India's Powder consumption in
year financial year 2005-2006
With the raw material prices stabalising, the powder prices too
have now reached a standstill level, unlike the sudden rise in raw material last
year which created an disturbance.
Based on the various resources we have referred to, and the discussions
we have with powder manufacturers, we have arrive at final figure of
34,000 tons as the total powder produced
and consumed by the Indian Powder Coating Industry during the
financial year 2005-2006.
While most of the manufacturers indicated the total figure to be around
20-25 thousand tons, our viewers vote pointed in the correct direction. The
opinion poll on our website projected a very realistic picture of the
market. See the poll results in the adjacent graph.
Viewer may notice a large percentage (23.7 %) under the category of
"Others". Neglected earlier,
there are several small manufacturers who might be producing a
total of another 6000 tons of powder every year.
Also added to it are about estimated 2000 tons of powder produced by a few
companies who have avoided revealing there production figures due to certain
policy matters. So a total of 8000 (23.7%) tons is put under the category of
Once again Polycoat powders continues to be the leader in the market by producing
4350 tons of powder. Congratulations Polycoat. Amrit Rekhi
of Polycoat said
"The Powder coating market has shown good growth
last year. In the past white goods were the main drivers for growth however
this trend has now changed and new growth drivers have evolved. The current
market growth is being driven by segments like Auto ancillaries,
Architectural and Engineering goods. These segments would continue to lead
the powder market to new highs in the near future...."
Mr Venugopal from Marpol informed us that the company has produced
4200 tons of powder in 05-06 Marpol's production has been steadily rising
towards the number one position (See the adjacent graph). He said
"There are various dynamics involved in
the production figure, however, every year we are growing by more than 35
Commenting on the Exports, Mr. SV Prasad, said
aggressive pricing policy is creating problems for Indian manufacturers to
explore the export markets . They have the support of the government which
we don't have . In fact Powder coating is not covered under the SION of
advance license DGFT norms. The Industry should represent to the governement
for encouragement of exports"
He further said,
"I admire you for the efforts
you are making. Definitely one day all the people in the industry will
Mr Ashay Aggrawal of Asian Paints said,
"We are close to 2800 tons with about
30 percent growth. Commenting on the total market, he said "A lot of smaller
players are adding to the field and the total size could be around 25000
tons. We had a production limitation till last year, This year our new
plant has come in operation in Baddi. We have to see the impact of it in
2006-07. Commenting on the production figures, he said we have a certain
segment to look for, and it is not a race where we have to run over each
Mr Bijoy Mukherjee informed us that Berger produced 2500 tons of powder.
Mr Chummar, Vice President of Maharani Paints said
"We produced 2000 tons of
powder during 2005-2006. He estimates India's total powder production figure
to be 20,000 tons. The powder market has not grown much. He said we have
developed the food grade and the high temperature resistant powders.
Regarding the low bake powder he said "The climatic condition of our country
doesn't permit us to produce and transport such powders..
Mr Ajit Gupta of Rapid Coat Powder Coating from Delhi said
"We produced 160 tons of powder a month".
totals up to around 1700 tons. He said,
"Growth was good as compared to last year.
Everybody is growing and the industry must have grown by 25 percent"
Gupta also finds our website very useful. "When people ask me various
questions on powder coating, I just divert them to India Powder Coating", he
The next position is occupied by Akzo nobel. Mr Ravi from Akzo Nobel informed a figure of 1800 tons for the last
financial year. He estimates a growth of 15% in the Indian powder market
which could be around 20,000 tons in the calendar year. He
specifically mentioned the change in growing pattern this time. The growth
is not restricted to particular segments but its a growth in totality.
Kripton produced 1700 tons, informed Mr. Deepak Madan.
Mr Tripathi, from Paramount was rather dissatisfied with this analysis He
said "Some the figure given by the manufacturers are very unrealistic and
exaggerated. When you club my genuine figure with the others it is no more a
true analysis. This forum would not remain a realistic forum if
people use it with a marketing angle. He suggested that an independent survey should be
conducted, and then the analysis will be more authentic. You should not allow
your site to be use for marketing tool for some companies".
Paramount produced 1350 tons.
In his email, Manmohan Samantra, General Manager, Titan Paints and Chemical
Ltd said "with a 50-50 share in the Job market and the
OEM market, in 05-06
we sold 650 tons of powder", His estimate of India's total production is
around 25,000-30,000 tons.
While Tapan Kumar Dhal who is Manager Technical assesses Indian Powder
coating market size as just 0.5-1% of global market. His estimates of the
Indian powder production is 35000 tons, and India could have 150000 powder
coating machines to spray it.
