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Ruling Mixed in AkzoNobel Birth-Defect Suit
A doctor should have been allowed to testify at trial that exposure to AkzoNobel solvents may have contributed to brain damage and birth defects in an employee’s child, the Supreme Court of the State of Washington has ruled. However, the coating company was upheld in alleging that part of the blame was Julie Anderson’s, for not wearing a respirator on the paint mixing line while pregnant.
The complex case raises issues about employees’ personal responsibility for their safety and corporate safety culture. <more>

For a greener tomorrow
''The global paint and coatings industry in association with other environmental bodies are doing their part to build a sustainable and greener environment and have awakened to the need for conserving earth’s rapidly-depleting resources for future generations,'' explains Percy Jijina, Director - Decorative, Jotun India Pvt. Ltd.

He points out that a majority of paints are made of ingredients from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and these ingredients are mostly categorised as neurotoxins and known to cause health hazards. Some paint products can affect the environment to a large extent as for every tonne of paint produced; up to 30 times more waste is generated, while paint production uses enormous amounts of energy.

He explains that it is imperative that thorough research is done before investing in a paint product especially for those with underlying health issues (like asthma and other respiratory conditions, skin and eye sensitivities). These people often find it difficult to live in homes where VOCs are present at high levels although anyone exposed to these compounds is absorbing and inhaling the toxins. However there is very less awareness about the cause of these complications resulting from paints with high VOC content. What are the attributes of an eco-friendly paint? <more>




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Affordably measures uncured powder coatings using non-contact ultrasonic technology to automatically calculate and display a predicted cured thickness.
  • Hand-held, battery operated
  • No calibration adjustment required for most powders
  • Bi-color indicator light—ideal in a noisy environment


  • Solvent, acid, oil, water and dust resistant — ideal for powder coating environments
  • Shock-absorbing, protective rubber holster with belt loop and magnetic mount for easy storage
  • Two year warranty on both base unit and probe


  • Conforms to ASTM D7378
  • Advanced new technology allows measurement on small tubes, odd shapes and moving parts
  • Easy calibration adjustment options improve accuracy on unusual powders or substrates


  • Wireless probe communicates with base unit up to 10m away. (30 feet) 
    No cable to risk disturbing applied powder
  • Backlit displays for dim or dark environments
  • Long battery life - uses standard alkaline batteries


  • USB Mass Storage of 1,000 readings in up to 100 batches
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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 reasonable prices.

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Epoxy Polyester (Hybrid)
Pure Polyester (TGIC)
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Types of Finishes manufactured by VIJAYCOAT
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Specialties like Silver, Gold, Copper
Antique Finish
Hammer Tone
Wood Finish
Pearl Finish
Coloured Transparent

Technical Powders Manufactured by VIJAYCOAT
Fast Cure
Lower Temperature Cure
Thin Film Powders
Hot water resistance powders
Heat Resistant Powders for automobile silencers
Fire Retardant Powders
Powders for in contact with food stuff (Food Grade)
Electrical Insulation Grade
Lead Free and ROHS Compliant Powders
Reach registered European Powders.

Fusion Bonded Epoxy Powders
Fusion bonded Epoxy Powders for Reinforcing Bars

Fusion bonded Epoxy Powders for Pipe Coatings

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Nordson to Introduce the Encore(R) LT Manual Powder Spray Gun and Encore Modular Automatic Gun Control System at the North American Industrial Coatings (NAI) Show
Showcases a complete line of powder and liquid finishing equipment that improves efficiency, reduces costs and helps meet environmental standards
AMHERST, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN), a recognized leader in powder and liquid coating application technology, will introduce its latest manual powder spray gun – the Encore LT – at this year’s NAI coatings show. It will also introduce the new Encore Modular Control System for Automatic Guns. Held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, from October 4 through October 6, Nordson will also showcase a complete line of powder and liquid coating technology at its booth, #525.

“Designed with everyday coating in mind, the Encore LT gun has excellent features at an affordable price”
The latest in the Encore powder application equipment family, the Encore LT manual spray gun will be featured in both active and static displays. Combined with an ultra-compact Econo-Coat® batch spray booth, the perfect complement for limited production or laboratory testing purposes, attendees will be able to spray the new, exceptionally lightweight and well-balanced Encore LT gun. In addition, they will be able to experience the new, easy to use Encore LT all-digital controller with its large blue LED displays.

