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Zero-VOC paint
California Paints has announced the launch of Elements zero-VOC paint. Elements is an environmentally-preferable, premium quality paint. Through advanced product design and innovation, new Elements zero-VOC paint solves quality problems facing most eco-friendly paints. Elements finishes are specifically formulated to provide one-coat coverage and an ultra long-lasting, cleanable finish.

Conserving our valuable natural resources is of the utmost importance to us; we adopt these practices across the company and in the products we bring to market,” said Peter Longo, CEO of California Products Corporation. The Elements interior paint line includes a primer, a ceiling white and three interior finishes.

Elements is the first environmentally-preferable interior paint line to contain Microban technology, a unique anti-bacterial additive that creates an internal germ-proof barrier within the paint formulation. Elements finishes are also the perfect choice for those with odour sensitivity.

A commercial grade zero-VOC environmentally-preferable interior product-line marketed under the name Envirotech will be launched in parallel with Elements.

Akzo Nobel to expand sales of greener products
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch paint and chemical group Akzo Nobel is betting on its environment-friendly products to keep up with increasing global demand and head off raw materials shortages, its chief of sustainability says.

"Sustainability is a precondition for economic success nowadays. Companies that are able to contribute to economic growth at a lower input of raw materials and energy are the winners of the future," Akzo Nobel's Director of Sustainability Andre Veneman told Reuters in an interview.

Veneman said 18 percent of Akzo Nobel's revenue consists of sustainable products, and the company is aiming for 30 percent by 2015.

"We develop products that are produced with lower energy but also offer energy efficiency to our clients," Veneman said.

He said the company had made a 30 percent cut in energy use since 1990, saving 200 million euros a year at current energy prices.

The world's biggest paint company and producer of brands such as DuLux, Sikkens and Flexa needs high-margin products to offset margin pressure due to slowing housing markets in the United States and Europe.

Second-quarter margins on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) from continuing operations and before incidentals dropped to 10.8 percent from 11.3 due to the weak housing conditions, and the company said markets would be soft until 2009.

One of the company's sustainable products is Intersleek 900, a paint for ships' hulls that allows large vessels to pass more efficiently through the water, reducing fuel consumption and transport costs by at least 6 percent. The paint costs five times more than a conventional hull coating, but could deliver up to $2.5 million savings in five years for a typical vessel, Akzo Nobel estimates<more>

Biocides, Fungicides and Algaecides Update

The movement to low- and zero-VOC coatings has accelerated the conversion to a new generation of biocide products.

The continued demand for coatings systems with low- and zero-VOC content has given biocide manufacturers the opportunity to provide new products and services.

“The movement to low- and zero-VOC coatings has accelerated the conversion to a new generation of biocide products,” said Donald A. Shaw, vice president development, Troy Corp. “As coating manufacturers develop products with new polymer systems, biocide manufacturers must adapt their offerings. There are higher solids content biocides in response to the need for low- and zero- VOC, active ingredients formulated in technologically advanced products. As a side effect, the reduction of VOCs creates an increased requirement for wet state preservation. This coupled with the trend away from formaldehyde containing biocides creates an opportunity for new product offerings and value-added services.”<more>.

DSM Powder Coating Resins
Zwolle, 22 September, 2008
DSM Powder Coating Resins launches new technology platform Uralac® Corres responds to growing market demand for eco-friendly protective metal coating DSM Powder Coating Resins today launched Uralac® Corres – a new technology platform, based on breakthrough innovative polyester resins for corrosion protective coatings. The first product from this line, Uralac® P 7604 is specifically developed for top coat and primer applications and provides exceptionally good corrosion protection in metal coating.

For top coat applications, the unique Uralac® Corres technology offers the possibility to significantly reduce and sometimes completely eliminate chemical pre-treatment steps. What this means for professional coaters is that with Uralac® Corres the metal coating process can be made easier.

This new technology brings another big advantage to the coating process. Through the reduction of pre-treatment chemicals used, less process waste is created, and so Uralac® Corres can contribute to a significant reduction of the metal coating process impact on the environment. Formulated as a primer, Uralac® Corres can replace epoxy. The performance of epoxy-free Uralac® Corres is equal to or better than conventional epoxy-based systems, but with a much better environmental footprint. As additional benefit Uralac® Corres reduces the risk of delaminating between layers - a traditional drawback of epoxy-based primers.

