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Relative Importance of Coatings Rises in Comparison to Overall Industrial Production

January 17, 2018 Industry News
The Federal Reserve’s industrial production (IP) index measures the real output of the manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities industries. This index suggests that the highs and lows of the coatings industry’s production are somewhat more pronounced than that of the manufacturing economy in general.

Senate EPW Chairs Urge EPA to Rescind “Once-in- Always-in” Policy

January 16, 2018 Industry News
The 'Once-in-Always-in' policy has been applied by EPA as a ‘rule,’ with binding effects on the regulated community, including very burdensome compliance costs.

ACA Urges Congress to Pass Infrastructure Investment Package

January 16, 2018 Industry News
Infrastructure investment is one of several ACA federal priorities for the 115th Congress, and the association supports legislative action to modernize the nation’s infrastructure.

CARB AIM Coatings Survey Results Posted

January 16, 2018 Industry News
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted the 2014 architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) Coatings Survey information and will begin the process of developing a new AIM Suggested Control Measure (SCM) in early 2018.

Synthomer Sells Leuna Site to Alberdingk Boley

January 16, 2018 Business News
The ongoing operational savings related to the sale of the site form the final part of Synthomer’s $12 million synergy target relating to that acquisition, the company stated.

Huron Capital Acquires US Coatings

January 16, 2018 Business News
US Coatings was purchased in 2013 by Mike Reed, Don Thomas, and Larry LeSeure, who are now partnering with Valentus to leverage the infrastructure, technology and manufacturing capacity that Valentus has assembled, the company reported.

PPG to Acquire ProCoatings

January 16, 2018 Business News
PPG expects the transaction to close in the first quarter 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Jebsen & Jessen and Jebsen Group Announce Joint Venture

January 16, 2018 Business News
According to the companies, this partnership combines the expertise of both organizations, establishing a stronger regional presence that provides better service capability to customers in Asia.

Nordson ASYMTEK Acquires Infiniti Dosing o.m.s. Product Lines

January 16, 2018 Business News
The transaction reportedly provides Nordson ASYMTEK with dispensing and dosing products marketed by Infiniti under the Dot Streamer (DS) and Accura brands.

Coatings and Adhesives Manufacturing Show Increased Shipments, Leaner Inventories

December 14, 2017 Industry News
Manufacturers seek to maintain lean, but not overly lean, inventory levels, and it appears that the coatings and adhesives industries have done well in this regard since the end of the recession.