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Metal Powder news, August 2009

The non-ferrous powder metallurgy business was rocked last month by the news that two leading players in Germany and the UK had filed for insolvency.

German injection moulder Hock Sachsen GmbH has moved to a new MIM facility, located in Schwarzenberg, near Leipzig, Germany, along with four furnaces and t

A recession-driven sale has seen one of the PM industry’s sinter-forged products pioneers fall under new ownership.

A Hoeganaes submission, "Development of a Dual-Phase Precipitation-Hardening PM Stainless Steel" has won the Howard I Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper

The Springfield, Mass., AESF branch, in conjunction with Valley Plating and Poly Plating, has announced this year’s New England Surface Finishing Regional

The Powder Coating Institute, or PCI, and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, or NACE, will be partnering to produce The North American Industrial C

The AESF Foundation has released the schedule for its Fall 2009 courses. Topics range from environmental issues to precious metal plating techniques.

Columbia Chemical recently hosted three representatives from Ebara-Udylite Mexico to an intensive three-day training session at the facility's technical su

DuPont Powder Coatings recently launched a new website designed to give customers quick and easy access to information about its powder coatings brands and

General Motors, GM, is increasing production at several North America assembly plants in response to increased sales. The decision maans will bring approxi

DuPont Automotive OEM Coatings has been named a GM Supplier of the Year for 2008. The honor, DuPont Automotive’s second in as many years, is in recognition

Metalforming companies predict a spike in business conditions during the next three months. These findings emerge from a newly released Precision Metalform

A newly released report from the Federal Reserve showed U.S. industrial production rose 0.5% in July, a tangible improvement over June’s 0.4% decline. Anal

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

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-Blakes

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 wealt

The Aluminum Anodizers Council, or AAC, is inviting attendees to learn about basic techniques for producing a quality anodized product at its upcoming Anod

President Barack Obama earlier this month nominated David Michaels, Assistant Secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA.

The Association Connecting Electronic Industries, IPC, has announced the findings from its monthly North American printed circuit boards report.

The Electrocoat Association and the Chemical Coaters Association International have joined forces to bring the finishing industry the 2009 Electrocoating S

The Electrocoat Association will hold its annual meeting Nashville, Tenn., at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, located at 2800 O

The 2009 Powder Coating Forum is set to take place at the Embassy Suites in Cleveland, Ohio, from Sept. 16–17.

Two of Germany’s most important industrial and surface finishing events—Paint Expo and parts2clean—have set dates for 2010.

The eRulemaking Program has launched a significant upgrade to www.regulations.gov, the website that provides one-stop, public access to information related

Second-quarter earnings reports from some of the largest chemical companies and coating materials suppliers, including BASF, Clariant, Dow, DuPont, and PPG

The U.S. government’s trade-in program, Cash for Clunkers, sparked a boost in demand making July auto sales better-than-expected—more precisely, the best p

A newly released Commerce Department Report showed gross domestic product, GDP, slowed 1% in the second quarter vs. 6.4% in the first three months of the y

Haviland Products, which formulates, manufactures and distributes decorative, functional and specialty coatings for Fortune 500 companies nationwide, annou

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

Dysol, Inc., manufacturer of the patented DS-Series line of environmentally compliant cleaning solvents, announced that it has entered into a strategic par

Dysol, Inc., has appointed a distributor for the MagChem line of engine overhaul, maintenance and lubrication products.

Haviland Products Company has tapped Canadian Finishing Systems to be its exclusive surface finishing distributor to all of Canada.

Rio Tinto Ltd has made an agreement with Nippon Steel Corp to cut its iron ore prices by more than a third for 2009, foreshadowing likely price decreases i

The European Powder Metallurgy Association has published its ‘Call for Papers’ for the 2010 Powder Metallurgy World Congress, to be held in Florence, Italy

Bayer MaterialScience is partnering with three companies that specialise in aluminium powder metallurgy to develop customized, carbon nanotube-reinforced a

MDM Engineering Group Limited has commenced work on the front-end engineering and design phase of a sinter plant project in Hotazel, South Africa.

Researchers from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, have developed a new technique for producing tin disulphide (SnS2) nanotubes by ‘growing

Finnish cast component supplier Componenta Corp plans to merge its two foundry business units in Heerlen, The Netherlands, into one entity.

Werner Auer has been appointed the CEO of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies GmbH & Co.

According to Mark C Paullin, president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), opportunities in the automotive and green industries could help th

The winners of the 2009 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) have been announc

NASF, the National Association for Surface Finishing, recognized more than a dozen individuals for their dedication, service, and technical contributions t

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