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Here is your top news from the finishing world for the week of August 14, including:

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The CCAI Carolina’s chapter dinner on October 1 will focus on the most common and uncommon powder coating application and material problems.

Presenter Marty Korecky, a marketing specialist for AkzoNobel Coatings, has over 33 years of experience in the powder coating industry and has served in a variety of roles, including powder formulation, technical service management, field sales and marketing. Korecky is a Six Sigma Green Belt and has extensively used Design of Experiments, Ford Motor Team-Oriented Problem Solving and Total Quality Management.

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Join the CCAI Carolinas Chapter for their golf outing at a new location in centrally located Greensboro, North Carolina on September 4.

The outing will be held at Grandover Resort Golf and Spa. There will have a brief discussion prior to golfing about the CCAI Carolinas Chapter and how to become involved.

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Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science says that the aerospace sector is under huge pressure to make changes to be more environmentally friendly and that could help the plating industry.

In a blog post on its website, Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science says that airlines are looking at “reducing the weight of the aircraft and increasing the efficiency of the engine itself. Both of these approaches impact the materials used on the aircraft, including plated components.”

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The Metal Finishing Association of Northern California will be awarding scholarships to students who are related to MFANC members.

The application deadline is Aug. 31.  The MFANC board voted to approve an annual college scholarship of up to $2,500. Last year, two scholarships were awarded, which went to Christian Lucas and to Julissa Gallo.

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