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Leaking Valve Suspected in DuPont Chemical Leak That Killed Four
Officials believe a leaky valve was partly to blame for a chemical accident that killed four workers at a DuPont plant near Houston and that some of those killed were responding to the leak when they were overcome, the plant manager said.
"There are no words to fully express the loss we feel or the concern and sympathy we extend to the families of the employees and their co-workers," Randall Clements, manager of the plant in La Porte, Texas, said late Saturday. "We are in close touch with them and we are providing them every measure of support and assistance at this time."
The federal Chemical Safety Board said Saturday it was sending a seven-person investigative team to look into the accident.
The names of the workers killed were not released. A fifth employee was taken to the hospital for observation. The deadly accident occurred at 4 a.m. at the facility in La Porte, a suburb about 20 miles southeast of Houston, when the chemical methyl mercaptan was released, the company said. Some of the employees who died were responding to a leak in a valve, Clements said.
The chemical is used to produce the rotten-egg smell in natural gas, making natural gas leaks more noticeable, and in insecticide and fungicide production. In high doses it can cause vomiting, coma, and death, according to federal Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. The foul-smelling gas spread throughout the area and put the region on edge, but officials said Saturday it had dissipated and was not dangerous.<more>
AkzoNobel and partners to explore use of waste as chemicals feedstock
AkzoNobel and partners to explore use of waste as chemicals feedstock
AkzoNobel is part of a major Dutch partnership working with Canada’s Enerkem to explore the use of waste streams as a feedstock for chemical production and the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities.
The collaboration features a number of industry and semi-governmental partners looking to benefit from Enerkem's proprietary technology that converts waste into synthesis gas – a common starting material for products such as methanol and ammonia.
"Given the growing concerns over raw material and energy scarcity – the need to innovate and develop less traditional solutions is becoming ever more important," said Werner Fuhrmann, AkzoNobel's Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals.
"To accelerate these innovations we are entering into strategic partnerships, all focused on replacing non-renewable raw materials, which could have major environmental benefits." <more>
Buy Powder Coated Products for a Stronger, Greener, Better Finish
MONTGOMERY, Texas, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) is a trade association whose mission is to promote and advance the use of powder coating as a superior finishing solution for the products consumers use every day. From household appliances, furniture and fixtures to automotive and farm equipment, powder coating is a high-quality finish that lasts longer and is more durable than products NOT power coated. And because it has no solvents that might be contained in liquid paint, powder coating is an environmentally friendly finishing solution.
When seeking a long-lasting, "green" product for your home, garden, patio or automobile, before you make a purchase, ask if it is powder coated. Manufacturers and custom coaters who use the "Powder Coated Tough" seal will provide you with products that are stronger-greener-better!
"Powder coating is a green technology! It contains no solvents and therefore does not emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) nor hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). It is also an efficient process because the overspray (the powder that misses the part) can be retrieved and re-used (unlike liquid paint)," says Dave Lurie, PCI Executive Director.<more>
Green Coatings Market
'Green Coatings Market by Types (Waterborne, Powder, High-Solids, Radiation Cure) & by Applications (Architectural Coatings, Automotive Coatings, Industrial Coatings, High Performance Coatings, Wood Coatings, Packaging Coatings, & Product Finishes) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018'
In 2013, the global green coatings demand is estimated to be worth nearly $64.2 billion and is expected to reach $85.7 billion by 2018 at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2013 to 2018. This report covers the major green coatings markets including waterborne coatings, powder coatings, high-solids coatings, and radiation cure coatings. It further divides the market on the basis of types, applications, and geography. The market data for coatings types is given with respect to volume (thousand tons) and value ($million). Data is based on the demand for all the categories.
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Dear Mr. Powder,
What do you think is the best way to degrease steel and aluminum prior to coating? I have seen various options out there, but there seem so many to choose from I was wondering what
you thought was the best option? Specifically when sand blasting is not an option due to the "coarse" surface area left. I know sand blasting can be fine, but it is still difficult to get a smooth surface.
