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Pipe Company Faces 25 OSHA Citations, $88K Fine
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 25 citations and proposed $88,000 in fines against Welspun Tubular LLC for alleged violations at its pipe manufacturing and coating facility in Little Rock, AR.
Welspun Tubular is a subsidiary of Welspun Corp Ltd., based in Mumbai, India. The manufacturer employs more than 20,000 workers globally, including about 265 workers at the Little Rock facility. The facility produces up to 300,000 tons of SAW pipe each year, primarily for Fortune 100 Oil & Gas companies.<more>

Nordson Corporate Headquarters
Nordson New Corporate Headquarters Incorporates Leading Green Building Technologies.

Nordson Corporation recently opened a new 28,000 square-foot global headquarters facility in Westlake, Ohio that incorporates leading green building technologies and is expected to earn a prestigious Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification later in 2011.

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that provides a framework for implementing green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Nordson’s LEED certification process is currently ongoing and is expected to take approximately a year to complete. The new Nordson building is anticipated to earn a LEED certification level of Silver or Certified and is registered under the latest version of the certification rating system, LEED v3. <more>

Castings Maker Fined $220K for Repeated Silica Exposures
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Oberdorfer LLC for 28 alleged violations of workplace health and safety standards, including failing to correct hazards cited during a previous OSHA inspection.

The Syracuse, NY, manufacturer of aluminum castings faces a total of $220,000 in proposed fines in connection with an OSHA inspection opened July 30, 2010, to verify correction of previously cited hazards.<more>





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  Infomercial from Vijay Enterprises Pvt. Ltd  
Paint Expo

Expansion for 4th Leading International Trade Fair for Industrial Coating Technology from 17 through 20 April 2012 in Karlsruhe (Germany)
PaintExpo Profits from Worldwide Investment Requirements

Oberboihingen – Growth is plainly foreseeable for the 4th PaintExpo, which will take place in Karlsruhe from the 17th through the 20th of April 2012: Roughly 15 months before the next leading trade fair for industrial coating technology, the exhibitor list already includes more than 180 companies from 13 countries. Organizer Jürgen Haußmann attributes the high level of international interest in participation to, on the one hand, extensive investment requirements for companies with painting facilities. This is being triggered by ever stricter requirements regarding efficiency, quality, flexibility and environmental protection, as well as by new materials and material combinations. On the other hand, PaintExpo is the number one information and procurement platform for users, due to the fact that it presents the world’s most comprehensive offerings ranging from pre-treatment right on up to final inspection.

“PaintExpo has evolved into one of the principal trade fairs for the coating industry. Consequently it’s an important platform for presenting our innovations, and our product spectrum”, says Ulrich Schmid; head of sales for general finishing at Eisenmann Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG. As is also the case with this manufacturer, nearly all industry and technology leaders from the fields of equipment manufacturing, application technology and paints have already decided in favour of participating at PaintExpo 2012 in Karlsruhe. “Due to the fact that participation at the trade fair was highly positive for us in 2010, we’ve already registered for the upcoming event and we assume that it will be very successful for us again”, explains Michael Pleuse, German accounts manager at paint manufacturer Oxyplast Belgium, regarding the company’s early decision. All other sectors, for example pre-treatment, are already well represented in the exhibitor list as well with companies like Forster Chemicals, Haug Chemie, Plasmatreat and Walther Trowal. “Positive effects have also resulted from the first PaintExpo Eurasia, which will take place in Istanbul from the 6th through the 8th of October, 2011, because a number of exhibitors from that region have also registered for PaintExpo in Karlsruhe”, reports Jürgen Haußmann, managing director of event organisers FairFair GmbH.

