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Metal Powder news, February 2010

Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, recently became the Canadian distributor for Dipsol America, headquartered in Livonia, Mich. The agreement

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 N

Russell Finex is supplying its range of separators to Atomising Systems Ltd as part of an atomising system for a major tin producer and exporter in China.

Alpha Sintered Metals Inc, based in Ridgway, USA, has bought Maxtech Manufacturing Inc, based in Quebec, Canada.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association has announced its ‘Awards for Excellence in Powder Metallurgy’ competition for 2010, which this year will be spo

Industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.9% in January, with increases logged across several major sectors. .

The West Michigan Chapter of CCAI, the Chemical Coaters Association International, plans to conduct a session at SUR/FIN 2010 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Columbia Chemical Corp., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of zinc and zinc-alloy plating additives, is pleased to announce ISO registration renewal

Douglas Kielbasa has been named Technical Service Engineer, Performance Coatings, for the U.S. Central Region by Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electr

The Belgian materials group, Umicore, said its performance in the second half of 2009 improved substantially from the low levels seen in the first part of

Hamburg-based metal powder supplier, K-mat GmbH, has opened a dedicated UK office in North Yorkshire.

Ford and General Motors, both heavy users of PM parts in both engines and transmissions, began the year well with double digit sales gains in January as th

US home toolmaker Black & Decker Corp, an early adopter of powder metal technology, announced fourth quarter earnings of $33.9 million, down from $43.7 mil

China is accelerating renewal of its steel making capacity at higher than planned rates.

Vale Inco says it is to restart production at its Voisey’s Bay, Labrador nickel mine and associated processing facility located in Newfoundland despite an

High-performance magnet producers in the US are calling on the government to unite federal agencies in tackling a perceived looming rare earth metals “supp

General Motors is to build its own electric motors for hybrid and electric vehicles.

According to the newly released February 2010 Precision Metalforming Association Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect conditions to re

PLANSEE High Performance Materials has installed a new PVD coatings facility that will allow it to develop and analyze sputtering targets in-house.

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 accordi

Dynamet Technology, Inc, based in Burlington, USA has been awarded a Phase IIB grant from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to further develop its t

Hart Metals Inc, based in Tamaqua, Pa, USA, has received US$1.6 million from the US Department of Defense (DOD) to develop new atomised high-performance ma

Sales of cars and light trucks in the United States rose 6% in January, year over year. By comparison, January 2009 U.S. auto sales hit a 26-year low.

In its year end report, Höganäs reported a good fourth quarter and revealed its plans to invest in R&D.

Schlenk Metallpulver GmbH & Co. KG has changed its name and legal form to Schlenk Metallic Pigments GmbH.

The AESF Foundation, the educational arm of the National Association for Surface Finishing, is offering finishers customized courses for their employees.

The Innovative Fluid Handling Group, or IFH, has purchased Phrophetstown, Ill.-based Williams Powder Coating and in the process created a new division call

Fourth-quarter results from several leading paint suppliers and chemical manufacturers reflect impact of rising demand and cost reductions.

Metalforming companies are increasingly optimistic about business conditions as the new year kicks off. That’s according to the newly released report from

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 m

Cincinnati Inc, a manufacturer of compacting presses, laser cutting systems, press brakes, and shears based in Ohio, says that it is investing 10% of its 2

Crucible Industries LLC, based in Syracuse, NY, has partnered with Pennsylvania-based Latrobe Specialty Steel Distribution for the sales and marketing of C

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has listed its first molybdenum brands for delivery following the plans for new contracts to trade the metal.

The National Association for Surface Finishing, or NASF, in cooperation with the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich., recently kicked off the 11

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