Whether used as a top coat, or as a primer application Uralac® Corres is a polyester resin for corrosion protective coatings that increases operational efficiency in an eco-friendly way. Patrick Niels, Business Unit Director DSM Powder Coating Resins comments: “We specifically developed Uralac® Corres to respond to the growing market demand for more environmental friendly coating systems. Uralac® Corres stands for eco-friendliness and superior performance and opens a new window of opportunity for corrosion protective coatings. Its introduction will further strengthen our position as leading sustainable supplier to the powder coating industry.”

DSM Powder Coating Resins
DSM Powder Coating Resins, the global leader in powder coating resins and part of the BusinessGroup DSM Resins, specializes in innovation, development and manufacture of polyester resinsfor powder coatings. Powder Coating Resins are used in industrial applications for the coating of a.o. washing machines, radiators, facades, car parts, and bicycles. DSM Powder Coating Resins has production sites in China, the Netherlands, Spain and the USA R&D laboratories are located in Zwolle, Netherlands and Shanghai (China). The head-office is located in Zwolle, The Netherlands

DSM – the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company
DSM creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to the quality of life. DSM’s products and services are used globally in a wide range of markets and applications, supporting a healthier, more sustainable and more enjoyable way of life.
End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrics and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual sales of almost EUR 8.8 billion and employs some 23,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information on DSM can be found at

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A fresh look at car paint
Noxious paint fumes and the whirring of agitating paint cans are conspicuously absent at Wilson's Auto Collision Inc.

The lack of traditional smells and sounds of an auto body shop doesn't mean owner Ray Wilson doesn't have any work. It means he's joined a growing industry trend.

A few months ago, Wilson stopped using solvent-based paint to repair damaged vehicles at his 22-year-old shop on East Platte Avenue and started using water-based paint.

Although European automakers have been applying water-based paint on new vehicles for more than a decade and domestic car manufacturers have jumped on board in the last few years, the more environmentally friendly product is just now making its way into the automotive aftermarket.

Auto body shops only recently started switching because water-based products weren't readily available from manufacturers and what was on the market was expensive, said Dale Francis, body shop manager at Red Noland Collision Center.

Now, "it's a break-even deal," said Francis, who said his shop plans to change systems by the end of this year. "It's a great marketing tool if you can combine waterborne with recycling in your shop - it attracts people who are green-conscious."

Only a handful of collision repair shops in Colorado use water-based paint, said Richard Turner, a Colorado territory manager for PPG Industries, which manufactures automotive finishes. Wilson's shop is the first in southern Colorado. <more>

Enviroline Introduces New Green And Lean High Performance Coating
Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Enviroline Group introduces Enviroline 375UHS, a thin-film VOC compliant fast cure epoxy coating for the oil & gas and chemical processing industries. With Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) of 95 g/l, Enviroline 375UHS meets South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) regulations while still providing an easy-to-apply thin-film application of up to 20 mils DFT. Enviroline 375UHS is a high performance internal lining for storage tanks, process vessels, pipelines and concrete containment structures requiring corrosion protection from aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons, crude oil, fuel oil, gasoline, fuel grade ethanol, ethanol gasoline and other refined petroleum products and chemicals. Like all Enviroline coatings and linings, Enviroline 375UHS cures quickly, usually in half the time of other multi-coat lining systems, saving tank and pipe owners' time and money.

SOURE: Enviroline Group

Plant owner charged with dumping hazardous waste
St. Louis Business Journal
Paul Fredericks and his company Usona Metal Finishing Co. were indicted on federal charges involving the illegal transportation, storage and discharge of hazardous waste at the company’s Cuba, Mo., plant, U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said Thursday.

The indictment alleges that in April 2007, the Usona powder coating plant on Clinton Street ceased operations and that Fredericks, 44, of St. Louis, directed the illegal transportation of drums of hazardous waste to his plant in Cuba. Between April 2007 and April 2008, approximately 100 drums of hazardous waste were illegally stored at the Cuba plant, and in April 2008, Fredericks allegedly directed the illegal discharge of those pollutants into the sanitary sewer drain at the Usona plant in Cuba.

If convicted, violations of the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act carry a penalty range of two to five years prison and/or fines up to $250,000; and violation of the Clean Water Act carries a maximum penalty of three years prison and/or fines up to $250,000.<more>

OSHA Strengthens Focus on Reducing Lead Exposures
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) on August 14, 2008, to further reduce occupational exposure to lead in painting and other industries the Agency has targeted.

