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Asian Paints workers calls off strike
Settlement has been arrived at includes agreement by employees that they would meet target of 165 bags of raw material each containing 1,000 kg per shift
The workers of Asian Paints' Sriperumbudur plant has called off the strike and resumed work from today, after 124 days of strike.
A union member said that while the strike has been called off and a settlement has been arrived at, the union would be moving legally demanding their salary for the last 124 days along with the salary portion allegedly deducted earlier by the management for not meeting the targets.
Asian Paints Ltd today informed the Bombay Stock Exchange, "The Asian Paints Employees Union, Sriperumbudur and workmen have ended the strike and resumed work from April 23, 2014".
The company, on December 20, 2013, informed the Exchange that the the operation of the Company's plant situated at Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu shall be affected due to the strike called by Asian Paints Employees Union, Sriperumbudur and workmen with effect from December 20, 2013.
According to sources from the Asian Paints Employees Union, affiliated to All India Central Council of Trade Unions - a central trade union federation, the settlement has been arrived at includes an agreement by the employees that they would meet a target of 165 bags of raw material each containing 1,000 kg, per shift. The employees have to load 165 such bags per shift into the silo, a huge container in which the raw material has to be stored.<more>
Nerolac Paints unveils HD colour technology in India
MUMBAI, APRIL 19:
Leading paint manufacturer Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd has launched High Definition (HD) paint technology in the country. Nerolac Impressions is the first range in this HD colour technology.
To showcase the new product and its value proposition, Kansai Nerolac has unveiled a campaign comprising a breakthrough TVC and a digital campaign featuring its brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan.
Enhanced with Micro-Embedded Brightness Boosters (MEBB's), Nerolac's Impressions range of interior emulsions offer a sharper look and superior finish. This technology makes the walls look far brighter, richer and cleaner than any other standard emulsion, the company said in a statement.<more>
Asian Paints acquires Ethiopian paint maker
Kadisco is engaged in the manufacturing and selling of paints, other coatings and adhesives in Ethiopia
Mumbai: Asian Paints Ltd, India’s largest paint company, on Tuesday said that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Asian Paints (International) Limited, had acquired 51% equity share capital of Ethiopia-based Kadisco Chemical Industry PLC.
“Asian Paints (International) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company on 14 April 2014 has signed an agreement with the shareholders of Kadisco Chemical Industry PLC to acquire either directly or through its subsidiaries, 51% of the equity share capital of Kadisco” the company said in a statement.
This acquisition is subject to applicable regulatory and other approvals. Kadisco is engaged in the manufacturing and selling of paints, other coatings and adhesives in Ethiopia.
Shares of Asian Paints closed 1.32% lower at Rs.534.80 apiece on BSE on Tuesday, while India’s benchmark S&P BSE Sensex fell 0.64% to 22,484.93 points.<more>
KMML Makes Rs 30-cr Profit
Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd (KMML), Chavara, has made a record turnover in production and sales. It made a profit of Rs 30 crore during the last fiscal.
According to sources in KMML, the company, which had been going through a crisis following a sharp decline in the price of its main products such as Titanium Dioxide pigment and lack of availability of ilmenite in the past years, however, made a record turnover in the Mineral Separation (MS) plant, Titanium pigment plant and titanium sponge unit during the last fiscal.
Starting the fiscal with a net loss of Rs 4 crore, the company could improve its position by making a profit of Rs 30.07 crore by the end of the financial year, according to P Michael Vedasiromani, Managing Director, KMML.<more>
AkzoNobel launches new Interpon Align powder coatings technology
AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business has launched an innovative two-coat, one-bake powder coating system which offers customers significant productivity and energy efficiency improvements and can also result in lower capital investment.
Utilizing dry-on-dry coatings technology, Interpon Align delivers superior edge coverage and corrosion performance, while eliminating one full cure cycle. The result is a shortened coating cycle leading to improved productivity and, in some cases, reduced capital investment.
“As the global market leader in powder coatings we are constantly looking to innovate and focus more sharply on the needs of our customers,” said John Wolff, Managing Director AkzoNobel Powder
Coatings. “Interpon Align is a perfect example of our sustainable innovation, having already been proven to consistently increase efficiency and output by up to 30 percent during commercial use.”<more>
Shalimar Paints: Acquiring a new shade
Soon after Sameer Nagpal joined Shalimar Paints, he realised that the paints company, promoted by the Jindal family, and which has changed ownership three times in 112 years, needed a complete overhaul. Nagpal decided that from a company that mostly makes protective paints, mainly used in premiering walls or in factories and machineries, it needed to get into the consumer segment like its rivals Nerolac and Asian Paints. The reason was simple: the enterprise business was not growing while the consumer business was booming, and Shalimar Paints was left as a struggling company in this changing consumer landscape.
