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AkzoNobel paint factory harvests rain to cut bills
Akzo Nobel factory in Haltwhistle

Rain falling on a Northumberland paint factory will be captured and used in its products.
Engineers at AkzoNobel’s factory at Prudhoe are harvesting rain water to use in production as part of an eco-efficiency programme.
The project enables the global paints and coatings company to harvest up to 1.7m litres of rain water per year, potentially cutting the factory’s annual water usage in half. It also allows water to be supplied to the production line more than 20 times faster than before, at a rate of up to 500 litres per minute due to higher water pressure and on-site storage.
This also allows some products to be made in half the time.
The project costs will have been paid back in just one year through a £10,000 saving on the factory’s water bill.
Steve Hawes, the engineer who masterminded the project, said: “We took the opportunity to look at harvesting rainwater while reviewing the best ways of increasing efficiency in our production process<more>

Heat reducing Eco Friendly paint launched by Jotun
Jotun has released a new coating that it says has superior insulation properties.
Jotun, the leading producers and distributors of paints and powder coatings, has launched‘eco friendly’ paint.

The increase in demand for eco friendly paints prompted the company to launch “Jotashield Extreme’. The company says the coating provides a long lasting finish with greater protection from the heat as it has twice the heat reflective capabilities of ordinary exterior paints.

“Jotashield Extreme is a result of Jotun’s extensive efforts to develop an exterior paint product that can not only reflect heat but also promote a reduction in energy use. This new offering reflects our move to raise the benchmark of environment friendly production techniques and products within the paint manufacturing industry and demonstrates our commitment to promote the adoption of more eco-friendly products and solutions to today's businesses,” said Faisal Karim, Marketing Manager, Jotun Paints - Saudi Arabia.<more>

Mazda Receives 2011 JIII Award for Invention of Eco-Friendly Paints
Hiroshima, June 16, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Two researchers from Mazda Motor Corporation have received the 2011 "Japan Business Federation Chairman's Award for Invention" from the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JIII). The award recognizes outstanding inventions that make a significant contribution to the advancement of science and technology and the development of industry.

-Awarded for: Invention of new paint technology for the Three-Layer Wet Paint System (Patent number: 3831266)

-Recipients: Takakazu Yamane, Technical Research Center, Mazda Motor Corporation & Tsutomu Shigenaga, Technical Research Center, Mazda Motor Corporation

The Three Layer Wet Paint System is a one-step baking and drying coating method that applies three layers of paint in succession - primer coat, colored base coat and clear top coat - while still wet, without drying in between. Compared to the previous painting system, Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from the paint shop are reduced 45 percent and CO2 emissions are reduced 15 percent.
In order to achieve the reduction in VOC emissions, Mazda developed new low-solvent paints with reduced VOC content for use with its Three Layer Wet Paint System. Generally, reducing the volume of solvent in paint raises its viscosity and makes the paint unsuitable for coating. To maintain a low paint viscosity, Mazda managed to reduce the size of the paint molecules. However, when low-viscosity, low-solvent paints are applied in three successive layers, the layers tend to mix, causing a deterioration in glossiness and cloudy discoloration. Mazda overcame this issue by developing an interface control resin and adding it to the primer coat. The resin forms a barrier at the interface of the paint layers to ensure a high quality coating. Thanks to the newly developed paints, Mazda was able to eliminate the drying process previously required after applying the primer coat. By directly applying the color base coat and clear top coat after the primer, CO2 emissions were significantly reduced. <more>

27 kids fall ill after chlorine gas leaks in China
Chlorine gas leakage from a chemical plant in China led to the hospitalisation of 27 primary school students, officials said. The incident took place in southwest Guizhou province on Saturday, Xinhua said. The students from Yuantian Primary School near the Zunbao Titanium Plant were sent to hospita l after they complained of nausea, stomachache and chest pain.
The 27 students were under observation at three hospitals.
A probe found out the plant had discharged excessive chlorine gas due to an equipment failure.
A government spokesman said that the plant has been shut down and the local environmental authority was monitoring the air quality <more>

