The last year has been tough for the powder manufacturers all over
India. The sudden rise in raw material has certainly created an
disturbance in the existing equations. No amount of preparations could
have helped to absorb the Tsunami wave of price rise. The effect of
new tax structure (VAT) are yet to be estimated. The price of the
resins have increased substantially, while the prices rise in powder
paints is only a fraction of it
Despite of these negative forces an overall growth of 15 % to 20% is
suggested by most of the manufacturers. The larger players have
maintained there positions. They have the capacity to lower the
margins. Manufacturers with production figures less than a thousand
tons per year
could face more trouble in the future. With the bigger players adding
new manufacturing facility in the newer areas, it would be still
difficult for the smaller manufacturers who had, until now the extra
benefit of being available locally. Some companies have lowered
there margins to around 5 %. Going below that would be unwise, some
Polycoat powders continues to the leader in the market by producing
3750 tons of powder. Polycoat Powders Ltd., is an associate
company of M/s. Goodlass Nerolac Paints Ltd., occupying the No.1
position in the powder coating segment in India. Polycoat Powders Ltd.
is an ISO-9001 certified company and is engaged in the manufacture of
Thermosetting Powder Coatings since 1984.
Marpol occupies the second position producing 3000 tons of powder
paints in 2004-2005. Venugopal from Marpol said, "We have tried to maintain
our position in the market. Although there has been a sudden increase
in the price of the raw material, the effect has not been much since
we were prepared for it. Marpol is one of the leading
manufacturers of Powder Coatings in India with an installed capacity
of 4800MT per annum and a gross turnover of over US$10 million. They
offer over 1300 shades of powders in a range of chemistries, finishes
and gloss levels, for almost any type of interior or exterior
Asian occupies the third position with a production of 2200 tons.
Akzo Nobel and Maharani contributed 1800 tons each. Rajendra Kardel of
Maharani Paints (India) Pvt. Ltd informed about the development
going on in high temperature resistant coatings and food grade
coatings developed at his company. Maharani Paints produces 150 tons
of powder per month which it around 1800 tons per year.
internet chat, Manmohan Samantara informed that Titan produced 450 tons
He predicts 900 tons for 2005-2006. With the last years figure of 250
tons, they have doubled the production.
Bijoy Mukherjee from Berger with a production figure of 1650 tons said,
"We target at 2150 tons figure for the next year". He said, "the
increase in raw material prices have certainly disturbed the market."
Deepak Madan from Kripton powders informed "Kripton produced 1400 tons
and in his email Ajit Gupta of Rapid Coat said "We manufactured
and sold 1,200 tons of Epoxy-Polyester powders in 2004-05". It had
contributed 900 tons in 2003-2004.
Officials at Vipraj were not interested in contributing any
information regarding their capacity or productions, however
last year, Ravindra Pandit informed that the Vipraj had produced 1000
tons. The reason for an iron curtain this year is difficult to guess.
Jayesh Ponda informed on telephone that Vijay Coat produced 425 tons
of powder during the last financial year. "Although the
high and rates of raw material have increased a lot we have tried to
maintain the quality", he said. Vijay enterprises was
incorporated in 1995 with a view to supplying quality Powder Coating
Materials to Indian industry.
Sharp Coating from Faridabad produced 420 tons while Titan paints
produced 250 tons. Besides these manufacturers there are several
manufacturers spread all over India. We were unable to contact all of
them. It could be assumed that they could be contributing around
2000 tons as their share.
There are several other small manufacturere who might be producing a
total of another 2000 tons of powder every year which adds up to a
final figure of 20,000 tons as the total powder produced and consumed
by the Indian Powder Coating industry during the financial year
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 the information.
Colors fading for
Indian Powder Coating Manufacturers Association.
Readers might be aware of an attempt made by some of the Powder
Manufacturers of North India to form an association.
In a meeting held
in January, they came together on common platform to discuss the
problem of growing prices and delayed payments.
After a few initial meeting it seems there were more argument than
discussions. During the last meeting some of the post holders
preferred to stay away and send there junior representatives to
attend. "Since the members are competitors, it is rather difficult
to agree on a common point, one of the member comments. Another attempt will be made on May 12th
to review the possibility of survival of the association.
message: We live in the age of information super highway. Our website has
already provided a common platform for the Indian Powder Coating
Industry. We can offer our unbiased stable platform to create a
virtual Indian Powder Manufacturers Association. Internet has already
changed the definition of words like communication, meetings,
conferences, relations and associations. On several
occasions we have helped our subscribers to communicate with each
other, have meetings, conferences, and business deals,
all in virtual space. If the powder manufacturers are
interested, we can work out on the structure of such a virtual
association which could include members and observers from all over
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Life after Indian Idol
There was a
time when Ravinder Ravi stood in line to buy the ration and pay
electricity bills, to save enough money to send his children to school
and to make ends meet.
