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40 PROTECTING AGAINST GRAFFITI Wacker introduces its anti-graffiti protective coating

MARKET REPORTS 16 THE PHILIPPINES Jens Kastner reports on how the Philippines Government’s building initiative is boosting the country’s paint industry

AUTOMOTIVE 20 THE DRIVING FORCE Axalta’s Sobers Sethi speaks to APCJ about the company’s new automotive plant in Gujarat, India 22 AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS IN THAILAND AND INDIA Yogi Malik reports on the coatings market in Asia Pacific’s two largest automotive manufacturing markets 24 AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATION AT COVESTRO APCJ spoke to Jim Charron and Michael Friede to find out about the company’s latest developments in automotive coatings 28 THE FUTURE OF AUTOMOTIVE OWNERSHIP Autonomous vehicles and fleet ownership models are changing the way the coatings industry thinks 30 ELECTRIC DREAMS BASF’s coatings have helped bring NIO’s electric cars to life

WOOD COATINGS 43 REVOLUTIONISING DIGITAL PRINT ON WOOD Teknos Treffert has developed primer solutions that help inks adhere to wood surfaces

ADDITIVES 46 INNOVATIVE FLUOROCHEMISTRY Italian company Maflon has produced fluorochemical additives for high performance coatings

MARINE 47 PREVENTION AS CURE Oscar Wezenbeek discusses AkzoNobel’s new UV-LED marine fouling prevention technology




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32 CHINA WELCOMES APIC 2018 This year’s Asian Paint Industry Council meeting was held in Shanghai

04 NEWS A digest of news from the global paint and coatings industries



34 FIRE PROTECTION David Stuart, NeoGraf Solutions, discusses how the company’s graphene technology is used in coatings to provide fire protection

Product innovation and coatings events for your diary

10 BUSINESS REPORT Terry Knowles looks at the architectural sector in Asia

37 PROTECTING STEEL MOULDS Oerlikon Balzers has developed carbon-based coatings that extend the life of steel moulds

14 INDUSTRY OUTLOOK Terry Knowles focusses on India


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Reading matters, driving forces and APCS returns to Malaysia


start off my mumblings this month with a question: Are you reading this in a printed copy of the magazine or online in the page-turning digital version? From a purely personal point-of-view, I would hope it is the former. From a business standpoint, I guess the answer would be as long as you are reading it!


Chris Malthouse Editor

Paraphrasing the first ever music video played on MTV, way back in August 1981: “Video killed the radio star” by the Buggles, it was thought that digital would kill the printed word, that the Kindle (first introduced in 2007) and other E-readers would bury the book once and for all. Here in the UK, print sales have been declining for several years as readers find their content online – but recently, something unusual is happening. The latest ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations) figures show that sales of certain titles are actually increasing. News and current affairs magazines are becoming more popular – but celebrity, gossip and fashion publications are still struggling. And an article in a recent issue of PrintWeek confirms that consumers are turning back to the printed book as digital sales begin to decline, according to statistics from the Publishers Association (PA). The UK publishing industry is now worth £5.7bn after an upturn of income from book sales of 5% across 2017. In the PA’s 2017 yearbook, it was revealed that total book sales income rose 4% to £3.7bn last year

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across both physical and digital formats. However, digital book sales declined by 2% – indicating a move back to physical books within the market. The UK remains the world’s top book exporter and sales of physical books to Europe increased 13% to £489M and to East and South Asia by 8% to £248M. Long may this resurgence in the printed word continue in all its forms….

nnAUTOMOTIVES RULE Automotive coatings take centre stage this month with five separate articles. From BASF coatings on China’s NIO electric cars and future predictions about autonomous vehicles and shared mobility ownership, to interviews with Covestro and Axalta plus a review of the thriving automotive coatings market in Thailand and Indonesia.

nnMEETING IN MALAYSIA Next month sees the Coatings Group return to Kuala Lumpur for this year’s Asia Pacific Coatings Show (September 13-14). Sadly, I won’t be attending this year, as I will be representing sister publication PPCJ at the FEICA 2018 European Adhesive and Sealant Conference & EXPO in Riga, Latvia (September 12-14). All things editorial will be in Sally’s more than capable hands at APCS, so do make sure you say hello if you are visiting the show or attending the conference. More details are to be found in the APCS catalogue in this issue.

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NEWS IN BRIEF Axalta scientist wins technology award Dr Michael Koerner, Research Fellow at Axalta, won the SURCAR Technology Achievement Award in recognition for his presentation entitled Exterior Colorcoats for Digital Printing. Dr Koerner and his colleagues at Axalta are working on applications that could provide the automotive coatings industry with the ability to print various coatings and colours directly onto a vehicle body.

PPG unveils 2019 Color of the Year: Night Watch The most impactful colour trends for the upcoming year will be closely tied to nature, according to experts at PPG. The PPG paint brand’s 2019 Color of the Year, Night Watch (PPG1145-7) is a rich, luxurious and classic shade of green. The colour will allow homeowners to emulate the feeling of lush greenery and the healing power of nature in their spaces.

UK industry welcomes Brexit White Paper The British Coatings Federation has welcomed the publication of the government’s White Paper, ‘the United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union’. The paper includes the suggestion of a free trade area to ensure the continuation of frictionless, fair trade between the UK and the EU. Tom Bowtell, CEO of the BCF, said: “We welcome the White Paper’s intention for the UK to stay part of the European Chemicals Agency, meaning our members and the companies within their supply chains could stay within the REACH regulatory framework.”

India paint sector to benefit from GST reduction, says industry association Paint and coatings prices in India are expected to fall, with the government reducing the rate of goods and services tax (GST) levied on these products from 28% to 18%. “Over a period of six months the prices should go down and the overall industry should be moving ahead,” Ashwani Mehra, President of the Indian Paint and Coating Association in New Delhi told Asia Pacific Coatings Journal (APCJ). Mr Mehra predicted that sales increases would follow, especially in consumer products, such as decorative finishes, as GST rises in industrial paints were less obvious and were worked into supply chain prices, rather than directly paid by the final consumer. Sales of wall putty, used to

even out walls before painting, are also likely to in increase, said Sanjeev Gupta, Managing Director of Spark E Lina Polymers, in New Delhi. “Some people used to avoid it but now as the cost will come down, they will use it,” he told APCJ. However, according to Mr Gupta, price falls across the sector may not be 10% - the amount GST is dipping: “The margins of the paint companies were under severe strain due to higher input and raw material prices,” he said, “so they might pass on less [tax benefit] to better their bottom line,” he predicted. As GST is paid in advance by manufacturers, the tax reduction will also reduce the pressure on working capital requirements, he said.

Coatings industry gears up for Asia Pacific Coatings Show 2018 This year the Asia Pacific Coatings Show will be held in Kuala Lumpur on September 13 and 14. The Asia Pacific Coatings Show 2018 is the leading coatings event in South East Asia and the Pacific Rim for raw materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers for the coatings industry. The two day event is free to attend and will host over 120 exhibitors from around the world, including companies from Europe, USA and the

Middle East, as well as from the Asia Pacific region itself. Held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, visitors to the show can also take advantage of the Business Solutions Hub, which will feature free to attend presentations from a range

of suppliers to the coatings industry. A separate conference entitled ‘Coatings for the Future’ will be held alongside the exhibition. The Asia Pacific Coatings Show 2018 will be held alongside the inaugural Asia Speciality Chemicals Show, promoting the latest paint and coatings technologies for the region’s environmental, manufacturing and industrial needs. For more information, visit: apcs/malaysia

Toyo Ink to establish production base in Myanmar Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co Ltd, the parent company of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, is to make a full-fledged foray into the Myanmar market with the establishment of a production base in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Yangon. The new factory is scheduled to break ground in November 2018 with commercial operation expected to begin in November 2019. In line with its strategic focus on strengthening its market competitiveness and boosting business development in the region, the Toyo Ink Group had been eyeing expansion in

Myanmar while supplying the nation with exports via neighboring countries. In recent years, the government’s aggressive policies to attract foreign funding, such as infrastructure enhancements and the relaxation of import restrictions, have substantially strengthened Myanmar’s investment climate, making it an attractive investment destination. “Myanmar presents a huge potential for the Toyo Ink Group,” said Katsumi Kitagawa, Group CEO of Toyo Ink Group. “As the first major ink manufacturer to set up a production foothold in

Myanmar, we look forward to establishing an early leadership position in markets where we can play to our strengths like food packaging and commercial printing. “By bringing our manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge technology and support functions to the local market, we aim to make a positive impact on regional development and on enhancing the quality of life of the Myanmar people.” Initially, the new subsidiary will be engaged in the production of liquid inks for packaging, adhesives for films and offset inks for the commercial printing market.

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AkzoNobel breaks ground on €90M organic peroxide site in China AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has officially broken ground for construction of a state-of-theart organic peroxide production facility in Tianjin, China. Organic peroxides are essential in the manufacture of a wide range of polymers including PVC and thermoset resins. The €90M facility, located in the Tianjin Nangang Industrial Zone, will replace the company’s existing organic peroxides plant in Tianjin, and supports efforts being made by Chinese authorities to optimise urban planning and produce an industrial upgrade in the country’s chemical industry. Scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2020, it will also provide capacity expansions of between 30 and 70% depending on product line, allowing the company to support the growth of its customers. “Demand for organic peroxide continues to increase in Asia and around the world,” said Jack

Li, Regional Sales Director Polymer Chemistry, speaking at a special ceremony with customers and government officials to launch the project. Li noted that end use markets for organic peroxides are growing anually between five and six percent in China, outpacing growth in the rest of the world.

DSM launches collaboration

Berger Paints and Rock Paint to form joint venture

Royal DSM, a global sciencebased company active in health, nutrition and materials, has launched a collaboration with Vepa, a leader in project furniture design. The aim of this collaboration is to further demonstrate the value of powder coating technology as an operationally convenient and sustainable alternative to solvent-based liquid coating technology for heat-sensitive substrates. Initially, Vepa will produce one furniture product line with DSM’s proprietary powder coating technology, which will be commercially available by August 2018. A second product line will be launched by the end of 2018.

Berger Paints India has entered into a Shareholders’ Agreement with Rock Paint of Japan, to create a joint venture (JV) company for the sale of superior automotive refinish paints in India and Nepal. The JV company is to be called ‘Berger Rock Paints Private Limited’. The companies are optimistic that the high quality automotive refinish paints will have considerable demand in the Rs2000 crore (approx US$294M) automotive refinish market in India. The JV will benefit from the market knowledge and infrastructural strength of Berger in India and the technical expertise and high end products from Rock Paint.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr KS Dhingra, Chairman, Berger Paints said: “We are happy to collaborate with Rock Paint and deliver an array of international quality auto refinish paints to Indian consumers. We shall provide all support to Rock Paint and the JV company for its success.” Mr Togo Utsumi, President, Rock Paint said: “Rock Paint is happy to be in India, which already has seen considerable investments from Japan. Our paints are known for their quality and reliability in Japan, they have already been tested successfully in India and we shall progress further in the market with Berger.”

Asian Paints announces last quarter results Asian Paints has announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, with standalone net profit increasing by 35.4%. “The Decorative paint business in India registered good double digit volume growth in the current quarter, helped to an extent by the low base of the previous year,” said K B S Anand, Managing Director & CEO, Asian Paints. “The GST rate reduction from 28% to 18% on paints is a welcome move and should help demand from the small consumers. The

Company is taking steps to pass on the benefit of this rate reduction to the consumers. However, we are seeing a continuous increase in raw material prices and expect an inflation of almost 10% in the second quarter. “We have passed on only a part of this impact through the cumulative 3.3% price increases taken in March 2018 and May 2018 and should have ideally looked at a further price increase. However, we may need to defer it due to the GST rate reduction.”

NEWS IN BRIEF Covestro receives Alain Clause Award At this year’s European Technical Coatings Congress (ETCC) in Amsterdam, Covestro received the Alain Clause Award for the best lecture on ecological and environmentally compatible developments. Dr Eva Tejada was honoured for her sustainable coating technology based on the UV-curing, aqueous polyurethane dispersion Bayhydrol UV 2877. Formulations containing this binder have a low VOC content and cure quickly. Moreover, around 38% of the product is based on biomass.

Tea tree oil-based coating developed for medical use Scientists have turned to an unexpected type of coating on medical devices to help prevent the spread of infections. A team from James Cook University, Australia, is using Tea Tree Oil — an essential oil from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tea tree native to Australia — along with other essential oils, to create a coating for medical devices, including implants that come with a risk of deadly infections.

Clariant to debut new aluminium shade Clariant invites aluminium anodizers, product designers and engineers visiting Aluminium 2018, October 9-11 at Messe Dusseldorf, to heighten their creativity with the latest high-durability, sustainable colour solutions for aluminum finishing. On display will be a new magenta shade with a unique level of light and weather fastness that is perfect for adding longlasting vibrancy to indoor and outdoor applications.

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NEWS IN BRIEF Axalta publishes Sustainability Report Axalta has issued its Sustainability Report 2016-2017, highlighting the company’s advancements in sustainable business practices, including technology and operations. The Axalta Sustainability Report 2016-2017 and more information about Axalta’s sustainability initiatives is available on the company’s website.

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals celebrates 10 years at Ningbo site AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Ningbo site in China. Since it was inaugurated, the site has grown to be the company’s largest site in China, employing more than 500 people. Covering an area of 50 hectares, the Ningo site houses six manufacturing plants that produce essential chemicals, such as chelates, ethylene amines, cellulosic derivatives, organic peroxides, and surfactants. Currently an expansion is underway to increase the dicumyl peroxide (DCP) plant’s capacity to 38,000t/yr by 2019.

AkzoNobel helps fight to save coral reef A global message to save the world’s coral reefs is being carried around the world by an Airbus A380 specially coated by AkzoNobel. The Mirpuri Foundation initiative involved painting the aircraft with a striking livery depicting coral reefs. One side represents a pristine ocean with a healthy marine life, while the other shows a destroyed coral environment. AkzoNobel created 19 colours for the design.

Covestro collaborates with Shanghai Tongji University Developing sustainable materials for the world’s growing population along the entire value chain is particularly important for both Covestro and Tongji University in China. For the first time, a group of 30 students and professors of materials science from Shanghai visited the Covestro headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany. The intensified co-operation and the open innovation approach, especially with regard to sustainability issues, are the top priority: The group learned about new developments in the circular economy and how to make use of industrial wastewater in production. The focus was also on the use of CO2 as a raw material source for material production for the students. The material manufacturer co-

operates closely with several leading universities around the world to more quickly share and promote trends and developments, as well as sustainable innovation. As one of the leading Chinese research institutions in the field of materials

China’s green product standard for coatings comes into force China’s new national green product standard for coatings, released last December, came into force on July 1. It was issued with 12 other standards that mainly cover construction materials, such as: • wood-based panels and wooden floors; • ceramic tiles; and • construction glass. The standards aim to create a unified system for assessing green products. A green product is defined under the standard as a “high-quality product that is harmless or less harmful for ecological environment and human health, less resource and energy-consuming and meets environmental protection requirements in the total lifecycle”. The standards are issued by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and Standardisation Administration of the People’s Republic of

China (SAC). The coatings standard sets out the terms and methods for assessing materials as green products and applies to: • waterborne; • inorganic powder; • radiation curable; • high solid; and • solvent-free coating materials. It is not applicable to those for waterproofing. It also sets out a list of banned and restricted hazardous substances that should not intentionally be added to coatings. Currently, there is no uniform logo for the green products but manufacturers with compliant coatings can apply for green product certification. The newly established State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) is responsible for market inspection and checking claims. Source: www.

science, Tongji University supports the development of innovative applications for key industries, such as mobility and construction in China. Covestro has supported the University’s work on sustainable development for several years.

Asia drives growth in leisure boat market The leisure boat marine coatings market will likely surpass US$1.9bn by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. High growth in the Asia Pacific tourism sector will augment the leisure boat marine coatings market development in the forecast period. Asia Pacific continues to be one of the fastest growing tourism regions in the world, with tourist arrivals growing at close to 6%/yr to reach 279M in 2015 from 110M in 2000. According to United Nations World Tourism Organization, this number will likely reach 535M by 2030. China, Thailand, Hong Kong and Malaysia are the most visited tourist hot spots in the region. Japan, Australia, and Indonesia are also key tourist destinations in Asia Pacific.