Firms paying $15 to clean up chromium-tainted sites in Hudson
Three companies responsible for the remediation of chromium sites in Hudson County have agreed to reimburse the state $15 million for work the state has done to clean up the sites, officials announced yesterday.
Honeywell International Inc., Occidental Chemical Corp., and PPG Industries have agreed to pay into the fund as part of a legal settlement, said Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin and New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow.
Along with monitoring 126 earmarked sites, DEP officials said the settlement also assigns responsibility for the ongoing cleanup efforts at 42 local “orphan sites.” So far, no single company has been linked to these highly disputed sites.<more>

Two DuPont workers hurt in acid leak
BELLE, W.Va. -- Two workers at the DuPont Co. plant in Belle were transported to a hospital Tuesday after sulfuric acid sprayed from a hose during the demolition of the facility's sulfuric acid production unit, officials said.
DuPont spokesman Nate Pepper said the incident occurred at about 1:12 p.m., while contractors working for DuPont were using a hose to transfer material from a tank into a pump truck came out of the tank. <more>





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Berger Paints Q4 PAT up 26%
Net profit for the quarter ended on 31st March, 2011 was Rs. 340mn as against Rs.270mn in the corresponding quarter of last year representing an increase of 26% over the corresponding period of last year.

Net Sales for the quarter ended on 31st March, 2011 was Rs. 5.87bn as against Rs. 4.78bn in the corresponding quarter of the last year representing an increase of 23% over the corresponding period of last year.

Earnings Before Depreciation, Interest and Tax (EBDIT) for the quarter ended on 31stMarch, 2011 was Rs. 680mn as against Rs. 520mn in the corresponding quarter of the last year representing an increase of 31% over the corresponding period last year.<more>

'There isn't any sign of a slowdown': Subir Bose, MD, Berger Paints India
Subir Bose, managing director, Berger Paints India, says the expected economic slowdown would not materially affect the paint industry, with the financial outlook still robust. Edited excerpts of a talk with Priya Kansara Pandya. Edited excerpts:

How do you see the expected slowdown in economic growth, led by a series of rate hikes, affecting demand for paints?
We have not seen any sign of slowdown in the demand for paints. This is not the first time our economy has been expected to slow down. I think we are reading too much into it.

Do you think competition is increasing in this space?
I am not too worried, as it has always been there. I do not think the slowdown will materially affect the competitive scenario.
How do you see 2011-12, after the robust performance in 2010-11, led mainly by volume growth?
I am looking at a value growth in excess of over 20 per cent, similar to FY11. I would like to give a forecast for volume growth only after the peak season (August-October) in terms of demand for paints gets over.

Are you planning to raise prices in FY12, given the significant hike of 12 per cent in FY11?
The April-June quarter will see a price increase of 8.5-8.8 per cent. While two price increases totalling 6.8 per cent have already been undertaken, another two per cent will be happen soon. Any further prices rise will depend on the future upsides in raw material costs.

What is the outlook on crude oil-based raw materials and margins?
In the past month, several raw materials have started cooling off. I believe raw material prices have reached their peak and would remain steady or slightly cool off.

On margins, I see marginal improvement from FY11 levels, aided by sales growth, benefits of economies of scale, expected cooling of raw material cost and improved product mix..<more>

Kansai Nerolac Paints will raise prices by about two per cent across its decorative range on July 1 due to hike in TiO2 prices.

