Sampling Cup for
Sampling Cup for Powder Coaters
Sampling is now easy and time efficient process with the new Mitsuba
Mitsuba sampling cup is available in capacity of 500 gms. It can be
fit with Mitsuba as well as with any other brand of gun. With
sampling cup you have flexibility to use your gun as sampling gun as
well as full scale production system.
Today’s powder coating set up needs flexible systems to deliver what
the customer demands, when the customer demands it. Approval of
coated samples form customer is crucial and an important step in any
coating company. At present, a coater needs to clean entire hopper
for coating even a small sample. And if the quantity is small, he
needs to test the sample by putting powder pump directly in to the
powder box. This method has high risk of irregular powder flow,
which will result in rejection of the sample. Besides, this is time
consuming and makes your shop floor dirty.
With Mitsuba sampling cup, coater can save time and money. To watch
the video of the Sampling Cup in action please follow the link:
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contact us at:
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34/H, Laxmi Indl Estate,
New Link Road,
Mumbai - 400 053.
Tel: 2631 8633 /66924151/2/3.
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Hopping your way to the right job
IPC Opinion poll results.
Job hopping catalyses the
spread of knowledge in the economy and encourages the growth of new firms in
Long ago, A person and a Company had a life time association. Working for a
span of 20-25 years with the same company, was a routine way of spending
life. Your parents must have joined a company in there teens and retired
from the same.
Not any more.. An employer wrote to us ...."Every day for the last four
months I have been hiring. I come to office each day, hassle my recruitment
team, agencies and consultancies for resumes, perform interviews and
“Today, job hopping is not only tolerated, it is encouraged,” Job hoppers,
it is now believed, lead to the spread of knowledge and, as a result,
innovation. This is obvious when it comes to hi-tech industries. Even the
foreman on the shop floor could bring along with him time and cost saving
practices when he switches companies. In other words, job hopping catalyses
the spread of knowledge in the economy and encourages the growth of new
firms in similar businesses.
Most of the industries in the powder coating field are facing this new
The result of the opinion poll on our website need no further comments. Job
Hopping will continue.
Every person has a right to rise to the optimum
economic level, however, one must take care not to cross the
thin line of business and human ethics while hopping.
Wagner in India
Mumbai, 27th February 2008
has recognized the huge potential in India and has setup a direct office in
Delhi. The launch program was held at the ITC Maratha in Mumbai on 27th
February 2008. In the presence of distinguished guests who represented a
wide spectrum of the coating industry, Mr. Marzio Giardini (MD, Wagner
Industrial Solutions) declared it open. The guests included paint and powder
suppliers, end users and distributors.
Wagner is now distributed in India through
Epcoat Surface Systems in the Western and Southern region.
The launch program included a presentation by Mr.Franz Maier (VP –
International Distribution). He mentioned that the entire market for the
coating industry is approximately 1 billion euros. This was further split
into 74% for the powder industry and 26% for the wet coating industry. He
then went onto mention the ambitious plans for Wagner in India and the
setting up of a sales office in Pune along with the head office in Delhi. He
also introduced the team in India and the team in Germany that will backup
the sales team here. The complete range of Wagner products for the liquid
and powder coating industry were also explained in a nutshell.
Mr.Imtiaz Ahmed (National Sales Manager) with his vast experience in the
coating industry will head the team. He mentioned that Wagner will work on
building its distribution network in the first year. Wagner is also in the
search for distributors in the regions that are not covered yet. He said
that this will give them the much needed penetration in the vast Indian
Mr.Rajendra Mainkar (Regional Sales Manager-West) claimed that Wagner will
build its network with a strong focus on service. Wagner will train all its
distributors with service capabilities to cater to customer’s needs. They
will be supported with a service setup from Wagner for problems that they
may not be able to handle. Mr.Shrikumaravelu (Technical Manager) made a
presentation on the capabilities of Wagner in building systems with varying
degrees of automation worldwide. There was also a video on an alloy wheel
coating line that Wagner has set up. Incidentally Wagner is a world leader
in coating alloy wheel rims due to their extensive experience in powder as
well as wet coating.
