29th July 2016

HUBER CREATES NEW SILICATE CAPACITY

Huber Engineered Materials is investing in commercial production capacity for its patented Spherilex amorphous preciptated spherical silica and silicate technology.

PPG SELLS GLASS MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

PPG is breaking from its roots as a plate glass producer, and in future will concentrate solely on its paint and coatings business. The company that began as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. (hence the initials in the name) is selling the glass operations to Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., Mexico's largest plate glass producer, for a reported US $750-million.

FILTERTECH BUYS US CENTRIFUGE

Filtertech, Inc., located in Manlius NY, has recently acquired US Centrifuge Systems.

CASF GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Canadian Association for Surface Finishing is holding its second annual golf tournament on Wednesday, September 14.

WATERBORNE ACRYLIC URETHANE FOR EXTERIORS

PPG has introduced Aquacron 200 Series coating, a waterborne acrylic urethane for exterior building products.

BLACK FINISH FOR ALUMINUM

The Lumiclad aluminum blackening process from Birchwood Technologies produces a rich black finish on aluminum components and is recommended for power transmission components such as couplings, electrical card cages, and military and weapon components.

NORDSON NAMES POWDER SYSTEM SPECIALIST

Nordson Corp., a supplier of precision powder application technology, has added Clint Eastwood to its Industrial Coating Systems Group.  Eastwood joins the company as a powder system specialist.

CCAI NAMES AWARD WINNERS AND OFFICERS

The Chemical Coaters Association International honored members for their service and dedication to their chapters at its 2016 annual meeting in June. It also installed its 2016-17 officers and national board members.