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ICI India to separate paint and chemical businesses
MUMBAI: ICI India is headed for a demerger after its parent company ICI on Monday accepted a takeover offer from Dutch conglomerate Azko Nobel for £8.1 billion (about $16 billion). ICI India’s paints and speciality chemicals businesses will be divided as Azko Nobel has an agreement with Henkel to sell ICI’s adhesives and electronic material businesses for £2.7 billion.

ICI India’s paints business, with revenues of Rs 900 crore, will go to Azko Nobel, while its adhesives and electronic material division, with revenues of Rs 100 crore, will go to Henkel. This transaction is likely to be completed by the end of the year.

ICI holds 51% in ICI India. The Indian company had recently announced a Rs 210-crore share buyback scheme. If successful, it will take the promoters’ stake up to 56%. Asian Paints holds close to 10% in ICI India, which it acquired in 2003 at Rs 205 per share. <more>

Akzo Nobel to make 20% open offer for ICI India

With Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel giving the nod today for the $16 billion global takeover of ICI, Akzo is expected to make an open offer of 20 per cent to the shareholders of ICI India. India’s largest paint maker Asian Paints also holds a 9.2 per cent stake in ICI India.

According to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) regulations, a company, which intends to buy shares that would entitle it to exercise 15 per cent or more voting rights, has to make an open offer for at least an additional 20 per cent shares of the target company. The open offer will be priced on the average 26-week price or the average of the daily high and low prices, two weeks prior to the date of announcing the offer.

In case the shares of the target company are not frequently traded, then the pricing parameters for the open offer will be based on the fundamentals of the company such as returns on the net worth of the company, book value per share, EPS and so on.

Akzo executives from Amsterdam refused to comment on India specific initiatives, citing it was too early to comment.

In India, the Akzo Nobel group comprises six business units and employs around 1,200 people across pharma, coatings and chemicals businesses. ICI India Director M R Rajaram said the acquisition formalities were expected to be completed only by late-December, after which the company would take up country-specific initiatives. ICI India also has an adhesives business worth Rs 100 crore, which is 11.76 per cent of the company’s total business of Rs 850 crore. However, ICI India executives did not comment if the adhesives business would be spun off into a separate segment before the open offer. <more>

ICI brand name under threat after sale to rival
The future of the ICI brand looks uncertain after its sale to Dutch rival Azko Nobel is finalised. The brand has been synonymous with British industry for eighty years.

Akzo says it is “very possible” it will retain its own name after the deal goes through, but that the decision had not yet formally been made.

Hans Wijers, Akzo chide executive officer, says that the company would definitely retain ICI’s Dulux brand.

Akzo is keen to merge ICI’s paints business with its own and estimates this will achieve cost savings of £189m.<more>

Azko Nobel investors warm to ICI takeover
Akzo Nobel shareholders have warmed to an agreed £8.1bn acquisition of ICI, the UK chemicals company, following meetings between Akzo's management and investors.

However, some investors warned that a further deterioration in global equity markets could force them to reconsider and possibly ask Akzo's management to renegotiate the price<more>

US firm Velspar targets Grand Polycoats
Valspar Corporation, the $2.97-billion global paints manufacturer, is planning to enter the Rs 11,500-crore Indian paints market. The Minneapolis-based (US) company has held talks with Baroda-based Grand Polycoats, an unlisted firm that specialises in making protective industrial coatings.

Grand Polycoats CFO Maulik Mehta confirmed talks with Valspar, but said it was not up for sale. ‘‘Many companies, including Valspar, have approached us but we have our own strategy for growth. There’s no reason to sell out at this point.’’

He could afford to say so. Grand Polycoats, whose protective coatings are used in auto parts, engineering and capital goods, chemicals and petrochemicals, has been growing at almost double the industry’s average growth of 10-12 per cent.

