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RadTech Europe 2005
Europe's Event for UV/EB Curing
October 18-20, 2005
International Convention Centre
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A learning experience
‘Nerolac’ Calls Attention to Drive Away Illiteracy

Forms Human Chain to commemorate International Literacy Day

Mumbai, September, 2005: Goodlass Nerolac Paints Limited (GNPL), India’s second largest paint company, called out to people today to join hands to form a Human Chain in an effort to commemorate International Literacy Day and pledge to drive away illiteracy. Nerolac also donated Rupees Thirty Thousand towards the education of children of the Concern India Foundation. The Human Chain was formed at Big Bazaar, Lower Parel from 12pm to 2pm and at INOX, Nariman Point from 3pm to 5pm on September 8, 2005. Renowned model and Miss Earth, Niharika was present for the event and ascertained her support to drive away illiteracy.

Celebrated annually on September 8, since 1966, International Literacy Day calls attention to the global effort to promote literacy, and education, as a central United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) mission. Nerolac too has always been committed to making a difference in society. The company invests heavily towards community welfare to improve the quality of life and sense of well being of citizens at large.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bharuka, Managing Director, Nerolac said, “Illiteracy is an intolerable situation. It is not a fact of life, but a consequence of inaction on the part of agencies involved and society at large. Its consequences are pervasive and powerful. If we wish to combat poverty, injustice and the violence that so often results from them, we must begin by mobilizing minds through education and literacy.

We are driven by our aim to support those projects in society, which are sustainable and relevant to the society and join hands in bigger ventures with NGO’s in projects that look at developing the community at large. Nerolac as a self-imposed policy contributes on an average 0.5 % to 0.75 % of its profit every year to GNP Charitable Trust and carry out activities for the upliftment of the society. Nerolac also formalized a framework for Corporate Social Responsibility, the mission for which is ‘to positively contribute to the development of society by acting as a good neighbour, considerate of each other, playing a role of good corporate citizen with passion and compassion.’

Speaking on the Occasion, Ms. Kavita Shah, CEO Concern India Foundation, said - " A literate world is not only one where people can read and write, it is a world in which the human potential has been liberated and placed in the service of progress. There is, in short, no secret about what is required to build a better world for tomorrow. It is increasingly evident that we must begin by investing substantially in improving education today: investing not only our financial resources but also our imagination and hope as well. We really appreciate Nerolac's support towards Concern India Foundation and its children for their bright future.”

Paint companies may revise prices by Sept-Oct
MUMBAI, AUG 29: With oil prices touching $70 a barrel, the Rs 7,740-crore Indian paint industry will be forced to hike paint prices by September-October this year. Input prices for petroleum based solvents like mineral turpentine oil have been growing at 7%, but manufacturers have resisted from hiking product prices due to the present high volume growth, intense competition in the decorative segment and possible entry of foreign companies into the sector Sources said that the industry may have to raise prices at least by 5%. According to HM Bharuka, managing director, Goodlass Nerolac, “If the input prices continue to increase, we will have to review the product prices in September-October.”

Jalan Dani, president, international business unit, Asian Paints, said that although price hike is not on the cards right now, the company will take a decision based on the market situation in the near future.<more>

Fake paint unit busted
A UNIT manufacturing fake Asian Paints was raided and two persons were arrested in Prahladpur village. Goods worth over Rs 15 lakh were seized from the unit.

Acting on a tip-off that one Shivnath and two others were illegally manufacturing and disposing fake Asian Paints, the police raided the unit.

The police said that a paint bucket, available in the market for over Rs 800, was being sold for Rs 500. The two who were arrested were identified as Vijay Pal and Jai Ram. <more>

New Coatings Fight Germ Contamination
Coatings with a new antimicrobial additive can control the growth and spread of microorganisms, such as bacteria and mold. Learn how they work and how they're being used across industry:

A new antimicrobial compound, which destroys microbes upon contact, is imbuing coatings for finishing surfaces with germ-fighting capabilities. By incorporating this powerful chemical, coatings are now deterring the spread of germs on surfaces in hospitals and doctors' offices, as well as in home kitchens, bathrooms and children's rooms.

