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23.09. - 25.09.2009
CEPE - Annual Conference & General Assembly 2009
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New Zealand technology-first creates alternative use for waste paint & powder coatings

World-leading recycling technology developed in New Zealand could transform the world's waste paint and powder coatings into a new high performance particle board.

After more than five years of research, Auckland-based Orica Powder Coatings has applied to patent the process globally.

Orica Power Coatings General Manager Graeme Squire said based on current research a small manufacturing plant could recycle a combined 17,000 tonnes of waste paint and powder coatings and waste wood fibre each year.

That would account for all the waste paint produced in New Zealand, and much of what is produced in Australia, and all the waste powder coating produced in both countries.

"Our aim is to establish a plant in New Zealand or Australia and to license the manufacturing technology overseas," Mr Squire said.

Orica Powder Coating's concept is to set up low-cost, "boutique" manufacturing plants which have a small physical footprint, are easy to operate, and which are close to the source of the waste raw materials.

"It's very important to have a low-cost, flexible business model when you're dealing with recycling and we believe we have come up with a perfect solution," Mr Squire said.

The company has had the process tested by an overseas equipment supplier who is already successfully operating a number of small, turnkey particle board plants.

"We have validated that not only does our process work well through their equipment, but more importantly that the economics and business model stack up as well," Mr Squire said.

Orica Powder Coatings is now seeking a partner to establish the first plant – at an estimated cost of US$10 million - and also seeking interest from overseas parties who want to recycle the same waste materials in their own markets.

"Internationally the disposal of waste paint and powder coating is a huge issue. In the United States alone, it is estimated that 20 million litres of waste paint is generated each year and most of that eventually goes into landfills," Mr Squire said.

Orica Powder Coatings originally experimented with just waste powder coating and wood fibre, but then discovered the addition of waste paint created the ideal mix for the board.

The result is a high performance product with the waste powder coating and paint acting as binding agents and also adding water resistance. While waste wood would generally be used, this can be substituted with other sources of fibre, such as rice husks, straw and coconut fibres.

"We're excited about the technology both because it's a smart way to use our own waste product but because of the potential it offers to reduce the amount of this type of waste going into landfills world-wide," Mr Squire said.
Powder coatings are applied to a huge range of items in day-to-day use - from dishwashers to lawnmowers - to provide an attractive, durable finish to surfaces such as wood or aluminum.
Orica Power Coatings received support from Technology New Zealand to employ two students from the University of Auckland to work on the project with in-house chemists. One of the students has just completed a three year PhD thesis on the project.

Orica Powder Coatings is part of the Australian-listed Orica group of companies operating in New Zealand. The Orica group aims to reduce both energy and water consumption by more than 15 percent and waste product by more than 50 percent by 2010.

Moderator : Disposal of waste powder has always been a neglected issue. We emailed several powder manufacturers about there advice on safe disposal of waste powder but most of them preferred to keep silence on this question.

One manufacturers recommends "Put it in the oven and make cubical cakes which could be disposed later on"
That's certainly better than disposing raw powder

A paper by  A. C. Abhyankar, N. R. Edmonds & A. J. Easteal mentions "Composites were made by using waste powder coating powders (WPCP) and fines as a primary binder, along with secondary binders and sawdust as the reinforcing material.

Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were used to characterise composite boards formed using compressive moulding.

The composite boards resemble particle boards and were tested for their mechanical properties according to the prescribed standard (AS/NZS 1895.

All results confirmed that the composite boards had mechanical performances comparable with conventional commercial boards.

As they are constructed wholly from industrial waste materials these particle boards are novel products, and commercialization of this industrial ecological product is envisioned."

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DuBois Joins EPA's Climate Leaders Program

DuBois Chemicals, a global provider of sustainable cleaning solutions for safe, high- performing facilities, is participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Leaders program, thereby demonstrating its continued commitment to environmental improvement and providing sustainable cleaning solutions. By participating in Climate Leaders, DuBois has pledged to reduce its corporate-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and has passed the requirements of entering the program.

Climate Leaders is an EPA industry–government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate-change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their GHG emissions based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reduction goals, and annually reporting their progress to the EPA. Through program participation, companies create a credible record of their accomplishments and receive EPA recognition as corporate environmental leaders.

"We are pleased to join the other Climate Leaders in helping to reduce global climate change," said Andrew Law, director of environmental health and safety at DuBois.