A complaint
Fixed deposit
My wife Mrs Jaba Kundu and myself deposited Rs 13,000 each in two separate receipts for FDRs to earn interest @15 per cent per annum with Jenson and Nicholson.
My FDR No is 003901/70/C12 dated 2 March 1998. The company’s repayment cheques of Rs 13,000 each being No 003185 and 003988 on Standard Chartered Bank, 4 NS Road, Kolkata dated 2 March 1999 were returned dishonoured.
The company’s promise in their letter dated 7 January 1999 to clear out all dues within November 2002, has failed miserably.
The Reserve Bank of India in their notice dated 14 April 1999, prohibited the company from accepting deposits from any person including existing depositors.
I am a 74-year-old man running pillar to post to realise our deposits.
I draw the attention of the company law board and other appropriate authorities to take necessary actions against such mischievous operators from taking innocent investors for a ride.
Dilip Kumar Kundu
P-16, CIT Road (XM), Beleghata, Kolkata 700010

Paint majors ride the real estate boom
Riding on the back of a real estate boom, paint companies are extremely bullish on India, which is among the fastest growing markets across the globe.

Among the international companies that are increasing their investments is the Japanese paint major, Nippon, which is putting in about Rs 80 crore for manufacturing facilities in Gurgaon and a 25-acre unit in Chennai.

With Akzo Nobel likely to acquire ICI Paints globally for $16 billion, the Dutch giant will increase its play in India, say analysts.

Akzo already has a powder coatings business in India through its acquisition of Courtaulds in July 1998, and it has also entered the decorative paints segment.

American giant Dupont, which supplies inputs like Titanium Chloride to paint companies in India, is also expected to expand its presence here. A company spokesperson confirmed that plans were being worked out, but refused to divulge details.

Industry experts expect other companies like Behr and BASF to step on the accelerator also.

The Rs 11,000-crore Indian paints market is growing at double digits and the decoratives segment, which accounts for 70 per cent of sales, is growing in excess of 20 per cent.

Asian Paints, the country’s largest paint manufacturer, also has major expansion plans. The company is setting up its largest facility, which will have a capacity in excess of one lakh kilo litres, at Rohtak in Haryana. It will focus on emulsions. <more>

10 injured in Ghaziabad paint factory blaze
Saturday August 25, 12:34 AM
Over 10 people were injured, some of them critically, when a chemical factory caught fire in Dasna, Ghaziabad, on Friday afternoon. Over 15 fire tenders and foam tenders were struggling to douse the fire till late night. The injured were first sent to Shanti Hosiptal in Dasna but were later shifted to Fortis hospital in Noida and Yashoda Hospital in Ghaziabad.

According to senior police officers, the fire took place in Balsons Paint Private Limited in Bhorgarhi Industrial Area in Dasna town at about 3.30 in the evening.
While the exact cause could not be ascertained, officials said initially a chemical tank exploded and fire immediately engulfed the entire premises. "Initially, fire tenders from Ghaziabad, Hapur and Garh reached the spot. But the intensity of fire was so high that we had to call tenders from Meerut, Bulandhshahr, Noida and Garh. Personal tenders from CISF, NTPC and Hindon Air Force Base have also been called," said a senior police officer.

The fire tenders drew water from Ganga canal flowing just next to the factory.
The intensity of fire was so high that the smoke could be seen from the main Ghaziabad city, which is about 20 kilometres from the factory. There were regular explosions in the chemical tanks kept in the factory and fireballs could be seen going up in the sky even from a distance. People standing at a distance could feel the heat emanating from the factory.

Fire tenders were still struggling tocontain the fire at the time of going into print. While the exact loss could not be ascertained, chemical and paint worth crores of rupees is believed to have been gutted in the incident. "Suddenly we heard a loud explosion and there were huge flames surrounding the building. The factory always keepshuge stocks of paint, chemical and thinner. There are regular explosions happening in the factory and the entire region looks like a war zone," said Satpal Singh, an eyewitness.

