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Kansai Nerolac to launch 'Nerolac Style Icon Awards' - for excellence in Architecture and Interior Designing
MUMBAI: Kansai Nerolac, the country's second largest paint company, will initiate the Nerolac Style Icon Awards to celebrate the work and design of architects and interior designers across the Nation. This is one of the kind attempt at acknowledging professional and budding architects and interior designers in India through the competition. The finale will be held in Mumbai at Hotel Taj Lands End on 13th October, 2007. <more>

Global Market Trends

According to The Chemark Consulting Group, the global powder coatings market grew in value from $4.317 billion in 2005 to $4.547 billion in 2006. Ten years ago the world consumption of powder coatings was valued at $2.1 billion—46% of the dollar value today. In terms of tonnage, powder coatings grew from 1.696 billion tons in 2005 to 1.785 billion tons in 2006.

“The global market for powder coatings will continue to grow at rates higher than liquid coatings as a group at approximately 4.5-5.1% annually on a pounds basis, with Asia-Pacific leading the way driven primarily by growth in China,” said Phil Phillips, managing partner, The Chemark Consulting Group. “Asia-Pacific will grow between 8.2-10% while China will grow at over 12% in the next five year period. Western Europe and North America will grow at 3.5%.”

More lead-paint toy recalls coming, source says
CNN) -- More toys with lead-contaminated paint will be recalled in the coming weeks, a source with knowledge of the announcements said Wednesday.

The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection has posted letters from retailers on its Web site that name toys the companies found contain a hazardous amount of lead. The toys have not been recalled yet and may be on store shelves.

Target spokeswoman Amy Von Walter said she told the subcommittee her company had voluntarily recalled 1,854 Sunny Patch Safari Children's Chair toys on August 30. She said Target had discovered the toys' paint contained more than 30 times the amount of lead allowed by U.S. law.

A formal recall order has not been issued, Von Walter said, but Target is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to that end. See what toys have been recalled »

The House panel requested similar information from 19 toy companies that had sold toys found to contain illegal levels of lead -- including Mattel, Target, Dollar General, and Tween Brands.

A two-day hearing on child protection and toy safety began Wednesday with the testimony of officials from the safety commission -- acting Chairman Nancy Nord and Commissioner Thomas Moore -- and Mattel CEO Bob Eckert. <more>

Valspar Corporation

Teknos has signed an agreement for selling its coil coating business, Teknos Nova Coil (TNC) Oy, to the US-based Valspar Corporation. The turnover of the coil business is about €35 million. The coil coating business has belonged to Teknos' daughter company, which was established in 2005 when Teknos bought Tikkurila's coil business. Coil coatings, however, had been part of the Teknos product range since the late 1970s.

Valspar acquires all of the shares in TNC. People related to Teknos coil coating business and coil laboratories will transfer to TNC and together with TNC's present personnel continue as employees under Valspar's ownership. Employees working in coil production will remain with Teknos and will be reorganised to work in other production units.

Teknos has had a strong market position in coil coatings in Nordic countries, Russia and CIS countries. "Coil customers, like the steel industry, are concentrated and the markets are global. In the future, in the globally merging coil business, the successful development of the business is easier for a global company like Valspar. Valspar, the leading coil producer in the world, was a good company to continue the coil coating business and Teknos can concentrate on its less capital-intensive core businesses. The capital Teknos releases from the sale will be directed to the development of the business in Eastern Europe and Russia as well as to the development of the present business segments (General Industry/Heavy Duty, Industrial Wood, Powder Coatings, Mineral Coatings, Architectural Coatings) in their own market areas", says Pekka Rantamäki, CEO of the Teknos Group.

Ulf Koivula, President of TNC, continues as the President of the combined TNC-Valspar companies and is responsible for TNC-Valspar's coil business across the whole of Europe. (Source: Teknos)

Ford Motor Co. to Install Novel Paint Emissions Conversion System
Ford Motor Corp. plans to install a patented Fumes-to-Fuel system at its Oakville, Ontario, assembly plant—an innovative system designed to convert emissions from its paint shop into electricity.

