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JULY 2005

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It’s boomtime for industry in Jammu
Jammu, June 19: It is being called the ‘Golden Period’ for industry, though the gleam is limited to only some parts of the state. In the last 15 years of violence, the investment scenario has never been better, but the boom in industry is limited to the plains of Jammu, and industrialists are still apprehensive when it comes to investing in the Valley.

The outskirts of Jammu city is playing host to over Rs 22,00 crore of fresh investment in the last two-and-a-half years. Another Rs 800 crore is in the pipeline. The areas around Jammu, like Samba, Vijaypur and Kathua, are fast coming up as economic hubs, with big names like Berger, Cadilla, Sun Pharmaceuticals, setting up units here. <more>

Nerolac Bags Golden Peacock Award
Nerolac’s Jainpur Plant receives Golden Peacock Environment Management Award.

Goodlass Nerolac Paints Limited (GNPL), the country’s second largest Paint Company received the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for its Jainpur plant (Kanpur) in a glittering ceremony in 7th World Congress on Environment Management held at Palampur (Himachal Pradesh) from June 10-12, 2005.

Mr. Pravin D. Chaudhari, Director-Supply Chain, GNPL received the award from the hands of Dr. Ola Ullsten - former Prime Minister of Sweden, Dr. S.Z. Qasim - former Member Planning Commission, Justice Venkatchaliah - Former Chief Justice of India, Mr. Shanta Kumar - Former CM of HP, Dr. Madhav Mehra, President-World Environment Foundation, U.K & Mr. Pradip Chaturvedi, Advisor FAO & VC, WEF.

GOLDEN PEACOCK ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT AWARD (GPEMA) is designed to encourage and recognize effective implementation of environment management system, and continual improvement. The Golden Peacock Environment Management award is the coveted and prestigious recognition that emphasizes on maintaining ecological balance by minimizing adverse environmental impact, while carrying out industrial and business activities and aim towards sustainable growth.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Pravin D. Chaudhari, Director-Supply Chain, GNPL said, “It was a proud moment & overwhelming when the name of GNPL was announced as a winner in a huge gathering and galaxy of eminent personalities from Government, NGOs, and Public & Private undertakings. At a time when we are at the brink of environmental depletion, as the country’s second largest Paint Company, we feel responsible towards the society.”
Mr. H. M. Bharuka, Managing Director, GNPL speaking on the occasion emphasized, “The preservation of our natural resources in an efficient manner is for all of us to strive for and we at Nerolac believe in that too. Our objective has always been to utilize our natural resources in an efficient manner. We encourage continual and targeted improvements to prevent waste generation at source, reduce, recover, recycle wastes and reduce and prevent pollution of air, water and land. This esteemed award only strengthens our pledge towards Environment management and preservation <more>

Shalimar Paints plans facelift
Shalimar Paints, the country’s oldest, nearly 100-year old, paint manufacturer, is looking for a facelift. It is planning a new branding strategy to strengthen presence in the southern and western markets.

The company has doubled its advertising budget to Rs 7.5 crore this year. Says S Sarda, chief operating officer, Shalimar Paints, “The last year has been one of the best for the paints industry in terms of topline growth. This is the right time to go for increased brand building exercise because the economy is doing well and we need to cash in on the demand from both—the housing and industrial sectors.”

Unlike bigger players such as Asian Paints and Goodlass Nerolac, Shalimar has no intention of using celebrities to endorse its products.

While four advertising agencies have pitched for the Shalimar campaign, Sarda says that the company is yet to finalise the deal.

Shalimar also plans to revamp packaging for its products as it plans to grow its Rs 220 crore turnover by 25 per cent in 2005-06. The company will set up a new plant in Karnataka or Tamil Nadu to cater to the southern market. The plant will have a capacity of 1,200-1,500 kilolitres per month.

Shalimar has traditionally been strong in the eastern market. In 2003, it set up a plant at Sikanderabad near Delhi to strengthen its presence in the northern market.

