2018

IMTS 2018 Post Show Interview with Peter R. Eelman, Vice President, Exhibitions & Business Development, AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology

The International Manufacturing Technology Show partnered with European media to spread awareness of the show and attract visitors. This year it set all-time records for show metrics and welcomed 129,415 people from across the globe. There were 2,123 booths over 1,424,232 sq. ft. of exhibit space and 2,563 exhibiting companies.

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Jotun and Kansai Paint Build Relationship to Meet Marine and Protective Demand

Jotun, a global leader in marine coatings, and Kansai Paint, a leading coating supplier in Japan, have signed an agreement to develop their existing alliance. The partners are now looking to emulate the success they've achieved in the Marine segment in the Protective Market.

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Creative Centre for Automotive Colours of the Future Celebrates Anniversary

Ten years ago, the Color Design Studio Europe at BASF's Münster site was opened as a competence centre for designing new colour concepts for the automotive industry. The building features an open design in the Bauhaus style. Here, the designers of BASF's Coatings division translate technological and social trends into automotive colours and discuss their approaches with the automotive manufacturers' design departments.

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WACKER Cooperates with Dynaplak on Producing Sustainable Binders

WACKER is to collaborate with Dynaplak, the Dutch manufacturer of biobased raw materials for agricultural and industrial applications.

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Freudenberg Filtration Technologies Signs Contract to Purchase Majority Shareholdings of Apollo Air-cleaner Co., Ltd. in China

The global technology group Freudenberg is expanding its filter business. The Freudenberg Filtration Technologies Business Group has signed a contract in China to purchase the majority shares of Apollo Air-cleaner Co., Ltd.

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Axalta's Industrial Liquid Business Strengthens Portfolio for a Number of Core Industrial Segments with Environmentally-Responsible Range of Coatings

Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, adds new environmentally-responsible coatings, including VOC-free and low VOC waterborne products, to its Industrial Liquid Coatings portfolio.

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AkzoNobel's New Coating Adds Special Touch for Powder Customers

A new powder coating which smooths the way for customers to add coarse texture to surfaces has just been launched by AkzoNobel.

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The Quality Is the Top Priority

On November, 2018, Virumaa Technopark in Narva, Estonia, held the gala opening ceremony of the Primatek Coatings plant that will be producing powdered paints.

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Out Now Issue n. 28 of ipcm Protective Coatings

The paradox of the fourth industrial revolution, the era of the Digital Factory, is that human capital will remain a crucial resource to seize its opportunities. With the advent of the concept of Industry 4.0, the dichotomy between man and robot has been overcome and replaced by the centrality of human resources in the digitisation process.

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Customised Cleaning Solutions for Machining: BvL Offers a Comprehensive Portfolio for Precision Cleaning

Machining and the associated turning work are central steps in the manufacturing processes of a variety of different industries. This machining of metals produces various types of contamination in different work steps.

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Ding Dong Merrily on High

Ringing out again after 18 months of silence: the bell "Petersglocke" of Cologne cathedral. Traditional bell technology meets state-of-the-art construction and coating techniques.

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RoDip E Impresses in China

The joint venture FAW-VW is revamping a Chinese paint shop. Plant engineering firm Dürr has been chosen as a competent partner for this task. Once the paint shop is put into operation in September 2019, it will be the first time that the RoDip® E rotational dip process with electric drive has been used in China.

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Mobile and Fast Quality Control of Cleaning and Coating Baths

At parts2clean 2018, KRÜSS presented a novel solution for quality control of industrial baths that contain cleaning or wetting agents. The new Bubble Pressure Tensiometer – BPT Mobile is an instrument for determining the surfactant content by means the dynamic surface tension (SFT) of a solution. Working independently from a computer or the power grid and providing results within a few seconds, it is particularly suitable for regular quality checks.

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Covestro Concludes Share Buyback of EUR 1.5 Billion

Covestro AG has successfully completed its share buyback program announced in fall 2017. The program comprised the repurchase of shares worth up to EUR 1.5 billion, or up to 10% of the capital stock.

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PANTONE Colour of the Year 2019 is Living Coral

Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.

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