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Chinese Industries Move to ‘Clean House’ in Advance of Olympics
Twenty-four heavily polluting and water-consuming firms have been closed or have had their operations suspended since early last year to ensure clean air during the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games, Chinese officials announced earlier this month. These firms produced cement, glass, paper, chemical products, or were involved in casting, printing, dyeing, and electroplating industries. Other hard-hit operations include firms that produce steel and iron ore, and virtually any facility powered by coal.

With the closure of the firms, the energy equivalent of 123,000 tons of standard coal and 3.248 million tons of water will be saved every year. The move will also help reduce exhaust gas emissions by 480 million cubic meters and solid waste by 40,000 tons every year, according to Chinese authorities.

According to Du Shaozhong, vice-director of the Beijing municipal environmental protection bureau, Beijing adopted a policy curbing the operation of high-emission vehicles in urban areas and removing certain government cars from roadways. Shaozhong noted that air quality has been better over the past few days than during the same period of last year—an achievement partly due to the city’s emissions-reduction efforts.

Beijing’s recent moves to improve air quality are a direct result of commitments it made in its bid to host the Olympics. Among the mandates: monitor daily air quality through the collection of data; improve air quality every year; and reach a satisfactory air-quality standard by the beginning of the Games.<more>

Vexcon Expands Website with ‘Green Pages’

Vexcon Chemicals Inc. has added “green pages” to the company’s web site , offering information about the company’s eco-friendly product choices and detailed guides for using products within the LEED green-building rating system.

Vexcon is a manufacturer of architectural protective treatments, including materials for decorative concrete, concrete protection, polished concrete, paver treatments, cleaners and strippers, and other products

EPA Issues Final Air Emissions Standards for Plating and Polishing Area Sources
On July 1, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final regulation for plating and polishing area sources in the Federal Register (73 Fed. Reg. 37728). The final rule, 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart WWWWWW, is effective immediately for new affected sources (i.e., those that begin operations on or after July 1, 2008). Existing plating and polishing operations must comply with the new regulatory requirements by July 1, 2010.

The Clean Air Act mandates that the EPA must promulgate standards to control the emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from small or area sources. An area source is a facility that emits less than 10 tons per year of a single HAP or less than 25 tons per year of total HAPs. Under the terms of a court order, the EPA was required to issue area source emissions standards for plating and polishing operations by June 2008. The order also set a schedule for the EPA to issue standards for 54 other area source industry categories. <more>

Auto painting goes green at Rosemount shop
The automobile business doesn’t have the best environmental record. From large automotive manufacturers to small auto body shops, where cars are worked on, hazardous chemicals usually follow.

Phil’s Auto Body in Rosemount is aiming to fix that and has made some changes that will have old Mother Earth smiling.

Over the last month the longtime Rosemount business has switch from solvent basecoats that contain a lot of nasty chemicals to waterborne basecoat paints.

Owner John Anderson said his business made the change to stay on top of innovation and technology in his industry. He said he anticipates federal regulations will mandate the switch sooner than later anyhow.

“It’s important to stay ahead of what’s to come and it’s only a matter of time before it’s national,” said Anderson.<more>

SSCT Seeks Papers on Green Technologies
The Southern Society of Coatings Technology (SSCT) has issued a call for papers for its upcoming 2009 Annual Meeting & Technical Conference, to be held March 15–18 at The King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort in St. Simons Island, GA.

The emphasis of the 2009 SSCT Technical Conference is to further promote green technology, and the theme of the meeting is “On The Seas of Green Formulating,” the Society says. Because of the continuing emphasis on lower VOC coatings, expansion of waterborne technology, and emerging technologies to promote the green movement, the forum is intended to provide chemical manufacturers an opportunity to introduce and present their new or emerging technologies. SSCT anticipates more than 200 attendees for the conference. <more>

Price Rise
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has announced plans to raise prices by as much as 15% for certain products (the exact price increase will vary by product depending on its exposure to increases of energy, transportation, and raw material cost). According to the company, the hikes are in response to escalating energy costs, transportation expenses, and certain raw material increases. "The unprecedented increases in the cost of doing business of the last six months will have an impact throughout the entire value chain," said Rob Molenaar, managing director of the Powder Coatings business unit. "While we have absorbed most of the raw material increases and increases from our service providers, it is inevitable that we will be obliged to implement substantial price increases in the coming months. Aggressive cost reduction initiatives and efficiency improvements are no longer enough to compensate." (Source: Metal Finishing)

Maharashtra industries to be hit hard by power cuts and diesel shortage
Mumbai: Scanty rainfall in Maharashtra have meant that the demand for power has stayed up while supply has remained low. But it's the state's industries that will now have to bear the brunt of the power shortage.

