Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

 

September 13, 2022

 

AkzoNobel Jeff JirakAs the new director of AkzoNobel’s powder coating business, Jeff Jirak will be located at the company’s North American regional headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. For the last three years, Jirak held the position of chief commercial officer at Valtris Specialty Chemicals, and he has more than 30 years of experience in the performance materials and specialty chemicals sector.

He’ll lead the global strategic direction of AkzoNobel’s innovative powder coatings portfolio across a diverse range of end markets, including architectural, automotive, industrial, general trade coaters and functional. 

“I’m delighted to be joining such a diverse business with passionate colleagues all over the world,” says Jirak. “It’s incredible to see the depth of technology and sustainability embedded in our powder coatings products. The business continues to invest in growth, our capacity and developing our talented people. I’m excited to play a key role in continuing to bring product innovations to our customers, as well as exploring new opportunities.”

Jirak previously held senior positions at DuPont, Chemours and Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), and specialized in the strategic growth of high-performance materials, polymers and coatings. He’ll apply this expertise to help drive innovation, sustainability and commercial excellence in his new role.

He succeeds Daniela Vlad, who is now director of AkzoNobel’s industrial coatings business.

Akzonobel.com

Feature Video: DeVilbiss TEKNA Gun Flexes on Muscle Car Show

CFCM TeknaGun 400

Carlisle Fluid Technologies’ DeVilbiss TEKNA spray gun was recently featured on an episode of Detroit Muscle on Power Nation TV to bring a 1973 AMC Javelin back to life. Featuring a high finish quality and operator ergonomics, The TEKNA gun’s high transfer efficiency provides materials savings for solvent or waterbase paints.

The spray gun technology, which has been used in automotive refinishing processes for many years, is designed to spray all types of materials and comes with high efficiency or HVLP air caps that produce large spray patterns with even material distribution.

 

Read More

Product News

  • Prev
Colour, performance and protection for the wild at heart—that’s the inspiration behind AkzoNobel’s ...
Formica Canada announces the expansion of its popular DecoMetal Laminates line with seven new ...
Hempel, a global coating solutions supplier, has released the Hempablade Edge 171, a new coating ...
Evonik’s Coating Additives business line is expanding the production capacity of its ACEMATT ...
To continually update and add to its extensive range of products, MOCAP has recently expanded its ...
Designed to minimize risk and maximize productivity, ROSS Ribbon Blenders meet OSHA standards with ...
The new metrology-focused digital readout by ACU-RITE will be unveiled at HEIDENHAIN’s booth at ...
Designed for isolating large and tall process equipment, including apparatus/distillation, ...
The ROSS Vertical Blender is designed for reliable and gentle mixing of friable solids, abrasive ...
Paul N. Gardner USA, global distributors, producers, and designers of quality physical and ...

New Bacharach Sling Psychrometer


CFCM slingpsychrometer 400Paul N. Gardner USA, global distributors, producers, and designers of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries, has introduced a new offering: The compact, portable Sling Psychrometer.

As an easy way to measure relative humidity levels quickly, this uniquely compact Bacharach Sling Psychrometer accurately determines per cent relative humidity without the necessity of consulting complex tables. There is no need to wet the wick each time a reading is taken, and it contains a slide rule calculator which correlates wet and dry bulb thermometer indications for direct reading of relative humidity. When not in use, the thermometer case telescopes into the handle for protection.

The Sling Psychrometer consists of two thermometers that are turned by vigorously swinging the handle and exposing the thermometers to rapid air movement. These two thermometers are called dry bulb and wet bulb. The bulb of one thermometer is placed in direct contact with the room air to measure dry-bulb air temperature. The bulb of the other thermometer is covered with a silk or muslin sleeve that is kept moist to record the wet bulb temperature. Evaporation cools the wet bulb more than the dry bulb, and the humidity is obtained as a function of change in temperature. The atmospheric humidity is determined by calculations, steam tables, or using a psychrometric chart. Gardco.com  

Wilkinson Media Limited

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
©2022 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil.