1st September 2015

CARBON PRICE INCREASE ANNOUNCED

Orion Engineered Carbons is announcing price increases of up to eight percent on its specialty carbon blacks, effective October 1.

CHEMOURS TO CLOSE TWO Tio2 FACILITIES

The Chemours Company will close its Edge Moor, DL, manufacturing site located outside Wilmington, DL, which produces titanium dioxide (TiO2), and will shut down a TiO2 line (line 3) at its Johnsonville plant in New Johnsonville, TN.

GLOBAL E-COAT MARKET GROWING

The global e-coat business, a new report says, is at US$2.87-billion. And by 2020, it will hit $3.69-billion.

AMERICAN PLATING POWER PARTNERS WITH SERVICE FILTRATION CANADA

American Plating Power (Fort Myers, FL) has enlisted Service Filtration Canada (Mississauga, ON) as a strategic partner for sales of its industrial power supplies in Canada.

BLACK OXIDE FOR SMALL OPERATIONS

Presto Black room temperature black oxide from Birchwood Technology (Eden Prairie, MN) is offered for small to medium production operations requiring robust corrosion resistance and galling protection on critical surfaces for machine components.

INSPECTION SYSTEM USES ANDROID DEVICES

Following the introduction of its PosiTector SmartLink for iOS devices, DeFelsko is releasing the PosiTector app for Android. The PosiTector SmartLinkTM and free mobile app turns a cellphone or tablet into a multi-functional inspection instrument.

NASF AWARD WINNER DIES

Dave Roach, 71, owner of Peninsula Metal Finishing, Orlando, FL, passed away suddenly on August 7.

TCI NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

TCI Powder Coatings (Ellaville, GA), a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., has named Thomas G. Whalen as director of marketing and segment strategy. He brings over 25 years of experience