This was followed by an interactive Q&A session with some intuitive
questions on Wagner’s plans and all participants wishing Wagner the very
best. In conclusion it can be said that Wagner is looking to cement its
place in the Indian coating market as a major player. In the words of
Mr.Giardini, “We have a focused plan for the next 5 years where we would
like to make Wagner a top player in this market with a large market share.
Wagner has and will be a German firm with modern technology producing
products with high quality. We are a company that is innovative and we have
an extensive product range catering to both the wet as well as powder
Talking to IPC about the launch program, Mr. Imtiaz appreciated the
significant role of our website India
Powder Coating in the powder coating industry and mentioned that the
virtual media is now much faster and has strong penetration compared to any
WAGNER is a market-leading manufacturer of high tech products and systems
for coating and decorating with paints and powder. Their customers are
manufacturers, contractors as well as consumers.
The products of Wagner are user friendly and reliable. Combined with their
worldwide service network Wagner is a distinctive supplier in the surface
finishing market. In order to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction,
they are strongly committed to innovative, high technology engineering, and
The WAGNER-Group employs approx. 1800 people worldwide and in the 2007
business year, the total turnover was approx. € 400 million. Over the 50
years since it was founded the WAGNER Company has, from modest beginnings,
become a global company with 9 production plants, 11 international sales
companies and about 50 international WAGNER agencies. WAGNER is organised in
The division Decorative Finishing provides paint application and
redecorating equipment plus solar lamps for the Do-It-Yourself market as
well as equipment for the machine application of paints, lacquers and
plaster in the painting contractor business.
The division Industrial Solutions is a specialized worldwide provider of
systems and components in industrial surface technology, offering high
technology, high quality equipment and systems for the application of powder
and liquid media.
Dow Chem to turn Pune unit into R&D hub
Chemicals and polymers manufacturer Dow Chemicals plans to develop its Pune
unit into a global research and development centre that will focus on a wide
spectrum of products which give it an edge in the Indian and international
The $54 billion giant believes that the wide talent base available in India
and the network of Indian research institutions in the field of chemistry
will help make the Centre of Excellence for chemistry research in Pune on
par with its centres in the Unites States and a couple more proposed to be
set up in Shanghai and Europe.
Ramesh Ramachandran, president and chief executive officer, Dow Chemicals
International, said today that the centre, the first of its kind outside the
US, will focus on discovering new molecules and develop novel applications
for existing ones. <more>
Cash-rich ICI may paint buyout plan
KOLKATA: ICI India, now a part of the Akzo Nobel Group, is likely to weigh
acquisitions post merger and after it decides on selling its natural starch
ICI India would have an overall cash kitty of Rs1,000 crore along with
additional funds that it could raise for the purpose of acquisitions.
Dutch chemical major Akzo Nobel had acquired ICI Plc in the beginning of the
New Year for $16.2 billion and a change in the name of ICI India and board
composition is expected to come through in the next two quarters. ICI India
is a subsidiary of ICI Plc.
M R Rajaram, director, ICI India told DNA Money, “ICI is always looking for
value-enhancing opportunities and the same effort will continue in the
future also. Post merger, it will be a cash rich company and opportunities
for acquisition will be stronger.”
Exodus from Nashik goes up to 20,000
NASHIK: About 20,000 north Indians have left Nashik after the MNS agitation.
The worst affected has been the industry as most contract labourers here are
north Indians ready to work for at least Rs90-100 less. After the violence,
15% of the industries, all of them small-scale units, have been shut and
about 40% affected badly.
“We never expected such a problem of human resource. We have tackled
infrastructural, power, water, material and octroi problems, but this is
very different,” says Dhananjay Bele, president, Ambad Industries and
The exodus has left companies fighting for manpower<more>
Painting a rosy picture of manufacturing
NEW DELHI: The latest quick estimates suggest considerable slowdown in the
index of industrial production, but it seems sooner rather than later that
proactive fiscal policy — read lower excise duty — and supportive monetary
policy — lower policy interest rates—would boost demand for manufactures
right across the board.
