Industry happenings to watch for.

Accu-Packaging, Inc.

Accu-Packaging, Inc. (API), Wilmington, Mass., the adhesive and sealant industry's newest custom-packaging facility, has announced that it is on line. API's management announced that they are ahead of schedule and are experiencing no manufacturing problems. The company's specialty product, the Accu-Pak, is a two-part flex package. The company also packages UV-cure syringes, cartridges and a variety of canisters for transporting adhesives.


INOUE USA, Jacksonville, Fla., a leading manufacturer of mixers, mills, kneaders, ram presses and other processing equipment, has elected to temporarily reduce its manufacturing presence in the United States. This will facilitate the company's relocation to more suitable and larger accommodations. INOUE will continue its sales and marketing position in the United States, and all manufacturers representatives will remain in place.

Kerr-McGee Chemical L.L.C.

Kerr-McGee Chemical L.L.C., Oklahoma City, has appointed Hall Technologies Inc., St. Louis, distributor of its Tronox titanium dioxide pigments in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Western and Southern Illinois.

Key Filters

Key Filters, Woonsocket, R.I., has appointed Lakeshore Equipment Sales as its Midwest representative. Key Filters manufactures engineered polymer-filtration products, including continuous, hydraulic and manual screen changers for the plastics-extrusion industry.

Plasticolors Inc.

Plasticolors Inc., Ashtabula, Ohio, a leading supplier of pigment and chemical dispersions to the sealant, paint, coatings, caulk and plastics industries, has selected Indiana Naval Stores Co. Inc. (Insco) as an independent sales and distribution representative. Insco will distribute Plasticolors' products for the cast-polymer industry in Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio.

Precision Valve and Automation

Precision Valve and Automation, Halfmoon, N.Y., a leading manufacturer of automated dispensing systems, selective conformal coating and manual fluid-dispensing systems, has announced its new name and corporate brand. The company is now officially known as PVA. The new brand highlights current capabilities and offers flexibility for future business segments.

Pressure Chemical Co. (PCC)

Pressure Chemical Co. (PCC), Pittsburgh, has been awarded the annual "Recognition of Outstanding Accident Prevention Performance in Occupational Safety" by the Western Pennsylvania Safety Council. This is the fourth consecutive year that PCC has received this honor.