DuBois Chemicals, whose focus is to develop innovative programs that reduce their customer's total cost of operation, specializes in the following areas: water/wastewater treatment; metal surface finishing/paint pretreatment; transportation/equipment cleaning products; maintenance/general purpose cleaners; and specialty lubricants/coolants/oils/additives <more>


GHG Emissions Savings Enabled By Chemical Industry Are More Than 2X Industry Emissions; Ratio Could Reach 4:1 By 2030, Provided Further Emission Reduction Steps
ARLINGTON, VA (July 9, 2009) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced the findings of a new study revealing that for every unit of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted by the chemical industry, society saves more than two units of GHGs through use of chemistry products and technologies. By 2030, the GHG savings-to-emissions ratio could increase to more than 4:1, provided further emissions reduction steps by industry, policymakers and other stakeholders.
McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm, conducted independent analyses and overall project management for the study. The Öko Institut, a leading independent environmental research and consulting institution in Europe, conducted a critical review of the analysis and reviewed the calculations. <more>

DuPont Releases 124 New Coating Colours

Say "hello" to color. That's 124 new colors to be exact.
 And most of them are shades of "green" -- not literally, but environmentally.
Coatings & Color Technologies (C&CT) serves one of today's most dynamic and volatile industries – the automotive segment. In the last year, auto companies have seen dynamic changes with revenue and earnings shortfalls for even the strongest global automakers.

In adversity, we all find strength – and the automotive industry is no exception. Automakers are looking for new innovations, including lighter-weight materials, alternative energy options and colors that are made using the best environmental standards available today. The same is true for the automotive aftermarket, where DuPont is the world's leading supplier of coatings for the collision repair industry<more>

Federal jury awards $1.25 million in chemical leak
(AP) – Jul 14, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal jury has ordered DuPont to pay more than $1.25 million to six people who were injured when fuming sulfuric acid spilled from an eastern Kentucky plant five years ago.

The jury found DuPont liable for skin burns, eye irritation and respiratory and eye problems sustained by neighbors of the company's plant in Wurtland, Ky.

The leak happened Oct. 11, 2004, and stemmed from a cracked pipe at the plant. It resulted in sulfur trioxide, a chemical that formed white clouds composed of tiny droplets of sulfuric acid, being released into the air.

DuPont argued that it gave warnings to neighbors about the leak and was not responsible for any injuries.<more>







SF EXPO China 2009 a report

SF EXPO China 2009, the biennial event, was closed on May 20, 2009 successfully. Either its exhibitors or visitors were exceeded expectations.

A great many vendors in surface finishing and plating had their showcase at SF EXPO. The management of the exhibitors had paid great attention to the show and said they have had a rewarding showcase and expected to show in the next session.

With the effort of the organizers and by scores of propaganda including exhibits pre-view, SF EXPO attracted a great many visitors and buyer groups, including buyers groups organized by Singapore, Korea and Japan, International Coating Industry Association, Zhong Shan San Jiao Plating Association, China North Industries Group Corporation, Sheng Yan Surface Engineering Association, Gui Zhou Surface Engineering Association etc. and buyers form BYD, Foxconn, Midea etc. Most of visitors said they found their wanted products and technology and enriched their SF EXPO experience for 60% of the exhibits were the latest.

SF EXPO China 2009 was the best one in its history. It had got great support from over 50 associations. Meanwhile, SF EXPO China2009 had scores of concurrent events, including the 10th National Conference on Plating & Finishing organized by China Surface Finishing Engineering Association Electroplating Branch, the 1st Exchange of China, Japan, Korea Plating Industry, the 2nd International Peak Forum on Functional Coating Development and Application, MFN Shot Peening Workshop etc.

Continually achieve successes and unceasingly go forward, the 9th Guangzhou International Surface Finishing, Electroplating and Coating Exhibition will hold on May, 2011. Look forward to meeting you in Guangzhou at SF EXPO 2011!