The eyewitnesses say the loss of life and property could have increased but luckily, a change in the direction of the wind saved further loss. "There is a paper factory next to Balsons paint. There was a threat that the fire would engulf that factory too. But the wind changed its direction in the evening," said an eyewitness. "We are told that there were five people working in the factory when it caught fire. They were partially injured and have been admitted to neighbouring hospitals. The fire may take a long time to extinguish completely. Though there are not much population around, we have evacuated some houses located in the neighbouring areas as a precautionary measure," said Deepak Ratan, senior superintendent of police. <more>

Palta Group's alliance with a Thailand based company
Indian Carbon Industries, subsidiary of Palta Group offering high-value speciality carbon black grades (brand name: COAT G, COAT JET & COAT AUTO) to the powder coatings market is in for a major revamp of its long term strategies, R & D, quality control programs, standard technology, and logistics.

"The company would never stop pursuing the perfect carbon black grades by engaging in cutting-edge technology and applying them to perfection. Focusing on continuous improvement and quality standards gives customers and the entire industry the benefit of extensive research and development from Indian Carbon Industries. We have made significant investments in Research & Development, brought on board, scientists from leading coatings technology institutes and conducted exclusive research to insure good quality dispersions and aesthetics." - said Mayur Palta, Global Marketing Manager at Palta Group & Carbon Black Specialist from Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology, Germany.

In August, Palta Group formed a strategic alliance with a Thailand based company, without disclosing the name for now respecting legal formalities. The company also accomplished the upseat compliance with environmental standards set by International Carbon Black Association (ICBA).

Nordson to Buy TAH Industries for $45M
WESTLAKE, Ohio - Adhesives and coatings company Nordson Corp. said Thursday it bought TAH Industries, which makes chemical dispensers, for $45 million.

Based in Robbinsville, N.J., TAH generated about $24.5 million in revenue and had operating margins of 17 percent for the 12 months ended July 2007, after adjusting for one-time costs. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization totaled $5.5 million. <more>

Nippon Paint
Japanese major Nippon Paint has developed and successfully trialled a new powder coating technology which has antifouling properties. The coating, which has been formulated for exterior applications, is based on polyester resins and contains a special silicate-based liquid hydrophilic additive.

Thermal curing subsequent to application upon metal causes the hydrophilic additive to migrate to the surface, creating a surface layer which hydrolyses on contact with aerial moisture or rain. This has the effect of reducing the angle of contact for water, thereby allowing dirt and pollutants to be washed away easily with the rain.

The technology has already been a major success for guard rails near roads, reducing the amount of cleaning needed. Other applications, such as vending machines and fences are envisaged in the future.

As Japan has a relatively small powder coatings market, Nippon Paint is keen to take the technology worldwide by developing a standard product that could have global acceptance and use. (Source: Japan Chemical Week, 23 August 2007)

Bayer continues on a path of growth
The Bayer Group continued its successful development in the second quarter of 2007. Sales grew by 22.0 percent to EUR 8,217 million. Adjusted for currency and portfolio effects, sales rose by 5.4 percent. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) before special items climbed by 38.6 percent to EUR 1,806 million. The Bayer Group's operating result (EBIT) before special items improved by 30.1 percent to EUR 1,185 million. Bayer MaterialScience saw sales move ahead 3.0 percent to EUR 2,623 million. On a currency-adjusted basis, the increase over the prior-year period came to 6.3 percent. The expansion came mainly from higher volumes in nearly all segments and regions. There were also some slightly positive price effects. In the Materials segment, sales rose by 4.7 percent (currency-adjusted: 8.5 percent), thanks mainly to the expanding polycarbonate business. Sales of the Systems segment improved by 2.3 percent (currency-adjusted: 5.4 percent) due to slight gains in selling prices and volumes. The Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants business unit turned in a particularly pleasing performance, with sales up 7.9 percent. Sales of the Polyurethanes business unit edged up by 0.9 percent. EBITDA before special items in the second quarter of 2007 came in as expected at the first-quarter level of EUR 409 million, down 9.1 percent from the strong EUR 450 million figure for the prior-year period. Higher volumes and the slightly positive price effects did not entirely compensate for the roughly.

DuPont and NASA sign agreement to develop foam insulation reinforced with Kevlar
DuPont announced that it has signed a space act agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to jointly develop urethane foam insulation reinforced with DuPont Kevlar fiber for use in a variety of future spacecraft, including the new launch vehicle being designed to replace the space shuttle.