And coatings for metals are not the only use for this long-lasting, inorganic compound. According to AgION Technologies, the Massachusetts-based biotechnology company that developed the antimicrobial additive, the compound "has been successfully and cost-effectively incorporated into fibers and fabrics, molded plastics, plastic films and coatings for metals, with proven effectiveness and safety." For example, Adidas already offers athletic equipment, footwear and apparel with the antimicrobial substance. <

Honda deal for Car Refinishes: Akzo Nobel.

Akzo Nobel's Car Refinishes business has been selected as an approved partner for the supply of paint and related services to the Honda (UK) Bodyshop Program. The agreement, which came into effect on 1 Sep 2005, means that Akzo Nobel's Sikkens products will now be available to all participants in the Honda Bodyshop Program across the UK, covering 210 Honda dealers. As well as using market-leading Sikkens paints, member bodyshops will also benefit from the full range of Sikkens services. Designed to help bodyshops improve profitability, these services include technical support, training, consultancy and work provision.

Russian Powder Coatings Investment Announced
Coatings Flash - September 12, 2005

Akzo Nobel is consolidating its world leadership position in powder coatings by investing EUR 9 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Russia. Located at Orekhovo-Zuevo, the plant will supply markets throughout Russia, as well as other East European countries such as the Ukraine and Belarus. A groundbreaking ceremony was staged recently at the 50,000 square meter site, with the new factory expected to begin production during the second quarter of 2006. "As the world's largest manufacturer of powder coatings we are constantly striving to grow the business and strengthen our global reach," said Rob Molenaar, General Manager of Akzo Nobel's Powder Coatings business unit. Akzo Nobel's Coatings business is already very active in Russia, with the most recent development being the opening of a major decorative coatings factory near Moscow.

Cytec Surface Specialties Announces Powder Coating Resins Price Increase in the Americas
Sep 15, 2005

ATLANTA, GA -- Effective September 16, 2005, Cytec Surface Specialties Inc., a subsidiary of Cytec Industries Inc., will implement a $0.10/lb surcharge on all Crylcoat® powder resin products marketed in the Americas region.

The surcharge is needed to offset rapidly increasing raw material and energy costs that have been escalating since July. The impact of hurricane Katrina on petroleum based feed stocks required Cytec Surface Specialties Inc. to secure adequate supplies to meet ongoing market demand for Crylcoat® resins. The surcharge will be adjusted monthly.

Cytec Surface Specialties, is an industry-leading, global producer of environmentally-friendly coating resins, additives and adhesives.

Its products enhance the performance of surfaces in a variety of mark
ets such as architectural and construction, automotive, graphic arts, general industry, and wood and paper. <more>

Nylon compound allows fast powder coating
The conductive compound is used to make profiles.

14 September 2005 – Technoform has developed a glass reinforced polyamide profile that can be powder coated in a single process stage, saving significant costs by eliminating secondary operations.

The company has achieved this by developing a polyamide-based compound recipe enabling electrical conductivity for powder coating in the plastic, yet without brittleness or low strength that usually arises from the use of conductive fillers and reinforcements.

Technoform says that while plastics profiles are usually wet painted with a conductive primer to enable adequate quality in powder coating, provision of electrical conductivity in the plastic material itself to enable powder coating affects mechanical properties.

Adhesion promotion agents can be used to bind powder coating to plastic, but lead to blister formation during oven stoving when used with polyamide, due to its absorbtion of humidity.

Technoform will showcase the system at next month’s Fakuma, held in Friedrichshafen on October 18-22. <more>
Claremore Business Fire Damage Estimated At $1-million
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) -- A fire that destroyed a powder coating business in Claremore did about $1-million in damage.

