4th July 2015

PPG EXPANDS WUPPERTAL FACILITY

PPG Industries recently completed a US$5-million expansion at its coatings manufacturing facility in Wuppertal, Germany. The project added equipment to existing buildings on the campus, providing up to a 35 percent increase in annual production capacity of environmentally sustainable waterborne coatings for automotive and industrial applications.

LANGGUTH BUYS ASSOCIATED PACKAGING EQUIPMENT

Langguth Engineering (Waterloo, ON), has acquired Associated Packaging Equipment Corp. (Markham, ON), a supplier of globally branded labeling technology. The sale includes the entire portfolio of Associated’s PolyClad labelers.

IGM RESINS BUYS LAMBERTI PHOTOINITIATORS

Dutch-based IGM Resins, a developer and supplier of products and technical services to the global radcure industry, has acquired the photoinitiator business of Lamberti. The acquisition adds to IGM’s technical development capabilities and brings an advantaged product line that includes materials compliant with US FDA and stringent European regulatory requirements, and which are complementary to the company’s extensive photoinitiator offerings.

AXALTA AND HEMPEL FORM ALLIANCE

Axalta Coating Systems has formed a strategic relationship with Hempel (USA) Inc. This arrangement facilitates the formulation and availability of a coating system for external coatings with significant corrosion protection, and internal coatings with advanced flow efficiency for natural gas transmission pipes in the North American oil and gas pipeline market.

ELECTROSTATIC SPRAY GUN

EXEL North America, Inc. has launched the new SAMES Nanogun MV manual electrostatic low-pressure spray gun. This has been designed for spraying 1K and 2K solvent and water-based materials with low pressures in a variety of markets such as the aerospace, agricultural & construction, metallic furniture, wood and automotive Industries.

EXPLOSION-PROOF LED LAMP

Larson Electronics has a new explosion proof LED light fixture that is approved for paint spray booths, and combines one visible white light with a 365NM ultraviolet light. This 4-ft, two-lamp Class 1 Division 1 light fixture has a T6 temperature rating and paint spray booth certification.

NEW EDITOR JOINS CFCM

Edward Mason has joined Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing as the magazine’s editor. He has a background of over 35 years in trade publications.

AL MORDY PASSES ON

Al Mordy, who was president of Cloverdale Paint Inc. (Surrey, BC) died on June 4 after a short illness and ensuing complications. He had been with the company since 1976.