market, and end-use application.

Goal is to reduce injuries and illnesses at ‘high-hazard’ workplaces.

Paul Gagne tapped for his expertise in chemical blending.

2012 ESTCP project addresses corrosion problems associated with magnesium alloys utilized in military applications.

Robert R. Phillippi tapped to lead DuPont Powder Coating's efforts in the rebar market.

Alex Jachnycky, formerly of Arrow Electrics, brings a wealth of technical and customer service experience.

$1.5 million provided through SERDP for powder topcoat development.

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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