Coatings

RPM Performance Coatings Group Acquires Commercial Floor Business

RPM International Inc. recently announced that its Performance Coatings Group (PCG) has acquired Expanko Inc.
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Applications Expand for Graphene

Graphene has moved from the research laboratory to the marketplace, driven by demand from markets where advanced materials are required.
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Allen Named AkzoNobel Head of Integrated Supply Chain

AkzoNobel recently announced the appointment of David Allen as the company’s new head of Integrated Supply Chain.
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Ask Dr. Dave: September 2013

Is it true that epoxy adhesives contain the same BPA that has been shown to be harmful when used to make drinking bottles?

Is it true that epoxy adhesives contain the same BPA that has been shown to be harmful when used to make drinking bottles?


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Managing Inventory: A Delicate Balance

Managing inventory in a highly regulated environment directly impacts a company’s ability to offer competitive pricing without eroding profits.

Businesses face inventory management challenges with varying degrees of difficulty.


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Bio-Coatings Improve Implant Functionality

A new coating could help medical implants function better.

Tiny implants to monitor bodily functions or to provide insulin or other drugs based on immediate need would be an advancement in personalized medicine. But a problem inherent in implants is the tendency of the human immune system to recognize the device as an invader and encapsulate it, preventing the device from doing its job.


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Archway Sales Named Polyurethanes Distributor for BASF

BASF recently announced it has appointed Archway Sales Inc. as a distributor for polyurethane chemicals to the CASE market in the Ohio valley.
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Strategic Solutions: The Voice of the Customer

Lean manufacturing usually defines “customer” as existing customers who drive your business processes.

Most manufacturers are currently or have been involved in some form of lean process. Your company may be well down the path or just starting out, or your customers or suppliers may be going lean. The Lean Enterprise Institute characterizes lean as “creating more value for customers with fewer resources.”


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Braun Named PPG VP, Industrial Coatings

PPG Industries recently announced that Kevin Braun has been appointed vice president of industrial coatings, Americas.
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Momentive Announces Startup of New Resins Plant in Thailand

The plant, reportedly constructed to minimize its potential impact on the surrounding area, significantly increased the company’s capacity to produce acrylic-based resins and service customers locally.
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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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