19th October 2017

SEISMICALLY RESISTANT CONCETE COATING

Scientists working at the University of British Columbia have produced what they claim is a seismically resistant, fiber-reinforced concrete. The material is set to begin use in retrofitting projects.

 

CALL FOR COATINGSFEST PAPERS

The Pacific Northwest Society of Coatings Technology (PNWSCT) is inviting presentations for the CoatingsFest to be held from Wednesday, October 10 to Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, BC. 

SUR/FIN ANNOUNCES SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE

The deadline for Abstract Submission for SUR/FIN's Manufacturing & Technology Conference has been announced as December 15, 2017. The event will be held June 4 to 6 in Cleveland, OH.

IHEA HOLDS FALL SEMINARS

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) held its 2017 Fall Seminars at the Westin Poinsett in Greenville, SC, on September 19 and 20.

OVEN FOR LONG PARTS

No. 994 is a 500 deg F (260 deg C) special cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for heating the end of long parts at a customer’s facility.

COATING FOR EXTRUDED ALUMINUM

Sherwin-Williams Co.’s Coil and Extrusion Coatings division has introduced Valspar Acrylicoat, a coating and resin system that the company says delivers a smooth, glass-like finish and hard surface on extruded aluminum architectural products.

NEW REGIONAL MANAGER FOR SPECIALTY POLYMERS

Specialty Polymers Inc. has appointed Steve Dobson as the company’s new regional sales manager. His territory includes the northeast US & eastern Canada.

AKZONOBEL CEO STEPS DOWN

Ton Büchner, CEO of AkzoNobel, has stepped down from his position due to health reasons. The company has named Thierry Vanlancker as the new CEO.