Satish Gupta from Haryana Coatings Pvt. Ltd. with the brand Name "Tuffcoat"
informed a contribution of 600 tons. While Mr Jayesh Ponda of Vijay Coat
gave his production figure as 575 tons.
Mr Kuldeep Verma said Sharp Coatings made 400 tons. Same was the figure for
Dr Mohammad Nazimuddin said Rajit Paints manufactured 400 tons and the
powder goes to Medium size OEMs. His estimate of yearly production is 25000
tons. The company has a capacity of 60 tons per month and plan for 100 tons
per month in the next year.
Rajesh Arora of Priya Coat informed the company made 200 tons in 05-06.
While Mr Surendra Mittal of Surya Coat contributed 140 tons. His powder goes to
India and Nepal too.
Mannu Pestology produced 200 tons said Mr. PL Aggrawal .
Our Chinese subscribers are also keenly interested in the India Powder
Talking to some of our Chinese subscribers which include powder
manufacturers, the estimated Chinese market size is around 400000
tons. The Indian
market is not even 10 % of the Chinese market. Another Chinese subscriber
said, "here in China, there are 2000 manufacturers.
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Akzo Nobel Coatings acquires
Czech paint company
Akzo Nobel's Coatings business is continuing to build its position in
Central Europe having signed an agreement to acquire Balakom a.s., one of
the leading paint companies in the Czech Republic. Based in Opava in the
Czech Republic, the purchase of Balakom will substantially increase Akzo
Nobel?s domestic market share and provide a solid base for further
expansion. Today Balakom, which was established in 1907, has 183 employees
who produce paints, varnishes, enamels and lacquers, as well as powder
coatings. Sales, which are mainly in the domestic market, totalled EUR 16
million in 2005. ?Strengthening the presence of our coatings activities in
Central Europe is a key element of the company?s global expansion strategy
and this deal makes sound business sense on a number of levels,? explained
Akzo Nobel CEO Hans Wijers.
Surface Chemistry of
All carbon blacks have chemisorbed oxygen complexes (i.e.,
carboxylic, quinonic, lactonic, phenolic groups and others) on their
surfaces to varying degrees depending on the conditions of manufacture.
These surface oxygen groups are collectively referred to as volatile
The coatings and inks industries prefer grades of carbon black that are
acid oxidized. Acis is sprayed in high temperature dryers during the
manufacturing process to change the inherent surface chemistry of the
black. The amount of chemically-bonded oxygen on the surface area of the
black is increased to enhance performance characterstics.
Carbon black imparts pigmentation to products. Pigmentation refers to
the color of a material or to carbon black's ability to deliver color to
a final product. Different formulations of carbon black can influence
aspects of pigmentation.
Jetness, undertone and gloss are important in products such as inks,
paint, lacquers, enamels and industrial finishes.
UV Protection, infrared absorption and heat protection are important in
outdoor applications such as primers for cars or boats, as well as
industrial coatings that are exposed to weather. Carbon Black protects
products from ultraviolet light because of its ability to absorb and
dissipate light rays. UV rays are harmful because they cause product
breakdown, making UV protection especially important in products used
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Goa-Kundaim: Major Fire in Berger
Paints Factory - Loss in Crores
PONDA, APRIL 28 — Paint, machinery and property estimated at crores of
rupees were gutted in a major fire at the Berger Paints factory at the
Kundaim Industrial Estate on Friday morning.
According to reports, the fire broke out at about 11 am, when employees were
at work. An employee, Tulsidas Naik, sustained minor injuries in the process
and was shifted to a private hospital.
Within minutes, the fire engulfed one of the two single-storeyed buildings,
which housed paints and machinery.
Fire brigades from Ponda, Mapusa, Bicholim, Valpoi, Verna, Margao, Old Goa,
Panjim and from the Navy at Vasco rushed to the site, as fire-fighters
battled for 7-8 hours to control the fire.
Priol MLA Vishwas Satarkar, Panjim Additional Collector G P Naik, Ponda
Deputy Collector Deepak Dessai, Ponda Mamlatdar Gourish Shankhwalkar, Ponda
DySP Mohan Naik, PI Manjunath Dessai, Director of Fire Services Dr P K John
and other officials visited the scene to take stock of the situation., <more>
Berger to raise paints prices
Calcutta, May 17: Berger Paints India Ltd will raise its solvent-based
paints prices by 3-4 per cent by the end of this month, managing director
Subir Bose said here today.
Solvent-based paints contribute nearly 55 per cent of Berger Paints’
turnover of Rs 1,100 crore as in 2005-06.
“That’s the impact of increased crude oil and petroleum product prices on
our bottomline. We have decided to pass it on to the customers,” Bose said.
