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MARCH 2008

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Sampling Cup for Powder Coaters

Sampling is now easy and time efficient process with the new Mitsuba sampling cup.

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.

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Infomercial from Vijay Enterprises Pvt. Ltd

Vijay Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

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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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 similar businesses.

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 negotiate salaries."

“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 concept.

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
Wagner 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 coating market.

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 coating industry”.

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 other media.

About Wagner
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 quality manufacturing.

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 two divisions:

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 market.
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 division.

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 Manufacturers' Association.

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 paints.

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 perspectives.
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 coating.

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 technology 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 for decades.<more>

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 ingredients.

PPG Industries-Nanotechnology
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 nanoparticles.

“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 year.

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.

PPG's cost-cutting 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>

Damage significant 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 control device.

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>



  Seminar Events Exhibitions  

Middle East Coatings Show 2008
10.3. - 12.3. 2008
The Coatings Group

11.3. - 14.3. 2008
FairFair GmbH, Jürgen Haußmann

Automotive Coating Application Process
11.3. - 12.3. 2008
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University, Coatings Research Institute, Sandra Tanner

Waterborne & High Solids Coatings
11.3. - 12.3. 2008
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

Coatings and Paint Technology: Composition and Application Fundamentals
18.3. - 20.3. 2008
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University

Nanotechnology in Coatings: Emerging Applications
26.3. - 28.3. 2008
Orlando, FL/USA
Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology

Professional Paint Formulation
1.4. - 2.4. 2008
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

Analytica 2008
1.4. - 4.4. 2008
Messe München GmbH

Radiation Curing Technology
7.4. - 9.4. 2008
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

ExpoCoating 2008
8.4. - 10.4. 2008

European Coatings Conference: Medical Coatings and Adhesives
9.4. - 11.4. 2008
Vincentz Network

Boya // Paint 2008
10.4. - 12.4. 2008

15.4. - 18.4. 2008
Primus Exhibition Group, Viktoria Shulgina

Asian Pacific and Korean Hazard Communication
15.4. - 17.4. 2008
Akademie Modernes Management (AMM)

Emulsion Polymerization and Waterborne Coatings
22.4. - 24.4. 2008
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University

Market Research in the Coatings Industry
22.4. 2008
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

Korean Coatings Show 2008
23.4. - 24.4. 2008
The Coatings Group

Coatings for Wood & Wood Based Substrates
24.4. 2008
PRA Coatings Technology Centre Details ...

Color Technology
29.4. - 30.4. 2008
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University

Principles and Practices of Coating Formulations
29.4. - 30.4. 2008
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University



  Quoting a Part (Part - 74)  
6 Return on Investment (ROI)
Calculation of return on investment requires some idea of annual volume. This can be determined by how much product can be put through the system based on the size of the product opening and the line speed. If the line is run at full capacity, the work envelope will be about 50% full for about 80% of the available hours.


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