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Axalta Coating Systems to acquire the Spencer Coatings Group

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire the Spencer Coatings Group, a leading manufacturer of high performance industrial coatings for heavy-duty equipment, general industrial, oil and gas, and glass coatings segments. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Thermaset prepare for growth

Industrial powder coatings specialist Thermaset has made a significant investment in the upgrading and expansion of its business over the past 18 month as part of its ongoing commitment to growth.

Awards Shortlist Reflects Market Trends

As this year’s Galvanizers Association Galvanizing Awards, the GAGAs, publishes its nomination shortlist, it is clear to see that attitudes are changing towards what we expect from our industrial architecture.

Coatings sector warns of Brexit risks in major industry survey

A major survey conducted by the British Coatings Federation (BCF) has revealed some significant concerns of the coatings sector regarding the economic and regulatory landscape post-Brexit. Coatings are an important “enabling” economic sector to other key industries such as automotive and construction, allowing manufacturing to thrive in the UK, so being able to continue to have a competitive UK manufacturing base for paints, coatings and inks is critical to UK industry.

Masking product tape selection merits close attention

Component manufacturers across the surface treatment and finishing industries have common aims and methods that will be widely recognised. Accuracy and consistency of production, in order to meet design and functional aims are good examples of where every aspect of manufacturing must meet clearly defined objectives – not least the masking process.