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>
Asian Paints to commission first phase of Pudi unit this fiscal
It plans to expand capacity to five lakh kl per annum
Asian Paints, one of the top five leading painting companies in
Asia, will commission the first phase of its painting plant in
Visakhapatnam district during the current financial year.
The company, a loyal painting partner for many, has announced to
produce three lakh kilo litres each from its Greenfield facilities
in Visakhapatnam and Mysuru during the first phase.<more>
Nerolac Paints maintains double-digit growth outlook for the
Demand scenario is looking good and Kansai Nerolac Paints maintains
a double-digit growth outlook for the industry, said HM Bharuka,
vice chairman and MD of the company.
The rise in crude oil prices brings significant pressure on the
margins for paint companies, a segment that’s been doing well
because of the consumption story.
“On the industrial side we expect some slowdown in the automotive
sector and we feel that growth should be a single digit growth,” he
Berger Paints to form JV with Japanese firm
Berger Paints India has entered into a shareholders’ agreement to
form a joint venture with the Rock Paint Co of Japan. The joint
venture, Berger Rock Paints Private Ltd, will look at sale of
“superior automotive refinish paints” in India and Nepal.<more>
Bright future awaits paint producers
The market is growing at 8-10pc a year
Paint manufacturers have gained sound growth over the last couple of
years with consumption in both urban and rural areas increasing for
a boost in consumers' purchasing power and move towards diverse and
In 2017, the size of Bangladesh's decorative paint market was about
Tk 3,500 crore, according to a number of paint manufacturers and
Bangladesh Paint Manufacturer's Association (BPMA).<more>
After World Cup deal, Berger scouts for assets in Russia Berger
Paints is looking to scale up operations in Russia and acquire a
Four years ago, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Kanpur had pushed Berger Paints India Ltd, the country’s
second-largest paints maker, into developing a variety of emulsion
that was more resistant to rain and rough weather.
Abhijit Roy, CEO Berger Paints. The company is looking for
opportunities among smaller paint makers in Russia that will cost
less than ₹200 crore. <more>.
Golden Gate Bridge trolley system would ease burden on maintenance
A trolley system might roll onto the Golden Gate Bridge next year,
but not for passengers. It will ferry workers up the sloped cables
that run from each tower of the bridge.
The trolley would include eight enclosed aluminum platforms, each
big enough to hold four or five workers and their tools.<more>
Kansai Nerolac Paints Q1 net at Rs 139.84 crore
Kansai Nerolac Paints today reported a marginal decline in its net
profit at Rs 139.84 crore for the quarter ended June 30.
It had posted a net profit of Rs 140.81 crore in the corresponding
quarter last fiscal.<more>
Asian Paints Q1 profit jumps 31% YoY to Rs 558 crore, beats Street
Asian Paints on Tuesday posted 30.56 per cent rise in consolidated
profit at Rs 558.02 crore for the quarter ended June 2018. It has
posted a net profit of Rs 427.41 crore in the corresponding quarter
last year. <more>
Paints in price relief pledge after GST cut
The paints industry expects to pass on the benefit of a lower GST
rate to consumers. The GST Council has decided to lower the rate on
paints by 10 per cent at its meeting on Saturday.
"The benefits of lower tax rates will be entirely passed on to the
consumers. With raw material prices to be hopefully stable in the
near term, consumers stand to benefit from the lower GST rates.
There will be some deferment of purchase in July but this is
temporary. But from August, we expect sales to pick up. This is a
welcome move before the festive season," Abhijit Roy, president of
the Indian Paints Association, told The Telegraph.<more>
Egyptian zoo accused of
bad paint job by coloring donkeys to look like zebras
An Egyptian zoo has come under criticism after being accused of
painting donkeys to make them look like zebras.
The zoo in Nasr City has denied the allegation but Mahmoud Sarhan, a
recent high school graduate whose recent Facebook photos of the two
animals stirred the pot, is convinced otherwise<more>