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DuPont To Invest INR2 Billion In India R&D Center - Executive
NEW DELHI -(Dow Jones)- U.S. chemical maker DuPont Co. (DD) now plans to invest more than 2 billion rupees ($51 million) to build and equip its global research and development center in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, the company's India chief said Tuesday.

"We are building the facility for 600 people and will start with about 200," said DuPont India President and Chief Executive Officer Balvinder Singh Kalsi.

Earlier this year DuPont said it would invest about INR1 billion setting up the center. The cost has now increased with a broader scope for R&D and higher construction costs, Kalsi told reporters at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum's India summit.

The company has already started hiring scientists and the research center would be running in June 2008, said DuPont India's R&D Director Homi Bhedwar.

DuPont also plans to expand a facility in western India which primarily makes agrochemicals and coatings products, Kalsi said.

The world's second largest chemical company plans to grow its business in India organically and through acquisitions, he said.

It has six production facilities in India for products in the crop protection, engineering polymers, refinish and hybrid seeds segments.

"Our coatings business in India currently is involved in refinishing...We are expanding in automotive paints and coatings," he said. It would spend INR250 million to double the coating and paints capacity at the facility in western Indian state of Gujarat. <more>

Asian Paints to infuse Rs 300 cr in new Haryana plant
NEW DELHI: Paint manufacturer Asian Paints on Monday said that it would invest Rs 300 crore in setting up a greenfield manufacturing plant at Rohtak in Haryana.

"We have acquired 130 acre of land at Rohtak and would initially invest Rs 300 crore to set up a greenfield manufacturing unit there,'' Asian Paints' Corporate Relations Chief Manager Rajeev Batra said on the sidelines of India Economic Summit here.

The new plant will initially have a capacity of 1,50,000 kilo litres of paint per annum. He said the company is also looking at doubling the capacity at the Rohtak plant in the near future.

"The plant with initial plant capacity of 1.5 lakh kilo litres is likely to come up by end 2009 and we might double the capacity in near future based on the market demand.''

Presently, Asian Paint has a capacity of 3 lakh kilo litres of paints per annum. The new plant would take up the capacity to 4.5 lakh litres per annum. - PTI

Kansai Nerolac plans to cash in on housing boom
KOLKATA: Kansai Nerolac is reorienting its decorative paints strategy to leverage the recent boom in the housing sector. The company is sprucing up its emulsions business as part of this strategy.

The company is all set to splurge nearly Rs 50 crore for a decorative paints branding exercise in 2008-09, a major slice of which will go into promoting the emulsion paint category. The company is increasing its emulsion paints capacity.

The company has just acquired over 50 acres at Hosur to set up a greenfield water-based emulsion paints unit at a capital outlay of Rs 67 crore. The company is likely to start construction in February 2008. <more>

No open offer for Indian shareholders in Akzo Nobel's ICI buyout
MUMBAI: Akzo Nobel's acquisition of ICI would normally have triggered off a bonanza in the form of an open offer in India, for ICI India's shareholders. Both companies are global majors in the paints and chemicals sectors. Akzo Nobel is paying ICI shareholders $6.7 a share for the acquisition.

However, the manner in which the global acquisition is being structured will mean that there will be no open offer for ICI India's shareholders. SEBI has, in an informal guidance letter issued on December 12, said Akzo Nobel will not be required to make an open offer under SEBI's Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers Regulations. <more>

White and popular
Apparently, we Indians are not the only ones who think white is a good colour for our cars. It is a body colour that conceals scratches well, or rather doesn't let it show as much. It is easy to maintain and can be carried off on any car, however good or bad the car's design. And also importantly for uyers here, white projects this impression of purity. These may be the reasons why not just taxi buyers, but also individuals seem to prefer white. Wonder how many car buyers also know that white is also one of the most visible colours during the night.

According to the DuPont 2007 Global Colour Popularity Report, silver is no longer the undisputed colour champion of the automotive world. Though it continues to be very popular, after seven years in first place, silver ran into tough competition this year with white and a white pearl rising to be the lead colour choice for vehicles in one key region and two countries.

In North America, white/ white pearl, silver and black/ black effect are in a virtual tie for first, with white/white pearl narrowly taking the top spot, according to the report issued by the company's Automotive Systems business.

White overcame silver in Japan and is the decisive leader in Mexico, more than doubling the popularity of grey.

