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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
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
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
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
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.
IPC: 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.
IPC: ok, Did you find our site useful and informative?
Ms Wing, Wing Wong: maybe a little bit till now.
IPC: 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.
IPC: 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.
IPC: 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
IPC: 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
IPC: 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
Leading international role impressively extended
FULL CLOSING REPORT
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
DuPont cooperates with
Russian partner for new automotive paints
- 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,
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
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