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Clariant inaugurates new additives production facilities in China Clariant, a world leader in speciality chemicals, has opened two new, fully-owned additives facilities at its site in Zhenjiang, China. This completes a multimillion CHF investment originally announced last year and puts Clariant’s Additives business in China on track to further expand its offering of customised, high-end solutions for the plastics, coatings & ink industries. “This completed investment in the Zhenjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone marks another milestone in our commitment to expand capability and capacity in China, one of the most important strategic markets for Clariant,” said Christian Kohlpaintner, member of Clariant’s Executive Committee, at the opening ceremony. “We are pursuing a dedicated strategy aimed at

NEWS IN BRIEF DCC Lansco announces next steps for merger DCC Lansco is undertaking the next steps towards the merger of the two companies. Effective July 1, 2018, the combined company’s Sales outside the USA will be managed by Peter Baggen, VP Sales, and all customer orders will be processed by the Customer Service teams in the UK or Canada.

AkzoNobel strengthens African presence increasing and sharpening the focus on China. I am proud to see this being executed successfully and am excited about its benefits going forward.” The newly opened facilities are dedicated to the production of Ceridust micronised waxes and AddWorks synergistic additive solutions, both of which are used in various applications

across the plastics, coatings and ink industries. Such tailored solutions are a key component in continuing to expand Clariant’s China sales, as they fulfill the demand for environmentally compatible and safe products as outlined in China’s 13th Five Year Plan and the industrial policy ‘Made in China 2025’, while allowing Clariant to differentiate itself in the market environment.

BASF increases production capacity of Neopor BASF is increasing its global production capacity for Neopor (expandable polystyrene containing graphite) by a total of 40,000t/ yr. Adjustments in the plants at the two production sites in Ludwigshafen, Germany and Ulsan, Korea, will take place through the fourth quarter of 2018. At the Ulsan site in

Korea, BASF will switch the plant’s entire 85,000t capacity from the classic white EPS (expandable polystyrene) Styropor to the improved insulation raw material Neopor (grey EPS) until end of 2018. This will allow the company to meet the growing demand for the grey material in the Asian market.

Axalta invests in online ordering system Axalta is rolling out a new efficient order management system in the second half of 2018 that is designed to give its refinish and powder coatings customers a wider choice of ordering options and greater overview of real-time price and product availability. The multi-store solution has been successfully trialled across eight countries with great success. Axalta regularly supplies more than 100,000 industrial and automotive industry customers in 130 countries with paint products and services. Until recently, 95% of orders in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) were placed by phone. Now, with the introduction of the new multistore solution, customers can view an online

product catalogue, obtain real-time information on product availability and pricing, track and trace their orders and use digital technologies to place orders online. The new webshop also allows customers to use a mobile app, available for Android and iOS, to scan the barcodes of products they want to re-order, which then sends their order to the webshop ready for review. “We wanted to make ordering as fast, easy and flexible as possible for our customers,” said Marion Röthgen, Axalta’s Manager E-Business for EMEA. “With this new self-service webshop, our refinish and powder customers will find all the product information they need in one place, with real-time price information.

AkzoNobel has opened a new coatings production facility in Kenya. Located in the capital, Nairobi, the long-term plan is to expand further and use Kenya as a gateway to the whole of East Africa. The site, which produces coil coatings primarily focused on the building sector, also includes warehousing for the company’s marine, protective and powder coatings.

IMCD to acquire USA Distributor Horn IMCD has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of ET Horn Company (“Horn”).The company said that Horn is an excellent fit with IMCD’s USA activities and supports the strategy of offering to its suppliers and customers an organisation with national coverage and dedicated segment expertise. The deal is subject to fulfilment of transaction related conditions and customary regulatory review. Horn was established in 1961 and is one of the leading speciality chemicals distributors in the USA, with a focus on coatings, construction, plastics, personal care, human food & nutrition, animal nutrition, nutraceuticals and other specialities.

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DIARY SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2018 Surface Coatings Association Australia Annual Conference Pullman Hotel, Melbourne, Australia SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2018 FEICA 2018 Radisson Blue Latvija, Riga SEPTEMBER 13-14, 2018 Asia Pacific Coatings Show KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia SEPTEMBER 13-14, 2018 Asia Speciality Chemicals Show 2018 KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia OCTOBER 24-25, 2018 North African Coatings Congress 2018 Hyatt Hotel, Casablanca, Morocco DECEMBER 4-6, 2018 ChinaCoat China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China DECEMBER 5-7, 2018 Coating Japan Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan

Troy introduces highperformance defoamer Troy has added Troykyd® D767 to the company’s expanding portfolio of highperformance defoamers. Troykyd D767 is a mineral oil-free, silicone-free defoamer that provides outstanding air release in aqueous systems, such as admixtures, polymers, adhesives, inks and natural rubber. The defoaming additive is effective at low concentrations, often below 0.1% and over a wide range of pH and temperature. Troykyd D767 offers excellent system compatibility, which makes the new

AkzoNobel has introduced the Pevicoat® Paint Management System, which empowers pre-coated metal customers to create coatings of any gloss or colour on the spot. Pre-coated metal manufacturers face challenges when it comes to producing

Royal DSM has launched its new coating resins website, with the aim of giving the coatings industry a greater insight into the science and application expertise driving new levels of performance in coatings. The website delves into the entire DSM technology toolbox, including waterborne and powder coating resins; energy cure and plant-based resins; and solid acrylic and solventborne resins.

small and large batches of different coatings in a variety of colours. The Pevicoat system uses a device placed beside the production line that produces any coating necessary right away – saving both time and cost. Using specially adapted technology to analyse colour

samples, the Pevicoat system quickly mixes pigmented pastes with a high degree of accuracy. In just two hours, the system can create a coating formula that can be tested in the laboratory or run on the production line.

People Terrance Hahn to join Axalta as CEO

FEBRUARY 26-28, 2019 Middle East Coatings Show Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai

MAY 14-15, 2019 Asia Coatings Congress InterContinental Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

DSM launches new Coating Resins website

Pevicoat Paint Management System launched

JANUARY 23-26, 2019 IPPC 2019 Tehran Permanent Fairground, Tehran, Iran

MARCH 19-21 European Coatings Show Messe Nuremberg, Germany

defoamer especially effective in low viscosity systems. This compatibility also makes D767 an excellent choice for gloss coating systems. “Troykyd D767 is an excellent defoamer for systems requiring a mineral oil- and silicone-free product,” said Troy’s Dr Izzy Colon, Senior Vice President, Science & Technology. Troykyd D767 shows demonstrated value in defoaming/air release of aqueous systems and is a VOC-free product that is well-suited for modern ‘green’ applications,” continued Colon.


Axalta Coating Systems Ltd has appointed Terrence Hahn as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 4, 2018, succeeding Charlie Shaver, who has served as Axalta’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2013. Hahn will also serve on

Axalta’s Board of Directors, expanding the Board’s size from eight to nine Directors. Hahn was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell International Inc’s Home and Building Technologies group. Shaver, who has chosen to step down as Chief Executive Officer to pursue a unique professional opportunity, will remain on Axalta’s Board and serve as Non-Executive Chairman, working closely with Hahn to ensure a seamless leadership transition. PPG appoints Senior VP, Packaging Coatings

PPG has appointed Amy Ericson as Senior Vice President, Packaging

Coatings, effective July 16. Ericson will also be responsible for the speciality coatings and materials business unit, and corporate strategy function. Reporting directly to PPG Chairman and CEO, Michael H McGarry, she will become a member of the operating committee. Ken West, current Vice President, Packaging Coatings, will become General Manager, Global Business Services, effective August 1. In this new leadership role, West will establish a Global Business Services network – a transformational change designed to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of functions and operations that can be shared across businesses.

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BYK Additives Brilliance in car coating

Love at first sight where a car is concerned often begins with perfect paintwork. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of coating additives, BYK is making a key contribution to the brilliant look and optimum protection provided by automotive paints. In particular, with the flop effect of metallic coatings, BYK’s decades of experience have left a dazzling impression. With its many and varied product solutions and excellent know-how in all the coating processes used in the automotive industry.

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Terry Knowles looks at a report on the global architectural coatings market and one on the global construction chemicals sector, both of which highlight Asia and the Middle East as the regions with the most growth potential

Room for expansion in all things architectural Author: Terry Knowles Freelance Writer Email:


n this year’s February issue of APCJ I highlighted a study that previewed the potential for the global housing market in terms of newbuilds etc. Now I have a chance to follow this up with two reports that make natural successors to that approach, one that serves the construction chemicals area and another that looks at architectural coatings. As is almost always the case these days, the Asia Pacific and Middle East/Africa regions emerge with the most potential.


Looking first at the more detailed segment of architectural coatings in the forms of Global Architectural Paint by Market, Formulation and End User, 13th Edition, a lot of the hopes for global growth overall rest on what is happening in China. The Chinese architectural coatings market constitutes just under a quarter of all architectural paint demand, yet by 2022 is expected to represent more than a third of it. Behind China, the USA and India are foreseen as offering the most growth opportunities. This now heralds a very interesting time and status for the Indian decorative sector, as it looks set to almost match the USA market in volume terms and will also speed past China in terms of annual growth to become the fastest growing national market; hence there is a plenty of room for expansion. Overall growth in the market across the period 2017-2022 is projected at 3.7%/yr. These three markets, together with Brazil, now represent more than 50% of the world’s decorative paint demand, as seen in Figure 1.



• While Chinese decorative paint demand will outstrip that of most national markets, gains are expected to slow significantly, due in part to a housing oversupply. Chinese businesses are adapting to new market conditions and shifting their focus from the new housing market to the rapidly growing residential re-model and re-paint segment by increasing

their marketing. While the DIY sector will remain insignificant in China, expanding buyit-yourself (BIY) activity will offer a means of accessing opportunity in the re-paint market. • North America looks likely to demonstrate attractive growth in the near term as both residential and non-residential construction activity continue to advance in the USA. As of 2017, paint demand in the residential re-model and re-paint market and the nonresidential market surpassed pre-recession peaks. Demand in the new residential market will continue to recover by 2022. • The Middle East and Africa, together with the Asia Pacific region, are seen as the best growth markets for architectural coatings overall. The Middle East and Africa region is now gaining in importance as far as opportunities for western European paintmakers are concerned, particularly at a time when growth in western Europe is at its slowest. • Finally, the highly regional nature of the decorative paint market will mean that acquisition is likely to remain a key growth strategy for many companies (although I might add at this point that the tally of companies currently pursuing acquisition strategies has dipped at the moment).


Meanwhile, the construction chemical sector holds up a very broad mirror to all that I have mentioned above. The new study Construction Chemicals Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By End Use, By Product and Segment Forecasts, 2018-2024 from Grand View Research suggests that the global construction chemicals market should grow at 6.3%/yr. in the near-to-medium term of its forecast period. Rising numbers of infrastructural investment projects, especially from within Asia, are likely to stimulate growth in the coming years. Rapid urbanisation of developing regions looks set to boost the market expansion over the forecast period. As the market is strongly affected by regulations, top companies have been focusing

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BUSINESS REPORT on R&D activities to develop new biobased products. A growing number of residential and non-residential building and construction activities across the globe will drive demand over the forecast period, however fluctuation of prices and the supply of raw materials are factors that may hinder development of the market.


• The Asia Pacific region is the largest consumer for construction chemicals globally. China and India are the major countries in this region accounting for more than 50% of the overall market size. The growth of this market is directly associated with the development of the construction and infrastructure industries. Meanwhile, infrastructure spending in Europe is expected to grow at around 3% annually reaching the equivalent of US$508bn by 2025, which will also boost market expansion. • Infrastructure expenditure in Latin America is expected to exceed US$550bn by 2025. Countries such as Brazil, Chile and Colombia account for most of the investments in this region. Infrastructure investments in the USA are expected to surpass US$100bn by 2023, while those in Canada will reach US$16bn the same year.

• The positive outlook towards housing sectors in emerging markets including China, India, South Africa and Turkey along with Middle East countries is expected to fuel the market growth in near future. • Rising demand for single-family housing projects coupled with rising consumer spending power in developing markets including Nigeria, Mozambique and Zimbabwe is likely to propel construction chemicals demand over the coming years. n

Global architectural paint demand in 2017 (%). Source: Freedonia Group

Report details 1. Construction Chemicals Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By End Use, By Product and Segment Forecasts, 2018-2024 is new from Grand View Research and costs US$4450 for a single licence. For more information on this title, email sales@grandviewresearch. com 2. Global Architectural Paint by Market, Formulation and End User, 13th Edition is new from Freedonia and costs US$5800 for an individual licence. For more information on this title, email

Concrete floor coatings market to exceed US$1.5bn by 2024 According to a report on the concrete floor coatings market from 2016-2024 by Global Market Insights, elevating construction industry, particularly in the BRICS nations will positively boost the global concrete floor coatings market share over the projected timespan. The overall construction industry revenue in BRICS nations was approximately US$2.5trn in 2015 and is likely to hit US$8trn in 2024, with projected gains close to 11% CAGR. In addition, China accounted for roughly around 50% of the total construction industry revenue of BRICS nations in 2015. The global flooring market size is likely to witness promising gains of close to 6% CAGR from 2016 to 2024, which will positively impact the concrete floor coatings market size in the coming years. Petrochemical derivatives are the major

raw materials used in the global concrete floor coatings market share, thus, wavering petrochemical price trends may hamper the overall business growth by 2024. Additionally, stringent legislations regarding product applications across sensitive industries, such as pharmaceutical laboratory and food processing units, may obstruct industry growth in the coming years. However, product manufacturers are engaged in developing bio-based product, which will open business growth opportunities by 2024. In 2015, epoxy led the global concrete floor coatings market size and was valued at more than US$400M. The product, owing to its superior resistance against abrasion, chemicals and impact is widely used across industrial, public infrastructure and residential structures. Polyaspartics will witness growth more than 7% over the

projected timespan. The product offers excellent protection from harmful UV rays, which makes is appropriate across outdoor applications. Robust end-user industries, such as food & beverage, pharmaceutical and automotive, will stimulate product demand for flooring applications. Asia Pacific will experience the highest growth, close to 8% by 2024. Elevating construction business, including both commercial and residential in China, Japan and India will be the chief contributor to concrete floor coatings market growth. n Report details 1. Concrete Floor Coatings Market Size By Product, By Application, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 – 2024 is from Global Market Insights and costs US$4500 for a single licence. Contact sales@

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Terry Knowles focuses on India, as the country’s decorative paint market looks set to end China’s dominant reign

Looking into India Author: Terry Knowles Freelance Writer Email:


n my market research columns across both PPCJ and APCJ it emerges with predictable regularity that China and India are the major growth markets when it comes to Asia and, of course, the global perspective. In my other column this month, India’s decorative paint market has now reached a momentous time when it looks as if it will overtake China in terms of the speed of its growth. Furthermore, India’s decorative paint market is now within striking distance of matching that of the USA. The collective results coming out of India over the last two months reinforce these strong growth potentials and point to the Indian paint market now being valued at INR470bn. However, it has also been a time of change for Indian industry (paint and otherwise) with some negative effects felt by the industry arising from the government’s demonetisation policy and the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which has replaced excise duty. Nevertheless, the demonetisation policy, which was aimed at weakening the shadow economy, is expected to favour the country’s organised paint sector over its unorganised counterpart.

nnRESULTS FROM ASIAN PAINTS Asian Paints India, which covers only India, recorded an 11.2% increase in its revenues across the fiscal 2017/8 year (which ended with 31st March 2018). These rose from INR127.2bn in 2016/7 to INR141.5bn in the year just completed. Profits before depreciation, interest and tax (PBDIT) for the year increased by 9.3% to INR29.2bn as compared to INR26.7bn in the previous year, while the company’s India-only net profits increased by 5.2% to INR18.9bn from INR18.0bn in the previous year. Broadening the perspective to appreciate what’s been happening on the other parts of the Asian Paints’ canvas, the company’s international operations in Bangladesh, Nepal and Oman have been recorded as delivering good sales growth, at a time when many of the markets that Asian Paints is exposed to have been exposed to unfavourable demand conditions and rising prices.