"The Oakville installation is the first of its kind in the world to harvest emissions from an automotive facility for use in fuel cell," said Kit Edgeworth, Ford's abatement equipment technical specialist for manufacturing. "It is the greenest technology and offers the perfect solution to the industry's biggest environmental challenge traditionally."

How it works: The system will launch with an internal combustion engine before shifting to a stationary large-scale fuel cell to boost effectiveness. The fumes from the paint solvent will get transformed into 300 kilowatts of green energy. (Carbon beads capture the VOCs for use in the fuel cell, which converts it to electricity.) According to Edgeworth, it was developed as a responsible way to remove VOCs from the painting operations' exhaust air.

The technology was launched as a pilot installation at the Dearborn Truck Plant using a 5 kilowatt DFC300MA fuel cell, which Ford purchased from Danbury, Conn.-based FuelCell Energy, Inc. A year later, Ford installed installed technology at its Michigan Truck Plant using a 50 kilowatt Stirling engine to generate electricity.

In addition, the Oakville location will launch with a 120 kilowatt internal combustion engine before shifting to the 300 kilowatt fuel cell, which is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 88% and eliminate nitrogen oxide emissions completely.

"By using the end-products of enamel and clear coat operations, we are eliminating the exhaust of thousands of tons of nitrous and sulfur oxides as well as CO2—a major greenhouse gas," said Andrew Skok, executive director of FuelCell Energy's strategic marketing. "As this application shows, the fuel flexibility of our DFC300MA opens up an entirely new, very large market for us."

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Rohm and Haas Expands in India

MUMBAI, India, and PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rohm and Haas Company today celebrated the inauguration of its second, state-of-the-art acrylic emulsions facility in India to meet growing demand for its environmentally advanced products and technology in this important region.

The Chennai facility, located in the Sriperambudur industrial area of Tamil Nadu in South India, is opening with the capacity to make 30,000 to 40,000 metric tons a year of specialty materials used in the manufacture of paints and coatings, adhesives, textiles, paper and leather. The plant, which cost US $12 million to build, is a "zero discharge" facility that meets very stringent environmental standards set by the state of Tamil Nadu. The Chennai facility will also operate under the company's "21st Century" program which strives for reliable, cost-effective manufacturing facilities and a competent, motivated workforce continually focused on improvement.

The largest and fastest-growing supplier of environmentally advanced acrylic emulsions

The company also is doubling the capacity of its 35,000 metric ton facility in Taloja, which is located near Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra. The combined capacity of Taloja and Chennai (100, 000 to 110,000 metric tons per year) makes Rohm and Haas India's largest and fastest-growing producer of environmentally advanced emulsions and additives for paints and coatings and other waterbased polymer industries. The company also has the leading position for solventless and water-based adhesives used by India's packaging & converting industry. "Put quite simply, our goal is to be the best specialty materials supplier in India," says Harish Badami, President and Managing Director for Rohm and Haas India.

"India is a critical component of our company's overall growth strategy," said Rohm and Haas Chairman and CEO Raj L. Gupta, who is visiting customers, government officials and employees throughout India as part of the celebration of the new plant. "In fact, we believe more than 80 percent of our sales growth between now and 2010 will take place in the fastest-growing markets of the world - India, China, Southeast Asia, Central and Eastern Europe. " <more>

PCI Welcomes its First Powder Coating Manufacturing Software Member
Wayne, PA, United States, 08/31/2007 - Deacom, Inc., producer of the DEACOM Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software System, is a new member of the Powder Coating Institute (PCI).

The DEACOM ERP System links all areas of a coatings and specialty chemical manufacturer, including formula management, order entry, accounting, purchasing, environmental reporting, inventory control, and production, to help maximize productivity and profitability. Deacom, Inc. is the first provider of powder coating manufacturing software to join PCI.