Market-Oriented, Representative, Forward-Looking Offerings
PaintExpo’s recipe for success is its focus on the process sequences for liquid painting, powder coating and coil coating. The trade fair offers the world’s most extensive offerings in these areas. And that’s what attracted roughly 6400 visitors from 62 countries to Karlsruhe in the economically critical spring of 2010 – 8% more than in 2008. “We’re expecting significant growth in visitor numbers again in 2012”, says Jürgen Haußmann. This seems very likely based on the investment requirements which have become apparent amongst companies with in-house painting facilities around the globe. Although users are faced with different requirements in the various parts of the world, they’re becoming stricter in general everywhere. Amongst other things, the use of technical innovations that contribute to energy saving operations and make efficient use of resources is absolutely essential in order to be able to stand up to international competition. After all, this is the only way to assure that painting systems can be operated highly efficiently and ecologically, and with low operating costs. “The combination of painting systems with technological opportunities from the field of renewable energy sources such as solar-thermal energy conversion is also becoming more and more important. In this way, energy intensive production processes like painting can be integrated into energy concepts which are laid out for the entire plant”, notes Ulrich Schmid. Michael Pleuse cites energy saving opportunities resulting from coating materials as well: “We expect further demand increases for low-temperature powdered enamels which contribute to reduced operating costs and CO2 emissions.” Internationally growing demand for coating materials, and at the same time ever scarcer resources, will lead to further price increases according to Pleuse. And thus the use of application and recovery technologies which reduce material consumption will continue to gain in significance. “All over the world, users of industrial painting technology must adjust to actual requirements to an ever greater extent, which necessitates the use of new materials, for example lightweight structural components made of fibrous composite materials and the use of various materials within the finished product. This is why it’s so important to offer systems technology for associated production steps such as joining and bonding, and at the same time to maintain high processing speeds in manufacturing”, elucidates Ulrich Schmid further.
Thanks to its complete and fully representative exhibition offerings including 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, compressed air supply and exhaust purification, water treatment, recycling and disposal, accessories, measuring and test technology, quality assurance, paint stripping, job-shop coating, services and technical literature, PaintExpo presents future-oriented solutions in all areas of industrial coating technology. Beyond this, downstream process steps such as printing and packaging are covered as well. Further information and a preliminary exhibitor list can be accessed at

Doris Schulz
Martin-Luther-Strasse 39
70825 Korntal, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)711 854085
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  Infomercial from Vijay Enterprises Pvt. Ltd

SF EXPO China 2011 Will Kick Off on May 11, 2011

The 9th Guangzhou (China) International Surface Finishing, Electroplating and Coating Exhibition (hereinafter referred as SF EXPO China 2011) is jointly organized by China Surface Engineering Association Electroplating Branch, Powder Coating Institute, Guangdong Electroplating Association and Guangdong Coating Industry Association, scheduled on May 11-13, 2011 at Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center. It’s estimated that Over 300 companies will show and more than 18,000 attendees will visit this premier industry event.

SF EXPO China, held biyearly, is one of the important surface finishing industry events in China. Since the promotion started from 2009, SF EXPO China 2011 has gained the support of about 40 associations and 50 media partners around the world. The latest surface finishing materials, equipments and technologies, including electroplating, painting equipments, blasting, polishing, conversion coatings, anodizing, will be displayed in this 3-day exhibition. The renowned enterprises such as Atotech, Winstar, Coventya, Zi Yi, Wagner, ITW-Gema, Huan Yu, Da Qi have confirmed their participation.

The exhibition will provide surface finishing companies with a highly effective platform for press release, business networking and negotiation and its scale will be twice of SF EXPO China 2009. Besides, the organizing committee has achieved the in-depth cooperation with many foreign associations so as to make the show more internationalized. As for visitor organization, by now over 1,000 large user companies have decided to visit the show and companies such as BYD, Foxconn, KONKA, Haier, Galanz, Toyota, Nikon, OREX Lighting will send delegates.

The concurrent events are also to be held to enrich the exhibition. The activities include: Members’ Assembly of Marketing Working Committee of China Surface Engineering Association, International Symposium on Surface Finishing Industry Development and New Product, Technology Promotion Conference, Annual Meeting of Guangdong and Guangzhou Electroplating Association, The 2nd International Plating Technical Forum, Energy-saving and Environment-friendly Coating Technical Seminar, Awarding Ceremony for Outstanding Surface Finishing Enterprises and Coat Expo China 2011.