“Designed with everyday coating in mind, the Encore LT gun has excellent features at an affordable price,” says Bob Allsop, marketing manager, Nordson powder coating systems. “It is an extremely robust gun that can handle the rigors of everyday use, while its lightweight, well-balanced design and ease of use make it a big hit with operators. We are also offering a 5-year warranty on parts and a 2-year warranty on the cable. That’s the best in the industry.” <more>

AkzoNobel paints India’s first ever Formula-1 Grand Prix circuit
AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paints and Coatings Company has supplied its protective coatings to the Buddh International Circuit, India’s first-ever Formula-1tm Grand Prix circuit, where the upcoming Formula-1tm race will be held on October 30th, 2011.
Buddh International Circuit , originally known as Jaypee International Race Circuit in Greater Noida, has been designed by globally renowned German architect Hermann Tilke. The track spanning ~5.5 km in length has been designed as one of the fastest and most exciting circuits in the world. The Buddh International Circuit will now be the second-fastest* on the calendar after Monza F1tm circuit in Italy.
Protective Coatings from AkzoNobel’s globally acclaimed International® Paintbusiness have been chosen to paint the steel structure covering the ‘Grand Stand’ with a total surface area of 30,000 sq. metres and steel tonnage of 1,200 tonnes.
Talking about this, Mr B Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, Akzo Nobel Coatings India Pvt Ltd, says, “With a wealth of experience in offering technological expertise and innovative products to India’s infrastructure industry, International® Protective Coatings sustained this commitment and has supplied high performance coatings to various sporting venue projects in India. We are pleased to have been chosen to deliver our high performance coatings to the Buddh International Circuit, which requires durability to ensure the structural steel has a longer life protection and requires less maintenance.”
AkzoNobel’s expertise in supplying coatings for Formula-1 circuits is reinforced by a world-class track record that includes the Shanghai International Circuit and the Yas Circuit, Abu Dhabi.<more>

AkzoNobel India enters into the mass market
AkzoNobel, the global leader for paints and coatings and the maker of Dulux paints, announced its entry into the mass market for the first time with the launch of ICI Magik.

“In India, our decorative coatings business will continue to leverage the strength of both its brands, Dulux and ICI,” said Amit Jain, managing director, Akzo Nobel India Limited. “While products from the Dulux cluster will be in the premium and mid-tier segments, those from the ICI cluster will specifically be focused on the value segment.”

ICI Magik is an acrylic paint, which offers consumers benefits in the economy category with its smooth finish, a color range offering a palette of 1,500 distinctive shades and enhanced brushability. Also a first for its category, ICI Magik has low VOC and low odor content.

“The decorative category in India is complex, with a multitude of consumer needs,” said Jain. “We are segmenting our brands to leverage the opportunity. With the launch of ICI Magik in India, for the first time there is a superior value proposition in the mass market distemper segment.” <more>

Paint companies launch promotional schemes ahead of festivals
KATHMANDU, Sept 8: If you are planning to paint your house with beautiful colors then this is the right time as paint companies have announced festive schemes and offers.

Berger Paints has launched its promotional offer ´Berger Ko Taam Jhaam´ in which customers will receive a scratch card with every purchase of Berger Paints worth Rs 5,000 and through which they are eligible to receive various gift hampers.

According to the company, the customers will also get on-the-spot opportunity to win Acer Aspire Happy Notebook, Nokia N5250 mobile phone, Karbonn K10 mobile phone and cash worth millions of rupees. Customers will also get an opportunity to win bumper prizes including Maruit Suzuki Alto and i-Phone 4 every week.

