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JUNE 2005

Welcome to the June 2005 edition of the IPC e-newsletter. The IPC e newsletter is distributed free to more than 3000 people around the world.

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The Powder Coating Manual (Part 41)

Exhibitions and Conferences in  June and July 2005

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Off topic

The circle is now complete

With Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the Star Wars cycle at last comes to an end -- or rather to a middle. The Star Wars saga ends,   but for those who participated in the making and watching the six-films, the Force of such an era-spanning cultural phenomenon will be with them for a long time to come. The action in Revenge of the Sith is also a crucial link to A New Hope, which, as few can forget, opens as Darth Vader and his stormtroopers invade a Rebel spaceship. It is the final episode in a saga that Lucas outlined in the early 1970s.

 The  integration of  reality with computer generated characters and images is seamless. So is the transformation of good to evil. George Lucas has  explored the thin line between the good and the evil.  And the music of John Williams completely blends with the visuals.

Movies end. Life goes on. To say this in Yodish English, "Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is. Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose. "

Thanks once again George Lucas. May the force be with you.




  Infomercial from Mitsuba Systems  

The MAGIC EYE Part Sensing System is an Automatic Sensing system for triggering Automatic Gun on and off - depending on workpiece presence & workpiece size.

It consists of an advanced PLC controller along with Vertical and Horizontal sensor on a touch screen. These sensors are placed at the entrance of the booth just outside. They sense the changes in height of the part and trigger on the appropriate number of guns. Thus if the part entering the booth is of a small height, less number of guns shall be triggered on and if the length of the part is taller the PLC system shall trigger on more number of guns. These sensors also check for line gaps (i.e. missing parts on conveyor / empty jigs) and appropriately trigger on / off the respective number of guns.

Reciprocators / Wagglers / Oscillators can be coupled to horizontal movement systems. The MAGIC EYE sensors can move them in / out horizontally while keeping track of the changing width of the part. This automatic intelligent gun triggering system shall result in better productivity, lesser overspray of powder; high quality finishes and is a great tool to save money on the floor shop.


   To know more about MITSUBA products please visit


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  34/H, Laxmi Industrial Estate,
  New Link Road, Andheri (W),
  Mumbai– 400 053. INDIA
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Infomercial from Marpol Powders

Marpol introduces Q SHIELD PLUS range of Polyurethane Powders

Polyurethane powders are designed for a range of both decorative and functional use on products for exterior exposure.

General Technical Properties:

Excellent weather resistance
Excellent UV resistance
Excellent gloss and colour stability
Excellent flow and finish
Good mechanical properties
Good chemical resistance

Typical Applications: Lighting fixtures, Satellite dishes, Appliances, Lawn and patio furniture, Business machines, Office equipment, Playground equipment, Aluminum extrusions, Gensets, Automotive components, Shelving, Machinery, Fencing, Ornamental iron, Garden/agricultural equipment, Bicycles, Hardware, Control panels.

We are 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. We offer over 1300 shades of powders in a range of chemistries, finishes and gloss levels, for almost any type of interior or exterior application.

Marpol is among the few manufacturers in the world with an integrated facility for manufacturing polyester resins. Our expertise in the area of resin development enables us to manufacture value added products at a competitive price.

Panandiker Chambers, 2nd Floor
M.L. Furtado Road,
Margao-Goa-403601- INDIA
Tel: 0832-2732045/2711165
Fax: 0832-2733124



Infomercial from Vijay Enterprises

Vijay Enterprises is a leading manufacture of powder coating materials (PCM) in India. VIJAY COAT today stands as a Reliable source of High Quality and Durable Powder Coating materials at very reasonable prices. Vijay's PCM find extensive application for industrial and other demanding applications. Vijay enterprises was incorporated in 1995 with a view to supplying quality PCMs to Indian industry. Vijay's manufacturing set up is equipped with best machines from M/s Buss AG Switzerland who are world's largest manufacturer of Powder Coating Machines. Vijay has now established itself and earned a name for its quality supplies and prompt delivery at very economic prices. VIJAY has multi-locational production facilities near Ahmedabad in western India and at Silvassa in the U T of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, 200 Kms off Mumbai. This makes it a competitive source of PCMs to all customers.

