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 3rd PaintExpo: 13 through 16 April 2010 in Karlsruhe, Germany

Paint India 2010
4-5 March
International Exhibition and Conference, Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India
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  Green News  

The EPA Initiates Chemical Action Plans

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the first set of Chemical Action Plans (CAPs). The plans are part of a previously announced plan for enhancing chemicals management under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The four chemicals included in the plans are phthalates, short-chain chlorinated paraffins, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and perfluorinated chemicals, including PFOA.

“For the first time, EPA intends to establish a ‘Chemicals of Concern’ list and is beginning a process that may lead to regulations requiring significant risk reduction measures to protect human health and the environment. The agency’s actions represent its determination to use its authority under the existing Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to the fullest extent possible, recognizing EPA’s strong belief that the 1976 law is both outdated and in need of reform,” according to the agency. <more>

The new building blocks of “green” coating technology
Further improvements in the performance of waterborne two-component polyurethane coatings
6 Jan 2010 , Leverkusen : A new generation of cosolvent-free polyurethane dispersions from Bayer MaterialScience is further improving the performance of waterborne environmentally friendly two-component polyurethane coatings for various substrates. The coating films made using Bayhydrol® U dispersions display a wide spectrum of properties, ranging from hard through to flexible and a pleasant velvety soft feel. During a presentation at the recent European Coatings Conference on aqueous clear coats in Berlin, Bayer MaterialScience coating raw materials expert Dr. Martin Melchiors explained: “The new polyurethane polyols contain no n-methyl-2-pyrrolidone or any other cosolvents. They offer considerable potential in the formulation of waterborne two-component polyurethane coatings and are superior in many ways to the polyacrylate dispersions that have been most commonly used up till now.”

Coatings based on Bayhydrol® U XP 2750 are hard, yet elastic – even in cold conditions – and are also extremely scratch-resistant. Developers from Bayer MaterialScience achieved this range of properties by incorporating self-healing segments into the polymer. As a result, the coating is able to realign itself after being scratched. In addition, coatings based on Bayhydrol® U XP 2750 have a high-gloss finish, are weather-stable and demonstrate a very high resistance to chemicals. The dispersion is ideal for clear coats and topcoats applied to metal and plastic substrates. <more>

Automatic Coating Limited announces innovative, green technology in the oil and gas pipeline industry
SCARBOROUGH, ON, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - Automatic Coating, a world leader in liquid and powder coating in North America announced today it has secured the rights to Pipe Viper International for Canada and the world. PipeViper is the only cost effective and portable coating removal system that efficiently addresses all environmental and health and safety concerns in removing virtually any existing coating on live or depressurized oil & gas pipelines.

This patent pending process removes all coating, super cleans the surface of the (pipe for better integrity inspection. In addition, this system contains and properly bags wastes to meet and exceed local environmental standards.

"This is an exciting innovation that we can build upon to deliver environmentally friendly pipe rehabilitation to the oil and gas industry. It is innovation that Automatic coating can build upon to provide innovative blasting and coating solutions that meet an environmental standard that was previously unattainable" said Brad Bamford, President of automatic coating Limited. <more>

Toxic DuPont leak may have lasted five days
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- DuPont Co. said Friday that as much as 1,900 pounds of the toxic chemical methyl chloride may have been released from its Belle plant over the last week.

Plant manager Bill Menke said the leak may have started on Sunday, when the unit where it occurred was restarted after a production shutdown, but was not discovered by company officials until early Friday afternoon.

Menke said DuPont reported the incident to emergency officials shortly after it was discovered at about 2 p.m. Kanawha County emergency officials passed on a copy of DuPont's prepared statement to media about 5:30 Friday evening.

DuPont said in the statement that "a rupture disc had blown" in one of its production units.

"The process was immediately shut down at that point and an investigation to determine what caused the rupture disc to relieve began soon afterward," the DuPont statement said.<more>

DuPont worker dies after being sprayed with chemical
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The employee sprayed with phosgene gas at DuPont's Belle plant has died, said Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper.

Carl "Dan" Fish, 58, of Gallagher, W.Va. died at a CAMC hospital, according to a press release from DuPont. He had worked at the plant for 32 years. <more> <more1>

New study links C8 to thyroid disease
PARKERSBURG - A report released this week by the journal Environmental Health Perspectives said a study by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences found an association between C8 and thyroid disease in adults.

