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Walter Surface Technologies opens facility in Switzerland

March 16, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies, a provider of surface treatment technologies, has announced the opening of a 59,000-sq.-ft. production and office complex in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland. With the new facility, constructed with green building technology, the company intends to increase growth of...

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SAF-West wins Business of the Year Award

March 10, 2016

Redding, Calif.-based SAF-West has won the 2015 Business of the Year Award from the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce. The annual award recognizes a business distinguishable by its investment in Redding’s employment, development, and community involvement. In issuing the award, Redding...

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Sherwin-Williams earns 2015 Affiliate New Product of the Year Award

March 9, 2016

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, Cleveland, has received the Steel Tank Institute (STI) 2015 Affiliate New Product of the Year Award for its EnviroLastic® polyaspartic coatings. The coatings are designed for high-throughput applications, durability, and easy of workability for...

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PCI announces 2016 board of directors and executive officers

March 7, 2016

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), a nonprofit technical and professional association providing information and education on powder coating technologies, Taylor Mill, Ky., has announced its board of directors and executive officers for 2016:President - John Sudges, Midwest Finishing SystemsVice...

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Powder Coating Summit issues call for papers

February 29, 2016

The PC (Powder Coating) Summit has issued a call for papers. The two-day technology event, to be held Oct. 4-5, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio, will include lab demos and lectures on powder coating innovations for engineers, technologists, scientists, and marketing and management professionals. The...

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CCAI announces student membership category

February 26, 2016

The Chemical Coaters Association Intl. (CCAI) board of directors has approved the addition of a student membership category to help generate interest in the finishing industry among students. Full-time students who are 16 years or older are eligible for a full-benefit, nonvoting membership at...

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Walter Surface Technologies releases abrasive selection app

February 9, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., has announced the launch of the new Walter Abrasives Selector app for all iOS® and Android® smartphones. It is designed to help metalworking professionals select abrasives for their specific applications. The user selects the operation (finishing,...

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CCAI national scholarship applications now being accepted

February 9, 2016

CCAI, Taylor Mill, Ky., has announced it is accepting applications for its 2016 Matt Heuertz Scholarship program. The goals of the program are to help fund education that could lead to a career in the finishing industry, stimulate interest in finishing, and to encourage finishing curriculum....

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PPG earns 2015 John Deere Partner-level supplier status

January 27, 2016

Pittsburgh-based PPG has announced its industrial coatings business has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence program. This status is Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating. The company supplies electrocoat, liquid and powder coatings,...

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Cold Jet announces acquisition of IceTech

January 15, 2016

Cold Jet®, a developer of dry ice cleaning and production systems in Loveland, Ohio, has acquired Denmark-based IceTech. Cold Jet maintains facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Japan, and China. Its dry ice cleaning systems use recycled CO2 while...

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TCI Powder Coatings opens new office in Georgia

January 12, 2016

Ellaville, Ga.-based TCI Powder Coatings has announced the opening of a new office in Americus, Ga. The new office functions as corporate headquarters for the business and houses the administrative, customer service, finance, and information systems departments. The company plans to add laboratory...

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Precision Coating acquires Boyd Coatings Research

January 7, 2016

Boston-based Precision Coating Co. Inc. has acquired Boyd Coatings Research Co. Inc., a provider of coating application services based in Hudson, Mass. Together they will provide extensive and complementary fluoropolymer (Teflon®/PTFE) application services to the medical device and highly...

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Weiler acquires SWATYCOMET

January 4, 2016

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has acquired bonded abrasive manufacturer SWATYCOMET d.o.o., Maribor, Slovenia. Through the transaction, Weiler adds a broad range of cutoff and grinding wheels and technical...

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Birchwood Technologies launches expanded website

January 4, 2016

Birchwood Technologies, Eden Prairie, Minn., has announced the launch of its newly redesigned and expanded website at www.birchwoodtechnologies.com showcasing the company’s line of black oxide and metal finishing options for iron, steel, and aluminum. A new quick-compare tool allows visitors...

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Hardide Coatings technology approved by Airbus

December 17, 2015

Hardide Coatings, a provider of advanced surface coating technology based in Oxfordshire, U.K., has announced that its Hardide-A tungsten carbide coating has met the technical performance requirements as a potential alternative to hard chrome plating on some specific Airbus aircraft components,...

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