Last year, while the overall paints market grew by 14-15 per cent, Shalimar grew 24 per cent in value terms, with its northern market seeing a growth of 21 per cent. This was due to its focus on virgin markets such as Rajasthan, Uttaranchal and Jammu and Kashmir, company officials said.

Though the company had a significant presence in the southern market in the early ‘90s, it lost out due to competitive pressure and lack of focused branding. It is looking at regaining its competitive edge with its new strategy. <more>

Chat interview with Ms. Wing, Wing Wong of Jinfeng Industrial Co.,Ltd

IPC: Ms wing, wing wong,  could you introduce yourself.
Ms Wing, Wing Wong: I am working in a chemical industrial company manufacturing epoxy resin. I am managing the sales abroad.

i see  and Your company Huangshan Jinfeng Industrial Co.,Ltd.is a leading China chemical factory. how did you come to know about our website?
Ms Wing, Wing Wong: searching through google.

ok,  Did you find our site useful and informative?
Ms Wing, Wing Wong: maybe a little bit till now.

Do u have a sales market in India, Does the Indian market attract Chinese manufacturers?
Ms Wing, Wing Wong: it is not so important for Chinese manufacturers till now.

The Chinese powder market is huge compared to India. India manufactures around 20,000 tons of powder coatings every year, how about the Chinese market.
Ms Wing, Wing Wong: around 450,000 tons.

Oh that's huge.
Ms Wing, Wing Wong:: Yeah

IPC: The prices of resins have shot up sharply during the past few months. What has been its effect on your business and how will it set the trend for future?
Ms Wing, Wing Wong: I am sorry, I am not sure of this question, cause the raw materials of resin varies very much. We should wait for some time.

I see some of the picture of Huangshan the place where your are located . They are great
Ms Wing, Wing Wong:: Yeah, it is very beautiful.

IPC: Ok Ms wings thanks for sparing some time with us. Do u have any message for our subscribers?  We have 3000 of them, many from china too
Ms Wing, Wing Wong:: we just want to  inform that we are one of the most professional epoxy resin manufacturers in china, if any company has any requirements, contact us freely

Thank you very much
Ms Wing, Wing Wong: You are welcome

Located in Huangshan,the Global Natural & Cultural Heritages,Huangshan Jinfeng Industrial Co.,Ltd.is a leading China chemical factory.We mainly manufacture JFTM solid epoxy resins series (both in granulate and in flake) and JFTM curatives for powder coatings applications.They are JFTM solid epoxy resins E-12(604#),E-12JF,E-14 for powder coatings and special epoxy resin E-20(601#) for anti-corrosive coatings.And our JFTM curatives include TGIC,matting agent (M)B-68,curing agent (M)B-31,powdered flow agent 6088,E-12BLP solid diffluent agent,MMA-BuA Copolymer brightening agent etc.

EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW 2005 plus Adhesives, Sealants, Construction Chemicals:
Leading international role impressively extended

May 2005

687 exhibitors - plus 6 %

19,886 trade visitors - plus 23 %

Even larger international share

Bigger than ever with 687 (2003: 646) exhibitors and 19,886 trade visitors (2003: 16,229)*, the EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW 2005 plus Adhesives, Sealants, Construction Chemicals captivated international producers of coatings, printing inks, adhesives and construction chemicals and their suppliers in Nürnberg. Many technical innovations were presented in the exhibition halls and at the congresses in the new congress centre CCN Ost from 25-28 April 2005. Well-known representatives from universities, associations and institutes discussed the latest trends with the worldwide industry.

The international share has also clearly increased and the exhibition can now claim to be a global economic indicator for the industries represented. The share of foreign exhibitors has grown substantially to a good 57 % (2003: 51 %), and there was also definite growth in the number of international visitors and congress participants (56 %). "The EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW has impressively extended its leading international role," say a delighted Esther Schwencke, Head of Events Division at Vincentz Network, and Richard Krowoza, Project Manager at NürnbergMesse, the two event partners of the EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW.