The study, according to the report, revealed people with higher concentrations of PFOA (C8) in their blood have higher rates of thyroid disease. The researchers analyzed samples from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's nationally representative National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The study was done at the University of Exeter and the Peninsula Medical School.

Those conducting the study said more research is needed.

"As indicated by the authors of this study, the observed association is a correlation, which may or may not be causal. In addition these results are not consistent with other studies. Epidemiological studies, of workers who have had much higher levels of PFOA exposure than the general public, have not shown any changes that would indicate impact to the thyroid," according to a statement released by DuPont officials through external affairs spokesperson Robin Ollis-Stemple at the DuPont Washington Works plant.

Comprehensive cross-sectional and follow up on analysis of associations with thyroid disease have not yet been reported by the C8 Science Panel, named as part of a settlement in the C8 class action lawsuit brought by Mid-Ohio Valley residents against DuPont Washington Works. That information is expected to be released in 2010-2011.

C8 is used in the manufacture process of Teflon and can be found in other stain and water-resistant coatings for carpets and fabrics. <more>





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   Infomercial from Mitsuba Systems  

Automation has become the need of the hour for many industries. Often all that’s needed is -

1) Higher productivity

2) Lower coating cost

3) Predictable production achievement.

Mitsuba recognizes the unique Indian environment and the special needs of small and medium industries in India.

Mitsuba is the only Indian company to manufacture Automatic systems with Oscillators having inbuilt SPRAY POLICE Part sensing system.

The Oscillator offers reliable, time tested, low cost automation and the SPRAY POLICE – will trigger guns on and off as needed to save valuable powder from being unnecessarily over sprayed.

Mitsuba will provide complete technical assistance to determine your exact needs, set up the system and offer full training and support for optimizing your coating operation.

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   Infomercial from Paint Expo  

PaintExpo – the Meeting Place for the Coating Industry

The international coating industry will meet once again in Karlsruhe from the 13th through the 16th of April, 2010. Offerings covering all aspects of liquid painting, powder coating and coil coating will be presented more comprehensively than at any other technical trade fair worldwide. This makes it possible for companies with in-house painting facilities and job shop coaters to gain an extensive overview of the latest developments and trends for painting and coating processes, and for all of the pertinent process steps from pre-treatment right on up to inspection. 
Complete, Competent and Well Worth Your While in Any Case

About 300 exhibitors, more than at any other specialised event for coating technology, will present innovative products and target oriented services which make painting and powder coating processes more flexible, more reliable, more economical and more environmentally sound. Gather information regarding solutions with which you can hone your competitive edge and secure a competitive advantage – regardless of whether you paint or coat metals, plastics, wood, glass or other materials.
  Trade visitor registration – apply for your free day ticket today
Product range

Systems and equipment for liquid painting, powder coating and coil coating 
Application systems and spray guns
Liquid paints and powdered enamels
Automation and conveyor technology
Cleaning and pre-treatment
Drying and curing
Environmental technology, air supply and exhaust air purification, water treatment,recycling and disposal
Accessories, for example covering materials and systems, hangers, filters, pumps 
Measuring and test technology, quality assurance
Paint stripping
Job-shop coatings 
Training and vocational education
Technical literature
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  Infomercial from Paint India 2010

The PAINTINDIA series of exhibitions, since their inception in 1993, have been the pioneering and premier coatings exposition for the coatings industry in the Indian sub-continent.

They are organized under the aegis of Expocon International, a division of Colour Publications Pvt Ltd. They are the leading and oldest publishing house for techno-commercial journals in India. They are the publishers of PAINTINDIA, the only journal in India for the coatings, inks and allied industries, which has been serving the industry for over 58 years now.

PAINTINDIA has built a place for itself as the pioneer and the only journal in the coating industry not only in India, but in the entire Far East. It has all along championed the cause of the coating industry to the extent that the Indian Industry looks upto the journal for objective presentation of news, independent expression of views and dissemination of information in continuing research in coatings and raw materials, and its allied fields.

For details Contact
S. Mani
Colour Publications Pvt Ltd
126-A, Dhuruwadi, AV Nagwekar Marg,
Prabhadevi, Mumbai - 400 025, India
Tel: +91-22-2430 6319
DID: +91-22-2422 2023
Fax: +91-22-2430 0601




  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. 

