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MARCH 2007

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15 - 16 March 2007

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Arun Nangalia

On 18th of  February we received the sad news that Mr Arun Nangala (AK Enterprise, Kolkota) is no more.

He underwent a liver transplant surgery on 6th February. During the surgery he had a brain hemorrhage. The doctors declared him brain dead on 7th but tried to revive him in the next few days. He finally lost his battle for life on 14th at 1:00 pm.

Arun Nangalia visited our office about two years back. During his visit he also jokingly referred to his various ailments which he had. His confidence and positive attitude towards life was very impressive. Never had  a thought that it would end up so soon.

Arun Nangalia will continue to live in our memories and through his wife, two daughters and his brother Ajay.


Asian Paints to acquire ICI India`s unit for Rs 52 cr
Mumbai, Feb 20: Asian Paints Ltd today said it will acquire ICI India's auto refinish business for Rs 52 crore.
The company today informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that US-based PPG Industries Inc has signed a definitive agreement with ICI India, as a result of which a portion of its auto refinish business comprising advanced refinish range (2K) would be acquired by Asian PPG Industries Ltd.
Asian PPG Industries is a 50:50 joint venture between Asian Paints and PPG Industries Inc. The business of ICI India would be acquired as a going concern over the next few weeks, it said. <more>. <economic times>

BASF Coatings Spa and Honda Italia Industriale seal partnership
Coating Flash February 05 2007
BASF Coatings Spa and Honda Italia Industriale Spa have signed a supply contract for electrocoating products and products for coating plastic add-on parts. Honda Italia Industriale is the Italian subsidiary of Honda Motor Co, a motorcycle producer, which has been manufacturing motorcycles for the European market since 1971. With 800 employees and an annual turnover of EUR 764 million, Honda Italia alone accounts for 40 percent of the brand's motorcycle sales in Europe. The contract covers the supply of e-coating products for the new coating line for motorcycle frames, which started operation in March 2006. The coating line is located at the Atessa site (Chieti province), where 160,000 motorcycles are produced for the European and US market each year.


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DuPont to build $50 mn R&D centre in Hyderabad
Bangalore, Feb 22. (PTI): US-based products and services company, DuPont on Wednesday said it will open a knowledge centre in Hyderabad with an investment of $50 million and accommodate 500 R&D professionals in the first phase.
Executive Director of DuPont India, a subsidiary of $ 29 billion E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Shankar Krishnan said the centre is expected to be operational next year.
Basic R&D would be conducted at the centre. "Bulk of the R&D is now being conducted in the US; some work will be shifted to India", he said. This is in addition to the centre carrying out R&D efforts to meet specific requirements of the Indian market.
DuPont offers a range of products and services for markets, including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation. It has six manufacturing facilities in India in three sites -- Baroda, Madurai and Hyderabad.
DuPont has close to 700 employees in India and is growing at more than 25 per cent every year, officials said. <more>

Jenson & Nicholson (India) loss narrows for Q3
Jenson & Nicholson (India) said that its net loss has narrowed for the quarter ended December 2006. During the quarter, the company`s net loss decreased to Rs 27.01 million, or Rs 0.88 a share compared with a net loss of Rs 175.95 million, or Rs 4.86 a share, a year ago.

The net sales for the quarter increased 10.83% to Rs 67.86 million compared with Rs 61.23 million, a year ago.

The total income for the quarter increased 6.18% to Rs 68.23 million compared with Rs 64.26 million, a year ago. <more>

Asian Paints set for a brush with SE Asia

KOLKATA: Asian Paints plans to add fresh hues to its international operations. After having ensconced itself in the Middle East, Caribbean, South Pacific and South Asia, the paints major is looking at possible acquisitions in three key countries — Thailand, Malaysia and China — in the southeast Asian region, where it has a negligible market share.

Back home, the company is in the process of setting up its first exclusive 35,000 tonnes industrial coatings plant at Taloja, which is to be commissioned in February. <more>

Kansai to help Nerolac shift to latest paints
KOLKATA, FEB 4: Kansai Paint of Japan has decided to inject the latest technologies in Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd, in which it has a 64% stake, to help the industrial paint major retain its leadership position in the segment.
The technology upgrade will help the Indian unit follow the global shift towards water-based products from the current solvent-based ones, to address the demands of automobile industry for cheaper processes and of environmentalists for safer products. <more>

Kansai Nerolac paints it rosy
Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd has registered net sales of Rs 309.10 crore, an increase of 8.6 per cent as compared to Rs 284.51 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year. The profit before tax at Rs 36.88 crore as compared to Rs 40.19 crore of previous year, excluding extraordinary gain of Rs 50.39 crore arising out of sale of investments in an associate company in the previous year. Cumulatively, the net sales for nine months ended as on 31 December, 2006, is at Rs 893.78 crore as against Rs 772.41 crore for the same period in the previous year.