Congresses at the EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW: Forum for specialists
Altogether 836 experts (2003: 701) from 46 countries used the six congresses in the new Nürnberg congress centre CCN Ost to update on developments and innovations in raw materials and production equipment. Information for specific target groups was offered at the 8th Nürnberg Congress and at the other events like Stick! - 4th European Congress on Adhesive and Sealant Raw Materials, the 5th European Congress on Construction Chemicals, the Ink Makers’ Forum, the 3rd Workshop on Production Technology and the Purchasers’ Day. More than 150 scientists from all over the world informed their audience about the latest research findings and answered practical questions. "The rooms were excellent and the organization of the congresses well thought out," according to Damian Baxendale, Technical Sales Manager, Christeyns, Great Britain.

Dr. Norbert Steidl, Head of Flooring & Coating, Degussa, Germany, directed his attention mainly to new markets: "Overall, the congress was convincing. It was especially interesting to find out more about the growth potential of construction chemicals in Eastern Europe and Asia." This year, an India Reception was organized as information forum and meeting-point for the first time in addition to the already established East European Reception. Experts from the respective regions presented background information and co-operation partners for the many interested participants at both receptions.

Prize-winning innovations: European Coatings Award 2005
Another highlight was the presentation of the European Coatings Award, which went to the best paper at the congress in the opinion of the jury. The selection criteria for the research award included requirements such as innovative, scientific, clearly presented, of far-reaching interest, and industrially relevant. The winner of the European Coatings Award 2005 was Dr. Frederick Walker of Air Products and Chemicals, USA.

Hardly any other issue currently stirs up emotions in the coatings industry more than the pending reform of the chemical law in Europe. For this reason, a separate question and information forum on the new EU chemical policy was offered for the first time at the EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW 2005. Experts from CEPE were available to provide information for all visitors at the REACH INFO POINT. "I am delighted with the large attendance; the industry is showing signs of liveliness. The REACH INFO POINT received many visitors," says Jan van der Meulen, CEPE Managing Director.

Complete global range
687 exhibitors (2003: 646) from 36 countries (2003: 35) showed their range of products and services at the EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW 2005. The leading exhibitor nations after Germany were Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium from Europe and the People’s Republic of China, the USA and India from overseas.

The high innovative power of the exhibiting companies was reflected by the fact that over 80 % presented new or improved products in Nürnberg in 2005. The exhibitors accordingly rated the visitor response as encouraging: nine out of ten exhibitors were satisfied with the number of visitors to their stand. The exhibitors assessed the qualifications and competence of practically all trade visitors as very high. Well over 90 % of all exhibitors reached their key target groups at the exhibition. Over 95 % made new business connections during talks on the stand and 89 % expect follow-up business as a result of the EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW 2005. "The ECS is the ideal platform for us to present our new name to customers," says Dr. Egbert Brinkman, Key Account Manager Coating Resins Europe, Nuplex Resins, Netherlands, for example. "I am very satisfied with the exhibition. All the raw material suppliers are represented here and one can source comprehensive information about current issues."

The overall success of exhibiting at the EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW 2005 is undisputed for almost all exhibitors. Over 90 per cent of the companies interviewed said the EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW is of great importance as part of their marketing and sales activities and in comparison with other trade fairs with similar themes. On the last day of the exhibition, over 80 % of the exhibitors had already decided they would be there again at the next EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW.

The trade visitors: Professionals from all over the world
With 19,886 trade visitors from 87 countries (2003: 85), the EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW 2005 registered a suspected record of 23 % more visitors and congress participants than two years ago (2003: 16,229). The international share rose by five percentage points over the previous event to reach 56 %.

A glance at the structure of the visitors shows that both the quality and the quantity were right: Most of the visitors** came from the production industry, especially from the production of paints and coatings (42 %), raw materials (18 %), adhesives (11 %), construction chemicals (10 %) and printing inks (8 %).

The EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW was also attractive for processors of coatings and paints (10 %), adhesives (5 %) and construction chemicals (4 %). Over 40 % of the trade visitors at the EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW work in the research, development or design department of their company and there were also many members of management (20 %) and employees from manufacturing and production (13 %), quality control (10 %) and purchasing (11 %). Nine out of ten trade visitors at the EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW 2005 are involved in purchasing and procurement decisions in their company and almost one-third decisively influence these decisions. Three-quarters of the visitors felt that their visit to the exhibition would inspire them to use the new products and services shown here in their daily work.

98 % of the trade visitors were satisfied with the products, information possibilities, organization and service at the EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW 2005, and more than half of them do not even visit any other trade fair on these themes. "I’m here because the EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW is the world’s best event for the coatings industry. Now is the best time for new co-operations. I am staying here for three days to look for new contacts and products," says Jim Devine, Director Devine Chemicals Ltd., Great Britain, representing many opinions at the EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW 2005.

The next EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW plus Adhesives, Sealants, Construction Chemicals takes place as usual in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 8-10 May 2007 (congresses from 7 May 2007).

*The figures for exhibitors and visitors are checked and certified by the Society for Voluntary and Independent Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics (FKM), Berlin.
**Multiple answers possible

Asphalt Coating provides anti-skid, anti-glare surface.
June 14, 2005 08:27 - Resistant to abrasion and scuffing, multi-purpose Grip-Coat™ provides protection for multi-use exterior surfaces. Colored coating provides surfaces with traction to prevent skidding in stop-and-go traffic areas and also seals, preserves, and adds anti-glare visibility. Ready for use in 24 hr, coating is suited for heliports, Med-Vac arrival and departure points, highway medial strips, traffic islands, tennis or basketball courts, and playgrounds.<more>

Two decades in paint manufacturing
- Two decades of relentless paint production and the Asian Paints still has a habit to surprise consumers with new color and vividness. There is no end to color for the company, says its official, who adds that the array of color combination, which it has been offering to consumers, has been the key behind its consistent holding of the largest share of market pie in the country.
Asian Paints (Nepal) started operation in Nepal more than twenty years back. It is currently the market leader in paint industry, capturing about 28-30 percent of the total market share, in Nepal. Through these years, it has achieved landmarks, accolades and has produced employees that were named one of the top managers of Nepal.

"Asian Paints has been able to win trust of customers and retailers through its superior quality, a wide range of color offering and involvement in community welfare," says Indrajit Lahair, Director of the company. "It's truly remarkable that we have been able to perform well despite the downturn in the economy and stagnation seen in the growth of the paint industry as a whole."

Asian Paints Group, one of the world's leading paint manufacturers, holds 51 percent share of Asian Paints (Nepal). Almost 40 percent ownership rests with local Nepali shareholders. The Asian Paints Group, with a turnover of $ 513 million, has manufacturing facilities in 22 countries including Bangladesh, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, and China, among others. <more>

CED Coating on 1400 kg Casting
Coatec India, informed that  for the first time in India, a 1400 Kg casting was CED coated at  Jyoti CNC Automation Private Limited .The coating came out OK  The system has been designed for a maximum capacity of 2500 Kg of casting as per the customers size.  This is truly a milestone for the Indian CED coating industry. The design and executing of the CED coating plant was done by Coatec India. The paint chemicals were supplied by Asian PPG Industries Limited.

USA: vertical powder coating systems will quicken production

The powder coating industry promises to revolutionize the US architectural market, when two new vertical powder coating systems designed for coating aluminium extrusions begin operation in the United States this year. Following the efficient vertical powder coating operations that have proven successful in Europe and other parts of the world, these new facilities will quicken production and coating time and offer better quality control, for a more economical coating operation. Combined with the environmentally friendly, durable, and energy saving finishing alternative that powder coating provides, these new systems promise to be the first of many new vertical architectural aluminium powder coating lines in North America. The first vertical line is scheduled to begin production in August 2005. Extruders Texas is a division of the Atrium Group, one of the largest producers of aluminium windows in the US. Trevisan Cometal North America Inc. is installing a complete vertical powder coating line for Extruders Texas in Wylie, Texas. In the fall of 2005, Indalex of Gainesville, GA, will begin production on its vertical powder coating line, adding powder coating to its current liquid operation. Nordson Corporation is installing the powder operation for Indalex.

