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Materials 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.

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc has received purchase orders from new and existing customers for its Q-Lite™ compressed natural gas (CNG) f

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

The US risks losing out to its foreign competitors in the clean energy marketplace because of the government’s failure to develop a long-term, consistent e

Coating specialist Hardide Coatings has secured a grant of up to £250,000 to commercialise a hardfacing coating for use on drilling tool and wear parts.

According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), an Ames Laboratory team has been given up to US$120 million over five years to find a solution for the shor

OM Group, Inc has sold its cobalt refinery assets in Kokkola, Finland, to a joint venture of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc Lundin Mining Corporation a

Kennametal Inc reported Q2 sales of US$633 million, compared with US$642 million in the same quarter last year.

According to a report by market analysts Roskill, iron ore prices will rise in 2013, following a slump in 2012.

The Waikato Centre for Advanced Materials (WaiCAM) is holding a Titanium Alloy Powder Metallurgy Research, Development and Commercialisation symposium on 7

Union Process Inc has manufactured a dry grinding SD-50 Attritor for a customer in the advanced ceramics industry.

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and the US Aluminum Association (AAI) have formed a memorandum of understanding to share information about me

The ASTM has advertised that papers are now requested for the 10th ASTM International Symposium on Advances in Steel Technologies for Rolling Bearings.

Umicore has been ranked as the most sustainable company in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index.

Netzsch Instruments North America LLC is supplying Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) with thermal analysis instruments used to characterise mate

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.

General Plastics Manufacturing Company will exhibit its rigid polyurethane composite core foams and introduce two new composite core sample kits at the COM

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.

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Abaris Training and the University of Nevada, Reno, are partnering to deliver training that takes high school and college graduates with no knowledge of co

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

Ashland Performance Materials’ latest addition to Pliogrip structural adhesives range is 1100, a two-part methacrylate adhesive developed to provide longer

In his inaugural speech for his second term in office, U.S. President Barack Obama has upped the ante, promising to show global leadership on climate chang

The organisers of the Titanium Europe show say the event will feature industry experts speaking about titanium and titanium aluminide (TiAl) alloys in comm

EWEA 2013 is just a few weeks away. So what can conference delegates expect to be the main topics up for debate?

JMC Composites Ltd is producing a new FRP Composite Asset Management Reference Manual for operators of FRP pipes, tanks and structures used within industri

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.

Almost half of all new generating capacity installed in the United States during 2012 was renewable, a new report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commis

Kineco Private Ltd of Goa, India, and Kaman Aerospace Group Inc, a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation, USA, have announced the formal inauguration of their jo

The total releases of toxic chemicals increased for the second year in a row, according to an EPA report.

Research has suggested that the potential toxicity of carbon nanotubes, due to their structural similarity to asbestos, can be alleviated by reducing their

Researchers from MIT have developed a range of ceramics from rare earth metals that are both hydrophobic and durable.

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute’s Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) have embarked on a €8 million research programme whi

Renishaw has launched a competition that will enable six young people to experience a week-long insight into engineering-based organisations.

Pinna replaces Rolf Graf, who has retired after six years as MD of Osterwalder.

SKF has signed a partnership agreement with US-based Protean Electric to supply automotive products for Protean’s in-wheel electric drive for the hybrid an

Resin supplier AOC LLC has announced a February price increase for all products for Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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

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

Composite materials and services supplier Gurit has announced a further expansion of its UK automotive parts manufacturing site, to double its capacity by

General Motors introduced its seventh generation Chevrolet Corvette at the North American International Auto Show (NIAS) in Detroit in January. The vehicle

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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.

New Canadian company Omniglass SCT has begun manufacturing pultruded window and door frames and components at Structural Composite Technologies' composites

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

Scott Bader Europe is increasing the prices of its unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester and DCPD resins, plus all other composite products, in February.

GKN Aerospace has delivered the first production aircraft set of composite winglets to Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast, for the new Bombardier CSeries aircra

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

Ashland Performance Materials has announced a February price increase for its complete portfolio of unsaturated polyester resins and gel-coats sold in Euro

TenCate, a producer of composites for space and aerospace, protective fabrics and geosynthetics, has announced it will acquire Amber Composites, a UK-based

Molycorp has announced that all key production components of its new rare earth manufacturing complex in Mountain Pass, California, are operational.

ASTM has named Dr Robin E Graves and Daniel S Janikowski to its international board.

Precision Castparts Corp says that has completed its acquisition of Titanium Metals Corp (Timet).

Carpenter Technology has appointed a new senior vice president – commercial, specialty alloy operations & Latrobe operations, and a new senior VP & chief f

EPMA program is designed to discover the ‘best of the best’ PM technical papers from Europe.

Colleen Wood Cordova, Kennametal vice president global product management, and Martina Igel, plant manager of Kennametal's Schongau, Germany facility, were

Carpenter Technology Corporation expects its net sales, excluding surcharge, to be US$431 million for its second fiscal quarter ended 31 December, 2012, 30

Coveted prize recognises exceptional contributions to the advancement of titanium in applications or technology.

