||Mitsuba - Multistatic 700 Series
Corona Powder Spray System
||Mitsuba Systems - India an ISO 9001:2000
company is a leading manufacturer of powder coating
Mitsuba - Multistatic 700 Corona Powder Spray System :
The Mitsuba Multistatic Powder Spray System has received US
Patent for their innovative technology. The gun has a patented
replaceable power cartridge (Mitsuba US Patent no. 5678770).
In the unlikely event of cascade failure you
no longer need to replace the expensive
cascade. You simply pull the barrel and
replace the power cartridge, tighten the nut
and you are ready to go.
Available in both hopper version as well as
box feed version. The box feed uses a unique
pump in the form of dipstick. Just insert the
one-piece Dipstick ™ into any powder box and
Tribo gun can be simply attached to the corona
equipment thus making the system a dual system
To know more about Mitsuba Products please Visit
MITSUBA SYSTEMS (INDIA) PVT
34/H, Laxmi Industrial Estate,
New Link Road,
Mumbai– 400 053.
TEL: 0091-22-2631 8633/2633 4735/56924151/52/53/54
Powder Application Equipment operating in India
In continuation of our survey of Indian Powder Coating Industry, we
have further tried to estimate the total number of powder application equipment in this country. In our last newsletter we had
introduced an opinion poll which invited a feedback on the this
The voting results are indicated in the picture
Let us do some calculations...
We assume an average of 15 kg of powder being sprayed by a single
application equipment in one eight hour working day and 300 working
days an year. To spray 18,000 tons (The estimated figure of powder
produced during the last year) India would need
4000 application equipment to spray this powder.
The powder production rose by about 5000 tons during the past year
adding a market for 1100 equipment.
Moderator: We thank all
those who helped to compile these details. We will continue to conduct
similar surveys and share the results with you. Your suggestions and
support are most welcome. While we have used our best efforts in
collecting and preparing the information we do not assume, any
liability for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions,
whether such errors or omissions resulted from negligence, accident or
other causes. The subscribers may use their own discretion while using
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Major Indian paint company interested in Tambour shares
Asian Paints, India’s largest paint company, has submitted a
preliminary bid for the opening of negotiations to acquire up to half
of Israel paint company Tambour. Tambour parent company Granite
Hacarmel Investments notified the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange that it had
received a number of inquiries from companies interested in buying
Tambour shares. Granite Hacarmel said that no negotiations had
resulted yet from these contacts. A source close to Tambour said that
talks between the Tambour and Asian Paints were still preliminary, and
that no negotiations had begun yet.
Nordson Corporation Co-founder Evan W. Nord Passes Away
WESTLAKE, Ohio, June 22
Evan W. Nord, 84, a philanthropist who co-founded what became Nordson
Corp., which has its world headquarters in Westlake, died Monday in
Nord pioneered the design and manufacture of the tungsten carbide
flat-spray nozzle for spraying pigmented coating materials, one of the
keystones of the Nordson industrial equipment empire.
In 1954 he teamed with his father, Walter, and brother Eric T. to
start Nordson as a division of U.S. Automatic Co. in Amherst to
manufacture airless spray equipment. A dozen years later the division
absorbed its parent company.
Today, Nordson has 3,500 employees worldwide and 652 in Northeast
Ohio. It sells industrial spray application systems for paints,
coatings, adhesives and sealants throughout the world.
Nord moved to Blythewood, S.C., after retiring from daily operations
at the Amherst plant in 1978.
In March 2002, when Nord retired from the Nordson board of directors,
Worth magazine named him the wealthiest person in Columbia. The value
of his Nordson stock was estimated at $116 million.
Nord served as president of the Nordson Foundation. He and his wife,
Cynthia, were committed to helping their communities and the
They established the Evan and Cindy Nord Fund with the Lorain County
Nearly $600,000 from the fund was awarded to Common Ground, also known
as the Cindy Nord Center for Renewal, a Vermilion-area retreat started
by the Humility of Mary religious order.
Nord, a member of many social-service boards, helped launch the
Oberlin Early Childhood Center, the Oberlin Community Center and the
W.G. Nord Mental Health Center. He led the restoration of historic
buildings and homes.
The Amherst native graduated from Amherst High School in 1937.
He was inducted into the Amherst Schools Distinguished Alumni Gallery
of Success in 1992. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical
engineering from the Case School of Applied Science in 1941.
