2010 EU Home Owners' Perception of
Green Materials in Buildings
A Frost & Sullivan research service titled 2010 EU Home Owners' Perception of Green Materials in Buildings is based on Frost & Sullivan’s recent online survey covering over 1,000 home owners and future home owners (those who plan on purchasing a home within the next two years). The study aims to assess the EU home owner/future home owners’ awareness of and preference for green homes, green materials, and green products. In addition, this study also analyses purchase decisions and process, importance of features/attributes, as well as current and future usage and implementations, plans to implement, and reasons for the decision. <more>
In order to operate a Burn-Off Oven, most states require the operator to obtain an Air Permit. Pollution Control Products Co. will assist you in obtaining your Air Permit by supplying you with all the necessary application forms for your state. All of the emission information pertaining to the furnace is already filled in on the forms. Once you send your application in to the state, Pollution Control Products Co. will be happy to answer any questions from your state officials concerning the oven. Permit fees vary from state to state.
If you are purchasing a new oven, the Air Permit Application Package can be supplied before an order is placed for the oven.<more>
Meeting to be held on chromium waste site in Jersey City
The Chromium Cleanup Partnership will hold a public meeting regarding plans to remediate the Garfield Avenue chromium site in Jersey City.
A meeting will be held to discuss the remediation of the Garfield Avenue chromium site in Jersey City, The Jersey Journal reports.
The Chromium Cleanup Partnership will hold the meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, 140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Jersey City.
Representatives from PPG Industries, the state Department of Environmental Protection, and the City of Jersey City are expected to discuss the plans and brief the public about the progress of the initial cleanup at the site. <more>
Rowley firm fined for illgally discharging effluent
A ROWLEY Regis company has been fined £1,000 for illegally discharging trade effluent into the Severn Trent Water sewer network.
Metal finishers and powder coating specialists Decma Ltd has also been ordered to pay legal costs of £3,427 by Warley Magistrates Court.
The prosecution was brought by Severn Trent Water for breaches of the Water Industry Act 1991.<more>
Recycled Paint in Eco-Friendly Container Debuts in UK Retail Stores
RPC Containers Ltd., a UK- based manufacturer of paint containers, announced that a new recycled paint packaged in its 25% recycled plastic container will be sold in B&Q, a UK home improvement and garden center retailer.
he white emulsion paint, sold under B&Q’s Home Eco brand, is supplied by Newlife Paints.
The paint is made entirely from paint destined for the landfill, the company said. The unwanted or discarded paint has been separated into color batches and reconditioned into useable recycled paints.
The Home Eco label runs across several product types which gives consumers a ‘greener’ alternative, RPC said. <more>
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Indian Powder manufacturers plan for a price rise
The raw material prices are growing. The powder coating cost depend on some basic raw materials like
The costs of these chemicals have been on a steep rise. Companies with there own production of resins too are facing the same problem. There is no escape for them too. Every one had been waiting for someone else to change the equilibrium . Any change they feel will prompt customers to reshuffle. But in the end economics wins. Business can not continue incurring losses or very low margins. Market too is ready for a price rise.
Almost all the powder manufacturers are eager to make their feelings known to the public. Some views were loud and clear while some remained low toned voice with concern. While others prefered to keep silent. May be, for them, this issue is too sensitive to be discussed on an open platform
The raw materials scene is expected to worsen in terms of higher prices, shortages for epoxy resins and higher prices for PTA and PP resins. TIO-2 is expected to move up to very high levels. Logically even a 15% increase will stand up to Qtr-1. It makes sense in all manufacturers moving up the prices.
Small players could vacate the markets and approach larger manufacturers to undertake toll manufacturing. One aspect emerging is the market can re-organize to position a more level playing field. The top players have almost decided to go for a price increase in the range of 15% effective 1st April 11.
The impact of the recent earthquake and Tsunami in Japan is still to be assessed. NPG which is a key ingredient for polyesters is sourced form Japan.