To help OSHA’s field inspectors implement the new program, the agency simultaneously issued a new compliance directive, CPL-03-00-009. In effect since its issuance, the 2008 program replaces the 2001 lead NEP and its compliance directive, CPL 02-00-130.

According to the new compliance directive, the industries OSHA is targeting for increased evaluation of occupational lead exposures are based on blood lead level data that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health gathered in 2002 for its Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance Program.

The modern formula isn't likely to be in cookbooks because the ingredients aren't exactly tasty. According to Paul Bryson, director of research and development at professional nail care company OPI Products, nail polish also contains adhesive polymers, such as tosylamide-formaldehyde resin, that ensure the adherence of nitrocellulose to the nail surface. Plasticizers, such as camphor, embed between polymer chains, spacing them such that the polish is flexible and will not easily crack or chip.<more>

Paint producers develop eco-friendly products
Paint manufacturers and distributors in the UAE are developing environment-friendly products, which will be able to withstand the region's climatic conditions.

But they say it will take another two years to make their products 100 per cent green. This will involve completely eliminating volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chemicals that can have short and long-term health effects. Paints and finishes are among the leading causes of indoor air pollution as they release low-level toxic emissions into the air for years after they are applied.

Studies have revealed conventional paints manufactured from ingredients synthesised from petrochemicals result in non-degradeable and sometimes highly toxic waste.

But Peter Holyoak, Quality Assurance Manager at Jotun Paints, says it is possible to make water-based paints that are completely green. "One of the challenges is to convert those products that do not meet the regulations and ensure they retain the quality to meet the harsh Middle Eastern climatic conditions," he said.

Most manufactures have not yet completely eliminated the use of VOCs which, until recently, were required to ensure paint performed well. Most have succeeded only in reducing the percentage of VOCs to a minimum and zero-VOC paints will not become available in the UAE for some time.

Murtaza Challawala, Manager, Marketing and Business Development at Al Gurg Leigh's Paints, said a more than 60 per cent of his company's products contained low amounts of VOCs.

"The solvents are harmful to both the person painting and end-users," he said. "The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (Leed) criteria for architectural paints call for a VOC content of less than 50g per litre. In most of our products we maintain it as low as 19g to 22g per litre."

Dulux, which is exclusively supplied throughout the Middle East by Al Gurg Leigh's Paints, applies Leed standards to all its paints and is already more than 75 per cent of the way towards reaching targets laid down for 2010.

"Ours is the first paint company in the UAE to become a member of the US Green Building Council," said Challawala. "At present only 60 per cent of our products meet the low VOC criteria, but by 2010 we are planning to completely turn green. We ensure there is zero per cent of mercury or lead in our products."

Meanwhile Holyoak said Jotun was in talks with Dubai Municipality with a view to developing a new set of green standards. The municipality was developing the guidelines in consultation with a number of players in the industry.

"Our involvement is with regard to setting standards for the paint industry," Holyoak said.

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   Infomercial from Mitsuba Systems  


New development in powder coating - Electrosmart Powder Hose from Mitsuba.

The new Electrosmart Powder Hose has many advantages that it will bring to your powder coating process.

The Electrosmart Powder Hose increases the charge received by the powder. Here's how:

Powder carried through the powder hose to spray gun gets a positive electrostatic charge due to friction between the powder & hose inner surface. Therefore although a full 100KV negative charge has been applied at the powder gun tip, the powder gets a reduced charge as it has been already positively charged in the hose. This results in unnecessary over spray.

Mitsubas NEW ELECTROSMART powder hose is the perfect solution to this problem.
The Electrosmart hose has a conductive strip running within the hose body. The hose is earthed though an earthing contact on the powder pump.

Advantages with the New Electrosmart Hose:

Fast and clean colour change with Smart Bullet supplied with Electrosmart Powder Hose.

Increase powder coverage.

Longer life for powder pipe.

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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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Off toppic
Happy Birthday  Google!

In August 1998 Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim writes a cheque for $100,000 to an entity that doesn’t exist yet - a company called Google Inc. Google files for incorporation in California. Shortly thereafter, Larry and Sergey open a bank account in the newly established company’s name and deposit Andy Bechtolsheim’s cheque.