DuPont and scientists at the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will specifically seek to develop a process to incorporate Kevlar fiber into the cell walls of the foam, thereby enhancing the performance of the thermal protection systems used in the Ares 1 crew launch vehicle. There may be other uses for the material in future science and exploration applications ranging from vehicle TPS to inflatable structures.

“DuPont materials have enabled manned and unmanned missions into space for almost half a century, and we continue to work closely with NASA in helping solve their most pressing challenges,” said Thomas G. Powell , vice president and general manager – DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems . “We look forward to the opportunity to work with NASA scientists in helping develop their next-generation thermal protection systems.”

Kevlar is perhaps best known for its use in bullet- and stab-resistant body armor, but it also has strong ties to the U.S. Space Program. The high performance fiber that is five times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis is used today, along with DuPont Nomex fiber, in space suits worn by astronauts. Additionally, a parachute made of Kevlar fiber was included on the Galileo probe to Jupiter, and at the International Space Station, a blanket made of Kevlar fiber was used to wrap its inner walls and provided protection from micrometeorites.

Many other DuPont inventions have contributed to space exploration. On Apollo missions to the moon, 20 of the 21 layers in each space suit were made with DuPont materials, including DuPont Mylar polyester film, neoprene and DuPont Kapton film. Today the Mars Exploration Rovers – Spirit and Opportunity – contain almost 70 yards each of flexible circuits made of thin DuPont Pyralux laminates and composites which connect the “brains” of the rovers to their robotic arms, cameras, high gain antennae, wheels and sensors. The rovers also feature Kapton film for hundreds of strip heaters which are used for thermal control, ensuring the critical warmth needed to maintain operations in the extremely cold Martian <more> atmosphere.

NASA orders fix for space shuttle tank
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA will replace cracked adhesive beneath the insulation foam on theScience Image: 
                                    The space shuttle Endeavour returns to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, August 21, 2007. REUTERS/Pierre DuCharme
                                tanks of the space shuttles, hoping to eliminate a problem that damaged Endeavour's heat shield during its launch earlier this month, the U.S. space agency said on Friday.

The work is not expected to delay the shuttle Discovery's launch to install a new module on the International Space Station, currently scheduled for October 23, said shuttle program manager Wayne Hale

DuPont expanding Indian manufacturing
NEW YORK: US chemical maker DuPont Co. said on Tuesday it is expanding its manufacturing capabilities in India to make products that help prevent and control viruses in livestock.

DuPont said it will establish a contract manufacturing plant at Baddi in Himachal Pradesh, which will start operations by the end of this month. <more>

Nordson Names Ken Kreeger Global Director of Business Development, Finishing Systems
Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) announced that Ken Kreeger has been named global director of business development, finishing systems for the company's Industrial Coating and Automotive Systems segment. He will report to Steve Smith, vice president of sales for the segment's Powder Coating, Liquid Coating and Automotive businesses.

In this new position, Kreeger will lead the segment's international business expansion efforts. "Ken's extensive knowledge and experience in the powder coating industry will be instrumental in helping Nordson expand its business in international markets," said Smith, "especially in areas like Asia, India and Eastern Europe which demonstrate burgeoning growth in virtually all business segments <more>

Emirates Extrusions builds new production facility in Dubai Investments Park
Emirates Extrusions Factory, a subsidiary of M'sharie, the private equity arm of Dubai Investments PJSC, has announced that it will open a new facility at the Dubai Investments Park as part of an expansion plan that is predicted to cut the widening gap between supply and demand of extruded aluminium profiles in regional markets.

The new extrusion plant will house four high-capacity production lines and will feature the latest technologies in aluminium extrusion. Also up for construction is a new powder coating plant that is set to improve Emirates Extrusions' production capacity by more than two tons per hour.<more>

Ciba announces price hikes for pigments and additives of 5-30 pct
ZURICH, Aug. 21, 2007 (Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex) -- Ciba Speciality Chemicals said its Coating Effects Segment will hike prices for most pigments and additives by 5-30 pct, effective immediately.

