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Titanium dioxide plant a threat to water sources, says expert
Environmental experts fear a threat to drinking water sources in Vijayawada and several villages in Krishna and Guntur, West Godavari and Prakasam districts due to the proposed Rs. 700-crore titanium dioxide plant on the banks of Krishna in Gudimetla village in Chandarlapadu Mandal upstream Prakasam Barrage.
A public hearing in this regard is scheduled for August 6 for the environmental clearance for the plant. Former Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) scientist and environmentalist K. Babu Rao said titanium dioxide industry produced a large amount of liquid effluents that would eventually get deposited in Krishna, affecting the drinking water sources of millions of people.
Mr. Rao, quoting an article from ‘Frontline’ magazine on a similar plant in Kerala, said the matter had gone right up to the Supreme Court, but there was no change in the situation there. According to the article, the factory “dumped free sulphuric acid directly into the Arabian Sea”.
He said the EIA (Enivronment Impact Assessment) of the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) report simply said that “eco-friendly technology” would be used, but details were not available. While titanium dioxide was itself a suspected human carcinogen (Group 2B), according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the EIA had “hidden lot of information on air and water pollution” caused by such plants.<more>
Gas Leak from KMML Plant;40 Students Hospitalised
KOLLAM: Around 40 students of Government HSS, Sankaramangalam, were hospitalised following a gas leak from the Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd plant in Chavara on Wednesday morning.
The students developed nausea and dizziness after 9.30 am when the gas, favoured by a southward wind, reached the school premises located 300 m south of the plant. The students were immediately taken to a nearby private hospital and Karunagappally Taluk Hospital by the school authorities.<more>
Kollam: A case has been registered against state-run Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited after preliminary investigation confirmed a gas leakage from one of its plants on 6 & 7th August had led to hospitalisation of nearly 130 children.
The gas leak at a chemical plant in Kollam had caused children from nearby schools to be hospitalised with complaints of nausea, vomiting, chest pain and breathing problems. <more>
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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.”
Added Global Implementation Manager, Dan Hrkalovich: “Traditional two-coat powder coating solutions require a cure after the primer and another cure after the top coat. Interpon Align has been designed to eliminate the primer curing process, as the two coating layers are cured simultaneously. This results in significantly improved productivity, as well as energy and cost savings.”
The new technology can be tailored to meet exact color and performance requirements, resulting in a wide range of end-use products, including thick and heavy mass metal parts that meet the most demanding OEM specifications for protection and appearance.
AkzoNobel is the largest global manufacturer of powder coatings and a world leader in powder coatings technology, operating 31 manufacturing sites. Powder coatings are used on everything from window frames, to pipes and cars, metal furniture, radiators and even wood and plastic. They contain no solvents and have application efficiency levels as high as 99 percent.<more>
Deepika Padukone to endorse Asian Paints?
Bollywood is possibly the only place that's always overflowing with bevy of beauties and hunks. It's also a domain which has been mainly dominated by men. Hence, it really takes a lot of guts and talent to not just match upto the men, but also overtake them as far as box office is concerned! The super gorgeous Deepika Padukone is one such lady, who has the box-office dancing to her tunes!
If Bollywood Hungama's reliable sources are to be believed, then, the ever-so-gracious Deepika Padukone is now all set to be the brand ambassador of the paints major Asian Paints.<more>
Berger Paints launches its second TVC for Berger Silk featuring Katrina Kaif
Berger Paints today launched its new advertising campaign for its luxury interior brand 'Berger Silk' with the tagline "Duniya Dekhegi Jab SILK Se Saje Zindagi". Leading Bollywood actor, Katrina Kaif, continues to be the brand ambassador for Silk. Katrina first came on board as the face for the brand Silk in 2012, when the first advertisement of Berger Silk was launched.
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Silk has always been positioned on the platform of luxury, aspiration & exclusivity. The new campaign will build on the existing communication platform of "Experience Silk on all your walls" and take it a notch higher to the level of "Experience the RICHNESS of Silk."
Commenting on the concept, Mr. Abhijit Roy, Managing Director, Berger Paints India Ltd says "This is the second leg of our association with Miss Katrina Kaif for our brand Berger Silk. Over time, there has been a lot of positive & synergistic imagery rub-off between Katrina and the brand Silk. To build on this association, we hope to reach out to the more discerning consumers through this new television advertisement."<more>
Berger Paints to Commission Two Plants by September
Berger Paints would commission two plants by September this year which would augment its production capacity in the country, an official of the company said.
"The plant at Hindupur near Bangalore will go on stream this August, while the one at Jejuri near Pune will be commissioned this September", MD and CEO of Berger Paints Abhijit Roy told shareholders at the company's AGM here today.
The company had invested Rs. 140 crore at Hindupur and Rs. 40 crore at the Jejuri plant.
Roy said the company was enjoying the second position in the paints business in the country with a market share of 19 per cent.
He said the company was looking at various geographies across the country either to buy out units or set-up greenfield plants, particularly in south east Asian countries.
Chairman of the company K S Dhingra told reporters that the firm is looking at both organic and inorganic growth for expansion.
The company is looking at a revenue growth of 15-20 per cent in the current fiscal.
He said the buy-out of Sherwin Williams decorative paints business in Mumbai was a good fit in the company's portfolio.
Dhingra said the loss-making unit would be turned around and is expected to fetch a revenue of Rs. 100 crore in the current fiscal.
To a query, Dhingra said, "Acquisition of the Howrah plant of Shalimar is not on our radar."<more>
1,180-crore titanium dioxide plant soon in AP
Projected expected to be executed within 2 years
HYDERABAD, AUGUST 11:
Satyavathi Minerals & Metals Ltd will set up a titanium dioxide plant with a one lakh tonne per annum capacity at Gudimetla village, Chandarlapadu mandal in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.
The plant, which is 70 km from Vijayawada, will see an investment of ₹1,180 crore. The raw material, illmenite, will be sourced from Chattarpur in Odisha.
The public hearing for the setting up of the plant was completed last week and the project is expected to be executed in two years. About 400-500 jobs are expected to be created.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences will provide technical inputs to undertake value addition of pigment grade, titanium dioxide.
The Chinese delegation had visited Hyderabad and the site in Krishna district last year and met the then Chief Minister, N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who had promised assured support. The company is also putting up a 20 MW captive power plant at the site. Satyavathi Minerals is a Hyderabad-based company promoted by Naveen Srinivasa.
The project feasibility study was done by the Tata Consultancy Engineering and the market study by Mott MacDonald.<more>
Akzo Nobel India plans to enter Bangladesh
KOLKATA, AUGUST 12:
Akzo Nobel India is entering Bangladesh paints market through a tolling arrangement with a local company ACI Formulations Ltd.
Jayakumar Krishnaswamy, MD, Akzo Nobel India told reporters after the company’s AGM that it planned to enter the ₹1,500-crore and 150 million litres of neighbouring market through the arrangement.<more>
Akzo Nobel Q1 Net Up 58% at Rs. 55 Crore
Paints and coatings maker Akzo Nobel India today reported a 58.51 per cent jump in net profit at Rs. 55.18 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2014 on the account of higher other income.
It had posted net profit of Rs. 34.81 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago, Akzo Nobel said in a BSE filing.
The company's net sales for the quarter under review increased by 11.82 per cent to Rs. 627.93 crore, compared to Rs. 561.55 crore in the first quarter of 2013-2014.
Commenting on the result, Akzo Nobel India Managing Director Jayakumar Krishnaswamy said: "The profit from business has improved by 36 per cent over the corresponding quarter of the last year on account of consistent cost management initiatives in addition to a solid revenue growth."<more>
Brighter days ahead for paint companies
Asian Paints, Berger Paints, Kansai Nerolac set to gain from industrial pick-up, softening crude oil prices
The stocks of Asian Paints, Berger Paints and Kansai Nerolac have outperformed the S&P BSE Sensex since July. While the first two made new highs in August, Kansai Nerolac touched its all-time high last month. While continued strength in demand for decorative paints and recovery in industrial paints are among the reasons for this rally, the recent softening in crude oil prices, which impacts prices of titanium oxide — a key raw material — should also benefit the companies.
In the June quarter, all three companies witnessed improved volume growth in the industrial paints segment. As demand for industrial paints picks up along with economic recovery, Kansai Nerolac stands to gain more, given that it gets 45 per cent of revenues from this segment, compared with 20 per cent each of Berger Paints and Asian Paints. Kansai Nerolac is the leader in Indian industrial paints segment and the third largest in overall paints market.<more>
MDS Coating (I) Pvt Ltd inagurated it's State of Art Paint Shop In Dewas
MDS Coating I Pvt Ltd inagurated it's State of Art Paint Shop at Dewas on 21 st August 2014.
