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The Powder Coating Manual (Part 44)

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Asian Paints lists first quarter results
Asian Paints announced their results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2005. Compared with the corresponding quarter in the previous year, the company?s net sales (including its subsidiaries) has increased by 24.3% to INR 6630.6m (EUR 123.7m). Profit before depreciation, interest and tax (PBDIT) increased by 15.3% to INR 869.18m (EUR 16.2m). On a standalone basis, Asian Paints Limited net sales increased by 27.1% to INR 5105.89m (EUR 95,2m); PBDIT increased by 19.8% to INR 788.31m (EUR 14.7m). Net Profit for Asian Paints Limited registered an increase of 32.1% to INR 441.73m (EUR 8.2m).

Shalimar plans unit in south India
Coatings Flash - August 01, 2005

Shalimar Paints is eyeing greenfield options in southern India in a bid to expand its manufacturing base. Speaking on the sidelines of the company's annual general meeting in Kolkata on 28 July, Ratan Jindal, director of Shalimar Paints, said the company had decided to expand its presence in the south which would mostly likely be through the greenfield route. The investment in the venture could be to the tune of 150-200 million INR (2,85 3.8 million EUR). Jindal said the new plant would cater to both the decorative and industrial segments. The expansion programmes lined up would take Shalimar's annual capacity from 33,000 kilo litres (kl) to 40,000 kl. As yet, the company has three manufacturing units, at Howrah, Nasik and Sikandrabad.

Powder coating applied to MDF board
The Trimatrx system, a product and process system developed between Dulux Powder Coatings, Orica Adhesives & Resins and Alpine MDF Industries whereby powder coating can be applied to Medium Density Fibre (MDF) board, is suitable for use in most areas that MDF can be used.

The Trimatrx System is the application of the Dulux Trimatrx Powder Coating onto the Trimatrx MDF Board by a Dulux Applicator for Heat Sensitive Substrates.

Trimatrx Powder Coating provides an excellent finish and has very good resistance to heat, moisture and humidity, as well as, very good surface hardness, flexibility and chemical resistance, normally associated with conventional powder coating. Trimatrx has a low environmental impact as it has low solvents, low VOC’s and low wastage. It is available in 16 stock colours but can also be manufactured in virtually any colour, in either a solid, pearlescent or textured effect in a matt or satin finish.

The Trimatrx MDF Board is a unique high quality MDF board, ideally suited for powder coating, but also suitable for many other applications. Trimatrx MDF Board is manufactured from environmentally managed forests and can be shaped and routed to a high quality finish. Trimatrx MDF Board ensures an excellent result due to its ability to withstand greater temperature, humidity, moisture and chemical variances, the end result being the control of post cure edge cracking, structural deterioration and warping.<more>

JCB commissions Rs30cr paint facility
Faridabad: Construction equipment manufacturer, JCB India commissioned its new Rs 30 crore powder coating paint facility at its Ballabgarh plant here. Today in Sify Finance

JCB India Limited is a subsidiary of JC Bamford Excavators Limited, UK. It manufactures 11 different machines in four product types - Backhoe Loaders, Loading Shovels, Tracked Excavators, and Skid Steer Loaders. <more>

Warsaw coatings plant to hire 6 employees
The Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings plant in Warsaw will hire six more workers, the company’s plant manager said.

The hourly workers will be hired as production technicians in the 70,000-square-foot plant, which already employs 90, plant manager Keith Ort said. He declined to reveal the average hourly wage of plant workers.

Rohm and Haas makes powder coatings at the Warsaw plant at 1102 Leiter Road. Powder coating is a method of applying dry paint to a variety of objects: automotive parts such as wheels and bumpers; commercial, industrial and historical buildings for a lasting finish; and everyday products such as lighting fixtures.

In late May, the Philadelphia-based company closed its Wytheville, Va., plant and transferred work to Warsaw and Reading, Pa.

The change allowed to company to take advantage of proximity to major customers and transportation hubs as well as manufacturing flexibility, the company said in a written statement in late May.

Business recovering from fire
Last Friday's fire that drew a response by Norman and Oklahoma City firefighters was the first for the local auto repair shop, not second as reported.

According to a report in Saturday's Transcript, officials converged on Jennings and King Transmission and Auto Repair, 17900 S. Sooner Road, after a car inside the four-car-garage structure erupted in flames at 5:31 p.m. Firefighters had the flames extinguished in less than 10 minutes, and while the fire was contained to the car, the building suffered smoke and water damage. Owner Bruce Jennings doesn't dispute what happened to his business; it just wasn't the second time. "I've been in business for about 25 years and this is the first fire we have had," Jennings said.