These price increases result from further significant increases in raw material and energy costs over the last months, Ciba said.

In addition, the closing of several raw material production plants in China to limit environmental impact as well as the recent reduction of export tax rebates in China has led to major additional price increases for certain raw materials, the chemicals group said.<more>

Plainview high-tech exec pleads guilty in industrial sabotage
A Long Island high-tech wizard admitted Wednesday that he masterminded an industrial-sabotage scheme aimed at thwarting a rival company's method of producing computer microchips in an environmentally friendly way.

Robert Schetty, vice president for research and development of the Advanced Technology Division of Technic, Inc., in Plainview, pleaded guilty in federal court in Central Islip to a charge of conspiracy to destroy trade secrets in a plot that apparently stretched from Plainview to the Phillipines, and involved a not-so-ordinary type of hydrogen peroxide.

The charge of destruction of trade secrets is a fairly new and rarely used federal crime that can lead to up to ten years in prison upon conviction.

The rival company, Rohm and Haas, a Philadelphia-based chemical manufacturer, was vying in 2004 with Schetty's Technic firm to win the contract from Intel, the giant chip producer, for an environmentally safe chemical solution used in binding metal coatings to silicon-based microchips, according to court papers. The traditional method involved a solution that contained lead, which can become an environmental contaminant. The binding process is known as electroplating.

Schetty, 42, of Syosset, was afraid that a newly developed Rohm and Haas electroplating solution known as "STP 380" would best a method he had helped to develop. Schetty's method, known as the "Technic EP mixed-acid process," was designed to win Intel's business, according to officials. The chemicals used by both

Rohm and Haas and Technic, which is headquartered in Rhode Island, are considered trade secrets. Schetty shares a number of patents for advanced techniques in the electroplating of chips and has a science degree from the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania. <more>

Superior Performance at Affordable Prices Drive Demand in the Paints and Coatings Market
NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Singapore, Singapore, 08/09/2007 - New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of the Asian Paints and Coatings Market, reveals that the market earned revenues of $26.10 billion in 2006 and is estimated to reach $29.15 billion in 2008.

The Asian paints and coating markets are poised to grow with buoyant economic conditions and growth in end-user markets. The key success factor in the market is striking a balance between performance and affordability. Coatings manufacturers should educate their customers on the benefits of environment-friendly coatings to sustain profitability in the long run.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of the Asian Paints and Coatings Market, reveals that the market earned revenues of $26.10 billion in 2006 and is estimated to reach $29.15 billion in 2008.<more>

Azelis achieves distribution coverage in Switzerland and Austria
Specialty chemicals and polymers distributor Azelis has completed the acquisition of two companies, Heinz Schlegel AG and Meister AG based in Moehlin, near Basel, Switzerland. Both companies were owned by the same shareholders. Azelis CEO Udo Wenzel said, "The acquisition of these two companies sees the creation of Azelis Alpine SA as owner of the two operating companies. Azelis can now begin to offer distribution capabilities to the highly sophisticated Swiss and Austrian markets. The two companies serve a number of our core industry sectors, namely plastics and polymers processing, coatings, adhesives and rubber industries. We will use this as a platform for expanding activities and developing new relationships with principals and customers."




  Seminar Events Exhibitions  

North African Coatings Congress 2007
4.9. - 5.9. 2007
dmg world media (uk) ltd.

Eurocorr 2008

7.9. - 11.9. 2007
Dechema e.V., Andrea Köhl

9.9. - 13.9. 2007
Freiburg im Breisgau/Germany
Dechema e.V., Andrea Köhl

34th International Research Conference
9.9. - 12.9. 2007
iarigai, Dr. Anne Blayo

Colour Measurement & Colour Control
10.9. - 11.9. 2007
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

Euromat 2007
10.9. - 13.9. 2007
Euromat 2007 Congress Office

NanoEurope 2006
11.9. - 13.9. 2007
St. Gallen/Switzerland

Nano Coating Days
11.9. - 12.9. 2007
St. Gallen/Switzerland
ENA European Nanotechnical Association

The Future of Ink on Packaging
11.9. - 12.9. 2007

Advanced Colour Measurement & Colour Control
12.9. - 13.9. 2007
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

80th JSCM Anniversary Conference: New Fields in Colour and Coatings
12.9. - 14.9. 2007
Prof. M. Abe, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the 80th JSCM Anniversary Conference

3rd European Weathering Symposium EWS
12.9. - 14.9. 2007
GUS Ges. für Umweltsimulation e.V.