Vijay Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

Admin. Office :
103, Gita Bhavan, 1st Floor, Opp. Vijay Transport,
Narol Char Rasta, AHMEDABAD 382 405.
Telephone: +91-79-2532 9057, 25329374,Fax: +91-79-2535 9481




  Infomercial from Wagner  
Jan 26, 2010
New WAGNER Powder Manual Unit: PrimaSprint
Prima-Sprint, WAGNER’s new manual powder system, combines attractive design and superior functionality. Easy handling and exceptional coating results are achieved by the electronic closed-loop controller EPG-Sprint. Its central dynamic controller combines the operation of all parameters, which are divided into four functional sections. Unique cascade characteristic curve settings, for instance and Tribo compatibility offer greatest flexibility for all types of powders.
The gun’s high dynamic remote control allows to switch between a pre-selected program out of 50 individually set recipes by a simple double click. Colour changing has been made easier and more effective by the air pulsation. Prima-Sprint can be individually configured to suit the customers’ demands. The modular design and retrofit conversion sets enable the user to convert his unit into any of the three, thereby satisfying all customers’ demands.
- High-Dynamic-Remote (HDR) trigger by double click
- Modular design by means of retrofit conversion set for all versions
- Closed-Loop-Controller for perfectly reproducible coating results
- 3x unique HV- characteristic curve settings: standard, medium and soft
- Fast, intuitive, self-explanatory use
- Rapid colour changes by air pulsation
- Ergonomic for fatigue-free and safe coating
- Corona and Tribo compatibility
PrimaSprint: convincing in configuration
and performance!

EPG-Sprint: All parameters at a glance

The new manual gun
– ergonomic, lightweight, and perfectly

In India, Prima Sprint Unit was launched through a soft launch at Imtex Bangalore on 21st Jan 2010.

About Wagner
WAGNER is the leading manufacturer in the  market for high technology, high quality equipment for the application of liquid paint, powder and other liquid media. Our customers are industrial manufacturers and contractors as well as DIY-Consumers. Thanks to its global service network and its innovative products, WAGNER is counted among the leading suppliers in the surface coating market. The WAGNER group is active throughout the world with around 1700 employees, nine production plants, 11 international sales companies,  2  international Joint- Ventures and 50 international WAGNER agencies.

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Marketing Service
Industrial Solutions
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Gurgaon - 122001, Haryana, India.
Tel: +91 (0)124 4121626
Fax: +91 (0)124 4121611



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Plant For sale
1. Powder coating guns, make of M/s. Gema systems, which are 100kv electrostatic gun. We have 02nos of powder coating guns.

2. 9nos of P.P (poly poplene) tanks, they are also chemical and acid resisted, and the tank capacity is 3122 liters, the size of the tank is given below: -
Length: 2500mm, Width: 1000mm, Depth: 1250mm

3. 03 nos of hot tanks that are made of MS Steel, with heat exchanger and digital temperature controller with timers.

4 Back-to-back booth, with cyclone.

5 Batch type oven of size 8’X8’X71/2’, with digital temperature and time controller.

6 Electrically operated overhead hoist, for pretreatment

7 Air compressor.

8 Air filters for both the powder coating guns.

For Details Contact
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Sudhir Desai

Sudhir Desai, General Manager India, from ITW Gema was in Indore . During his visit he introduced the ITW Gema venture in India and briefed about Gema's  Indian operation & future plans.

Ray Hao
Ray Hao in charge of overseas sales promotions from Yantai Electrostatic powder equipment co.,ltd. paid a visit to India . During a telephonic discussion he said, "Powder coatings in India is recovering quickly and now growing rapidly and I can feel, this market is huge and potential too  but we are changing our idea and focusing on this market and so our strategy for electrostatic powder coatings production equipment is adjusted too to meet this demand "

During his visit he met several powder manufacturers,
"We are in close touch with them, possibly we can finalise a deal with them , our prices are also comparable with other brands. Indian market will be of great importance in 2010. This is our focus"

In two months Ray Hao will be in India again to attend coating show to further promote these equipment,
"We are doing lots of work for this market and need to explore this market through  the on site visit. Its different from China market and other markets." he said

Ray Hao found our website India Power Coating  useful in finding information about this industry. Let's Finish It is also  a new experience as its open to the public

New underwater paint by IIT-M
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai has developed a formulation for underwater painting for the first time in India. At present, none of the Indian firms or multinational paint companies in the country produce underwater coating.

