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Bayer MaterialScience develops eco-friendly isocyanate for PU industryThe company has developed pentamethylene diisocyanate (PDI) - 70 percent of whose carbon content comes from biomass

Bayer MaterialScience, one of the leading players in polyurethanes (PU), has developed pentamethylene diisocyanate (PDI) - 70 percent of whose carbon content comes from biomass without generating any direct competition for food production. The company will introduce the new isocyanate at the European Coatings Show 2015 from April 21-23 in Nuremberg, Germany.

Customers are increasingly demanding products based on renewable raw materials. Environmental compatibility is becoming a market requirement. With the addition of PDI to its portfolio, Bayer MaterialScience can for the first time offer its customers an eco-friendly hardener component, which for them is a key differentiating factor. A comprehensive technology platform currently is being developed to evaluate additional uses for PDI-based raw materials in coatings, adhesives and other applications.<more>

Akzo Nobel chemical spill contained, health department says
Chemical spill not a hazard to public, officials said
A chemical spill at the Akzo Nobel plant
A chemical spill at the Akzo Nobel plant in Huron caused a noticeable smell, but the chemical itself was contained at the plant and was successfully cleaned up, an official at the Erie County Health Department said Friday.

The 21-gallon chemical leak occurred overnight early Thursday and did not get outside a designed containment area. The spill is being blamed on a pump failure at the plant, located at 300 Sprowl Road in Huron.

Bob England, director of Environmental Health for the Erie County Health Department, identified the chemical as ethyl acrylate.

He said the spill produced a pungent odor that could be detected up to three-quarters of a mile away from the plant, formerly known as the Glidden plant.

"It's very volatile. It has a very low vapor pressure," England said. "It had the smell of acetone or nail polish remover. It was experienced in different locations based on wind direction."

England said he did not believe the spill created a public health issue.

All of it was contained on the property, and thus none leaked into a creek. All of it has been cleaned up, England said.

He said the plant notified the Erie County Emergency Management Agency of the spill, and the EMA worked at the site with the Huron Fire Department and the Erie County Health Department.

The health department said that ethyl acrylate is a chemical used in latex paint and many household products.

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fact sheet states, "EPA has classified ethyl acrylate as a Group B2, probable human carcinogen, but has not developed a potency estimate to quantify risk by inhalation."<more>




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Paint companies may evade price cuts despite falling oil prices
Falling crude prices means better days for paint makers, say experts. Well, don't expect price cuts by the industry players any time soon.

Paint manufacturers opine that any downward revision in prices emerging out of lower crude prices, already down by as much as 50%, would accrue only after next 2-3 months as most of them are still carrying high cost inventories.

Also, with oil prices widely expected to fall further - some predicting a level of $40 before bottoming out - pickup by the trade channel is being withheld, top officials of some of the paint companies said on the eve of Indian Paint Conference.

"Many of our raw materials are imported and so most of us have 2-3 months of raw materials in the pipeline which are quite often procured at higher prices. Though I don't want to discuss our pricing action, if crude prices continue to fall there would anyway be paint price reduction," KBS Anand, managing director and CEO, Asian Paints said.

"Price of end products would fall once our high-cost inventory is exhausted and we get the benefit of lower raw material prices. Since this is a highly competitive industry, we don't have the luxury of enjoying high gross margins for long. So, prices will fall but that will take a little bit of time," Abhijit Roy, managing director and CEO of Berger Paints.

Raw materials like vinyl acetate monomer and Titanium dioxide, which accounts for 15-18% of the total purchase basket of a paint company, are derivatives of crude oil.

"Since we import raw materials like Titanium Dioxide, weakening of the rupee also impacts us negatively. Also, before we consider impact of falling crude prices, we have to remember that only the oil based prices get impacted, not the water based ones," Roy said<more>

Research and Markets: Global Powder Coatings Market to 2019: Shipbuilding Industry, Pipeline Attractive Prospects for Powder Coating

DUBLIN — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Powder Coatings Market by Resin Type and by End-User Industries - Global Forecast to 2019" report to their offering.

The global market size by value of powder coating was estimated to be $8,782.30 million in 2014 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of about 6.54% between 2014 and 2019. The data mentioned in the report are based on the global demand for powder coatings.

The impact of different market factors, such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities is also illustrated in the report. This gives an idea about the key drivers, such as stringent government regulations; growth in the end-user industries such as appliances, automotive, metal furniture, and others. Technological advancements for powder coating is seen in Asia-Pacific, especially in China where the appliances and furniture industry is witnessing high growth. The economic slowdown in Western Europe and the U.S. also affected the economy of other developed countries and the price volatility in the past made the market more strained for the end-user industries.<more>

Berger Paints India Ltd to consider Q3 results on Jan 30, 2015

A meeting of the Board of Directors of Berger Paints India Ltd will be held on January 30, 2015, to consider, the Company's Unaudited Financial Results for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 (Q3).

Shares of BERGER PAINTS INDIA LTD. was last trading in BSE at Rs.438.1 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 452.25. The total number of shares traded during the day was 179859 in over 10330 trades.

The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 465.3 and intraday low of 436. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 81404574.

Kansai Nerolac inks JV pact with Capital Holdings Maharaja
NEW DELHI: Kansai Nerolac Paints has entered into a joint venture pact with Sri Lanka's Capital Holdings Maharaja Pvt Ltd.

"The company has entered into a joint venture agreement with Capital Holdings Maharaja Pvt Ltd, a group company in the Maharaja Group," Kansai Nerolac Paints (KNP) said in a filing to BSE.<more>

Crude price fall to impact Q4 nos:
Kansai Nerolac In an interview to CNBC-TV18, HM Baruka, managing director, Kansai Nerolac shares his views on the company’s Q3 performance.
Below is the verbatim transcript of the interview.

Sumaira: Can you take us through what your volume growth has been like for this quarter?

Can you take us through what your volume growth has been like for this quarter? A: Actually volume growth and value growth both are single digit in this quarter compared to double digit growth of the previous two quarters because of the festive season preponement the growth has been lower. However, still it is about 8 percent over all growth in the current quarter. Nigel: In terms of your segmental revenue, in terms of industrial as well as automotive where exactly did that miss come about because it is higher single digit but where exactly are you not seeing the kind of demand that you expected? A: I do not think there is a miss; this was expected in this quarter as I mentioned Diwali was about 15 days earlier compared to the last year, so most of the sale had taken place in the month of September. This quarter was expected to be lower. This was all expected on the expected line and both the decorative as well as industrial divisions have done similar growth, marginally decorative would be lower but I think both segments have contributed equally.<more>

Asian Paints Forms New Company In Indonesia
Giving wings to its overseas expansion, paint major Asian Paints Limited has forayed into the Indonesian market by launching PT Asian Paints Indonesia. The new company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berger International Limited, Singapore, which in turn is an indirect subsidiary of the Asian Paints.

"We will also set up a manufacturing plant with a capacity of 24,550 ton in the country. However, this will be executed only after the company receives the requisite regulatory approvals," the company told the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in a letter dated January 29, 2015.<more>

Paint your home at hands-on learning session
Want to paint your home? Do it yourself. Indian paint companies would train you take up the brush. The industry is ready to help you colour up your cottage or flat or house.

Apart from advising on colour schemes, some of the companies have started training workshops for consumers. Abhijit Roy, MD and CEO of Berger Paints India told Business Line that his company was conducting such sessions for the willing customers.

“What is important was to break the psychological barrier, particularly among young home owners, to paint their own life, literally,” he added. According to Jayakumar Krishnaswamy, MD of Akzo Nobel India, colour was associated with happiness. “We need to encourage that feeling to raise consumption of paints.”

The paint industry is trying to bring in the elements of colour and happiness in promoting demand for decorative paints. According to KBS Anand, MD and CEO of Asian Paints, the focus shifted to the homemaker and the kids -- the real consumers.

A leading paints dealer said he was amazed at the enthusiasm of a woman at a hands-on learning session. “She, not a trade-mill regular, changed from sari to a pair of jeans to climb up the indoor ladder with a brush and colour pot without inhibition”.<more>

Abcite thermoplastic powder coating application on pipeAbcite thermoplastic powder coating application on pipe (Photo: Business Wire)
BULLE, Switzerland--(Business Wire)--Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has received certification in accordance with NSF/ANSI 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects standards for its Abcite® thermoplastic powder coatings, which are used in a wide variety of industrial applications including pipes and fittings for drinking water systems. NSF International is a global independent public health and environmental organization responsible for standards development, as well as product testing and certification. NSF/ANSI 61 addresses the safety of products used in drinking water systems, with particular focus on potential adverse health effects.

