26th September 2017

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. 

COLOR OF THE YEAR NAMED

AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) has released its 2018 Color of the Year, a shade it refers to as a 'grown-up' pink. The color, named Heart Wood, is a warm blush.

POWDER COATING SHOW DATES ANNOUNCED

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has announced that next year's PCI Powder Coating Technical Conference and Tabletop Exhibition will be held March 12-15 2018 at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.

VENJAKOB TO SHOW VEN SPRAY SYSTEM AT WMS

Venjakob will be exhibiting its equipment at this year's WMS woodworking show. The show runs from November 2-4 at Toronto's International Centre.

AUTOMATIC FILM APPLICATOR

The byko-drive XL Automatic Film Applicator has a highly flexible design to perform drawdowns of coatings and inks. The dry film appearance is impacted by drawdown speed and pressure on the applicator tool.

CURING OVEN

No. 865 is a 750-deg F (399-deg C), three-zone conveyor oven from Grieve, used for curing coatings at a test facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 30 in. x 18 ft  x 15 in.

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.