Powder Coating

Protech Group Acquires Dyvex Industries

Dyvex Industries is a plastic compound manufacturer for fragrance, flavor and odor control products. The Protech Group will seek to leverage Dyvex Industries’ market within the coatings industry, including thermoset powder, thermoplastics, liquid and specialty materials.

Powder Coating

White Paper Details Importance of Powder Coatings for Enabling Electric Vehicles

A new white paper from AkzoNobel Powder Coatings explores the role powder coatings are playing in the EV market, with a focus on the role they're playing in preventing batteries and other components from overheating.

Liquid Coating

PPG Appoints New Chief Growth Officer

In this newly created role, Irene Tasi will be responsible for corporate strategy, long-range planning, marketing, brand and sales excellence, digital, market-driven innovation and new growth initiatives.

NASF Economic Impact and Market Trends Report to Be Presented at SUR/FIN

NASF’s analysis will assess surface finishing industry size, employment numbers, revenues, impact on GDP, and profitability.

Harsco Environmental Introduces Abrasive Materials to Surface Preparation Market

The Black Beauty Sure/Cut products offer a new market for alternative materials

SUR/FIN 2021 Announces Keynotes

SUR/FIN 2021 will be held November 2-4, 2021, in Detroit, Michigan at the TCF Center.

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Coating for RV Industry Comes at an Advantageous Time

The market for RVs is on the rise and these coatings can help improve output.

Georgia Powder Coating Sponsors Personal Finance Curriculum

Georgia Powder Coating works to promote financial literacy and entrepreneurship foundations.

Nasmyth Appoints Leaders for Expanding Markets

Nasmyth Group has hired Patrick Carroll to expand its presence in the East Asian market – particularly in China and Japan – and tasked Scott Hudson to do so in Canada.

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Sherwin-Williams Debuts 21 Colors in Color Trend Forecast

Sherwin-Williams’ Second Annual Color Forecast includes 21 colors across three collections that it predicts will shape OEM and customer habits within three to five years.

Haviland Products Company Expands Surface Finishing Staff

Haviland Products Company recently hired Alex Beck as a technical sales account manager. The company hopes to continue expanding its surface finishing market.

ACA Releases Two Market Analyses for the Paint & Coatings Industry

Two paint and coatings industry market analyses are available from ACA and the ChemQuest group. They cover international markets and the future direction of the industry.

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Finishing Index Contracts as COVID-19 Disrupts Economy

Index falls to historic low as domestic and foreign orders activity weakens.


2020 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey Results for Electroplating & Anodizing

North American Market Shows Mixed Results for the 2019 Reporting Year


Atotech introduces new passivate for electroplating market

Atotech’s Tridur ZnNi H5.2-plated parts can be combined with aluminum alloys and used in the automotive industry to minimize contact corrosion.

Powder Coating

PCI Publishes Global Powder Coatings Market Report

The Powder Coating Institute’s 2019 market report contains data on the global paint and coatings market, end-use markets for the powder coating industry.


VIDEO: A Look at the 2020 Automotive Finishing Market

Michael Guckes, chief economist for Gardner Intelligence, offers a lengthy discussion on what he sees ahead for the automotive sector in 2020 and beyond.

Powder Coating

Sea Glass is Axalta's Global Automotive Color of the Year

Axalta’s 2019 Global Automotive Color Popularity Report reported that blue vehicles are 7% of the global automotive market, fifth overall following white, black, gray and silver.

Parts Cleaning

Webinar Discusses Reducing Cleaning Costs by 35%

Webinar explains the economics that determine the optimal disposal point of a cleaner bath.


Index Contracts on Weak Backlogs and Exports

October Finishing Index: 47.3

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Finishing Index Makes Progress Back Toward ‘50’

August Finishing Index is 48.2, indicating that overall business conditions contracted for a second month, but at a slower rate than previously recorded.

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Finishing Index Ends 30 Consecutive Months of Expansion

June Finishing Index is 47.5, over five points lower than the reading from the same month one year ago.

Even in Good Economic Times, Are You Still Hungry?

Through the first half of 2019, the U.S. economy did quite well, but don’t be complacent.

The Metalworking Economy: Expectations and Observations at Odds

Even though most economists are demonstrating that the global economy’s growth trends are leveling off, machine shop owners still seem to be showing signs of business optimism.

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