Jennings believes the fire started when a Lincoln Town Car he had worked on experienced an electrical short. The owners had asked Jennings to move it into the shop and keep it out of the elements.  "I was nice and put it into my shop, and my business burns up," he said. "It was an electrical short, and you never know when it's going to happen." Jennings estimates the shop and his powder-coating business, located in the same building, will be ready for customers in about a week. While he gets his shop in order and sees to repairs, Jennings seems to have a positive attitude about the experience.  "If the (customers) had taken their car home, it would have burned the house down," he said. "It's a good thing, bad thing situation." <more>

Trio Industries Group, Inc. and UTEK Corporation Announce Strategic Alliance Agreement for Technology Transfer
August 11, 2005 08:25 AM US Eastern Timezone
DALLAS & PLANT CITY, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2005--Trio Industries Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets:TRIG), a fully integrated manufacturer of cabinet components, contract furniture and audio-visual elements, and UTEK Corporation (AMEX:UTK) (LSE-AIM:UTKA), an innovative technology transfer company, announced today the signing of a strategic alliance agreement.

Robert Gyemant, co-founder and CEO of Trio Industries Group, Inc. said, "We are very pleased to retain UTEK to help identify proprietary technology acquisition opportunities. Trio Industries has spent three years refining its existing production technology and we believe our alliance with UTEK will allow us to contribute to our current development efforts."

"UTEK looks forward to working with Trio Industries Group, Inc. to identify potential technology acquisition opportunities that fit its strategic vision," commented Doug Schaedler, Chief Operating Officer of UTEK.

Through its strategic alliance agreements, UTEK assists companies in enhancing their new product pipeline with the acquisition of proprietary intellectual capital from universities and laboratory research centers. Strategic alliance agreements are generally cancelable by either party with thirty days advance written notice.

First commercial utilized EMB powder coat machine delivered.
EMB Technology announced today that they have commissioned world’s first EMB pilot machine for powder coating for serial production of powder coated rolls of flexible metal substrates. In this particular case the coating machine is combined with a NIR (near infrared) curing unit.

Dennis Engelsma, managing director of EMB Technology said: “We are delighted to have been able to develop the EMB concept to reality, it is the first of this kind prepared for a 3 shift 7 days a week production environment. “

The Emb concept is widely regarded as a promising technology for powder coating. It enables very accurate application of powder on rigid and flexible flat substrates without the historical problems of thickness variance, poor reliability, low speed and high investment levels.

“We are very pleased that our customer has selected us to convert the idea into real machinery for there production facility of products for the semiconductor industry and that this leading company was very confident in the EMB concept based on the prototype which we delivered to him one year ago.” commented Peter Kloppers, technical director. “We anticipate that it will be the first of more units we can provide for special applications of powder coating on various kinds of substrates “

About the EMB machine
The attractiveness of the EMB machine is the technology that overcomes the traditional barrier to powder coat with relatively high speeds and high thickness accuracy in reel to reel situations. With this machine the coil coater now has an economical coating alternative to spray coat lines without compromising on quality standards. This first machine runs at speeds of 20 m/min, depositing an adjustable and controllable layer thickness on a flexible metal substrate between 50 and 70 micron with a thickness variance less then 3% at a working width of 800 mm. Higher speeds can be reached in coil coating applications, where powder needs to be applied with a lower layer thicknesses. Due to its modular concept units can be installed behind each other, making it potentially possible to reach speeds above 100 m/min.
In addition to its extreme low floor space usage, fast make-ready and changeover capabilities, the machine can be integrated in existing lines, making it very affordable to start pilot projects.

About EMB Technology
EMB is an abbreviation of Electro Magnetic Brush. EMB technology was founded in 2004. The objective of the company is to fill the missing link of developing and building effective EMB coating machines for powder coating on flat substrates.
The founders where aware of the fact that the development of a reliable production machine is a crucial gap between a promising patent, the increased demands on coil coaters for higher quality products with lower cost and in the same time meeting the environmental issues of the future.
The first major opportunity of the company is to develop and realize a number of special purpose production EMB coating machines for an innovative leading company in the semiconductor industry. This project will result in production lines all over the world, providing a new generation of products for various applications.
The know how, experience and proves gained in this project are convincing enough to see that the possibilities of the technology are fit to be implemented on small/medium scale production coil coating lines for high value added products such as special coated steel , paper, and foil’s.
Close cooperation with strategic partners in development of powders, carriers, coil coating applications and surrounding technology aim to realize effective solutions for various applications in the near future.
Fast, accurate and reliable powder application on flat substrates is still an undiscovered area of possibilities. EMB Technology considers this area as her main business perspective.

