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This is the top news from the finishing world for the week of April 10, including:

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In addition to outstanding educational sessions, CCAI’s Women in Finishing Forum provides opportunities for participants to meet and get to know their industry peers through a variety of unique networking events. The forum will be held May 9-11 at the Embassy Suites South Bend at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

The forum will kick off Thursday evening with a welcome reception, giving attendees the opportunity to meet fellow forum participants as they “uncork and unwind” during this wine, chocolate and cheese tasting event.

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Has growth peaked?” reads a headline from The Washington Post this month. The Guardiansays “the global economy is slowing down.” Likewise, Reuters reports that economic forecasters are cutting global economic growth in their 2019 analyses.

But for many—including, it seems, those in the U.S. metalworking sector—spirits, if not expectations, are more optimistic about the short-term economic future.

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Editor Tim Pennington show us what Products Finishing magazine is covering in the April 2019 issue.

 

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On Wednesday, April 3, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., the 2019 Parts Cleaning Conference, held in conjunction with PMTS 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio, will present the Basics and Best Practices Track, where industry professionals will present on such topics as cleaning agent testing, safe alternatives to cleaning methods, aqueous precision cleaning 101, and the benefits of aqueous parts cleaning. See the full agenda of speakers here, which includes Barbara and Ed Kanegsberg with BFK Solutions, and Darren WilliamsSam Houston State UniversityAlicia McCarthy with Toxics Use Reduction Institute; Yangsheng Zhang from BHC; and Chuck Sexton from Kyzen.

The Critical Track, held Thursday, April 4, from 8 to 11 a.m., will cover critical cleaning in automotive applications and how to achieve these cleanliness requirements; cleaning of medical devices and implants, and the importance of cleaning sensitive electronics and more. The speaker lineup includes Remi Mercier from Proceco; Raymond Wu with Chemours; Henry Ederle from Technotrade International Inc./ Borer Chemie AG; Mike Valenti with Hubbard-Hall; and Malcolm McLaughlin at Alconox. See the full agenda here.

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