E-Newsletter:   November 2001

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    News Features  
Thermax transfers Powder Coating Gun Business
(Based on information provided by M/S Epcoat Surface Systems)

Thermax Surface Coatings Limited has announced the transfer of powder coating business. Vivek Deshpande, CEO & Director of Thermax Surface Coatings Ltd. announced in a letter addressed to all its dealers, that
  Our powder coating gun business compromising of manufacturing, marketing and after sales services has now been transfered to M/S Kaushik Enterprises w.e.f. 26th April, 2001.

This arrangement does not create the relationship of Principal & Agent between TSCL and Kaushik for any purpose whatsoever. This agreement shall not be construed as consituting TSCL and Kaushik as Partners, Joint Ventures, or as creating any other form of leagal association or arrangement which would impose liability on one partyfor the act of omissions of the other party. However, as per agreement with M/S Kaushik, they will provide all the support for the equipment under warranty.

In another declaration dated 26th April 2001, signed by Pradeep Kulkarni of Kaushik Enterprises informs

  M/S Swastik Enterprises is a sister concern of M/S Kaushik Enterprises. Powder Gun Business taken over from Thermax Surface Coatings Ltd, Pune has been handed over to M/S Swastik Enterprises and hereafter M/S Swastik Enterprises is a leagal owner of the same.

M/S Swastik Enterprises will carry out the agreement between M/S Thermax Surface Coatings Ltd. and M/S Kaushik Enterprises. Mr. Shirish Deshpande is in charge of this organization

A further declaration from Swastik Enterprises signed by Shirish Deshpande on 3rd September 2001 informs

  A well known business group M/S Epcoat Surface Systems, Mumbai have joined us in this endavour and we are confident that our business relationship shall strengthen to greater heights in ensuring future with fragrance and colour.  

Berger eyes good sales around Diwali
(European Coatings Flash - October 08, 2001)

Berger Paints is upbeat about sales as it gears up for the festive season ahead. Speaking to the pressmen in New Delhi 26 Sept., Kuldip Dhingra, chairman, Berger Paints, said it is around Diwali that decorative paints market witnesses a spurt in sales. And Berger is looking forward to a good sales volume. However, he declined to quantify his expectations. He added that this year is all the more auspicious as the intervening period between shradh and navratri is the maximum in the last 144 years. This period will stretch to eight weeks this year. This has perked up the paint industry which is already reeling under the combined impact of global slowdown and the possible fallout of the US attacks.

Advances in formulation application and performance of testing of protective coatings.

The Institute of Corrosion Corrosion Science Division & Yorkshire Branch present a one day seminar on Advances in formulation application and performance of testing of protective coatings on Thursday 22nd. November 2001 at The Novotel Hotel SHEFFIELD. The seminar to be followed by the Institute of Corrosion Annual General Meeting. Among other topics during the afternoon session, Denis Grimshaw, of Jotun Powder Coatings, will inform on Recent developments in powder coatings followed by Questions and Discussion.

Akzo Nobel buys out CCC in non-stick joint venture
(October 2001 issue of PRA's News of the Month)

Akzo Nobel has brought the remaining 20% of its global non-stick coatings joint venture from Coatings and Chemicals Corporation (CCC). The 80:20 joint venture, established in 1998, has manufacturing plants in Des Plaines, IL (USA), Fombio (Italy) and Ahmedabad (India). Within 12 months Akzo Nobel intends to manufacture also in China and South America. (Akzo Nobel Press Release, 4 Sep 2001, 1p)

Henkel Sells Cognis for Euro 2.6 BN
(October 2001 issue of PRA's News of the Month)

Henkel has sold its speciality chemicals business to Schroder Ventures and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners for euro 2.6BN in one of the largest leveraged buyouts in the chemicals industry. Under the terms of the agreement, the buyers can withdraw from the deal within the next two months in view of market uncertainties.

Cognis had sales of euro 3.2BN last year, accounting for 23% of Henkel's turnover. Henkel now intends to concentrate on consumer products, which include Schwarzkopf hair products, Svit home dry cleaning and Persil laundry products in Germany. Henkel's decision, following the disposal of its stake in the Henkel-Ecolab joint venture, in effect ends its conglomerate structure.

Cognis reported a 4% increase in its sales to euro 1.5BN in the first half of 2001, with operating profit rising by 3.6% to euro 116M. Cognis distinguishes itself among the speciality chemical companies by making extensive use of natural products. (Financial Times, 14 Sep 2001, 25)

Powder Coating Europe 2002
(Press release from Ruby Vatcha of Indo German Chamber of Commerce)

Meeting place for the European powder coating branch

Powder coating Europe 2002 takes place in the Exhibition Centre Neuremberg from 15- 17 January 2002. Since its premiere in 1998, the International Exhibition amd Congress for Powder Coating Technology has become established as europe's most important meeting place for powder coaters. This was impressively proved by 127 exhibitors fom 15 countries and 3145 trade visitors from 58 countries at the last Powder Coating Europe which took place in Amsterdam in January 2000.