Screw feeders improve powder coatings productivity
Latest agitated screw feeders and chutes have increased production and improved containment at a leading manufacturer's powder coatings plant
Powder coating manufacturer, Becker Powder Coatings, has installed new agitated screw feeders and chutes. Supplied by solids handling equipment manufacturer, Ajax Equipment, the equipment will increase production and improve containment at Becker's Liverpool, UK factory. Becker Powder Coatings manufactures thermosetting powders for a wide range of industries including the automotive industry where the coatings protect cars and motorcycles produced by major manufacturers.

Mobile screw elevator for handling bulk materials
Ajax Equipment, a solids handling equipment specialist, has developed a high capacity, mobile screw elevator designed to lift materials up to height of 6 meters. Accurate and consistent particle size control and formulation of the coatings are important, so users can achieve optimum transfer efficiency.

Powder coating manufacture is a batch process.

An agitated hopper, held in a docking station, contains the pre-mix bulk powder, which is poured down a chute to an agitated screw feeder that feeds an extruder producing an intermediate compound for subsequent processing to produce the final product.

The Ajax screw feeders and chutes are a like-for-like replacement of existing equipment feeding two extruders respectively; but with some important differences.

Teknos opens new powder coating factory in Rajamäki
The official opening of Teknos' new powder coating factory took place on November 15 in Rajamäki, Finland. The opening ceremonies including evening reception gathered 700 guests from all over Europe. Greetings from the Finnish government brought Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen. The new powder coating factory is 10,000 square meters and is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries. The new facility cost approximately €17 million.

The demand for powder coatings has grown in all Teknos market areas in recent years, so the creation of new capacity is timely, according to the company. Teknos is the market leader for powder coatings in the Nordic countries and Russia.

ASTM Subcommittee Establishes New Powder Coating Standard  
Measuring the thickness of dry coating powders is an important factor in the manufacture of a variety of products. ASTM International Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications has developed a new standard for this purpose: D 7378, Practice for Measurement of Thickness of Applied Coating Powders to Predict Cured Thickness. D 7378 is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D01.51 on Powder Coatings.

The new standard references three methods for measuring thickness – comb, magnetic and ultrasonic. Procedures A (comb) and B (magnetic) measure the thickness of the applied coating powders in the pre-cured, pre-gelled state, while Procedure C (ultrasonic) results in a predicted thickness value based on a calibration for typical coating powders.<more>

PPG ‘White Paper’ Compares Key Aspects of Liquid, Powder Coatings for Architectural Aluminum
PPG Industries Inc.’s industrial coatings business announced the publication of a “white paper” comparing environmental, economic, and performance aspects of the application of liquid and powder coatings to architectural aluminum.

The eight-page technical document reviews historical factors that have made liquid coatings the prevailing choice of North American architects and powder coatings the preferred option in Europe. The paper also examines environmental advantages associated with powder coatings and the design and custom-color benefits of liquid coatings. The review notes that differences between the two types of coatings may be narrowing, offering architects and building owners a wider range of design and technology choices.

Xiom Corp. Launches Latin American Marketing Campaign
WEST BABYLON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xiom Corporation (OTCBB: XMCP), developers and manufacturers of the first completely portable polymer powder coating spray system, has launched a marketing campaign to increase awareness of the company in Latin America. Marlon Evora, a former resident of both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, has been named marketing manager for Latin America. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Evora had extensive experience in wholesaling before joining Xiom.

In addition to advertising in various publications, one of the first steps in the campaign is to develop a network of distributors in Latin America. According to Evora, “The market for thermal spray powders and equipment is projected to exceed 1 billion USD annually. Almost every manufactured item can benefit from a protective coating to increase its durability. Xiom’s revolutionary powder coating system and coatings are posed to become industry leaders because they provide superior performance, low cost and ease of use while being environmentally friendly.”

With the Xiom system, it is possible for the first time to powder coat anything of any size, indoors or out. With conventional powder coating, objects that are coated must be cured in large ovens, which makes conventional powder coating very costly and prevents it from being portable. Xiom’s portable system can be used anywhere compressed air is available.

Xiom has also developed a complete line of unique mixed polymer coatings to be used with its spray system. Because these coatings are actually a hard plastic, they are more durable and weather-resistant than conventional powder coating and there is no dripping, no overspray problems and absolutely no VOCs (volatile organic chemicals). Xiom’s coatings line comes in many colors and has a wide variety of uses. In addition to prolonging the life of structures by providing weatherproofing and preventing corrosion, specialized coatings protect marine hulls, reducing maintenance costs and cutting fuel consumption. Other coatings provide for easy removable of graffiti, create non-slip surfaces or glow in the dark. In addition, Xiom Corp. manufactures a line of powders for industrial release and grip coatings. Many of Xiom’s powders can be configured with anti-microbial properties to reduce germs.