"We did not focus on the consumer earlier, but now we want to be a consumer brand," says Nagpal. Asian Paints which is one-third the age of Shalimar Paints is 16 times bigger. Shalimar Paints posted a revenue of Rs. 552 crore in 2012/13.<more>
Danieli India signs a contract with United Iron & Steel
United Metal Coating have a continuous Coil Coating Line in Dubai Industrial City and it manufactures pre-painted aluminum and galvanized steel coils in various thicknesses and widths with an annual production capacity of 75,000 tonne for the end application of building products including roofing and claddings, as well as interior false ceilings and rolling shutters.
As a part of its backward integration UMC have decided to install a 300,000tpy CRM Complex in Abu Dhabi. For this purpose a new company has been formed in the name of United Iron & Steel Company LLC which will produce HR and CR galvanized coils and sheets.
Danieli India Limited and United Iron & Steel Company LLC, Abu Dhabi signed a contract to supply all technological equipment for this new 300,000 tonne per year Cold Rolling Mill Complex which include one 300,000 Push Pull Pickling Line, one 250,000 tonne per year Cold Rolling Mill, one 250,000 tonne per year HR-CR Combi Galvanizing Line, one Slitting Line and a Cut to Length Line.<more>
Turkish paint producer DYO makes huge investment in powder coating market
DYO Boya, one of the leading paint producers in Turkey, owned by Yaşar Holding, has opened a new plant to produce powder coating in the Aegean province of Manisa. The plant was opened with an investment that will reach 25 million Turkish Liras when the project term is completed.
DYO Boya aims to be one of the arbiters in the powder coating market dominated by foreign companies, as Turkey is the 3rd largest producer in Europe after Italy and Germany. The company targets European, the Middle Eastern, Russian and Northern Africa markets.
The new plant was built on a 10,000 m2 area in Manisa’s Turgutlu Organized Industrial Site and its production capacity will be 6,000 tonnes a year. The capacity is planned to reach 20,000 tonnes at the end of 2017.<more>
Bayer supports development of coated textiles
Bayer MaterialScience, the leading polymer company, has inaugurated its state-of-the-art textile coating pilot line in Shanghai, China.
At its headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany, the company has also installed new lab facilities, among them a lab coater. Along with the dedicated lab space in Pittsburgh, USA, these new investments are expected to allow Bayer to further strengthen its capabilities in the coated textile sector.
Strong market growth expected
The global demand for environmentally friendly synthetic leather and coated textiles is expected to grow strongly, according to the company. The increase is expected to be felt most prominently in China, home to 90% of the world’s production of these materials. By moving the global product development and the lead for application development for textile-related products to China, Bayer is supporting this change.
Nicholas Smith, Global Head of Textile Coating at Bayer MaterialScience, welcomes the guests at the inauguration of the new pilot line in Shanghai. © Bayer MaterialScience AG
“The textile industry has always had a thirst for new materials,” said Nicholas Smith, Global Head of Textile Coating at Bayer MaterialScience, at the inauguration ceremony at the Polymer Research & Development Center of the company in Shanghai.<more>
The Future of High Performance and Specialty Pigments to 2019
The global market for high-performance and specialty pigments is valued at $4.26 billion, and 161,000 tonnes, for 2013. Smithers Rapra forecasts an annual growth rate of 2.7% over the next five years to reach $5 billion, and 189,200 tonnes, by 2019. The Future of High Performance and Specialty Pigments to 2019 provides strategic forecasts to 2019 broken down by pigment type, end use and geographic region and country, along with details of the latest technology trends, key market drivers and leading suppliers. This report is the essential and comprehensive guide to this thriving industry.
Alans BMX launches powder coating and restoration service
Got a frame that needs coating? Send it over to Alans in Wigan, who have over 220 colours to choose from
Alans BMX of Wigan has today announced a powder coating service, available from just £20 collected and delivered.
Standard frame, fork and bar set costs from £100 and for a frame on it’s own the service costs from £55. In due course, Alans will also offer welding and other repair services.
Owner, Alan Woods, told BikeBiz: "Finally we are proud to announce a service we are not just happy with, but over the moon with. The fact of the matter is that as BMX frames haven’t changed much in the last couple of years a lot of riders have perfect usable frames that might just look a but beat up from hard use. Our service provides an alternative to spending £500 on a new frame, fork and bars when there might be nothing wrong with what you have, apart from the cosmetics.<more>
BASF Invests Euro 2.5 Million to Expand Waterborne Automotive Coatings Production at Brazil Demarchi Site
BASF has invested Euro 2.5 million in its Demarchi coatings site, located in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, to expand its capacity to service Brazil’s automotive industry with waterborne automotive coatings.