With its first corporate headquarters located in a friend's garage in Menlo Park, California, Google's search engine was already getting 10,000 queries a day while still in beta.

The following year, Google moved into a real office in Palo Alto, saw its staff explode to eight employees, and by late 1999 was answering 500,000 queries per day <more>


   Infomercial from Nordson  

DLV Technology

With It, Your Process Control Can Be Even Better
Last year Nordson set a precedent forcoating performance and efficiency when we debuted our revolutionary ® HDLV (High-Density powder, Low- Velocity air) technology with the original ® Prodigy powder coating system.

Since then others followed Nordson with their technology, calling it dense-phase powder coating. Yet, while they may sound the same, they aren’t.

What’s the difference?
Nordson HDLV technology is a completely new and unique HDLV pumping and spray gun technology, not just the pumping portion of dense-phase adapted to conventional spray guns. With Nordson HDLV, you attain the full benefit potential of dense-phase powder coating.

Nordson HDLV technology focuses on dense-phase powder transport and application. It improves the speed of application with better transfer efficiency by providing a much softer, more highly-dense-with-powder spray pattern than is obtained using conventional venturi style pumps. HDLV also monitors incoming compressed air pressure and automatically compensates for outgoing flow air.

And the benefits of using HDLV technology are significant. It delivers better uniformity of coating, since less variation in air flow results in less variation in powder flow. And less variation in powder flow means you’ll use less powder. Plus, you’ll have greater repeatability – in other words – fewer rejects and less rework.

Want to know more? Talk with your Nordson representative for details. HDLV Technology


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FBE (Internal Pipe Coating)
By S.R.Chaphekar
Internal FBE coating is more critical as we have to take care of the LEL and UEL (Lower explosive limit and Upper explosive limit). For example a pipe of 1000 mm dia. And a speed of 6 mts. / min needs 30 kg/ min of powder output from the gun; in the confined space this can have booth the limits at one place or other. The obvious solution is inert gas atmosphere. This is achieved by using Nitrogen as operating gas for spraying the powder. A schematic diagram is shown bellow. The pipe is taken from the storage bay to blasting bay. Centrifugal blasting is used in most of the cases. After blasting the pipes are cleaned by compressed air, to remove the remaining shots etc. A passivating unit can now be inserted in the pipe and the passivating solution is sprayed by centrifugal sprayer.

Now the pipe is transferred to coating bay. A induction heating jig is passed over the pipe and the temperature is raised to 300 deg. C . a powder spray head is moving in the pipe and is spraying powder inside. Centrifugal spray ensures uniform and high speed powder particles impinging on the surface, To get a uniform and pinhole free surface. If need be electrostatic force can be added to the powder particle simultaneously. As the set up has to pass through 300 deg C. temperature zone the boom carrying the umbilical cord is insulated and cooled by cooled air. Special centrifugal spray head with multiple edges is used to deliver the large quantity of powder.

The pipes can now be sent for external coating as to conserve the heat

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More U.S. demand expected for paint and coatings

U.S. demand for paint and coatings is expected to expand 3.1% annually to $23 billion in 2012, a new market study projects. Volume gains are projected to accelerate from the sluggishness of 2002-07, when an economic slowdown—combined with high raw material costs and stringent environmental regulations—took a toll on the U.S. paint and coatings industry.

The market share held by traditional solvent-based coatings will continue to erode as these products are replaced by water-based, high solids, powders and other non-solvent coatings. Going forward, however, growth will be aided by an improving outlook for both construction and manufacturing activity.

These and other trends are presented in Paint & Coatings, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland,OH-based industry market research firm.

Architectural paint represents the largest segment of the overall paint and coatings market, accounting for approximately half of demand in both volume and value terms. The residential market will continue to account for the vast majority of architectural paint demand and will benefit from rebounding growth in residential construction, as well as a significant turnaround in new housing starts through 2012.<more>

First Nanos would have been Berger red
Kolkata-based paints major Berger Paints India had just finished painting three Nano cars red when Mamata Banerjee's agitation forced Tata Motors to suspend work at Singur.

“We painted the three cars barely 15 days ago and engineers from Pune approved it. We have already supplied the first batch of 500 litres of red paint,” said Subir Bose, managing director of Berger, the country’s second-largest paint manufacturer.

Berger's business with Tata Motors amounts to Rs 50 crore, supplying paint to the Tatas' Jamshedpur and Ranjangaon plants.