ICI India exits advanced refinish business

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Paints maker ICI India Ltd. is selling its non-core advanced refinish business to a joint venture between Asian Paints Ltd. and U.S.-based PPG Industries Inc., for 520 million rupees.
"We want to focus on the decorative paints and the starch business," Company Secretary R. Guha told Reuters over telephone. "We are moving out of the non-core areas."
In the last two years, ICI India has divested stakes in rubber chemicals, explosives and speciality chemicals businesses, in line with the restructuring by parent Imperial Chemicals Industries Plc.
In October 2006, it also divested stake in its flavour and food ingredients business Quest India, leaving it focussed almost entirely on the paints segment.
ICI India sees a growing opportunity in the food starch business, which it plans to focus in addition to its paints business.<more>

Analyst say cut in duties will benefit paint industry
According to analysts at Edelweiss, a cut in the peak import duties will be beneficial for the paint industry. The stocks which will be positively impacted are Asian Paints, Kansai and Berger Paints. <more>.

Akzo Nobel says Netherlands becoming 'uncompetitive' due to high energy costs
AMSTERDAM (AFX) - Akzo Nobel NV board member Leif Darner, responsible for the Chemicals division, said that 'the Netherlands are becoming a little bit uncompetitive due to high energy prices, such as natural gas prices'.
Akzo Nobel (nasdaq: AKZOY - news - people ) is part of a consortium of heavy industry companies that has been discussing the high energy prices with the Dutch government.<more>

Akzo Nobel 4Q Earnings Tumble 27 Percent
Akzo Nobel NV, the Dutch maker of chemicals, industrial coatings, and pharmaceuticals, reported flat sales and a 27 percent drop in fourth-quarter net profit Wednesday, but one-time gains in both years distorted the bottom line.
Net profit came to euro230 million (US$299 million), down from euro317 million. The company booked euro25 million (US$33 million) in one-time gains from selling some chemical production assets in the quarter, down from a net gain of euro221 million in the same quarter of 2005.<more>


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ICI brushes off takeover talk
ICI boss John McAdam shrugged off talk of the British chemicals giant being sized up by Dutch rival Akzo Nobel, as the group posted an 8% rise in full-year profit.  The Dulux paintmaker has been the centre of takeover rumours since last year when the Dutch group's chief financial officer described ICI as 'a beautiful company'.  James Knight, analyst at Collins Stewart, said: 'A bid of up to 600p from Akzo Nobel remains a possibility.' But McAdam insisted management are not getting distracted by the market talk. 'We are having a great time. People within the business are just concentrating on what they are doing,' he said. Pressed on what he thought of the cream of British industry - such as Corus and Scottish-Power - being bought by overseas players, McAdam said: 'I just watch with interest. Increasingly it is a global business world.'  <more>

Asian Paints commences production at Taloja, Maharashtra
Source: IRIS (09 February 2007)
Asian Paints said that the company`s new manufacturing plant situated at Taloja, Maharashtra has commenced commercial production on Feb. 09, 2007.
The plant has been established to manufacture industrial coatings with an initial capacity of 14,000 KL per annum.
Asian Paints consolidated net profit increased 14% to Rs 713.93 million for the quarter ended Dec 31, 2006 as compared to Rs 626.32 million for the quarter ended Dec 31, 2005.
Total income (net of discounts & excise) increased 16.40% to Rs 9432.77 million from Rs 8103.39 million in the same quarter last year. Shares of the company closed lower by Rs 20.65, or 2.58%, at Rs 780. Total volume of shares traded at the BSE was 3,072. (3.44 p.m, Friday). <more>

Nippon Chemical to Boost Trivalent Chromium Salt Production
Nippon Chemical Industrial plans to double its production capacity for trivalent chromium salt for use in the surface treatment of vehicle components via the construction of a new plant. The decision is in response to the rising need for hexavalent-chromium-free surface treatment amid tightening restrictions on the use of hexavalent chromium in Europe.

The company installed new facilities in the summer of 2006 at Tokuyama, significantly lifting its output capacity, but wishes to further consolidate its supply of aqueous trivalent chromium salt solution to fulfill the needs of its customers in surface-treatment industrial sectors—end-use sectors that have been promoting technological measures to adopt trivalent chromate treatment ahead of schedule. <more>

Kärcher Introduces Innovative & Safe Dry Ice Blaster For In-Place Cleaning
Kärcher Industrial Products, a division of the world's largest manufacturer of high-pressure cleaning equipment of the same name, has introduced a dry ice blaster, a highly effective and mess-free method for in-place cleaning that eliminates the need to disassemble machinery before it is cleaned.