In what has come as a huge jolt to industries in Maharashtra, the state energy distribution company Mahavitaran has announced that it will shut off power supply to industries for 40 hours every week.

The state currently faces a shortfall of 5000 megawatts. Apart from a 40-hour weekly power cut, industries would also have to switch to a five-day week.

Additional all high tension industrial consumers i.e., those who do not have weekly offs have been ordered to reduce their daily consumption by 10 per cent or be forced to take a one day weekly off <more><more2>

Protech Group
The Protech/Oxyplast Group of Montreal, Canada has reached an agreement to purchase the powder coating business and all the assets of Enviro-Powder Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Enviro-Powder Company is a well recognised name within the powder coatings industry and has been providing a quality product and excellent service to its clients for many years. Protech fully expects to benefit from the excellent business relationships that Enviro-Powder has developed over the years with its customers. Protech will integrate the Enviro-Powder manufacturing operations into its own organisation. Current customers of Enviro-Powder will continue to be able to obtain the products they are currently purchasing and as well, will now have access to Protech’s worldwide network of products and technology. (Source: Protech Group)

The Protech/Oxyplast Group of Montreal, Canada has also agreed to purchase the powder coatings business of Atomized Powder Coatings LLC of Terre Haute, Indiana. Protech will integrate the Atomized manufacturing operations into its own organisation. Current customers of Atomized Powder Coating will continue to be able to obtain the products they are presently purchasing and as well, will now have access to Protech’s worldwide network of products and technology. (Source: Protech Group)

ICI India to setup new decorative paint plant by 2010
Posted July 19th, 2008 by Keshav SethCompany News India Business Featured ICI India Limited, a subsidiary of AkzoNobel NV of Netherlands, plans to nearly double its production capacity by setting up a new decorative paints plant.

The company which has existing capacity of 120 million litres would have a new plant by 2010.

However the investment details and location of the plant were yet to be finalised. ICI India has plants located in Mumbai, Chandigarh and Hyderabad

The company enjoys a less than 15 per cent market share in the decoratives segment and is the market leader in the refinished paints segment. The company also has plans to open 300 design studios or brand stores over the next three years.

Last year, the two largest paints companies in the country, Asian Paints and Kansai Nerolac announced setting up new plants.<more><more2>

Indian-owned UAE firm among top NASA nanotech award

Ajman, July 23 (IANS) A small United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based company owned by an Indian, that produces raw materials for the paint industry, is among this year's list of winners of a top nanotechnology award given by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US.

Gold Valley Chemical Company (GVCC), based in the emirate of Ajman in the UAE, figures among the 50 winners of the 2008 Nano 50 awards announced this month by Nanotech Briefs, the digital publication forum of NASA.

GVCC has been selected for developing a product that incorporates nanotechnology in its design and operation, 'with significant current or near-term commercial applications'.

According to GVCC president Adolph Dias, the product that his company has developed - Whitegold - significantly enhances the quality of titanium dioxide, a major chemical used in the paint industry.

'Titanium dioxide is a very expensive raw material which no paint manufacturer can virtually do without today,' Dias told IANS.

Stating that his company decided to enhance the performance of titanium dioxide so that the refractiveness of a paint was increased, he said: 'There were two ways to do it: one was to change the refractive index of the product and two, to do what we call the spacing of the product.'

'We chose the latter one because it was easier to do and it used a technology that we could bring into practice soon. The other one would take ages to do and I am not sure it will be commercially viable.'<more>

Diversified Coatings expands presence in Asia
Diversified Coatings, Inc., manufacturer of Morwear Paint, is expanding its presence in Asia with the addition of new distributors in Singapore and Saipan. The architectural paint of the US-based company is sold throughout the U.S. and China. The portfolio of Diversified Coatings comprises specialty products, such as Mold Control Paints, and near 0 VOC

DuPont Titanium Technologies Announces a Price Increase for Titanium Dioxide Products in Latin America
WILMINGTON, Del., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont Titanium
Technologies today announced a price increase for all DuPont(R) Ti-Pure(R)
titanium dioxide grades sold in Latin America.