The 8th Guangzhou International Surfacing, Coating, Electroplating Exhibition (SF EXPO 2009) gained great support from domestic and overseas visitors. The basic statistics as follows:

1.Exhibitors Basic Data
China Mainland:123
Hong Kong , Macao and Taiwan:34

2.Visitors Basic Data
Total: 11,479
China Mainland: 9,537
Overseas: 1,942

Contact: Wise Exhibition (Guangdong) Co., Ltd

Address: Room 1802, Huayou Building, No.5 Si You Xin Road, Guangzhou, 510600, P. R. China
TEL: +86-20-37599008 Contact Person: Ms. Jean Huang FAX: +86-20-37599151

3. During the 3 days' exhibition, we had randomly interviewed 761 visitors. Click  here for some findings collected from our surveys:




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Powder Coating Demand Expected to Rise Over Next Few Years
U.S. powder coatings demand is projected to expand 3.5% annually to 445 million pounds in 2013, with a market value of $1.2 billion. Meanwhile, volume growth is expected to significantly outpace the gains of the 2003–2008 period as durable goods shipments are forecast to rebound from a weak 2008 base. These findings are courtesy of a newly released study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland, Ohio-based industry research firm.

According to the study, powder coatings will continue to achieve gains above the overall paint and coatings market average, taking share from competing products. However, advances in powder coatings market value will continue to be restrained by downward pricing pressure, as overcapacity in the industry persists and the manufacture of durable goods shifts to developing regions, particularly Asia.

Other highlights of the report: thermoset powder coatings (e.g., epoxy, epoxy/polyester hybrid, polyurethane, polyester, acrylic, and silicone) represent the vast majority of the overall powder coatings market, accounting for 91% of demand in 2008. Epoxy is the single-largest product type in the thermoset segment, favored for its excellent corrosion and chemical resistance in interior applications.

Thermoplastic powder coatings (e.g., polyvinyl chloride, nylon, fluoropolymer, polyolefin, and ethylene acrylic acid copolymer) account for the remainder of demand. Polyvinyl chloride is the largest product type in the thermoplastic segment, benefitting from its position as the lowest-cost powder coating on the market. Nylon powder coatings exhibit excellent resistance to chemicals, solvents, scratches, and corrosion, proponents say.

Another key finding: The motor vehicle market will likely provide the strongest gains through 2013, based largely on an expected rebound in motor vehicle output following the significant declines of the 2003–2008 period. Product developments, which will allow for greater use of powder coatings in exterior applications, will also offer opportunities for growth in this market, the reported <more> concluded.

BETHESDA, MD - IIT Delhi and RadTech North America are sponsoring the first-ever ultraviolet and electron beam (UV/EB) Conference and Exhibition in New Delhi, India, scheduled for Nov. 1-4, 2009, in the India Habitat Center.

Manufacturing in the fast-growing Indian economy is increasingly turning to cutting-edge, clean and energy-saving UV/EB technologies to develop efficient and economical industrial processes. The conference and exhibition will include technical and practical sessions on high-performance coatings, renewable resources and green chemistry, and applications including automotive, wood, adhesives, inkjet, and printing and packaging.

"The Indian economy is projected to grow at over 5 percent this year despite a predicted contraction for major world economies," said Chander Chawla, Conference Organizer, DSM India. "For 2010, the Indian economy is projected to be the fastest growing at an 8 percent growth rate. Eco-friendly UV/EB technology is already well established for optical fiber, optical media, printing, packaging, and hard coats for plastics and wood; it continues to evolve for other applications<more>

ICI in talks with two states for new plant-MD
KOLKATA, July 16 (Reuters) - Paints maker ICI India (ICI.BO: Quote, Profile, Research) has initiated discussions with state governments of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka to set up a new plant, a top official said on Thursday.

Initial investment in the plant would be about 2 billion rupees, Amit Jain, managing director, told reporters after the company's annual shareholders meeting.

"The plan would be finalised within this fiscal," he said adding that the company has initially identified some sites.

ICI currently makes about 70 million litres of paint per annum in its three plants in India, Jain said. <more>

AkzoNobel Opens Powder Coatings Center in China
NINGBO, China – AkzoNobel has inaugurated its Powder Coatings Technology Center in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China. The center has a state-of-the-art laboratory and will have an initial team of 20 scientists and technicians organized in Centers of Expertise for the strategic market sectors. The new facility is located at the existing AkzoNobel powder coatings manufacturing site in Ningbo.

All the Centers of Expertise (Automotive, Architectural, Furniture, Domestic Appliance, IT and General Industrial) and their corresponding Marketing Teams will be located at the center, ensuring a coordinated R&D effort.