The products offered at Powder Coating Europe 2002 will cover the entire bandwidth of this growth market. They include.

Powder Coatings
Application equipment
Testing equipment
Raw Material for powder coating
Production engineering for powder coating
Environmental protection and safety at works

For further details visit www.powder-coating-europe.de, www.coating.de,

Morton Powder Coatings Announces New Applied Cost Web Site

Morton Powder Coatings, a Rohm and Haas Company (NYSE: ROH), has introduced a new Web-based powder material cost calculator at
www.appliedcost.com. Morton Powder Coatings provides this free Web-based software to aid powder users in making informed purchasing decisions.

(October 2001 issue of PRA's News of the Month)

The following developments have taken place recently:

BS EN ISO 2808: 2001: "Paints and varnishes - determination of film thickness" has been implemented by amendment to BS 3900-C5: 1997

BS EN ISO 3497: 2001: "Metallic coatings - measurement of coating thickness - X-ray spectrometric methods" has been implemented, superseding BS 5411-8: 1991, which has been withdrawn.

BS EN ISO 3543: 2001: "Metallic and non-metallic coatings - measurement of thickness - beta backscatter method" has been implemented, superseding BS EN ISO 3543: 1995.

BS EN ISO 10289:2001: "Methods for corrosion testing of metallic and other inorganic coatings on metal substrates - rating of test specimens and manufactured articles subjected to corrosion test" has been published. It supersedes BS EN ISO 1462: 1995, BS EN ISO 4540: 1995 and BS EN ISO 8403: 1995 which have been withdrawn.

BS EN ISO 11126-7: "Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products - Specification for non-metallic blast-cleaning abrasives - fused aluminium oxide" has been implemented by amendment to BE 7079-F7: 1996.

BS EN 13507: 2001: "Thermal spraying - pre-treatment of surfaces of metallic parts and components for thermal spraying" has been published.

BS EN ISO 11890-1: 2001; BS EN 3900-A23: 2000: Paints and varnishes - determination of volatile organic compound (VOC) content. Part 1. Difference method


12-14 November 2001, Brussels, Belgium
The programme for this conference has now been published. For further information please contact Mrs Janet Saraty (
j.saraty@pra.org.uk) or go to: http://www.coatingscomcare.com


4-6 November 2001, Orlando, Florida
For further information, please contact: Institute of Materials Science, Division of Program Organisation, PO Box 369, New Paltz, New York, 12561 USA. Tel: + 1 914 255 0757; Fax: + 1 914 255 0978

5-7 November 2001, Atlanta, USA
For further information, please contact the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT), 492 Norristown Rd, Blue Bell, PA 19422- 2350, USA. Tel: + 1 610 940 0777; Fax: + 1 610 940 0292; E-mail:
fsct@coatingstech.org . Alternatively, please go to: www.coatingstech.org

International Coatings Expo (ICE) and Technology Conference
November 5-7: 2001 Atlanta, GA. (610-940-0777) website www.coatingstech.org

5-7 November 2001, Cincinnati, USA
For further information, please telephone: + 1 513 527 8822


11 - 15 November 2001, Atlanta, Georgia.
For further information, contact Dee Boyle at + 1 412-281-2331, ext. 201 or visit SSPC Online at

13-15 November, 2001, Essen, Germany
For further information, please contact Mack-Brooks Exhibitions Ltd, Forum Place, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 0RN, UK: Tel: + 44 1707 278 200; Fax: + 44 1707 278 201

14-16 November 2001, Shanghai, China
For further information, please contact: Sinostar Intl Ltd, 1501, Connaught Comm. Bldg, 185 Wanchai Road, Hong Kong China. Fax: + 852 28 04 22 56; E-mail:
info@sinostar-intl.com.hk or visit: www.chinacoat.net

14-16 November 2001, Shanghai, China
SFCHINA is the largest finishing show held in China and Asia Pacific. For further information please go to:

18-21 November 2001, Newcastle, Australia
For further information, please contact Sally Nugent, PO Box 634, Brentford Square, Vic 3131, Australia. Tel: + 61 3 9874 0800; Fax: + 61 3 9874 4800; E-mail:
aca@corrprev.org.au or go to: http://www.corrprev.org.au/caphome.htm

22 November 2001, Sheffield, UK.
This one-day symposium is run by the Institute of Corrosion. For further information, please contact: The Institute of Corrosion, 4, Leck House, Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. LU7 8TQ, UK. Tel: + 44 1525 851771; Fax: + 44 1525 376690; E-mail:

20-23 November 2001, Singapore
Conference and exhibition. For further information, please contact Wilson Liu, Conference & Exhibition Management Services PTE LTD, 1 Maritime Square, #09-43 World Trade Centre, Singapore 099253; Tel: + 65
278 8666; Fax: + 65 278 4077; E-mail:

28-30 November 2001, Budapest, Hungary
The 3rd international exhibition and congress of paint industry and corrosion protection is organised jointly by the Hungarian Chemical Society and the Research Institute for Paint Industry. For further information on the exhibition, please contact IDEXPO, 58. Bd. P. V. Couturier 9424 L'Hay les Roses, France. Tel: + 33 1 466 51834; Fax: + 33 1 466 32600; E-mail:

For further information on the Congress, please contact Adrienn Kohari at the Hungarian Chemical Society. Tel: + 361 201 6883; Fax: + 361 201 8056; E-mail:

29-30 November 2001, Paris, France
This conference has been organised as a result of the joint co-operation between the Association Francaise des Techniciens des Peintures, Vernis, Encres d'Imprimerie, Colles et Adhesifs (AFTPVA) and the Coatings Research Institute (CoRI). This year, the conference will focus on the UV curing of paints and inks. For further information, please contact: CoRI, Avenue P. Holoffe 21, B 1342 Limelette, Belgium. Fax: + 32 2 653 95 03; E-mail:

Canadian Association of Metal Finishers 2001 Metal Finishing Conference & Exhibition
November 30 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. (Brigitte Roth 519-578-0613) E-mail:



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Visit to Nagpur

We welcome all our new subscribers from Nagpur. During a visit to the city, Mr.S.V. Jambhekar of Aditi Enterprises who is a distributor for Goodlass Nerolac Paints Ltd.for powder coating and Henkel Chembond Surface Technologies Ltd.,Mumbai for metal treatment chemicals in Nagpur informed that the powder coating has proliferated to new heights during the last few years. Mr. S.V.Jambhekar will now represent "India Powder Coating" in the Vidharbh region and we will be shortly coming up with an informative page on Nagpur, in our website. Mr. Pramod Bire of Mechmet Engineering, manufacturers of modular office systems, in Nagpur, appreciated "India powder coating" and considered it to be a useful source of information in this field.

Gradually, we would modify all the "city pages" to provide an overall information about the city's powder coating activity. Besides the database of powder coating plants, the page would include database of, dealers of powders, spares, chemicals, plants, equipment, consultants, etc. We request all of you to provide this data


Mr. Arjun Sen has left this message on the message board.

"Coatings for and painting of cross-country pipelines as well as reinforcement bars for RCC is on its way to become a most sought after opportunity in the Indian paint industry. Would Indian and International manufacturers of FBE pipe and rebar coatings as well as application contractors with facilities and experinece in using FBEs contact me quickly with information on their capabiltiies & expertise. Thanks & best wishes, "

View this and other messages left on the message board

We welcome Mr. Kuldeep Singh to our virtual community. Mr Singh writes in his email
"...I am in the paint industry from last 12 years. I have worked with Asian Paints and presently working with Akzo Nobel Coatings(I)pvt.Ltd as Plant Manager-Powder Coating..... "
Mr. Dilip Takbhate, of The Non Destructive Testing Society of India(ISNDT) informs in an email that ISNDT was formed on the 19th of July, 1972 at Calcutta. Today ISNDT has 19 chapters with more than 4500 members spread all over the country. More on http://www.isnt.org/
During a visit to Indore, Mr. Ameya Karandikar and Mr. Limaye of Statfield Equipments Pvt. Ltd, informed us
"...Our product range involves Powder Coating Applicators, Painting Applicators, Airless Equipments Conveyorised plants, Painting plants, Pre-treatment plants and electro-deposition plants..."
We welcome Mr. Gurvin Singh to our virtual community. Mr Singh informs us in an email.
"...We manufacture Cathodic Electro Deposited Coating systems for the small and medium enterprises. Electro coating has some very distinct advantages.."
In an internet chat, one of our subscribers from Canada who exports powder to Pakistan, informed us that after the events at the world trade centre the business sentiments in Toronto and North America are not too good. There are lot of slashes on the jobs and the buyers trend is pessimistic, however his export to Pakistan continues uninterrupted.
During a visit to our office, Mr. Sanjiv Kulkarni of Sames India remarked " India Powder Coating is very informative and Sames India is considering a permanent presence on the website".
During a telephonic conversation, Mr. Amrit, of Goodlass Nerolac (Mumbai) congratulated India Powder Coating. He further said "I have been following the website since its conception and it's the only one of it's kind"
Chad Coombes fron UK informed us "We no longer organise the event in Turkey (TURKISH COATINGS SHOW 2001)as the market conditions are not good at the moment. We do how ever hold several shows around the world and would like you to include these in your news letter."  

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