India Inc’s green initiatives
to lower costs in long run
Corporates are contributing their bits in maintaining ecological balance even as they pursue growth. This is reflected in various initiatives such as reduction in water consumption by 30-60 per cent and rising share of renewable energy.
Out of the total energy requirement of Asian Paints, India's largest paint company, 22 per cent is met by renewable energy. Maruti Suzuki meets nearly 95 per cent of the power requirement from the clean fuel such as natural gas. <more>
|IPC LFI Spectra Android app
The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors. The IPC LFI spectra is an attempt to display the standard colors according the Classic RAL System.
The IPC LFI spectra show the nearest equivalents of these color standards. Depending on the brightness and other setting on phone, the appearance of the shades may slightly vary from actual RAL standards. Click the link, download the app and let us know your feedback.<more>
Nordson Corp. buys Sonoscan Inc. of Illinois
Westlake-based Nordson Corp. (Nasdaq: NDSN) has acquired Sonoscan Inc., an Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based maker of acoustic microscopes and acoustic microimaging systems used in microelectronic, automotive, aerospace and industrial electronics assembly applications.
Nordson, which makes systems used to dispense, apply and control adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials and other fluids, said in a news release that the transaction is not material to its results. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<more>
Maintain ‘positive’ stance on KNPL with TP of Rs 600
The company supplies to nearly all the major auto OEMs across the four, two wheeler and LCV segment. KNPL's strong dominance in automotive paints segment is supplemented by its parent Kansai's association with global OEMs that have a strong presence in India.
Lower repainting cycle (80% of demand), rising urbanisation, demand for branded products, more convenient/professional painting solutions, rising per capita income, real estate sector reforms, smart city mission, governments thrust on infrastructure, new product launches in the auto sector and strong GDP growth is expected to keep demand momentum strong for paint companies going forward including KNPL. <more>
Colour drains out of Jenson
Calcutta: Paint maker Jenson and Nicholson (India) Limited is heading for liquidation after failing to firm up a resolution plan for a turnaround.
The committee of creditors in a meeting on Monday has unanimously decided to liquidate the company, which has defaulted on credit payment, the accumulated sum (including interest) of which was Rs 295 crore to financial creditor Vivid Colors Private Limited.<more>
Move us to 18% GST bracket, says paint sector
A reduction in tax rates and policies to boost consumption seem to be the two most important expectations of the paint industry from the Union Budget.
Companies are also looking at a reduction in duty on titanium dioxide (TiO2), a key raw material for the sector.<more>
Kansai Nerolac announces enhancement in proposed capacity expansion
Capacity at the Punjab plant will now be ramped up to 52,800 KLpa vs 36,000 KLpa announced earlier
India’s third largest paints company, Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd (KNPL) , announced enhancement in the quantum of proposed capacity expansion at its plant in Goindwal Sahib near Amritsar in Punjab. The proposed capacity expansion has been enhanced from 36,000 Kilo Liter per annum (KLpa) to 52,800 KLpa. This was announced by KNPL to stock exchanges on January 18, 2018 <more>
Kansai Nerolac Paints Q3 net profit at Rs 1.25 billion
Total income during the October-December quarter stood at Rs 11.64 billion
Kansai Nerolac Paints today reported a marginal increase in its net profit at Rs 1.25 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2017.
The company had posted a net profit of Rs 1.23 billion during the same period in the previous fiscal, it said in a statement here.<more>
Asian Paints Q3 profit seen up 16%, volume growth may be 12%
Volume growth, which is expected to be around 11-12 percent for the quarter, is the most important to watch out. Also watch out for margins, commentary on demand and input costs.
Asian Paints, one of the largest paint manufacturers, is expected to report 16.5 percent year-on-year growth in consolidated profit at Rs 570 crore and 16.6 percent growth in revenue from operations (ex-excise) at Rs 4,589 crore compared to year-ago <more>
EU's SCCS: Safety of sprayable sunscreens with titanium dioxide remains uncertain
Committeee says industry provided insufficient information about 5.5% use
Some sprayable sunscreens containing nanoscale titanium dioxide may not be safe, a European Commission science committee has concluded.
The Opinion from the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) is restricted to sprayable personal care products containing titanium dioxide as a UV filter at a concentration up to 5.5%<more>
KANSAI NEROLAC PAINTS TRANSFORMS A REMOTE VILLAGE IN RAJASTHAN INTO A HAPPY VILLAGE
Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd, one of India’s leading and innovative paint companies, embarked on an initiative to spread the message of healthy living by taking up the task to transform the Sarhetta village of Alwar, Rajasthan. In association with Neemrana Group of Hotels, Kansai Nerolac painted the village with their range of healthy home paints to make the village a happy place.
Neemrana and Nerolac, with the help of renowned artist Neeraj Goswami, painted more than 850 households, aanganwadi and two schools in bright, vibrant colours as a part of this noble initiative.
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Does 2018 have solution for mosquito disease?
In an industry of more than 50 billion dollar a year, Kyzox concept attracts major companies originally not in the anti-mosquito industry, Kansai, and Nippon paints launched their Anti-Mosquito paints, American tycoon Unilever in the starting block to commercialize Anti-Mosquito laundry detergent and floor cleaner by the end this year.<more>
Fire reported at Armor Powder Coating in Johnson City
JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – A fire was reported just before 12:30 p.m. at Armor Powder Coating in Johnson City.
