Materials Performance

SEP 2018

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11 MATERIALS PERFORMANCE: VOL. 57, NO. 9 SEPTEMBER 2018 Continued on page 12 about €80 million. According to Henkel, the transaction is in line with a strategy by the company to strengthen its portfolio through targeted investments. "With acquiring Aislantes Nacionales S.A., we will enter the attractive Chilean building materials market in a strong position," says Jan-Dirk Auris, an executive vice pres- ident responsible for the company's adhe- sive technologies business. "The strong brands and technologies, as well as the well-positioned portfolio, will further strengthen our position in Latin America." Hardide Coatings Hires Business Development Engineer Mark Hanania. Ad- vanced surface coating technol- ogy com- pany Hardide Coatings (Oxford- shire, United Kingdom) appointed Mark Hanania as a business development engineer based in Houston, Texas, USA, to further growth in the group's oil, gas, and energy sectors throughout North America. Hanania was previously with 3M Canada (London, On- tario, Canada), where he was responsible for driving the company's innovation into the Alberta and British Columbia oil and gas markets. He brings 20 years of engi- neering and business development experi- ence. According to the company, strong de- mand growth from oil and gas customers in North America and Hardide's recent entry into the aerospace market is under- pinning significant investment in coating technology and quality accreditation at the company's U.S. coating facility in Martins- ville, Virginia, USA. At that facility, a third coating reactor is slated to be installed by Fall 2018 to accommodate increased de- mand from oil and gas operating and service companies. DENSO Issues Education Grants to Develop Workforce The DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF), a philanthropic arm of automo- tive technology and components supplier DENSO North America (Southfield, Michi- gan, USA), recently confirmed its 2018 college and university grants, with nearly $1 million in overall funding allocated to 25 institutions of higher learning across

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