Cytec to Implement Price Increase on Powder Coating Products
Woodland Park, NJ – June 30, 2009 – Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE: CYT) announced today the implementation of a price increase for all powder coating products including CRYLCOAT
; ADDITOL, and MODAFLOW. The price increase will be applicable for products shipped in North America on or after August 1st , 2009, or as contracts allow. The price increase will vary from US$0.03 to 0.07/lb depending on the impact of each specific raw material.

This adjustment is being implemented due to increased costs for major raw materials used in the production of polyester powder resins. <more>

The TurboRoll is Wagner's latest innovation in powered painting. The new, revolutionary TurboRoll battery powered roller is an all-in-one roller and paint container.

The incorporated paint tube holds enough paint to paint an area 7' x 10' on one fill, reducing the number of back-bending trips back and forth to the paint tray. Paint is supplied to the roller cover with the push of the power button. Powered by 4-AA batteries the TurboRoll will paint up to 15 gallons on one set of batteries. Manual override feature for powered or manual use. For medium-sized painting projects that require extra reach.

Use the TurboRoll on your next painting project.

Key Features

Quick touch motor control.
Paint up to 70 square feet on one fill.
Extension Range 8 feet
Includes 22 oz. applicator, 3/8 nap roller cover, 4 AA batteries, can lid, suction tube and spatter shield.

Cytec's Powder Coatings Business Launches CRYLCOAT Primavera
July 14, 2009

Woodland Park, NJ - Cytec Industries Inc. has launched another innovative product family - CRYLCOAT Primavera polyester resin. It is Cytec's reply to the continued market demand for reduced formulation cost in Powder Coatings without compromising on reliability of product supply and quality.

The first member of the new CRYLCOAT Primavera polyester resin family, CRYLCOAT E04048, is a 60:40 hybrid resin designed for general metal indoor applications. Powder paints based on this resin will cure at 190°C for 10 minutes and give overall performances in line with standard hybrid formulations. In particular, it will exhibit good properties in terms of appearance and good resistance to solvents and boiling water.

China corporate spy case paints outside the numbers
He booked a one-way flight from Chicago to Shanghai, stashing in his carry-on bag a computer thumb drive with 214 documents from the company he had just quit.

Before he could leave for the airport, the FBI raided his Arlington Heights apartment, seizing a half-dozen computers, a dozen external hard drives, 13 additional thumb drives and a pair of PlayStations capable of storing data.

If he didn't know it before the raid, David Yen Lee found out the hard way as the handcuffs went on: Paint is serious business. <more>

Berger launches floor coating system
4erger Paints Bahrain, a subsidiary of Berger International, Singapore, recently launched its floor coating system in Bahrain at an event at the Gulf Hotel.

The Berger Floor Coating System is a specialised range of protective and abrasion resistant coatings, which finds use in a wide variety of industries.

Possessing excellent mechanical properties, they are designed to provide tough, durable and well-protected floors, which results in the ease of cleaning and a higher aesthetic appeal.

Present at the launch were senior officials from Berger Paints, consultants and architects from across the GCC and a group of floor coating industry experts from India. – TradeArabia News Service <more>

New ASTM Standard on Corrosion

ASTM International (W. Conshohocken, PA) has developed a new corrosion-related standard, G199, Guide for Electrochemical Noise Measurement.<more>

Dow Plans to Raise Prices
The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, MI) announced that it will raise the list and off-list prices for several products in the Oxygenated Solvents portfolio in North America, effective July 1, 2009, or as contracts allow. The increase is due to a cost escalation of raw materials, particularly propylene, according to Mark Bassett, global business director of Oxygenated Solvents.<more>

Evonik Raises Polyester Prices
Evonik Industries' Coatings & Additives business unit will increase prices for coating polyesters starting July 1, 2009.<more>

Splash of paint can save tons of fuel
Jul 16 2009 by Andrew Mernin, The Journal

Andrew Mernin finds out how scientists on Tyneside are cleaning up the high seas.
The TI Africa ship

WHILE gas-guzzling airlines have borne the brunt of criticism from environmentalists as they wage war on climate change, ship operators are also under pressure to clean up their act.

In the shipping lanes which straddle the globe, from the South China Sea to the frozen North, seafarers, are becoming increasingly aware of their impact on the planet.

And in the battle to curb fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, thousands of ship owners have turned to the expertise of North East scientists for help.