Asian Paints quarterly earnings
Calcutta, May 10: Asian Paints Ltd’s earnings have suffered a setback in the
fourth quarter of last fiscal. It has reported a 50.65 per cent drop in net
profit at Rs 20.28 crore compared with Rs 41.10 crore in the same period
The quarterly profits fell despite a 25.81 per cent rise in income (net of
excise) during the period to Rs 578.93 crore from Rs 460.13 crore a year
For 2005-06, the company posted a net profit of Rs 186.78 crore, marginally
up from Rs 173.48 crore in 2004-05. <more>
Asian Paints commissions new
manufacturing facility for industrial coatings
Asian Paints, based in Mumbai, India, has commissioned a new manufacturing
facility at Baddi in Himachal Pradesh through its wholly owned subsidiary,
Asian Paints Industrial Coatings Limited (APICL). This is Asian Paints’
first Greenfield facility commissioned exclusively for manufacturing powder
coatings. The new facility is expected to cater to the growing demand for
industrial powder coatings and will initially have a capacity to produce
1,200 million t/a. The total capacity will be scaled up to 5,000 million t/a
in due course. The plant at Baddi, HP is Asian Paints’ seventh paint
manufacturing facility in the country and the second manufacturing facility
for powder coatings. The other powder coating facility is located at Sarigam-Gujarat.
VIP Industries Q4 net drops 13%
The Board of
Directors of V.I.P. Industries Ltd., the largest luggage manufacturer in
Asia, on Tuesday considered and adopted audited results for the fourth
quarter and full year ended March 31, 2006. A dividend of 20% (Rs2 per
share) was also declared.
VIP. Industries has set up a new plant at Haridwar in Uttaranchal with
injection moulding, frame manufacturing, anodizing and powder coating
facilities. The installed capacity of this plant is about 2mn pieces per
annum and has started commercial production from April 2006. This Plant will
primarily cater to the Civil Market (Trade) and will lead to substantial
income tax and excise duty benefits to the company. The company has incurred
a capex of Rs. 16 crore on this facility.
“We have been working hard to protect our trademarks and have recently won a
case in the Delhi High Court, restricting three traders in the National
Capital Region from misusing our trademarks and copyrights. This is the
first such victory for the company, and we hope to use this as a starting
point to target retailers misusing the V.I.P. name,” said, the Chairman.
Reichhold Announces List &
Off-List Price Increases on Polyester Powder Coating Resins; Effective June
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK,
N.C.--May 24, 2006--Reichhold, Inc. announced price increases today of $0.04
- $0.08 per pound on all FINE-CLAD(R) polyester powder coating resins sold
in North America. These increases are effective for all orders shipped on or
after June 15 for both list-priced and off-list priced products.
"We have found it necessary to increase our selling prices on these specific
products due to recent escalations in raw materials and increased
transportation costs," said Reichhold Specialty Resins Business Manager Bob
"We appreciate the understanding of our customers as we strive to provide
technically superior products within a volatile raw material environment,"
Gilliam said. "We continue to invest in our manufacturing capabilities and
new product development to meet customer needs both today and into the
future," he concluded. <more>
DuPont to Build New Plant in
DuPont's New Industrial Coating Plant in China to Employ 250 and Open in
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- Chemicals maker DuPont said Tuesday it began
construction of a new coatings plant in Shanghai, China and expects to open
it in late 2007.
The plant will employ 250 people and serve automotive and industrial markets
in China. The cost or size of the factory was not disclosed.
The company already operates a plant in Changchun to make advanced
automotive finishes, where it invested $20 million in 2004. It also operates
four powder coating plants as well as a refinish technical center and
several training and service centers.
Shares of Dupont rose 15 cents to $44.68 in afternoon trading on the New
York Stock Exchange. <more>
ICI Dulux expands into Qatar
Dulux paints, part of the paint business ICI Paints, is expanding in the
Gulf. A Dulux Decorator Centre (DDC) has just opened in Qatar, and another
will open in Oman shortly.
"ICI Dulux saw phenomenal growth in 2005 and eight DDC's are now up and
running in the UAE. Last year saw the launch of a DDC at Better Life and
IDdesign inside Dubai's Mall of the Emirates, the first centre to open in a
UAE shopping mall,' said Philip Mathew, general manager, Al Gurg Leigh's
Paints, which manufacturers Dulux in the UAE. <more>
DSM to expand its production capacity of polyester powder coating resins
DSM Eternal Resins decided to expand their production facility for polyester
powder coating resins in Kunshan, China. The new facility is expected to
come on stream in the fourth quarter of 2006. In addition DSM Resins Far
East (Ping Tung, Taiwan) decided to invest in the further measures to
avoid a bottleneck in its powder coating resins production. This capacity is
expected to come on stream as of Q3/2006. Dimitri de Vreeze, Business Unit
Director of DSM Coating Resins, comments: "The expansion is of strategic
importance and necessary to maintain DSM's leadership position in the
Asian and powder coating resins markets. (...) It represents a further step
towards the realization of DSM's ambition to double its total turnover of
USD 500 million in 2004 in China to USD 1 billion by 2010."