The goal is to meet market demands generated by new car makers setting up their plants in the country and by the trend of using waterborne technology rather than solvent-borne. BASF is the pioneer in developing waterborne basecoats for the automotive industry. The technology is eco-efficient because water replaces most of the organic solvents.
In addition to the traditional clients such as GM, Volkswagen, Fiat and PSA, and a strong presence in the segment of coatings for trucks, BASF has in the past years conquered new supply contracts which include car makers such as Hyundai and Chery.
Another trend in the market is the use of integrated processes where the paintline is shortened by one step. This means that less material, time and energy are used. At the same time, the same application quality can be achieved.<more>
Test Method for Bolted Connections Coatings Being Developed by ASTM International Paint Committee
An ASTM subcommittee is developing a proposed standard to test the slip coefficient properties of coatings used in slip-critical bolted connections. The test is based on an appendix in the “Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts,” published by the Research Council on Structural Connections. The proposed ASTM standard will expand on the Research Council standard by describing the preparation of test specimens in detail and by conducting an interlaboratory study that will allow for the inclusion of precision and bias statement.
ASTM WK45390, Test Method for Slip Coefficient and Tension Creep Testing of Coatings Used in Slip Critical Bolted Connections, is being developed by Subcommittee D01.46 on Industrial Protective Coatings, part of ASTM International Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications. The Research Council on Structural Connections is a non-profit, volunteer organization comprised of experts in the fields of structural steel connection design, fabrication, erection and bolting. Research projects funded by the RCSC serve to provide safety, reliability and standard practice for the steel construction industry.<more>
Coatings protect from mineral oil residues in recycled fibres
Recycled fibres in paper packaging can contain mineral oil residues but coatings can protect foods from these substances, according to BASF.<more>
NANOMYTE® SuperCN Plus – A New Generation of Durable Superhydrophobic Coatings
Somerset, New Jersey – NEI Corporation announced today that it has introduced NANOMYTE® SuperCN Plus – a functionally graded coating that imparts superhydrophobic properties to the underlying substrate while providing greater abrasion resistance compared to existing superhydrophobic coatings. Surfaces treated with SuperCN Plus force liquids to bead up and roll off, shedding water instantly and leaving the surface completely dry. SuperCN Plus can be applied to a variety of substrate materials, including plastics, metals, glass, painted surfaces, and fabrics. NANOMYTE® SuperCN Plus consists of a hard and abrasion resistant outer layer that transitions to a softer material closer to the substrate. Such a functionally graded coating represents a major advancement in the state of the art and is in sharp contrast to monolithic superhydrophobic coatings that consist of a relatively soft material that is easily abraded or rubbed away. Superhydrophobic coatings rely on creating and maintaining a composite of micro and nano-sized surface structures that work together to trap a layer of air that can repel most liquids. Off-the-shelf superhydrophobic coatings tend to have poor durability because
they are unable to protect these delicate surface structures from abrasion, resulting in rapid loss of superhydrophobicity. Due to the graded structure, SuperCN Plus maintains its superhydrophobicity and high contact angle even after moderate damage. Additionally, it exhibits good adhesion to the substrate. Surfaces treated with SuperCN Plus show
water contact angles as high as 165°. After moderate abrasion, where traditional superhydrophobic coatings begin to show significant damage and delamination, SuperCN Plus remains intact and has been shown to preserve its superhydrophobicity with contact angles over 158°
Valspar High Performance Architectural Coatings Announces New Website
Valspar High Performance Architectural Coatings is pleased to announce the launch of its new website – valsparcoileurope.com. The new site makes it easy for professionals in the coil coatings industry to learn about new technologies and coating innovation, as well as research and select from among Valspar's industry-leading metal architectural coatings for their projects.
For over 200 years, Valspar has been a leader in the art and science of coatings that excel in both beauty and function. Our expansive range of superior coatings comes to life through a full palette of colors and textures to meet the most demanding specification requirements and designs. We provide protection against the effects of weathering, such as color fade and chalking that allows projects to endure.
In addition to information on Valspar and our coating products, visitors to the new valsparcoileurope.com site will find a number of highlights, including:
A Colour page that showcases a sampling of the colour pallet Valspar can provide to our customers
An Insight Center featuring industry articles and information on building with metal
A Green Agenda page highlighting Valspar's commitment to providing environmentally friendly coatings
A Project section showcasing examples of exciting installations that will inspire the use of colour
An organized product page with easy filtering to help visitors get the information they need fast
Regardless of which coil coating products they choose, Valspar customers receive outstanding service, with unmatched lead times and the best technical support in the industry.