One key indication of turnaround industrial growth is the buoyant demand for
industrial paints. The figures suggest that from 33% revenue-share in the
overall market for coatings, industrial paints would soon account for 50% of
the total in India. <more>
Paints get a fresh coat as realty peaks
The paints industry has been quick to capitalise on the current phase of
economic growth. Factors like growing real estate development and higher
disposable income, which is driving premium paint consumption, are
contributing to an increase in decorative paint sales. And a rising number
of industrial and infrastructure projects are driving demand for industrial
The only negative factor is the slowdown in the automobile sector that has
affected automotive paint sales. In the December 2007 results, major paint
companies have shown robust growth in both sales and profits. Part of it is
due to a late Diwali, pushing dispatches into the third quarter. <more>
Powder Coating Educational Tour
Set for 2008
The International Surface Finishing Academy (ISFA) has announced the dates
and locations of its Powder Coating Courses for 2008. The courses,
instructed by the powder coating experts of TIGER Drylac USA, cover the
fundamentals of powder coating from both commercial and industrial
The locations and dates for the 2008 courses are as follows:
Miami, Fla., Feb. 19-20
Denver, Colo., April 9-10
Chicago, Ill. June 3-4
Mystic, Conn., Aug. 5-6
Charleston, S.C., Sept. 15-16
San Diego, Calif., Nov. 5-6
Over a period of two days, students will be instructed in a wide variety of
relevant topics, including pretreatment, shop and equipment maintenance,
equipment selection, oven and cure issues, powder selection,
troubleshooting, and tips and tricks for the custom coater. Participants
will be fully instructed in the formulation and manufacture of powder
OSHA Issues Enforcement
Procedures Directive for Hex-Chrome Standards
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new
compliance directive for occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)].
The directive, OSHA Instruction CPL 02-02-074, Inspection Procedures for the
Chromium (VI) Standards, became effective Jan. 24, 2008.
"This new directive provides guidance for enforcement of the final rule on
hexavalent chromium standards," said Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., OSHA’s Assistant
Secretary of Labor. "OSHA anticipates these efforts will reduce the risks of
exposure to Cr(VI), thereby improving the safety and health of employees
affected by this hazard." <more>
Berger Paints` board approves to hike authorized capital
Berger Paints India announced that the board of directors of the company at
its meeting held on Feb. 26, 2008 and subject to the approval of the
shareholders by postal ballot and such other approvals as may be required,
has decided to increase the authorized capital of the company from Rs
650,000,000 to Rs 750,000,000 divided into 375,000,000 ordinary (equity)
shares of Rs 2 each.
The board has also approved to issue up to 20,000,000 warrants on a
preferential basis to the promoters or promoter group of the company with a
right exercisable by the warrant holder(s) to subscribe to the equity share
of the company on the basis of one fully paid equity share for one warrant.
The company has further informed that the proceeds of the aforesaid issue
will be utilized for financing normal capital expenditures of the company
including new projects, modernization and expansion proposals. <more>
Lyon Antimicrobial Lockers
Lyon Antimicrobial Lockers inhibit bacterial, mold, and odor build-up on
locker surfaces, as well as the touch transfer of microbes on locker handles
and doors. The lockers are finished in an advanced powder-coating
from DuPont and Agion Antimicrobial. The coating includes a compound that is
completely inorganic, less toxic than ordinary table salt, and less
irritating than talcum powder. The compound has been approved for medical
devices and food contact applications.
Here's how it works: Any moisture on the locker triggers the controlled
release of powerful silver ions. These silver ions are noxious even to the
drug-resistant MRSA superbug and provide superior antimicrobial protection
Nanotechnology-based Conversion Coating - Henkel Technologies
Bonderite NT is a
nanotechnology-based conversion coating for metals and is said to be free of
phosphate and toxic heavy metals, to be ultra thin, uniform and make
production process economical. This coating is suitable for surface
pretreatment for conventional powder and wet paint coatings. It can be
applied by dipping or spraying and creates a cohesive, inorganic,
high-density layer incorporating nanoparticles. The process has low energy
needs (saving money) and is also distinguished by its entire lack of organic
PPG Industries has acquired the assets and intellectual property of
NanoProducts Corporation, a producer of nanoproduct materials and a
developer of nanoproduct technology. Terms were not disclosed.
