27th May 2016

HUNTSMAN OPENS PIGMENTS PLANT

Global chemical company Huntsman has started operations at its new color pigments facility in Augusta, GA.

PCI SUMMIT SLATED FOR OCTOBER

The Powder Coating Summit takes place on October 4 and 5 at the Westin Columbus Hotel in Columbus, OH.

INNOVATIVE FINISHING WINS FANUC AWARD

Innovative Finishing Solutions Inc. (Orangeville, ON) has again won the Sales Leadership Award at this year’s FANUC America 2016 Authorized System Integrator conference held in Orlando, FL.

US MANUFACTURING ORDERS GROW

The US Manufacturing Technology Orders report (USMTO) for March 2016 showed that orders grew 36.9 percent compared to the previous month. However, orders still were down 11.8 percent compared to March 2015, and stand at 15.0 percent down year-to-date compared to the same point in 2015.

DRY AGITATOR BEAD MILL

The new SpheRho from Netzsch is an agitator bead mill designed for super-fine dry grinding.

VISCOSITY MEASUREMENT DEVICE

The DV2000 Viscothinner is for determination of the viscosity in P (Poise) or cP, as used in the paint, coatings and ink industries.

GELEST ESTABLISHES LOGISTICS DEPARTMENT

Gelest, Inc. has established a dedicated logistics and fulfillment department to improve efficiencies, reliability and overall performance.

TCI NAMES AUTOMOTIVE SEGMENT MANAGER

TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., has named Dave Severson as its automotive market segment manager.