“At Singur for the Nano car, we got the contract to supply red paint. We were to supply 1,000 litres in all, which would paint 300 cars,” added Bose.

The first batch of the Nano is to come out in six colours including red (the most popular colour for small cars), white and metallic silver.

Bose is “very saddened” at the Singur deadlock and said that if the Tatas pull out, it will have a negative impact on industry in West Bengal. “The world is watching and investors will never touch West Bengal ever if the Tatas leave. It will have a disastrous effect on the state.” So, what's the solution? “I am an optimist and the brinkmanship of the highest order is being played out. Hopefully, people will see reason and pull back from the brink,” he said.  <more>

Govt halts work at Dow Chem site in Pune
Pune, Sept. 27 The Maharashtra Government has issued orders to stop construction work for a month on research and development centre being set up by Dow Chemicals International Pvt Ltd near Chakan.

In a decision that comes in the wake of stiff opposition to the R&D Centre at Shinde Vasuli from villagers in the region, a committee headed by a retired High Court judge is being appointed to look into the issues involved.

The committee will submit its report in a month’s time, following which a decision will be taken on the matter by the State Government.

The construction of the centre, being set up with an investment of Rs 400 crore on 100 acres leased to the company by MIDC, began in January.

However, there have been several instances of protests by villagers who fear that hazardous chemicals will be produced here and lead to pollution of water bodies and soil in the region.<more>

The U.S. and European airline industries are flying through rough turbulence.
When it comes to airplanes, the coatings that go on them represent a highly technical challenge for paint makers as they are the most demanding of all paint systems. They need to be able to deal with temperatures ranging from -48°F in the air to 120°F on the ground, as well as having to withstand strong UV exposure at 30,000 feet. In addition to coping with extreme temperature fluctuations they must resist cracking due to rapid changes in air pressure. They also need to resist erosion from air drag and deflect the impact of dust traveling at 500 mph, which has an effect similar to sandpaper. On the ground, aircraft coatings also have to withstand contact with aggressive fluids such as fuel, deicing fluids and hydraulic liquids.

That’s not all. Airplanes also have to look good. Attractive colors and unique paint schemes are how we’re able to identify and distinguish one airline from another. We can all tell the difference between Continental and FedEx carriers at a glance<more>

U.S. Industrial Output Dips in August
U.S. industrial output dipped 1.1% in August due to a big drop in auto production and a slide in utilities output. The fall-off, which exceeded estimates, was the biggest decline in industrial production since September 2005.

Leading the drop-off was automotive output, which fell 12%—the most in a decade. (Ironically, the slump in motor vehicle and parts production followed a 2.5% gain the prior month, the report said. Auto manufacturers assembled just 8.19 million vehicles at an annual pace last month—the fewest since April 1991.) Factory output, which accounts for about four-fifths of industrial production, dropped 1% after a 0.1% increase the prior month. Production at utilities fell 3.2%, while mining output, which includes oil drilling, decreased 0.4%. Shutdowns in the Gulf of Mexico as Hurricane Gustav approached may have contributed to the drop, analysts said.

Analysts believe the declines are closely tied to slowing demand, which is being manifested in manufacturer layoffs. Factories eliminated 61,000 jobs last month, the biggest decline in five years, Dept. of Labor figures showed on Sept. 5. The drop included a loss of 39,000 jobs in auto-making and parts industries. Other recent reports show American manufacturers have become more cautious as consumer spending weakens. The Institute for Supply Management's factory index fell in August for the first time in three months, the group reported on Sept. 2.
Source: Bloomberg News, Thomson Reuters

PPG Introduce Duranar Powder Coatings for Architectural Aluminum
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced Duranar powder coatings for architectural aluminum. The coatings are an extension of the existing line of Duranar liquid coatings and are engineered for monumental architectural applications such as building panels, curtain walls and storefronts.
Made using Kynar 70-percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin technology, Duranar powder coatings have the environmental benefits of a zero-VOC powder coating.They also have the same durability, color and gloss retention, and chalk, corrosion and stain resistance as Duranar liquid coatings, outperforming competing powder coatings manufactured with similar resins.