“NSF/ANSI 61 is a widely recognised industry standard for protecting consumers and public health,” says Fréderic de Borman Chautems, Axalta’s Abcite product specialist based in Switzerland. “Our Abcite coatings offer outstanding corrosion and UV protection and are extremely tough, but we wanted our customers to be aware of how safe they can be when in contact with drinking water. Our Abcite certification to NSF/ANSI 61, achieved only after a thorough audit and stringent testing process, helps demonstrate that Abcite is truly reliable<more>

BASF India Ltd signs BTA to transfer import and distribution business of Glasurit

BASF India Ltd had announced the transfer of the import and distribution business of Glasurit, an automotive refinish paint brand to Wurth India Private Limited.

BASF India Ltd has signed the Business Transfer Agreement with Wurth India Private Limited to transfer its import and distribution business of Glasurit�, an automotive refinish paint brand in India, with effect from February 01, 2015.

Low growth is a temporary phenomenon, says BASF India ChiefRaman Ramachandran, Chairman & Managing Director, BASF India
We invested in India when not many companies believed in India"

Global chemical giant BASF has identified Asia Pacific as its major thrust area and plans to invest 10 billion euros in the region by 2020 with a portion of this dedicated to its Indian operations. In India, it announced a Rs 1,000 crore investment in Dahej and is establishing an R&D facility in Mumbai, its second in Asia.

Raman Ramachandran, Chairman & Managing Director, BASF India spoke to The Hindu about the Indian operations and BASF’s plans going forward. Edited excerpts

Several industry players including BASF have announced big ticket investments in India. Is the confidence and the buzz back in the sector?

Clearly there is a lot of positivity in India and about India outside with all the changes that have happened. So I guess that is probably triggering this.

But BASF always believed there is a big market here and we believe in the long term.

We invested Rs.1,000 crore in Dahej at a time when not many companies believed in India and so did not invest. So that is a testimony as to how we look at this market.

BASF straddles almost all segments of the chemicals industry. Is there any particular area in India that you would focus on?

We have essentially 13 businesses divided into four segments — basic chemicals, and performance chemicals, .

The third is functional materials like construction chemicals — polyurethane, engineering plastics including catalytic converters which improve functionality.

We also have agrochemicals or crop protection. Globally there is also Oil & Gas which is largely a European business for BASF but which we, in India, do not operate in. BASF has identified three key areas where there will be huge pressures due to population increase globally — Resources & Energy, Quality & quantity of food and the Quality of life particularly from the perspective of urbanisation which is the theme across the world.<more>

Hands on: Crafting ultrathin color coatings

Discovering a new way to create colorful coatings using minimal materials required a mixture of applied physics and “arts and crafts,” Kats jokes. The coatings could be used on fabrics and other flexible materials, or incorporated into optoelectronic devices like solar cells.

Kats has taken a sheet of paper from his cleanroom notebook, coated it in about 30 nanometers of gold, and pinned a paper stencil on top of it. The silver-colored germanium (pictured at right) is ready for application.

Kats will use an electron-beam evaporator in the cleanroom at the Center for Nanoscale Systems. The machine can be used to perform thin-film deposition of many different materials. “This is one of the most practical, easy-to-use tools,” he says.

Kats mounts the paper sample upside-down in the electron-beam evaporator. Atoms of germanium will be deposited on it from below.

The germanium will only land on the exposed areas; beneath the stencil, the paper will remain gold.

The paper sample is mounted near the top of the chamber. Below it, a carbon crucible holds a piece of germanium where a high-powered stream of electrons will bombard it. Various probes within the chamber provide information about the air pressure and deposition rate.

A cryopump sucks all the air out of the chamber until the pressure is only a billionth of an atmosphere. Kats uses dials on the front to increase the current and voltage by hand, sending a beam of electrons toward the crucible. “Sometimes you want to have a lot of control,” he says. “It’s just like baking.”

Inside the chamber, the electron beam vaporizes the germanium, which travels upward and lands on the sample, depositing a very even layer over the gold and the stencil. “The lower the pressure, the better the deposition,” Kats explains. Otherwise, air molecules can deflect the germanium atoms.<more>

ISRO’s fire-retardant compound finds new useThe emulsion can be sprayed or spread using a brush on surfaces. One litre of the compound can coat 1.5 sq m, with a thickness of 500 microns
The emulsion can be sprayed or spread using a brush on surfaces. One litre of the compound can coat 1.5 sq m, with a thickness of 500 microns
Shopping malls, theatres, and other closed public places, which are vulnerable to fire, can be made fire-resistant by using the compound.