These industry activities are organized by authoritative associations and draw the great attention of professionals and experts, with an aim to make SF EXPO China a grand industry gathering and achieve win-win opportunity for all participants.

Exhibition Website: 
Exhibition Organizers: China Surface Engineering Association Electroplating Branch
Powder Coating Institute
Guangdong Electroplating Association
Guangdong Coating Industry Association
Wise Exhibition (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.
Host: Wise Exhibition (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.
Exhibition Date: May 11-13, 2011
Tel: 86-20-37599008, 37599129
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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. 

Vijay Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

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AkzoNobel targets growth after opening new coatings plant in India

AkzoNobel’s ambition to accelerate growth and increase revenue in India to €1 billion within the next five years has been underlined today by the official opening of a new Industrial Coatings plant near Bangalore.

The facility – which will produce coil and specialty plastic coatings – is located in Hoskote on an existing AkzoNobel site which already manufactures marine and protective coatings, automotive coatings and powder coatings.
“India will develop into one of the world’s economic powerhouses and it ranks very highly on our list of priority high growth countries,” said Leif Darner, the AkzoNobel Board member responsible for Performance Coatings. “We are already well represented in India, but as the largest global producer of coatings, we are committed to making a significant contribution to the country’s continued development.”
Added Conrad Keijzer, Managing Director of AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings: “Increasing our capacity in India is important because local demand is growing. This is being driven by a number of factors, particularly the rapid increase in average household incomes and the associated growth of the housing, construction, consumer electronics and automotive sectors.”

The technologies most in demand include laser-etch coatings for the automotive industry, soft-touch technology for smart phones and coil coatings for high performance steel and aluminum construction markets.
The new Bangalore facility will be capable of manufacturing up to 18 million liters per year, with scope for further expansion. The additional capacity will also boost the company’s ability to meet the growing demand in India and neighboring countries.
AkzoNobel currently employs around 1,500 people in India and operates six production facilities, two research laboratories and around a dozen sales locations, representing activities from across all Coatings and Specialty Chemicals businesses.<more>

Bayer adds color center in India
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY (Feb. 1, 10:50 a.m. ET) -- Bayer MaterialScience AG has inaugurated a color competence and design center in Greater Noida, near New Delhi, India.
The center offers color matching and small-scale production of polycarbonate compounds.
Leverkusen-based BMS has similar centers in Newark, N.J.; Filago, Italy; Uerdingen, Germany; Map Ta Phut, Thailand; and Shanghai and Guangzhou, China.
(China). The Color Competence and Design Centers are complemented with three Innovation Centers in Leverkusen (Germany), Amagasaki (Japan), and the Polymers Research and Development Center in Shanghai (China).<more>

Interview with H. M. Bharuka, Managing Director, Kansai Nerolac Paints
Your strategy for growth? Any more acquisitions in the pipeline?

Our strategy would be to ride on the growth, create adequate noise & brand salience, expand distribution at the right counters and offer the product range that consumers will lap up. We are sure if we create a service backup winning over customers, the growth will come.

Give your market share in industrial coating, powder coating, PT Chemicals.

We are the market leaders in Industrial coating business with an overall market share of over 40%. Within industrial, in automotive coatings, our market share is over 60%. In Powder Coatings our market share is over 27% and in PT it is over 23%.

Construction activities are on an upswing. What is the break-up between new construction and repainting?

Around 30% of the business gets contributed from the new construction & balance 70% comes from re-painting.

What is your current installed capacity and utilization? Any plans to expand capacity? Do you outsource any activity? Are your units available to others for contract?

Annual Production capacity is 156300TPA (05-06). The capacity utilization has been over 64%. We are investing around Rs1bn in increasing capacity in in the existing units at Jainpur, Lote & Bawal. Some commodity and low technology products are outsourced.

Our units are not available for contracted production for others!

What is the price trend in titanium oxide? With the duty reduction, are the customers being passed on the benefit?