This is one of the modern Plastic components painting paint shop which has Dust Free Environment & capable of painting Bumpers to small components & Futuristic provision of Robotic Painting. Environmental friendly paint sludge removal by centrifuge process is also installed.
In addition to this Facility of Powder Coating Paint shop work in progress will be ready in months’ time. The powder coating plant will have a 9 tank Tri Cation phosphating process, with a capacity of 1000/sq mtr/ per day. MDS Coating I Pvt Ltd commits to give excellent OEM Quality so as components will directly go to assembly shop & will have consistency. Mr. Mark D' Souza, Mr. Subhash Charhate and Mr. Mahendra Rawat will take care of MDS Coatings.The plant is designed & executed by Electrocoat Equipment India P Ltd. In future they will plan to set up PT / CED Paint shops to meet the objectives to serve multiple customers of Plastic Powder and CED coatings.
The plant was inaugurated by Rajesh Sinha Sr V.P. Manufacturing , John Deere (I) Pvt. Ltd.
MDS Coating has a vision to set up a Cluster Paint Shop at Pithampur in 2 years time and four more futuristic State of Art Auto cluster Paint Shop at Sanand ,Pune ,Chennai and Delhi NCR
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Winona Powder Coating Secures John Deere Certification
Winona Powder Coating, the largest high volume powder coater in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan, announced that they have been awarded the JDM F17 certification from John Deere. Specializing in providing the highest quality coating services with an industry leading turnaround, Winona Powder Coating (http://www.winonapowder.com) is the partner of choice for metal parts manufacturers. This paint process qualification enables the company to expand its color range coatings offerings to an expanded base of agricultural parts suppliers.<more>
Asian Paints in focus as subsidiary to set up plant in Indonesia
Asian Paints announced after market hours on Friday, 22 August 2014, that Berger International (BIL), Singapore, a subsidiary of Asian Paints (International) (APIL), Mauritius, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, has on 22 August 2014 filed an application for investment approval with the Regulatory authorities at Jakarta, Indonesia for setting up a paint manufacturing facility as part of a greenfield foray into Indonesia. This greenfield venture is subject to necessary statutory and other approvals.<more>
Matrix Powder Coatings
July 22, 2014 – COLUMBUS, OH
Ernie Green Industries (EGI) has partnered with The Powder Coating Research Group (PCR) to form a new joint venture, Matrix Powder Coatings. Located in a facility on the West side of Columbus, Matrix Powder Coatings produces and supplies unique custom powder coating technology.
The combined strength of PCR’s research and testing laboratory, along with EGI’s resources and experience in manufacturing creates a solid business strategy and partnership.
PCR was established in 2007 by Kevin Biller who has held various positions within the powder coating industry including: 15 years at Glidden Paint Co., President of Wabash Powder Coating in Terre Haute, IN, and his own consulting firm, Biller Technical Resources, Ltd.
Biller has four U.S. patents in powder coating technology and has delivered numerous papers and written many articles on powder coating.
EGI, established in 1981, manufactures high quality products and provides value added services for worldwide customer satisfaction. EGI offers the industry’s most disciplined R & D, design, engineering and manufacturing production process that now supports industries including: automotive, medical, energy and life sciences, as well as consumer and industrial customers. EGI continues to diversify its capabilities with new endeavors into disruptive processes and product technologies.
EGI’s core competencies focus on injection molding, coating, chrome plating, assembly, and packaging technologies supported by a robust R & D and program management teams. Their commitment to provide innovative solutions, drive product momentum and deliver superior results for customers is at the fore front of their business model.
Matrix Powder Coatings is a game changing, revolutionary, high tech powder coating manufacturer and supplier. Matrix Powder Coatings will open for business September 16, 2014, and will specialize in low temperature and UV curable powders for non-traditional substrates, high heat resistant coatings, dead mattes and powders for extreme environments.
BASF India clarifies on petrochem JV with Essar
BASF India Ltd has clarified with reference to the news item appearing in a leading financial daily titled "Essar in Talks with BASF to set up Petrochem JV".