On the south bank of the Tyne sits Gateshead's largest private sector employer, the International Paint plant owned by industrial juggernaut Akzo Nobel.

Within the walls of the sprawling factory, the endeavours of the men and women in white coats continues to play a major role in saving the planet by developing special paints for use on the high seas.

Since the mid-70s International Paint has been at the forefront of anti-fouling technology which saves huge levels of fuel by preventing marine life from attaching itself to the hull of ships.

According to International Paint, if ships didn't use anti-fouling coatings, fuel consumption would increase by as much as 40%. <more>

DSM Powder Coating Resins Increases Prices
ZWOLLE, the Netherlands - DSM Powder Coating Resins has announced a price increase for its range of Uralac® powder coating resins sold in North America effective for all orders shipped on or after August 1, 2009, or as otherwise permitted by the terms and conditions of customer contracts. Prices are increased by up to $0.07/lb. depending on the grade. <more>

Harley Davidson to cut 700 positions
Harley Davidson earlier this month announced plans to cut 700 positions in its hourly workforce and slash the salaried workforce by about 300 positions. This latest round of cuts comes of the heels of reductions of 1,400 to 1,500 hourly positions made earlier this year. According to Harley Davidson, the actions are part of a strategy designed to save the company between $140 million and $150 million a year. Harley-Davidson reported a second-quarter profit of $19.8 million, down 91% from $222.8 million a year ago.

Jobs blow at chemical firm
ABOUT 150 jobs are to be axed at a Low Moor chemical plant.
The job losses at speciality chemicals company Ciba were announced this week, following its recent takeover by BASF, the world's largest chemicals group.

The Low Moor plant will remain as BASF intends it to be the global centre for water treatmenADVERTISEMENTt chemicals.

Talks about the job losses are now taking place with employee representatives at the site, where about 830 people work.

The cuts will affect staff in the research department which is being transferred to Germany as well as some production and administrative areas.

A BASF spokesman said that, in spite of the changes, the Bradford plant would remain a major manufacturing site.

As well as becoming the centre for water treatment chemicals, it will make products for its pigments and care products divisions.

The Bradford job cuts should be completed by the end of next year.

BASF said the integration of Ciba would involve extensive restructuring and 3,700 job losses at sites across the world by 2013. <more>

GM closing Boxwood Road, last auto plant in Delaware
Workers at the GM plant on Boxwood Road near Wilmington, Del., put the finishing touches on Pontiac Solstice cars on June 1, 2009. GM will close the assembly plant the week of July 27.

WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Trincia, 51, of Bear, Del., returns Monday to his job at the General Motors auto-assembly plant just as he's done countless times since he was a 19-year-old kid lucky enough to land a decent-paying manufacturing job.
But this will be his last recall. He joins just 414 other workers for the final two weeks of the Boxwood Road plant.

"I'll miss the people," said Trincia, who is raising his grandchildren and needs another job. "I was a young guy for so long and then suddenly I'm one of the oldest guys here." <more>

Dow Advanced Materials, created with the acquisition of Rohm and Hass by Dow in April, had 2008 sales of $14bn (€9.9bn).

Carrollton company president aboard small plane that crashed off Florida coast
Quality Powder Coating's president and a company pilot were aboard a small plane that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida on Wednesday afternoon, the Carrollton company said this morning.

The company identified two of the five people on the plane as president Roland Schurrer, 40, and pilot Steve Barrows, 33. Two other people on board were believed to have been customers of the company that coats metal products.

"We have not received official confirmation from the NTSB regarding the status of those who were on the airplane," the company said. "Our thoughts and concerns continue to be focused on members of our company family who were on the airplane and the members of their respective families."

An employee with the McNichols Co. in Tampa was also aboard the plane, said Sarah Morris, a spokeswoman for the Tampa-based steel services business. She could not identify the employee or say how long McNichols had been in business with Quality. <more>

Chemicals industry marks role in Moon landing
LONDON (ICIS news)--It was one small step for Neil Armstrong 40 years ago on Monday and another small step for the world of chemicals as the Apollo 11 astronaut ventured onto the lunar surface.

Mission Commander Neil Armstrong and his Lunar Module pilot, Buzz Aldrin, landed on the Moon's surface at 16:17 New York time (20:17 GMT) on 20 July 1969, leaving their Apollo 11 companion Michael Collins in the orbiting Command Module.