PCI is dedicated to promoting the use of powder coating in North America, and conducts programs, seminars, events, and trade shows to educate industrial finishers on powder coating methods and materials, according to PCI Communications Director Jeff Palmer. In keeping with its mission, PCI is committed to informing its members about domestic and worldwide powder coating developments.

"Manufacturing software is a significant tool for powder coatings manufacturers looking to expand their business and grow profits," says Jay Deakins, President of Deacom, Inc. "We are pleased to bring this level of technology to the PCI manufacturing community." <more>

EFD Introduces New Solvent & UV-cure Adhesive Coating Systems
East Providence, RI - EFD, Inc., a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation introduced the new Relius Tube Coating Systems -- a fast, foolproof way to apply accurate, repeatable amounts of solvents or UV-cure adhesives on tubing, fittings and other cylindrical components.

The compact, pneumatically operated benchtop systems will provide medical device makers and other manufacturers with a more cost-effective, productive alternative to slow, messy and inconsistent manual fluid application.

Instead of dipping components into open containers of solvent or applying UV-cure adhesive by hand, the operator simply inserts the end of the tubing or fitting into an applicator port on the side of the Relius System. The interior and/or exterior diameter will be coated with the correct amount of fluid every time, regardless of who performs the operation. Each Relius System can be configured with up to four applicator ports to handle multiple pieces or different diameters of tubing <more>

Masking Process eliminates material buildup on collets.
September 4, 2007 - NYCOTE® NYCREST(TM) coats root and flank of thread without coating crest, which provides solid metal-to-metal contact between thread and collet. It protects against thread contamination from electrodeposited paints, primers, coatings, and adhesion of weld spatter on Drawn Arc Weld Studs. Nonconductive WHITE® 98% TEFLON® PFA powder coating also adds lubricity to fasteners, reduces torque vs. tension scatter, and achieves known and repeatable clamp load. <more>

Silver, iridescence are favourite car colours - until the next big thing
(AP) — Tomorrow's cars will scrimp on fuel, envelop us in safety, guide us to our destinations, impress us with intuitive features and comfort us with ergonomics we can't believe we ever lived without.

But for all that, these evolutions will never shield us from one of the most important questions a driver faces when choosing a car: Which colour?

And more specifically, if current trends hold: Which shade of silver?

In two separate surveys by major auto paint suppliers, silver remains the most popular colour for new cars of all kinds in North America, capturing 24 per cent of the overall market in 2006 by PPG Industries' numbers; 19 per cent in that year according to DuPont.

It's the seventh year running for silver, an unusually long term for a top hue.

But even the stateliest shade of grey is going through a transformation that's indicative of future trendy car colours: shifting, iridescent hues, which subtly change as you walk around the car or see it in different light.

Put another way, that new Mercedes, resplendent as usual in tried-and-true silver, may flash a hint of radiant blue or subtle green as it whizzes by.

"You're going to see a colour, and you're going to do a double-take," says Karen Surcina, colour marketing technology manager for DuPont.<more>

Teens and Adults! Help Paint a New Mural on Lake Street This Weekend
You are invited to help transform a graffiti-plagued building with your neighbors this weekend. Sala De Belleza, 1837 East Lake Street (between Longfellow and Cedar) will be the site of mural #2 in the year-long mural project underway in the Corcoran neighborhood. Stop by Saturday (9/22) or Sunday (9/23) between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, and be sure to wear painting clothes if you plan to paint. Extra ladders and saw horses are welcomed, and all other supplies will be provided. Stick around on Sunday for a celebration of the new mural, tentatively scheduled for 4:00 pm. Support is provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) through an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature. Paint is supplied by the
Valspar Foundation. <more>

September 20, 2007
In a fire incidence firefighters remained on the scene until early Wednesday in a blaze at a spray painting and powder coating company.

The fire at Diamond Spray Painting and Powder Coating, 1840 Production Drive, was reported about 10:30 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered smoke showing from the roof in the rear of the building.

Firefighters extinguished the fire in about 10 minutes.

No injuries were reported. The business sustained about $10,000 in damage, officials said.