EPA withdraws plans to exempt
electroplating sludges from RCRA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn plans to
propose a rule exempting recycled electroplating sludges known as F006 waste
from the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA), following reported
White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) pressure for the agency to
address all waste recycling under its forthcoming definition of a solid
waste (DSW) rule, according to the Superfund Report
Nissan launches self-repairing
Japanese carmaker Nissan has introduce what it has claimed to be the world's
first clear paint which repairs scratches on painted car surfaces, including
the scuffs caused by car-washing machines and driving off-road.
The X-Trail sports utility model has been chosen as the first car in the
range to utilize the coating, which contains a highly elastic resin. This
stops the scratches from affecting the inner layers of a car's paintwork. <more>
Kemira: Alcro-Beckers to build a new paint plant in Sweden
Alcro-Beckers AB, part of the Finnish Tikkurila that is responsible for the
Kemira Group's paint business, has agreed to sell its factory site located
near the centre of Stockholm to
Skanska. The preliminary price has been set at EUR 36.3 million (SEK 340
million). Alcro-Beckers has been producing paints on the L?vholmen site
since 1902. The present paint
production will be transferred mainly to Nykvarn, some 40 km to the south of
Stockholm, where a new, modern paint plant will be erected next to the
company's existing logistics
centre. This investment amounts to EUR 16 million (SEK 150 million), and the
transfer of production is scheduled to take place during the first half of
2008. Other functions of Alcro-
Beckers will continue to be located in the Stockholm area.
Advances in rail vehicle
Coatings Flash - May 22,
The detailed programme of Ecolromat 2006, the European congress on the
coating of rail vehicles, has been completed and is available online at
http://www.coatings.de/events/ecolromat/. Four years after the previous
event, railway operators, engineering and coating specialists as together
with paint and raw material manufacturers are again invited to to Mulhouse/France
on 19 and 20 October to exchange ideas about optimised coating processes for
rail vehicles. Special emphasis is laid on innovative VOC-reduced coatings
systems, including, e.g., UV-curing, VOC-free anti-graffiti clear coats.
Another focus will be the adaption of successful automotive technologies for
rail vehicle coatings and protective coatings with a film thickness of less
than 5 µm based on nanotechnology. The entire meeting will be simultaneously
translated into German, English and French.
Corro-Coat buys Chemrez in swap
Publicly-listed Corro-Coat Inc. yesterday said in a disclosure to the
Philippine Stock Exchange that it acquired 100 percent of bio-diesel
producer Chemrez Inc., a sister company, through a share swap agreement.
The acquisition effectively completed the backdoor listing of Chemrez, which
had aimed to list its shares in the stock market.
Corro-Coat, a subsidiary of D & L Industries, is owned by the Lao family. D
& L introduced powder coating in the Philippines in 1981 and spun off the
business in 1989 to another company, Corro-Coat. The company listed its
shares at the PSE in December 2000.
The board of Corro-Coat also approved an increase in the company’s
authorized capital stock to P2 billion from P1 billion and change in the
corporate name of Corro-Coat to Chemrez Technologies Inc. <more>
BASF: Successful start to 2006
For the first quarter of 2006, BASF announced a top performance. At EUR 12.5
billion, first-quarter sales were 24 % higher than in the same period of
2005. Disregarding currency effects, in particular due to the appreciation
of the U.S. dollar, sales increased by 20 %. Income from operations (EBIT)
before special items rose by 19 % compared with the first quarter of 2005 to
EUR 1.9 billion. First-quarter EBIT after special items rose by 23 % to
EUR 1.8 billion. The financial result declined by EUR 24 million to EUR 21
million. Income before taxes and minority interests rose by 21 % to EUR 1.9
billion. The tax rate was 46 %
compared with 40 % in the first quarter of 2005. Net income increased 10 %
to EUR 950 million
A burglar entered an unlocked shed in the 26200 block of Southwest 130th
Place between 8 and 9:20 a.m. May 18, stole $2,750, two air-guns, tools and
a powder coating machine valued at $12,800 and left behind a pair of yellow
rubber gloves, which police took as evidence.
A vandal sprayed something on a 2005 Nissan in the 11900 block of Southwest
81st Road, causing the paint to peel off, between midnight and 5:30 a.m. May