Range of Products :
VIJAY COAT range of Powders are made to provide benefits like attractive finish, durability and toughness. The vast experience of technical people of VIJAY COAT POWDERS in formulating and manufacturing powder is used to meet and satisfy a wide range of requirements and applications VIJAY COAT products are manufactured using most modern plant imported from M/S. BUSS AG SWITZERLAND and strict quality control procedure to give consistent qualily. VIJAY COAT powders are available in Epoxy, Epoxy Polyester and Pure Polyester formulation. They are available in wide range of shades and types of levels like; Glossy, Semi Glossy, Matt, Texture, Structure (Leatherate), Metallic, Antique, Hammertone finish etc.

Vijay Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
Admin. Office :
103, Gita Bhavan, 1st Floor, Opp. Vijay Transport,
Narol Char Rasta, AHMEDABAD 382 405.
Telephone: +91-79-2532 9057, 25329374,Fax: +91-79-2535 9481
Email: jayesh@icenet.net
web: vijay-powdercoat.com  


Sales leads from ebiz newsletter
 Our website generates a number of sales leads every week. Such sales leads can generate business for a several products. You must have observed that we are eager to share such information with all the relevant people. Unlike, other business website which restrict "supplier to customer" interaction, we promote this activity.

Subscribe to the e-biz-newsletter, which contains information about potential customers who are in need of products related to powder coating.

To get this e-biz-newsletter, the user would have to pay a small annual processing fee. Please send a DD of Rs 3000 (US$ 60) in favour of "India Powder Coating" payable at Indore at the
contact address

Some of the recent leads generated during the last month are now also available on an individual basis for Rs 500 or US $ 10 each. Here are some of them.

1, Special grade powder required in Pakistan
2. Testing instruments required in Thane,  India
3. Resin for powder coating required in Lebanon.
4. Powder coating plant needed for fan components in India.
5. Powder coating plant needed in Hyderabad.
6. Conveyorised Powder coating plant required in Maharashtra for Alloy wheels
7. 300 kg/hr powder production line needed in Vietnam

Efforts continue  to reanimate the Indian Powder Coating Manufacturers Association.
In a phone call, Mr. SC Jain of Micro Powder Tech  informed us about his efforts to reanimate the Indian Powder Coating Manufacturers Association. He informed that in future, the application equipment manufacturers will also be invited to join


Message from India Powder Coating about a new  e group "IPC Plus"

Dear manufacturer, subscriber, and visitors 

We live in the age of information super highway. Our website has  provided a common platform for the Indian Powder Coating Industry.

We can now  extend our unbiased stable platform to create a virtual Indian Powder Coating Association. The 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.  We have worked out on the structure of such a virtual association which could include members and observers from all over the nation. We have created an e-group called IPC PLUS. You may join this groups as a member at a nominal annual fee of Rs 2500/- (US$ 50 ) or as an observer Rs 500 (US$ 10 ) . A few of the reputed manufacturers have already joined the group. Join now and speak to the world with a click of your mouse

A virtual  association where you could share your views, make comments and declarations decisions,  have meetings, all from the comforts of your own office, uninterrupted, moderator free and uncensored.

We invite your comments and views on this. Contact the moderator for details and Free one month trial membership.

J&N ropes in industry experts
Friday, 20 May , 2005, 11:12

Few think of Jenson & Nicholson (J&N) anymore. Not even when they see colour. Not since the company sank into a debtful abyss. But J&N may be making a last-ditch effort to regain some colour, at least a pale shade. Clutching at the last straw, the company is roping in paint industry veterans to gasp some oxygen.

Ashim Mukherjee of Shalimar Paints, with years of experience in the industry and an old J&N hand too, is taking charge as the chief of operations of J&N at Gurgaon, the company's present corporate headquarters.

Biji Kurien, former managing director of Berger Paints has already been mandated to be a consultant to the company to oversee restructuring operations after the complete collapse of systems and people. These moves may be the precursor of more recruitments at the senior and middle level management which suffered a huge exodus over the past couple of years. J&N's principal promoter, SP Sinha, is said to have assumed the mantle of chief executive, while Ajay Verma has taken charge as chairman a few months ago. Sinha's eldest son, Anant Sinha, is the president of the company.

J&N shut down its two major factories at Naihati in West Bengal and Panvel in Maharashtra over the past year. The only factory in operation is its Sikandrabad factory in UP, which also has powder coating facilities, apart from the usual decorative line. Managing resources to buy raw materials for production will be a daunting exercise. The paint company with debts of almost Rs 260 crore has eroded the goodwill with its suppliers and financiers. The only thing that the company can latch on to is its high brand recall. Some of its bigger brands are Robbialac, Instacolor, Brolac and Armour Quartz. <more>

India: Shalimar Paints plans unit in South
Coatings Flash - May 23, 2005

Shalimar Paints is planning to commence manufacturing operations in the southern region of the country in order to strengthen its position in the region. "We will take a decision within the next few months on whether to set up our own greenfield facility or acquire an existing unit in the region. For setting up the unit, in case we decide to do so, would require an investment of up to Rs 200 million. We will be focusing on the southern region this year to increase our market share," said Mr Sandeep Sarda, Chief Operating Officer, Shalimar Paints.