Professor AS Khanna from department of metallurgical engineering and materials science, who is also the chairman of society for surface protective coatings India (SSPC) told Financial Chronicle, “A team of researchers from our department have developed a sophisticated formulation for underwater coating for the first time in India.”

The commercial production will begin by the end of this year by Larsen & Toubro, which has funded the research, he said. The IP and branding were yet to be finalised with the company, he added.

Khanna said at present India imported underwater coating from the UK, the US, Japan and Portugal. The product’s market size in India is Rs 250-Rs 300 crore annually, he added. “The market size will more than double in less than five years when Krishna-Godavari Basin, off the Bay of Bengal, of Reliance Power and British major Cairn Energy in Barmer, Rajasthan, will go into full scale production of gas,” he said.

“The demand for underwater coating application used mainly in marine business and oil and gas companies among others will shoot up, increasing business opportunities,” Khanna said.

K J Aiyangar, SSPC secretary and general manager (protective coating), Berger Paints India, said the decorative and industrial paint market size was Rs 12,000 crore. “It is growing by 15 per cent as per Frost & Sullivan market research,” Aiyangar said, and added that the auto industry and ancillary units alone in the country consumed paint worth over Rs 2,000 annually.

Khanna has submitted a 100-page proposal to guarantee the paint of a railway arch bridge over Chennab river in Jammu and Kashmir for 35 years. According to Khanna, the Indian railways consumes 40 per cent of the decorative and high performance coatings. “The conventional painting last for 15-18 years whereas Japan has developed a hybrid system of coating to last for 25-50 years,” Khanna said. <more>

Molded parts get PUR coating in a single mold By MPW Staff
Multicomponent injection molding, in a single mold, with one of the materials a PUR coating that protects its thermoplastic substrate: that's the beauty of a technology that was first discussed five years ago and now is claiming its initial commercial success, and in no less of a project than the new BMW 5 Gran Turismo.

Sometimes a novel technology appears briefly but then quietly disappears. This time, one first highlighted at the K show in 2004 has made its way into commercial production at fischer automotive systems GmbH, a German processor of plastic automotive systems. The new technology being employed, called DirectSkinning, grew out of the work first presented by plastics processing machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei at that event. The initial technology was known as SkinForm. <more>

Asian Paints Q3 net profit up at Rs 179 cr
Asian Paints has announced its third quarter. The company's Q3 net profit was up at Rs 179 crore versus Rs 50 crore, year-on-year, YoY.

Its net sales were up at Rs 1,278 crore versus Rs 1,007 crore, YoY.

The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 22.15 per share. (Sep, 2009)

The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio stands at 23.30.

The book value of the company is Rs 331.78 per share. Price-to-book value of the company was 1.56. <more>

ICI India net decline over 80 pc in Q3
NEW DELHI: Paint manufacturer ICI India on Friday reported an over 80 per cent decline in net profit at Rs 30.47 crore for the third quarter ended
December 31, 2009.

The company had a net profit Rs 174.97 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal, ICI India in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Net sales of the company increased by 5.5 per cent to Rs 245.94 crore during the quarter under review as compared with the corresponding period last fiscal. The company had a net sales of Rs 232.94 crore in the third quarter of 2008-09. <more>

Bangladesh Paint Industry:Paint makers continue double-digit growth
Bangladesh's paint industry has been growing at a double-digit rate for the past several years riding on the increasing demand from the construction sector, market players said.

A recent study reveals its market size based on demand is estimated at Tk 1,000 crore and domestic production capacity Tk 920 crore. Leading private commercial bank Prime Bank conducted the study.

The demand-supply gap, according to the study, is Tk 80 crore.

“We believe there is still good prospect for paint industry here. It is growing constantly,” said Sangam Lal, chief financial officer of RAK Group, a UAE-based conglomerate that has been working on setting up a paint factory in Bangladesh.

The Tk 50-55 crore factory is likely to go for commercial production by the year-end.

Only a few players Berger, Asian, Roxy, Pailac, Aqua and Elite etc are operating in the market with over 90 percent market share.

