|Welcome to the August
edition of the IPC newsletter. This edition of
the newsletter contains:
1. News features compiled from Paint Research
Association, ENGLAND, surfacefinishing.com and
2. Site Activity
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CIBA TO ACQUIRE EKFA
(From July 2001 issue of
PRA's News of the Month)
Ciba Speciality Chemicals has agreed to buy EFKA
Additives for an undisclosed sum to strengthen
its position as a supplier to the coatings
industry. EFKA, who provide dispersants,
levelling agents and defoamers, will cont
inue production at Heerenveen, Netherlands and
retain its name but will report to Ciba's
coatings effects segment. (Europ Chem News, 21-27
May 2001, 74 (1958), 7)
AKZO NOBLE COATINGS
(From-Surface Finishing.com Newsletter July 05,
Akzo Nobel Coatings to be the first manufacturer
of powder coatings in Vietnam Akzo Nobel,
together with joint venture partner Chang Cheng
Securities, is set to become the first
manufacturer of powder coatings in Vietnam. Akzo
Nobel Chang Cheng will build a factory in
Vietnam's capital Ho Chi Minh City to manufacture
the full range of Akzo Nobel's Interpon(R) powder
FREE COST COMPARISON
SOFTWARE FROM POWDER COATINGS INSTITUTE
The Powder Coatings Institute's (PCI)
powdercoating.org website is offering a free
Powder vs. Liquid Operational Cost Analysis
calculator. A spreadsheet designed to help
identify potential sources of cost savings using
powder coatings is available for downloading,
either in Excel or Lotus Notes format. Users need
to fill in a form with contact details after
clicking on the relevant logo on the site.
(Coatings World, April 2001, 6(4), 14)
TECHNOLOGY -NEW SITUATION
On July 2nd 2001 Patric
Ballu, President of Exel Industries Group and
President of Sames Technologies and Yves de
Tonquedec Managing director Sames Technologies
have issued a message for its customers on the
new situation of the company.
Medjid Benallou, Communication dpt - SAMES
Technologies has asked India Powder
Coating to inform its customers about
the changes in SAMES.
Here is the message in full.
July 02 2001
Dear Sames Customer
The challenging period that Sames passed through
is now over.
First of all, we want to thank you for the
confidence you have shown to SAMES during this
We are please to announce that SAMES has Joined
the Exel Industries Group. Sames' activities are
now completely operational: projects deliveries
and associating services are moving forward to
meet our customer demands.
SAMES will develop its business under a new name
"SAMES Technologies" and with the
support of Exel Industries Group - traded on the
PARIS Stock Exchange- a leader in industrial
Should you need any further information, Please
contact your usual SAMES correspondent.
We thank you again for the trust you place in
SAMES and we ensure you that our team will
implement all necessary actions to maintain your
(President of Exel Industries Group
President of Sames Technologies)
Yves de Tonquedec
(Managing director Sames Technologies)
We have also received the
following update on development in SAMES from
Mary Scianna, Editor Coatings Magazine, (July 9,
SAMES FINDS A SAVIOR
IN KREMLIN'S PARENT, EXEL INDUSTRIES
Sames S.A., which filed for bankruptcy protection
in its home country of France earlier this year,
has been acquired by Exel Industries Group,
parent company of finishing equipment
The price of the transaction has not been
disclosed. The Sames company name will change to
Sames Technologies, to reflect the new ownership.
Exel is a publicly traded company on the Paris
stock exchange and a large industrial finishing
equipment supplier in Europe.
Exel's Kremlin business, which supplies spray
guns, pumps and other ancillary finishing
equipment, includes operations in Canada, US,
France, South America and Asia.
Jean Patry, president of Kremlin North America,
West Chicago, IL, says while he cannot comment
yet about details of the deal, the acquisition is
a perfect fit for Kremlin.
"Sames sells high-end liquid application
equipment that goes into larger paint finishing
facilities. Kremlin's primary market is smaller
companies doing manual applications. Sames'
market is larger companies doing automatic
applications, so the two companies fit well
"The Sames acquisition will definitely
expand our reach into other metal markets."
At the time of the bankruptcy protection
announcement, Sames cited weakness in the auto
sector, low volume of product installations, poor
foreign exchange rates and distractions due to
plans for the company's sale as reasons for
filing for bankruptcy protection.
EQUIPMENT LTD , PITHAMPUR, INDIA PLANS TO SHIFT
TO POWDER COATING.
It is reported that L&T
CASE Equipment Ltd., a joint venture between
L&T and CASE manufacturing Excavators at its
Pithampur plant, have plans to shift to powder
coating. Unlike other powder coating shops, this
will be a powder coating on wet(liquid) painting
We have received
several informative emails about this process of
wet(liquid) primer application, then a powder
application. We invite you to discuss it on the
message board for the benifit of all the visitors
to our website.
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CHAT WITH THE
||As informed in our
earlier newsletter, a live chat facility
is added to our website. At the end of
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"Click for a real person" A
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the changes as soon as they are
M/S TEXMO INDUSTRIES
COIMBATORE, INDIA, PLANNING TO SHIFT TO POWDER
In an email to India Powder
Coating Mr. L Krishnamurthi(
Quality Associate) said,
".. We paint our
motors and pumps after assembly as the final
stage. At present, our requirement is 7,000
litres of liquid paint per month. Since the
electrical windings are involved we would prefer
low temperature powders.
We are looking for suitable methods and suppliers
of equipments and consumables who can fulfill our
above requirement. We also would like to know
whether such powder coating is practiced by motor
manufacturer in India or abroad....""
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The import and export
Department of www.powdercoating.ws has left this
message on our "Message Board"."
Could anyone please advise the cost of any powder
application equipment suitable for small runs or
samples. Should hold about 500 - 1000 grs."
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Behrens of Surplus
Coatings is interested in selling
the domain name
www.powdercoatings.com to the
Goklani, M/s Sai Satish
Metal Finishers Pvt Ltd says in
his email, "..The site
is really good. I feel that you
should advertise more to promote
for the comments, Moderator
welcome Mr. Amal Shah,
Mitsuba Systems to our virtual
community. He has subscribed to
Huamei Fine Chemical Co.,Ltd.
Huangshan City, China
wishes to introduce certain kinds
of agents for powder coatings,
and giving you a favourable offer
of them. The goods are Hardener
M68, Hardener FC31, Liquid flow
modifier M502, Solid flow
modifier M503, Gloss enhancing
Sindhu Kumar NEW TECH
COATING has inquired "Is
there any book for techinical
details about powder coating gun
is available in india ?"
Manager, of Technical Coatings
Limited, Ireland has also
subscribed to our newsletter.
Aroon Kumar of Aditron
India Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi,
sugest, "..We suggest
please include the shade cards
,Nos.colour codes of various
paint manufacturers in you
website as many customers need to
are already in communication with
the powder manufactureres and
waiting for a positive reply.
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