Effective July 15, 2008, or as permitted by contract, prices for DuPont coatings, plastics, specialty, paper, and laminate titanium dioxide grades will increase $150 (USD) per metric ton in Latin America.

"The costs of energy and related goods and services have risen by 10 percent in a single week's time, forcing us into the unprecedented position of imposing a second price increase just weeks after the one we announced in  June," said Ian Edwards, global business director - DuPont Titanium Technologies (DTT). "The rate of change in energy costs far exceeds the rate of change in TiO2 prices and the gap between the two continues to expand rapidly in spite of the price actions taken to date."

DuPont Titanium Technologies is the world's largest manufacturer of titanium dioxide, serving customers globally in the coatings, paper and plastics industries. The company operates plants at DeLisle, Miss.; New Johnsonville, Tenn.; Edge Moor, Del.; Altamira, Mexico; and Kuan Yin, Taiwan; all of which use the chloride manufacturing process. The company also operates a plant in Uberaba, Brazil, for finishing titanium dioxide and a mine in Starke, Fla. Technical service centers are located in Uberaba, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; Mechelen, Belgium; Kuan Yin, Taiwan; Ulsan, Korea; Shanghai, China; and Wilmington, Del., to serve the Latin American, European, Middle Eastern, Asian and North American markets.<more>

Kansai Paint
Kansai Paint is to invest ¥10 billion in a new Indian facility (location not given) for the production of automobile, industrial and construction coatings. It will be the fourth paint factory for the paintmaker in India and will have the largest single manufacturing capacity in the group. It is due to come onstream in two years’ time.

The investment appears to herald a new wave of expansion as Kansai once again redoubles its efforts to reach the ranking of the top five paintmakers globally. Investments are to be expected in China and Southeast Asia. (Source: Japan Chemical Week, 17 July 2008

Asian Paints net profit, sales rise 30% in Q1
Mumbai, July 23 Higher sales enabled Asian Paints to clock a 29.6 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit to touch Rs 106.2 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, as compared to Rs 81.0 crore during the previous corresponding quarter.

The company’s sales grew by 29.3 per cent at Rs 1,242 crore (Rs 960.50 crore).

On a standalone basis, the company’s net profit stood at Rs 98 crore, up by 32 per cent (Rs 74.2 crore), while net sales increased by 34.5 per cent at Rs 995.2 crore.

Mr Ashwin Dani, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of the company, said the three businesses of the company — decorative, industrial and international business — recorded good growth.

“Demand conditions for decorative paints continued to remain good in most parts of the country. The margins are however under pressure on account of rising material prices. The impact of inflation on demand can be gauged only in the coming months,” he added.<more>

ICI India to set up new plant
KOLKATA : ICI India Limited, a subsidiary of AkzoNobel NV of Netherlands, would set up a new plant to manufacture decorative paints, the details of which are yet to be firmed up, a company official said.
The company which has existing capacity of 120 litres would have a new plant by 2010 ICI India Managing Director Rajiv Jain said, adding the expected addition to capacity would be 100 mn litres.
He said that investment details and location of the plant are yet to be finalised. ICI India has plants located in Mumbai, Chandigarh and Hyderabad.
At present, the company is operating only in the paints business, Jain said, adding that the company would raise the price of paints following rise in crude oil.
After selling their adhesives business, the company, which had a surplus cash of around Rs 700 crore, was flush with funds amounting to Rs 1000 crore.
Chairman of ICI India Aditya Narayan said that the company would utilise the cash after evaluating all opportunities.
The company has deferred the buyback proposal, apparently due to poor response from the minority shareholders.
ICI India has around 12 per cent market share in the paints business.