The Prime Bank study shows Berger alone holds 48 percent market share, followed by Asian Paints 12 percent, Roxy 10 percent, Pailac and Aqua each 7 percent and Elite Paints 5 percent. Uzala and Navana paints are also in the market. <more>

Kerala has emerged as the number one market for exterior emulsion paint companies like Asian Paints, Nerolac, Dulux and Jotun.
Market leader Asian Paints, for instance, is estimated to get around Rs 400 crore worth of business from this state alone.

Kerala contributes to about 8-10 per cent of the company's top line, according to analysts. The company, though, did not confirm this.

For Nerolac Paints, too, the Kerala market is important, since consumers there prefer an array of colours. “The use of vibrant and more pronounced colours is very popular in the south and so, test marketing for any new colour becomes almost imperative in this state,” says Sukhpreet Singh, general manager, marketing.

The decorative paints market in Kerala alone is about Rs 850 crore and growing at 40 per cent a year, the highest in India. The exterior emulsion market here is most competitive.<more>

Jotun expects 40% growth in sales
Nani Afrida , The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Wed, 01/27/2010 6:27 PM | Business

Norway-based paint producer PT Jotun Indonesia has expressed confidence its sales will grow by 40 percent this year in line with the company's plan to launch several new products to attract new consumers.

"The target seems sensational, but the improvement of global economic situation will boost the sales," Jotun Indonesia president Bjorn Abraham Bache told reporters during a media visit at Jotun factory in Bekasi on Wednesday.

He said that his company's sales last year were projected to reach more than Rp 400 billion. "This year we project to get Rp 550 billion in sales,"Abraham said. <more>

Rise in raw material costs may hamper Asian Paints’ growth
Asian Paints, India’s largest paints company, surprised the market by reporting an exceptional growth for the quarter ended December 2009 with strong demand for decorative paints enabling the company to report a robust performance.

While the company has reported improved performance in all its three business units — decorative, industrial and international division — overall growth stands out as exceptional due to poor performance in the December quarter a year ago.

The fiscal year 2009 was a tough one for the company on account of lower consumer demand, high raw material costs and the depreciation in rupee. The low base year effect and subdued raw material prices, therefore, have largely contributed to the extra-ordinary show this December quarter. <more>

Asian Paints to exit from Thailand, China by end-Feb
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:39pm IST Email | Print | Share| Single Page[-] Text [+] MUMBAI, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Asian Paints Ltd (ASPN.BO: Quote, Profile, Research), India's top paints maker, expects to exit operations in China and Thailand by the end of February, a senior official said.

The firm, which has sold its stakes in Malaysia and Hong Kong units, gets more than half of its international revenues from the Middle East.

"The company has divested its units in Hong Kong and Malaysia, the divestment of units in Thailand and China are currently in progress," P M Murty, managing director and chief executive, told a conference call.

He said the company hopes to complete the divestment by next month. <more>

Nordson Corp. Reports Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Results
WESTLAKE, OH – Nordson Corp. has reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2009. For the quarter ending Oct. 31, 2009, sales were $237 million, an increase of 15 percent over the third quarter of 2009. Net loss for the quarter was $209 million, or $6.22 per diluted share, inclusive of non-cash goodwill and other long-lived asset impairment charges of $7.08 per share. Excluding the impairment charges, adjusted earnings for the quarter were $29 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, inclusive of a $0.04 per share charge related to previously announced cost reduction activities. Prior-year fourth-quarter sales, net income and diluted earnings per share were $298 million, $31 million and $0.90, respectively <more>

AkzoNobel’s Ningbo Plant Starts Production
NINGBO, China - AkzoNobel has announced that production will start at its chelates facility located at the company’s new site in Ningbo, China.

The startup of the first activities in Ningbo means that AkzoNobel is now the only major producer of chelates with plants in Europe, North America and Asia. New ethylene amines and ethylene oxide factories are also due to begin production at the site in 2010, followed by an organic peroxides facility.

“China is a key market for us and the Ningbo site will enable us to better serve customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region,” said Rob Frohn, the AkzoNobel Board Member responsible for specialty chemicals. “Growth in the emerging markets is fundamental to our strategy, and Ningbo will play an important role as we look to further boost our presence and capabilities.”