FIN-X '07
17.9. - 20.9. 2007
Goyer Management

1st Symposium on Special Coatings Technolgy and Applications
18.9. - 21.9. 2007
China National Paint and Coatings Industry Information Center

Polymers in Defence and Aerospace Applications
18.9. - 19.9. 2007
Rapra Technology

Academic Research in Coatings
19.9. - 20.9. 2007

7th China Coatings Conference 2007
20.9. - 21.9. 2007
Centre for Management Technology

Functional Fillers 2007
24.9. - 26.9. 2007
Charleston, SC/USA

CEPE - Annual Conference and General Assembly
24.9. - 26.9. 2007

Polyurethanes 2007 Technical Conference, in partnership with Utech North America
24.9. - 26.9. 2007
Orlando, FL/USA
Alliance for the Polyurthanes Industry

Corcon 2007 (International conference on corrosion)
26.9.07 - 28.09.07
Mumbai India

European Coatings WebTutorial: Surfactants in Waterborne Formulations
26.9. - 27.9. 2007
Vincentz Network

Nanoengineered Inks and Pigments
27.9. - 28.9. 2007
Philadelphia, PA/USA

CorCon 2007( International conference on Corrosion)
September 26-28 2007
NACE Internarional India Section
Powai Mumbai

Radiation Curing: Ultraviolet Light and Electron Beam Technology
1.10. - 3.10. 2007
Amsterdam/The Netherlands
Center for Professional Advancement

Color Technology
2.10. - 3.10. 2007
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Coatings Research Institute, Sandra Tanner

Eurofinish 2007
3.10. - 5.10. 2007
VOM Belgium

ICE 2007
3.10. - 5.10. 2007

FARBE+LACK WebSeminar: Lack, Modul Pigmente II
4.10. - 5.10. 2007
Vincentz Network

IPVS-2007 - International Pumps, Valves & Systems Trade Fair
5.10. - 7.10. 2007
IVPS 2007 - Repräsentanz D-A-CH

9th International Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering
7.10. - 10.10. 2007
Dechema e.V., Congress Office

Umsetzung der TA Luft in die Praxis
8.10. 2007
Technische Akademie Wuppertal e.V.

European Coatings WebSeminar: Coatings - Module Binders
15.10. - 18.10. 2007
Vincentz Network

Mixing for Uniform Batches: Improving Product Quality and Productivity
15.10. - 16.10. 2007
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Coatings Research Institute, Sandra Tanner

Industrial Rheology, Principles and Applications
16.10. - 18.10. 2007
The Hague/The Netherlands
The Center for Professional Advancement

European Coatings WebTutorial: Biocide Basics
16.10. - 17.10. 2007
Vincentz Network

Ionic Liquids
17.10. - 18.10. 2007
Prague/Czech Republic
Intertech Pira

European Coatings Conference: High Performance Waterborne Clearcoats
18.10. - 19.10. 2007
Vincentz Network

28th Western Coatings Symposium
21.10. - 24.10. 2007
Las Vegas/USA
The West Coast Societies

European Coatings WebSeminar: Coatings - Module Pigments
22.10. - 25.10. 2007
Vincentz Network

Fundamentals of Energy-Saving and Rapid-Cure Technologies
22.10. - 24.10. 2007
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University

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  Powder Coating Manual, Trouble shooting (Part - 68)  