China National Coatings Industry
An interview with Wang Zhuo, Director-General of the China National Coatings Industry Association, indicates the way forward for the Chinese paint and coatings sector. The main points to emerge from the interview are:

• Chinese paint production in recent years has been growing at a mean rate of 18% annually, reaching 5.08 million tonnes in 2006 and 5.98 million tonnes in 2007. In 2008, a further 10% increase is expected to take national coatings production to 6.5 million tonnes, confirming China as the world No 2 in paint production. This will make it second only to the USA, which has paint output of around 8 million tonnes per year.
• The trend towards consolidation will continue and European, Japanese and American businesses will be welcomed in the paint and coatings sector, since the large scale of the Chinese paint industry (5,000 – 10,000 companies) makes for poor production efficiency and business closing suddenly. Increasingly, paint business in China will shift in favour of larger paintmakers.
• China’s legislative revisions have sought to improve the business environment by allowing companies to own more than 51% of a business. In addition, China has been tightening up laws on VOC and effluent releases and is trying to promote the greater use of water-based coatings.
• Anti-corrosive coatings are expected to be a booming market in China. Major companies have been intensifying their product development efforts and are expected to make significant progress.<Japan Chemical Week>,

DuPont Finally Pays Family for Chemical-Related Birth Defects
After a protracted, 12-year legal battle, two families have finally won confidential payouts from DuPont. The plaintiffs blame the fungicide, Benlate, developed by DuPont for their children’s serious birth defects and deaths.

Mark Ison’s son, Blake, was born without eyes and with a double cleft palate. Karen, Blake’s mother, was exposed to Benlate while working as a parks worker before Blake’s birth in 1993. Ison said he was relieved the ordeal was over, but is angry that DuPont continued to deny Benlate caused any health problems. Two other children born to parks staff about the same time as Blake reportedly suffered from birth defects. Ison said he was unable to discuss details of the lawsuit because of a “media freeze” mandated by the American lawyers, but denied reports that the final payout, made this year, was “lavish,” saying “It will give Blake a buffer, but that’s it. It was to shut us up and they got away with the minimum amount possible.”<more>

Dow buys Rohm and Hass for $18.8bn
10-Jul-2008 - Dow Chemical has acquired Rohm and Hass in an $18.8bn deal designed to deliver higher margins and stable earnings.

Hailed as a new dawn by Dow, the acquisition will push the company towards specialty chemicals that are better protected from shifting market conditions than basic products.

The takeover comes at a time when Dow is under pressure from high oil prices and is having to implement major price hikes to maintain profitability.

Because Rohm and Hass is focused on downstream products, including ingredients for personal care, food, packaging and pharmaceuticals, its product portfolio is not so exposed to high oil prices.

However, Dow spokesperson Chris Huntley told that the decision to acquire Rohm and Hass was not influenced by escalating oil prices.

Aiming at high margins and reliable earnings

Huntley said Dow's strategy was rather to build its presence further downstream where the firm can differentiate itself from the pack and market products that can not be replicated by competitors.

The reward for operating in areas with less cut-throat and price sensitive competition is higher margins and less dramatic shifts in earnings.

"The addition of Rohm and Haas' portfolio is game-changing for Dow, enabling us to accelerate the growth of our Performance business portfolio and affording us a strong position in the global specialty chemicals and advanced materials sectors," said Dow's CEO Andrew Liveris.

Xiom Corp.'s Technology Tested in Top Oil Field
Tests in oil field developed by conglomerate including Chevron and Exxon Mobil show successful results
WEST BABYLON, N.Y. — Tests of Xiom Corp.'s (OTCBB: XMCP) portable polymer powder coating technology at Tengiz, one of the world's richest oil fields, have shown positive results. Tengiz is being developed by TengizChevroil (TCO), a joint venture of Chevron Overseas Company, Exxon Mobil Kazakhstan Ventures Inc. and other major energy corporations. The value of Xiom's system in repairing and welding pipelines in the field has been recognized and attested to by DuPont Powder Coatings, manufacturers of Nap-Gard(R) Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE). This DuPont powder is currently utilized to coat and repair carbon steel pipeline in traditional baking ovens.

Tests suggest that Xiom's portable spray-gun powder-coating technology will alleviate the field-weld coating application problems associated with Tengiz's harsh winter weather as well as cut the cure time from days to minutes. Located in low-lying wetlands along the northeast shores of the Caspian Sea south of Russia, Tengiz's environment is extremely corrosive with soil that is sandy and soggy with salty sea water. Temperatures ranging from minus 40(degree) in winter to 40(degree) in summer cause cyclical freezing and thawing. To provide optimum corrosion protection, the 39-foot carbon steel pipe lengths are factory coated with DuPont Nap-Gard(R) FBE red primer and gold top coat. The pipe lengths are then shipped to the Tengiz site where they are welded together in the field<more>

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Expands New EPX Product Line
NAPLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (Pink Sheets:INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology, today announced that the Company has released a second addition to their patented revolutionary new water-based Nansulate EPX line. EPX-K will offer the same outstanding corrosion and chemical resistance as their EPX-4 product, with increased thermal resistance and greater ease of application due to lower viscosity.