The new IB 15/80 Dry Ice Blaster uses compressed air to propel tiny dry ice pellets at supersonic speeds so they flash freeze and then lift grime, paint, rust, mold and other contaminants from off metal surfaces. Moreover, the pellets quickly vaporize into the air so there's no messy wastewater or solvents to dispose of, only the soiled contaminant that can be swept up.

Other cleaning media, such as sand or glass bead, can be too abrasive sometimes etching or damaging the metal surface. Dry ice is non-abrasive, using micro-thermal shock (the dry ice temperature is -109° F) to lift the contaminant off the surface.
Dry ice blasting is growing in popularity because it completely eliminates the need to disassemble machinery before it's cleaned. The labor savings is significant, reducing to a few hours what used to take days to do. Furthermore, dry ice blasting cleans in crevices that can't be reached by hand or via other cleaning methods.




  Seminar Events Exhibitions  

uv.eb West 2007
March 6-7, 2007
Sheraton Gateway Hotel at LAX
Los Angeles, CA
Website: www.uvebwest.com 

HOUSTEX 2007 Exposition & Conference
March 6-8, 2007
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
Website: www.sme.org

Chromium Plating for Engineering Applications Workshop
March 12-14, 2007
Chicago, IL
E-mail: tkohler@nasf.org 
Website: www.nasf.org

Middle East Coatings Show 2007
March 13-15, 2007
Cairo, Egypt
Website: www.coatingsgroup.com

WESTEC 2007 Exposition & Conference
March 26-29, 2007
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
Website: www.sme.org 

Asia Coatings Congress 2007

March 28-29, 2007
Website: www.coatingsgroup.com 

Metal Finishing's Powder Coating Academy
April 3-4
Dallas, TX
Website: www.metalfinishing.com/powderclasses

Training Course in Electroplating & Surface Finishing
April 9-13, 2007
Hartford, CT
E-mail: tkohler@nasf.org 
Website: www.nasf.org

Aluminum Finishing Course

April 9-11, 2007
E-mail: tkohler@nasf.org 
Website: www.nasf.org

Electroless Deposition of Metals Course
April 9-11, 2007
Hartford, CT
E-mail: tkohler@nasf.org 
Website: www.nasf.org

Electroplating Know How Basics
Kushner Electroplating School
April 16-17. 2007
Greenville, SC
Email: info@platingschool.com 
Website: www.platingschool.com

Electroplating Know How Basics
Kushner Electroplating School
April 19-20. 2007
Cincinnati, OH
Email: info@platingschool.com 
Website: www.platingschool.com

Alumnex 2007
April 22-24, 2007
Dubai, UAE
Website: www.alumexdubai.com

Electroplating Know How Basics
Kushner Electroplating School
April 24-25. 2007
Providence, RI
Email: info@platingschool.com 
Website: www.platingschool.com

2007 50th SVC Annual Technical Conference
April 28-May 3, 2007
Kentucky Louisville Convention Center and Marriott Downtown Hotel
Louisville, KY
Website: www.svc.org 

Innovative Pollution Prevention Practices Workshop

April 30-May 2, 2007
Washington, DC
E-mail: tkohler@nasf.org
Website: www.nasf.org

Regulatory Compliance Workshop
April 30-May 2, 2007
Washington, DC
E-mail: tkohler@nasf.org 
Website: www.nasf.org




  Powder Coating Manual, Racking- (Part - 62)  


Design and maintenance of the fixtures that hold the parts as they travel through the coating system is frequently a source of quality defects.
In order to provide the highest possible level of efficiency and quality a rack should be thought of as a tool.
Issues to Consider in the Design & Car e of Parts Racks

• Racks will be used in an industrial environment; make them sturdy.
• If the parts can swing on the rack, they may hit each other in the oven and cause a blemish in the coating.
• Tubing used for rack frames can trap water in the washer; if it boils out in the cure oven it will stain the coating.
• For electrostatic application, contact points must always be clean to provide good ground.
• Coating build-up on racks can crack and create dirt defects.
• Coating build-up on contact points will interfere with electrostatic attraction.

To maintain a low level of defects on the coated parts, the tooling must have a low level of defects. Good original design and good rack maintenance will contribute to yield. Electrostatic contact points should be designed to make sure they provide a certain ground to the parts. Missing contacts should be replaced and bent frames straightened so that the work package is consistent in relationship to the application equipment. Heavy build-up on racks should be avoided by a planned schedule for stripping racks and by making sure that there are enough racks to manage production while racks are in the strip cycle.





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We are distributors for Statfield Brand Powder Coating guns and machinery in Chennai city for the past 4 years now

We wish to inform you that we have shifted our office to our own spacious building in Chennai w.e.f.: 28:11:06. Kindly note our new address for all your future communications with immediate effect.
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For Sreenivasa Industries
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