25th July 2017

AKZONOBEL FACES NEW LAWSUIT

The battle for the future of AkzoNobel, which recently centered on PPG's efforts to achieve a merger, is continuing through a lawsuit. Elliott Advisors, a hedge fund that is a subsidiary of investor Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, (Singer is pictured, left) is trying to force out Antony Burgmans, chairman of the coatings maker’s supervisory board.

AKZONOBEL ACQUIRES EUROPEAN SUPPLIERS

AkzoNobel has acquired UK-based Flexcrete Technologies Ltd and signed an agreement to acquire French manufacturer Disa Technology (Disatech).

ELECTROCOATING SEMINAR PROGRAM

The Electrocoat Association and the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) has announced the program for the 2017 Electrocoating Seminar, scheduled for September 26-27 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott in Cleveland, OH.

DEEPER STEEL ENCLOSURES

Hammond Manufacturing has introduced extended depth versions of its large HN4FM floor-standing double door family to address the need for more internal space. Four sizes (60x48, 60x60, 72x60, and 72x72 in.) are now available.

ELECTROSTATIC SPRAY GUN

The new NANOGUN-MX manual electrostatic spray gun links the expertise of Kremlin Rexson and SAMES companies, thus combining electrostatic spray technology for liquid paints with Airmix medium- to high-pressure spray technology.

MIXER AND DISPENSER

Paul N. Gardner Co. Inc. has a new unit that will mix and dispense from the same five-gallon pail. The combined pail mixer features a lid-mounted motor and locking ring to securely hold the lid in place.

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.

SEEKING PAINT TECHNICIAN

Microcolor Dispersions is looking to hire a skilled paint technician (NOC 2211)