April 2017

New seizure shows counterfeit is out of control

The recent seizure of a further 100,000 counterfeit car parts in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) demonstrates the scale and seriousness of the counterfeit problem according to the Federal...
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PPG ups offer for AkzoNobel to $28.8B, says it’ll emphasize Sikkens

Sweetening the deal by more than $4 billion, PPG recently announced it had offered AkzoNobel about $28.8 billion to buy the company. The Pittsburgh-based coatings company indicated its $103.77-a-share...
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Dusti-Lee needs your help!

Dusti-Lee Franchi, who works at Stokes and Renk Panel and Paint in O’Connor, WA needs your help to get to Abu Dhabi in October this year Dusti-Lee has been...
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Axalta Coating Systems to acquire Valspar’s North American industrial wood coatings business

Axalta Coating Systems has entered into a definitive agreement with The Valspar Corporation and The Sherwin-Williams Company to acquire the assets related to Valspar’s North American industrial wood coatings...
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AkzoNobel strongly supports Chairman of the Supervisory Board

AkzoNobel has received a request to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to dismiss Antony Burgmans as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The request was received from a number...
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3-D printing: First structural airplane parts; CNN reports McLaren printing replacement F1 parts

Norsk Titanium’s announcement of the world’s first 3-D printed structural titanium parts with FAA approval and CNN’s  report of McLaren 3-D printing replacement Formula 1 parts could be signs of...
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State Farm to require I-CAR-approved steel, aluminum welding technicians at DRP shops

State Farm will require between one and two technicians at every Select Service auto body shop to have passed I-CAR’s aluminum and steel welding program by March 2018, it...
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ACM PARTS DELIVERS DRAG RACING GOODS TO SKILLSTECH

Leading automotive parts supplier ACM Parts has delivered the car that will be at the core of a new TAFE Queensland SkillsTech student project to transform an ordinary vehicle into...
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Dirk Bremm new president of BASF’s Coatings division

Dirk Bremm is the new president of BASF’s Coatings division, effective April 1, 2017. He succeeds Dr. Markus Kamieth, who was appointed to the Board of Executive Directors of...
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Hot Rod and Custom auto expo here next month

The Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo will be held at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May 2017.   With the need to occupy an additional building...
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