Duranar powder coatings are formulated with color pigmentation that is screened extensively and has a 40-year track record of performance and durability on thousands of buildings around the world, in virtually every type of climate. Also, Duranar powder coatings are applied using a proprietary, multi-coat system with a primer and a hard powder-film topcoat. This produces a thermoplastic bond between the coating and the metal substrate that delivers unequalled protection, adhesion and colorfastness, even in extreme environments such as seacoast exposure.

Duranar powder coatings are available exclusively through members of the PPG Certified Applicator Program (PPG/CAP), an elite group of commercial coating applicators certified by PPG to apply high-performance fluoropolymer coatings to aluminum architectural components.<more>

Akzo Nobel plans 3,500 jobs cuts to save £80m

Akzo Nobel, the Dutch owner of ICI, the paint and chemicals company, plans to cut 3,500 jobs to try to save more than €100 million (£79.7 million).

The company, which bought the maker of Dulux paints for £8 billion in January, said that it was taking aggressive action to cope with a fall in consumer demand for its products.

Hans Wijers, chief executive, said that Akzo Nobel had faced a “tsunami of raw material price rises” in the past year and was being forced to pass price rises on to consumers.

The world's biggest paints company employs 43,000 people in more than 80 countries, including 4,500 in Britain in its coatings and paint divisions. Its plants are located in Tyne & Wear, Leicester, Worcestershire and Slough.

Mr Wijers said that the job cuts would be made across the decorative paints business and then mainly in North America and Europe and should be completed by 2011. He added: “In these challenging markets, only lean companies succeed. We have, therefore, started a rigorous drive to reduce our cost base.”  <more>

Rohm and Haas
Rohm and Haas Company has been designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The landmark status will be conferred by the world's largest scientific society during ceremonies in Philadelphia on Sept. 15. Rohm and Haas' acrylic emulsion technology joins such esteemed company as flame-retardant cotton, Bakelite plastics, the introduction of nylon, the creation of Scotch transparent tape, and Tide, the first heavy-duty synthetic laundry detergent. "It is quite an honor to be recognized as the key developer of acrylic emulsion technology by such an esteemed organization as the ACS," said Raj L. Gupta, chairman and CEO, Rohm and Haas Company. "The pivotal role Rohm and Haas has played reflects the inventiveness and leadership of both our customers and the thousands of employees whose work has transformed multiple industries-all the while eliminating the air pollution caused by the technologies our water-based chemistry replaced." The chemical landmarks program, established 15 years ago, acknowledges chemists' roles in expanding frontiers of knowledge, advancing medicine and industry, and creating products ranging from aspirin to zippers.<more>

Powder Coatings
Because of the dual advantage of durability and environmental friendliness, powder coatings will likely continue to grow in the years ahead.

The global powder coatings market has grown from $3.6 billion in 2001 to $4.5 billion in 2006. Asia Pacific has led the globe in growth, while Europe has been flat and North America has grown at a 3.5% annual rate.

“Today’s powder coatings market is relatively healthy, although the emergence of small local producers has created over capacity in the industrial segments, putting pressure on margins,” said Claudio Iurilli, divisional marketing manager, Jotun Power Coatings. “The raw material price hikes and the heightened competition in emerging markets are likely to emphasize this trend even further in 2009.”... <more>

LANXESS presents synthetic iron oxide pigment
LANXESS India Private Limited participated at the Paint India exhibition in Mumbai from September 18 to 20. This exhibition has been facilitating buyer seller interaction between manufacturers and distributors of raw materials with their customers in the form of paint manufacturers from across India and the globe. LANXESS India Private Limited presented a comprehensive range of Inorganic Pigments and Material Protecting Products at the exhibition this year. The range included premium products which reconcile cost effectiveness with environmental protection.

LANXESS offers high performance synthetic iron oxide pigments with the popular brand name of the industry Bayferrox® for your tinting systems which complies with very narrow tolerance. These are micronised pigments with high tinting strength, clean colour shade, good dispersibility with consistent quality.<more>


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Cytec announces price increases on Powder Coating Resins
Cytec Industries Inc. announced price increases of 3 to 6 percent for all of its CRYLCOAT® powder coating resins, and for its ADDITOL® additive<more>

Asian Paints’ top dealers tour Dubai
Asian Paints paid tribute to the company’s top dealers in Sri Lanka by taking them on a delightful tour to Dubai under its “The Spirit of Togetherness” annual trip scheme, executed for the fourth consecutive year.
Among the highlights of the four-day tour were an evening spent in the magical deserts of Dubai, a Dhow Cruise dinner, exciting visits to Snow World, Jumeirah mosque, Burj Dubai and the Sheikh’s Palace. The participants were also provided an opportunity to shop extensively at Gold Souq and at the Mall of the Emirates. The group comprised of 101 people.