Shalimar Paints currently has facilities in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra. The company had acquired the Uttar Pradesh facility in 2003. Shalimar Paints, which has a presence in the decorative and industrial paints segments, is planning to undertake sizeable expansion at its Uttar Pradesh unit as well this year. Meanwhile, in order to boost its bottomline growth, the company is planning to focus on high value products in its portfolio. While the paints industry had seen healthy topline growth in the last fiscal, the industry's margins had suffered due to rising cost of key inputs. Resultantly, most companies including Shalimar had raised product prices by 7-8 per cent in December

Nerolac Net up 59% and Payout up by 55%

Goodlass Nerolac Paints Limited (BSE Code: 500165) (NSE Code: GOODLASNER), one of the largest manufacturers of paints, today announced their results for the quarter and fiscal year ended March 2005.

· Total revenues for the quarter ended March 2005 were Rs.244.65 crores, an increase of 10.7% over the same quarter last year. Total revenues for the year ended March 2005 were Rs. 1069.02 crores, an increase of 15.6% as compared to same period last year This growth in revenues was on the back of good business in the automobile coatings & complemented by architectural
· Profit before depreciation, interest & Tax increased by 27.8% for the quarter and 41.6% for the year
· Net Profit for the quarter ended March 2005 was up by 41.9% and for the year ended March 05, up by 58.7%
· The Board has recommended a dividend of 115% on the enhanced capital compared to 125% of the previous year
· Business Today - A. T. Kearney Survey named Goodlass Nerolac Paints the Best Managed Company. Also certified with OHSAS 18001 for the Jainpur and Lote plants. Also conferred with numerous Best Vendor awards through the year

Said Mr. Bharuka, MD Goodlass Nerolac Paints Limited, post the announcement of the Annual Financial Results “Goodlass Nerolac with its consistent increase in the stock valuations is indicative of the fact that the investors endorse our strategies and we are on the right path. Fueled by focused branding & distribution strategy with increasing investments in R&D, almost similar to previous year, the Auto segment has amply boosted the topline growth of the company, which has been fairly complimented by the Architectural segment too. The right-mix of products, Manufacturing excellence initiatives, R&D efforts and other operational efficiency measures have resulted into good growth in bottom line.

With the capacity expansion of the Jainpur facility and commercial production commissioned at the Greenfield project at Bawal, we are looking ahead at another year, which will have us performing to industry standards and meeting customer needs.” <more>

“We have done a lot of re-engineering”
Goodlass Nerolac Paints Ltd is a leading company in the paint industry. The company has a presence in both decorative and industrial paint segment. The company has a two-thirds market share in the auto paint segment. Pravin Palande of The Financial Express spoke to H.M BhAruka, Managing Director about the industry in general and the company in particular. Some excerpts:

RBI has recently given signals that interest rates might go up. Right now the cost of funds have not increased but there could be a chance that housing loan can become dearer. Will this affect you in terms of demand?

As such interest rate scenario will affect us indirectly in both ways. One is the housing sector and another is the auto sector. Both these sectors are largely dependent on loan distributing companies that finance the consumers. To that extent we will be affected. But my personal feeling is that marginal increase in rate is not going to affect the loan distribution scenario. Again there is a huge growth taking place in the auto sector and housing sector. I don’t think we need to get worried about this <more>.

Berger Paints rebounds on buyback news
Berger Paints has touched an intraday high of Rs 49.90 and an intraday low of Rs 46.50. At 10:03 am the share is quoting at Rs 48.55, up Rs 3.50, or 7.77%.  Berger Paints India has touched an intraday high of Rs 49.90 and an intraday low of Rs 46.50. At 10:03 am the share is quoting at Rs 48.55, up Rs 3.50, or 7.77%. Berger Paints board has approved buyback of 10% at a price not over Rs 60 per share. It is trading with volumes of 66,364 shares. On Friday the share closed down 2.70% or Rs 1.25 at Rs 45.05.<more>

Resins help eliminate paint for furniture makers
A family of widely used conductive resins grades originally developed for European automotive manufacturers, are becoming equally successful in a new industry - office furniture.