In a notification to the stock exchange the company said that, "The article published on July 28, 2014 in Economic Times is based on speculative information and as a Company policy, we do not comment on market rumours."<more>
BASF invests in the expansion of its China R&D capabilities
By Simon Pitman+, 30-Jul-2014
BASF has announced a significant investment in its research and development facilities in China in an effort to increase its innovations capabilities in a series of industries, including personal care.<more>
Powder Coating: Making Its Way Into the Paint Industry
A lot of people are used to the liquid paints which have been around the market since time immemorial. Though a lot of these undergone innovations to make it environment friendly, still the majorities of liquid paints contains harmful solvents and emit volatile compounds which may bring adverse effects to the human body. This gives the powder coating paints the opportunity to shine in the paint industry.
Sacramento, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/04/2014 -- Through a powder coating equipment, paints in powder form are sprayed to a metal surface which is heated in an oven afterwards for the hue to stay intact. The use of these paints lessens the use of mineral spirits and hydrocarbon thinners used in conventional paints. The aromatic hydrocarbon thinners are toxic in nature and can cause both short term and long term hazard to the environment and a lot of health risks as well.<more>
Waterborne Coatings Market Worth $77,838.71 Million by 2019
According to the new report "Waterborne Coatings Market by Resin (Acrylic, Polyester, Alkyd, Epoxy, Polyurethane, PTFE, PVDF, PVDC, & Others), by Application (Architectural, Automotive, General Industrial, Protective, Wood, Marine, Packaging, Coil, & Others) - Global Forecast to 2019" published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Waterborne Coatings Market is estimated to reach $77,838.71 Million by 2019.
Browse 86 market Data Tables and 28 figures spread through 225 Slides and in-depth TOC on "Waterborne Coatings Market - Global Forecast to 2019".
PPG TO SHOWCASE TECHNOLOGIES AT CHINA COMPOSITES SHOW 2014
Seminars to feature thermoplastic and air filtration products
SHANGHAI, Aug. 18, 2014 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) will showcase its portfolio of fiber glass products and technologies at the China Composites Expo 2014, Sept. 3-5, along with hosting booth seminars (booth A501, Hall No. 1). China Composites Expo (CCE) is the largest and most influential composite event in the Asia Pacific region, attracting more than 15,000 attendees from around the world. This year’s event marks the show’s 20th anniversary, and PPG has been involved for nine years.<more>
Super-Black Nano-Coating to Be Tested for the First Time in Space
An emerging super-black nanotechnology that promises to make spacecraft instruments more sensitive without enlarging their size will be tested for the first time on the International Space Station within a year.
The nano-based material is a thin, highly uniform coating of multi-walled nanotubes made of pure carbon about 10,000 times thinner than a strand of human hair. "Though tested extensively in ground-based laboratories, the material has never flown in space," said NASA Principal Investigator John Hagopian, an optics engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, who has pioneered the technology’s development. “The objective is to determine how well this coating survives the harsh space environment.”
The carbon-nanotube coating, whose development is six years in the making, is considered especially promising as a technology to reduce stray light, which can overwhelm faint signals that sensitive detectors are supposed to retrieve.
he carbon-nanotube coating, whose development is six years in the making, is considered especially promising as a technology to reduce stray light, which can overwhelm faint signals that sensitive detectors are supposed to retrieve.
Ground-based laboratory testing has proven that the coating absorbs 99.5 percent of the light in the ultraviolet and visible and 99.8 percent in the longer or far-infrared bands. Currently, instrument developers apply black paint on baffles and other instrument components to reduce errant light. However, these techniques absorb only 90 to 96 percent of the light — far underperforming the carbon-nanotube coating, Hagopian said.
The coating’s super-absorbency is due to the fact that the nanotubes are mostly empty space; however, the carbon atoms that occupy this fine forest of tiny nested tubes absorb the light and prevent it from reflecting off surfaces. Because only a tiny fraction of light reflects off the coating, the human eye and sensitive detectors see the material as black — in this case, extremely black.<more>
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I’m working on a marketing research project and have a question regarding powder coatings used on MDF (medium density fiberboard). Do they always have to be UV-cured?
Senior Industry Analyst at The Freedonia Group
No they do not. There are essentially two options: UV Curable and low temperature thermosetting powder coatings. The UV curables require an additional process step but cure in a shorter process footprint. They also provide better coating durability (mainly hardness and chemical resistance). UV cure requires line-of-sight curing that also is critical to the distance of the lamps to the coating surface. In addition film thickness must be carefully controlled. If the coating is too thick (or too opaque) it will not cure completely. And as you can guess the material cost is higher than more conventional products.