These effects culminated in the company’s consolidated revenue growing by 11% to INR168.4bn from INR151.6bn. PBDIT for the group has increased by 7.1% to INR31.9bn from INR29.8bn. Consolidated net profits (after minority interest) increased by 2.5% to INR19.6bn, compared to INR19.2bn in the previous corresponding period.


Kansai Nerolac Paints is the second-largest paintmaker in India and reported net sales of INR51.9bn in the 2017/8 year which compares with INR49.3bn in 2016/7, an increase of 5.2%. For the entire year, EBIDTA was INR7.898M, a growth of 8.1% from INR7.307M over the corresponding period of the previous year. At the bottom line, net profits rose by just 2% from INR5.059M to INR5.164M. Commenting on the results, Mr H M Bharuka, Managing Director at Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd said, “[The] company has continued to witness double-digit growth in all segments this [last] quarter. Inflation continued to be high this quarter also. The company is making sustained efforts to get price increases from its customers. The company expects the growth momentum to be sustained in the near future due to favourable macro-economic factors, though pressure on margins due to crude oil price increases and a volatile exchange rates will continue.” The 2017/8 fiscal year brought with it several product innovations at Kansai Nerolac Paints, with a particular emphasis on coatings for wood. In the decorative side of wood finishing there has been its premium quality, fast-drying polyurethane, pigmented wood coatings based on Italian technology, and for the OEM finishing of wood a ready-to-use fast-drying system has been introduced along with adhesive products for the wood and laminate sectors. Kansai Nerolac Paints often plays to its especial strength in the automotive and wider industrial sector and in these spheres has launched versatile finishes that can be applied >18

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Jens Kastner looks at how the Philippines strong economic growth and infrastructure building programme is boosting the paint industry

‘Build, build, build’


emand for coatings in the Philippines is being boosted by a mix of factors, leading the Philippine Association of Paint Manufacturers (PAPM) to forecast an 8% yr-on-yr growth in paint and coatings production volumes this year (2018), to 387M/lit. In terms of sales value, market researcher Frost & Sullivan estimates the Philippines coatings market at more than US$1bn in 2017, with a projection for US$1.53bn by 2019. The most obvious driver for demand is that the Philippine economy continues to be among the fastest growing in Asia, with annualised GDP growth of 6.8% in the first quarter of 2018. This goes hand in hand with an increase in urbanisation, bolstering growth within the construction industry.

nnBUILDING THE INDUSTRY Meanwhile, the Philippines populist government has been rolling out its ‘build, build, build’ infrastructure programme involving 75 flagship projects, including constructing six airports, nine railway lines, four seaports and 32 roads and bridges, for a total investment of US$36bn, boosting the overall demand for paints and coatings in general and protective coating in particular. “The major driver in the industry is President Rodrigo Duterte’s simple but clear directive on ‘build, build, build’, which has been communicated across all sectors of society,” said Vergel Dyoco, Technical Committee Chairman of the PAPM. Speaking to Asia Pacific Coatings Journal (APCJ), he added that “it’s evident nationwide that the country is in its ‘golden age of infrastructure’ and this is especially true for the war-torn city of Marawi where rehabilitation efforts are ongoing.” The Battle of Marawi was a five-monthlong armed conflict between the Philippine army and jihadist terrorists in this southern and mainly muslim city that started in May 2017 and led to its near destruction. Around Philippines Piso PHP72bn (US$1.4bn) to PHP75bn would have to

The Philippines populist government has been rolling out its ‘build, build, build’ infrastructure programme involving 75 flagship projects, including constructing six airports, four sea ports and 32 roads and bridges.

Below are CGIs of the Panguil Bay Bridge and the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road being built in the Philippines, both part of the ‘build build build’ directive

be spent to rebuild Marawi, according to recent government estimates. However, nationwide, Frost & Sullivan says the Philippines paints and coating market is largely driven by domestic purchases by the archipelago’s population of close to 100M, whose purchasing power is strengthened by remittances of more than US$20bn per year sent home by about 8M Filipinos working abroad. Frost & Sullivan predicted that ‘build, build, build’ will also create demand for exporting paint producers from elsewhere in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. Moreover, “in addition to the obvious boost to the demand for protective coatings, the indirect benefits include an increase in income in the hands of the local population,” said Jincy Varghese, Consultant, Chemicals Materials and Food (CMF), Frost & Sullivan. “This will boost the demand for automotive refinish and decorative coatings market as consumers’ propensity to spend on house repair and auto repair will increase,” she added. Varghese went on to explain that unlike other emerging markets, the Philippines’ coatings market is largely dominated by local players, such as Pacific Paint (Boysen) and Davies Paints Philippines. For the decorative coatings market, Pacific Paint (Boysen) is the market leader, accounting for more than two-thirds of the Philippines market. According to Varghese, the company is expected to maintain its leadership position going forward, primarily driven by its control over its raw material as it is the only local producer that manufactures its own raw materials in the country.

nnENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS As for how the market is developing, the PAPM’s Dyoco noted that the market is becoming more conscious about healthfriendly formulations. The government’s Chemical Control Order (CCO) on lead and lead compounds mandated architectural

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MARKET REPORT decorative house paints to be lead-safe by January 1, 2017, and all other coatings to follow suit by 2019. This has led to Pacific Paint (Boysen) and Davies Paints Philippines having their brands certified as lead-free by a globally recognised third-party certification body, SCS Global Services. In this respect, the EcoWaste Coalition, a local non-governmental organisation (NGO), and the Global Lead Paint Elimination Campaign of Sweden-based IPEN (a global network of NGOs working to reduce the harm caused by toxic chemicals) have indicated progress is being made. In a recent survey (October 2017), they marked that lead levels within coatings sold in the Philippines last year showed a significant improvement compared to the results of surveys conducted by the EcoWaste Coalition alone in 2013 and 2015. “There’s an increasing awareness on health and environment issues and details like VOC [volatile organic compounds] and heat reflectivity are coming into focus, while more manufacturers are also going into recyclable packaging,” Dyoco told APCJ. Ili Rahan, a Singapore-based research analyst, at market researcher Euromonitor International, noted that several local coatings-makers have followed Pacific Paints’ and Davies Paints’ suit by undergoing lead content inspection and are actively working towards phasing out the use of lead in their products.


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increase of 12.7% instead of appearing as a slight decline.

nnRESULTS FROM BERGER PAINTS The financial results reported by Berger Paints India indicate less rapid growth within this company, with net income rising by 2.4% from INR47.7bn to INR48.8bn. Expenses were up in most categories but raw material costs make for an interesting element, and signal a 15% increase in the cost of materials consumed in moving from 2016/7 to 2017/8, however most of this increase of about INR3000M was offset by a substantial reduction in excise duty. All expenses being taken into account, profit before exceptional items and tax rose by 9.4% from INR6040M to almost INR6620M. Closer to the bottom line, the remaining profitability figures are not directly comparable by dint of an exceptional positive contribution from a sale in its favour during the 2016/7 fiscal year. However, without that contribution the company’s bottom line profits would equate to an

Rahan also predicted that new product developments on the global level that focus on high performance qualities will no doubt influence the coatings and paints market in the Philippines. An example to watch is isocyanate-free paint that decreases the drying time for fresh coatings, a particularly important issue in a humid country like the Philippines. “This would significantly improve the turnaround time for a paint job, an important factor for the Philippines since the country is projected to record the largest construction output between 2017 and 2025 and is actively moving towards constructing more property developments,” Rahan said. In terms of near-term prospects for the Philippine coatings market, Dyoco noted that the rainy season has just begun and will last until October, meaning painting activities outdoors are temporarily decreasing while interior paint finishes will be more in use. However, demand is expected to spring back as we move towards the end of the calendar year, when the Philippines (more than 90% of which is Christian), enjoys Christmas and New Year homecoming celebrations and traditions. Around this time, families are keen to paint their homes so they look smart, according to Dyoco. “Meanwhile, colour is becoming more of a highlight, with availability of choice, speed


If the basic but rosy prospects proposed at the top of this article are not enough, then some additional food for thought arises through the following pointers: • The current top priorities for the Indian government are infrastructure reform, rising employment and affordable housing, each of which brings in its wake burgeoning demand for a host of different coatings, as well as rising disposable incomes. • The rural economy is being boosted with more support for those in the agricultural sector, which will represent a second area of greater disposable incomes (although it should be noted that there are reports that the agricultural sector has been hardest hit by the demonetisation move). • Demand in the real estate sector started to pick up in the first quarter

of processing and accuracy of production being key,” Dyoco said. “Another trend to watch is the growing number of transactions happening online, as much of the country’s revenue is generated by the overseas Filipino workers and call centre agents, who are time-pressed and tech savvy,” he added. n

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of 2018 and was expected to continue throughout the year. On the other hand, escalating oil prices are once again a concern for the industry as far as the prices of chemicals is concerned. In addition, and bringing me full circle to China and India, there are - in India, as elsewhere - concerns about the tightening of environmental controls in China and the cascading effect that it will have on the availability of raw materials for formulators. This is not only a threat to the paint industry but potentially the ink industry too. n

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In April, Axalta Coatings inaugurated its new automotive coatings manufacturing plant at Savli, Gujarat. APCJ spoke to Sobers Sethi, Vice President and President, Emerging Markets of Axalta Coating Systems, about the automotive market in India and what this investment means for Axalta

The driving force


pread over an area of 5200m2, the new plant at Savli, India will produce coatings for refinish, automotive parts and commercial vehicle customers. With such a major investment in the Asia Pacific region, APCJ spoke to Sobers Sethi to get an insight into the industry in the region as it is today, and to find out about the trends – and anticipated major growth – that will be shaping it tomorrow. Why did Axalta need a new automotive coatings plant and why was Gujarat chosen as its location? India’s automotive sector is growing at a healthy pace. For example, the light vehicle OEM sector is expecting a 6-7% CAGR growth over the next five years. Passenger car parc in India, which is estimated to be around 32M units by 2020, will likely increase the refinish consumption, with approximately three million cars being added each year. To cater to such growth, Axalta needed to expand our coating production capacity in Savli. It made sense to add the new 5200m2 plant on the same premise as Axalta’s Savli’s manufacturing facility in Gujarat: Gujarat has emerged to be one of the auto-hubs in India, with many OEMs and component manufacturers setting up production facilities in the region. One of its key industries is engineering and automotive. By 2020, Gujarat aims to

achieve 10% of engineering output from auto and auto components from the existing level of 3.7%, according to India Brand Equity Foundation. It is of strategic importance that with Axalta’s new plant in place, the company will not only be able to serve the local existing clients better but also expand to new areas like supplies to Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles from Gujarat, which is in close proximity to areas where most of the clients are located. Our Savli facility also houses a Technology Center with laboratory space equipped with contemporary robotic spray applicators that can precisely replicate line application conditions inside customer manufacturing plants. The equipment is designed to facilitate the development, approval, quality control and customer line support required by automotive customers. The lab also focuses on developing special formulations to ensure superior colour match, appearance and quality. This means we can help resolve any concerns and optimise formulations so that when a coating spraying system is installed at a customer’s plant, it will be ready to go. What coatings will the plant produce? The new facility will cater to growing demand from Light vehicle, Commercial Vehicles and the Industrial segments. It is for both high and low temperature

cured coatings. The new plant is, in fact, designed to scale up production of waterborne coatings for customers who need more sustainable solutions. Axalta’s technology-backed products include primers, basecoats and clearcoats used in the full line of Axalta’s solventborne products for every substrate and process requirement. These products include Axalta’s higher productivity and more environmentally responsible high solids, high solids 3-Wet, and high solids monocoat technologies. The new facility is also designed and capable of producing waterborne coatings as per the customer’s needs. Formulated to reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, high solids coatings help to reduce the environmental impact of coatings while providing superior finishes and improved OEM productivity. What capacity will the plant have? The new production facility will have a capacity of 11Mlit, thereby increasing Axalta’s total production capacity at Savli to 19Mlit/yr. Will the coatings manufactured here cater solely to the Indian automotive market or to a wider market? India is a growing market for us; we see immense potential there. Especially with rapid growth in the automotive sector, Axalta is optimistic about gaining new

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AUTOMOTIVE business from Indian automakers. The company has currently been exporting its production from India to countries like Thailand, the Middle East, Korea, Japan and Australia from its existing facility in Savli. Now, with the new plant in Savli going on stream with additional production capacity, Axalta stands a fair chance of increasing its exports from India. How important is India and Asia Pacific to Axalta’s automotive coatings business? India has been a significant market for Axalta, largely due to its vibrant economy. As per World Bank data, India’s GDP in 2017 was at 7.2% which makes it the fastest growing economy in the world and the automotive sector in India has seen a steady growth over the years. For Axalta India, the automotive sector has been the vital business provider and contributes nearly 80% of its revenues, including from the aftermarket segment. The growth in the Asia Pacific region as a whole has been quite healthy – positive over the last few years; and the percentage of growth in any market depends on the size of the market. Everyone today is trying to serve the local markets and has the incentive to invest and build local capabilities. Countries like India and China are becoming bigger players when it comes to the automotive sector. Axalta is working closely with local customers in both these countries to provide the right solutions, whether it is consumption, cost, durability or environment. Axalta has been continuously investing in products that help us improve our capabilities and leverage our strengths. Axalta has invested strategically to set up facilities to support customers in these two geographically vast markets. In India, it includes Savli’s plant, an expanded Technology Center in Savli and a new Indian headquarters in Gurugram – the latter two investments were made last year. In China, some of our investments in recent years are the Asia Pacific Technology Center (APTC), to serve not only China but also Asia Pacific. The APTC houses a Refinish Training Center and Global Color Development Center, the largest such facilities anywhere at Axalta, as well as laboratories for local R&D, testing, analysis, product development and so on. Where does India currently stand globally, in terms of automotive manufacturing? The automotive sector in India has seen a steady growth over the years. Last year, the automotive sector contributed nearly 7% to India’s annual GDP. India became the fourth

largest vehicle manufacturer in the world by making more than 3M cars, after China (24.2M), USA (17.1M) and Japan (4.4M). Industry observers say that India will be, globally, the world’s third largest by 2020, with an estimated 5M units sold annually. How much did Axalta invest in the plant? While we cannot comment on specific investment numbers, Axalta had outlined US$70M to set up an R&D, Tech Centre, manufacturing facilities and business acquisitions in India over a period of five years starting 2015-16. This new manufacturing plant at Savli is a part of that investment. Was environmental sustainability important when designing the plant? Sustainability is definitely a main consideration in the Savli’s plant design and operation. The Savli manufacturing plant is ISO 14001 certified, it employs environmentally responsible processes and is designed for low emissions. This is to ensure a sustainable healthy environment for the community. Axalta has invested in new products, technology, and modern machinery and equipment that are ecofriendly in nature, pollution and emissions free, thus able to create sustainable products in India. Sustainability must be about productivity and profitability as much as about the effects on the environment and society and that is what Axalta as a company has always believed in. What trends is Axalta noticing in automotive coatings? Sustainability tops the list. For example, customers are looking for low temperature bake coatings for use on the latest lightweight plastic and composite materials used in vehicles to reduce weight and fuel consumption. Such materials cannot withstand traditional high bake temperature curing ovens. A point to note is that on a global scale, the waterborne coatings market is growing rapidly; environmental policies and VOC emissions restriction standards are the main drivers of development of the waterborne market. With lowering of interest rates leading to increased automotive sales and anticipated growth in the manufacturing sector, demand for industrial and automotive coatings is also expected to grow in the coming years. Increasing and developing infrastructure in India also gives potential market to us by pulling more new commercial and passenger vehicles on road. As industry is evolving, more and more customers are realising the significance of sustainable products

that are low on emissions and are environmentally responsible. Customers are also looking for more variants in terms of colour coatings and not just white, black and grey. What challenges and opportunities does Asia Pacific offer to Axalta? The Asia Pacific region as a whole is quite dynamic and has very competitive markets like India and China, with strong global and domestic players. We have built on our global expertise and understanding of the coatings segments to provide the very best coatings solutions to our customers. We expect our diverse portfolio of brands to retain its current customer base, as well as attract new customers in the future. The biggest challenge, as always, has been to keep up with the evolving needs of our customers and their requests for new and innovative coatings solutions. However, this also is an opportunity which we will capitalise on to build a good customer base in the future and which is why, for example, we have invested in expansion of our Savli facility in India and upgraded our technical laboratory. We expect the refinish market to shift to more environmentally responsible products – both waterborne or low-VOC emission solvent-based products in the future – with brands like Cromax Pro, Standohyd and Standoblu meeting the demands of the customer. We would like to offer robust products to our customers that will reduce online reductions and increase first time through (FTT) rate, which will lead to the improvement of productivity. Is Axalta planning to invest further in the Asia Pacific region? Axalta as a company is looking to be bolder and bigger: Our goal is continued growth that maintains our edge in innovation; our integrity in high quality products and services for our customers; and our commitment to the communities where we operate. We will grow organically as opportunities arise in different regions of the world. Acquisitions will be considered if the opportunities are right and fit the company. We are pushing to expand and enter into new markets through mergers and JVs with a focus on new business segments across most markets. We look at being a market leader across all of our product segments. Our great people and iconic brands form the backbone of our company. We will continue to invest in and strengthen our leadership position in each market. n Web:

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Yogi Malik presents a brief overview of the thriving automotive coatings industries in Thailand and Indonesia

The automotive coatings market in Thailand and Indonesia


wo of the largest south east Asian economies, Thailand and Indonesia are also the largest and second largest producer and consumers of automotive paints and coatings in ASEAN, fuelled by steady growth in automotive production in both countries.

nnTHAILAND AUTOMOTIVE PAINTS Thailand has been dubbed the “Detroit of Asia” because of the consistent government policies that promote automotive assembly and manufacturing capacity. Nearly every Japanese car manufacturer has production facilities in Thailand, as do major USA automotive firms, such as Ford Motors, General Motors and German companies Daimler and BMW. Automotive output reached an all-time high of 2.46M units in 2013, propelled by massive back orders after the tax rebate scheme for first-time buyers expired in 2012, when some 2.45M units were produced. In those two years, Thailand was

the ninth-largest car producer in the world but has since dropped to 12th place. The current year is expected to be the best year for Thailand’s automotive coating producers since 2014, with The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) projecting that the country’s automotive output will hit the 2M unit mark (Table 1).

nnLEADING THAI PRODUCERS Nippon Paints Thailand Operating in Thailand since 1967, Nippon Paints Thailand has three manufacturing facilities in the country and a 26% share of the market. The company operates one plant in Samut Prakan and two in the Bang Pakong district. The Samut Prakan plant produces automotive refinishes while the other two plants produce OEM paints. AkzoNobel Thailand Further consolidating its position in Thailand’s automotive coating market, leading paint and coatings producer



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Table 2. Automotive production in Indonesia over the years

AkzoNobel acquired the business of V.Powdertech Co Ltd, a Thai manufacturer of powder coatings in 2017. BASF Coatings In December 2017, BASF’s Coatings division inaugurated a new automotive coatings plant at its Bangpoo site in Samut Prakan province. The new plant is the first BASF automotive coatings manufacturing facility in ASEAN, and produces solventborne and waterborne automotive coatings.

nnINDONESIA AUTOMOTIVE PAINT Trailing only behind Thailand, Indonesia has become the second-largest market for motor vehicle production within the ASEAN region and is forecast to reach approximately 2.6M units by 2020 (projections by the Indonesian Automotive Industry Association), resulting in further growth potential for the automotive coatings industry (Table 2). In addition to four wheelers, the country has the highest number of registered two wheelers in the ASEAN region, which is also driving demand. Automotive coatings, taking into account both OEM, and refinish coatings, account for 18% of the total paint and coatings market (based on value) in Indonesia. PT Kansai Paint Indonesia The largest automotive coatings manufacturer in the country, Kansai Paint Indonesia was established in 1999. Kansai Indonesia operates three production facilities in the country. Other companies of note are Nipsea Bee Chemical Indonesia, a subsidiary of Nippon paints and Propan Raya Industrial. Between 2011 and 2017, a number of foreign paint producers, including Davies Paints from the Philippines; India’s leading producer, Asian Paints and the Thailandbased TOA Paint (Thailand) Public Company Limited entered the country’s paint and coating market, signalling promising times for the industry in coming years. n Author: Yogi Malik, Freelance Writer

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They resist staining without changing the natural appearance of the substrate.

Fluorinated surface active agents based on short perfluorinated chains.

Fluoroadditives: finely divided PolyTetraFluoroEthylene powder.


APCJ spoke to Jim Charron, Vice President, Application Development – NAFTA, and Michael Friede, Head of Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties, Covestro, to talk about the company’s latest automotive innovations and technologies

Automotive innovation at Covestro Your decorative peelable coatings have been designed for the automotive market. What spurred demand for the product? Jim Charron: There’s an emerging market for do-it-yourself and for detail shops, to customise the appearance of your car. The products on the market right now have some significant drawbacks. For example, the petrol tank is a really common application for this, but if you spill even a tiny drop of petrol on the tank the current technology blisters, delaminates and ruins the look of the tank. Also, in order to get the thickness that you need to be able to peel it, current technology requires anywhere from six to 12 separate coats. Our technology is a one component waterborne urethane; it’s environmentally friendly and suitable for DIY use. You get the thickness you need after fewer applications and, best of all, it has an excellent petrol resistance. We listened to the customers and the market, found out what they needed, went in the lab and we were able to develop something that suited those needs. Going further into the future, one market area that is emerging and that we are looking at is the future of mobility, so autonomous vehicle technology. It could be that the mode of ownership shifts from personal ownership of vehicles to larger companies owning fleets; like an Uber type of model, except they’re autonomous. Those kinds of cars can be rapidly customised with this technology as well. The exterior of the car in a fleetownership model could result in different types of customised appearances being needed, and this type of technology would support that. Michael Friede: The other element that you have to think about is that it adds an extra layer of protection to the car. With car sharing, perhaps people wouldn’t always take the best care of the car and with an extra layer of protection you avoid getting those scratches in the basecoat. So, the protection aspect is one of the elements that we’re looking into in terms of value proposition. Also, the application: to apply it is very easy compared to films

Covestro’s peelable coatings can rapidly and easily customise the appearance of vehicles

The reputation that Asia is less environmentally sustainable is changing quite a bit and very rapidly – they are really changing the game there and focusing on it much more.

that adhere to the car, which entails a lot of handiwork and manual work. It’s a liquid, so being able to spray it on means you can cover all of the shapes – with automotive you have a lot of curves and edges and with the spray this is no problem whatsoever. Because of the ease of application, if you look at the whole process this technology is very cost competitive compared to some of the very manual types of technology, which is good for the end consumer. JC: I talked DIY, but currently a lot of application of this kind of technology is done in details shops. For those shops, efficiency is important. They want to get the car back to the customer as soon as they can, so they can start on another one. The fact you can apply this in significantly fewer layers than, say 12, is a huge advantage for them. Which geographical markets have an interest in this technology? JC: It started in the US, because that’s where the established market is. However, the biggest player in this market is in the UK. A UK company and a Belgian company already use this kind of product, and we’re

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AUTOMOTIVE talking to them about introducing the polyurethane alternative. MF: With us being a global company, usually when we have a good technology in one region we try to leverage it in all the other regions as well. In Asia we see a sizeable opportunity, especially because of the extra protection to the cars. Sometimes, with the traffic over there, this can be quite helpful. What other automotive trends are influencing you at Covestro? JC: In general, we’re a major supplier for raw materials going into the e-coat, the primer, base coat, clear coat; these all involve Covestro raw materials to some extent. One of the advances is there is a trend that automotive OEMs require better chip resistance. If gravel hits your car sometimes it chips all the way down to the e-coat, so you want that same piece of gravel to hit it and not cause any damage at all, which is challenging. The answer, believe it or not, lies in the primer layer and making that more elastic. We have raw materials that can be used to improve the chip resistance of the entire coating system by increasing the elasticity in the primer. That’s an area of growth for a lot of our customers. MF: And we don’t just provide raw materials for the outside of the car, we are also heavily invested in the inside of the car. The whole industry globally, or at least the major manufacturers, are interested in technologies that either reduce the use of solvent or completely eliminate the use of solvent, because you reduce smell and you improve the production safety for workers and people involved in the spray coating. We offer a broad range of polyurethane dispersion products that use water as the solvent. A big change with interiors is the tendency to individualise and improve the general appearance in terms of quality – a lot of companies struggle to achieve that with water-based technology. We have really advanced technologies that allow us to deliver top-notch quality without having to compromise. What’s also tough with regards to the interior of a car is that the substrates are changing. You used to have maybe two or three different substrates but nowadays with hybrid materials there are maybe 10-15 different types of substrates used on the inside. Manufacturers don’t want 10 different technologies inside the car; they want one system that works for all of the base substrates that they use, such as plastics.

Michael Friede, Head of Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants at Covestro

In Asia they can change things very rapidly; waterborne technology for coatings is a huge area of emphasis for our labs in Shanghai right now.

Jim Charron, Vice President, Application Development, NAFTA at Covestro

Is the move towards lower temperature curing having an impact on Covestro? MF: Lower temperature is a huge trend in the automotive industry. In the whole assembly process of the car, the biggest energy consumption is heating the oven that dries the coating that you have applied, so whenever you can lower the temperature of that oven you immediately save a lot of energy and cost for the car manufacturer. JC: Not only that, there’s a trend towards lightweighting in automotive, so that is driving auto OEMs to look at different exterior materials. Right now it’s all steel or aluminium but in the future it’s not going to be one single material, necessarily. There will be plastic, probably different kinds of metal and maybe some composites, and the way all of these are put together, both the structural components of the car and

the body panels, will more and more rely on adhesives. When you think of all of those new and different kinds of materials involved in putting the car together, most of them can’t withstand the kinds of temperatures that the current heat process will expose them to, so lower temperature coatings is an important, unmet need right now for the automotive industry. It’s just emerging. You can’t have the temperature so high to cure the paint that it’s going to break the adhesive down, or do something to the plastic substrate that you’re painting. A lot of materials are more temperature sensitive in addition to the need to save energy, so we’re creating new technologies to reduce the curing temperature of coatings, such as catalysts. MF: We are looking at 90C instead of 140C or 150C. At 90C, a lot of the substrates and adhesives can survive but you still need a coating that looks good, that works at that temperature and which cures to the point where you still have good properties, such as scratch resistance and petrol resistance. So that’s one of your main focuses? MF: Definitely. That’s a global trend we see with all car manufacturers; because of those hybrid materials they are moving to lower temperature curing ovens. JC: There’s quite a bit of effort going on in all three of our main labs – they are all engaged in that, in Leverkusen, Germany, in Shanghai and in Pittsburgh. So this is a trend in Asia as well? MF: The reputation that Asia is less environmentally sustainable is changing quite a bit and very rapidly. If you look at the new five year plan of the Chinese government, one of the highest priorities – even higher than GDP growth – is air quality. A lot of the energy consumption there still comes from coal, which pollutes the air in China, so they are looking to reduce energy consumption. Or, if we look at solvent reduction they are really coming down hard on technologies that are not considered environmentally friendly. So, whenever a car manufacturer can add to its sustainability profile then it is highly welcome, even more so in Asia than in many of the other regions that we see, to be honest. Because they are really changing the game there and focusing on it much more now. JC: In Asia they can change things very rapidly. Waterborne technology for coatings is a huge area of emphasis for our labs in

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AUTOMOTIVE Shanghai right now because, as Michael noted, the government has essentially said, “You have to stop using solvents; switch to water.” We have quite a lot of expertise in that area. Is Industry 4.0 and digitalisation influencing how you work? MF: It’s true, yes, we have a pretty strong focus on digitalising everything we do. One of the first good results that we have, in terms of customer interaction and facing technology, is our formulator app. JC: We split the world of digitalisation into three major parts. One is optimising our internal production processes, logistics and so on. The second one is the digital customer experience, and that’s where the formulator app belongs, and we’re also talking about business models, which Michael can talk more about. MF: This is the toughest aspect of digitalisation, because we are looking into whether customers are looking to buy differently from us rather than just going through the normal sales channels, with the sales person ringing them. They might be interested in ordering online, so when we talk about business model innovation that’s the kind of stuff we are looking into. Can you tell us more about the formulator app? JC: One way that we help our customers formulate with our materials, is to show them our digital interface that we created – an app, essentially, that shows them the entire formulating space and the entire range of properties you can achieve using our raw materials. So, for example, with automotive interior coatings, a large class of these are soft touch: your dashboard, the

centre console – you want to touch them and have a very luxurious feel. We have waterborne urethane technologies that create very good soft touch coatings. Those coatings at the same time, must have really good resistance to sunscreen or insect repellent but may have a different touch and feel. They may be good for touch but may be really hard to get a good chemical resistance. So, we’ve created this app that says, “For this kind of soft touch feel, this is the sort of chemical resistance and scratch resistance that you can achieve.” There are different attributes of the final coating that are all interrelated and there are tradeoffs: you can’t necessarily get a really soft, rubbery feel that also has the absolute best in scratch resistance; they’re almost opposed to one another. With this interface we are able to graphically show, in a very intuitive way, how each of these variables interact with one another so that a paint company formulator can look at the whole space and pick where they want to be within that space, or maybe even create an entire platform of coatings with varying soft touch and varying other characteristics. It’s really a short cut for them. MF: The app summarises the unique combination of raw materials, which you would normally spend a lot of time researching in the lab so that’s when it’s a shortcut – because formulators don’t have to do those tests for every single combination of raw materials, as they would have done in the past. They can get to a very close, good formulation right away, and then they can do the final twists and tweaks in the lab, so by using the app they save themselves all the effort of arriving at that point. We think that’s going

to be a very strong value proposition for us. Our formulator app will have a sample ordering function too. This will be available at the end of the year: the laboratory can find the space or product that they want to work with, press a button and we will automatically send a few samples of those raw materials in order for them to make the final tweaks. This will make their lives a bit easier and is also an innovation for us, to send samples – we don’t usually sell that way. And is that across all sectors? MF: We are starting with soft touch and we have a second ‘book’ or ‘map’ in our library that deals with floor coatings and we will constantly add new maps or books to the app. JC: Right now in our labs in Pittsburgh we are developing an adhesives map and others for more industrial coatings applications, so we have about half a dozen new maps that we are starting to create, and all of them can be presented through this tool. n



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With autonomous vehicles and shared mobility ownership models being hailed as one of the major future influencers in the automotive coatings industry, APCJ took a look at a recent report from Frost & Sullivan that predicts the growth of the car-sharing fleet market and its key segments

The future of automotive ownership Global Mobility Industry Outlook, 2018 is part of Frost & Sullivan’s global Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Service programme. It examines seven business models: traditional car-sharing, peer-to-peer (P2P) car-sharing, corporate car-sharing, ride-hailing, ride-sharing, dynamic shuttle/ demand responsive transit (DRT) and integrated mobility. Website: MEASA_PR_AChandhoke_ MDBB_MobilityOutlook_ May18

Daimler is one of the automotive manufacturers embracing the new models of ownership


recent report by Frost & Sullivan has found that new business models, such as Mobility-as-a-Service, are to gain traction with the integration of multiple mobility platforms. The overall carsharing vehicle parc is expected to expand from 983k in 2017 to 1237k in 2018, driven by motorists’ desire to use alternative modes of transport, the rise in employee mobility options and environmental concerns. Existing providers of recent mobility solutions like carsharing, ridesharing, ridehailing, on-demand responsive shuttles, and integrated mobility are already scaling their operations through consolidations and partnerships. This trend is illustrated by the latest example of BMW and Daimler merging their carsharing units to become the global market leader, commanding over 30% of the overall carsharing market. “As pioneers in automotive engineering, we will not leave the task of shaping future urban mobility to others,” Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler and Head of Mercedes-Benz, said in a statement. Smaller players are trying to retain their market share by either forging partnerships with bigger players or by expanding their business models. New synergies in the market are fostering converged mobility solutions, creating a new space for mobility integrators and Mobility-as-a-Service providers. “The highly dynamic market for new mobility solutions is expected to follow an

emergent growth paradigm that leverages novel business models, sectoral partnerships, and consolidations,” said Geraldine Priya, Mobility Team Lead at Frost & Sullivan. “As business models diversify, we will see substantial investments in electric vehicle (EV) and autonomous vehicle (AV) pilots. Indeed, the ranks of operators offering self-driving cars for ridehailing services are swelling, with Waymo following Uber and Lyft into this market.” Emerging growth opportunities within key segments of the mobility market include: • Carsharing: Increased adoption of EVs, improved regulatory support and integration of carsharing operations with other mobility modes are all driving growth within this segment. • Ridesharing: Increased competition for market share, strategic partnerships and investments will drive market growth. The corporate ridesharing market, specifically, will begin to pick up as companies are looking to move to more sustainable ways of transport. • Ridehailing: Greater support from governments, bundled services and a growing online population will allow for greater penetration of ride-hailing services into the traditional taxi market. • DRT: Big data analytics and algorithms for real-time and flexible operations will disrupt the current market, while transit authorities and agencies will be key to restructuring the traditional bus transit model. • Integrated mobility: Greater synergies between private operators and OEMs will support expansion of operations. In addition, cities and local transport operators are opening up to the idea of offering MaaS (mobility as a service) to ease the congestion and pollution issue in cities. In addition to the competition from the market giants, smaller operators also have to contend with tight regulatory frameworks that often affect growth of the current mobility business solutions. “While challenges exist in the form of regulatory outlook, competition and the advent of advanced technologies, the escalating demand for mobility solutions and new business and revenue streams offer ample opportunities to mobility operators,” noted Priya. n

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BASF’s coatings have helped bring Chinese automotive manufacturer NIO’s electric vehicles to life

Electric dreams


IO, an electric vehicle company headquartered in China, has used BASF coatings solutions on its high performance electric Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), the ES8. The seven-seater electric SUV uses BASF’s coatings solutions for the surface pre-treatment and all coatings layers. The ES8 includes BASF’s waterborne coatings technologies, as well as Oxsilan® from BASF’s Chemetall brand, an advanced thin-film technology for metal protection and waterborne coatings. “Visually, the coating creates the first impression of a vehicle – it is the essence of a vehicle’s intrinsic style. But at the same time, the coating must protect and enhance the vehicle’s performance. Coatings for electric vehicles require unique expertise in both of these aspects, and BASF can offer solutions to meet the expectations for a new automotive generation. For example, the pre-treatment and coating materials that BASF supplies to NIO are specifically customised to match the ES8’s full aluminium body, which NIO adopted to save weight and thus to maximise the driving range,” said Nils Lessmann, Vice President and General Manager of BASF Shanghai Coatings Co Ltd. “As a strategic partner, we collaborated with the NIO design team based in Germany throughout the design and development process for the ES8, as well

as during production development in China. Our global key account team structure enabled design support directly via BASF’s Automotive Color Design team in Münster, Germany, followed by the transfer of this jointly developed approach to the local team in China for localisation.”

nnA RISING TREND According to a recent report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, worldwide sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids will rise to 11M in 2025 compared to 1.1M in 2017. The growth will be largely driven by strong demand from China. The market for electric vehicles is picking up speed, supported by the Chinese government’s effort to combat pollution in cities and advance the accessibility of charging infrastructure. “With the increasing demand from automotive manufacturers for smart electrified vehicle models with a greater driving range, we are committed to supporting the growth of our customers and taking an active role in developing the Chinese automotive market,” added Lessmann. “Our new, state-of-the-art automotive coatings plant in Shanghai will also serve the increasing industry demand for innovative and sustainable coatings solutions to meet the stringent emissions regulations.”

The ES8 is produced at NIO’s worldclass, fully automated factories in its manufacturing site in Hefei, China. “We hope that more people will be interested in smart electric vehicles. By presenting the most advanced products and services, we can achieve our vision of bringing back blue skies,” said William Li, NIO Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The length of the vehicle is more than 196in long and the wheelbase is more than 118in. The vehicle has an all-aluminium body and chassis, front and rear motors with electric all-wheel drive and active air suspension. It has been road tested for thousands of miles, both in Yakeshi, Inner Mongolia, where temperatures can reach -22°F, as well as in Melbourne and Madura, Australia, where temperatures can surpass 104°F. William Li continued, “It is another statement of our vision and technical and manufacturing capabilities. It is a bestin-class product that showcases what is possible with electric vehicles. I am proud of our relentless focus on vision and action. From track to road, NIO continues to achieve major milestones every year.” n


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Sally Roberts attended this year’s Asian Paint Industry Council (APIC) meeting, which was hosted by the China National Coatings Industry Association (CNCIA) in Shanghai. Members from nine different country associations met to discuss the most crucial issues affecting Asia Pacific’s coatings industry and how best to overcome them

China welcomes APIC 2018


Attendees at this year’s APIC 2018 meeting

f you ever visit Shanghai and are in need of a hotel, I cannot recommend the Wanda Reign on the Bund highly enough. It is located right next to Shanghai’s iconic Bund, has wonderful conference facilities that offer a fantastic view of the afore mentioned skyline and has a staff that is incredibly helpful at locating lost luggage from an airline, should you find yourself in the same situation that I was placed in. The venue for this year’s Asian Paint Industry Council’s (APIC) meeting was welcoming, hospitable and memorable; a perfect reflection of the hospitality offered to the participants by the China National Coatings Industry Association (CNCIA), who hosted the day-long conference followed by dinner at a restaurant overlooking Shanghai’s famous waterfront. The itinerary also included a visit to the China Coatings Show and a boat trip for those who were able to stay into the next evening. Giving presentations at the event were representatives from paint manufacturers’ associations across the Asia Pacific region: China, Japan, Australia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Also present was Xilin Li of research company Orr & Boss and members of China’s manufacturing industry.

Opening the proceedings, Madame Sun Lianyang of the CNCIA stressed how important the meeting could be for the Asian paint industry: “The region is growing to be more dependent on each other and we must find common opportunities.” She further highlighted environmental trends as a vital area of focus, including the on-going issue of lead elimination in paint. This was to set the trend for much of the matter discussed throughout the day, with the topics of differing (and changing) environmental regulations in Asia Pacific countries and lead elimination dominating the conversation. Also welcoming participants to the meeting was Yoshiko Norizuki of the Japan Paint Manufacturers’ Association (JPMA), who highlighted the on-going threat of TiO2 reclassification in Europe and its supply as concerns to the industry, and Martin Ingelman, Head of the German Paint Manufacturers’ Association who was there to represent the International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC). He highlighted that as Asia is the largest market in the world for paint, it is important to come together in terms of both information sharing and tackling problems.

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APIC REVIEW nnGLOBALLY HARMONISED SYSTEM Perhaps the biggest talking point of the meeting was the differing legislative standards across the Asia Pacific region and how the paint and coatings industry is regulated throughout different countries. The presentations from Bangladesh, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand all focused on how the paint industry is monitored and assessed, from the different government bodies that implement the checks to the eco-friendly schemes and labels the paint can qualify for. They also focused on how each country adheres to the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) implemented by the United Nations for the international chemicals market to use on its labelling. The use of the GHS helps protect the environment and facilitates trade between countries with differing classifications for chemicals, something that is a major issue for the Asia Pacific paint and coatings industry.


During his presentation, Mr Ingelman spoke about EU regulations and how they are constantly affecting not only the EU but also the wider, global paint and coatings industry. Zooming in on waterborne coatings, he noted how “water-based paints are gaining ground worldwide, with positive effects for the environment,” however, he also highlighted how the use of water-based products increases the need for biocides and other chemicals to protect paints, something that is at odds with the increasingly stringent EU regulations surrounding the use of such biocides. This catch-22 situation means that IPPIC dedicates a lot of its time trying to demonstrate to decision makers in the EU that “these chemicals are necessary to protect paints and there are no alternatives.” He stressed the paradox that the entire scope of waterborne technology is under threat if the paint industry is not allowed to use biocides. This was before he discussed the possible reclassification of TiO2 as a carcinogenic under EU regulations, for which no official proposal has yet been put forward. His hope is that IPPIC will still be able to defend the industry from this possible threat, as he reiterated the lack of solid scientific basis for the carcinogenic claims. Another point made by Mr Ingelman and reiterated by Richard Philips of the Australian Paint Manufacturers’ Association, was that despite the fact VOC emissions from the paint and coatings industry have reduced over time, due in

part to the move to waterborne technology, their overall share in the entire life-cycle of a product has actually increased. This is because other industries, such as automotive manufacturing, have so drastically reduced their VOC emissions. The increase in the overall share of VOC emissions is drawing unwanted attention from EU authorities, and is something IPPIC is keen to educate legislators about. As for the situation in Australia, Mr Philips noted that as there are no official VOC regulations for the industry to adhere to, the industry has simply demonstrated that it is using less VOCs than before and it is already achieving desirably low levels. The Australian paint industry has been allowed to continue to self-regulate; an approach that quite a few countries are probably highly envious of. Unsurprisingly, the presentation from the CNCIA also focused predominantly on the change in regulations that the Chinese government has implemented, including an environmental tax. Mr Liu, Vice Secretary of the CNCIA, reported that the new environmental tax does not include VOC emissions and therefore, in his opinion, it is not effective enough. He also noted that the government wants each city to have its own policies as apposed to a ‘one size fits all’ approach, and a national low VOC standard across China in a standard that will be published soon. China continues to have a very strong growth in the paint and coatings industry but since 2013 it has been focusing more on the environmental aspect of production, and the MIIT’s 20162020 strategy includes plans for 1000 new green factories. He noted that any coatings manufacturing facility in China that deals with hazardous chemical production and would be interested in being relocated to a new industrial park that fits these regulations should apply to the CNCIA for help in how to do so.

nnLEAD BALLOON Another key point raised at this year’s meeting was the on-battle to reduce the amount of lead in paint to a safe level across Asia. A high priority to both the UN and the World Health Organization (WHO), their recommended ‘safe’ level of lead in paint is 19ppm (parts per million), a figure yet to be attained by many Asian countries. Making real inroads into this issue is the Philippines, which has already adopted strict anti-lead measures and Malaysia, which has no government legislation banning the use of lead in paint but has recently implemented a voluntary scheme amongst its paint manufacturers. Australian legislation bans the manufacture, sale or

supply of paint containing more than 0.1% lead, a figure that is around 10 times higher than the recommended 19ppm, while Singapore implemented lead elimination measures 15 years ago.

nnAN AGEING POPULATION The presentations from Singapore and Japan highlighted how the ageing populations in these countries is affecting the coatings industry in terms of increasing the amount of pre-fabrication and exterior cladding that is being produced. Pamela Phua of the Singapore Paint Industry Association noted how the Pre-fabricated Pre-finished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) trend is already mature in China, Japan and Korea and results in a consistent and reliable performance, a safer work place, less waste produced on construction sites and a lower cost product. She highlighted how for paint manufacturers, this will mean that their customer will change from contractors to factories, and that the sealer used on the material will have to be able to stand weather exposure of up to 10 months on site, as well as be able to withstand damage during the transportation from the factory to the site. Yoshiko Norizuki (Nori) of JPMA noted how the ageing population in Japan is also leading to a labour shortage crisis in the country, which JPMA is trying to address. The issue is more serious as most companies in Japan are classified as SMEs, which are traditionally more reliant on local labour. Furthermore, Nori is compiling a database on the GHS measures adopted by each country in Asia Pacific, so as to have an informative point of reference. The JPMA has already created one on the VOC emissions legislation across the region, and attendees to this year’s event are encouraged to complete the questionnaire sent out after the meeting to help gather the relevant data. n


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David Stuart, NeoGraf Solutions, discusses how the company’s graphene technology is being used in coatings to provide fire protection

Reactive coatings containing GrafGuard™ Expandable Graphite provide fire protection


oatings are being required to do a lot more than to simply protect the substrates they cover. Coating formulators constantly strive to enhance value by creating multifunctional products, incorporating materials that form reactive coatings that transform when activated by specific stimuli. For fire suppression, the premier intumescent reactive material is GrafGuard™ Expandable Graphite from NeoGraf Solutions™, LLC in Lakewood, Ohio. GrafGuard has been used as a reliable and high performing intumescent material for flame retardant applications for more than 25 years. Fire suppression coatings are very diverse and they vary based on application; from structural steel support members to engineered wood beams, to polymer water supply tubing and drop down ceiling tiles. The substrates that need to be protected are as varied as the applications, therefore the reactive coatings need to be compatible with many polymeric coating systems. The end result of these coatings is to maximise the safe-exit-time for the affected people in the path of a fire, while adhering to all the regulations and requirements of the geographical region. The reactive coatings can also reduce loss of property due to fire and smoke damage.

Reactive coatings are often a composite of materials that have very specific functions individually and in most instances also provide functionality due to their interactions. GrafGuard can be used in multiple layers of the composite, or simply as the reactive substance in the fire protective layer. The versatility of GrafGuard is attested by the various polymeric coating systems into which it has been incorporated; nearly all existing premier coatings solutions have used this graphite-based intumescent coating including epoxies, latex, silicones, siloxanes and polyurethanes. A typical fire protection reactive coating may consist of a single component or the coating may be more efficient, with multiple different fire retardant materials. The synergistic effects of GrafGuard combined with metal hydroxides, phosphorous compounds and zinc borate have been observed (Figure 1). The width and breadth of applications for GrafGuard is not just limited to coatings. GrafGuard has been incorporated into polyurethane, latex (natural and synthetic), ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber, polystyrene and high impact polystyrene in the forms of sheets and moulded foams. The use is not limited to coatings and foams as GrafGuard can be used in mastic adhesive materials, bituminous roofing sealing products, epoxies, polypropylene (low, medium, and high density), polyethylene, silicones, siloxanes, thermoplastic polyurethanes and polyvinyl chloride. The GrafGuard products may also be introduced directly into some building materials, such as oriented strand-board, particle board, sheet rock and cement board.


Figure 1. Photograph of a reactive epoxy coating incorporating GrafGuard on a steel substrate before and after exposure to a propane torch (photo by Xiaoyi Chen Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH)

Upon exposure to high temperatures, GrafGuard expands and forms a graphite char that is more fire resistant than other carbon chars that are formed from typical chemical intumescent materials. A carbon char is a protective carbon layer that effectively shields the “fuel” from the fire. GrafGuard contains no halogenated additives and is manufactured without hazardous heavy

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Figure 2. Schematic of the reactive coating char layer formation when activated by a fire separating the polymer fuel from the fire

metals like lead or chromium, which may be found in other expandable graphite flakes. Through a proprietary processing technique, GrafGuard is manufactured by placing an intercalant between the layers of the graphite flake. When exposed to elevated temperatures as low as 160°C, the intercalant decomposes to a gas, which forcefully expands the graphite flake in the ‘Z’ direction, separating the graphite layer planes apart to form a highly effective carbon char layer. This resulting char protects the reactive coated substrate from the heat of the fire and minimises the smoke generated from the burning of the substrate.

nnEFFECTIVE USE OF GRAFGUARD As a rough rule of thumb, it is recommended that the minimum thickness for the GrafGuard containing layer be around 200µm. This is due to the fact that the graphite flakes have a nominal thickness of around 35µm and to be most effective, multiple flakes need to be incorporated into the graphite char layer that is formed. This will allow the expanded graphite to knit together as the char layer is formed and generate a barrier-effect that keeps the heat away from the rest of the system and the substrate. This process is demonstrated in Figure 2.

nnCHARACTERISTICS The nomenclature for the GrafGuard expandable graphite products is: GG 160-50N. This is a representative name describing the on-set temperature (°C) – particle size (US mesh) – and surface chemistry (A, N, or B, corresponding to Acidic, Neutral, or Basic). On-set temperature is defined as the temperature at which the graphite material begins to expand in an irreversible form. All aspects of processing, including curing or postcuring of the coating, must be considered

Figure 3. Typical TMA curves for GrafGuard materials displaying the different on-set temperatures

when choosing the appropriate grade of GrafGuard for the application, to prevent expansion of the graphite flake during the processing. The on-set temperatures can be controlled from 160°C to around 250°C, depending upon the grade of the GrafGuard material. To measure the on-set temperature a TA Instruments Q400 TMA (Thermal Mechanical Analyser) is equipped with an expansion probe that measures the change in thickness of a known volume of material within the fixture. The fixture comprises of a 3.0mm diameter and 26mm deep cylinder and is capped with a 2.8mm diameter plunger that rides on top of the sample. The fixture is then automatically raised into the heating chamber, to precisely heat the sample at a fixed rate. For the on-set temperature test, a ramp rate of 10°C/minute up to 400°C is used. The displacement of the expansion probe is measured in microns and recorded reflecting the volumetric increase as a response to the temperature in the heating chamber. In this test, 25mg of the graphite flake was compacted into the testing fixture by the graphite plunger. Machined fine-grain graphite is used for the fixture and plunger to minimise any CTE effects that could cause additional sources for variability in expansion rates. Figure 3 displays the TMA curves of three different grades of GrafGuard materials (GG 16050N, 180-60N, and 200-100N). Notice how the shapes of the curve are similar but the on-set temperatures are different. Flake size is the next specified feature of the GrafGuard. In general, the larger the flake the more expansion can be expected. Flake size is an important characteristic to consider when making a coating since the flakes may be visible and possibly alter the texture of the coating. Application techniques will also affect the texture of the coating by aligning the flakes to the substrate, allowing for the thinnest possible coating.