There is an obstacle in some paints production factories in North Kanto. Moreover, obtaining the raw material for paints is difficult because of the situation of the transportation condition. At the moment each company is trying to get a stable supply of tio2 . Hirozumi Arima Toryo Hochi Shinbunsha (THE PAINT & FINISHING NEWS) said in his email to India Powder Coating
Venugopal from Marpol said We have already circulated price increase letters to all our dealers and end users on price rise. We are to Implement it from 1st April 2011.
Berger administration too feels the same "In today’s situation we are also going to increase minimum 10% on our existing price level effective from 15th March -2011. It is our understanding that without this increase, it would be a question of survival."
Similar price increase circulars have reached Nerolac dealers and users.
Anuj Gupta of Rapid coat mentioned "We have increased prices since February 14th, 2011. How much, is the increase?, that would depends upon customer and product."
Prashant Naik of Orchid voiced his concern saying "For other bigger brands, It’s time to revisit their own belief, of being “ Branded”. If brands are not getting premium prices, only lesser price and higher credits is the policy for sales, is it really true meaning of being branded ?
For smaller manufacturer it’s time to create own competitive space, i.e.” changing the play ground”
Correct prices will help end user to get better product and it will also help them to get new technology, new products, which can add value to total industry. And it will shift focus form price to value.
One of the officials at Titan Paints mentioned , "We will be implementing a price rise from April. Unorganized and small manufacturers are disturbing the market by creating undue competition and quality compromises"
Companies which supply raw material to the powder manufacturers too are surprised by the existing low prices. One of them anonymously mentioned "I only would like to tell the biggies to stop the price war and concentrate on quality and profitability not volumes. I am really not sure how much profits are generated at these ridiculous prices"
The next few weeks will be a test of patience. Let the logical and rational thinking win
India's Powder Market
We often receive calls and email from our the Powder Manufacturers inquiring about the size of the powder market of India.
Earlier if you recall, we use to do an annual analysis of the market and shared the information and the analysis with our viewers . However, since the last few years most of the powder companies have stopped revealing their annual production figures publicly. The reason they give is ‘policy matters’
There is a need to know the size of the Indian powder market but its more of a guess work now.
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We are a powder coating operation that coats automotive wheels and wheel covers. A couple months
ago you mentioned that powder coating technology was not capable of producing a chrome-like finish. I
have heard rumblings otherwise. Is that still the case?
I am glad that you have brought this to my attention. Since responding back last fall, considerable
development work has come to fruition yielding some very attractive powder finishes. Through
improved blending techniques and the refinement of aluminum flake technology a much improved
chrome-like powder finish has emerged.
I have personally reviewed this breakthrough. Robert Johnson, an owner and the Technical Director of Key Finishes in Columbus, OH dropped by my lab and showed me some of their latest work. The test panels depicting the latest chrome-effect technology were significant improvements over earlier industry standards. These effects are partly due to advances made in leafing aluminum pigment technology. Brighter, more carefully controlled particle size of the aluminum flake appears to be part
of the reason for the improved brightness. Improvements in proprietary blending techniques are also a factor. Mr. Johnson explained that the chrome effect that they have developed is a “bonded” metallic powder formula. Bonding involves a process that essentially attaches the aluminum flake to the powder particles thereby eliminating segregation of the aluminum from the powder coating during handling, application and reclamation.
Not only does Key Finishes offer this attractive powder technology, Benda-Lutz does as well. Bill
Pofahl, their Sales and Marketing Director provided me with equally impressive samples of Benda-
Lutz’s chrome-effect powder coating technology. These almost mirror-like finishes offer a significant
improvement over traditional metallic powder technology. He uses a 20 degree gloss measurement
as the measure of brightness of metallic powder finishes. Traditional chrome-look powder coatings
produce a 200-320% gloss reflectance. The new chrome-like technology reflects around 700%. The
difference is quite striking.
One issue to note: these new chrome-like powder finishes will oxidize and darken if exposed to the
elements. It is necessary to topcoat them with a high quality clearcoat to lock in the look and protect the aluminum patina. A minor reduction in brightness may be observed depending upon the clearcoat used. Regardless these novel finishes are sure to turn heads.
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