Rocket science has found a new trajectory in daily life. A low-cost, fire-retardant material developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to protect the fuel tanks of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle may soon safeguard railway coaches, buildings, and vehicles.

It is christened CASPOL. It is a water-based, ready-to-coat, and easy-to-use flame-proof coating. It has flame-retardant and thermal-control properties. It can be applied on walls, clothes, paper, thatched roofs, wood, and other materials. The new compound contains no toxic materials and is eco-friendly, ISRO sources say.

The emulsion can be sprayed or spread using a brush on surfaces. One litre of the compound can coat 1.5 sq m, with a thickness of 500 microns. This is adequate for fire protection and thermal insulation, sources say.

The compound can also be used as a flame-retardant material for railway coaches and automobiles. ISRO says seats can be made flame-proof without affecting the cushioning characteristics.

Shopping malls, theatres, and other closed public places, which are vulnerable to fire, can be made fire-resistant by using the compound.

It can be applied over concrete surfaces of buildings to prevent water seepage as it can fill micro-cracks and holes effectively. The ISRO says it helps keep buildings cooler by at least 5 to 6 degrees Celsius. ISRO is now looking for a suitable industry partner to commercialise the technology.<more>

Dow Shakes Akzo's Patent Suit Over Paint-Making Process
Law360, Los Angeles (January 26, 2015, 10:48 PM ET) -- A Delaware federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of Dow Chemical Co. in a suit filed by Dutch paint giant Akzo Nobel NV, which had accused Dow of stealing its patented high-temperature method for creating polymer dispersions.
The brief order granted Dow’s motion for summary judgment of noninfringement and settled seven phrases in the disputed claim language for U.S. Patent Number 6,767,956, owned by Akzo.

A memorandum opinion issued by U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark was filed under seal Monday. Judge Stark ordered the parties to meet and provide the court with a joint status report by Jan. 29.<more>

Bayer Show Efficient Application of Flexible Floor Coatings
At the European Coatings Show from 21-23 April, 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany, Bayer MaterialScience is presenting new polyaspartic raw materials for solvent-free coating formulations that can be applied with a roller. < According to Bayer, these coatings are so flexible that they can even bridge cracks that have formed in concrete. This property is particularly important for floor coating applications in the outdoor areas of buildings. "

In applications like this, cracks can form over time if the concrete dries out and shrinks, for instance, or if the ground moves," said Karl H. Wührer, Head of Development for Structural Coatings at Bayer MaterialScience. Bayer says, without a protective coating, moisture can penetrate the concrete and cause frost damage. Balconies, roof gardens and loggias are also exposed to sunlight and weathering<more>.

Anti-reflective Coatings Market for Eyewear, Electronics, Solar, Automobile and Other End-user Industries - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020
In the past few years, anti-reflective coatings have advanced as an effective reflection and glare reducing coating in electrical and optical applications. Anti-reflective coatings arrest the unwanted reflections from surfaces, thus increasing visibility. These coatings eliminate back-glare, which is one of the most common problems associated with eyeglasses and sunglasses. Most anti-reflective coatings exhibit features such as high transmittance and low reflectance. The coatings have gained significant importance in the electronics and solar industry owing to their features. Some of the materials used in manufacturing lenses and eyeglasses have high surface reflection, and anti-reflective coatings helps to reduce these reflections.

Based on end-users, the market for anti-reflective coatings is classified as eyewear, electronics, solar, automobile, and telecommunication among others. The market for anti-reflective coatings is mainly driven by the growing demand from the eyewear and electronics industry. Anti-reflective coatings are applied on eyeglasses, lenses, flat panel displays, touch screens and smartphone displays among others. Anti-reflective coatings can be used on a wide range of substrates such as glass, sapphire, quartz, and Yttrium aluminium garnet (YaG).

Moreover, these coatings find applications in binocular lenses, kiosk displays, telescopes, riflescopes and video glasses. Increasing demand from the solar and telecommunication industry is likely to provide better opportunities for the anti-reflective coatings market over the forecast period. However, poor consumer awareness and usability issues, coupled with environmental regulations associated with the raw materials are expected to hinder market growth over the next few years.