According to Evora, Xiom’s distributors in Latin America “will have a valuable and unique new product line that fulfills major needs in a variety of industries: painting, marine, petrochemical, construction…And they’ll have the benefit of Xiom’s sales, marketing and technical staff members.” <more>

Infrared speeds up Powder Coating of Signs
A medium wave infrared oven from Heraeus Noblelight is helping Hawes Signs to achieve significant increases in production line speed in the powder coating of aluminium and steel panels at the company’s Northampton headquarters manufacturing site. The new oven was installed during an on-going, up-grading programme, which aims to see continuous improvement in all aspects of Hawes’ manufacturing operations<more>

10th anniversary of BASF’s neopentyl glycol plant
WEBWIRE – Thursday, December 20, 2007
* World-scale plant was started up in 1997
* Production in Europe, Asia and NAFTA
* Important intermediate for coatings applications

The neopentyl glycol (NPG) plant of BASF at Ludwigshafen has turned 10 this year. BASF had started up a world-scale plant in 1997, replacing a much smaller facility. In 2007, the capacity of this plant was raised by 10,000 metric tons per annum. This expansion is due to the fact that the demand for NPG keeps rising around the globe, mainly in coating applications. BASF is now the only company that has NPG production facilities in Europe, NAFTA and Asia with a total annual capacity of 165,000 metric tons worldwide. The company is a leading NPG manufacturer and offers highly dependable supplies for its customers in the long term thanks to its backward integration.

“We support our customers’ growth regionally in their markets by producing NPG around the world,” said Hartwig Michels, head of the regional Diols and Polyalcohols business unit of BASF’s Intermediates division. He added: “The coatings industry is one of our major outlets for NPG. It is characterized by dynamic innovation, therefore we see many starting points for promising developments on the basis of NPG.” NPG is used in coatings as a tried and tested essential component for eco-efficient powder coating resins. It is also used for unsaturated polyester and alkyd resins, which serve as binders in a variety of liquid coatings.<more>

US paint and chemical maker looks for future growth in Asia
PITTSBURGH (AP) - PPG Industries Inc. hopes to expand further in Asia in the coming years by acquiring small and midsize paint and industrial-coating manufacturers, the company's top executive said Thursday.

Charles E. Bunch, PPG's chairman and chief executive, said the maker of paint, coatings, glass and chemicals would consider growing in Asia after completing its acquisition and integration of SigmaKalon Group, Europe's second-largest coatings maker.

PPG said in October it was buying the Dutch company from private equity group Bain Capital LLC for $3.1 billion (euro2.16 billion).

The deal, slated to close in January, will be the 124-year-old company's biggest to date and will significantly extend its global reach.

The company's merger and acquisition strategy will now shift more toward Asia, and the company hopes to consider buying certain small and midsize firms there, he said. <more>

Netherlands : Akzo Nobel color standards to be introduced within Shell
The second biggest oil company in the world, Shell is active in 130 countries and operates approximately 45,000 service stations and several thousand business sites including offices and manufacturing plants.

The redesign will include all of these locations, with Akzo Nobel having been chosen as one of only two approved suppliers for the five-year project.

“Being awarded approval on this scale is a clear indication of the unrivalled quality and expertise we are able to offer our customers wherever they may be,” said Akzo Nobel CEO Hans Wijers.

“As the world’s largest coatings company, we are always looking to offer innovative solutions to our customers and meeting Shell’s extensive requirements emphasizes our wide-ranging know-how and global capability in all aspects of coating technology.” <more>

European Union Denies Exemption fot the use of Hexavalent chromium for Electrical/Electronic Equipment
The European Union continues to issue regulatory directives restricting or limiting the use of metals in products such as the ELV, RoHS, and WEEE. Providing the surface finishing industry with information on compliance and testing methodology, understanding the specific requirements of these directives and how they impact global supply chains, and positioning the industry to more competitive in global markets is critical for the metal finishing industry and its customers. more

Nanotechnology Improves Water-Based Coatings
Nanophase Technologies has developed new nanoengineered dispersions that can increase the scratch resistance and gloss retention of water-based systems to be equal to solvent-based organic systems. The new nanoengineered dispersions enable an applied coating to resist scratching and marring and retain high gloss by up to 80% after rigorous industry testing. The dispersions produce 300 to 400% improvement in scratch resistance for commercially available water-based coatings tested by the company. more

Henkel collaborates with DuPont
Henkel has announced a collaboration with coatings provider DuPont to distribute DuPont's "CorMax" electrocoat to the North American automotive parts supplier industry. This alliance expands Henkel's product offerings. With DuPont's electrocoat technology, Henkel can now offer customers a single point of contact for service, troubleshooting and ordering their surface preparation and coating solutions. "This collaboration builds upon our commitment to provide a full-range of coating solutions for the automotive supplier industry," said Dan Wohletz, vice president, Automotive, Henkel North America. "We have an extensive team of sales and service providers in this industry that are now be able to provide our customers a complete coating solution, from pre-treatment to e-coating."