He was a teenager when he started working for U.S. Automatic Corp.,
which was owned by his father. He joined the Navy in 1944 and served
in both the At lantic and the Pacific during World War II. After the
war, he returned to the family business and became vice president of
manufacturing before starting Nordson.
He continued his community service as a volunteer and benefactor in
South Carolina. He served on the boards of the Carolina Children's
Home, South Carolina State Museum and Heathwood Hall Foundation. He
was a charter member of the Central Carolina Community Foundation and
donated $40 million to the organization.
"We're doing it to set an example," Nord said in a 1992 interview.
"We're using our children's inheritance and we're using our
inheritance and the money we've worked for and sweated for to try to
make a difference."
Nord and his wife lived a quiet life on their 150-acre horse farm just
north of Columbia. In 1995, they were named Humanitarians of the Year
by the United Way of the Midlands.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Eric, Bruce and Ethan; daughters,
Peterson and Allyson Wandtke; his brother, of Oberlin; and nine
Reality TV Discovers Paint
Coatings Magazine E-news - June 3, 2004
Finally it's happened. Reality TV has hit the paint industry. If you
can create a reality TV show about married couples exchanging partners
or transforming plain, insecure women into beauty queens, why not make
something about paint?
Paint has finally made it onto the public radar. In the first case,
paint from Pittsburgh Paint was highlighted in an Extreme
Makeover-Home Edition show. The company's paints were used to paint
the apartment of two New York City firemen. The company donated 35
gallons of its Manor Hall line of paints and primers for the project.
It's not such exciting news in and of itself, but it did highlight the
fact that paint is an important part of home renovations and that is
simply good PR for consumer paints.
The second recent news item is a bit strange, but again puts paint on
the public radar. The latest reality TV concept is about watching
paint dry. Really. Billed as the "ultimate reality TV show," a British
pay-channel has developed a live, eight-week round-the-clock webcast
that will literally feature watching paint dry.
It is, of course, a tongue-in-cheek program that is making a comment
on the dullness of the endless and hugely popular reality TV shows
that seem to be on every channel, but hey, it's still featuring paint
and it's in the news. Again, it's great PR. People that go to the
webcast will be able to vote for their favourite paint finish; gloss,
satin or matt, with the least favourite being voted out each week
before revealing the British nation's choice.
So, finally, when people say that something is as dull and boring as
watching paint dry, we in the industry may beg to differ…or at least
ask these people if they have a reality TV show based on their
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes introduces unique peelable paint
Arnhem, the Netherlands, June 11, 2004 - Akzo Nobel has developed a
unique temporary paint system which can be peeled off after use. Known
as Maskin®, the product can be applied to any non-porous surface -
as a vehicle body or windows - without risk of damage to the original
Astral Industries cut its toxic chemical releases
Steel burial-casket maker Astral Industries in the Randolph County
community of Lynn cut its toxic chemical releases from 195,799 pounds
in 2001 to 137,990 pounds in 2002. Micah Stuckey, facilities
engineering assistant, attributed the decrease to switching from
lacquer painting to powder coating in painting the caskets.
The Allegheny Ludlum stainless steel factory here continues to be the
largest emitter of toxic chemicals in East Central Indiana, according
to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's latest annual Toxic
Cloverdale Paint and Rodda Paint to merge
*Coatings Flash - June 07, 2004
Cloverdale Paint Inc. and Rodda Paint Co., two well-respected family
owned regional paint companies in the USA, have reached an agreement
in principle to merge the two companies. Cloverdale Paint Inc. employs
650, operates 65 branches in Western Canada and Washington State, and
has four manufacturing plants in Canada. Rodda Paint Co. employs 350,
operates 41 branches in Washington, Oregon, Northern Idaho and Alaska
and a manufacturing plant in Portland, Oregon. The merged operation
will continue to operate under the Cloverdale name in Canada and under
the Rodda name in the United States. It is intended that each
operation will be managed independently by existing personnel.
SigmaKalon acquired Primalex
- June 07, 2004
SigmaKalon has acquired Primalex from The Riverside Company, a private
equity fund based in Europe and North America. With sales of 20
million euros, Primalex is the market leader for wall paints in the
Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Primalex brand name is the leading
brand on the Czech and Slovak decorative paint markets. The company
has production facilities in Brasy (Czech Republic) and Dolný Kubín
(Slovakia) and employs 135 people in production, R&D, sales and
"We are very pleased to announce this new expansion of our business
into the Czech Republic and Slovakia at a time when these countries
look set to enjoy the benefits of their newly acquired EU membership",
said SigmaKalon CEO, Pierre-Marie De Leener. "Primalex is a good fit
with our operations in neighbouring countries Poland and Hungary and
we see a number of interesting synergies within our Central European
activities". The Czech and Slovakian decorative paint markets are
evaluated at 120,000 tons of which a vast majority are wall paints.