  Seminar Events Exhibitions  

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

24.10. - 26.10. 2007
Sao Paulo/Brasil

Protective Coatings Conference
24.10. - 25.10. 2007
Amsterdam/The Netherlands
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

European Coatings Conference: Fire Retardant Coatings
25.10. - 26.10. 2007
Vincentz Network

European Coatings WebTutorial: The Chemistry of Radiation Curing Coatings
29.10. - 30.6. 2007
Vincentz Network

European Coatings WebSeminar: Coatings - Module Fillers
31.10. - 1.11. 2007
Vincentz Network

Self-Adhesive Technology Seminar
6.11. - 7.11. 2007
Amsterdam/The Netherlands
AWA Alexander Watson Associates

Performance Planning and Evaluation
7.11. 2007
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University

Principles and Practices of Coating Formulations
7.11. - 8.11. 2007
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University

High Performance and Functional Pigments 2007
12.11. - 14.11. 2007
Louisville, KY/USA
Intertech Pira

Automotive Topcoat School
13.11. - 16.11. 2007
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University, Coatings Research Institute, Sandra Tanner

RadTech Europe 2007 Conference & Exhibition, Europe's Event for UV/EB Curing
13.11. - 15.11. 2007
Vincentz Network

Inaugural TZMI Congress 2007: Asia in Focus
14.11. - 16.11. 2007
TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd., Kelley Yeats

Formula V: 5th Conference on Formulation Technology
19.11. - 22.11. 2007
Dechema e.V., Matthias Neumann Details ...

European Coatings WebSeminar: Coatings - Module Additives
19.11. - 22.11. 2007
Vincentz Network

Resins & Additives: Widening Formulation Options in Waterborne Coatings
19.11. - 20.11. 2007
ChinaCoat Exhibition Ltd.

Central European Coatings Show 2007
21.11. - 22.11. 2007
Prague/Czech Republic
The Coatings Group

Coatings for Wood & Wood Based Substrates
22.11. 2007
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

European Coatings WebSeminar: Coatings - Module Solvents
26.11. - 29.11. 2007
Vincentz Network

Understanding the Wet & Dry Properties of Coatings
27.11. - 28.11. 2007
Hamptin (West London), UK
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

European Coatings Conference: Easy.to-Clean/Self-Cleaning Coatings
29.11. - 30.11. 2007
Vincentz Network





  Powder Coating Manual, Trouble shooting (Part - 69)  

2 Adhesion

Poor adhesion is usually related to poor pretreatment or under cure.

1. Undercure – Run an electronic temperature recording device with a probe on the part to ensure that the metal temperature reaches the prescribed cure index (Time at temperature).

2. Pretreatment – Perform regular titration and quality checks to avoid a pretreatment problem.

3 Outgassing
The term outgassing is a reference to the release of trapped air in a cast substrate during the cure cycle. Porosity in the casting traps air.
When the casting is heated, the air expands and blows through the partially gelled coating, leaving a small defect like a pinhole.
Outgassing is a serious problem for powder coaters. The severity of the problem is dependent on the type of casting and the quality of the  
casting. Generally, aluminum is not too bad, while zinc die cast can be more of a problem and sand castings are the worst. Methods for dealing
with this problem are limited.

If a manufacturer has control over the casting process, they can work to minimize the contamination in the casting process, x-ray castings
for porosity as a process control measure and use an impregnator to fill open porosity in the cast surface. Many times these measures are
not available or not practical.

Two widely used methods of dealing with outgassing are preheating and the use of ”outgassing forgiving“ powders.

Preheating means bringing the part to a temperature in excess of the cure temperature prior to coating. For example, running the part
through the dry-off oven at 450 °F and curing at 350 °F. The theory is that the trapped air will escape in the preheat and no more will
come out in the cure oven. Actual field evidence is that this can be an effective way to reduce the damage of outgassing by a large margin.
Outgassing forgiving powders are designed to provide a longer flow cycle so that the air can escape before the powder has gelled. This
also has been demonstrated to be an effective way of reducing outgassing.





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