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.

Despite the uncertain global economy, attendance figures for EWEA 2013 are up on 2012...

The US Federation Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that it will conduct a comprehensive review of the Boeing 787’s critical systems, including t

Amtech LLC, a manufacturer of fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) components for various sectors, has acquired Arrowhead Composites and Thermoplastics, an FRP m

The SECO/WARWICK Group, a supplier of industrial equipment for metal heat processing, has bought furnace engineering specialist NESPI International GmbH.

Allegheny Technologies (ATI) says that its ATI 2003 lean duplex stainless alloy has been selected for a range of of topside structural components for a maj

Facilities at the French ports of Cherbourg and Caen-Ouistreham are to undergo a multi-million euro expansion to pave the way for the development of tidal

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The British Marine Federation (BMF)'s most recent research shows that the marine industry is showing stability and has maintained a consistent level during

With its latest purchase of land, 3A Composites has increased its balsa plantation base by 20% ensuring supply of FSC certified balsa core material to its

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.

Resin manufacturer AOC LLC has announced a February price increase for the US and Canada.

Boeing has announced the purchase of a building in Salt Lake County, Utah, USA, which will focus on fabrication of composite horizontal stabilizer componen

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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.

Reichhold Inc has announced a February price increase on all unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins and flame retardant resins sold in the USA an

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.

GE, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are beginning work on a new wind

MAKE Consulting's Wind Turbine Trends 2012 report provides an overview of the global wind industry’s technology trends, focusing on new product development

SKF has signed an agreement to purchase Germany-based ship components provider Blohm + Voss Industries (BVI) from Star Capital Partners.

Sandvik has developed a new tool for engineers, programmers and machinists to use when working with drilling and tapping tools.

Gurit, a supplier of composite materials and structural engineering services, is implementing a unified global brand.

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

Paul Gagne tapped for his expertise in chemical blending.

Powder metallurgy manufacturing industry generated US$6.6 billion in sales, report shows.

Carpenter Powder Products has raised the base prices by 7% on all bar, plate, and finished Micro-Melt (PM) tool steel products.

Goal for 2013 is “to better promote the professional development opportunities resulting from involvement in standards development activities”.

Arcam has received an order for an electron beam melting (EBM) system from Metal Technology Co Ltd (MTC), a contract manufacturer in Japan.

BCC Research has published a report focusing on the top ten manufacturers of powder metal and other related materials.

Mott Corp says that its porous metal components and filters are now available in a range of refractory metal alloys, including zirconium, titanium, tungste

Sciaky Inc, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), has launched a new video focusing on its additive manufacturing (AM) process for metal parts

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), a partnership between industry and the UK government, has announced the appointment of Blade Dynamics to develop a

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The Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) conceived and built Premier 45 performance cruiser made its debut at the BOOT 2013 trade show in Düsseldorf in Jan

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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.

Danish energy group DONG Energy and wind turbine manufacturer Vestas, also of Denmark, have entered into a cooperation agreement that will see them work to

E.ON has awarded Great Yarmouth-based Alicat Workboats a contract to build four new state of the art vessels to support its offshore wind generation portfo

Two Californian wind energy projects have reached completion, bringing 300MW of new capacity onto the state’s grid, developer MidAmerican wind said on Mond

The renewable energy industry’s new year has kicked off to a good start after the United States’ Congress extended the wind energy Production Tax Credit (P

Business forecaster IHS predicts that the growth rate of the world economy will hold steady at 2.6% in 2013, and that a modest acceleration of growth could

Sandvik Mining has signed a mining systems contract with Sasol Mining (Pty) Ltd for the Shondoni Mine Materials Handling project in South Africa.

Transaction that includes all of Metaldyne's global operations.

We would like to wish all our readers a happy and prosperous 2013.

In 2013 Eastman Machine Company is celebrating 125 years of making textile cutting machines.

Ametek Specialty Metal Products (SMP) has enhanced its rolling capabilities at its Eighty Four, PA, plant, near Pittsburgh, USA.

Arcam has received new orders for EBM systems from Avio and GKN.

Union Process has made an S-400 Attritor for the wet-grinding of waste material intended for recycling.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association has launched a new brand to promote the range of applications in which PM can be used.

The International HIP Committee (IHC) has announced that the next International HIP Conference will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 9 -13 June, 2014.

Private equity firm Onex Corporation has completed its acquisition of the KraussMaffei Group, a supplier of plastics processing equipment, for €568 million

Spain’s Iberdrola has selected offshore wind turbines from French giant Areva for its 400MW Wikinger offshore wind power project 35km off Germany’s Baltic

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Muscarella's career as a sales manager, president and owner of companies that manufactured corrosion-resistant equipment spanned 40-plus years.

Reinforced Plastics would like to wish all our readers a very Happy New Year.

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