Thermosetting powders can be used as well. They require longer curing times (typically 20 to 30 minutes), although infrared heat can mitigate some of this. They are highly catalyzed and therefore must be stored in a controlled environment and can advance chemically which affects coating smoothness. The thermosets are generally less smooth than the UV curable types and typically less durable.
As for specifics regarding cure requirements this mainly depends upon the chemistry. Polyester TGIC systems work with cure cycles of about 25 minutes at 265⁰F. Acrylics can cure as low as 25 minutes at 275⁰F. Epoxies have been formulated to cure at 25 minutes at 230⁰F. Epoxy-polyesters (hybrids) can be processed at 25 minutes at 250⁰F. Polyurethanes and Polyester-HAA require cure temperatures over 300⁰F. More conventional powders cure with less dwell time at much higher temperatures and therefore cannot be used for MDF.
UV curable powder technology requires a melt stage, typically around 60 to 90 seconds at a peak temperature of 200 to 240⁰F. The additional UV cure process usually takes only a few seconds depending upon the complexity of the part.
Lots of film performance and process issues are very specific to the formulation so you need to be careful with generalizations. A number of powder manufacturers make and sell both types of chemistries as one shoe doesn't fit all.
Dear Mr. Powder,
We are manufacturer of polyester resins for powder coatings. Our customers are having difficulty in achieving consistent high gloss and impact resistant in their powder coatings. Can you help us determine the root cause of this problem.
Research and Development Manager at Spark e Lina Polymers Pvt Ltd
I understand that you are a polyester resin manufacturer and supplier and that your customer (a powder coating formulator/producer) is getting low gloss and/or poor impact. One basic question - how is the solvent resistance of these coatings? Chemical resistance is a good indication of cure and it will be poor if the stoichiometry of the binder is incorrect. Poor cure as evidenced by poor solvent resistance will produce poor impact resistance. If the stoichiometry is theoretically correct and the impact resistance remains poor then I would investigate the molecular weight distribution of the polyester resin. If it is too broad then there are too many polymeric species which can account for poor cure due to variable functionality. Broad molecular weight distribution can also account for poor gloss.
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Cathodic Electro Deposited coating is used extensively in the automotive industry. In this process, the component after phosphate pre treatment is dipped in the bath of Ecoat chemicals and given an electric charge. The coating gets deposited on the component. The component is removed from the bath, washed and then baked
Read the complete details about the CED Process on this link in an article contributed by Chandrashekhar Purandare, SR manager paint shop, Caparo Engineering India Ltd
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BASF India appoints Rajesh Naik as wholetime director
The Board of Directors of BASF India Ltd at its meeting held on July 31, 2014, has approved the appointment of Mr. Rajesh Naik as a Wholetime Director of the Company and also as an Alternate Director to Dr. Rainer Diercks with effect from August 01, 2014 in place of Dr. G. Ramaseshan who superannuates from the services of the Company effective July 31, 2014.
B S Sahay quits Jenson & Nicholson (India) Ltd
Mr. B S Sahay has submitted his resignation to the Board of Directors, as Director of Jenson & Nicholson (India) Ltd vide his letter dated July 26, 2014, which was received by the Company on July 31, 2014. Further, his resignation will take effect from July 31, 2014 as per Section 168 of the Companies Act, 2013.<more>
Berger Paints India Ltd appoints Additional Director
Naresh Gujral has been appointed as an Additional Director of Berger Paints India Ltd pursuant to Section 161 of the Companies Act, 2013 with effect from August 20, 2014.
It was interesting to meet Chandrahekhar Purandare. Chandrahekhar is a regular visitor to IPC and find the IPC e newsletter informative. He has now joined as paint shop incharge in a company in Pithampur
Chandrkant Patel, Rajni Shah
Chandrakant Patel of Chass Engineers Pvt Ltd and Rajni Shah of Jay Chemicals visited Indore for the opening of their powder coating plant. Shah and Patel shared their views on the powder coating scene in India. Chass Engineers have installed several plants in Kenya and the middle east. Its always interesting to meet our subscribers from various parts of the country and to learn about the working style in various states of India.
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