Axalta's Mike Withers Appointed to PCI Board of Directors


The Powder Coating Institute has appointed Mike Withers, architectural segment leader at Axalta Coating Systems to the 2020 Board of Directors.

Custom BUMAX Screws Hold Together World’s Largest Telescope


Fastener manufacturer BUMAX to supply thousands of high-strength and corrosion resistant fasteners for the Extremely Large Telescope, presently under construction.

HMG Paints Increases Sanitizer Production as UK Businesses Reopen


U.K. coatings manufacturer HMG Paints has expanded production of hand sanitizer to meet demand during business reopenings.

Valence Surface Technologies Obtains Defense Approvals


Valence Everett, a large-parts processor with shot peen, chemical processing and painting capability, obtained three approvals from Boeing Defense.

Haviland Enterprises Partners with LANXESS Corporation to Distribute Disinfectant


Haviland has released Rely+On Virkon, a broad-spectrum hard surface disinfectant, to help businesses maintain clean, safe facilities.

FPro Suction Manual Airspray Gun from Sames Kremlin


Sames Kremlin released the FPro S Manual Airspray Gun, which combines features from the FPro P with additional options.

Grace Offers Matting Agents for Water-Based Wood Coatings


Specialty silica provider W.R. Grace & Co. offers SYLOID AQ 800 silica and SYLOID AQ 880, matting agents for water-based wood coatings.

MicroCare Names New Assistant Corporate Controller


Beth Silvia, CPA, will be the assistant corporate controller for MicroCare, who specializes in coating, cleaning and lubricating fluids for manufacturing.

Orion Engineered Carbons Expands Germany-based Operations


Orion Engineered Carbons, a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, a reinforcing filler and color pigment for industrial and automotive coatings, is building a new logistics center at its largest manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany.

Joe Saad Retires from Acme Manufacturing Company


Highly recognized globally as an industry expert in metal finishing, Acme VP of Sales & Maketing Joe Saad has been instrumental in the development polishing automation solutions for automotive trim, truck bumpers, aluminum wheels, plumbing components, hand tools and builders' hardware during his career.