Reorganizations at Tikkurila

Mr Ulf Koivula, President of Tikkurila Coatings Oy, the company responsible for industrial coatings within Tikkurila, part of the Kemira Group, will resign from his duties on 18 August 2005 in order to concentrate his efforts on projects aimed at starting his own business. Mr Ilpo Jousimaa has been appointed new President of Tikkurila Coatings Oy from the same date. He has long-term and wide experience in paints and coatings, his latest position being Vice President, Tikkurila Oy, with responsibility for the company's decorative paints business in Central and Western Europe. Mr Jousimaa continues to bear responsibility for the organisations in Poland, German and Hungary until further notice. Ukraine and the Baltic countries will be transferred to the responsibility area of Mr Janno Paju, currently Vice President, Tikkurila Oy, and responsible for the company's decorative paints organisation in Eastern Europe.




  Seminar Events Exhibitions  

EuroNanoForum 2005
6.9. - 9.9. 2005
Institute of Nanotechnology

Online-Kompaktseminar: Pulverlacksysteme
12.9. - 23.10. 2005
Vincentz Network

Online-Kompaktseminar: Strahlenhärtbare Systeme
12.9. - 23.10. 2005
Vincentz Network

Beschichtung von Holz und Holzwerkstoffen für den Möbel- und Innenbereich
12.9. - 13.9. 2005
DFO e.V.

Colour Measurement & Colour Control
12.9. - 13.9. 2005
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

Pigmente und Füllstoffe in Lacken und Beschichtungen, Teil 1: Grundlagenseminar
12.9. - 13.9. 2005
Technische Akademie Wuppertal e.V.

Nano Coating Days
13.9. - 14.9. 2005
St. Gallen/Switzerland
Schweizerischer Verband diplomierter Chemiker (SVC)

NanoEurope 2005
13.9. - 15.9. 2005
St. Gallen/Switzerland
NanoEurope, Olma Messen St. Gallen

Pigmente und Füllstoffe in Lacken und Beschichtungen, Teil 2
14.9. - 15.9. 2005
Technische Akademie Wuppertal e.V.

14.9. - 16.9. 2005
Sao Paulo/Brasil

Advanced Colour Measurement & Colour Control
14.9. - 15.9. 2005
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

FEICA European Adhesives Conference 2005
14.9. - 16.9. 2005
St. Helier, Jersey/UK
FEICA Association of European Adhesives Manufacturers

Lehrgang Lackkunde für Kaufleute
14.9. - 16.9. 2005
Paderborn / Germany
Vincentz Network

Coating 2005
19.9. - 22.9. 2005
Goyer Management International, Inc.

19.9. - 23.9. 2005
Universität Karlsruhe

Online-Seminar: Pigments and fillers
19.9. - 30.10. 2005
Vincentz Network

4. Online-Kompaktseminar: Lackrohstoffe - Eigenschaften und Einsatzgebiete
19.9. - 11.12. 2005
Vincentz Network

Patent Searching for the Coatings and Allied Industry
21.9. 2005
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

APi Conference
21.9. - 23.9. 2005
Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Adler 

5th China Coatings Markets Conference
21.9. - 22.9. 2005
Centre for Management Technology 

SVLFC, 146. Gesamtarbeitstagung: - Holzbeschichtungen
22.9. 2005
SVLFC, Marek Elsner 

Einführung in die Lacktechnik
26.9. - 27.9. 2005
Fachhochschule Esslingen 

Nasse Lacke bis zur Trocknung messen und prüfen
26.9. - 27.9. 2005
Technische Akademie Wuppertal e.V. 

Verfahrenstechnik der UV-härtenden Lacke und Druckfarben Teil 1: Einführung und Überblick
27.9. 2005
Altdorf (Nuremberg)/Germany
Technische Akademie Wuppertal e.V. 

Eurocoat 2005
27.9. - 29.9. 2005

Nanoteilchen in Farben und Lacken
28.9. 2005
Fachhochschule Esslingen 

Verfahrenstechnik der UV-härtenden Lacke und Druckfarben Teil 2: Lacktypen, Rohstoffe, Mattierung
28.9. 2005
Technische Akademie Wuppertal e.V. 

UV-härtende Klebstoffe
29.9. 2005
Technische Akademie Wuppertal e.V. 