Pashupati Paints has announced a scheme for painters named ´Khusi Ko Atut Bandhan 2´ as a continuation of the last year´s scheme ´Khusi Ko Atut Bandhan´. “This innovative scheme in which painters will get different prizes including motorbikes based on the points they get will definitely help deepen our bond,” said Saroj Luitel, country manager - sales and marketing, Pashupati Paints.<more>

“We foresee the need to expand capacity by around 40-50% per annum over the next few years.”
Mr. Lakshmana Rao, MD, Moldtek Packaging Ltd. is a first generation entrepreneur. Mr. Rao is a Gold Medal Civil Engineer and an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore. He worked briefly at Nagarjuna Steels Ltd. and played an important role in new product development. Inspired by entrepreneur instincts, Mr. Rao established Moldtek Packaging Ltd. (erstwhile Moldtek Plastics Ltd.) in 1987 with modest beginnings. Instilled with spirit of innovation from the very beginning of his career, Mr. Rao has been singularly instrumental in making Moldtek Packaging Ltd. into one of the leading plastic packagers in India. With pure hard work, dedication and determination, he has successfully navigated the Company through bad and good times over the last two decades. Today, Moldtek Packaging Ltd. is the leaders in rigid plastic packaging with more than 15,000 tons of processing capacity. Mr. Rao used his significant experience and knowledge to foray into the KPO domain as well with Moldtek Technologies Ltd., which too has proved highly successful.<more>

DSM to divest amino resins business to Ineos
Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and INEOS Melamines, a subsidiary of Switzerland-based INEOS Industries today announce that they have reached an agreement for DSM to sell its amino resins business to INEOS. The effective date of the transaction is 1 September 2011. Financial details will not be disclosed.

For DSM the divestment is a logical step after it closed at the end of 2009 its production facility in the Netherlands. Ever since a supply agreement with INEOS Melamines for manufacturing melamine and benzoguanamine amino resins has been in place. As of 1 September 2011, INEOS will market these amino resins directly.

INEOS Melamines is one of the leading global producers of amino resins. The acquisition will further strengthen its position and ability to serve customers globally.

No, It’s Not Science Fiction:
Coatings That Change Color And Eat Pollution!
Some of the most remarkable new coatings – like color-changing coatings and smog-eating coatings – are applied to metal using the continuous coil coating process. Are you ready for the future?

The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, a $28 million cruise ship terminal at the Port of San Diego, features color-shifting coatings by PPG Industries. The company’s Duranar VARI-Cool coatings combine pearlescent pigments with infrared-reflective coatings technology. This combination helps the buildings stay cooler while the coatings change color depending on how light refracts off their surface and the angle from which they are viewed.

Another coating helps buildings clean themselves and eat smog. Using a breakthrough process, Alcoa is introducing a new coil coated architectural panel that continually cleans the metal panels and the air around it. The architectural coating, called EcoClean, has the ability to actively break down pollutants like smog and to convert them to simple compounds that wash away in the rain<more>

Norwegian paint manufacturer settles down in Leningrad region
August 31, Leningrad region: Jotun AS signed a land sales contract through its Russian daughter - OOO Jotun Paints - for a 9 ha land plot in Fyodorovskoye industrial park.

The agreement is seen as a first step to raise a factory for production of paints and coatings. The factory expects annual production output of 15 mln litres of paint and 3.000 tons of powder coatings.

- Local production is needed to sustain the sales growth and to fully meet the demands of our Russian customers, says Vice-President of Jotun, Svein Stolpestad. Constructive attitude of regional and municipal authorities makes this area favourable for the project implementation.

The Norwegian investors admit that if the project goes well, then the production capacities will be doubled.

Located about 20 km south-east of St Petersburg, Fyodorovskoye industrial park is 121 ha in total. The park was developed by Fed-Immobilen and UFG Real Estate Group (Germany) as an investor. The projects costs are not disclosed. OOO Jotun Paints is the first resident in the industrial area of the park.<more>

BASF opens a second polyurethane systems site in Russia
In spring 2012, BASF’s new applications technology center near St. Petersburg will start operations<more>

Nano coating from Tomsk
Scientists in Tomsk have invented a new metal coating, capable of prolonging the working life of parts made from aluminum, magnum, titanium, zirconium and nickel, protecting them against corrosion and making them more wear and tear proof.
The metal coating is widely used in aviation, automobile industry, machine construction, as well as in the construction industry. The new invention gives items additional properties. For example, aluminum becomes 4-5 times stronger, while steel becomes harder.<more>