Surface treatment of the GrafGuard flakes is used to make the flakes more miscible in the polymer system. Depending upon the system, the acidic active sites on the surface of the GrafGuard may allow for ionic suspension of the flakes, while the same groups could cause the polymer to aggregate around the flakes causing a non-homogeneous system. The flakes are typically neutralised to a pH of around seven but can be altered to have a lower or higher pH depending upon the sensitivity and characteristics of the coating system. n

References 1. D Krassowski, R Ostrysz, and P Penczek. 2000, “Expandable Graphite as a Fire Retardant in Unsaturated Polyester Resins”. 2. TDS226 Flame Retardant Additive, NeoGraf Solutions™,

Author: David Stuart, Research Scientist & Lead Applications Engineer for GRAFGUARD Products at NeoGraf Solutions Email: Website: * GRAFGUARD™ is a registered Trademark of NeoGraf Solutions™, LLC. **NeoGraf Solutions™ is a registered trademark of NeoGraf Solutions™, LLC.

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Oerlikon Balzers has developed carbon-based coatings designed to extend the life and improve the performance of plastic injection moulds

Carbon-based coatings to protect steel moulds


t is well known that the moulds used to create plastic parts, ranging from water bottles to automotive bumpers, are the most critical and expensive part of the injection moulding process. In some cases, a single mould can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, not including the ongoing maintenance and running costs. However, despite being made of hardened steel, the very process of injecting melted resins at high temperatures and pressure into cavities over many cycles begins to wear away and erode the surface of cavities and moving components. Even the thermoplastic material itself can be abrasive or ‘sticky’, acting like sandpaper or leaving residue that wears down the surface. Now, with the increased utilisation of more abrasive material in the form of long glass and composite fibres, the amount of abrasion and friction within moulds is increasing. Subsequently, moulds are taking even more of a beating. It is for this reason that injection moulders are turning to a variety of coatings to protect their investment and reduce maintenance and running costs. These coatings, applied to mould cavities as well as moving, sliding components within the mould, come in a variety of styles from carbonbased coatings to PVD & PACVD deposition and nitriding techniques that share one overriding goal: to harden the surface of the steel so as to protect it against all manner of harm. Nitriding is a heat treatment process that involves hydrogen, plasma and electricity and

Balinit C has been shown to quadruple the service life of high speed gears

creates a case-hardened diffusion layer on the surface of a metal. Because it is not a coating, it does not affect the overall dimensions of the component. “These coatings are applied for the simple fact that steel alone is not hard enough to protect these expensive moulds and ensure optimal uptime and productivity,” explained Thomas Vermland, Global Application Manager for Oerlikon Balzers, a company that has been producing specialised PVD coatings for components and tools for more than 30 years.

nnREINFORCED GLASS FIBRE PRODUCTS In the automotive industry, manufacturers are placing greater emphasis on design and weight reduction. Subsequently, automotive designers are increasingly using glass fibres as reinforcements in many parts, including automobile bumpers. As a result, automotive bumpers are constructed using less material than before. “Inside the mould there is more pressure and higher temperatures being used to inject the plastic, by a factor of two-four times higher than in the past,” explained Vermland. This inevitably creates more friction (sheering effect), which can cause polymers like polyethylene or a polypropylene to become unstable during crystallisation. To compensate, reinforced glass fibres are often utilised as an

Due to its low friction coefficient, Balinit C reduces pitting and fretting corrosion

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PROTECTIVE economical way to create a lighter, stronger part that retains some flexibility. Initially, when short glass fibres were used this did not create much of a problem because it did not affect the crystallisation significantly. The slightly abrasive nature of the glass fibres also had a positive ‘cleaning’ effect, by removing residue on internal cavities caused by outgassing. However, the long glass fibres popular today are more abrasive, resulting in micro cutting within the mould’s cavities and runners due to sharp, jagged edges and a hardness of up to1200HV. This can create significant issues, particularly along the parting line and any sharp contours within large moulds. For large moulds like those used for automotive bumpers and tailgates, a nitriding process can be used to significantly increase the surface hardness of the metal. Vermland said Oerlikon Balzers’ Balinit Primeform diffusion treatment increases injection mould surface hardness up to 1400HV. This makes the moulds significantly more robust (including versus long glass fibres) and reduces residue build-up, spalling and edge embrittlement. “We can take the entire bumper mould and place it in the machine and treat it in one operation,” said Vermland. “With the diffusion treatment process we can take a base steel and harden the first 100μm of the surface to Rockwell hardness well above 65. The rest of the steel remains unaffected.” This is the replacement for Hard Chrome in any big mould. Vermland added that a large steel mould of 65HRC could not even be manufactured due to its size. With the surface now harder than that of the glass fibres and any additives, repairs and re-polishing are reduced as much as 80%, according to some customer experiences. “Now the OEM or Tier manufacturers can run many more shots before they have to stop the machine for cleaning or to perform repairs because the surface is much harder. It also prevents residue build-up caused by out-gassing,” added Vermland. The Balitherm Primeform diffusion treatment is also ideal for automotive plastic parts with mirrorpolished surfaces, such as those used to produce bumpers, headlights, tail lamps and brake lights or large interior parts with high quality demand. The mirror-polished surfaces of plastic injection moulds are very sensitive and so require more surface cleaning and protection. Failing to do so can allow dust and other particles into the mould that influence the quality of the end product. With its superior polishing properties, Balitherm Primeform improves surface

With Oerlikon Balzer’s coatings, manufacturers can run more shots before they have to stop the machine for cleaning or to perform repairs because the surface is harder

brilliance and eliminates the need for mirror re-polishing after cleaning. In this way, heavily stressed areas are rendered wear resistant and are protected against scratching, environmental factors and improper handling.


For injection mould cavities, fixed items like guide pillars and sleeves or for moving and sliding components within the mould, carbon-based, physical vapour deposition (PVD) coatings can be applied to prevent galling and wear. “When you apply carbon-based coating to these types of components, you can extend service life, enable longer runs between repairs and increase performance,” said Vermland. Carbonbased coatings like Balinit C, Balinit Triton or Balinit Dylyn from Oerlikon Balzers, are thin (approximately 2-3μm) and provide extremely hard layers to the surface of components and cavities. The most critical advantage of PVD coatings is their ability to increase wear resistance over uncoated steel. In fact, all PVD coatings are harder than the steel

onto which they are being applied. This hardness and wear resistance is particularly effective against high-filled glass resins and corrosive gasses emitted by polymers, such as PVC. Another reason injection moulders employ carbon-based coatings is because of their lubricity, which provides sliding wear resistance for slide-type components like ejector pins, subsequently protecting them against seizure and corrosion. This lubricity also facilitates the plastic flow, allowing for faster mould filling without the use of internal lubricants and release agents. Because the plastic meets less resistance during injection, less pressure is required. The result is a higher quality end product. Moreover, by coating sliding parts with carbon-based coatings, the need to apply grease is eliminated. Subsequently, only minimal cleaning is necessary, resulting in a significant reduction in production downtime. “You cannot eliminate maintenance altogether but you can lower the frequency that you have to stop and clean,” explained Vermland. “That means you can run for a longer time and when you do have to stop, you don’t have to replace parts because they are still in good condition due to the very hard coating.” For optimal results, Vermland suggests that customers decide on the coatings for a specific application before choosing the type of steel. He believes customers often base coating choices on the steel and heat treatment when it should be the other way around: “The proper coating should be determined while designing the mould,” says Vermland. “Once this is done, the ideal coating can be applied in the suitable areas to improve the performance, extend the mould’s life and, subsequently, reduce maintenance, downtime and cost of ownership.” n

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Graffiti can cause immense damage, as removing the aggressive spray paints is costly, damages the fabric of the building and can cause the property to drop in value. Here, experts from Wacker introduce its highly effective anti-graffiti product that permanently protects surfaces with a thin film of silicone and allows graffiti and stickers to be readily washed off with just cold water

Protecting against graffiti WALLS AS CANVAS: 5000 YEARS OF GRAFFITI The first known graffiti was inscribed on statues and tombs in ancient Egypt and can be dated back to 2707BC. Ever since, graffiti has provided insights into the lives of people during different epochs. In Pompeii, Italy, archaeologists discovered more than 5000 greetings, sayings and drawings inscribed on the walls. The Mayan civilisation was not averse to graffiti either, as findings dating to around 100BC testify. In 1915, the future Chinese leader Mao Zedong scribbled 4000 characters in the toilets of his university in Changsha, criticising his teachers and society. This makes him the world-record holder for graffiti with the most number of characters. The longest piece of graffiti in the world is in Dubai. It is 2245.4m and depicts the history of the country.


raffiti is a common problem all over the world. “In porous masonry, the paint can penetrate down to a depth of about one millimetre,” said Prof Helmut Weber, founder of the Competence Center for Building Protection and Renovation in Ebersberg near Munich, Germany. A great deal of water, special chemicals and a high-pressure cleaner are needed to remove the graffiti. Even so, the outlines of the inscriptions can often still be seen afterwards. The only remedy in such cases is to resort to sandblasting. “But that, of course, strips away the building fabric,” said Weber. “If you do that after every graffiti attack, the building itself will eventually suffer.” Year after year, graffiti and wild posters inflict huge damage on public buildings, bridges, underpasses and house walls. They are not only time-consuming and expensive to eliminate, they lower the value of these structures, too. In the USA, the Department of Justice puts the annual cost at some US$12bn. The cost of removing graffiti and posters in Germany alone is believed to amount to more than €500M. Marianne Kreuzpointner, a marketing expert in construction chemicals at Wacker’s production site in Burghausen, Germany, explained: “We’re receiving more and more requests from customers about whether we supply products that offer permanent surface protection and enable graffiti to be removed for a low cost.” One such Wacker product is already available in the USA. Applications engineer Dr Hartmut Ackermann and his research colleagues have

taken this pioneering technology and enhanced it further. “Like most anti-graffiti systems, our new product forms a continuous film on the substrate, where it acts as a barrier between the substrate and the spray paint,” said Ackermann. “The graffiti is unable to develop permanent adhesion to the silicone and so can be removed with cold water and a cloth or a high-pressure cleaner,” explains the chemist. Tests in the Upper Bavarian town of Burghausen prove just how well the product works. An underpass there for cyclists was treated with the new anti-graffiti coating. When the 20m2 test area was subsequently targeted by graffiti artists and then cleaned, all that was needed to clean the wall was a high-pressure cleaner and cold water. Previously, the council had had to use sandblasters to clean the defaced concrete walls because the paint penetrated so deeply into them. The frequent cleaning was also exacting a heavy toll on the structural fabric.

nnFINDING THE RIGHT COMPOSITION For users of anti-graffiti agents, it is particularly important that the products are not harmful to health and that they contain no hazardous substances, if possible. That is exactly what makes Wacker’s new product so special: “We worked for a long time to find the right composition. The formulation that we have now developed provides optimum adhesion to the mineral substrate and is also designed to allow graffiti to be removed easily and cleanly without

Once applied to a surface (left), subsequent graffiti can then be removed by using just cold water (right)

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PROTECTIVE firm enough to be cleaned. “A commercially available high-pressure cleaner can then be used to remove graffiti without any problems,” said Ackermann. “You don’t generally need to resort to any special chemicals. In fact, the protective coating is so dirt resistant that you basically only need a sponge and cold water to remove all traces from the surface.” Even stickers and posters cannot find a hold on the antigraffiti coating and in most cases, they can easily be pulled off by hand.


residues,” explained Ackermann. The researchers addressed the safety aspect by basing the product’s adhesion promoter and crosslinker on harmless silanes – not on an oxime and tin crosslinker. The active-agent concentrate has the consistency of honey and should be diluted with a solvent before use. “Manufacturers of building protection agents can also add pigments to make coloured coatings,” said Kreuzpointner. The active-agent content, viscosity and colour are infinitely adjustable. Applying the anti-graffiti coating is also simple: brush, roller or spray will do. The protective film makes the colours of the substrate appear more intense and adds a hint of gloss to the surface. The anti-graffiti coating bonds especially well to concrete, brick, plaster, marble and limestone. If a special primer is used, it can even protect glass and metal. In the presence of atmospheric moisture, the thin film cures from the outside in. The silicone molecules anchor themselves in the masonry by forming covalent bonds with some of the mineral components. They furthermore crosslink with each other to form a stable but elastic protective layer. “The protective film is about 0.2mm thick and can be stretched by up to 160% before it tears. This allows cracks and irregularities to be bridged effectively, while the substrate is protected from damage by the paint,” explained building protection expert Ackermann. The extensibility of the silicone is also important for another reason: building materials are always under tension. They expand during the day as the wall warms up and contract at night when it gets cold. This is a constant challenge for the protective coating. Another is posed by heat and UV light. The silicone must remain transparent even under a scorching sun and must not turn yellow or embrittle. Under normal conditions, the protective coating cures to a tack-free surface in two to four hours. After six hours, it is already

Tests at Wacker show that the anti-graffiti film is still as good as new even after having been cleaned 20 times. Graffiti adheres so poorly to the silicone film because of the particularly low surface tension of the silicone. Surface tension is the force that enables some insects to walk on water and is also why water forms droplets. Spray paints have a much higher surface tension than the silicone coating and so have difficulty holding on. “A reliable anti-graffiti effect can be obtained with 200–250g of our silicone product per square metre,” explained Kreuzpointner. “The coating is permeable to water vapour and therefore, is much more breathable than its polyurethane-based counterparts, which are used as permanent anti-graffiti protection as well,” said the Wacker expert. For building expert Weber, that is the salient point: “Moisture transport must not be hindered, especially in the case of coarse-pored building materials, such as sandstone, because otherwise the growth of microorganisms would be promoted or parts of the surface could spall.” A chemist and former Wacker employee, the independent technical assessor has been developing building maintenance concepts for many years. “Graffiti prevention is becoming more and more important, especially for natural stone. These surfaces are very delicate when left untreated, and suffer massively when subjected to frequent cleaning,” said Weber. “Proper protective measures can ensure that the value of buildings is enhanced over the long term. That’s why we are increasingly incorporating anti-graffiti protection into our concepts.” “The need for effective anti-graffiti protection is increasing,” explained Kreuzpointner. According to a US study from 2015, the global market for dirtresistant coatings is worth US$2.3bn. Experts forecast annual growth of around 6.6% through to 2026, when the market will be worth US$4.6bn. “All major paint makers are currently trying to get to grips with the graffiti problem,” said

AN OVERVIEW OF KEY ANTIGRAFFITI TECHNOLOGIES In anti-graffiti protection, a distinction is drawn between temporary, permanent and semi-permanent coatings.

Temporary systems Temporary systems are made of waxes or biopolymers. The protective film is invisible and can be used on listed buildings. A further advantage is that the systems are breathable. This means that moisture can evaporate from the building fabric. However, by their nature, such films do not provide lasting protection, as they have to be removed and completely replaced every time they are cleaned. Even in the absence of graffiti attacks, these coatings will only last a few years.

Semi-permanent systems In semi-permanent systems, only one component of the film is lost during cleaning. The substrate has to be treated again every time graffiti is removed and at intervals of three to five years. The advantage of semi-permanent coatings is that they are barely visible and permeable to water vapour. These products often consist of blends of organic waxes and fluoroalkyl silanes.