Paint Technology
3.10. - 6.10. 2005
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

4.10. - 6.10. 2005
K & R Media GmbH & Co. KG

ASC Fall 2005 Convention
9.10. - 12.10. 2005
Louisville, KY/USA
The Adhesive and Sealant Council, INC, ASC

Printing Ink Technology

10.10. - 12.10. 2005
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

Powtech 2005
11.10. - 13.10. 2005
NürnbergMesse GmbH ...

Korean Coatings Show 2005
12.10. - 13.10. 2005
Seoul/South Korea
dmg worldmedia (uk) ltd

Powder Coatings 2005
12.10. - 14.10. 2005
Hill Media Ltd.

What is Paint?
13.10. 2005
PRA Paint Technology Centre

Polyurethane Professional Development Program
16.10. - 19.10. 2005
Houston, TX/USA
The Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry (API)

Polyurethanes 2005 Technical Conference & Trade Fair
17.10. - 19.10. 2005
Houston, TX/USA
Alliance for the Polyurthanes Industry

Grinding and dispersing with stirred media mills
17.10. - 19.10. 2005
Institut für Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik

Principles of Waterborne Coatings
18.10. - 19.10. 2005
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

RadTech Europe 2005
18.10. - 20.10. 2005
Vincentz Network

Eurofinish 2005
19.10. - 21.10. 2005
Flanders Expo N.V.



  Powder Coating Manual,  Batch Carts------ (Part - 44)  
All powder coating systems require some method of moving the part from one location to another. Parts must be properly positioned for
each part of the process. In the washer, parts must be held firmly so that they will not fall off and they must be positioned for good drainage.
In the application area the part needs to be hung in a good position for coating that provides good access to the important surfaces.
Good rack design and stable movement of the parts is important to overall quality and productivity.

Batch operations usually use a cart with some hooks or racks to hold parts. Some batch operations use a hand-push type conveyor system.
Batch systems can be used for any size of part. They are usually designed for low volume production situations.

Automated systems use hooks or racks suspended from a conveyor. Automatic conveyor systems come in a variety of sizes with different
features. A powered conveyor allows the system to produce a lot of volume at a consistent pace.

1 Batch Carts
Carts used for batch powder systems should have be sized to define the maximum work area within the oven. The width, depth, and height
of the cart are the effective work area inside the oven that can be filled with product.

The cart should have two stationary wheels and two that pivot. The stationary wheels lead the cart into the oven along a guide track; the
pivoting wheels allow the cart to be maneuvered into the guide track. The guide track has stops at the back of the oven so that the cart stops
in the same position every time. The wheels should be steel or similar high-temperature materials.

For flexibility, the cart can be designed with removable hanging bars so that parts can be loaded efficiently. For tall parts, some of the
hanging bars are removed to allow them to hang freely. For parts that do not take up much space, the extra hanging bars can be put in place
and allow more dense vertical racking.

In a batch operation, parts will be coated and then moved to the oven by hand. The design of the hooks, racks and carts should consider the
need to avoid excessive swinging. If the parts touch each other when they are moved or in the oven they will have a surface defect.
A minimum of three carts is needed; one for parts being coated, one in the oven, and one with parts that are cooling.




This is Dr.Kumar Iyer responsible for Powders Coatings - Dupont India.  Am interested in getting more insight into the organisation of India Powder Coating , its newsletters, Membership profile, End user segment, Market size and others. Could you kindly take this request forward . Awaiting your response.
Dr.Kumar Iyer
Dupont Performance Coatings - India

Dear Mr Vivek Soley,
Many thanks for regularly e-mailing your news letter. We are the Indian Agents of KUKDO CHEMICAL, KOREA. Kukdo is one of the biggest manufacturers of Epoxy resins in the world, having the widest range in both liquid as well as solid resins for Powder Coating Industry.
With best regards and wishing you very happy Independence Day.
Pradip shah.
Awishkar International, . Banglore

Dear Mr. Vivek Soley
I know you & following up with your informative mails from my years with Marpol Pvt Ltd,  keep in touch & keep mailing. Thanking you again & with warm regards
Anindya Das
Colourflair Powder Coatings Pvt Ltd

Dear sir,
We need some instruments for checking powder coating thickness and paint thickness
Kasi Sathappan Middle East Insulation L.L.C United Arab Emirates

Dear Sir,
I am a consultant in the field of surface coatings.  I have just gone through the website. It is got excellent information and various resources.
Chintaman Godbole, Pune


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