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Lubrizol Launches Informational Website

Thursday, May 5, 2011
The Lubrizol Corp., Cleveland, OH, a specialty chemical company providing lubricant additives for a host of applications and industries, has launched, an educational website for the metalforming industry. It’s aimed at “helping formulators and fabricators optimize forming fluids for increased productivity,” says Joe Purnhagen, the firm’s global commercial manager of metal processing additives. Take a look.

Strothmann Expands Operations

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Pressroom-automation equipment provider Strothmann has expanded its planning and manufacturing capacities at its German headquarters, adding 1500-sq.-m of floor space. And, according to company CEO Derek Clark, the company expects to build an additional office building to house its construction and project-management functions. The firm, which has its North America division in Marietta, GA, manufactures destackers, blank loaders, suction frames, tooling systems and more; Click here to view its pressroom lineup.

Synergy Amongst Fastener Manufacturers

Monday, May 2, 2011
PSM International, Newberry, SC, a manufacturer of specially engineered fasteners including brass inserts for injection-molded plastics as well as self-clinching and riveting fasteners, has acquired UK-based BAS Components. BAS, with a U.S. technical center in Youngstown, OH, manufactures proprietary Flangeform fasteners as well as weld nuts and other cold-formed components, and automatic feeding systems for integration into press lines and robotic cells. PSM will relocate its North America Technical Center to Youngstown; BAS is online at


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