Industry News (Week of 7/10/06)
ACCUPLACE AND PARAFIX SIGN DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENTParafix Tapes & Conversions Ltd. has announced its confirmation as a value-added reseller for AccuPlace's product line of film adhesive placement machines. Accuplace, Plantation, FL, is a recognized leader in the field of film adhesive placement technology. Parafix is one of Europe's leading converters and distributors of self-adhesive materials from the world's leading manufacturers.
ADVANCED APPLIED ADHESIVES ANNOUNCES BOARD OF DIRECTORSAdvanced Applied Adhesives (AAA) has announced its newly appointed Board of Directors, which consists of top executives from the electronics industry. The Board of Directors are: Ron Benham, former president of Dexter Corp.'s Electronic Materials division; John Boruch, former president of Amkor Technology; William Dawson, former president of AVX Materials Division; Frank Husson, president and CEO of AAA; and John Thompson, senior vice president of Corporate Development for Invitrogen Corp.
KRATON UNVEILS NEW BRAND IDENTITYKraton Polymers LLC, Houston, recently introduced a new logo and brand identity. Kraton's vision, to be a leading performance polymer company that delivers breakthrough products for innovative customers, is captured in its new brand, logo, and tagline. The company's new tagline, Giving Innovators Their Edge™, recognizes Kraton's customers as true value creators, and embraces a partnership approach to innovation.
For more information, visit http://www.kraton.com .
NATAS ANNOUNCES 34TH CONFERENCEThe 34th North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS) Conference will be held Aug. 6-9, 2006, at the Holiday Inn University Plaza Hotel in Bowling Green, KY. The Technical Program consists of 17 symposia encompassing areas such as pharmaceuticals, kinetics, polymers, energetic materials, etc.; two workshops ("Lifetime Prediction of Materials," "Microcalorimetry & Isothermal Titration Calorimetry"); a general poster session; and a student poster session. NATAS' acclaimed two-day short course will immediately precede the conference on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-6. The practical hands-on workshop will overlap the NATS conference Aug. 8-10. An exhibit will feature the latest developments in thermal analytical equipment and services, and the annual awards banquet will recognize outstanding achievements by contributors to the field of thermal science.
For more information, visit http://www.natasinfo.org/ .