GE's Noryl GTX resins, a family of widely used conductive grades originally developed for European automotive manufacturers, are becoming equally successful in a new industry - office furniture.  Specifically, Noryl GTX conductive resin is being used in powder-coated moulded plastics furniture, providing a host of design, aesthetic, environmental, and cost benefits compared to moulded-in colour, wet-painted parts, and even powder-coated metal.

Among these are greater design freedom that helps enable part consolidation, lower weight than metal, and the elimination of paint solvents that can negatively impact the environment. The two key properties required for successful powder coating are conductivity and high heat performance, both of which are features of Noryl GTX resins - a blend of polyamide (PA) reinforced with modified polyphenylene ether (MPPE) polymer technology.
high temperature to create a durable finish.

Noryl GTX resin may also reduce costs by eliminating secondary operations, such as applying a conductive primer to non-conductive plastics parts. <more>

Licence issued to produce special coatings
Victrex has licensed a worldwide network of electrostatic spray and dispersion coating formulators with a patented base recipe and unique powders to produce both powder and aqueous-based coatings. Victrex announced that it has licensed a worldwide network of electrostatic spray and dispersion coating formulators with a patented base recipe and unique powders to produce both powder and aqueous-based coatings made from Victrex PEEK polymer.

The formulators can modify the polyarletheretherketone-based recipe to enhance specific properties such as abrasion resistance, lubricity, release and color. Each formulator offers the necessary processing and customer service support, technical literature and pricing of the Victrex PEEK-based coatings.

The coatings are based on semi-crystalline Victrex PEEK thermoplastic which is widely regarded as having the best combination of properties for harsh environments <more>
Byk-Chemie awarded for best marketing campaign in Southeast Asia
Coatings Flash - May 30, 2005
For the second time in three months, Byk-Chemie has received an award for its new marketing campaign. As part of the Asia Pacific Coatings Show, which took place from May 10 to 12 in Singapore, prizes were awarded in six different categories. Detlev Lindner, Business Manager Paint Additives at Byk-Chemie, collected the first prize in the category "Best Marketing Campaign in Southeast Asia". Crucial for the jury's decision were the high level of creativity and the consistent implementation of the new campaign in all marketing media. The German company has been deploying the claim "Substance for Success" since the start of 2004, associating it with its new image for example at trade fairs, on the Internet and in print.
It was only in February that Byk-Chemie won an award for the same marketing campaign in China. "An award like this, especially from a region that is very important to us economically, confirms to us that we should be continuing along the path we have chosen. We have made a further step towards our goal of consolidating Byk-Chemie as a top brand globally," Frank Dederichs, Head of Market Communications, believes.

DuPont plans to double China investment by 2010
Coatings Flash - May 30, 2005
DuPont is planning a series of major investments in China, including one that will be the largest ever foreign investment by the US chemicals major. Tom Powell, president and chairman of DuPont China Holding Co, said DuPont is making some 'major strategic investments' in China, with some already started and others in various stages of negotiations. 'In general, over the next five years, we will more than double our investment in China,' he said in a televised media briefing from Beijing.
He noted that this will depend, however, on obtaining commitment from local partners in some areas. DuPont has so far invested over 600 mln USD in China through 32 wholly owned and joint-venture facilities which employ more than 5,000 people. The company is in talks to establish a joint-venture titanium dioxide (Ti02) plant in Dong Ying in Shandong province with a prospective government partner. 'If this project moves smoothly it would be the largest ever overseas investment made by DuPont,' Powell said.
DuPont's investment in China and emerging markets is based upon the higher growth potential that exists in these areas. The sales growth rate in Greater China, including Taiwan and Hong Kong, was 32 pct in 2004, double the 16 pct worldwide growth rate, he noted.

Nippon Paint to set up factory in China
Coatings Flash - May 30, 2005
Nippon Paint (China) Co., Ltd., a supplier of coatings for architectural, automotive OEM and refinish and other industrial coatings, has decided to invest in setting up a factory in Chengdu of SichuanProvince. Nippon Paint (China) holds an optimistic forecast towards Southwest China's architecture market, especially that of Sichuan Province. Nippon Paint (China), a joint venture established by Singapore-based Nipsea Group (Nippon Paint Southeast Asia) and Nippon Paint Co., Ltd., had sales revenues of more than 3 billion CNY (1 EUR = approx. 10,4 CNY) in 2004.