Thanks in advance,
Sorry I'm a bit late in my reply. Heavy travel schedule lately. Here is the lowdown on preparing metal for powder coating:
First the durability requirements of the finish must be carefully considered. If this is a basic indoor application that won't see much wear and tear or moisture, heat, etc. then simple
solvent cleaning and possibly media blasting will suffice. For anything that will reside outdoors you need more than that.Powder chemistry has a large effect on durability and performance. For instance epoxies and hybrids adhere well over blasted metal and can provide decent corrosion resistance with a minimum of surface preparation. Essentially all other chemistries require metal cleaning followed by chemical pretreatment. So if you are using a polyester, acrylic or polyurethane powder it's best for clean the metal first with an alkaline solution, rinse well then apply a chemical pretreatment. These are typically phosphate based for steel and chromate based for aluminum. Chromate is rather hazardous (actually carcinogenic) so I would strongly recommend that you investigate alternate materials if you need to pretreat aluminum.
Newer chemical treatment types are emerging that are based on zirconates, titanates and silanes. These are essentially non-toxic. Process control with these is critical and therefore it is necessary to carefully follow the supplier's application parameters. It is also very important to recognize that although cleaning techniques may be universally acceptable for both steel and aluminum, chemical pretreatments do not translate across these very different metals. Iron phosphate works well on ferrous substrates however it does not prepare aluminum adequately for high performance powder coating performance. You will need chemistry specific to your metal type.
The thought below from some of my colleagues is close but not perfect. Anything you can share either from an ASTM specification or what the BIG companies use to follow specific protocol for DOI (distinctness of Image) would be greatly appreciated.“I conclude that either DOI or gloss the issue is the smoothness of the dried top coat. Which in turn depends on size and shape (of the filler particle) and how much resin is absorbed by each particle.”
Distinct of image is more than just a gloss measurement. It refers to the crispness or distinctness of a reflected image. Initially this was assessed visually by projecting a series of different sized images onto a coated surface. This was accomplished by using a “glow box” that works by passing focused light through a slide containing these images of varying sizes. Kind of like a projected eye chart. See: (see: http://www.gardco.com/pages/gloss/doimeter.cfm ). A little primitive but it gets the job done. DOI measurement has since evolved with an Instrumental technique. This method is described in ASTM D-5767. (see: http://www.astm.org/Standards/D5767.htm and here Instrumental assessment eliminates operator influence and is therefore more precise and reproducible.
DOI can be affected by both long (i.e. orange peel) and short (i.e.low gloss) wavelength surface texture. It is important to know how DOI is being measured and what the target is. Both low gloss and orange peel will reduce DOI. Hence large particles of filler in a powder formula that
create low gloss will reduce DOI and also small filler particles with high oil absorption will reduce DOI. Capisce?
I hope that this helps.
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World of Industry INDIA
10 – 13 December 2014, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
4 Industrial Shows. 1 Location. Infinite Opportunities.
World of Industry INDIA 2014, 8th edition, will be demonstrating complete range of products and services, from Hydraulics and Pneumatics to Electro-Mechanical Transmission, automation components to process and factory automation systems, materials handling equipments to logistics infrastructure systems. Surface technology products to electroplating and surface engineering techniques. These shows will be special attractions for the industry.
The powerful synergy of these concurrent events will attract the visitor traffic at the exhibitor booth ensuring significant ROI.
5th International Trade Fair for Paints & Coating Systems, Electroplating and Surface Engineering Techniques
Surface Technology INDIA 2014 is the ideal place to display a complete spectrum of industrial surface treatment techniques, ranging from pre-treatment to paint coatings and electroplating. A platform to showcase the latest trends and technologies coming in from across the globe and is sure to attract decision makers from diverse user industries.
ONE STOP SHOP for the Aerospace, Automotive, Oil and Gas, Marine and Ship Building, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Construction, Mining, Steel sectors.