MIT unveils durable solar cells printed on paperGraduate student Miles Barr holds a flexible and foldable array of solar cells that have b...
We've been following MIT's progress on creating solar cell-coated paper since 2010, and we're excited to report the current findings of the project. What looks and feels like an ordinary sheet of paper with a fine layer of colored rectangles, is no ordinary piece of paper at all - once connected to a couple of wires, it instantly generates solar electricity. Additionally, the technology is almost as cheap and easy as printing a family snapshot from an inkjet printer. You can even fold it up, slip it in your pocket, then unfold it again for later use.<more>

NASA'S Webb Telescope Completes Mirror Coating Milestone
James Webb mirrorsGREENBELT, Md. -- NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has reached a major milestone in its development. The mirrors that will fly aboard the telescope have completed the coating process at Quantum Coating Inc. in Moorestown, N.J.

The telescope's mirrors have been coated with a microscopically thin layer of gold, selected for its ability to properly reflect infrared light from the mirrors into the observatory's science instruments. The coating allows the Webb telescope's "infrared eyes" to observe extremely faint objects in infrared light. Webb's mission is to observe the most distant objects in the universe. <more>

Oven catches fire in Pinellas Park business
PINELLAS PARK — Fire fighters responded to a blaze that broke out in a metal coating and finishing business Wednesday morning. The fire, which began around 10:30 a.m., started inside Architectural Finish System's 60-inch long oven used for powder coating, a type of metal finish used in lieu of paint. Officials said traffic around the 12900 34th Street N business would be delayed until the flames were extinguished. It was not immediately clear how the fire began.<more>

6 die in scaffolding crash in Bhayander
MUMBAI: Six daily wage workers were killed and three sustained serious injuries after the bamboo scaffolding, to paint a 14-storey residential building in Bhayander (E), crashed on Thursday.

The Navghar police have filed a case of negligence against the builder, developer and contractor, while the Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has stopped further work on the building. Senior inspector Dinkar Pingle said section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) had been applied.

The labourers, who all hail from Mehboob Nagar in Andhra Pradesh, were painting the exteriors of the newly-constructed Siddhivinayak Towers at Indralok. Police said the workers had reached the eighth floor level when the scaffolding crashed at 3 pm.<more>



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Dear Sir,
I am searching a way to double our production for powder coating division. Presently we have a capacity of 3 ton per shift. We have overhead conveyor with a speed of 1m/m and we are using 3 + 3 automatic spray guns both the sides and we are using it only for 6 meter profiles for our clients. I just want to know that can we hang double line profiles in the same flight bar. So that we can increase the production simultaneously. Both the sides of the two layers can be coated with both the side guns but what about the between areas of both the profile lines. And what should be the minimum distance to be kept between the profile and the spray guns. Waiting for your swift response. We are using Wagner automatic spray guns.

Sumesh Ayyappen
Sales Engineer at Oryx Aluminium Industry S.P.C

Dear Sumesh,

This is an interesting challenge. There are a few ways to increase production of your finishing line. Here is an analysis of options and issues:

By increasing your throughput you not only have to deliver more powder coating to more parts but you must also ensure that your pretreatment/cleaning system can handle the increase and just as important, you must ensure that your oven can cope with the additional load.

First let's talk about mechanically increasing throughput. You can increase part density by hanging more parts per length of conveyor. It is essential that the conveyor can take he added weight. Otherwise you may encounter abnormal wear and failure of the conveyor bearings and frictional surfaces. Another approach is to increase line speed. This may be a better option as you will not be adding more stress caused by weight. If you choose to increase the line speed it is vital to make adjustments in your cleaning/pretreatment process. This may involve installing extra spray nozzles and certainly accommodations for higher consumption of chemicals and waste generation.

A higher line speed will also tax the output of your application system. I recommend that you add a couple guns for additional powder delivery.

Most critical to an increased line speed is ensuring that the powder coating receives adequate time and temperature in the oven. This can probably be accomplished by increasing your oven temperature about 15 to 20 degrees C. It is important to measure the actual part temperature of a fully loaded oven to accurately ascertain powder cure conditions. Most powders can cure with shorter times at higher temperatures. For example a powder that cures at a 20 minutes at 180 degrees C stoving schedule will cure with a 10 minutes at 200 degrees C schedule. Please check with your powder supplier to verify this.

Congratulations on the increase in your business. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Best regards,


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