29th May 2017

AXALTA BUYS SPENCER COATINGS GROUP

Axalta Coatings Group has entered an agreement to acquire the Spencer Coatings Group, a British manufacturer of industrial coatings for heavy-duty equipment, general industrial, oil and gas, and glass coatings segments.

HUNTSMAN AND CLARIANT PLAN MERGER

While the joining of DuPont and Dow Chemical Co., along with PPG's efforts to merge with AkzoNobel have been the most noticeable fusions of chemicals giants on the horizon, a third proposal has now arrived. Texas-based Huntsman Corp. and Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) announced on May 22 that they planned to merge into a business entity with anticipated annual sales exceeding $13-billion.

VENJAKOB SHOWCASES AUTOMATION AT LIGNA

Venjakob used the recent LIGNA trade fair to showcase the VEN Spray Smart, Comfort and Perfect spray painting machines as well as the VARIO robot technology, all of them competing under the theme of the Le Mans 24 Hours Race.

SAMES KREMLIN OPEN HOUSE

SAMES KREMLIN, designers and manufacturers of a wide range of process equipment, hosted an open house for its distributor network in early May at its Plymouth, MI, headquarters.

ROBOTIC COLOR CHANGE BLOCK FOR PAINT

SAMES KREMLIN has released its new UPside CCV Color Change Block. This unit is a universal robotic color change block that contains a compact and modular design providing several solutions to integrate onto robotic arms. 

 

VISCOMETER OFFERS NEW FEATURES

AMETEK Brookfield has introduced the new KU-3 Krebs Unit Viscometer. The KU-3 is used in the paints and coatings industry to measure viscosity in accordance with ASTM D562.

SCI NAMES MEDAL RECIPIENT

The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America Group has named Dr. Melinda H. Keefe of the Dow Chemical Company as the recipient of 14th annual SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal.

 

TCI POWDER NAMES MANUFACTURING DIRECTOR

TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., has named Dale Blackwell as director of manufacturing, effective May 1