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Exhibitions and Conferences in  November and December 2005

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Nerolac inks JV with Japan's Kansai

Mumbai October 12, 2005 -- Goodlass Nerolac, India's second largest paint manufacturer, has formed a joint venture with Japan’s Kansai Paint Company. The venture will invest Rs 30 crore in a Malaysian firm.

Nerolac will hold 55 per cent stake in the joint venture and the new company will acquire the paint business of the Malaysian company Sime Coatings Sdn Bhd.

The market seems to have approved Nerolac’s investment with its scrip increasing by 0.2 per cent to Rs 717. Company officials were unavailable for comments.

Interestingly, the Rs 6,900 crore Kansai has a stake in both Nerolac and Sime Coatings. In 1999, Goodlass Nerolac became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kansai Paints after the latter acquired a 64.5 per cent stake.

The largest paint manufacturer in Japan is also building a plant in the outskirts of Delhi. Subsequently in 2002, Kansai Paints acquired Sime Kansai Paint as its subsidiary.

The investment augurs well for the Rs 925 crore Nerolac which is the market leader in the industrial/automotive segment supplying over 90 per cent of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) requirements.

Similarly, Kansai Paints is known for its industrial paints. Keeping up with their profile, Sime Coatings is the largest manufacturer of automotive OEM coatings in Malaysia and leads the automotive plastics and coil coatings market. The new company is expected to consolidate Kansai’s hold over the Asian market.

Kansai will be hoping to do better than its venture with DuPont which was called off in 2003. The company has major stakes in other Asian countries including China, Philippines and Indonesia.

Nerolac will hold 55 per cent stake in the joint venture and the new company will acquire the paint business of the Malaysian firm

In 1999, Goodlass Nerolac became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kansai Paints after the latter acquired a 64.5 per cent stake

Kansai is also building a plant in the outskirts of Delhi

PPG Raising Prices for Industrial Coatings

PPG Industries will raise prices between 5 and 11 % for its industrial coatings in North America, effective Nov. 1. According to Matt Marek, general manager, industrial coatings, PGG already applies ?aggressive cost-reduction programs?. However, the cost increases for all forms of energy and raw materials require another increase in their prices, explains Marek. The increase applies to industrial coatings, including liquid, powder and electrodeposition coatings, as well as pretreatment chemicals used in the manufacture of appliances, agricultural and construction equipment, automotive parts and accessories, coil, extrusion and other finished products.

Berger paints to hike prices
Sunday, 02 October , 2005, 10:27

Kolkata: After years of stabilisation, Berger Paints India will hike prices of its all categories of products after the Diwali.

"We are going to increase prices by three to four per cent across the board because of the successive hikes in the crude oil price," Managing Director Subir Bose said.

Addressing a press conference, Mr. Bose said all the decorative paints of the company would soon undergo a change in the brand name to be christened as Berger Lewis paints after the founder of the company.

He said the company was expecting about ten per cent rise in its turnover at 1,100 crore this fiscal from Rs. 94 crore recorded last year because of the greater sales volume of middle and lower segments of paints. <more>

Cytec Announces New Organization; Fleming Named to Head Unit
WEST PATERSON, N.J.--Oct. 2, 20056, 2005--Cytec Industries Inc. announced today that it is combining its two specialty chemical divisions, Cytec Surface Specialties and Cytec Performance Specialties into a new unit named Cytec Specialty Chemicals. Shane Fleming, formerly President, Cytec Performance Specialties and a long time Cytec veteran has been named President of Cytec Specialty Chemicals and will relocate to Belgium. Ben Van Assche, formerly President of Cytec Surface Specialties and an Officer of the company, will be leaving Cytec on October 31, 2005.<more>

Tikkurila sells coil coating business to Teknos

October 19, 2005 coating world
Tikkurila has signed an agreement to sell its coil coating business—which had sales of approximately €15 million in 2004—to Teknos Group Oy. Financial details were not released.

The business will be transferred to a new company, Teknos Nova Coil Oy (TNC).

Ulf Koivula, formerly president of Tikkurila Coatings Oy, has been appointed managing director of the new company. He is also a minority shareholder in TNC.

In the deal, key coil coating sales and R&D staff will transfer to the Teknos Group. Production employees will remain with Tikkurila.

Ford unveils "paint shop of the future"

October 14, 2005 coating world
Ford Motor Company has unveiled its “paint shop of the future,” which it says will save it between $7-11 per vehicle and reduce VOC emissions by 10% and CO2 by 20.

“Painting vehicles is arguably the auto industry’s biggest challenge,” said Mary Ellen Rosenberger, manager, paint strategy, Ford Motor Company. “Ford has found the solution. It’s environmentally sound. It’s cost-efficient. And it produces beautifully painted vehicles with long-term durability.”

Ford said the shop—which will be piloted at its Ohio assembly plant early next year— will use an advanced paint formulation, an innovative three-wet application process and patented waste management technology that converts paint fumes into electricity and recycles paint sludge into car parts.

