The past few issues of Products Finishing have touched on how different market sectors have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. As we come to the end of the year, PF editor-in-chief Scott Francis takes time to reflect on the manufacturing industry’s response during the COVID era and to contemplate finishing’s role in the medical sector.
Editor-In-Chief, Products Finishing
The market for RVs is on the rise and these coatings can help improve output.
Georgia Powder Coating works to promote financial literacy and entrepreneurship foundations.
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.
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 recently hired Alex Beck as a technical sales account manager. The company hopes to continue expanding its surface finishing market.
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.
Index falls to historic low as domestic and foreign orders activity weakens.
Chief Economist & Director of Analytics, Gardner Intelligence
Atotech’s Tridur ZnNi H5.2-plated parts can be combined with aluminum alloys and used in the automotive industry to minimize contact corrosion.
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.
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.
Webinar explains the economics that determine the optimal disposal point of a cleaner bath.
North American Market Shows Mixed Results for the 2019 Reporting Year
June Finishing Index is 47.5, over five points lower than the reading from the same month one year ago.
Through the first half of 2019, the U.S. economy did quite well, but don’t be complacent.
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.
The company says it is poised to leverage the more than 50 years experience of its parent organization, Parker Engineering Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, to become a leader in the North American paint finishing market.
The plating on plastics (POP) market has evolved to include an ever-broader range of substrates, huge increases in selective plating demand, using tools such as two-shot molding and laser ablation.
Jason Saner joined Abtex in June 2013 as market development manager and was promoted to lead the Systems Group in 2014 and to vice president of sales and marketing in 2015.
Michael Guckes, chief economist for Gardner Intelligence, offers a lengthy discussion on what he sees ahead for the automotive sector in 2020 and beyond.
Is your company positioned to defend a cyberattack? How about a sudden economic downturn? If the answer to either of these questions is no, the organizers of ITPS/IFCS say they have two must-attend sessions for you.
There are so many different cleaning wipes on the market. MicroCare’s Mike Jones offers some information to help you choose the right ones.
Mirka Abrasives earned Vendor of the Year and Excellence in Sales awards, Sames Kremlin also was recognized with a Sales Excellence Award, and Roo Glue won the New Market Growth Excellence Award.
Forty-year PPG veteran Scott Moffatt was recognized for his volunteer contributions to the organization.
Hubbard-Hall Inc. has added Ted Saltzman as market manager for Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
A first visit to parts2clean in Stuttgart, Germany, is eye-opening to the importance of the parts cleaning market.