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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>

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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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Report Projects Growth in Powder Coatings Market
DALLAS - According to a new report released by research company MarketsandMarkets, the current size of the powder coatings market was estimated to be about $8,274.26 million in 2013. The report projects the market will reach $12,055.13 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 6.54% between 2014 and 2019. The high demand across industries such as architectural coatings, automotive coatings, general industrial coatings, appliances coating, furniture coatings, and others will increase overall powder coating consumption.

The report, Powder Coatings Market by Resin Type (Epoxy, Epoxy-Polyester Hybrid, Polyester, Acrylic, Polyurethane, & Others) and by End-User Industries (Architectural, Appliances, Automotive, General Industrial, Furniture & Others) - Global Forecast to 2019, analyzes the global powder coatings market with respect to market drivers, restraints and opportunities in different regions.<more>

Automotive Paints Market worth 998.7 Million Gallons by 2018 with Revenue of $11.7 Billion
Automotive Paints Market by Coat Type (Electrocoat, Primer, Basecoat, & Clearcoat), by Technology (Solvent-borne, Waterborne, & Powder Coating), Texture Type (Metallic & Solid), Vehicle Type & Geography.<more>

Rising Demand for Smart Coatings in Urban Areas

Rising awareness regarding multiple benefits of smart coatings is raising the demand of product in Indian markets, says RNCOS.

The strict government regulations regarding paints and coatings, such as reduction of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in paints, has been one of the most important trends in the coatings industry in recent years. In the consumer market, one of the trends is the increasing demand for smart coatings that provide sustainable solutions, such as energy-efficiency, UV protection, heat resistance, water resistance, anti bacterial and anti-fungal effects among others. According to our recent report, “India Paint Industry Outlook 2018”, the smart coatings demand is rising in the urban areas of the country as awareness regarding the rising environmental issues is gaining grounds.

Indian paint industry has large potential for energy-saving coatings in the construction sector, such as paints which help insulate buildings, namely those which contribute to reductions in heat loss through walls, roofs and windows. In lieu of raising demand and application of the product, players are launching smart paints like Asian Paints Smart care Damp Proof is a water proofing membrane, formulated with elastomeric and acrylic polymers. It is primarily applied upon Building roofs/terraces, parapet, sunshades and exterior vertical walls for water proofing, crack bridging, sheen and heat repellence to the walls. Also, Berger Weather Coat Heat Insulating Paint contains heat reflective additives. These additives help reflect thermal rays resulting in energy saving. In addition, the paint acts like an insulator for the wall, providing long lasting protection against UV degradation and atmospheric pollution. Hence, rising awareness among urban consumers and innovative launches by the paint manufacturers can further raise the Indian paint market in the coming years.<more>

Berger Paints India consolidated quarterly profit rises 6.96%
Berger Paints India disclosed a small rise in consolidated net profit for the quarter ended September 2014. During the quarter, the profit of the company rose 6.96% to Rs 670.30 million from Rs 626.70 million in the same quarter previous year.

Net sales for the quarter rose 14.28% to Rs 11,041.50 million, compared with Rs 9,662 million for the prior year period.<more>

Akzo Nobel Q2 profit up 5.98% at Rs 35.75 crore
Earnings Announcement Akzo Nobel India|
NEW DELHI: Paints and coatings company Akzo Nobel India today reported a 5.98 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 35.75 crore for the second quarter of this financial year.

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 33.73 crore for the corresponding quarter in the previous fiscal, Akzo Nobel India said in a BSE filing.

Asian Paints to see significant rise in margins on back of fall in crude prices
India's largest paint manufacturer Asian Paints reported yet another quarter of robust numbers. It posted 17% increase in revenues for the second quarter of financial year 2014-15 compared to the corresponding quarter of last fiscal. The company is also expected to post volume growth of 12% in its domestic decorative business, primarily on the back of rising demand from tier 2 and tier 3 cities, despite a price hike of 2%.

However, its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisations (EBITDA) margins came under pressure following an increase in its advertising and promotional (A&P) expenses. The rise in A&P spends in Q2 was primarily because of an early Diwali this year. An increase in employment cost due to one-time spike in gratuity provisioning is yet another reason for the margin contraction.

This also explains Asian Paint's consolidated net profit numbers which grew by a moderate 6%. The company's margin is, however, expected to improve in the coming quarters primarily because of the fall in the price of international crude oil, the main raw material used in manufacturing paints. While brent crude came down from $110 to $85 in the last four months, the price of titanium dioxide, another key component, was also down by around 13% during same period. Asian Paints is the market leader with superior pricing power and faster growth, and, therefore, may be able to retain a portion of the raw material cost reduction for itself. However, the rise in margin will come with a time lag because it has a substantial amount of old stock bought at higher prices.

Axalta Coating Systems Celebrates 50 Years of Commercial Powder Coatings
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, celebrates 50 years of commercially produced latest generation powder coatings, making it one of the oldest powder coating manufacturers in the world. Axalta got its start in commercial powder coatings in 1964 with the acquisition of the Teodur brand that had been manufactured by Wagemakers Lekbrieken, a Dutch family-owned paint company founded in 1848 that sold its first architectural grade thermosetting powder at its site in Teodur.