Valspar To Acquire Samuel Cabot
Valspar has agreed to acquire Samuel Cabot Incorporated, the 128-year old privately owned manufacturer of exterior and interior stains and finishes.

Based in Newburyport, MA Cabot had sales in 2004 of approximately $58 million.
"Cabot Stains has a long, distinguished history and an outstanding reputation for quality products," said William L. Mansfield, Valspar's president and CEO."We are committed to strengthening and expanding the Cabot brand under the continued leadership of John Schutz, Cabot's CEO. The combination of the Valspar and Cabot brands significantly strengthens our product offering for independent paint retailers and we are enthusiastic about our prospects for growth in this important distribution channel."

The deal is expected to close in approximately one month.

Asian Paints Q4 net up 34% at Rs 41.1cr
Wednesday, 11 May , 2005, 15:39
Asian Paints India Ltd has announced the following results for the quarter & year ended March 31, 2005:

The Audited results for the quarter & year ended March 31, 2005

The company has posted a profit after prior period items of Rs 41.10 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2005 as compared to Rs 30.55 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2004. Total Income (net of discounts and excise duty) has increased from Rs 416.41 crore in Q4-04 to Rs 451.63 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2005. <more>

Organon and Lexicon Genetics collaborate to develop biotherapeutic drugs

Arnhem, the Netherlands, May 17, 2005 – Organon, the human pharmaceutical business unit of Akzo Nobel, and US-based Lexicon Genetics, today announced that they are to collaborate in the development and commercialization of new biotherapeutic drugs.

Zinsser completes Okon Acquisition

Zinsser has completed the acquisition of Okon, Inc., the Denver, CO-based maker of water-base sealer technology for concrete, masonry and wood sold under the OKON and WeatherPro banners.

"The acquisition of the company's assets and intellectual properties gives us the opportunity to expand our existing product lines and enter new markets with superior water-base technology," said Mike Tellor, president of Zinsser.




  Seminar Events Exhibitions  

Refractories for Industrial Applications
6.6. - 8.6. 2005
The Hague/Netherlands
Center for Professional Advancement Details ...

NanoTrends 2005
6.6. - 8.6. 2005
MSTI - Materials and Surfaces Training Institute Details ...

8th International Coatings for Plastics Symposium
6.6. - 8.6. 2005
Troy, MI/USA

Mixing for Uniform Batches: Improving Product Quality and Productivity
7.6. - 8.6. 2005
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Coatings Research Institute Details ...

Corrosion 2005 Science & Economy New Challenges
8.6. - 10.6. 2005
Instytut Mechaniki Precyzyjnej Details ...

SVLFC, 145. Gesamtarbeitstagung: Funktionelle Pigmente und moderne Füllstoffe
9.6. - .. 2005
SVLFC, Dr. Nicole Frick Details ...

European Coatings Conference:
Smart Coatings IV
9.6. - 10.6. 2005
Vincentz Network Details ...

Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course
13.6. - 15.6. 2005
Minneapolis, MN/USA
University of Minnesota, Dep. of Chem. Engineering & Materials Science

ChemSource 2005 Symposium & Masterclass
23.6. 2005
The Royal Society of Chemistry, Specialty Chemicals Sector, Dr. Ruth M. Lane

Einführung in die Lacktechnik
23.6. - 24.6. 2005
Haus der Technik e.V. Details ...

Industrial Rheology, Principles and Applications
27.6. - 29.6. 2005
The Hague/The Netherlands
The Center for Professional Advancement

COSI - Coatings Science International
27.6. - 1.7. 2005
Noordwijk/The Netherlands
Einhoven Univesity of Technology, Prof. Bert de With

Latin American Coatings Show 2005
6.7. - 7.7. 2005
Mexico City/Mexico
DMG Word Media

Food Contact Legislation for Global Markets
12.7. - 13.7. 2005
Pira International



  Powder Coating Manual -"Oven Heat Containment"------ (Part - 41)  
4 Oven Heat Containment
It is recommended that all ovens have some method to reduce heat spillage (rollout). The best containment is by use of bottom entry/exit
on an elevated or roof mount oven. On all ovens with horizontal entry/exits there are two (2) options:

1. Powered Air Curtains.

2. Heat relief hoods with a gravity stack and manual adjustable damper. Powered air curtains will help to reduce the heat rollout from the oven and make it easier to achieve a temperature balance in the oven. They also help to reduce the energy losses that occur as air is heated and expands.