Permanent systems The major advantage of permanent anti-graffiti systems is that they remain intact when the graffiti is removed and can last many years without losing their ability to protect the surface. The downside, however, is that they alter the appearance of the substrate. In addition, many products seal the surface and thus, prevent the natural passage of moisture. The protective film detaches in some places as a result, potentially causing blisters to form or the paint to flake off. Moisture damage to the building fabric is also possible. This is not the case with Wacker’s new anti-graffiti system. It contains water-vapour-permeable silicones. These virtually eradicate such undesirable side effects.

Kreuzpointner. “That’s why our customers are so interested in our technology.” n


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Yvonne Teh, Teknos Treffert, discusses the company’s primer solutions for helping inks adhere to wood surfaces

Revolutionising digital print on wood


oloured, unique and artistic reproductions of photographs have a profound impact on our lives. They transform our environment, shape our mood and give people the opportunity to express their individuality. In recent years, the trend towards digitally printed surfaces has grown rapidly, especially in floors, furniture and wall panelling products. The advantage of digitally printed surfaces compared to the conventionally used decorative paper is flexibility and planning reliability. Digital printing offers opportunities for high-speed, highdefinition imaging onto a variety of substrates, including but not limited to solid wood, plywood and panel products. It is safe and scalable, making it easy to have one master image on different size boards. “For keeping up with the constantly changing world, latest trends and designs demanded by consumers, as well as for manufacturers who are trying to reduce inventory, digital printing allows for small production volumes up to lot sizes to be economically produced. Further, it allows for changing decorative patterns and colours online, without any production interruption or wasting production time during cleaning and set up. Another feature of these finishing systems is that large production runs, mass customisation and custom runs can all be performed with ease. Therefore, this technology is becoming a growing popularity in the woodworking industry,” said Zakaria Mustafa, Technical Director of Teknos Treffert Malaysia.

Digitally printed marble effect on wood

nnHIGH QUALITY PRINTING When printing the desired image on wood, the objective is to ensure that the wood print comes out to a very high standard and can last forever, hence protecting and prolonging the high quality, high resolution of the output. Quality of the substrate is one of the biggest challenges in the South East Asia region. Transforming a poor quality wood – eg uneven surface, soft with big open pores and cracks – into a piece of art with quality finishing is never an easy task. Not all substrates are suitable to run through a digital printer; most substrates must be specially coated before the ink can adhere properly. Curing and surface tension have a huge influence on the quality of the surface and inks react very sensitively on the primer/sealer, so balancing the two has to be done very carefully. Teknos Treffert’s unique application offers powerful primer solutions that guarantee perfect adhesion both to the respective substrate and the applied printing ink, ie printing the desired image directly onto the waterborne or 100% solid UV precoated panel surface or onto the bare substrate. On top of the digital print, a layer of 100% solid UV curable clear coating protects the print but also determines the visual appearance and functional or mechanical performance. This unique application solution offers high opacity with low grammage, which guarantees perfect adhesion both to the respective substrate and to the applied printing ink. There is no limit to the imagination in terms of appearance from

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WOOD the surface either on single or multi pass (Table 1).


The build-up coating systems recommended by Teknos Treffert Malaysia

Table 1 Single pass

Multi pass

• Print heads in line • One pass finish • Maintenance very intensive • Reliable quality of image • Fast • Acquisition costs higher than multipass printer • Not very ‘failure forgiving’, because the image has to be perfect after one pass

• Print heads offset/parallel • Multi passes to build the image • Maintenance intensive • Reliable image as long as the board is aligned • Slow in comparison to single pass • Acquisition costs lower than single pass printer • Higher quality reachable • ‘Failure forgiving’, because there are more passes to cover mistakes

Managing colour is a constant issue when it comes to digital printing. It is important to maintain a consistent operating environment because a digital printer works best with a constant temperature of about 21C and a humidity range of 40-50%. If you stray too far from these settings, there will be colour problems. Further, extremely well trained and experienced operators are required not just to handle the digital printer but also the software and programming due to rigorous maintenance requirement. Hence, a strong IT database literacy is essential in carrying such tasks. Companies that are considering adding digital printing to their current production process should review the available options, including partners for coatings to protect and preserve graphic appearance. In conclusion, digital printing can revolutionise the woodworking industry, thus creating new business opportunities by offering more exciting and innovative products. n

low-matte to high-gloss and performance, such as abrasion, scratch resistance or anti-fingerprint.



• Shorter line • Harder finish • High water/steam resistance • Cross linking of all coating layers • Lower waste production


• Lower energy cost of steam is available • Lower coating cost/sqm Other challenges that manufacturers must take into consideration will be:


Digitally printed images are only as good as the original image

Acquisition and maintenance costs are generally high. The speed is slower, with speeds of between 1-50m/min when compared with conventional offset printing, flexo printing or direct printing line. Print heads that apply the ink on

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Nicola Scarpetta, Maflon, introduce the company’s range of fluorochemical additives for coatings

Innovative fluorochemistry solutions


luorochemicals as additives and protective products are high performance merchandise; this is due to their intrinsic nature and the properties related to fluorine. At Maflon, as producers of these specialities, we are constantly looking for cutting-edge solutions that enable our customers to obtain high-performance products following the strictest European and global regulations (NICNAS, REACH, etc). Thanks to its different solutions of perfluorinated complexes, Maflon is now present in more than 52 countries with the following solutions in the fields of coatings and construction.

nnFLUOROSURFACTANTS Maflon’s range of Hexafor surfactants offers highly efficient products based on a short perfluorinated chain (C6). They are mainly designed to provide rapid spreading and high wetting performance for water- or solventbased paints and enamel. The use of Hexafor surfactants allows the development of formulations with an increase in properties, such as levelling, wetting and reduction of surface tension. They are also able to solve problems, such as pin holes and orange peels, providing protection and facilitating dirt pick-up properties.

nnFLUOROPOLYMERS The Hexafor fluoropolymer series produced by Maflon can be diluted to create a nonfilming protective barrier able to repel water and oil. These sealants are able to penetrate natural stone and porous complexes and are also able to resist stains without changing the

natural appearance of surfaces. All the Hexafor fluoropolymers are PFOS and PFOA free. The main properties of the fluoropolymers are longlasting treatment, polymers designed for waterbased or solvent-based systems, an exceptional repellency for oil and water and an increase in the ease of cleaning surfaces. We therefore have solutions suitable for any type of surface, from cement to glass, from marble to natural stone.

nnPTFE MICROPOWDER The Lineplus PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) Maflon series is an accurate selection of white micro-powder of virgin PTFE. They are typically added in small percentages to other solid or liquid materials to increase lubrication and abrasion resistance. They have a low molecular weight and small granulometries (from 2 to 20μm) different from PTFE for moulding and extrusion. Even in small quantities, they can bring the main characteristics of PTFE to different vector paints. Among the most important properties are the reduction of the friction coefficient, increased protection against chemical agents and thermal stability. Much appreciated and used as a texturing agent in powder coating, it is added to the mixture and, once applied with different granulometries, provides technical improvements, such as resistance to chemical agents and resistance to high temperatures, also decreasing the friction coefficient. n Author:
Michela Zerbini,
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Prevention as cure Oscar Wezenbeek discusses AkzoNobel’s new partnership to develop UV-LED marine fouling prevention technology


s previously reported in April’s edition of APCJ, AkzoNobel has partnered with Royal Philips to develop a fouling prevention technology that uses ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UV-LED). The innovation will integrate UV-LEDs in a protective coating scheme, which will allow the UV light to be emitted from the coating surface. This will prevent biofouling accumulation on the surface of the protected area and could revolutionise the marine coatings market. APCJ spoke to Oscar Wezenbeek, Managing Director of Marine, Protective and Yacht at AkzoNobel, to find out more. Has ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV-LED) technology been used for this purpose in coatings before, or is this a totally new concept? This will be the first time UV-LED technology has been used in coatings for marine fouling prevention. However, UV technology is used in other areas for biological sterilisation, including water treatment in marine ballast tanks. How did the idea to approach the problem with UV-LED technology come about? The original concept patent was filed by Royal Philips IP&S (Intellectual Property & Standards) in 2013. AkzoNobel became aware of the concept soon after the patent filing and immediately saw the potential of this technology, which complements our position as leaders in innovative and sustainable solutions.

The first results demonstrate proof of concept (total fouling prevention), whereby test panels have been shown to remain completely free of any accumulated fouling growth.

As a result, we quickly engaged in technical discussions; the results of which have led to this collaborative joint development.

Is the intention and belief that the technology will prevent 100% of marine fouling on all surfaces it is applied to? In that case, hypothetically, is AkzoNobel on the brink of curing all marine fouling caused on ships? Yes, the approach is based on the use of ultraviolet (UV) light, which is known to have a sterilising effect on biological organisms. This technology concept integrates UV light emitting diodes in a protective coating scheme in such a way that it allows for the UV light to be emitted from the coating surface, providing the total prevention of biofouling accumulation on the surface of the protected area. The system is completely free of biocides, uses low intensity LEDs and exposes only those fouling organisms in very close proximity to the surface to a harmful dose of UV light. The first results demonstrate proof of concept (total fouling prevention), whereby test panels have been shown to remain completely free of any accumulated fouling growth. In lab bioassays, testing has been performed along with field panel testing in a range of environments including tropical waters, such as Singapore, that are well known for their severe fouling challenge. Testing is now progressing to boat and ship patch trials. When are you expecting the coating solution to be ready for testing and for sale? We are currently in the development phase and tests are already being carried out. It is expected that the first-generation

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COMPANY INTERVIEW commercial product will be introduced to the deep sea Marine market in 2023. What are the advantages of the new innovation? It provides complete fouling prevention to ship and boat hulls and is fully biocidefree, providing full fouling control to ship and vessel owners. The total control of biofouling delivers substantial economic and environmental benefits and represents a step change improvement in fouling control performance vs current state of the art technology. This innovation, we believe, represents the ultimate in fouling control, something that has been sought after ever since mankind first took to the sea. What kind of coating is used? The technology is based upon a flexible, waterproof and optically transparent silicone laminate tile, which can be applied over existing anticorrosive primer schemes. Can this innovation be used in the shipping industry for tankers? Yes. It is expected that all ships, yachts and off-shore assets will be able to utilise and benefit from this technology. How big is the impact of fouling on the shipping industry? The scale of the problem is clear from the size of the global trading fleet – 58,000 vessels at the end of 2016 [Department for Transport 2017] – and the significant fuel consumption of a single vessel, eg 100t

(metric tonnes) of bunker fuel per day for a very large crude carrier. Metrics for the period 2007-2012 suggest that the average annual fuel consumption for all shipping ranged between approximately 247M and 325Mt of fuel, with the associated average annual emission of carbon dioxide between 739 and 1135Mt [Third IMO GHG Study 2014]. The benefits of minimising hull roughness through the application and use of effective hull fouling control solutions are therefore obvious: namely, reduced costs and emissions. What are the effects of using LED lights on marine life? The technology is biocide free, meaning no release of bioactive chemical substances to the environment. Furthermore, the transmission of UV light transmission of UV light into the surrounding waters is limited to a few centimetres from the surface, resulting in the fouling inhibition area being restricted to the coating boundary layer only. How are the LED panels powered on board of a ship? As a consequence of the minimal power requirements of the low intensity LEDs (equivalent to the power demand of about five domestic boilers for tiles applied to a typical containership), it is expected that renewable energy, such as solar or wind, would be sufficient to power the system. However, it is expected that the first generation commercial systems will

connect directly to the existing onboard energy supply system. Energy consumption will be about 1W/ m2 but may become less as technology improves. Dependent on ship operational profile, the energy requirements can be reduced as the system will not require constant powering. Is this a better solution than the already existing Intersleek solutions? Whilst Intersleek technology provides the best non-bioicdal solution to fouling control on the market, this technology affords a step change in vessel performance beyond any currently available solution. How much will this cost? The cost of implementation and maintenance is expected to be in line with those associated with current state of the art high performing fouling control solutions. The low power consumption of the LEDs relative to the energy produced by a ships main engine and generators means that the operational costs of the system will be minor. What is the lifetime of the LEDs? The lifetime of the LEDs is currently 35K hours but is expected to extend well beyond this as the technology is developed. This lifetime expectation means that any marine vessel can be protected throughout a full docking cycle as a minimum. n Website:

US Navy backs ‘omniphobic’ coatings research


he US Navy is backing University of Michigan research on an ‘omniphobic’ coating that can repel virtually any liquid including water, oil, alcohol and even peanut butter. Ships could, theoretically, glide through the water without nearly as much friction as ordinary vessels, consuming less fuel and traveling for longer. This chemical coating is clear, durable, can be applied to numerous surfaces and sheds just about any liquid, including peanut butter.

nnFINDING THE RIGHT MIX To engineer their innovative coating, Dr Anish Tuteja, an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan and his research team studied vast computer databases of

known chemical substances. They then entered complex mathematical equations, based on each substance’s molecular properties, to predict how any two would behave when blended. After analysing 100s of combinations, researchers found the right mix. The rubber-like combination can be sprayed, brushed, dipped or spin-coated onto numerous surfaces, and it binds tightly. The coating also can withstand scratching, denting and other hazards of daily use. And the way the molecules separate makes the coating optically clear. “Researchers may take a very durable polymer matrix and a very repellent filler and mix them,” said Tuteja. “But this doesn’t necessarily yield a durable, repellent coating. Different polymers and fillers have different miscibilities [the ability of two substances to

mix together]. Simply combining the most durable individual constituents doesn’t yield the most durable composite coating.” “A significant percentage of a ship’s fuel consumption [up to 80% at lower speeds and 40-50% at higher speeds] goes toward maintaining its speed and overcoming friction drag,” said Dr Ki-Han Kim, a Program Officer in ONR’s Sea Warfare and Weapons Department. “If we could find a way to drastically reduce friction drag, vessels would consume less fuel or battery power, and enjoy a greater range of operations.” The university hopes to have the coating ready for small-scale military and civilian purposes within two years. The coating could also protect above-water components, such as radar units and sensors against the weather.