The nanoparticle technology company has an extensive patent estate and
operates pilot facilities for the development and manufacture of unique
“This acquisition significantly strengthens PPG’s nanotechnology patent
portfolio and positions us as a world leader in nanoengineered materials,”
said James A. Trainham, PPG’s vice president of science and technology. PPG
will also license nanotechnology solutions, particularly in areas outside
its existing businesses. (Source: PPG)
109 jobs to go at Akzo Nobel
ONE of East Lancashire's biggest employers has been accused of a betrayal
after axing 109 jobs.
Akzo Nobel, which has 650 staff at Crown House, Hollins Road, Darwen, will
move manufacturing of its industrial paints to Sweden at the end of the
Last November bosses pledged there would be no job losses after the
Competition Commission ruled that the Dutch firm had to sell its Crown Paint
division following a takeover of rival chemical firm ICI.
Speaking at the time managing director of Akzo Nobel UK Howard Luft told the
Lancashire Telegraph the business was a "big success story".
He said: "There will not be job losses. This company is being sold as a
strong competing business. 2007 has been a great year for us."
Mr Luft was unavailable for comment today, but John Bowland, managing
director for the industrial finishes department, said job losses were due to
the "economic performance" of the site.<more>
Sherwin-Williams has signed an agreement to acquire the liquid coatings
subsidiaries of Inchem Holdings, Asia’s leading coatings supplier to
furniture and electronics manufacturers.
Headquartered in Singapore, Inchem produces coatings applied to wood and
plastic products in Asia. These waterborne, solvent-based and ultraviolet
curable coatings are applied to furniture, cabinets, flooring and electronic
products that are manufactured both for export as well as domestic sale. The
coatings are made and sold in China, Vietnam and Malaysia and distributed to
15 other countries throughout Asia.
Inchem has more than 400 employees across its four manufacturing plants and
sales of approximately US$ 30 million.
Christopher M. Connor, Chairman and CEO of the Sherwin-Williams Company,
said “this acquisition reaffirms our commitment to growing globally through
organic growth accelerated by strategically important acquisitions.”
Sherwin-Williams Acquires Becker Powder Coatings
The Sherwin-Williams Co. has acquired Becker Powder Coatings Inc. in North
America, a subsidiary of AB Wilh. Becker based in Sweden. Simultaneously, AB
Wilh. Becker has acquired the North American coil coatings business of
Sherwin-Williams and related assets.
to close plants in Europe
Friday, February 22, 2008
PPG Industries Inc., the world's second-biggest paint maker, plans to close
some European factories acquired with the purchase of SigmaKalon Group BV to
meet cost-saving targets.
The paint plants, which haven't been identified, will be shut by 2010 to
help attain savings equal to 3 percent to 5 percent of SigmaKalon's sales,
Jack Maurer, a spokesman for Pittsburgh-based PPG, said Thursday. Savings
also will come from bulk raw-material purchases and cutting administrative
expenses in Europe, he said.
PPG, led by Chief Executive Officer Charles Bunch, bought SigmaKalon for
$3.25 billion on Jan. 2 from Bain Capital LLC to double sales of coatings,
its largest business, in Europe. The company hasn't developed a specific
plan for closing plants, Maurer said. <more>
from Akzo-Nobel fire
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:22 PM CST
A fire at Akzo-Nobel Saturday night caused an estimated $100,000 damage,
according to the Morris Fire Department.
Morris firefighters responded at 7:20 p.m. and reported the fire was in a
fiberglass thermal oxidizer vessel. A thermal oxidizer is a pollution
Fire Chief Robert Coleman said the 100-foot tower was down for maintenance.
Apparently when oxygen hit some residue in the vessel it ignited. <more>