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Quality Control of Powder Coatings
The purpose of a quality control is two-fold. First of all, it provides a check on performance, ensuring that the product shipped to your customer meets their requirements and secondly, it is a means to ensure that you are producing a consistent powder, batch to batch.
In powder coating manufacture raw materials are dedicated and subsequently processed to meet a customer’s requirement. Unlike paint manufacture where the batch is processed and
eventually adjusted near the end to meet quality requirements (i.e. shade, viscosity, etc.), powder coatings are very difficult to adjust toward the end of manufacture. The utmost in care must be taken to make sure the batch is correct right from the start. Consequently quality control really should emphasize raw material and process control rather than assessing properties after the batch is made.
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Normal problems which can arise in connection with powder coating with their suggestions for solution are given below:
1. Problem/Fault: Coat too thin/impossible to increase thickness.
• Increase voltage, increase fluidization. Increase powder feed
• Check resistance between different support/objects on conveyer, ideal film reading is 0 ohm.
• Check earth connection from conveyer and outward.
• Check spraying equipment fuses, voltage, electrodes in gun mouth, all electrical connections to high tension cable.
• Check powder by using another powder spray gun.
2. Problem/Fault: Thin or no coat at support hooks.
• Problem is due to poor earth connection and should be investigated.
• Also check earthing and powder level in feed hopper.
3. Problem/Fault: Poor flow /orange peel effect.
• Adjust spray gun equipment parameters for uniform powder out put, to get recommended film thickness.
• Use fastest possible heating cycle in oven.
• Check optimum distance between object and gun mouth.
4. Problem/Fault: Different powder outputs from guns.
• Different hose lengths between powders feed and gun.
• Air pressure too low.
• Ejector fault or partial blocking of ejector hose or gun.
5. Problem/Fault: Yellow or brown spots or stripes on the final coat.
• Poor cleaning.
• Residues of cleaning agent.
• Check that compressed air is free of water and oil.
6. Problem/Fault: Improper Curing.
If problems arise due to over or under curing from oven
• Check that all thermostats are working properly.
• Check air circulation.
• Check metal temperature using temperature recorder.
7. Problem/Fault: No powder from gun.
• Check all fuses.
• Check compressed air & fluidisation pressure.
• Blow through pneumatic system with air gun.
8. Problem/Fault: Particles/dirt in powder coat film.
• Check that product is completely clean before coating.
• Prevent dust from entering spray booth.
• Sieve powder and examine if contamination, residue in sieve.
9. Problem/Fault: Craters full depth.
Indicate contamination of object prior to coating
• Check whether water-based paint has been used nearby.
• Check whether there is silicon in any materials/lubricants etc. Often used when welding.
10. Problem/Fault: Craters-fish eyes.
Usually indicate contamination of the powder, though may also indicate contamination of the object.
• Check that compressed air is free of water and oil.
• Check that powder is free of craters when using another spray gun or by melting powder on a plate.
• Test the powder coat on other objects.
11. Problem/Fault: Poor Adhesion and Mechanical Test performance.
• Ensure cleaning / Pre-treatment is proper.
• Check if Under curing is taking place.
• Check if substrate thickness or type is changed.
• Ensure powder film thickness is proper.
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Akzo Nobel Chief Financial Officer Keith Nichols to Stand Down
The Supervisory Board of Akzo Nobel N.V (Amsterdam, Netherlands) has announced that Keith Nichols, Chief Financial Officer, will step down from his position at the end of June 2014.
Nichols said: "Making a decision like this is never easy but I leave the company well placed to deliver its 2015 financial targets. I would like to thank my colleagues throughout the company and wish them all the very best for the future." <more>
Berger Paints India rejigs Board
Mrs. Rishma Kaur and Mr. Kanwardip Singh Dhingra have resigned as Alternate Directors of Berger Paints India Ltd to Mr. Kuldip Singh Dhingra and Mr. Gurbachan Singh Dhingra respectively with effect from April 01, 2014 in order to comply with the provisions of Companies Act, 2013.
They will continue as whole time employees of the Company.
Petra L'Abbe Joins Valspar Mirror Coatings
Valspar Mirror Coatings named Petra L’Abbe as its new business director, Global Mirror Coatings. Michael Seidler, Valspar's current business director of Global Mirror Coatings, will support L'Abbe over the next several weeks in order to transition the position to her and the Global Mirror Team before leaving the company to pursue alternative opportunities, according to Valspar.
Dr. Ralf Busch
Hong Kong, Apr 23, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Connell Brothers (CBC), a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company, and the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific, has appointed Dr. Ralf Busch, former vice president responsible for Know-How Transfer, Asia-Pacific, within the Bayer MaterialScience polyurethane business group, to lead the strategic direction and expand the business operations of CBC China. The company operates in 11 cities in China.
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