OSHA Inquiry Continues into Painter Deaths at Hydro Plant

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is continuing to investigate the accident that led to the deaths of five painters at a Colorado hydroelectric plant, according to Herb Gibson of OSHA’s Region 8 Denver office. The accident occurred at the Xcel Energy Cabin Creek Hydroelectric Plant in Georgetown, Colorado, on October 2.

A fire started in a penstock where a crew of nine painters was conducting maintenance painting, according to information released from the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office. The penstock is a long, sloping pipeline with its upper end in the intake reservoir and its lower end in the discharge area. In an October 4 press release, the Sheriff’s Office reported that the fire burned 1,400 ft up the penstock.

Aircraft Prize Refinished with ANAC Coatings
A 1977 Cessna Cardinal 177B aircraft, being given away by the world's largest pilots association, U.S.-based Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), in its annual sweepstakes, has been refurbished with coatings donated by ANAC (Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings) through its distributor network.

The sweepstakes, which features a different restored aircraft each year, is the mainspring of the annual membership drive with every member entered. The members, who own and operate primarily single and twin-engine planes for business and personal use, are able to follow the progress of the work on line and through AOPA's publications, taking notes for their own projects. AOPA has a membership of 414,000, two thirds of all pilots in the U.S. <more>

Dow Increases Prices for Vinyl Acetate Monomer in All Regions
MDLAND, MI— December 14, 2007 — The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow” ) announced today that it will increase off-list selling prices for Vinyl Acetate Monomer in Latin America by US$100 per metric ton; in Asia Pacific by US$100 per metric ton; in Europe by 100 Euros per metric ton; in the Middle East/Africa by US$100 per metric ton. In the United States and Canada, list and off-list prices will increase by $0.05 per pound. This increase will become effective on January 1, 2008.

Needle Roller Bearings Chooses VICOTE Coating
Needle Roller Bearings Co. Ltd (NBR), a leading manufacturer of needle roller bearings targeted for use in motorcycle engines, outboard motors and other high rotational speed engines, has chosen Victrex plc’s VICOTE® 804 Blk coating to replace copper and silver plating. The coating is believed to reduce the wear on the outer surface of the roller bearing, and thus can enable longer life of the actual cage.

Needle roller bearings are manufactured predominantly for commercial markets including automotive and industrial, but are used in virtually every sector where high speed rotational equipment is employed. Traditionally, the outer surfaces of the bearing cage are plated with  expensive copper and silver layers to reduce wear. Following tests under which the bearing was subjected to rotational speeds of 9000 rpm for over 100 hours, the copper and silver layers wore off, causing damage to the cage and possible premature failure of the bearing; however, the same test was conducted on a bearing coated with VICOTE 804 Blk, and the bearing cage showed no signs of wear at the end of the test. This wear performance was achieved with a coating 50% thinner than the traditional copper/silver plating.

“A further advantage of the VICOTE Coating solution is that the process for applying the coating is simpler and less damaging to the bearing cage than applying the traditional copper/silver plating. The process for applying the copper/silver plating to the bearing cage can cause hydrogen embrittlement of the bearing cage, which can also lead to premature, catastrophic, bearing failure,” said Louis Hsueh, plant manager, NRB Taiwan.<more>

Nordson 4Q Profit Rises 6.7 Percent
Nordson Corp., which makes precision dispensing equipment, said Tuesday its fiscal fourth-quarter profit rose 6.7 percent on the back of double-digit sales growth.

Net income for the quarter ended Oct. 31 rose to $29.6 million, or 87 cents per share, from $27.8 million, or 82 cents per share. The latest quarter includes a charge of 1 cent per share for short-term purchase accounting for acquired inventory. In the 2006 quarter, earnings from continuing operations totaled $29.5 million, or 87 cents per share.

On average, analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial forecast a quarterly profit of 80 cents per share.

Sales rose 20 percent to $290.8 million from $241.5 million. Nordson said acquisitions accounted for 11.6 percent of the sales increase and core volume added 4.4 percent, with the remainder coming from the effects of currency translation.