Dow completes acquisition of Pacific Epoxy in Korea
The Dow Chemical Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of Pacific Epoxy Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of converted epoxy resins in Korea, from Saehan Industries, Inc. Dow had previously acquired 80 percent of Pacific Epoxy Co., Ltd. In January 2001. The current agreement is for the remaining 20 percent of the company. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Effective from the 21st June, Dow has become 100 percent owner of the Pacific Epoxy Co., Ltd. Facility in Kumi, Korea. The 30,000 MT (66 million lbs) per year converted epoxy resin (CER) plant currently supplies brominated, solid, and solid-solution epoxy resins for use in protective coatings, electronics and specialties. "This acquisition highlights Dow's commitment to the epoxy industry and the important role that the Asia Pacific region will continue to play for Dow and our customers," said Patrick Ho, business vice president of Dow Epoxy Products & Intermediates (EP&I). "Our investment today complements our already strong, established presence in the Asia Pacific market and strengthens our leadership in this region."

Office Furniture Mfgr. Successfully Incorporates New Hightec Paint Process To Create Radical New Workstation Design Featuring Sound, Lighting And Power Centre

Recent advancements in low temperature UV powder coating have enabled designers to create the ultimate home office workstation.

Aurora, Ontario (PRWEB) June 20, 2005 -- Leading manufacturer is pioneering recent advancements in low temperature UV powder coating technology to create the ultimate home office computer workstation.

Low temperature UV powder coating applied to medium density fiberboard (MDF) allowed design engineers the freedom to add unique shapes, contours and style that could not be achived with laminates or veneers.

The flagship product featuring this finish process is called E-CON, which stands for Entertainment Console. E-CON is designed to serve as an integrated entertainment console with an available sound package, USB task light and security power centre.

Akzo Nobel launches first CSR Report, unveils 2005 EUR 5 million Community Program and announces Red Cross collaboration
Arnhem, the Netherlands, June 23, 2005 – Akzo Nobel is today launching its first ever Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, heralding the company’s solid commitment to anchoring the Triple P concept as a cornerstone of its business operations. To underline the company-wide nature of this focused approach, Akzo Nobel is also announcing the launch of a global Community Program. Worth EUR 5 million in 2005, the program is designed to encourage and inspire employee involvement in local community projects around the world.

CEPE: Four new members on the board
Coatings Flash - June 06, 2005
During the CEPE annual general meeting held in Berne, Switzerland, on 2 - 3 June, four new members have been elected onto the CEPE board: They are Leif Abildgaard, General Manager of Akzo Nobel's Decorative Coatings Europe, Arnhem, Netherlands, David Hamill, Executive Director of ICI and Chairman and CEO of ICI Paints, Slough, United Kingdom, José Farrés Pere, Managing Director of Industrias Titan, Barcelona, Spain and Jochen Stotmeister, Chairman of Sto AG, Stühlingen, Germany.

Malvern opens new facilities at German headquarters
Coatings Flash - June 06, 2005
Malvern Instruments has opened an extended suite of offices, applications laboratories and associated customer support facilities at the headquarters of its German subsidiary in Herrenberg. These new developments will enable the company to accommodate an expanded Malvern team in Germany and to provide enhanced applications and technical support to its process and laboratory systems customers throughout the region.
With the acquisition of Bohlin Instruments in November 2003, Malvern added rheology systems to its product portfolio and is committed to investing in and developing its specialist teams around the world to provide the highest levels of service and support for these products. The addition of rheology capabilities, coupled with the continued success of Malvern's particle characterization business in Germany, has been the catalyst for expansion of the facilities at Malvern Instruments GmbH.