Film Build Control
Film build control is a critical issue; if the film is thicker than necessary it is a waste of material, if the film is too light it may be defective. Film thickness should be monitored on a regular basis. To avoid film build problems, the equipment must be maintained according to the manufacturer recommendations. Film cannot be controlled if the operating issues that contribute to transfer efficiency are not followed. If all operating parameters are under control, proper gun adjustments must be determined and maintained
in order to control film build.
1. Film too thick – adjust supply delivery pressure down
2. Film too thin – adjust supply delivery pressure up
3. Film inconsistent – adjust voltage, gun position, stroke or conveyor line speed

Impact Fusion
A certain amount of impact fusion is common. Powder will pick up some frictional charge and collect along the powder path. If impact fusion is excessive and becomes a nuisance, it is probably related to the powder itself or moisture.

If most of the powders being used in a line are working well but one or two impact-fuse excessively, the supplier of the powder should be consulted.

If all or most of the powders in a line are fusing excessively, the powder is moist or being delivered at too high a pressure.

Cross Contamination
Cross contamination occurs when the system has not been completely purged of one color before another color is introduced. To avoid contamination the powder booth, recovery system and everything in the powder delivery path must be completely cleaned. Since most powder systems feature dedicated feed hopper and cartridge modules, the problem is usually related to the powder supply hose, lift venturis or gun barrel.

If contamination is a problem, color change procedures should be examined to determine where the flaw is and it should be corrected. All surfaces in the area should be cleaned, including the top of the booth. Dedicated lift venturis and hoses can help to reduce clean up labor and contamination.

In a cyclone system, contamination may be related to poor airflow through the ductwork. Cyclone duct should be briefly purged before starting a new color. Poor flow in the recovery duct is related to poor design. The duct should be cleaned periodically with some type of mild abrasive such as plastic shot.

Sparks, Shocks
There are three possible causes of sparks or shocks from the powder equipment:
1. Poor grounding of the part or some component of the system.
2. Defective voltage cable or gun barrel.
3. Operator misuse.
Most of the time, a spark is the result of a poorly grounded part. Since the part is not grounded, it stores voltage to a certain capacity when the charged powder is sprayed. It will eventually discharge to the nearest ground; the booth, the gun or the operator. Since a spark can produce a fire, proper grounding is a safety issue as well as an efficiency issue.

Also, all components in the powder application area must be grounded or charged. Remember, grounding can be checked with an ohmmeter and resistance of 1 megohm or greater indicates a problem.





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Request you to keep me updated with the field of Powder Coating in India and if possible overseas. Also please send me the list of Powder Coating Manufacturers all over India.
Thanks in advance and Warm regards,

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Hi, vivek i visited your site its good, but you need to put some more and detail information. and you have not added our JOTUN POWDER COATING on your web site. we are worlds leaders in Paints and powder coatings. visit our web site.
if you need any help from me...plz contact me
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Feedback from wiki

It's really helpful to update latest information in powder coating sector. we can enhance our knowledge update in the field.

Wow, great attempt.
a visitor.

It’s indeed a pleasure to see diligent efforts made by your peer, to give online platform to Local and SEM Indian Powder Coating Industries to global level, and keep abreast associates with new trend and affairs. Keep Going.
Best Regards, Vikas Joshi

Hello New look of ipconweb is too goood..........
and wiki wiki newletter is fantastic..... as this is place we can interact and share our problems , to find out solutions, together we can progress. wishing all the best. I want to know Who are the major suppliers for tipure? thank you. badgujar.sunil@gmail.com 

Please provide list of supplier for different items used in Powder Coating like...all powder supplier, Pre treatment chemicals, masking products, all in India. Ask for suppliers of related products in India to register their Name and addresses. Can charge a minimum affordable fee for registration. This way it will be more beneficial for every one in this sector.

Moderator: Sanjay, Such details are already present on our website. Have a complete look at our website http://www.ipconweb.com 

Dear Vivek,
This is a very good experiment where we can give our inputs as readers to the web site. I think we can start a trouble shooting section here where inputs and outputs to problems of our industry can be shared. Lets make a beginning.. If any body has some questions/problems to trouble shoot with their powder coating application I am ready to answer. Of course any participant can add on to this and we collect a data bank




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