Expansion for 6th Leading International Trade Fair for Industrial Coating Technology from 19 through 22 April 2016 in Karlsruhe
Strong Demand for Booth Locations at PaintExpo 2016 and 2017
Oberboihingen, October 2014 – 18 months before the trade fair opens, more than 175 companies from 12 countries have already made firmbookings for their booth locations at PaintExpo 2016. As a result, approximately 50% of all exhibition floor space occupied at the event in 2014 has already been booked. The international trade fair for industrial coating technologies to be held in April 2017 due to the schedule change to the odd-numbered years is also right on course: roughly 80% of the companies have decided to participate both years. “Even we ourselves have been a bit surprised, and of course pleased with the strong demand for booth floor space at this early point in time. The fact that many companies have not only booked booth floor space for PaintExpo 2016, but rather for 2017 as well, is especially encouraging. As a result of the schedule change to the odd-numbered years, the leading international trade fair will take place after just one year in 2017”, explains
Jürgen Haußmann, managing director of event promoters FairFair GmbH. Practically all of the market and technology leaders from the various fields of industrial coating technologies are amongst the 175 companies who are already included in the exhibitor list. It’s no wonder that PaintExpo has established itself as the number one information and procurement platform for users around the globe. This is also made apparent by the visitor numbers at PaintExpo 2014 which increased by 14.2% to a total of 9167. 26.6% of the expert visitors came from outside of Germany – from a total of 70 countries. “PaintExpo has evolved into the unequivocal meeting place for the industry sector. The audience has once again become more professional and international, and even more visitors have attended PaintExpo. We’re already looking forward to PaintExpo 2016”, reports Martin Weidisch from marketing at J. Wagner GmbH – one of the companies who have already made firm bookings for floor space at the leading international trade fair in 2016, and are thus enjoying a full range of options with regard to booth location. Amongst other companies, this is also being taken advantage of by US manufacturer of UV-LED curing technology, Phoeson Technology Inc., as well as Lesta S.R.L. from Italy, who both participated at the leading trade fair for industrial coating technologies for the first time in 2014. 18 months before the trade fair opens, the companies who have already registered for PaintExpo 2016 will occupy roughly 6,300 square metres (67,812 sq. ft.) of floor space, which amounts to about 50% of all occupied floor space in 2014. And roughly 40% has already been firmly booked for PaintExpo 2017.
Market-Oriented, Representative, Forward-Looking Offerings
“We’re expecting further growth of visitor numbers once again in 2016”,says Jürgen Haußmann. This is indicative of the fact that users in various regions around the world are faced with different, but nevertheless generally increasing requirements. These include higher levels of quality and increased productivity, as well as more flexibility and sustainability. Beyond this, the use of new materials, for example lightweight components made of fibrous composite materials, as well as utilisation of various materials within a given finished product, are presenting in-house painting operations and coating job-shops with new challenges. This results in investment needs for in-house painting operations around the globe, because these requirements can only be fulfilled through the use of technical innovations. And these are presented by the exhibitors at PaintExpo in a diversity which is unparalleled anywhere else in the world, and cover the entire process sequence for liquid painting, powder coating and coil coating. The exhibition programme encompasses liquid painting and powder coating systems, application systems and spray guns, liquid paints and powdered enamels, automation and conveyor technology, cleaning and pre-treatment, drying and curing, environmental technology, pneumatics, compressed air supply and exhaust purification, water treatment, recycling and disposal, accessories, measuring and test technology, quality assurance, paint stripping, job-shop coating, services and technical literature. Beyond this, downstream process steps such as printing and packaging are covered as well. The same programme will be showcased at the 3rd trade fair for industrial coating technology in Istanbul, Turkey, from the 15th PaintExpo Eurasia, through the 17thmutually by FairFair GmbH and Artkim Fuarcilik.
Further information and a preliminary exhibitor list can be accessed at www.paintexpo.de. of October, 2015. The Turkish offshoot will be promoted
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Updates on Outcome of Board Meeting - Appointment of Directors
Berger Paints India Ltd has informed BSE that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on November 04, 2014, have appointed Mrs. Rishma Kaur and Mr. Kanwardip Singh Dhingra as Directors in wholetime employment with effect from December 01, 2014 as a part of the Company''s succession plans.
Mrs. Rishma Kaur would be designated as National Business Development Director - Retail and her appointment would fulfill the requirement of the Listing Agreement to have at least one Lady Director on the Board.
Mr. Kanwardip Singh Dhingra would be designated as National Business Development Director - Industrial.
Bayer Names Klaus Schäfer Head Of Industrial Operations At Bayer MaterialScience
Bayer AG (BAYZF.PK,BAYRY.PK,BYR.L) Wednesday said Bayer MaterialScience is getting a new head of Industrial Operations and Technology. Dr. Klaus Schäfer will assume global responsibility for this unit effective January 1, 2015.
Schäfer will also become a member of the company's highest leadership circle, the Executive Committee, at that same time. 52-year-old Schäfer has previously served in other leadership roles at Bayer MaterialScience, and will succeed Dr. Tony Van Osselaer, who is retiring after 34 years with the company.
Jenson & Nicholson
Jenson & Nicholson: Outcome of board meeting Jenson & Nicholson (India) has informed that at the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company held on October 31, 2014, Mrs. Kiran Sahai has been co-opted to the Board as additional director of the Company pursuant to provisions of Section 161 of the Companies Act' 2013 and shall hold office upto the date of next annual general meeting
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