DuPont cooperates with Russian partner for new automotive paints
Coatings Flash - June 06, 2005
DuPont and AvtoVAZ of Russia have signed a protocol of intentions for the creation of new paints. According to the Russian partner, the two companies have the experience of effective cooperation and have joined forces to create new automotive paints. DuPont already supplies AvtoVAZ with special heat-resistant composite materials that are used mostly in the hood area and two paints for Lada Kalina: the Kalina house colour and the dark-green hue Bergamot.

RadTech Europe 2005 from October 18 - 20 in Barcelona
Coatings Flash - June 06, 2005
The RadTech Europe 2005 Conference & Exhibition, organised by the RadTech Europe Association and Vincentz Network, is getting into shape. From October 18 - 20, 2005 Barcelona will be Europe`s premier meeting place for the major suppliers and users of radiation curing materials, equipment and products. Under the theme "UV/EB - Join the Winning Technology" the RadTech Europe 2005 Conference & Exhibition will focus on the impact of new materials and curing equipment on innovative and existing market applications. International UV/EB experts from University and Industry will present more than 120 high-level exclusive papers and posters, demonstrating innovative product developments, methods, trends and strategies.
As in 2003, special end-user sessions which will be translated simultaneously into English and Spanish have been developed. These sessions feature numerous end-user companies talking about their experience. At the adjacent exhibition up to 50 international exhibitors will present a variety of new products from the areas raw materials, application and curing facilities, testing and measuring instruments as well as services. The conference programme including more information on the conference and exhibition is now published and can be obtained from: Vincentz Network, Mareike Baeumlein, Hannover, Germany, mareike.baeumlein@coatings.de
The conference programme and all up-to-date information are also available at www.coatings.de/rte.

Morten Fon new President and CEO at Jotun
Morten Fon (43) is appointed as new President and CEO for the Jotun Group, and he will take over the position during the year. Fon takes over as President and CEO after Knut Almestrand, who is retiring at the end of 2005 having spent 37 years in the group. Currently Morten Fon is Group Vice President for Jotun Coatings, one of Jotun's four divisions. Fon has previously been Regional Manager for Southeast Asia and Managing Director for Scanox, a Jotun company, and operations in Egypt and Malaysia. He has also been Financial Manager, and Sales and Marketing Manager for the Jotun Dekorativ division. Fon is an economist with an education in Finance and Business Administration from Aalborg University and the Program for Executive Development from IMD. Fon has worked in Jotun for 16 years.
Odd Gleditsch dy, Jotun's chairman of the Board of Directors, describes Fon as energetic and result-oriented and believes Fon has all the qualifications necessary to develop Jotun in the years to come. "We are very satisfied that Morten Fon has taken on the task of leading Jotun in the years to come. Fon has shown himself to be a skilled leader and has broad experience from the group and has the personal characteristics that are necessary in a position such as this," says Odd Gleditsch dy.
"Jotun has a special importance in Norwegian and international industry and the position is an exciting challenge. Jotun has gained a great deal of experience internationally with many skilled employees and I look forward to helping the group to develop further," says Morten Fon. Almestrand's contract runs out at the end of the year after a long career in Jotun. "The group has delivered very good results under Almestrand's leadership," says Odd Gleditsch dy. Almestrand leaves after 37 years in the Jotun group, of which the last seven have been as President and CEO.
New Group Vice President in Jotun Coatings Esben Hersve takes over the position of Group Executive Vice President for Jotun Coatings when Fon takes on the role of President and CEO. Hersve comes from the position of segment director for marine operations in the Jotun Coatings division, which develops, manufactures and sells paint systems for ships, industry and offshore. The division is also responsible for decorative products in selected markets and has recently strengthened its market position in most markets, despite the marine paint market being subject to intense competition.

Berger to set up auto-parts coatings unit
Berger Paints India has decided to set up a facility for manufacturing plastic auto-parts coatings in collaboration with Nippon Bee Chemicals Co Japan, a joint venture between Rohm & Haas Co Ltd, US, and Nippon Paints Co Ltd, Japan.