T1O2 prices are stable. The reduction in duty is off set with increase in other areas.<more>

Price Rises
DuPont Titanium Technologies Announces a Price Increase for Ti-Pure® Titanium Dioxide Products Sold in Japan
Effective Feb. 1, 2011, DuPont Titanium Technologies announces a price increase of Yen 40 per kg for all DuPont™ Ti-Pure® titanium dioxide (TiO2) grades sold in Japan.
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. to Raise Prices for Specialty Epoxy Resins in the Americas
Momentive Specialty Chemicals announced that effective March 1, 2011, or as contracts allow, the company will increase prices of the following Specialty Epoxy Resins in the Americas. This increase is driven by the continued cost increases of key raw materials.

Valspar says price hikes not to offset higher costs
Feb 14 (Reuters) - Paint and coatings maker Valspar Corp said a price hike would not offset a higher-than-expected rise in raw material costs in 2011, sending its shares down as much as 3 percent.
Paint makers have been battling rising cost of raw materials such as titanium dioxide and have been passing it on to customers.
Valspar forecast raw material prices to rise in the low double digits in 2011, higher than its prior forecast, and that price hikes would no longer help it offset higher raw material costs, as it had said three months ago.
"There is going to be a lag between the increase in the raw material costs and our ability to recover it in our marketplaces", Chief Executive William Mansfield said on a conference call with analysts.
"The biggest challenge the coatings industry faces is raw material inflation."<more>

Jotun Coatings announces price increase
Acknowledging the steep rise in the cost of raw materials through 2010 used in some coatings, Jotun said that it had been forced to increase prices on some of its products.
However, the company emphasised that price rises have not affected its entire range.<more>

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Price Review EMEIA
With immediate effect, AkzoNobel Powder Coatings will increase prices for its Products in Europe East, Middle East, India and Africa.
Prices for all major raw materials used in the production of powder coatings have shown double digit increases throughout 2010. AkzoNobel has absorbed the impact of these raw material price increases until now.
A recent further rise in the price of raw materials (due to the scarcity of feedstocks in the required raw materials) has developed since the beginning of 2011 and is predicted to continue throughout the year.
These unprecedented rises have necessitated an immediate adjustment of powder coatings
selling prices by the very latest 1st March 2011. Consequently, for all supplies, selling prices across all Powder Coatings product ranges will be increased throughout the EMEIA region by between 10% and 20% depending on product type. This will partially neutralize the raw material price impact.<more>

Protective Coating Prices Face Global Spike
Fasten your seatbelts. The price of protective and marine coatings is about to spike again globally—perhaps to record highs—and no relief is in sight, manufacturers report.

PPG Industries, Jotun, International Paint (also known as International Protective and International Marine) and Hempel have all recently announced global price increases in their protective and marine coatings products

Solvay to produce  Epichlorohydrin in China using Glycerine as feedstock by 2013....

ASTM Introduces Corrosion Cost Tool, Updates Standard Coatings Terms
ASTM has developed its first standard for evaluating the lifecycle cost of corrosion protection systems and has revised its standard for coatings terms.
“ASTM A1068 - 10 Standard Practice for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Corrosion Protection Systems on Iron and Steel Products” covers a procedure for using life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis techniques to evaluate different corrosion protection system designs that satisfy the same functional requirements.
LCC analysis is a method for evaluating alternatives that involve different cash flows over the life of the designated project design.
The method involves calculating the LCC of each alternative capable of satisfying the project’s functional requirement and comparing them to determine the lowest estimated LCC.<more>

PPG Powder Primer Approved for Military Application
PPG Powder Primer Approved for Military Application-Image via Wikipedia
Serving customers in industrial, transportation, consumer, and construction markets and aftermarkets, PPG Industries’ continues its vision to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company with MLP80000 primer.
The PPG commercial MLP 80000 powder primer is approved for MIL-DTL32348 specification, which is Type, I military specification for chemical agent-resistant powder primers. Issued in November 2010, the new MIL-DTL-32348 specification for chemical-agent-resistant coating (CARC) powder primer and topcoat has the intent of increasing the use of powder coatings on military vehicles and components by the military.<more>