Acting Claremore Fire Chief Mike Ramsey says the building housing RPC Custom Powder Coating remains standing but it's being declared a total loss because of damage done by flames, heat and smoke.

Ramsey says investigators believe improper shut-down of an oven used in the coating process, which bakes powder onto metal products, caused Monday's blaze. Employees tried to put it out with fire extinguishers before they evacuated.

There were no reports of injuries.

76 firefighters from Claremore, Northwest Rogers County and Verdigris fire districts fought the blaze for several hours.
Source: Associated Press

 Wacker at Eurocoat 2005: New Alpha-Silanes Improve The Scratch Resistance Of Coatings
Munich, September 27, 2005 – At EUROCOAT 2005 in Lyon, France, from September 27 to 29, the Munich-based WACKER Group will be presenting novel organofunctional alpha-silanes for the coatings, adhesives and sealants industries. The additives enhance the application properties of coating materials and enable the formulation of scratch-resistant coating systems systems that are harmless when used as intended.

WACKER has expanded its successful range of GENIOSIL® organofunctional silanes. At EUROCOAT 2005, the chemical group will be presenting a new generation of organofunctional a-silanes in which the classic propylene bridge has been replaced by a methylene bridge. The result: the new silanes are extremely reactive and facilitate much better hydrolysis and condensation of the Si-alkoxy groups than standard-grade silanes. <more>

DuPont to launch Automotive Centre in Japan.
DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha is considering opening an Automotive Centre in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture in Japan. Slated to begin operations in Oct 2005, the facility aims to boost competency from various functions including marketing, technology development and technical support. It will initially concentrate on serving the original equipment manufacturers for Japanese cars and its Tier 1 parts suppliers. The centre will also collaborate with research facilities in the USA and in Utsunomiya, Japan and support different DuPont businesses such as packaging materials and engineering polymers.

Berger Paints launches Lewis Berger
September 29 NEW DELHI
Berger Paints, the fastest growing paint company in India, will now offer its entire range of decorative paints under the name ‘Lewis Berger’. A major re-branding initiative, the move is aimed at giving Berger a new identity under a new logo, in sync with the premium nature of the products.

Named after the founder of Berger paints, Lewis Berger will encompass a series of significant changes aimed at an overall brand upgrade<more>




  Seminar Events Exhibitions  

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.

Business Information for the Coatings Industry

3.11. 2005
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

27th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium & Show
6.11. - 9.11. 2005
Las Vegas, NV/USA
Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology ..

Umsetzung der TA Luft
7.11. 2005
Technische Akademie Wuppertal ..

Applied Rheology for the Coatings Industry
7.11. 2005
PRA Coatings Technology Centre ..

Lehrgang Lacktechnologie
7.11. - 10.11. 2005
Vincentz Network ..

Surface World + Paint & Powder 2005
8.11. - 10.11. 2005
Hill Media Ltd. ..

Intelligent Inks
8.11. - 9.11. 2005
Pira International ..

Professional Paint Formulation
8.11. - 9.11. 2005
PRA Coatings Technology Centre ..

Fundamentals of Adhesion Short Course
9.11. - 10.11. 2005
Atlanta, GA/USA
ASC Education Foundation ..

9.11. - 10.11. 2005
Frankfurt am Main/Germany
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V. ..

Klebstoffe für Holzprodukte
10.11. - 11.11. 2005
Fraunhofer -Institut für Holzforschung - WKI ..

1st German Automotive Circle, 22nd Workshop
14.11. - 15.11. 2005
Bad Nauheim/Germany
Vincentz Network ..

Eurosurfas 2005
14.11. - 18.11. 2005
Fira Barcelona ..

Automotive Paint Optimizing Application Parameters
14.11. - 18.11. 2005
Auburn Hills, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University ..

Improving Durability and Performance of Coatings
14.11. - 16.11. 2005
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University ..