Ford said it will use a high-solids, solvent-borne paint formulation that produces fewer VOC emissions than do current water-borne and solvent-borne paints.

DuPont Titanium Estimates DeLisle Plant Restart
DuPont engineering teams have completed preliminary assessments of damage to the company's DeLisle, Miss., titanium dioxide plant resulting from Hurricane Katrina. While the plant escaped major structural damage from the storm's high winds, floodwaters inflicted
significant damage on process control systems, other electrical and electronic equipment, and plant infrastructure. "If everything goes smoothly, we hope to restart production at DeLisle in about three months, with the plant back at full capacity by spring of 2006 -- the industry's seasonal peak," said Sam Severance, vice president and general manager, DuPont Titanium
Technologies. "It is too early to accurately estimate the full costs of clean-up, repair, business interruption and replacement investment, but clearly the total impact of Hurricane Katrina will be significant to our customers and our operations.?

AKZO Nobel buys controlling stake in Egyptian powder coating manufacturer
AMSTERDAM (AFX) - Akzo Nobel NV has bought a 60 pct stake in Egyptian powder coating manufacturer Coatech For Chemical Industries SAE.
Financial details were not disclosed.  With its majority stake, Akzo Nobel intends to turn the company into a joint venture with the current management of Coatech. The company will be renamed into Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings SAE.
Coatech currently employs 130 people and is the principal suppplier of powder coatings to the Egyptian market, Akzo Nobel said.

New! The OQ610 multi-purpose logger; suitable for use in the paint and finishing industry, the through process market, and any temperature application.
Grant introduces the OQ610 temperature logger; featuring USB communications and greater accuracy in temperature measurement!The new Grant OQ610 temperature logger offers a simple to use, affordable and flexible solution for a host of temperature monitoring applications in industry, research and development.

The new logger has some great new features! It can accommodate a wide range of K and T type thermocouple probes which offers the user greater flexibility, a quick response time and higher accuracy. For ease of use, the new logger also has USB communications which not only facilitates PC communications but also allows you to connect directly to a USB printer and get immediate reports without ever touching the PC.

The new 6 channel logger is small and compact making it suitable for use in a variety of applications. It is battery operated, easily portable and can be set-up via a simple 3 button operation or from the PC. Simply power up the logger, connect the thermocouples and carry out the tests. The logger automatically detects when sensors are connected making setup even easier! The logger can be configured to automatically start and stop logging on time or temperature levels and has the capability of logging up to 8 readings per second to provide a more detailed analysis in fast changing temperature processes.

The OQ610 is supplied with SquirrelView software; a powerful and easy to use application for configuring, downloading, displaying and analysing data from the logger. SquirrelView can also automatically calculate cure times when needed in applications using conveyor ovens.

At the touch of a button the OQ610 temperature logger can directly print user-configurable, concise reports to simplify record keeping and provide ISO9000 quality records for compliance and traceability. <more>

Changes Designed to Stimulate Nordson's Overall Financial Growth

WESTLAKE, Ohio, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) today announced a number of restructuring and other actions being taken to improve performance and reduce costs in its Finishing and Coating business segment. These actions, which include operational consolidations and personnel reductions, commenced during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2005, and will be substantially completed during the first half of the fiscal year 2006.

"These actions are being taken to align resource investments with shifting patterns of global demand. By these actions, the Finishing and Coating segment will operate with both lower costs and better capability to serve customers in the faster growing emerging markets," said Edward P. Campbell, chairman and chief executive officer. <more>

Rhodia sells its Silicates Business in Nogent-L?Artaud
Coatings Flash - October 24, 2005
Rhodia announced the signing of an agreement for the sale of its silicates manufacturing site in Nogent-L?Artaud (Northern France) to the German company Woellner. This site produces silicates and metasilicates used in the detergence, construction and paper industries. The Nogent-L?Artaud site employs 65 people and generated sales of approximately ? 20 million in 2004. The transaction should be finalized in the coming weeks, pending approvals from the legal authorities. This divestment, which offers new prospects for the site's future development, forms part of Rhodia?s disposal of its non-strategic activities with a view to refocusing the Group?s overall business portfolio.

Chase Corporation Acquires Concoat Holdings Limited

Coatings Flash - October 24, 2005
Chase Corporation of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA has acquired all of the capital of Concoat Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries of Camberley, Surrey, England for approximately US $9,000,000 (GBP 5,000,000). The deal does not include the equipment portion of the Concoat business known as Concoat Systems which was spun off prior to Chase?s acquisition. Concoat has been an agent, distributor and manufacturing licensee of Chase Corporation's HumiSeal product line for nearly 25 years. This acquisition will serve as a foundation for Chase Corporation in Europe. Concoat will be part of the Chase Specialty Coatings division, a leader in the manufacture and sale of Anti-Corrosion materials focused on the key markets Electronic Coatings, Gas & Oil Pipeline Coatings and Architectural & Bridge Coatings.




  Seminar Events Exhibitions  

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 ..