Automotive Specialty Concepts Has Acquired the Rights to a New Camouflage Patent Pending
VANCOUVER, Wash., June 24, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Automotive Specialty Concepts (Pink Sheets:AMVS) announces that the management team has acquired the rights to the following patent pending:

It is a graphics print design process for automotive parts outside of the vehicle. Printing decoration technology uses water-soluble film to apply a pattern to any complex part. In this case, aftermarket wheels, bumpers, running boards, etc. can be designed with camouflage, salmon, or logos or other designs. A wheel and hubcap print design process utilizing ink, includes steps of film printing by printing a chosen design on water-soluble film, activating the print by wetting the film in a polyester resin solution to activate the inks, floating the activated film on water dipping the wheel or hubcap into the activated film, shaking the water off the part, washing the wheel or hubcap automotive part to remove the film, drying the automotive part, preferably in a wind tunnel, coating the wheel or hubcap with a transparent top coat of powder polyurethane, and baking in a convection oven at 150 +/- 10 degrees F for plastic parts and at 450 +/- 20 degrees F for metal parts.

This is in addition to the current patents license (Patent 6,518,209) and patent pending license (Patent Pending 6,818,314) that AMVS has the rights. Updates on respective patents will be posted to the new site.

CEO, Paul Stringer, stated that, "We are very happy to have signed over the rights to the corporation. The combination of the all 3 of the patent rights is going to give us a distinctive advantage over any growing competition as we begin our marketing plan."

Also in addition to the patent pending, Automotive Specialty Concepts Management is excited for the brand new website to be completed. Our initial deadline was set for today but we have after close review decided to make several other changes and push back our final release date until mid-next week. Our IR team is working closely with the design team to optimize the merits of the new site. If you have any questions please call them directly.

Strip Don't Scrap Powder Coating Masking Plugs
D-Zolve from Solvent Kleene, Inc. removes powder coating buildup from plugs, and other standard or custom molded maskings, extending the useful live of these devices and reducing replacement costs. Designed to safely remove powder coatings from a wide range of materials such as silicone and neoprene, D-Zolve efficiently removes several layers of buildup from self-threading to dual-flanged pull plugs.

When used in an immersion tank, D-Zolve’s special properties lift layers of paint and break the chemical bond between the powder coating and the substrate. When this bond breaks, the paint layers pull away from the surface and fall to the bottom of the tank.

To further facilitate the stripping process, Solvent Kleene also offers Kleeneze 404 which forms a mono-molecular film on new or stripped masking devices. This film inhibits the bond between the powder coating and the substrate so buildups can be removed more easily and quickly.

D-Zolve is available in either a 5-gallon trial sized container or a 55-gallon drum. For additional information c



  Seminar Events Exhibitions  

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

The Marine Corrosion Conference
21.8. - 25.8. 2005
Wrightsville Beach, NC/USA
LaQue Center for Corrosion Technology

10th European Symposium on Corrosion and Scale Inhibitors
29.8. - 2.9. 2005
10 SEIC University of Ferrara




  Powder Coating Manual -General Oven Design and Operation------ (Part - 42)  

General Oven Design & Operation

There are some general rules that govern standard good practice in the design and operation of process ovens. Observation of these rules will help a powder coater acquire and maintain a dependable oven.

Oven Cleaning

Oven maintenance is a critical issue in the design. It will be necessary to clean the inside of the oven, so you must have accessibility to the duct, inside and outside and the surfaces should be smooth so that they can be washed or vacuumed. Oven interiors should be cleaned once a week to prevent an accumulation of dirt from building up. Safety Explosion relief panels should approach a vent ratio of 1 square foot for every 15 cubic feet of oven volume. They should be installed in the oven roof or similar non-personnel area.

Oven burners are equipped with safety devices to prevent any problem associated with the gas. These safety devices should be tested twice a year to be sure that they are in proper working condition. Oven exhaust must be suitably sized to remove the gases that are a natural by-product of the cure process.