Neil Armstrong took his first step on the lunar surface six hours later.

The science of chemistry and the chemical industry supplied many of the materials that made the Apollo 11 mission and, indeed, all space flight, possible.

New and not-so-new materials powered and protected the spacecraft and cocooned the astronauts as the Apollo programme fulfilled President Kennedy's pledge in 1961 to send a man safely to the Moon by the end of the decade.

Hydrogen powered the giant Saturn V rockets of the Apollo programme; oxygen provided the vital "spark" during launch and sustained life in space.

The lunar module was a surprisingly flimsy, cramped vehicle protected with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Mylar film.

DuPont provided that film and a range of other fibres and plastics for the mission and for many others. Its relationship with NASA goes back 50 years.

On Apollo missions to the Moon, 20 of the 21 layers in each space suit were made with DuPont materials, the company said, including Mylar, spandex, nylon, neoprene and the its Kapton temperature resistant polymide film. <more>

The germ fighter
Peter Buscemi kills germs for a living.

"I'm trying to show people how to alleviate a situation with a solution," said Buscemi, who started Biomedical Protective Coatings six months ago.

The situation, as Buscemi calls it, is the spread of infectious disease through human contact with surfaces like walls and countertops. His solution is the use of an antimicrobial powder that forms a lifelong protective coating.

In Building 4 at Howe Center, the germ-killing coating is applied to furniture frames destined for New York schools.

Buscemi said that's just one of a number of applications.

"For instance, you owned a restaurant or if you owned a medical center, we can actually powder-coat the item in your facility to kill bacteria," he said.

He said antimicrobial agents kill salmonella bacteria on counter tops and can also be used in homes, hospitals and businesses.

If the now-closed Cortina Inn were to reopen, Buscemi said the building would benefit from having its air-conditioning duct work coated with an antimicrobial agent that would prevent the growth of Legionnaire's disease.

Buscemi said the key ingredient of the antimicrobial powder is silver which eradicates any microbes.

"If microbes land on a surface that has the silver-ion content in it, then the microbe cannot replicate, cannot grow, so it eventually dies off," he said.

The concentration of antimicrobial solution, which can be added to powder coating or paint, varies depending on the application, he said. <more>




  Seminar Events Exhibitions  
IPCA Third Biennial Conference
Ausgust 1st to 3rd 2009
Hotel Rajputana Shereron Jaipur Jaipur

Electroplating Know-How Basics
August 12th 2009
Dallas, Texas, USA Aug. 11

Department of Defense Corrosion Conference 2009
Aug 10 - 14, 2009
Washington, DC USA

AAMA Southeast Region Fall Meeting
Aug 12 - 13, 2009 Coral Springs,

American Chemical Society Fall 2009 National Meeting and Expo
Aug 16 - 20, 2009
Washington, D.C.,

Department of Defense Corrosion Conference
2009 Aug 10 - 14, 2009
Washington, DC USA

AAMA Southeast Region Fall Meeting
Aug 12 - 13, 2009
Coral Springs, FL USA

American Chemical Society Fall 2009 National Meeting and Expo
Aug 16 - 20, 2009
Washington, D.C.,

Painting Technology
Surface Coating
2 Days-August 20-21,
Powder Coating 1 Day August 22
Chennai, India
GT Technical & Management Institute P Ltd.
9th SLF Congress
Sep 07 - 08, 2009 Sandefjord, Norway

Southern Metal Finishing Conference
Sep 13 - 15, 2009 Charleston, SC USA

Hardcoat Anodizing-Advanced Seminar
Sep 14 - 15, 2009 Jupiter, FL USA

The ASM Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition
Sep 14 - 17, 2009 Indianapolis, IN

Medical Grade Polymers 2009
Sep 15 - 16, 2009 Philadelphia, PA USA

AAMA National Fall Conference
Sep 20 - 23, 2009 Henderson, NV USA

Third International Coating Wood and Wood Composites Conference
Sep 22 - 23, 2009 Charlotte, NC

Composites World Expo
Sep 28 - 30, 2009 Schaumburg, IL

World Corcon 2009
September 29-30 2009
Hyatt Regency
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India Powder Coating
Vivek Soley
3, Lalaram Nagar, Indore, 452001 MP India
Phone 91 731 2492291
Mobile +91 9826297112
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