European Coatings Conference:
The Power of Ink Jet Materials III
1.12. - 2.12. 2005
Vincentz Network

Radiation Curing
5.12. - 7.12. 2005
Amsterdam/The Netherlands
The Center for Professional Advancement

Fluorine and Silicone in Coatings
6.12. - 7.12. 2005
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

Fluorine & Silicone in Coatings
6.12. - 7.12. 2005
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

Labelexpo Asia 2005
7.12. - 9.12. 2005
Tarsus Group plc Details ...




  Powder Coating Manual, Types of Conveyor----- (Part - 46)  
3 Types of Conveyor
Conveyorized powder coating systems are designed for higher volume operations. Belt conveyor, chain-on-edge conveyor and overhead conveyor are used in powder coating systems. The simplest overhead conveyor is a hand-push trolley system. It has load bars attached to trolleys that ride in a box-shaped track or on a beam. Load bar assemblies can be designed to hold loads of anywhere from 250 pounds to 4,000 pounds. Movement of the parts suspended from the trolley assembly is accomplished by an operator who pushes the trolley along the track. Usually, these systems do not have any elevation changes. Switches can be used to route the load bar through one of several powder booths or other discreet stations within the system. The switches, which look and act like railroad switches, are activated by the operator who pulls a cord to move the part onto the appropriate track. Parts stand motionless inside each station of the operation. These systems can provide excellent flexibility for the low-volume coater.

Powder coating on blank sheets is done with a belt conveyor. The blank sheet of steel is laid flat on a belt conveyor and moved at very high speed under a row of fixed guns. It is then conveyed into an infrared oven for curing. The blank sheet of steel is used for appliances or similar products that can be fabricated from pre-coated stock. A chain-on-edge conveyor supports the part on a spindle above the
conveyor chain. The chain is sometimes a rivetless-overhead chain or a roller chain that is run on its side. The chain pitch is typically 2 to 3” and loads are limited to around 25 pounds. Chain-on-edge systems are used for situations where a single part, or small family of similar parts, can be run through a fixed gun arrangement, with rotation to access the entire part surface. Chain-on-edge systems are also run at high speed and parts are cured with infrared ovens. Oil filter canisters or similar parts with uniform shapes work very well in these systems, producing parts at a very fast pace.

The most common type of conveyors for powder coating is the continuous speed, overhead system. These systems use a conveyor drive to power the product through the system with a fixed or adjustable line speed.

Enclosed track and I-beam type conveyors are commonly used for powder systems. The enclosed track works well for lighter duty situations. When a more heavy-duty chain is required the overhead conveyor will be an I-beam. I-beam conveyor comes in different sizes ranging from 3” to 6”.

Selection depends mostly on the product size and weight. Each conveyor has a limit of weight that can be hung on each hanger point and a different chain pitch between available centers.
• Enclosed track – 80 lbs.
• 3” I Beam – 250 lbs.
• 4” I Beam – 500 lbs.
• 6” I Beam – 1,200 lbs.

Enclosed Track Conveyor
The enclosed track conveyor uses a box-shaped section of track with a slot in the bottom. The chain has vertical trolleys to support the work in process and horizontal wheels to maneuver the chain through the horizontal turns. The typical standard pitch distance between hanger centers on enclosed track conveyor is 8 1/8”. Hanging attachments can be installed at each available site or any increment of 8 1/8.” Two hook sites can be connected by a loadbar attachment to double the capacity of the hanger.

Enclosed track conveyor is generally lower in cost than I-beam since the track components are standard sizes that are usually readily available from stock. Rollers or traction wheels are not required for turns because the chain rides inside the track. Horizontal turns can have a tighter radius than I-beam systems, which can be an advantage in the sizing of the equipment and overall layout.
I-Beam Conveyor
In an I-beam system, the trolleys ride on the lower flange of the beam. The rivetless chain is suspended from the trolley attachments below the beam. A variety of attachments can be bolted to the end of the trolley attachment. Like the enclosed track conveyor, attachments can be joined by a load bar to increase the capacity per hook site. The larger the size of the I-beam, the more weight the conveyor will support. Horizontal turns in I-beam systems are supported by rollers or traction wheels to maintain tension on the chain and guide it through the turn. The turn radius is limited to a minimum of a 2’ radius. Turns should be carefully sized to make sure that parts will not hit each other or come in contact with any surrounding equipment or building steel. The center distance is reduced as the part passes through the turn. To size the turns, an analysis of the conveyor part-path is performed with the largest part, racked on typical production hanging centers. The turn radius must be big enough to allow for the swing-out of the part as it passes through the turn. Changes of elevation need to be studied also, to make sure that parts have adequate clearance in the incline. A sharp degree of incline may force the operator to hang parts farther apart. A good starting point is 15° from the horizontal. Inclines with a sharper angle should be checked to make sure that parts will clear.




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We,the people related to the paints,coatings and printing inks industries
wish you our best Sharadautsab on behalf of all Bengalies living abroad.
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Blue-Chip Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.,

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