“Axalta Coating Systems is honored to have such rich history, vast experience and great success in powder coatings throughout these fifty years”

Axalta’s powder coatings deliver superior coverage and transfer efficiency with both thermosetting and thermoplastic coatings manufactured under the names of Alesta®, Nap-Gard™ and Abcite™. These products have earned a reputation for corrosion resistance, durability due to superior edge coverage, thick film build, and efficiency because no primer is required.

“Axalta Coating Systems is honored to have such rich history, vast experience and great success in powder coatings throughout these fifty years,” said Michael Cash, President, Industrial Coatings. “It keeps us motivated each day to continue the legacy by offering great products to our valued customers around the world.”<more>

Global Powder Coatings Market By Application (Automotive, Consumer Goods, General Industry, Architectural, Furniture) Is Expected to Reach USD 12.48 Billion by 2020: New Report By Grand View Research, Inc.

Market Size - $7.59 billion in 2013, Market Growth - CAGR of 7.4% from 2014 to 2020, Market Trends - Positive outlook on automotive industry in Asia Pacific and Latin America expected to boost powder coating demand over the forecast period.

San Francisco, California, Nov. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global market for powder coating is expected to reach USD 12.48 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing support for the use of powder coatings in comparison to conventional liquid paints by regulatory agencies such as EPA and REACH on account of negligible VOC emissions is expected to be a key driver for market growth. In addition, growing application demand with regards to automotive, appliances and consumer goods is also expected to drive powder coating sales over the next six years.<more>

Nordson Corporation and Nordson Corporation Foundation Give $8 Million to Charity in Fiscal Year 2014
WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) and the Nordson Corporation Foundation today announced that they have contributed a combined $8 million to charity during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014. Nordson’s giving is focused on nonprofit organizations in the U.S. where the company has major operations, including Ohio, Colorado, Georgia, California, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Virginia, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Additionally, Nordson’s giving has expanded to selected international locations, including Brazil, Canada, China, India, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K.

“An important value in Nordson’s corporate philosophy is giving back to the communities where we live and work”

Grants from the Nordson Corporation Foundation accounted for approximately $5 million of the total amount awarded and were distributed in the areas of arts and culture, human welfare and education. Education was the largest giving area, in accordance with the funding focus of the Foundation.

Major gifts this year included $500,000 to Neighborhood Progress, Inc. to support the Intergenerational School at St. Luke’s Manor, a high-performing public charter school in Cleveland, Ohio recognized for its innovative, intergenerational approach to learning, and nearly $340,000 to support Boys & Girls Clubs in nine cities across the country.

Paints producer AkzoNobel opens $10m plant in Dubai
The plant, employing 40 people, will be its sixth in the Middle East producing powder coatings used for the protection of buildings and pipelines in the oil and gas industry. Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel provided the powder coating for Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Burj Khalifa and all of Dubai’s gold roofed metro stations. It considers the Middle East as key to its growth strategy.

“We have nearly 1,000 people working across the Middle East,” said Conrad Keijzer, AkzoNobel’s executive committee member responsible for performance coatings.

“The coatings industry is growing at 6 to 7 per cent a year and we expect to double that. The Middle East and the UAE in particular has been the most resilient since the global crash with a continuously strong construction sector and its oil and gas facilities are strong.”

Powder coatings are used to protect and strengthen oil and gas pipelines, a market that could weaken because of the slump in oil prices.<more>

Phosphate pigments enhance anticorrosive properties of epoxy coating
Anticorrosive phosphate pigments were incorporated in an epoxy coating on steel. Source: Marco Santi Amantini/Fotolia Spanish researchers investigated the effect of the addition of anticorrosive phosphate pigments on the corrosion resistance of epoxy coating on cold rolled

The effect of the addition of anticorrosive phosphate pigments (different types and quantities), standard zinc phosphate and organophilized zinc molybdate phosphate, on the corrosion resistance properties of epoxy coating on cold rolled steel has been investigated by means of two different techniques: a traditional one as salt spray (NSS) and an electrochemical one as the accelerated cyclic electrochemical test (ACET). The optimum anticorrosive phosphate pigment type and its content, that gave the best performance in this epoxy system, were determined. The results offered by each one of the techniques were quite similar, with the advantage that the ACET offered the results in a very short time (24 h) compared to salt spray test.<more>

NDMC revamps colour scheme, repaints road dividers and kerbs ‘pink-and-green’
Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: October 26, 2014 1:14 pm
Going for a new look, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has moved away from the conventional colour scheme for road dividers and kerbs in areas under its jurisdiction and is now painting these pink and green.
After the dividers and kerbs on Vinay Marg were repainted pink and green on a pilot basis, the new colour scheme can now be seen in almost all areas of Lutyens’ Delhi such as Ashoka Road, Parliament Street, Rajiv Chowk (Connaught Place), Indira Chowk (Connaught Circus), Jantar Mantar and other areas such as R K Ashram Marg and Ferozshah Road.
The colour combination used earlier was ‘black and white’ or ‘black and yellow’ for the road dividers and kerbs.<more>



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"Ask Joe Powder"
"Ask Joe Powder" is a question and answer column authored by Kevin Biller of the Powder Coating Research Group. Mr. Biller has over 30 years experience formulating and manufacturing powder coatings. He welcomes your questions regarding powder coating technology. Please write to: askjoepowder@yahoo.comor post your question through the your facebook id 

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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,

Hi Jeff,
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.

Best regards,

Dear Joe,
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.”


 Hi Michael,
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:  ). 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:  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 of October, 2015. The Turkish offshoot will be promoted

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