Hempel expands in India
Hempel, one of the world’s leading industrial and marine paint suppliers, is expanding its operations in the Indian subcontinent. With the opening of a new manufacturing unit in Nashik, Maharashtra, Hempel is strengthening its manufacturing capabilities and presence in the Indian subcontinent. The company also plans to invest approximately €15-20 million in a greenfield project over a period of three years.
Expansion in the Indian market is an important element within Hempel’s business strategy, ‘One Hempel – One Ambition’. “We are excited to expand our presence in the Indian subcontinent and supply not only India, but also Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Nepal,” says Kim Junge Andersen, CFO, Hempel. “We’ve had very positive experiences with our organisation in India and the new plant will significantly boost our ability to serve our growing customer base in this region.”
The new plant will feature the latest in environmentally friendly coating production equipment, including a semi-automatic powder handling system, an automatic liquid dosing system and a solvent <more>

Carlyle invests US$25 million in India’s manufacturer of water-based polymer emulsions, Visen Industries Limited
An affiliate of global alternative asset manager, The Carlyle Group, has invested US$25 million in Visen Industries Limited, a large manufacturer of water-based polymer emulsions in India. Funds from the affiliate, First Carlyle Ventures III (FCV III), will be used by Visen to expand its manufacturing capacities in India and abroad.

Visen is well established in the Indian polymer emulsions market. It manufactures the entire range of water-based polymer emulsions including acrylates, versatates and poly vinyl acetate, catering to customers across industries encompassing paints, textiles, adhesives and construction. It has long standing relationships with industry players including Asian Paints, Berger Paints, Kansai Nerolac and Jotun Paints.

Visen also caters to export demand from customers in the Middle East and Africa. As part of its growth strategy, Visen is strengthening and growing its business in India while expanding its presence in international markets<more>

Nordson Corporation Opens New Chinese Demo Center To Further Meet The Needs Of Its Advanced Technology Systems Customers
Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN) today announced the opening of a new demo center in Dongguan, China that will further the company’s ability to meet the needs of customers in its Advanced Technology Systems operating segment. The new center will initially be focused on products and solutions provided by the Advanced Technology segment’s market leading Nordson ASYMTEK, Nordson DAGE, and Nordson YESTECH brands. The new facility will provide greater access to equipment demonstrations, application engineering support, training, sales, and service for customers in South China’s expanding high tech manufacturing industry.

"The new facility in Dongguan adds to the already high level of support Nordson currently provides its customers throughout China, and is an ideal complement to our long time existing facilities in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Suzhou,” explained Greg Wood, Vice President, Nordson Advanced Technology Group, Asia. “Our business serving customers in electronics and related technology end markets in South China continues to grow. The Dongguan center allows us to be closer to these customers and offer solutions to meet their dispensing, coating and testing needs more rapidly. As always, making our customers more successful continues to drive our efforts.”

Nordson ASYMTEK is a world leader in precision automated fluid dispensing, conformal coating, and jetting technologies. It designs and manufactures a full line of dispensing and coating systems, supported by a global applications and service network. Nordson DAGE manufactures high resolution x-ray inspection and bond testing equipment for analyzing the integrity of electronic connections in semiconductor packages and printed circuit board assemblies. Nordson YESTECH designs and manufactures automated optical inspection and x-ray inspection systems for yield enhancement in electronic assembly industries.<more>

Asia’s liquid epoxy resin (LER) prices are expected to continue falling
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asia’s liquid epoxy resin (LER) prices are expected to continue falling in line with the region’s weak downstream demand and declining feedstock epichlorohydrin (ECH) and bisphenol A (BPA) prices, industry sources said on Wednesday.
LER prices fell by $200/tonne (€140/tonne) over the last four weeks to settle at $3,250-3,550/tonne FOB (free on board) northeast (NE) Asia (iso-tank) on 28 June, according to ICIS.
The Chinese government has imposed two interest rate hikes and raised the reserve requirement ratio six times this year, causing the poor performance in the country’s downstream markets, several Chinese producers said.
The weak downstream demand in China is causing regional LER prices to decline, as end-users are finding difficulty in raising capital for their purchases, Chinese producers said.
LER prices are likely to soften further if downstream demand in China continues to weaken, a Chinese producer said.
A northeast Asian producer added that it may scale back on its LER production if demand worsens.
In addition, offers for deep-sea cargoes from China have not attracted buying interest in recent weeks because of the prevailing high shipping rates, which have in turn caused LER prices in northeast Asia to drop and limited exports from China, several northeast Asian producers said.<more>