Classic Reference Manual for Paint and Coatings Industry Updated for
first time in 18 years
Norwich, NY - William Andrew Publishing announces the acquisition of
North/South American rights for the just updated Handbook on Basics
of Coating Technology. This is an indispensable reference for anyone
in the industry. Whether they are involved in traditional processes
or the most innovative, this handbook is a critical addition to daily
PPG Total Service Solutions Wins Its First Chemical and Process
Management Contract in China
TROY, Mich., June 8 -- PPG Total Service Solutions recently signed a
contract with Wuxi Vehicle Body Co. to provide the vehicle
with a chemical and process management program at its facility in Wuxi,
Industries Honored by the
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County for Being ``Good Corporate
WHITTIER, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 23, 2004--Nearly 400 companies
were presented with Year 2003 Certificates of Recognition by the
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County for being "good corporate
citizens." These companies were in consistent compliance with all
their industrial wastewater discharge requirements for 2003. They met
their limits for wastewater discharge; they were free from any notices
of violation; they maintained their environmental equipment; and they
fulfilled their permit requirements. Over 80 of the companies received
this recognition for each of the last four years.
"As far as we're concerned, the 381 industries receiving certificates
are our model citizens," notes James Stahl, Chief Engineer and General
Manager of the Sanitation Districts. "We appreciate their effort
because it makes our job of running a huge wastewater collection and
treatment system so much easier."
Paul Martyn, head of the Sanitation Districts' Industrial Waste
Section, added that the records of these facilities were carefully
checked, and they are recognized for their conscientious effort.
"It's appropriate to recognize companies which have devoted time and
money to achieve full compliance," notes Martyn. "You always hear
about the bad guys, and we thought it was time that you hear about the
The idea for the Certificate of Recognition originated with the
Sanitation Districts' Industry Advisory Council, an advisory group of
20 representatives from different industrial sectors. The Council and
the Districts have felt it was important that industries with good
compliance records be recognized. The Recognition Program is now in
its eighth year.
"We hope this will become an award that is sought after by industry
and recognized by the public," says Sam Bell, Vice President of Metal
Surfaces, Inc. of Bell Gardens and chair of the Council. "It provides
further incentive for companies to meet Districts' limits and
regulations. The Sanitation Districts have always worked closely with
industry, and recognizing industry for conscientious compliance is a
further step to encourage companies to comply with regulations and
protect the environment."
Here are some of the powder coating units from the list of Industries
Recognized for Compliance with Wastewater Discharge Requirements for
American Powder Coating & Painting, Inc
Enterprise Powder Coatings, Inc.
Aero-Powder Coating, Inc. (4)
South El Monte
Abacus Powder Coating
eMachineShop.com World's First Online Factory Provides Instant Design
and Delivery Of Custom Mechanical Parts
Hours of Engineering and Administrative Time For Single Custom Part
Reduced to Only 15 Minutes
MIDLAND PARK, N.J.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 21, 2004— eMachineShop (www.emachineshop.com)
is believed to be the world's first online factory enabling any
company, organization or individual to design, price, and instantly
order any mechanical part. From initial contact to placing an order,
the entire process takes as little as 15 minutes.
According to Jim Lewis, eMachineShop president, "Whether you are
designing a new part or are in need for more of an existing part,
getting custom parts is time consuming and costly. Until now, you had
to buy and learn expensive and complex CAD software, make technical
drawings, locate a machine shop, find a way to transmit the drawings
to the machine shop, discuss the design with an accomplished
machinist, sift through numerous price quotations, and eventually get
your part - often paying much more than necessary while adding weeks
As value of manufactured goods output reaches $1 trillion every
month(a) online custom parts expected to grow exponentially
Mr. Lewis added, "eMachineShop is an innovative solution offering the
easiest, most cost-effective way to turn ideas into real 3D parts at
both prototype and production quantities. Whether for a new invention,
an existing product or construction of a space rocket, eMachineShop
revolutionizes the whole process. In just it's first two quarters of
operation, eMachineShop has produced parts for electronic panels,
enclosures, signs, scientific devices, parts for airplanes, cars,
motorcycles and trucks, ocean buoys, sensor mechanics and cameras.