"This second unique epoxy product creates an additional tremendous revenue opportunity for Industrial Nanotech, Inc.," stated Francesca Crolley, V.P. Of Operations & Marketing. "The first product in the EPX line, EPX-4, provides an industry high thermal insulation capability, with laboratory tests showing a K value of only 0.027 W/mK, combined with exceptional fire resistance, protection against corrosion, and excellent chemical resistance. The demand for this product has been immediate and substantial and we began shipping product worldwide last week. The newest addition to the EPX product line, EPX-K, offers an increase in thermal resistance and the same corrosion protection and chemical resistance. The EPX-4 product will be the one to use if fire resistance is a desired attribute, and EPX-K will be the product of choice if a customer is looking for easier application by brush instead of specialized spray equipment or trowel." <more>

Award-winning coating
The development of an eco-sustainable coating for plastics has won CSIRO and its project partner, Dulux Powder Coatings, one of Australia’s leading environmental awards.

The Banksia Eco-Innovation Award recognised the new ‘dry’ coating’s ability to save energy and almost eliminate harmful emissions and solid wastes produced as a result of the automotive industry’s historical reliance on ‘wet’ spray-painting technologies.

The Australian automotive industry currently uses 9.86m litres of paints per year. All solvents used in the process become airborne while 2.5m litres of solids go to landfill.

Dr Voytek Gutowski of CSIRO, said: 'The problem the team had to solve was that most powder coating particles only stick to surfaces that conduct electricity and the plastics used to make automotive components are not conductive.

'We overcame this by coating the plastic components with a nanometre-thin layer of specialty multifunctional molecules.'

For its part, Dulux Powder Coatings developed new powder coatings that can be cured at much lower temperatures and for much shorter times than traditional powders.

The new coating technology was successfully commercialised between 2006 and 2008 and is estimated to have the potential to save the Australian automotive industry $100m a year.

The technology - the development of which was co-funded by Sustainability Victoria - also recently won Victoria’s 2008 Premier's Sustainability Award.<more>

DuPont Venture Opens High-Performance Coatings R&D Center in Russia for Fast-Growing Market
YAROSLAV, Russia, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont Russian Coatings LLC has opened the largest technical center in Russia dedicated to the development of high-performance automotive coatings. The $3 million facility is located at the Yaroslav headquarters of DuPont Russian Coatings, a joint venture established in 2006 by DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Russkie-Kraski to supply coatings to manufacturers of automobiles and commercial vehicles in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

The new research and development center’s primary focus is adapting the technical properties of new coatings materials to the line conditions at new car manufacturers’ plants and at the operations of plastic parts makers. Because of the lab’s close proximity, the 15 DuPont Russian Coatings scientists staffing the new center will be better able to anticipate and respond to the needs of the fast-growing Russian auto industry.<more>

Bomb Blasts in various Indian Cities, Husband blames self for wife death
July 25: When death came calling for Sudha, the 40-year-old housewife was standing at a bus stop in Madivala while her husband was only yards away. He survived the explosion, the first of the eight serial blasts that rocked the city on Friday. Sudha did not.

"I was behind Madivala bus stop when I heard a deafening sound and saw my wife being thrown in the air. For a few seconds, my mind went blank and I was blinded by the blast. When the smoke cleared I saw her lying on the ground in a pool of blood," said T. Ravi.

Sudha was unlucky, said Ravi. There were many people waiting at the bus stand, jostling for shelter from the steady drizzle.But the bomb was planted right under where Sudha was sitting.

"I had no one but Sudha in my life. We have no children but we have been happily married for eight years," he said. "I cannot believe that she is dead."

Ravi, an errand boy with Nerolac paints at Bannerghatta, had eloped with Sudha and married her against the wishes of their parents. Sudha was employed at a garment factory in Bannerghatta<more>




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  Safe Powder Coating (Part 5)  
Construction of Plant and Equipment

6.1 Full guidance

Full guidance is contained in CEN Standards Pr EN12981, Pr EN 50177, 1999/92/EC, and reference should be made to these before
installation and operation of any powder coating plant and equipment.