The new plant, which will help to optimize the company’s global supply chain, will produce most of the basic chelates in AkzoNobel’s Dissolvine® product range. This will include the company’s new biodegradable chelating agent, Dissolvine GL, which can be used in applications such as detergents and oilfield and is expected to play an important role as a phosphate replacement in cleaning formulations. <more>
Akzo Nobel CEO Says 2010 Will Remain Challenging
AMSTERDAM (Dow Jones)--The chief executive of Netherlands-based chemicals company AkzoNobel NV (AKZA.AE) Friday said 2010 will be a challenging year marked by the company&apos;s battle to counter cost inflation in low-growth regions while investing in emerging markets.

"2009 was an extremely tough year and 2010 is likely to be another challenging year and we need to maintain our focus on customers, costs and ... <more>

Sherwin-Williams Awarded $24 Million U.S. Navy Just-In-Time Marine Coatings Contract
70 Percent of Overall Contract Goes To Cleveland-Based Company
Cleveland, OH (January 18, 2010) – Sherwin-Williams Protective Marine Coatings has been awarded a $24 million, five-year U.S. Navy contract to supply marine coatings per Just-In-Time (JIT) delivery to four U.S. Navy shipyards. The company was one of two low bidders in the first national comprehensive JIT coatings contract awarded by the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC), based in Norfolk, Virginia. The overall value of the contract, awarded over five years, is approximately $34.5 million. Previous U.S. Navy JIT contracts had been awarded for individual shipyards.

“Sherwin-Williams is proud to be a primary supplier of marine coatings for the U.S. Navy in 2010,” said Brad Rossetto, Vice President, Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Protective Marine Coatings. “We have a long tradition of supplying innovative coatings to the Navy. For example, Sherwin-Williams is currently providing coatings for active vessels such as the supercarrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, as well as historic warships such as the U.S.S. Missouri, the battleship on which Japan unconditionally surrendered to the United States, ending World War II.” <more>

DuPont Licenses Teflon® to National Paints in EMEA
DuPont recently signed a DuPont™ Teflon® surface protector trademark license agreement with National Paints Factories Co. Ltd., the largest architectural coatings producer in the Middle East. This marks the third DuPont™ Teflon® license to be signed in the Middle East.

Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), National Paints will co-brand three interior and two interior/exterior paints and a wood varnish with DuPont™ Teflon®. National Paints will market the products in the UAE, Oman, Jordan, Yemen, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.<more>

Dow Coating Materials Announces Price Increases in North America
Dow Coating Materials, a division of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) will implement a price increase for all acrylic and acrylic-based products sold to the architectural coatings, industrial coatings, and traffic paint industries. The increase of $0.05 per lb. is in addition to any previously announced increase. The increase will take effect immediately or as contracts allow and will affect all acrylic and styrene-acrylic emulsions, vinyl-acetate-based emulsions, rheology modifiers, opaque polymers, and dispersants. Dow Coating Materials will also implement a price increase of $0.09 per lb. for all solution and solid-grade Paraloid™ resins. The increase will take effect immediately or as contracts allow and is in addition to any previously announced increase.

In making the announcement, Neil Carr, General Manager of Dow Coating Materials North America, cited the continuing escalation in raw material costs as necessitating the increases<more>

Burj Khalifa painted and protected by Jotun paints and coatings
2010-01-06 - Company used 122,000 kilo grams of powder coating and 487,000 litres of paint on the world’s tallest tower

Jotun, one of the world’s leading producers and suppliers of paints and coatings, announced that it has painted the ‘Burj Khalifa’, a mix-used development by Emaar Properties.

Single Source Solution
A total of 122,000 kilo grams of powder coatings and 487,000 litres of paint have been used to decorate and protect the world’s tallest tower, which was inaugurated January 4. The ‘Burj Khalifa’ is the latest project to benefit from Jotun’s revolutionary ‘Single Source Solution’ concept.

The ‘Burj Khalifa’ project required the use of a metallic matt powder coated finish to complement the aluminium for the 28,261 cladding panels that make up the exterior of the tower and its two annexes. To address this unique requirement, Jotun Powder Coatings developed a specially formulated ‘Corro-Coat PE-F Façade Iris and Oyster Bond‘, a bonded metallic product for this project. On the other hand, coating the 2,684 feet spire of the renowned tower is ‘Baltoflake’, a glass flake reinforced polyester coating that provides outstanding resistance to abrasion, water and most chemicals. The product was recommended by Jotun and chosen by the client for its 20-year life span and minimal need for maintenance.

