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A Stradivarius is among the most desired stringed instruments in the world, and is also considered the best choice for musicians, according to the International Business Times online.
The violins, violas and cellos brought to life by the Stradivari family during the 17th and 18th centuries are prized for their extraordinary sound and noteworthy craftsmanship, and a Stradivarius in pristine condition can cost a cool million or more.
Recently, a study was released that explores the possible techniques used by Antonio Stradivari, the times reports. It used several diagnostic techniques to examine a Stradivarius and unravel the mystery of what techniques and materials were used to create these coveted violins.
Led by Marco Malagodi from the Universita degli Studi di Pavia in Italy, the study used any different techniques to examine the wood, varnishes and decorations on the top plate of a 17th-century Stradivarius. The techniques were not harmful to the instrument, and the researchers were able to discover what dyes were used in its making, according to a press release on springer.com.
Researchers were able to identify the type of dye used in the purflings, the decorative edge inlay found on the top plate, and other aspects of the wood that indicate Stradivari used ancient wood coloring techniques, according to the release.
Of all the string instruments made by Stradivari, only about 600 of them are still know to exist, the times pulled from the Wall Street Journal.
In 2011, a Stradivarius violin made in 1721, named Lady Blunt after Lord Byron’s granddaughter, Lady Ann Blunt, was sold at a charity auction for $15.9 million. The money gained from the auction went to Japanese earthquake relief funds.
, for Morris, Ill., Community High School’s Industrial Technology program.
Richelieu’s Ron Bryze and Steve Basso donated finishing materials and demonstrated mixing and spraying polyester on the students’ wooden guitar project. For more information on becoming an industry supporter, please visit https://www.facebook.com/MCHSIT.
Sherwin-Williams’ Product Finishes Division announced the winners of its fourth annual ProVisions Vendor Awards during a vendor appreciation program in Nashville, Tenn., on Feb. 6.
Winners of the 2012 ProVisions Vendor Awards are:
• Partners of the Year Award – Nexeo Solutions and Global Finishing Solutions. Nexeo Solutions provides thinner/reducer products and was recognized for establishing a product program for Sherwin-Williams facilities. Global Finishing Solutions is a spray booth supplier and was acknowledged for its overall support and sales team training.
• Field Sales Support Award – Touch Up Solutions. A supplier of wood touch-up products, Touch Up Solutions was recognized for providing outstanding field sales support in offering wood touch-up innovations.
• Facility Support Award – BYK Additives and Instruments. BYK Additives and Instruments supplies coating additives and instruments, and was acknowledged for upgrading Sherwin-Williams product service rooms with new measuring equipment.
For more information about the Product Finishes Division of Sherwin-Williams, visit http://oem.sherwin.com.
Vermont Natural Coatings, manufacturer of naturally derived whey-based wood finishes, has expanded its manufacturing, shipping, and research and development operations to a new, larger facility in Hardwick, Vt., adjacent to its headquarters.
The recently completed move will nearly double the company’s production and shipping capacity, as well as provide its research and development team with an expanded laboratory and testing space.
“The combination of business growth and expansion of our product line was trigger for us to implement this part of our long-term plan to expand manufacturing and R&D facilities,” said founder and president, Andrew B. Meyer. “The new location will allow us to meet the ever-growing demand for our products in manufacturing, retail and industrial channels.”
The company’s administrative and sales offices as well as mailing address and telephone numbers remain unchanged.
The Chemcraft brand’s new website features an updated secure site for distributors with new tools, resources and updated product information. The site is now available in English, Spanish and French. The company says it will add other new features soon.
PureColor Inc., a manufacturer of non-hazardous wood finishing products, has expanded its corporate and manufacturing operations to a new facility in Albuquerque, N.M.
The new headquarters provides PureColor with the production capacity to meet growing demand for its wood stains and water-based clear coats. PureColor says the facility’s interior is virtually entirely VOC-free with its own technology covering the majority of the interior surfaces.
The company is relocating from Santa Fe, N.M., to 5200 F Pasadena NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87113.
Mohawk Inc. named Dave Biggart as “Salesperson of the Year” for the fiscal year ended May 31, and awarded him at the national sales meeting in Memphis, Tenn.
Biggart is from Rocklin, Calif., and has been with Mohawk Finishing Products for 31 years. He was chosen for this award for his excellence in performance in all facets of the Mohawk business.
For more information on Mohawk Products, please visit www.mohawk-finishing.com.
Cefla Finishing will demonstrate new finishing technology during a Cefla Live! event, Sept. 28-29, at the company’s headquarters in Imola, Italy.
Cefla will demonstrate the UV roller application process, Pixart digital printing by Decodigit, and the Smartcoater EVO and UV-R Superfocus together to create high-gloss finishes.
The company will provide transportation to and from airports in Rimini, Forli and Bologna, Italy, and will also provide lunch both days of the event. For more information, contact Barbara Riccipetitoni at email@example.com, or call 704.598.0020 or go to www.ceflafinishinggroup.com.
DeVilbiss, Binks and Owens Community College have teamed up to present a Spray Finishing Technology Workshop from March 7-9, 2012, at the college in Toledo, Ohio.
The three-day course has classes that meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, and include both classroom and hands-on sessions. Topics for the Spray Finishing Technology Workshop include: equipment types and selection; equipment set-up, operation and maintenance; surface preparation and defect analysis; material selection; and safety and regulatory concerns. Attendees should be involved with industrial, contractor, or maintenance spray finishing applications, or spray equipment sales and distribution, and will be awarded two Continuing Education Units upon completion.
To register, or for additional information, contact Jaime Wineland at Owens Community College, Workforce and Community Services Division, by phone at 800.466.9367, ext.7320, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available online at https://www.owens.edu/workforce_cs/spray2012-brochure.pdf.
Stiles Machinery held a grand opening event for its newly launched Stiles Finishing Technologies in October, where the company displayed its latest innovations in finishing and sanding equipment.
The three-day event took place at the company’s 10,000-square-foot finishing lab in High Point, N.C. Stiles held live machine demonstrations as well as more than a dozen educational seminars on finishing and surface preparation technologies, such as digital imaging processes, sanding application recipes, waterborne coating developments and application techniques.
Some of the highlighted exhibitions included flat panel demonstrations on the Burkle E.a.sy Roll Coating line, staining maple doors with the Makor Q-One spray machine and digital imaging on the Durst RHO 900 UV inkjet printer.
Another highlight of the event was the first-ever North American unveiling of the 2011 Innovation Award recipient from the international Ligna exhibition show: the Venjakob Perfect Spray machine. The Venjakob received the award for its automated color management system that allows colors to be changed during process within seconds.