BASF Hikes R&D, Sells Coatings Unit
BASF SE spent a record $2 billion on research and development in 2010 and will top that this year, putting the chemical giant on track to generate more than $10 billion from innovation efforts by 2015, the company says.
BASF also will be selling off its Surface Technologies business to New Jersey-based Curtiss-Wright Corp. The ST business is a leading supplier of metallic and ceramic thermal spray coatings, primarily for the aerospace and power generation market <more>

Huntsman Announces Capacity Expansion at Singapore Polyetheramines Plant
The Performance Products division of Huntsman Corporation announced that it is going ahead with the engineering design for a 40,000-ton capacity expansion program at its world-scale polyetheramine facility in Singapore.
Huntsman plans to invest more than $70 million at its Jurong Island plant in a move that will more than double the site’s manufacturing capabilities, help satisfy increasing global demand for polyetheramines and strengthen the company’s leadership position in this technology. In the last five years, Huntsman – the world’s leading polyetheramine producer – has seen interest in its JEFFAMINE amines accelerate dramatically.
Polyetheramines are typically employed in epoxy coatings or in additives that enhance the performance of fuels, concrete and pesticides. 

EasyJet Announces Trial of Drag Reducing Nanotechnology
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has announced that it is the first commercial airline to trial a revolutionary nanotechnology coating on its aircraft aimed at reducing drag and increasing fuel efficiency.
The high tech coating, already used on US military aircraft, is a polymer that cross links and bonds to the paint surface. The coating reduces the build up of debris on the aircraft’s structure, leading edge and other surfaces, thus reducing drag on the surface of the aircraft.
The manufacturers of the coating estimate that it could reduce easyJet’s fuel consumption by 1-2%. The airline has coated eight aircraft, adding an estimated weight of only 4oz per aircraft, and will compare their fuel consumption with the rest of the fleet during a 12 month trial period. It is estimated that the implementation across the fleet could be equivalent of saving the Co2 burned in 20 flights daily.
Since its launch in 1995, easyJet has always strived to improve its efficiency to keep its costs down. Passengers benefit through low fares and a reduced carbon footprint. As a result, an easyJet passenger is responsible for 22% fewer emissions than a passenger on a traditional airline, when they fly the same route and use the same type of plane.<more>

Nanotechnology mimics nature for antibacterial ‘skins’
Taking a lead from animals such as dolphins and pilot whales that are known to have anti-fouling skins, researchers from the Industrial Consortium on Nanoimprint (ICON) at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) are using nanotechnology to create synthetic, chemical-free, antibacterial surfaces.
The surfaces can reduce infections caused by pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureusand Escherichia coli, and may be deployed on common plastics such as those used for medical devices and lenses. Conventional methods for preventing bacterial surface attachment, say the scientists, often use potentially harmful metal ions, nanoparticles, chemicals or ultraviolet radiation.
Nanoimprint technology, a form of nanotechnology, is a straightforward technique that has been developed by A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) to make complex nanometer-sized patterns on surfaces to mimic the texture of natural surfaces. This gives the engineered material 'natural' properties such as luminescence, adhesiveness, waterproofing and antireflectivity.
Dr Low Hong Yee, IMRE's director for research and innovation said: "With millions of years of experience behind her, nature has produced some of the most rugged and adaptable life forms. The antimicrobial surfaces project will demonstrate the versatility of nanoimprinting technology and its benefits to a wide range of industries.”<more>

Berger Paints India net rises 32.96% for Dec`10 qtr
Berger Paints India disclosed a substantial rise in standalone net profit for the quarter ended December 2010. During the quarter, the profit of the company rose 32.96% to Rs 369.10 million from Rs 277.60 million in the same quarter last year.<more>.