"The struggle", he says, "made me weep." It was an overdose of
desperation that drove Ravi to catch the 10.30 pm bus from Ludhiana to
New Delhi on August 17, 2004 after he borrowed Rs 300 from a friend to
reach the gates of National Stadium, New Delhi where the auditions of
Indian Idol were taking place.
Two months after he was voted out, Ravi, the house painter from Ludhiana and the most loved and controversial contestant of Indian
Idol, is getting used to a new life.The changes are indeed immense.
For starters, Ravi has been approached by a leading paints company to
advertise their product. "I'm still negotiating," he tells us
Sources say the company is Nerolac Paints <more>
Despite rising costs, paint sector may post 5-15 pc topline growth
A ROBUST growth in the
housing sector and other end-user segments of the paint industry is
probably one encouraging sign in a scenario beset with rising input
costs and VAT hitches. Paint companies believe that while the
implementation of value-added tax augurs well for the sector, the
initial glitches could impact sales. However, continuing demand for
paints both in the decorative as well as the industrial segment is
seen negating any downturns. Overall the industry should be able to
post a 5-15 per cent increase in topline during the March 2005 quarter
despite a strong trend in crude and solvent prices. <more>
Industry keen to
strengthen trade with Pak
After India and
Pakistan signed a joint declaration focusing on trade in a big way,
business houses are looking to strengthen trade ties across the
border. With limited exchange between the two sides until now, the
size of official business is hardly anything to talk about. But that
may now change.
"A senior team from Berger Pakistan visited India two months ago. They
are keen to expand manufacturing facilities. We expect that we will be
assisting BP expand their facilities," said Ashwin Dani, Vice
Chairman, Asian Paints.
Asian Paints may soon share its expertise with a Pakistani company,
but the fresh start may not be just limited to manufacturing
businesses. Even the fashion industry is eyeing new markets thanks to
the open borders. <more>
US paint market predicted to grow
Impact Marketing Consultants predict that U.S. domestic consumption of
paint and coatings will grow by 4.5% annually in current dollars to
2008, reaching $20.1 billion, up from $16.1 billion in 2003. Unit
volume is forecast to grow at 3% annually during this time, from 5.06
to 5.88 bn litres. Powders, with consumption of 177 million kg valued
at $785 million in 2003, are forecast to grow by 5% annually for the
next five years. Also, radiation curing coatings are predicted to grow
above industry average. U.S. consumption of UV/EB formulations for all
applications is estimated at about 41 million kg valued at $350
million. Coatings, the largest segment, account for about 45% of all
uses. For more details click http://www.impactmarket.com
BASF increases capacity for vinyl
E-news - April 7, 2005
BASF is increasing its production capacity for copolymers of vinyl
chloride to 12,000 tons/year at its Ludwigshafen, Germany, site. The
company will invest EUR 6 million to increase this capacity in
response to increasing demand for special coating systems. Vinyl
chloride copolymers are employed as binders in solvent-based coatings
applied to iron, steel, non-ferrous metals, plastics, mineral
substrates like concrete as well as for solvent-based printing inks
and marking paints. Their most important applications are in
anti-corrosion coatings such as shipbuilding and in packaging
Pigment Green 7: Hexachlorobenzene Update
Environment Canada has published the Prohibition of Certain Toxic
Substances regulations in the Canada Gazette, which includes
regulations for hexachlorobenzene for Pigment Green 7. Published on
March 9, 2005, the regulations come into effect May 15, 2005.
Section seven of the regulations lists the instructions companies must
Every manufacturer or importer of hexachlorobenzene or a product
mixture containing the material will have to submit the information
specified in Schedule Five within three months after the calendar year
during which hexachlorobenzene was manufactured or imported.
The first report must be submitted to Environment Canada by March 30,
For details, contact Dave Saucier, Inortech Chimie, an industry
stakeholder, at (905) 696-0954, e-mail email@example.com. You can also
visit Environment Canada's web site.<more>
Tiger Drylac opens powder plant in BC
Coatings Magazine E-news -
April 7, 2005
Tiger Drylac Canada, Guelph, ON, is set to open a powder coating
manufacturing and research and development facility in Vancouver, BC.
Gabriele Grafinger, president, says that the new plant will help
improve service to Western Canada and allow for a quick turnaround of
custom match production.
Decorative paint looks and feels like leather, suede, woven fabric
E-news - April 7, 2005
Akzo Nobel has developed what it says is the world's first decorative
paint capable of providing the look and feel of leather, suede or
Alpha Touch is marketed under the Sikkens brand name. The application
method determines the finish you can achieve. An ordinary brush causes
the leather effect, a specially designed tool creates the look and
feel of textile. The product is used with a specially developed primer
and is available in 33 colours.
Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings opens Shanghai plant
E-news - April 7, 2005
Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings announced the official opening of a new
powder coatings facility in Qingpu District, Shanghai, China. The
plant, which has received 5 million USD of investment and taken eight
months to construct, will produce a range of high quality powder
finishing materials for industrial and specialized applications in the
automotive, architectural, industrial goods, consumer durables and
general metal finishing industries. The 17,500 sq m plant houses a
full range of facilities including offices, research, quality control,
application laboratories, production facilities and a warehouse area.
Up to 100 employees will work at the plant when it is fully
Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings currently produces approximately 75,000
metric tons of powder coatings per year at seven plants in the US and
Europe. As the first Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings plant to open in
Asia, the new plant will make a significant addition to this capacity.
Bisphenol A ban proposed
in the USA
Coatings Flash -
April 25, 2005
A ban of Bisphenol-A (BPA), widely used in epoxy resin products, is
being proposed in the USA for certain products, after a recent
publication by Frederick vom Saal, Professor at the University of
Missouri-Columbia, in the monthly journal Environmental Health
Perspectives. Vom Saal reported about more than 95 independent
scientific studies backing his own findings, originally published
eight years ago, about the adverse health effects of BPA. After vom
Saal's first study, the chemical industry had conducted 11 studies and
found no problems. According to the new report, however, BPA is
extremely harmful in very low doses and has been linked to adverse
effects on male and female reproduction, altered immune system
function, behavioral changes, learning disabilities, brain damage and
an increased chance for certain cancers. Californian legislature is
now proposing a bill banning all use of BPA in products made for
children three years of age or younger.
Raw material costs reduce
Coatings Flash -
April 18, 2005
Hempel seized the opportunities presented by an expanding market
during 2004 to increase the volume of paints and coatings sold to 214m
litres. This is the highest volume ever sold by the Hempel Group.
Turnover grew by 9%, despite the fall of the US dollar, with the
growth coming from both Asia and Europe. "Rapid Asian growth had a
significant impact on our sales results, not only in marine coatings,
but also in coatings for bridges, cranes and containers. European
shipyards benefited from the full order books in Asia and picked up
extra business," says Hempel President and CEO Pierre-Yves Jullien. "Hempel
was able to capture this business with our strong worldwide network.
We were able to generate business in one part of the world and deliver
in another, in response to growing globalisation among our customers,"
However, the financial result was disappointing relative to the growth
of the business. Operating profit fell by 23% to EUR 42.7 million,
from EUR 55.7 million in 2003. Net profit fell by 26% to EUR 12.2
million from EUR 16.5 million. Raw material prices have risen sharply
in 2004, mainly spurred by higher oil prices and strong demand for
Akzo Nobel to acquire
Arnhem, the Netherlands, April 26, 2005 – Akzo Nobel’s Decorative
Coatings business has initiated the latest phase of its competitive
European expansion strategy by signing an agreement to acquire Swiss
Lack, Switzerland’s leading paint company. The deal – which will see
Akzo Nobel become the biggest coatings company in Switzerland –
includes taking over Swiss Lack’s brand portfolio, as well as its
large commercial distribution network.
Janesco acquires Derby
parent company of Oshkosh Marine Supply Co., acquired molded and
injected plastics maker Derby Plastics Ltd. in order to diversify the
private company’s holdings and to explore potential crossover business
development. Janesco President Jim Janes said talks began almost a
year ago in regard to the acquisition of the Neenah-based company,
which was completed earlier this week, but he declined to release any
details of the sale or the purchase price.
The company now consists of a precision machine shop and powder
coating operation that serves AxleTech, Oshkosh Truck and other area
businesses. The company currently employs 34 people. <more>
powder coat technology allows greater product design freedom and
reduces environmental impact.Schiavello Group has implemented the
world’s most advanced MDF (Medium Density Wood Fibreboard) powder coat
installation, working closely with DuPont.
The powder coating line applies specialised UV powder finishes on
various heat sensitive substrates, such as MDF wood and plastics,
providing cost effective, highly durable finishes that are
environmentally sound. Schiavello’s purpose built facility is designed
to accommodate the new process, based on successful installations in
Europe and America.
The facility features a dual system powder plant, setting new
benchmarks for coating performance, finish and repeatability on MDF
wood furniture products. The system enables the plant to cure powder
on wood utilising Ultraviolet (UV) curing and thermal curing, known as
Ultra-low bake (ULB).The Ray-Tec UV finish developed by DuPont meets
international standards (FIRA 6250 and DIN 68861) for hard wearing
horizontal work surfaces, such as desktops. <more>
New in Town - American
Precision Powder Coating
American Precision Powder Coating LLC has opened for business at 2750
Constitution Blvd. in Chippewa Township.
Owner Jim Verostek, a Monaca resident, formerly worked for American
Bridge Co. and L.B. Foster Co. He is a graduate of California
University of Pennsylvania and Duquesne University. <more>