Advanced functional and smart coatings & inks
14.11. - 15.11. 2005
Sinostar International Ltd. ..

Wasserlackiertechnik für die industrielle Praxis
14.11. - 17.11. 2005
DFO e.V. ..

Coatings for Wood & Wood Based Substrates
15.11. 2005
PRA Coatings Technology Centre ..

Korrosionsschutz durch Beschichtungen
15.11. 2005
Technische Akademie Esslingen ..

Automotive Coating Technology
16.11. - 17.11. 2005
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University ..

Powder Coating Technology
16.11. - 17.11. 2005
PRA Coatings Technology Centre ..

Chinacoat 2005
16.11. - 18.11. 2005
Sinostar Int'l Ltd. ..

147. SVLFC Gesamtarbeitstagung - High Solids
17.11. 2005
SVLFC, Marek Elsner ..

European Coatings Conference:
Modern Coatings for Plastics Substrates II
17.11. - 18.11. 2005
Vincentz Network ..

Radiation Curing Technology

21.11. - 23.11. 2005
PRA Coatings Technology Centre ..

Additives for the Coatings Industry
21.11. - 23.11. 2005
Amsterdam/The Netherlands
The Center for Professional Advancement ..

InCoExpo/Industrial Coating Exposition
22.11. - 25.11. 2005
PaintMedia OOO, Olga Androutskaya ..

22.11. - 22.11. 2005
Vincentz Network ..

Coloristik - Vertiefende Einblicke in die Farbmetrik
22.11. - 25.11. 2005
Forschungsinstitut für Pigmente und Lacke e,V., Stuttgart
Vincentz Network ..

Central European Coatings Show 2005
23.11. - 24.11. 2005
Prague/Czech Republic
dmg world media (uk) ltd ..




  Powder Coating Manual,  Racking----- (Part - 45)  


The first determination that must be made when designing a powder rack is the best position of the part for drainage in the washer and for good powder application. For proper drainage, the part should have all holes, pockets or shelves on a downward angle whenever possible.  Sometimes it is necessary to make a change in the manufacturing process to add holes for drainage. For proper coating, the ”A“ surfaces of the part should be presented to the guns as squarely as possible.

The most important part of the rack is the clip or contact point. There are times when universal racks with simple hooks will work well. But many times, a specially designed clip will offer four advantages.

1. The part can be held rigidly so it will stay on the rack better in the wash and the powder booth.
2. The clip will touch the part in the same location every time, keeping it free of powder and improving ground.
3. The parts can be positioned firmly for efficient racking with better yield and minimum open space.
4. Parts can be grouped in a pattern that provides the best possible rack density.

Good contact must be maintained between the part and an earth ground to ensure that charged particles are attracted to the target part and not to a more prominent ground. Efficient ground is measured as less than one megohm of resistance between the part and ground. If the parts are not properly grounded airflow and gravity can overcome the electrostatic attraction and prevent the particle from
reaching the part. Also, the powder particle does not have a brain; it will go to any good ground such as the booth wall, the conveyor, the gun barrel or the arm of the operator. Grounding problems are usually due to poor rack design and/or maintenance. Contact points should be firm and consistent, and, if possible, ”hidden“ from the powder spray. Round wire hooks with radius bends are the least desirable type of contact for powder. A square stock that is formed on-edge to provide a sharp point for contact will work better than the radius of a rod stock. If hooks are the only way to hold the part, the bend should be as sharp as possible.

This will assist the ground process by keeping the part in the same location all the time. All hanging points and contacts must be free of powder to ensure proper ground.

Strip the contacts frequently and use a minimum of hanging attachments. Keep in mind that a set of tooling for a particular part may be cheap when compared to losses related to poor ground. Some parts are best hung from stainless steel spring clips. A piece of stainless spring stock can be formed in different shapes with different kinds tips and used to hold a part firmly by applying tension to the




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