6.2 The spraying facility
The spraying facility should be located taking the following into account :-
(i) provision of safe means of escape.
(ii) ventilation of, and extraction from, the area.
(iii) ready access for emergency services in the event of fire.

6.3 Spray Booths

6.3.1 The powder supply and coating powder feedlines should be interlocked with the air extraction system, so that, in the event of
failure of the ventilation system, the coating powder and powder supplies are cut off. Airflow monitor switches are the preferred
method of detecting failure of the ventilation system. Such equipment will also be sensitive to blocked filters and broken or loose
fan blades.

6.3.2 A fire detecting device, interlocked to shut off powder and coating powder supplies and ventilation may be installed in the booth and
coating powder processing areas an additional precaution.

6.3.3 A flame detection device is recommended for fully automatic booths. It should be sited inside the booth and be interlocked with the high
voltage supply, the coating powder feed line and the fans in the extract system.

6.4 Stoving Ovens

6.4.1 The stoving oven should be situated at least 1m from the powder spraying installation and arranged so that powder cannot accumulate
or be spilled near to the oven, its air intakes, hot surfaces or any electrical apparatus. Air movement within the oven should not be so
high as to blow off powder from the workpiece before fusion.

6.4.2 The clean air change requirements of the oven should be known and
visibly marked on the oven.

6.4.3 For conveyor ovens and especially those using radiant heat sources, an interlock should be provided to significantly reduce or shut down
the energy source if the conveyor stops, in order to prevent overheating and possible ignition of the coating powder or workpiece.
6.4.4 Gas and oil fired ovens should be provided with explosion relief panels which can operate effectively to prevent the pressure in the
oven building up to dangerous levels in the event of a gas or fuel oil explosion. The explosion relief should be located so as not to
discharge towards the powder spraying installation or into occupied areas.

6.5 Application Equipment

6.5.1 All handled spray guns should conform to the requirements of EN 50050 and EN 50053-1 (ref. 5). This will ensure that an incendive
spark is not produced when the gun comes close to an earthend article. Automatic spray guns should conform to the requirements of
EN 50177.

6.5.2 High voltage cables, particularly those leading to automatic reciprocating guns, must be protected against mechanical damage.

6.5.3 All electrical equipment should be capable of being isolated from a safe position in the event of a fire or emergency.

6.6 Ventilation and ducting

6.6.1 Ventilation systems are required to maintain the concentration of airborne dusts below the OEL in occupied work areas and below one
half of the LEL in enclosed areas.

6.7 Ventilation and powder collection system

6.7.1 Enclosed filter membrane collectors and cyclone collectors should be provided with explosion relief unless the openings provided give
sufficient protection. The collection unit should preferably to located outside in a safe place, with minimum of enclosure required for
weather protection. If it is necessary for the dust collection unit to be sited indoors, it should be in a separate area away from the working

6.7.2 The dust collector should be discharged by one of the following methods :
(i) via a rotary valve with a sufficiently fine clearance between the valve blades and rotor casing or other suitable choke to prevent
passage of an explosion flame front. A suitable limit switch should be provided, arranged so that the powder supply to the
valve is cut off in the event of an explosion to prevent burning particles being carried
through by rotation of the valve.
(ii) directly into strong metal container clamped firmly to the discharge outlet.
(iii) where powder is to be recycled, before mixing with fresh powder it should be sieved to remove foreign bodies. Where recycling is
automatic, the sieve should be in-line between the recovery system and the powder hopper.
(iv) Powder hoppers and recovery systems should be designed and located to ensure filling, emptying and cleaning operations can
be carried out with minimum discharge of powder into surrounding areas. Local exhaust ventilation should be provided where necessary to reduce dust levels in air.

Method for the calculation of the concentration Of a powder coating in the spray booth
The maximum concentration of powder coating that can be present in the spray booth is determined from the formula:

C = M / V

 C is the concentration of powder in the spray booth;
 M is the mass of powder coating emitted from the gun(s) in a unit time at the maximum emission rate of the gun(s). No allowance should be made for any powder coating deposited on the workpiece.
 V is the volume of air extracted by the ventilation system set at its lowest extraction rate, measured over the same time period as M.



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