Heat relief hoods reduce heat build up in the general area and are the recommended minimum for any oven installation.

Powered Air Curtains
The conveyor entrance and exit should be furnished with high velocity air to minimize the amount of heated air in the oven escaping to the surrounding atmosphere, and to ensure the optimum efficient operation of the oven. Each air curtain should be equipped with a fan assembly, complete with shaft, bearings, sheaves, belts, and motor. The air curtain utilizes oven air and does not induce an additional fresh air load on the surrounding area. The discharge velocity should be around 2,000 to 3,000 FPM.

Heat Relief Hood
The conveyor entrance and exit can be furnished with a canopy-type heat-relief hood to capture the majority of the heat spillage from the product opening and disperse it to the outside atmosphere. The hood should be constructed of galvanized steel and be designed to be oven supported, with a manually adjustable quadrant damper in a 24" joint of stack. The entrance of a powder cure oven should have a heat relief hood rather than an air curtain so that the uncured powder is notdisturbed. In order for the air curtain to be effective, the discharge velocity should be very high. If the air velocity is reduced to a point slow enough to avoid disturbing the powder on the part, it will not be sufficient for heat containment.

There is some concern about the energy losses that occur if the oven does not have an air curtain. A careful review of the facts shows that this should not be a concern. The amount of energy loss around a product opening is typically around 50,000 Btu’s per square foot. At a typical cost in North America of 0.40/therm, the losses around a product opening of 2’ wide x 5’ high (0.6 x 1.5 meters) would be $4.00/hour. An air curtain will be around 70% efficient at best. So the same product opening would lose around $1.20/hour with an air curtain. The difference in gas consumption is $2.80/hour. Consider that the air curtain will cost several thousand dollars more than the heat relief hood and that it requires a motor of 10 or 15 horsepower. With the electricity needs of the air curtain and the need to recover several thousands dollars of additional investment the gas losses with a heat relief hood do not appear to be a very important issue.




Dear Mr. Vivek Soley,

I acknowledge receipt of your E-mail of to-day. I was also shocked and sad that Arjun Sen passed away so suddenly. It was nice of you to cover the sad event so quickly and so well in your News Letter.
Ravi Marphatia

Moderator: It was a shocking news for us too.

We are manufacturer of dental instruments and our one of the valued client require insulated instruments, using in electric surgery. We need coating powder for instruments,

Reza, Pakistan
Moderator: We has passed on the query to our ebiz newsletter

Dear Mr.Vivek,
I realy thank you for giving us updated market information & details of paint industry ,specially powder coating paints. Although it is not relevant but from your news letter we are also getting updated information of the people & their valuable remarks who are associated with this field.
Mr.Nirmalya Chakravorty is one of them who is communicating from Malaysia in this news letter.

Regards, Bikash Mallick,  Dubai,United Arab Emirates.

Moderator: Thanks for your comments. After all,  there are real people in the virtual world.

Dear Vivek,
Received your IPC May 2005 just now, thanks for the same. I found it very informative particular on Powder Coating Industry.
Sanjay Patil, Polycoat Powders Ltd.
Moderator: Thanks

I would like our information regarding Ovens and Conveyors displayed on your web site. Please advise us of the necessary steps to do so.
Thanks again for the email.
Dennis Cones, Jackson Oven Supply
Moderator: We have sent you the necessary details

Dear Sir,
I am your regular reader. I am visiting Singapore on 10th May 2005. I  am keen to visit the ASIA PACIFIC COATINGS SHOW AND CONFERENCE
at Singapore ( this has been listed in your news letter).

I request you to send me the details of the Venue of the show for which  I shall be grateful to you.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,

Dear Sir,
Could kindly send me a hard copy for this: "R. Lomoelder et al., Paintidia, pp.31 ~ 38, November 1998"  Thanks.
Yuan Deng R&D Chemist Chemque Inc.Toronto, Ontario
Moderator : We are in no way related to Paint India

Dear Sir
Since some month we receive you newsletter but have up to now not been able to open it. Where is the information described on the cover sheet.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best Regards ITW Gema AG,  Martin Huthoefer, Area Sales Manager ,China
Moderator : In case of problem opening our newsletter you can always view the current edition on www.ipconweb.com/nom.htm
Dear Sir,

We are a trading firm operating in Pakistan. There are inquires in our country for Fusion Bonded Epoxy, would appreciate if it is within your scope of supply enabling us to move further. Awaiting your response, I remain with.
Zia Millwala, Pakistan



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