"The value of manufactured goods in April, 2004 was $989 billion(a)*.
As the global economy continues to recover, online manufacturing
services such as eMachineShop have enormous potential. Barely out of
the starting gate, eMachineShop has already processed nearly 1,000
orders," Mr. Lewis commented.
To begin, users download eMachineShop's free CAD software. During the
design phase, eMachineShop's automated machining expert analyses the
shape, material and finish to keep the user informed of any physical
limitations, thereby making it easy for engineers and non-technical
people to successfully design parts.
A built-in software expert system provides step-by-step guidance
through the process, often totally eliminating the need for expensive
engineering support and the associated delays, saving even more time
and money. For example, if a sheet metal bend is too close to an edge,
the software will advise the user in seconds.
A 3D preview helps visualize the final part before ordering. From the
customer's screen to delivery at the customer's door, eMachineShop
takes care of everything totally transparently. "Although not as fast,
it's almost like the transporter in Star Trek," said Mr. Lewis.
eMachineShop currently offers CNC milling, turning, punching,
blanking, laser cutting, plastic extrusion, thermoforming, tapping,
bending, water jet cutting, wire EDM and will soon add injection
molding. Surface finishes include brushing, plating, powder
coating, anodizing, polishing, grinding, and more. Materials range
from a broad selection of metals, plastics, woods, composites and
Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. Receives Grant From the U.S. National
Company to Develop Nano-Structured Electrodes for Next Generation
RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/22/2004 -- Altair Nanotechnologies,
Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI), a company engaged in developing high performance
materials and life sciences products using its pigment and
nanomaterials technology platforms, today announced that it was
awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), effective
July 1, 2004. Under terms of the grant award, Altair will initially
receive $100,000 for work to be completed within six months of the
July 1, 2004, effective date. The grant is in support of a project
entitled "SBIR Phase I: Carbon-Coated Nano-Structured Electrodes for
Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Ultra Capacitors."
"We are pleased to announce Altair's first stand-alone grant,
spearheaded by our new board member, Dr. David King," said Dr. Rudi E.
Moerck, president of Altair. "The NSF's peer review process is
consistently recognized as the gold standard among government agencies
and private foundations in terms of setting the bar for quality
proposals and funding awards, making this grant further validation of
our nanotechnology expertise and uniqueness of our technology
platform. This grant builds upon the progress Altair has made in
bringing nanotechnology to super capacitor and battery applications."
Under terms of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I
grant award, Altair will use the proceeds to fund joint development
work with Hosokawa Micron's Nano Particle Technology Center and
Rutgers University's Energy Storage Research Group. According to Dr.
Moerck, Altair's nano-sized cathode and anode materials are perfect
complements to Hosokawa's unique powder coating technology and
equipment and Rutgers' existing hybrid battery patents, advanced
battery design and testing expertise, all of which should provide for
the successful design and development of high-capacity, next
generation lithium ion power sources.
Third-party studies have shown that Altair's nano-sized lithium
titanate spinel battery material exhibited charge and discharge rates
up to 100 times higher than materials used in current commercially
available batteries. In the third quarter of 2003, Altair announced
that Telcordia Technologies (now Rutgers Energy Storage Research
Group) developed a non-aqueous asymmetric hybrid prototype battery
incorporating Altair's nano-lithium titanate spinel. The Rutgers
prototype battery, using Altair's nanomaterials, met the 'car of the
future' power assist battery requirement as published in The Journal
of Power Sources, 113 (2003) 62-71 and 115 (2003) 171-178. The
Rutgers' battery is the only prototype reported, to date, to meet
these Department of Energy (DOE) standards. Altair is currently in
discussions with Rutgers regarding commercialization and is providing
the group with additional nanomaterials samples for further
Nanomaterials are expected to provide an improvement in lithium ion
battery and super capacitor performance, making it possible to use
these systems in applications where immediate high power delivery is
necessary. Such applications include automobile batteries, electric
and hybrid vehicles. In addition to use in hybrid automobiles, nano-lithium
titanate spinel-based batteries may also be incorporated into
uninterrupted power supplies, military applications and specialized
uses, such as notebook computers, mobile phones, and a variety of
portable devices. Rapid charge/discharge times are important in all
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