On a geographic basis, fourth-quarter sales volume increased 26.5 percent in the Americas, 22 percent in Japan, 16.4 percent in Asia Pacific, 15.9 percent in Europe and 11.9 percent in the United States.

For the fiscal year, net income was flat at $90.7 million, or $2.65 per share. Sales rose 11 percent to $993.6 million.

Akzo Nobel Acknowledges Improper Payments Made by Its Subsidiaries to Iraqi Government Under the U.N. Oil for Food Program, Enters Agreement With Department of Justice
WASHINGTON, Dec 20, 2007 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Dutch company Akzo Nobel N.V., has entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice, acknowledging that its subsidiaries made improper payments to the Iraqi government in connection with contracts acquired by the subsidiaries pursuant to the U.N. "Oil for Food" Program, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today.

Akzo Nobel, a Dutch company with its headquarters in Arnhem, Netherlands, has acknowledged responsibility for the actions of two of its subsidiaries whose employees and agents made improper payments to the Iraqi government in order to obtain contracts with Iraqi ministries. According to the agreement, between 2000 and 2002, the two subsidiaries, N.V. Organon and Intervet International B.V., sold by Akzo Nobel earlier this year, paid a total of approximately $280,000 to the Iraqi government by inflating the price of contracts, usually by adding 10% before submitting the contracts to the United Nations for approval, and concealing from the United Nations the fact that the prices contained a kickback to the Iraqi government. <more>
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PPG Industries and Kansai Paint Expand Alliance in Europe to Include Hungary

TROY, Mich., Dec 20, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG: 70.32, -1.54, -2.14%) and Kansai Paint have expanded their alliance, known as PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes (PKAF), to include the sale of automotive coatings to Japanese-owned or operated original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in Hungary. The business was transferred from a previous venture between Akzo Nobel and Kansai Paint.

"Global OEMs are continuing to add capacity in Eastern Europe, as it is one of the fastest growing regions in the automotive industry," said Richard J. Rurak, president, PKAF. "The expansion of our alliance will enable us to better serve the needs of Japanese automotive manufacturers and automotive parts suppliers operating in Hungary and may lead to future opportunities for collaboration in other areas of Eastern Europe." <more>

Indian steel giant Tata’s acquisition of Anglo-Dutch rival Corus,...  £ 6.2 bn
Akzo Nobel’s takeover of the chemical giant ICI...........................£ 8.0 bn




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  Powder Coating Manual, Electrical Consumption, Compressed Air (Part - 72)  

2 Electrical Consumption
As an example, take a 10 horse power motor designed for 1800 RPM, at 460 volts. The full load amps (FLA) for that motor would be 12.6 (from motor chart).

To convert this to kilowatt hours (kwh), multiply the FLA times the motor Voltage to get watts and divide by 1,000 to get kilowatts.

12.6 FLA x 460 V = 5796

5796 watts ./. 1000 = 5.8 kwh

The cost per kwh is $0.073. Therefore, the cost to run this motor at Full Load is $0.42 per hour (0.073 x 5.8 = 0.42). These costs are based on the motor running at full load, which they
rarely will do in production. Actual numbers can be determined by taking an amp draw from the motor and following the formula, substituting the actual amps for the FLA.

Some larger motors will need a power correction factor of 1.1 or 1.25, but the above formula will show the proper range. Also, variable speed motors will draw current at varying loads depending on the actual speed.

3 Compressed Air
Compressed air is used for fluidization of powder, transport from the collector to the feed hopper, for clean-up, for back-pulsing of cartridges and other uses within the powder application area. It is measured in volume as standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM) or cubic meters per minute (CMM) and in pressure as pounds per square inch (PSI) or kilograms per square centimeter. One SCFM of compressed air requires approximately 0.21 kwh to generate (One CMM requires 7.41 kwh). To determine the cost of compressed air: volume of air x kwh per unit x cost per kwh = cost

For example, assume a cost per kwh of $0.08 and a total CFM of 50.1
50 CFM x .21 kwh/CFM x 0.08 = $0.84/hour
Spray equipment suppliers can provide the CFM needed to operate their equipment.
For example, a typical powder gun may use a maximum of 6 CFM (0.17 CMM). A typical two-gun manual system may use around 40 to 50 CFM (1.13 to 1.42 CMM). A typical automatic system with 8 automatic guns may use around 80 to 90 CFM (2.27 to 2.55 CMM). Output per gun, transfer efficiency, back-pulse frequency and color change frequency will affect these numbers. Air compressors sizing should consider the maximum potential consumption of the system.



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