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Series of Deals Fattens Graco’s Reach

Spray-equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. is bulking up and branching out, spending $185 million in cash for four companies that will expand its geographical and industry footprint.


NIOSH Trumpets Ways to 'Buy Quiet'

Construction work is not just dangerous; it's deafening, warn health officials, who are sounding an alarm to save what's left of workers' hearing.


U.S.-Ordered Sale to Profit Graco

A shotgun divorce ordered by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission will end lucratively for Graco Inc., as the spray-equipment giant prepares to sell of its Liquid Finishing business at a nine-f...


Spray Guns Boast Uniform Pattern

Lightweight spray guns that handle industrial coatings have been introduced by Finishing Brands, the Toledo, OH-based manufacturer of Binks industrial finishing equipment.


New Pump Handles Heavy Material

Graco Inc. has introduced a new mortar pump designed to handle heavy and abrasive materials.


VersaFlex Launches Equipment Cleaner

Painters facing spray equipment cleaning challenges have a new option from VersaFlex Inc.


Spray Booth Light Cart Gets New Design

An updated paint booth cart light enables better mobility and light fixture protection, Larson Electronics announced.


Mini-Pumps Serve Tight Spray Spaces

Quikspray Inc. has introduced two mini-pumps—one electric and one manual—designed to dispense a wide variety of materials in tight spaces.


‘Big Rig’ Sprayer Offers Easy Conversion

A new heavy-duty gas hydraulic sprayer for protective coatings eliminates the need to haul around an air compressor.


Settlements Seen in Painters’ Deaths

A coating contractor and Colorado utility implicated in the 2007 deaths of five painters are reportedly close to settling federal safety cases for reduced amounts.


JPCL Invites Free Buying Guide Listings

Suppliers of industrial coatings equipment are invited to submit free listings now for JPCL’s upcoming 26th annual Equipment Buying Guide.


Webinar Examines New Spray Technology

A look at the newest plural-component spray technology used to apply today's high-solids protective coatings will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


GM 5000 Boasts Lightweight Comfort

Wagner Industrial Solutions has introduced an electrostatic spray gun designed for improved ergonomics and efficiency.


Sprayer Hones Fireproofing Accuracy

Data reporting technology that helps contractors ensure accurate, on-ratio application of fire-protective coatings is the key to Graco's new XM PFP Plural-Component Sprayer.


Paint Booth Light is Explosion Proof

Larson Electronics has introduced an explosion-proof, four-foot-long lighting fixture that carries a paint spray booth light certification and T6 temperature class certification.


Cordless Sprayers Handle Heavy Coatings

Graco Inc. has rolled out two new heavy-duty, cordless, handheld, airless sprayers designed for high-performance epoxies, polyurethanes and other protective coatings in industrial and marine...


Nordson Expands Liquid Application Line

Nordson Corp., supplier of liquid dispensing technology, has launched a new line of non-electrostatic guns, stainless steel pumps and plural-component metering systems for liquid application...


FTC Moves to Strip Graco of ITW Units

Spray-equipment giant Graco Corp. will have to sell off the lion’s share of the businesses it just acquired from chief rival Illinois Tool Works to settle antitrust allegations that have dog...


Titan Debuts New Spray Tip Technology

Paint spray equipment supplier Titan Tool Inc. has introduced the TR1 airless paint spray tip, billed as “the industry’s newest tip technology.”


Marco Acquires BGRS Equipment Inventory

Blasting and painting equipment supplier Marco has acquired the rental equipment inventory of BGRS Inc., which provides environmental control equipment to the coating industry.


International PaintExpo Breaks Records

More than 8,000 visitors and 400 exhibitors from dozens of countries packed the 4th PaintExpo in Germany this month, setting records for the international trade fair for industrial coating t...


Disputed Graco-ITW Deal Moves Forward

Reversing course, the Federal Trade Commission has green-lighted Graco’s controversial takeover of ITW Finishing LLC—with one big regulatory but.


Rival ‘Vigorously’ Pressing Graco Suit

While Graco Inc. prepares to parry federal antitrust action aimed at stopping its takeover of ITW Finishing, an industry competitor is “vigorously” pushing its own antitrust lawsuit against ...


Binks Unveils MX Lite Spray Package

Binks has introduced the MX Lite 12:1 air-assisted airless spray package, a ready-to-spray outfit that couples the company’s new stainless steel MX412 Pump with its new AA1600M Air Assisted ...


Heavy-Duty Sprayer Made for Comfort

Binks has introduced the Airless 75 airless spray gun, a 7500 PSI industrial spray gun designed for both rough working conditions and user comfort.


US Moves to Halt Graco, ITW Deal

Federal regulators have moved fast and hard to block an attempt by spray equipment giant Graco to take over its top competitor, contending that the $650 million deal would hand Graco a monop...


Nordson Unveils Quattro Airless Sprayer

Industrial coating equipment maker Nordson Corp. has introduced an automatic spray gun designed to increase productivity and improve finish quality.


Titan Tool Touts 2 Spray Tips in 1

Titan Tool’s new TR2 Spray Tip offers two opening options on a single tip, for flexible airless spray application of all kinds of coatings without the need to swap out tips.


Jury Clears Xcel in 5 Painters’ Deaths

A federal jury has found Xcel Energy and its Colorado subsidiary not guilty in the 2007 deaths of five painters who were trapped by fire in a utility penstock.


Booths Make Paint, Blast Work Flexible

Montreal-based Chamtech Systems has expanded its selection of retractable enclosures to include flexible workspace for paint and sandblast applications.


Binks Unveils Greener Spray System

Binks has announced the launch of its Century FRP equipment platform, featuring an advanced resin and catalyst pump and a choice of lower-emission spray guns.


Powder Coating Gun Touts Efficiency

Nordson Corp. has rolled out the Encore Automatic Powder Spray Gun, designed to provide the highest transfer efficiency available for venturi-based coating systems today.


ITW Purchase to Expand Graco’s Reach

Spray equipment giant Graco will further expand its broad reach into the paint equipment market with the purchase of ITW’s group of finishing businesses.


Sprayer Made to Speed Chip Application

Quikspray Inc.’s new Commercial Chip Sprayer is designed to provide fast application of chips into wet resin by eliminating a stop-and-go procedure.


Graco’s XP70 Mixes While Spraying

Paint-saving mix-as-you-spray technology is the idea behind Graco’s new XP70 Plural Component Sprayer.


JADCO Struggles After Founder’s Loss

JAD Equipment Co. owner James “Jamie” Dagan was a first-class jokester who had spent 32 of his 48 years around spray equipment, making him the go-to guy for customers, colleagues and vendors...


SATA Debuts Lighter, Smaller Spray Gun

German spray equipment manufacturer SATAjet has introduced the 4000 B spray gun—smaller and lighter than its predecessor and “designed to fit the hand like a glove.”


ITW Revamps Finishing Equipment Group

Spray and equipment manufacturer ITW has united its Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg and BGK brands into one new operating unit, called ITW Finishing Equipment Americas (www.itwfea.com).


 
 
   

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