Asian Paints Lanka Managing Director Joseph Pulikottil said: “Dealers contribute immensely to company’s growth as well as to the development of the market and this tour was an appropriate expression of our appreciation of our top dealers in Sri Lanka.” The tour began on a high note when all participants were welcomed to a gala awards night on the first day of the tour and rewarded for branch level and islandwide performances on the sales of new product categories.

The best sales of Royale Luxury Emulsion in the all-island category was clinched by Mohamed Silas of City Corporation while the Weathertuff Ultima all-island award went to Tissa Mahanama of Mahanama Paint Centre. Asian Paints’ top dealers have in previous years toured India, Thailand and Malaysia as a reward for their support to the company.

Fire log: Fire damages powder-coating unit, causes brief evacuation
A small fire at New York Wire Co. in York City on Tuesday damaged a powder-coating unit and forced employees to evacuate for about 30 minutes.
No one was injured, and the damage to the wire factory's equipment was "minimal," said company supervisor Mark Jones.

The fire broke out about 8:35 p.m. at the company's building at 441 E. Market St. after a piece of wire melted into a powder-coating unit, igniting the powder, Jones said.

York City fire crews were on the scene by 8:40, said Lt. Larry Shroyer. By then, the building's carbon dioxide fire-suppression system had contained the fire.

Firefighters checked the business' floors, ceilings and tower to make sure the building was safe for employees to go back to work.<more>




  Seminar Events Exhibitions  

EC WebSeminar Coatings: Pigments & Fillers I
30.9. - 3.10. 2008
Vincentz Network

Eurocoat 2008
30.9. - 2.10. 2008
Groupe E.T.A.I., Idexpo

CIS Coatings Market Conference
2.10. - 3.10. 2008
Alushta, Crimea/Ukraine
Business Forum LLC

WebSeminar Lacke: Modul Pigmente & Füllstoffe I
6.10. - 9.10. 2008
Vincentz Network

EC WebSeminar Coatings: Pigments & Fillers II
6.10. - 7.10. 2008
Vincentz Network

Print & Ink Technology
6.10. - 8.10. 2008
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

Basics of Polyurethane Coatings
7.10. - 8.10. 2008
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University

Grundlagenseminar Druckfarbe
7.10. 2008
Ink Academy

BCF REACH Update Seminar
8.10. 2008
British Coatings Federation

8.10. - 9.10. 2008
Haus der Technik e.V.

EC WebSeminar Coatings: Additives
13.10. - 16.10. 2008
Vincentz Network

Color Technology
14.10. - 15.10. 2008
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University

North African Coatings Congress 2008
14.10. - 15.10. 2008
The Coatings Group

Pigmente und Füllstoffe in Lacken und Beschichtungen, Teil 1: Grundlagenseminar
14.10. - 15.10. 2008
Technische Akademie Wuppertal e.V.

6th International Woodcoatings Congress
14.10. - 15.10. 2008
Amsterdam/The Netherlands
PRA Paint Technology Centre

1st International Bitumen Conference
18.10. - 20.10. 2008
Bitumen 2008

Mixing for Uniform Batches: Improving Product Quality and Productivity
20.10. - 21.10. 2008
Ypsilanti, MI/USA
Eastern Michigan University

Paint Technology
20.10. - 23.10. 2008
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

Principles of Waterborne Coatings
28.10. - 29.10. 2008
PRA Coatings Technology Centre

European Coatings Conference: Fighting Fakes
29.10. - 31.10. 2008
Vincentz Network

Turkchem Turkcoat 2008
30.10. - 2.11. 2008
Artkim Group

VILF-Tagung 2008
30.10. - 31.10. 2008
VILF - Verband der Ingenieure des Lack- und Farbenfaches e.V.

2nd International Advanced Materials (Tianjin) Summit
30.10. - 1.11. 2008
Dechema e. V., Mrs. Sinian Huang

Bangladesh International Dye & Chem Show 2008
28 ~ 30 November 2008
Venue : Bangladesh – China Friendship Conference Centre (BCFCC), Dhaka - Bangladesh




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