Eyewear dominated the demand for anti-reflective coatings in the past few years and constituted around 40% of the global demand in 2013. With increasing requirement for high light transmitting eyeglasses and lenses from eye wearers, the demand for anti-reflective coatings is expected to grow over the forecast period. They enhance the contrast levels of surroundings, thus increasing the visibility. Anti-reflective coatings also eliminate unwanted reflections, leading to a better night driving experience for eyeglasses and lenses users. Moreover, they reduce glare in bright sunlight thus providing a higher degree of comfort. <more>



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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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Parts cleaning: as clean as necessary, as efficient as possible– Increasing quality and efficiency with optimal cleaning solutions– parts2clean presents the latest technology and trendsStuttgart/Hannover, Germany. Cleaning parts and surfaces costs money – just how much money depends on the required result. Whether the job is simple degreasing or rather cleaning to meet strict technical requirements, achieving the necessary quality quickly, reliably and economically involves factors which go beyond the cleaning method used, including the selection of the proper cleaning media and containers and subjects like bath maintenance and packaging of the cleaned parts. You can explore all these aspects at parts2clean at the Stuttgart exhibition center from 9 to 11 June 2015.

“Whether we’re talking about the automotive industry and related suppliers, medical equipment, aeronautics, precision engineering, optics or electronics –today virtually every sector has strict requirements for component cleanliness, and this places significantly higher demands on cleaning,” says Olaf Daebler, in charge of the parts2clean show at Deutsche Messe. To play it safe, an “as-clean-as-possible” approach is frequently taken, which has an impact on cost and therefore on competitiveness. The remedy is to take a suitable cleaning approach that meets all requirements and to optimize cleaning results while reducing costs. “As the flagship trade fair for its sector, parts2clean presents a comprehensive scope of products and services that address every aspect of  industrial parts cleaning, from systems and media to bath maintenance, analytics for cleanliness control, corrosion prevention, protection and packaging,” explains Daebler.

Fine-tuning cleaning processes for reliability and efficiency Wet chemical cleaning processes are the method of choice for the majority of  industrial cleaning tasks. Here the dissolving capacity of the chosen cleaning media has a decisive impact on operating costs, quality and the stability of the cleaning process. The core principle that applies to media selection is “like dissolves like.” This means that solvents are normally used to remove oil- based (non-polar) contaminants such as cutting oils, grease and wax. Aqueous cleaners are generally used to remove water-based (polar) contaminants such as cooling and lubricating emulsions, polishing  compounds, additives, salts, abrasion and other solids. Modified alcohols with balanced oil- and water-solubility are able to remove both non-polar and polar contaminants.

There is no magic formula for matching cleaning processes or system and  process engineering to a particular scenario. They must be developed with a view to the overall manufacturing process. The following factors play a role:
What materials are being treated? At what point in production do the parts get contaminated, and with what? Must this contamination be removed immediately, e.g. to ensure proper results in the next processing step? Does processing involve a variety of materials that can lead to cleaning problems if  they are mixed? Does the cleaning of parts made of various materials such as aluminum, steel, titanium, carbide or ceramic create a risk of cross-contamination in the given facility? The answers to these questions can be used to arrive at a cleaning solution capable of optimizing both costs and results.
The parts basket or workpiece carrier also has a major impact on the cost and quality of the cleaning process. Effective filtration and separation systems such as oil separators, particle filters and membrane filters, as well as water treatment and in the case of solvents distillation capacity, also help to prolong bath service life and reduce disposal costs. For water-based media, continuous monitoring of cleaning agent concentration ensures that baths are not changed too quickly due to safety concerns, but instead only when  insufficient component cleanliness can lead to problems in subsequent process stages.

Component and surface cleaning know-how
As the only trade fair in the world focusing exclusively on industrial parts and  surface cleaning, parts2clean not only reflects today’s market in its entirety, but also offers lots of added value in terms of its parallel three-day forum. Lectures on a wide variety of industrial parts and surface cleaning topics will be simultaneously translated (German-English/English-German).

Deutsche Messe surface technology fairs : upcoming dates
The next surface technology fair in Germany is SurfaceTechnology at  HANNOVER MESSE from 13 to 17 April 2015. The next parts2clean is scheduled from 9 to 11 June 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany. O&S and parts2clean 2016 are planned to run from 31 May to 2 June. Upcoming fairs abroad with a surface technology component are SurfaceTreatment EURASIA  with a parts2clean pavilion from 12 to 15 February 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey, and also the very first Surface Technology NORTH AMERICA (parallel to IMTS) from 12 to 17 September 2016.

Contact for queries related to technical content:
Tel.: +49 711 854085

Contact for tradeshow-related matters:
Katja Wohlers
Tel.: +49 4121 7009150

Additional information can also be found at:
Doris Schulz, Landhausstraße 12, 70825 Korntal, Germany




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