Asian Paints: Punar janam lacks life
They have forgotten to pack in the one most important ingredient... and that’s humour. And have instead added on the ‘obsession’ factor, but it falls a little flat

So then how do you depict the durability, the long-lasting effect of a hardware brand? Many routes have been tried by marketers. My most favourite one is the ad done by Greenply plywood some years ago. And that featured a re-incarnation sequence. A young Sikh boy accidentally discovers he was a Tamilian man in his past birth. And the memory is triggered by his wooden table he finds in his past house, which remains as solid as ever. And the exchange in Tamil between the little Sardarji boy and his past life wife Savithri was hilarious to say the least. <more>

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. To Raise Prices For Allyl Chloride, Epichorohydrin and BPA in North America <more>

AKZO NOBEL NV : Nobel hires top executive for Decorative Paints business in China
AkzoNobel's strategic medium-term growth ambitions to double revenue in China, from $1.5 billion to $3 billion, will be further fuelled by the appointment of Lin Liangqi as the new Managing Director, Decorative Paints for China & North Asia <more>

Berger Paints - Publish Audited Results
Berger Paints India Ltd has informed BSE that in respect of the last quarter of the financial year 2010-11, the Company intends to publish the Audited financial results for the entire financial year 2010-11, within 60 days of the end of the said financial year.

1 hurt in industrial flash fire
GREENSBORO — A Sherwin-Williams worker was burned in an accidental flash fire at the company's local plant this morning.The employee, who was not identified, suffered minor burns to his arms and face and is being treated at Moses Cone <more>

Hampton water tower painter survives 110-foot fall
A 21-year-old Hampton man has been hospitalized in fair condition after falling 110 feet from an East Texas water tower.

A Kaufman County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman says Brandon Milley of Hampton fell Sunday morning while painting the North Kaufman Water Supply tower<more>.

Meghmani Organics
Meghmani Organics Ltd has informed BSE about Fire broke out in New Beta Blue Plant at Pigment Manufacturing division at Panoli - Ankleshwar.
Source : BSE<more>





Ask Joe Powder

"Ask Joe Powder"
"Ask Joe Powder" is a question and answer column authored by Kevin Biller of the Powder Coating Research Group. Mr. Biller has over 30 years experience formulating and manufacturing powder coatings. He welcomes your questions regarding powder coating technology. Please write to:

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Dear Joe,

We are in need of an electrostatic dissipative (ESD) coating for work furniture to be used in the assembly of electronically sensitive equipment. We have tried carbon black containing liquid paint (alkyds) but wonder if we can get his performance in a powder coating. Also can we get it in colors other than black?


Dear Satish,

This is a good question. ESD coatings have been typically formulated using very fine carbon pigment (conductive grade carbon black). The use of this or any conductive agent requires particle to particle interaction in order to achieve any level of electrical continuity. Fine particle size carbon black by its nature has a very high oil absorption which poses rheological problems in most coatings. Liquid coatings can compensate for this by lower solids or lower viscosity resins. With powder coatings it is a nearly impossible to incorporate enough conductive carbon black to achieve ESD. Levels high enough to reach this level of conductivity have no flow and leveling.

Alternately you may consider using an antimony doped tin oxide as the conductive agent. This material is light gray and possesses a reasonable oil absorption. Furthermore suppliers offer this material neat or as a coating on mica or titanium dioxide. The mica product can be used at a much lower concentration due to its platy morphology. The titanium dioxide product offers superior opacity.

You may also wish to consider the emerging field of nano-fibers and nano-tubes. These materials are noted for their conductive performance, however dispersion of them may be difficult to achieve in a powder coating extruder. It’s an interesting technology that bears investigation.

You may also consider inherently conductive polymers such as polyaniline, however they are very
expensive and may be cost prohibitive for your application.
Best Regards,


Dear Joe,

We are a powder coating shop in the upper Midwest United States and have been experiencing a hazy appearance on our black semi-gloss powder coating finish after the parts exit our oven. We use an electric batch oven. Could our powder supplier be putting too much wax in the coating?


Dear Steve,

Please check for the correct exhaust in your oven. Operators of electric ovens often completely close off the exhaust because they are not worried about by-products of gas combustion. Most powder coatings emit a low level of volatiles upon baking (stoving) even in electric ovens. These volatiles (mainly water and low molecular weight additives) create smoke and can condense on the surface of parts in the oven casuing a haze. Opening up your exhaust vent will surely allow the low level of volatiles to escape thereby keeping you parts haze-free.

Let me know if this helps.




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