Training, Maintenance, and Inspection
Train operators in the proper operation of the oven or dryer, and in the specific functions of the various safety controls. Operating instructions should be posted or kept available for ready reference. Automatic safety controls furnish only partial protection against fire and explosion. The operators must carry out the vital precautions. Maintain all equipment in good condition. Safety controls require regular maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, and should be inspected and tested periodically. Failure to do this may result not only in fire or explosion damage and personnel injury, but contribute to accidental shutdowns and loss of production.

Shutoff valves, interlocks, and other safety controls may malfunction without the operator’s knowledge, unless the faulty controls cause nuisance shutdowns. Operators concerned with production may even bypass a faulty safety control without reporting the trouble. inspect and test safety controls periodically. Personnel who are familiar with the equipment and specific functions of the various controls should make the tests. It is usually better to have maintenance personnel rather than the regular oven operators, make inspections and tests.

Suggested Inspection Schedule

1. Flame failure detection system.
2. Ignitor and burner operation.
3. Combustible gas analysis and automatic interlocks.

1. Fuel safety shutoff valve(s) for leakage.
2. Fan and airflow interlocks.
3. Time delay switches.
4. Conveyor interlocks.
5. High temperature limit switch.
6. Door and damper limit switches.
7. Explosion venting latches.
8. For oil: (a) Fuel pressure and temperature interlocks.
(b) Atomizing media interlocks.
For gas: (a) Gas cleaner and drip leg.
(b) High and low fuel pressure interlocks.

Semiannually or annually, (as required):

1. Ignition and burner components.
2. Combustion air supply system.
3. Flame failure system components.
4. Piping, wiring, and connections of all interlocks and shutoff valves.
5. Combustion control system.
6. Calibration of indication and recording instruments.
7. Automatic fire checks.
8. Operating sequence tests, all components.
A purge of four times the oven volume is required for any oven prior to firing the burner. Since the purge cycle is typically around 30 minutes, it may be desirable to add a second exhaust to purge the oven at a much faster rate. If start up requires a short purge cycle, this should be part of the design. The recirculation fan can be used to accelerate the purge by switching a damper and dumping the fan air to atmosphere instead of into the oven. When the purge cycle is complete, the damper is switched back to recirculation.
Mounting an Oven
Ovens can be mounted on the floor, on a raised platform within the building, or on the rooftop. Where to mount it is a balance of economics and space considerations.

A floor-mounted oven does not require a severe change in elevation, it is easy to service and it is the least expensive way to install. An oven mounted on an elevated platform within the building saves floor space and it may be high enough to provide a bottom entry/exit to the oven. The floor space can be used for storage of product or other items. The bottom entry will provide excellent heat containment. A roof mounted oven removes the process heat from the building provides a bottom entry and saves floor space. An elevated oven can cost considerably more than a floor mounted oven due to higher installation costs.

Return Air Filtration

Ovens are a source of dirt that can wind up on the product. Vacuuming the oven interior weekly will help to prevent contamination in the oven from building up and becoming a problem.  Another way to help avoid an oven dirt problem is return air filtration. A filter framework is built into the return air opening of the burner box. A row of 30% efficient filters acts as the first layer with a secondary layer of 90% plus efficient filters. This prevents the blower from circulating dirt onto the parts and maintains a constant sweeping action.



Dear Vivek,
Hi! This is krupesh from Patvin Engineering Pvt. Ltd. Basically I'm looking for compiled data of powder industry, (i.e. Annual manufacturing capacity in tonnes for major powder manufacturer.) also major powder consumer in India.
Please let me know if you have any data regarding to this.

Moderator : We have already analysed the data in our May 2005 edition.

Dear Vivek,
It's a touchy experience to me as our IPC newsletter has personally taken care of this news (of sad demise of Mr Arjun Sen) with instant circulation. Hope the same spirit will be continued in future so that we all are in a close circle with good & bad news.
Thanks & Regards

Moderator : As mentioned earlier, we are real people in this virtual world.

I am very interesting in your web site of www.ipconweb.com
Wishing good relationship with you.

Hee Sik, Park


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