Hexion exits European solvent-coating business
US-based Hexion Specialty Chemicals has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Italian solvent-borne alkyd and polyester coating resins to an affiliate of Tenax group of Italy.

The deal, the value of which has not been disclosed, includes the entire Hexion solvent-borne coatings business and its production facility in Cola di Lazise, Italy.

The disposal marks Hexion’s exit from the European solvent-borne coatings market. However, the company said in a statement that it intends to maintain its presence in Europe in the waterborne, powder coating and coating resins markets.<more>

ASTM B567 - 98(2009a)
ASTM B567 - 98(2009a) Standard Test Method for Measurement of Coating Thickness by the Beta Backscatter Method
Significance and Use

The thickness or mass per unit area of a coating is often critical to its performance.

For some coating-substrate combinations, the beta backscatter method is a reliable method for measuring the coating nondestructively.

The test method is suitable for thickness specification acceptance if the mass per unit area is specified. It is not suitable for specification acceptance if the coating thickness is specified and the density of the coating material can vary or is not known. <more>

"AkzoNobel widens its powder coatings reach: on the heels of AkzoNobel's recently announced plans to acquire Dow Chemical's powder coatings business, Coatings World spoke with Rob Molenaar, managing director of AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, about the transaction as well as the state of the global powder coatings market"
Tim Wright "AkzoNobel widens its powder coatings reach: on the heels of AkzoNobel's recently announced plans to acquire Dow Chemical's powder coatings business, Coatings World spoke with Rob Molenaar, managing director of AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, about the transaction as well as the state of the global powder coatings market". Coatings <more>

IRL Predicts Rise in Russian Paint Industry
Information Research (IRL), located in Ealing, London, has made available the third edition of A Profile of the Russian Paint Industry. The edition contains information for 2009.

According to IRL, Russia has an industrial coatings market of 510,000 tonnes and a decorative paint market of 800,000 tonnes. IRL forecasts the total Russian paint market to rise from a total of 1,310,000 tonnes in 2009 to 1,687,000 tonnes in 2014.

The publication states that the industrial coatings sector will need to recoup losses from 2009, particularly in the automotive and powder coatings sectors. One of the key drivers for the Russian coatings market will be the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014. Construction and protective coatings demand associated with structures used for the Winter Olympics will be a strong point for the paint industry, IRL says. <more>

Three PPG workers claim in suit they should have been paid overtime
Three PPG Industries Inc. employees in New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York have filed a federal lawsuit against the Downtown-based company, claiming they were misclassified as managers and wrongly denied overtime pay.

The three employees said in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh that the company owes them an unspecified amount of overtime pay and damages for what they call Fair Labor Standards Act violations. Two of the workers were disciplined for challenging PPG's policies, court documents said.

PPG representatives couldn't be reached for comment Thursday. <more>

Free Paint and Coatings Available Through Initiative Foundation, Valspar
To help stretch tight budgets in 2010, the Valspar Corporation will offer nonprofits and communities a chance to apply for free paint and coatings through its “Minnesota Beautiful” partnership with the Initiative Foundation.

Representatives from the Initiative Foundation and Valspar will select 8-10 restoration or beautification rojects to receive paint and coatings based on their visual impact, public benefit, volunteer participation and support, intended use and benefit to the needy.

Projects that may qualify for a grant include historic buildings, community centers, public buildings, facilities for seniors or people with disabilities, murals or other visual impact projects. Ineligible projects include denominational churches, city maintenance, schools (except murals) and privately owned buildings. Projects must take place in one or more of the following counties: Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena or Wright.

“We appreciate Valspar Corporation’s continued support, especially given the challenging economic times that many of our communities are facing,” said Dan Frank, Initiative Foundation program manager for community development and Valspar program administrator for central Minnesota. “Their consultants offer the grant recipients quality coatings as well as advice on surface preparation, product selection and application. It’s a great partnership.”

Applications are due by March 5, 2010. For more information or to apply visit or contact Dan Frank at (877) 632-9255 toll-free.

Headquartered in Little Falls, the Initiative Foundation serves central Minnesota’s 14 counties as a regional resource for grants, business financing, donor services, and community, organizational and environmental planning.<more>

Berger Paints PAT up 87%
Berger Paints has recorded a 87 per cent jump in profit after tax (PAT) to touch Rs 28 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, compared to Rs 15 crore in the corresponding previous. <more>



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