Pantone Gives Designers 175 New Ways to Celebrate Color
PANTONE FASHION + HOME 175 New Colors (Photo: Business Wire)
Expanded PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color System Now Offers a Total of 2,100 Engaging, Directional Hues
Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT) and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the addition of 175 new colors to its PANTONE® FASHION + HOME Color System, bringing its total to 2,100 shades. A behind-the-scenes view into the selection of these new colors for the PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color System can be seen at<more>

PPG's Chinese Resin Plant Commences Operation

PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) began operations today at a new facility in the Zhangjiagang Yangtze International Chemical Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, which is its first resin production plant in Mainland China. With initial production capacity of 27,000 metric tons per year, the plant will supply advanced resin products to PPG coatings plants and other customers in the region.

"Start-up of the Zhangjiagang plant marks another important milestone in PPG's history of doing business in China," said Charles E. Bunch, PPG chairman and chief executive officer. "This resins plant will help PPG to better serve China and other countries in the Asia/Pacific region, reinforcing our leading position in the regional paint and coatings industry as well as our focus on growth in these rapidly developing economies. Additionally, the plant's 'green' systems and construction help PPG to honor its commitment to sustainable operation."<more>

NASA ‘Smart Coating’ Eyes Hidden Rust
Smart Materials Concept
The use of "smart materials" for corrosion sensing relies on a material undergoing a  transformation
through its interaction with the corrosive environment. Such transformations can potentially be used for indicating and detecting corrosion damage. Ideally, the sensing function could be integrated with additional actuation and control functions, designed to control corrosion damage.<more>

AkzoNobel, PPG Extend China Ties
The world’s two largest coatings companies are again expanding their presence in China—AkzoNobel, with a new titanium dioxide plant; and PPG Industries, with a new headquarters.

AkzoNobel Partners on TiO2
AkzoNobel has announced a partnership with Guangxi CAVA Titanium Industry Co. Ltd. to produce and supply titanium dioxide, better securing AkzoNobel’s growing need for the popular white pigment in the Asian market.<more>

Union betrays nine-week Australian PPG paint workers’ strike
More than 120 paint workers have today resumed work at PPG Industries in Melbourne, after the United Voice (UV) union orchestrated an end to their nine week strike. The union delivered all the central demands of the US-based company, including the introduction of a two-tier wage regime. New starters will receive 43 percent lower wages, and important overtime benefits for the existing workforce will be eliminated.
The sell out was the culmination of a conscious strategy by United Voice bureaucrats to isolate and wear down the striking workers. A media blackout was imposed from the early stages of the struggle, and the last mention of the strike on the UV website appeared on April 15. No picket was formed, which facilitated PPG using contract and other scab labour to continue operations in the plant. The factory is in the middle of a large industrial area—yet workers in neighbouring plants, let alone the wider working class, would have had no idea that the PPG workers were on strike.<more>

Jotun penetrates $126m wood-coating market
Jotun Paints has launched a new and improved Woodshield product range to help it further penetrate the region's wood-coating segment, currently valued at over $126m.
A recent report from research firm AMRB states that the total volume of the Middle East wood-coating market is 31.5m litres, or around 5% of the total paint market. The figures also include other products like stains, varnishes and enamels for wood.
Jotun is now looking to consolidate its market share with the introduction of ‘True Wood Protection’ as its new wood-coating brand promise, and to increase volume shares by at least 2%.<more>

Auto Sales Fall in May on Souring Economy
The silver lining: the "Big Three" are back on top

It looks like rising gasoline prices and other concerns about the direction of the economy have finally cut into U.S. auto sales. For the seven largest automakers, GM, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Chrysler, Honda, and Hyundai, sales fell 8% in May compared to the same month a year earlier. But not all auto companies' sales suffered.
Let's start with the year-over-year results:

You could just about draw a diagonal line across these auto companies' results. On the weak end, you've got the Japanese automakers. They experienced some shortages stemming from the recent earthquake. Toyota, in particular experienced a very weak May. Towards the middle of the chart, we have the American automakers. GM's and Ford's sales were virtually flat, while Chrysler scored the biggest annual gain of the group. At the high end comes Hyundai, which scored its best May ever as sales rose 21%.<more>

Berger Paints Oman names new GM
India-based Asian Paints, the largest user of the colour mixing technology, has appointed P K Raj as general manager of its subsidiary Berger Paints Oman.
As general manager, Raj will oversee the strategy, policy, business planning, legal, performance and quality improvement functions of Berger Paints in Oman.
He started his career with Asian Paints (India) in Mumbai and after a long stint in Bangalore, Guwahati and Kolkata, he was deputed to the international business operations of Asian Paints in South Pacific region.<more>

Sherwin Williams eyes 15-20% stake in Berger PaintsOriginal
Consolidation seems to have painted the imagination of paint companies. After the buzz about Shalimar paints it is now Sherwin-Williams that is painting giant strokes to expand its canvas in India.

The world's third largest paint company Sherwin has set its eyes on the third largest company in
India, Berger Paints. Sources tell us that Sherwin Williams is looking to acquire 15-20 per cent of Berger Paints. The deal is at the initial stages and if materialized could rake in Rs. 750-1000 crore for Berger Paints.

In a reply to queries sent to both the companies involved, Berger Paints has said that they do not comment on market speculation.

While Sherwin Williams has said that it does not comment on M& A speculation in India or anywhere else around the world.<more>

Valspar Announces Price Increase for Coil Coatings
The Valspar Corporation VAL has announced price increases for their Coil and Extrusion product lines effective August 1, 2011. The increases range up to 8% depending on the product type. This latest action is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to offset the impact of rising raw material costs.
“Our raw material costs continue to rise at a significant rate, necessitating this latest price increase,” said Cordell Dietz, vice president and general manager, Valspar Coil Coatings. “We are committed to investing in technology and services that deliver exceptional value to our customers.”<more>

Graco CEO says ITW companies will stand alone
Graco buys ITW Gema for $650 million, hoping to grow business to more than $1B
Graco President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick McHale said there were compelling reasons why his company purchased ITW’s finishing business in April, which they hope will result in $1 billion in combined sales.

“We just like a lot of things about this about this acquisition,” says McHale, who will add equipment lines such as Gema powder finishing, Binks industrial pumping, DeVilbiss auto refinish guns, Ransburg electrostatic guns, and BGK curing technology to the Graco line-up.

“This deal strengthens our industrial segment with some very high quality brand,” he says. “We had a very good position in wet paint, but none in powder coating. We understand their sales process, and now this gives us scale, especially in China, India and South America.” <more>




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UV Cure Powder Coatings
By Meghan Manjrekar

Conventionally Powder Coating is considered as coating for Metals & substrates
which can sustain high temperatures, upto 220o C or more. The temperatures required
for curing powder are high, so possibility of powder coating plastics, wood or wood
substitutes was a dream.

The new technological introduction of UV Cure powder technology has literally changed
the scenario.

The UV curable coatings have all the advantages of the powder coatings, like No VOC, 98% utilisation, Single coat finishes, hard & durable coating films etc etc. Over & above this UV cure powders offer some more benefits like faster cure rate within a second, shorter shop space, comparatively dust free finishes & energy savings. The powders can be coated on plastic components, MDF (Medium Density Fiber Board) & some preassembled components in electronic industry along with assembled engineering metal products. Valves, Pumps, Engines, Electrical  Motors cannot be coated with powders after assembly as the gaskets & the plastics & rubber parts cannot take high temperatures & so are not powder coated. The avenue is now open for these industries to use powder coatings with UV cure technology.

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