It’s believed an oven caught fire. Firefighters say the fire was small and only minor damage was reported.
Also, no injuries were reported.<more>
Paints and varnishes based on potato starch
If a surface has to be protected against corrosion, in 80 percent of all cases this takes place through coating it with paints or varnishes. When doing so, the proportion of bio-based, environmentally-friendly solutions is extremely small. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, are looking to close this gap and are developing a cost-effecti-ve coating based on renewable raw materials. The focus of the research is on potato starch.<more>
Inhaling nano-titanium dioxide could have epigenetic effects in foetus
Study is 'highly relevant to the worker population'
18 January 2018 / Academic studies, Nanomaterials, Risk assessment, Toxicology, United States
If pregnant women inhale engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) over a prolonged period it may cause "significant" epigenetic changes in the foetus, according to a US rodent study.
Epigenetics describes molecular changes that alter gene expression without changing DNA sequence. <more>
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7th World’s Leading Trade Fair for Industrial Coating Technology from 17 to 20 April 2018 in Karlsruhe (Germany)
Solutions for Trends in Industrial Coating Technology
Oberboihingen - Improving material and energy efficiency, optimizing quality, increasing flexibility, reducing unit costs and digitalising manufacturing processes – these are a few of the significant trends which are occupying companies with in-house coating operations. PaintExpo exhibitors will present new products and further developments for the implementation of these trends, which also contribute to a sharper competitive edge. The world’s leading trade fair for industrial coating technology will take place at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre from the 17th through 20th of April, 2018.
Whether liquid painting, powder coating or coil coating is involved -running processes more efficiently and sustainably, improving coating quality and enhancing productivity are being targeted on the one hand. Changing requirements with regard to product individualisation and digitalisation of manufacturing processes are being tackled on the other hand. Exhibitors at the upcoming PaintExpo, being held at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre from 17 to 20 April 2018, will offer a broad range of innovations and further developed products and services for the fulfilment of these tasks. The list of participating companies includes practically all of the sector’s market and technology leaders. “This makes it possible for job-shop coaters and visitors from companies with in-house coating operations to gather comprehensive information about the most up-to-date developments and trends in the field of industrial coating technology. At the same time, corresponding investment decisions can be prepared and implemented which contribute to the firming up and expansion of one’s competitive position within the global market”, reports Jürgen Haußmann, managing director of event promoters FairFair GmbH.
Improving Material Efficiency
Increasing material efficiency is an issue for which the exhibitors present innovative solutions. Attention is focused on application systems both with and without electrostatic charging, which per se permit higher levels of material efficiency. For example, spray guns with electrostatic charging for manual and automatic application of liquid paints will be presented, by means of which significant material savings can be realised. In the case of large automated painting lines, high-speed rotary atomisers - with adjustable spray-jet width as well – permit efficient material usage. And layer thickness can be ideally matched to the object to be painted with devices for contactless, online layer thickness measurement. In addition to material savings, this results in improved coating quality and minimal scrap rates. Optimal alignment of the application system to the object to be painted also has a significant influence on material efficiency. Laser scanning systems are available to this end for liquid painting as well as powder coating, which precisely detect the contour of the object to be coated and automatically compile the object’s shape in combination with the controller using 3D software, correspondingly position the spray gun’s axes and adjust the coating parameters. A further approach to improving material efficiency involves pigment feeding. Savings are made possible in this regard through the use of systems for, amongst other things, intelligent control of colour changeovers and/or rinsing processes, as well as improved pigment dosing. Generally speaking, electronic monitoring of parameters such as pressure, temperature and output increases transparency, thus making it possible to set up processes more efficiently. Corresponding control solutions will also be showcased at PaintExpo. As a result of the trend towards greater individualisation, demand for multicolour coatings is continuously on the rise. The goal is to be able to apply coatings without any masking at all, or with significantly reduced masking work and less overspray. An application implemented in the field of aviation demonstrates that this is feasible. It’s used to add decoration to an aircraft tail fin without any overspray through the use of individual droplets. Spray film is another approach which can be applied with a very sharp edge and simply pulled back off again later.
Automation and Industry 4.0
Manual painting work will remain indispensable in the future, but there’s a trend towards the automation of application processes where series painting is concerned. This is being driven by the development of small, low-cost, easy-to-program robots. They permit high levels of reproducibility and process quality, and thus contribute to improved efficiency and a sharper competitive edge for companies with in-house painting facilities. Beyond this, high-performance manufacturing execution systems (MES) will also be presented as a key component for efficient manufacturing. They network the factory throughout the entire manufacturing process (horizontally), as well as through all process levels (vertically). This permits integrated data acquisition, analysis and graphic display in real- time. If acquired data regarding the condition of the system, the processes and the products are analysed and linked to each other, the systems can also be rendered intelligent and self-regulating by means of knowledge-based algorithms.
PaintExpo’s complete exhibition programme covers coating equipment for liquid, powder, UV, immersion and coil processes, paints and enamels for all processes, application systems, spray guns and atomisers, 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, masking, measuring and test technology, quality assurance, identification, paint stripping, job-shop coating, services and technical literature. Further information and a preliminary exhibitor list can be accessed at
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