OPEN one day conference
Expands production capacity to support growing demand for automotive coatings in China. World-scale facility planned for start-up in Q4 2017
The seventh annual AkzoNobel RAB Lee Golfing Day has raised over £19,000 for its nominated charities CLIC Sargent, Thames Hospice and Rowen’s Hospice at Home. Held in memory of RAB Lee, a leading light in the bodyshop industry, who lost his own battle with cancer in 2010, RAB worked for AkzoNobel for 12 years in a variety of roles including UK Manager for the Acoat Partner Programme.
Survey shows two to one support for UK remaining in the EU rather than leaving, with a significant number still undecided. Institution says key engineering issues likely to be affected by referendum results are skills, access to markets and investment, research funding and the creation of engineering codes and standards.
Axalta Coating Systems is marking the anniversary of 150 years of innovative coatings. Axalta’s heritage dates back to 1866 when its first products were developed in Germany. Since then the company has grown into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of liquid and powder coatings.
Following the recent ECHA report regarding the costs and benefits of REACH, CETS President, David Elliott stated “the only conclusion we can draw from this report is that the costs to industry are very real and making the EU less competitive in the global market place whilst the benefits are, at present, all hypothetical and presented in such a way as to convince everyone that REACH is actually working”.
Powder coating specialist Thermaset Limited has completed the overhauling of its business infrastructure with the installation of an integrated computer system linking all departments for enhanced efficiency and communication.
Research by Cranfield University has suggested that the manufacturing sector's contribution to the UK economy is greater than previously thought.