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Powder protects hard-to-reach areas from corrosion

September 17, 2015

Cortec® Corp. has introduced EcoFog® VpCI®-309 Nano, a patent-pending vapor phase corrosion inhibiting (VpCI) powder designed to protect ferrous metals in hard-to-reach recessed areas, interior cavities, and voids. Because of its submicron particles, the powder diffuses quickly, can travel...

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Walter Surface Technologies appoints senior VP/GM for Bio-Circle division

September 16, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., a provider of surface treatment technology, has named Chester Collier as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Bio-Circle North America division. Collier has held progressively senior positions with the company over the past 35...

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TCI Powder Coatings appoints architectural and building products segment manager

September 15, 2015

Ellaville, Ga.-based thermoset powder coating provider TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc., has appointed Steve Jones to the new position of architectural and building products segment manager. He joined the company in 2011, most recently serving as director of national markets....

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Sapa Extrusions, PPG Industries enter into exclusive coatings warranty agreement

September 14, 2015

Rosemont, Ill.-based Sapa Extrusions has announced an 18-month exclusive agreement with PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, that provides Sapa with exclusive rights to administer PPG’s coatings warranty on completed aluminum products. As part of the agreement, Sapa now can transfer PPG’s coatings...

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Extension die grinders extend into previously inaccessible areas

September 14, 2015

Dynabrade Inc. has introduced a new line of 0.4-HP extension die grinders. The air tools allow for work within long pipes, castings, and other places where an extended reach is needed. The straight-line air tools are available in either a front- or rear-exhaust air motor and run at 25,000 RPM....

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Osborn appoints director of sales

September 11, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs in Richmond, Ind., has hired Joseph Langlois as director of sales for the primary metals division. Langlois has more than 18 years of experience in the steel industry, seven of which were spent at Heraeus Electro-Nite,...

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Room-temperature black oxide designed for in-house metal finishing

September 8, 2015

PRESTO BLACK® room-temperature black oxide from Birchwood Technologies is suitable for small to medium-sized production operations that require corrosion resistance and galling protection on critical surfaces for machine components. The 15-min. process, which produces a nondimensional coating...

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PPG completes acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings

September 2, 2015

Pittsburgh-based coatings company PPG Industries has completed the acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings Inc., a powder and liquid coatings manufacturer. IVC employs more than 300 people and operates plants in Brazil, Ind.; Grand Haven, Mich.; Atlanta; Casa Grande, Ariz.; and Guangdong, China;...

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Nordson Pipe and Tube Continuous Coater

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The Nordson dry filter continuous coater delivers consistent, high-quality finishes with rapid return on investment. A compact, integrated finishing system, it requires minimal floor space and adapts easily to in-line production methods. It is completely automated and offers the clean operation of a self-contained spray system, while allowing you to coat pipe and tube at extremely high line speeds.

Acme Mfg. opens second manufacturing facility in Michigan

August 31, 2015

Acme Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of integrated centerless and robotic belt grinding systems and automated polishing, buffing, deburring, and grinding systems, has added a second manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. The 45,000-sq.-ft. building will accommodate additional manufacturing...

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Abtex Corp. fills two management positions

August 28, 2015

Dresden, N.Y.-based Abtex Corp. has hired Lyell Adler as controller and Shirley Bendura as purchasing agent. Adler, who oversees all financial operations and controls, worked previously at Mettler-Toledo High-Speed, where he held a similar position. He has more than two decades of financial...

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Pferd hires customer service manager

August 26, 2015

Abrasive and industrial brush provider Pferd Inc., Milwaukee, has hired Janet A. Schweitzer as customer service manager. Having previously worked for the Wm. K. Walthers Co. and C&H Distributors, Schweitzer has more than nine years of experience in customer sales and service and nine years of...

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Catalog highlights surface conditioning products

August 26, 2015

Weiler Corp. has released a 52-page welding and fabrication catalog. Available in print and digital versions, it contains product information for the new Tiger® X flap disc, along with the company’s other products, including coated abrasives, bonded abrasives, and brushes. The digital...

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The best of both worlds

August 24, 2015


Typically, fabricators have had to choose between an aggressive cutting disc that is thrown away at the end of each shift or a long-lived disc that usually doesn't cut as well and causes the operator to push more while handling the power tool. Weiler Corp. has developed its X3 technology to bridge that gap.

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Osborn names national account manager

August 21, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs in Richmond, Ind., has hired Larry Outtrim as its national account manager. In this role, his responsibilities include maintaining and managing distributor relationships, growth, and overall marketing programs. Although...

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