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The Powder Coating Suppliers page.
Almost all the powder manufacturers have a dealer network present in
most of he major cities. This is the link which connects the powder user to
the powder manufacturer. We invite all the powder dealers to promote there
business through our new page. As an introductory promotion of this
page we offer a FREE
listing on the powder coating suppliers for one year
During production, often there are problems with the finishes of your
products like nicks, scratches, or blemishes. With the aerosol touch up
spray paints, these problems can be resolved fast and efficiently. Aerosol
paint (spray paint) Paint in a sealed pressurized container that is
released in a fine spray mist when depressing a valve button located on the
top of the can. When applied correctly, aerosol paint leaves a smooth,
evenly coated surface, unlike many rolled or brushed paints. Standard sized
cans are portable, inexpensive and easy to store. Aerosol primer can be
applied directly to bare metal and many plastics. We invite manufacturers of
these touch up paints to add there details to this new page.
www.ipconweb.com/listing.htm for other promotion options
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for a complete spraying solution? One that comes with quality and
convenience? Your quest ends with Mitsuba.
For Mitsuba has three critical performers. The patented high voltage Mitsuba
spray gun (US Patent- 5678770) which is a global success. The Mitsuba Powder
Spray Booth, a performance booster that offers 100 % recovery. And the
Mitsuba Powder Management System that auto sleeves, transports overspray from
the recovery and helps you recycle powder.
There's more! Advanced technology, twenty years of experience and a
worldwide client base makes Mitsuba a preferred supplier across the globe.
With national and international clients like GE, Dupont, Akzo Nobel,
Electrolux, IFB, and Videocon, to name a few.
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Vijay Enterprises is
a leading manufacture of powder coating materials (PCM) in India. VIJAY
COAT today stands as a Reliable source of High Quality and Durable
Powder Coating materials at very reasonable prices. Vijay's PCM find
extensive application for industrial and other demanding applications.
Vijay enterprises was incorporated in 1995 with a view to supplying
quality PCMs to Indian industry. Vijay's manufacturing set up is
equipped with best machines from M/s Buss AG Switzerland who are world's
largest manufacturer of Powder Coating Machines. Vijay has now
established itself and earned a name for its quality supplies and prompt
delivery at very economic prices. VIJAY has multi-locational production
facilities near Ahmedabad in western India and at Silvassa in the U T of
Dadra & Nagar Haveli, 200 Kms off Mumbai. This makes it a competitive
source of PCMs to all customers.
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Kansai Nerolac to launch 'Nerolac Style Icon Awards' - for excellence in
Architecture and Interior Designing
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
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>
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
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'
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
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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
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
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
"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>
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>
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
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
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,