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Exhibition Catalogue

Asia Pacific Coatings Show 2018 When: September 13-14 Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia


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Exhibition Catalogue

ASIA PACIFIC COATINGS SHOW 2018 Hall 4-5, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 13-14, 2018 Day 1, 10:00-18:00, Day 2: 10:00-16:00


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elcome to all our friends from the global coatings industry to the Asia Pacific Coatings Show 2018 (APCS). APCS is the leading coatings event in South East Asia and the Pacific Region for raw materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers for the coatings industry, and we are pleased to once again be hosting the event in the city of Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s coating industry is thriving, with home paint sales reaching US$173M in 2016, recording a 4.3% yr-on-yr gain. Sales continued to grow in 2017 at 6.4% to reach US$184.1M, according to Euromonitor data. Much of this growth was driven by the decorative sector, which continued to surge from US$143.7M in 2016 to US$153.2M in 2017, a healthy growth rate of 6.6%. We aim to make APCS as productive as possible for you, and to that extent we have endeavoured, as always, to bring an international selection of exhibitors to the show and have organised a comprehensive programme of presentations that will be held in our Business Solutions Hub, as well as the APCS Conference. If you have not already purchased a ticket for the conference then head to the website: www. to view this year’s speakers and to reserve your place. Our free to attend Business Solutions Hub will be located in the exhibition hall and will host presentations from suppliers to the coatings industry. Topics will cover a range of informative

and practical subjects on how to enhance and prolong the quality and performance of coatings. This year we have also introduced the Asia Speciality Chemicals Show, a natural extension to the coatings industry for many of our exhibitors and visitors alike. Co-located with APCS, we hope it gives you even more opportunities to target new business opportunities and expand your reach within the coatings and speciality chemicals industries. We wish you all a successful conference and show. Ian Faux, Vice President, Coatings Group, dmg events

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Conference Programme

APCS 2018 Conference Coatings for the Future September 13-14, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center Conference opening times: Day 1, 14:00 – 16:30 Day 1: Thursday, September 13 13:00 Registration opens / Refreshments 13.45 Welcome and Introduction Dr Marcel Piens, Coatings Research Institute 14:00 – 14:30 Organic coatings to combat corrosion Emani Jnana Dev Dev Industrial Coatings According to a NACE International Report, the losses due to corrosion of steel structures, buildings and infrastructure projects is US$2.5trn globally, which is equivalent to more than 3.4% of the world’s GDP. One of the most cost effective methods to combat corrosion is the use of organic coatings. This talk will cover the basics of corrosion and the different organic coatings for various substrates, to protect, prevent corrosion and to enhance the lifetime of the assets. Steel structures require coatings, such as epoxy, polyurethane, poly-aspartic, poly urea, as well as rubber-based, waterborne coatings. A corrosion management strategy has to be worked out to enhance the lifetime of the structure. In most cases, prevention is better – and cheaper – than cure. 14:30 – 15:00 Epoxy resins and coatings, market and trend Kishi Akihiro IHS Global K K (IHS Markit) Epoxy resins have highly desirable properties, such as excellent mechanical and chemical strength. They also have moisture and corrosion resistance, as well as thermal, adhesive and electrical properties. The traditional route is to use epichlorohydrin (ECH) from propylene feedstocks, while ECH from glycerin has been used in the past decade. The leading market for epoxies is coatings, which accounts for 45% of consumption. Other large markets are electrical/electronics, adhesives, construction, and composites. Epoxy coatings are widely used in industrial finishes. Epoxies provide superior adhesion, flexibility and corrosion resistance when applied to metallic substrates. High performance anticorrosion coatings (such as marine, heavy duty protective/ maintenance and dry container coatings,

which accounts for 35% of application), is currently solventborne but will continue to shift to waterborne coatings in areas subjected to environmental concerns. A recent concern is raw material price increase, especially ECH. This was caused by the environmental inspections to ECH plants in China. 15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break 15:30 – 16:00 High performance corrosion resistant coatings using graphene Prof A S Khanna IIT Bombay Graphene has been found to be a wonder material with extensive applications in several areas. The latest application to be explored is the use of a thin graphene layer on metals, which can enhance the corrosion resistance tremendously. This coating has several industrial applications, such as the pre-treatment of auto steel body, which at present is done using electro-deposition. This is not only costly; it can vary the coating thickness by a slight variation of current. In aluminium coil coatings, the chromatisation step can be replaced by this pre-treated graphene layer and thus, prevent toxic Cr(VI) in the waste. Another important application of graphene is to make an epoxy-graphene composite coating that not only has very high corrosion resistance: about 25 times more than epoxy-zinc rich and five times higher than the inorganic zinc rich coatings. Hence, graphene can act as a strong substitute for zinc. Detailed results based on the performance of these coatings along with their characterisation will be presented. 16:00 – 16:30 Eliminating lead paints in Asia Hatijah Hashim Consumers Association of Penang (CAP)/IPEN Lead in paint is a serious source of childhood lead exposure. Even small amounts can irreversibly damage a child’s neurological development, causing learning difficulties and behavioural problems. Leaded paints continue to be manufactured and sold in developing countries, despite bans

Day 2, 10.00 – 15.30 instituted in industrialised countries more than 40 years ago. A study on the economic impact of childhood lead exposure in lowand middle-income countries estimated a total cumulative cost burden of US$977bn per year, including US$699.9bn of economic loss in Asia or 1.88% of Asia’s GDP. Since 2012, IPEN conducted analytical studies in 13 countries in Central, East, South and South East Asia showing that lead paints for consumer use were widely available. These studies generated on-going media interest in lead paint elimination and led to growing public awareness. In response, paint brands with a majority market share eliminated lead from their consumer paints and regulatory controls were enacted in India, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand. In Malaysia, there is currently no lead paint regulation in place. The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and the Malaysian Paint Manufacturers Association (MPMA) are advocating the promulgation of laws on lead paints and call on the authorities to act. Day 2: Friday, September 14 10:00 - 10:30 Bio-based architectural wall paint Dr Nurudin Budiman Connell Bros Recently, the trend for bio-based products has received a lot of interest from many paint companies in South East Asia, due to the need for differentiation in the crowded retail market, which requires more than just ‘green products’. In this paper Dr Nurudin Budiman will discuss how to make a bio-based latex paint for durable interior and exterior wall coatings – a paint that is made of sugar, starch, vegetable oil and waste material. The identification of bio-based content in the paint will also be discussed, including a paint performance test against commercial products made from fossil ingredients. 10:30 – 11:00 Waterborne PVDF coating technology to address environmental requirements Wenda Chen Arkema

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Conference Programme BOOK TODAY FOR THE APCS 2018 CONFERENCE Due to increasing environmental regulation requirements, waterborne PVDF coating is gaining in popularity compared to solventbased solutions. The main advantages include: highly durable coatings can be applied because of lower temperature baking; stringent VOC requirements can be satisfied; no fluorosurfactants or alkylphenol ethoxylate (APEO) surfacants are used; it formulates and applies like acrylic latex. This technology is suitable for several applications, such as concrete walls and asphalt ties coating, leather coating, PVC, EPDM & TOP coating. Detailed homologation examples will be presented to demonstrate the benefits of a waterborne PVDF solution. 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break 11:30 – 12:00 Application of cellulose ether in mortar Byung Joo Lee Shanghai Fine Chemical Industry Co Ltd The presentation will introduce the CE (cellulose ether) and the application of cellulose ether in dry-mixed mortar. 12:00 – 12:30 Advanced multi-functional additives wetting and dispersing Pairat Pipattanaboon, Avneesh Kabra Troy Corporation The importance of wetting and dispersing additives is generally not recognised until it is too late. Many defects in the surface coating are attributable to inadequate pigment grinding and, thus, to the incorrect choice of additive. In addition to the poor development of colour strength, the following typical defects can occur: changes in shade; flocculation; floating; Bernard cells; rub-out; loss of gloss; settling, etc. Troy has developed highly effective dispersing, wetting and grinding aids for a wide range of organic pigments, including carbon black and others. The products are liquid, 100% active pigment wetting and dispersing additives for aqueous systems. 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch 14:00 – 14:30 Coalescent solution in waterborne industrial coatings Raymond Phoon Dow Chemical As the main trend in industrial coatings, waterborne has been identified by some sub-segments as the eco-friendly paint solution to replace conventional solventborne coatings. Coalescent is one of the key additives to help the filming in

water-based systems. Dow Chemical has plenty of studies and success on this topic to share and support the waterborne trend. 14:30 – 15:00 Water-based PVDF coatings technology with similar weathering performance to solvent-based coating resin Christianto Renata Arkema Solvent-based Kynar500 PVDF coating technology has been present in the market for more than 50 years with exceptional coating performance, especially for weather durability and chemical resistance. However, the solvent-based Kynar500 coatings are facing more challenges in the market due to increasing government regulations in several countries on VOC emission. The high-baking temperature of solvent-based coatings also limits the application methods and substrates on which the paint can be applied to. From 2008, Arkema has developed Kynar Aquatec PVDF resins for high weathering waterborne coating applications that can be baked at low temperatures or applied on to various substrates, such as concrete, plastic, metals and many others. Waterborne coating using Kynar Aquatec PVDF has met various architectural standards, such as AAMA 2605. Ten-year outdoor exposure test results have demonstrated similar weathering performance to solvent-based Kynar500 PVDF coating technology, especially on colour retention and resistance to dirt pick-up and fungal growth. 15:00 – 15:30 Stay safe with Statsafe Daisy A De La Cruz H J Unkel Anywhere there is movement of solvent, there is the possibility of static electricity being generated. So, wherever solvents are pumped, stirred or blended, or during crystallisation or dissolving, a static charge can be formed. Grounding and bonding may not be enough if the static charge builds up more quickly than it can be taken away. The Statsafe antistatic additive increases hydrocarbon conductivity and reduces electrostatic hazards in a variety of applications. It can be implemented to improve conductivity in a variety of solventbased industrial applications, such as bulk handling of low conductive solvents (paints, coatings, lacquers) as an aid to reduce the risk of static discharge and fire. The increase in conductivity allows any static generated in the liquid to be dissipated to the tank and down to earth. Conference programme is subject to change

How to book: 1. Log on to 2. Complete the registration form 3. Print your confirmation email and bring it with you to the Conference on September 13 to collect your badge. If you have problems booking online please email kieranproverbs@ for a pdf of the booking form. Take advantage of the booking discount – Save £80/person by booking in advance Advanced booking delegate fee: £200 Deadline August 28, 2018 Discounted group delegate fee (three for the price of two): £400 Exhibitor delegate fee: £180 Full/onsite registration fee: £280 Included in the delegate fee: • Password access to the full conference proceedings online • Lunch on the second day and refreshments throughout • Invitation to the Evening Gala Reception on September 13, 2018 • Free entry to the exhibition For further information on the conference or the show, please visit: Conference Opening Times Thursday, September 14, 00:00 –16:30 Registration: 13:00 – 13:45 Friday, September 14, 10:00 – 15:30 The Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Center Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +60 3 2333 2888 Accommodation: As a visitor to the APCS 2018 Conference the official choice of hotel is the Mandarin Oriental. The Coatings Group has organised preferential rates for exhibitors and visitors at the Mandarin Oriental. To book your accommodation and gain the preferential show rates, please visit and complete the booking form. Conference Language: English Enquiries: For all conference enquiries please contact: Kieran Proverbs Tel: +44 (0)1737 855143

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Exhibition Catalogue

ASIA PACIFIC COATINGS SHOW 2018 This event is organised by the Coatings Group, dmg :: events, publisher of the leading publications in the coatings industry: Asia Pacific Coatings Journal (APCJ) and Polymers Paint Colour Journal (PPCJ) EXHIBITION OPENING TIMES: Thursday, September 13, 2018  10:00 – 18:00 Friday, September 14, 2018  10:00 – 16:00

EXHIBITORS COMPANYSTAND ACORRPHEN COATINGS.....................................................E03 ANHUI ANNADA................................................................... E10 ANHUI GOLD STAR TITANIUM DIOXIDE (GROUP) CO LTD.. F07 ANHUI HENGYUAN CHEMICAL CO LTD............................. H05 ANHUI HERRMAN IMPEX CO LTD....................................... H11 ANHUI LIXING CHEMICAL CO LTD.......................................H10 ANHUI SHENJIAN NEW MATERIALS CO LTD..................... H03 ANHUI SUNRISE................................................................... L08 ANHUI XINYUAN CHEMICAL CO LTD................................. H05 ANQING HONGYU CHEMICAL CO LTD...............................K01 ANQING ZHONGCHUANG (LECITHIN) ENG. CO LTD..........C10 BASIL COMMODITIES PVT LTD.........................................B01A BEVS INDUSTRIAL (GUANGZHOU) CO LTD........................ H06 BIUGED LABORATORY INSTRUMENTS (GUANGZHOU).... M01 BUHLER MALAYSIA SDN BHD............................................ G03 BUSINESS SOLUTIONS HUB.............................................. M08 CARDIFF TRADING ............................................................. C09 CCPIT.................................................................................. Q07 CHEMWEB CHEMICALS SDN BHD.................................... M07 CHONGQING PENGKAI FINE CHEMICALS CO LTD............K06 COATINGS GROUP............................................................. N04 COROB S.P.A.......................................................................D02 CRENOVO INTERNATIONAL CO LTD...................................B01 DAE YANG P&T.....................................................................Q12 DE VREE & CO NV................................................................ D11 DEQING YINLONG INDUSTRIAL CO LTD..............................L13 DONGMING CHANG SHENG YUAN TECHNOLOGY............ L03 DURA CO LTD......................................................................E08 DYNACOLOR (ASIA PACIFIC) SDN BHD...............................D01 DYNAMECH INDUSTRIES (M) SDN BHD..............................D01 ECOD SPECIALTIES (WUHAN) CO LTD.................................L12 EL-MOHANDES COMPANY..................................................K05 EUCHEMY............................................................................N01 FOSHAN ZONTAI TITANIUM DIOXIDE LIMITED....................A04 FP PIGMENTS.......................................................................E03 FUSHUN HUAXING PETROLEUM CHEMICAL CO LTD....... N03 GREEN BIRD INTERNATIONAL TRADE CO LTD.................. K14 GUANGDONG BOSSIN NOVEL MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY.... F05 GUANGDONG KOMO CO LTD.............................................H12 GUANGZHOU CHEMICALS IMPORT & EXPORT CO LTD.....L10 H.J. UNKEL (M) SDN BHD.................................................... J08 HANGZHOU DERY CHEMICAL CO LTD............................... A01 HANGZHOU FORWARD........................................................F13 HANGZHOU HONGYAN PIGMENT CHEMICAL CO LTD....... C11 HANGZHOU SYNOX PIGMENTS CO LTD............................. J01 HEBEI MILSON TITANIUM DIOXIDE CO LTD........................P06 HEBEI YOUYI PIGMENT MANUFACTURING CO LTD........... H14

HENGHE MATERIALS & SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CO LTD. J03 HOFFMANN MINERAL GMBH.............................................. E01 HUANGSHAN ZHENGJIE NEW MATERIALS CO LTD........ G01A HUBEI GREENHOME MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY INC........ K15 HUIZHOU DAYABAY YIKESI NEW MATERIAL TECH .DEV....K02 HUNAN THREE-RING PIGMENTS CO LTD............................J13 IEC PLANT ENGINEERING SDN BHD...................................J10 INNER MONGOLIA SANXIN KAOLIN CO LTD...................... E11 INNER MONGOLIA TIANZHIJIAO KAOLIN CO LTD..............H01 INOUE-NISSEI ENGINEERING PTE LTD.............................. C02 JECO PIGMENTS..................................................................K04 JIANGSU GAXSN CHEMICAL CO LTD.................................D07 JIANGSU HUALUN GALAXY CHEMICAL COMM. HOLDINGS.. D05 JIANGSU NEWLIGHT TECHNOLOGY CO LTD..................... K13 JIANGSU SHENLONG ZINC INDUSTRY CO LTD..................Q10 JIANGSU TIANYIN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO LTD............. C04 JIANGXI LONGHAI................................................................ B13 JINTAI (M) SDN BHD.............................................................D01 KH CHEMICALS................................................................... L01 KUSUMOTO CHEMICALS LTD............................................ H08 LAMBERTI SPA; ITALY......................................................... M07 LEIMIX GROUP (GUANGDONG)/LEIMIX INDIA.....................H07 MALLAK SPECIALITIES PVT LTD.........................................B04 MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC; USA........ M07 NANJING LEADING CHEMICAL CO LTD..............................P03 NANJING TIANSHI NEW MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES ........ L05 NANYANG LINGBAO PEARL PIGMENT CO LTD..................C01 WILHELM NIEMANN GMBH & CO....................................... D06 NINGBO SOUTH SEA CHEMICAL CO LTD........................... K10 PANGANG TITANIUM...........................................................E03 POTTERS ASIA PACIFIC...................................................... N02 PZH PANZHIHUA DONGFANG TITANIUM INDUSTRY.......... J02 QINGDAO EASTSUN........................................................... G04 QINGDAO ECHEMI TECHNOLOGY CO LTD.........................K08 QINGDAO HWALONG CHEMICAL CO LTD......................... D03 QINGHONG NEW MATERIAL CO LTD.................................. B15 RESIN CHEMICALS..............................................................E09 RUNTAI CHEMICAL CO LTD................................................ H02 SAFIC-ALCAN NECARBO (ASIA) SDN BHD.........................E03 SANTINT...............................................................................B03 SCHUTZ (MALAYSIA) SDN BHD...........................................C13 SHANDONG DAWN TITANIUM INDUSTRY CO LTD.............A02 SHANDONG LANDU NEW MATERIAL CO LTD................... G01 SHANDONG LIAOCHENG LUXI NEW MATERIALS.............. M02 SHANDONG XINKE POWDER COATINGS CO LTD.............. K12 SHANGHAI BITONER RESIN CO LTD...................................G11 SHANGHAI DUBAY INDUSTRIAL CO LTD (DUBAYROX)..... G09 SHANGHAI FARFLY ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CO LTD.........C07

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SHANGHAI GETCHEM CO LTD............................................A03 SHANGHAI HUIGUANG FINE CHEMICAL IND...................... J06 SHANGHAI JINDUN INDUSTRIAL CO LTD........................... K11 SHANGHAI MODERN ENVIRONMENT ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY................................................................ G05 SHANGHAI TENGMIN INDUSTRY CO LTD...........................A06 SHANGHAI YIPIN PIGMENTS CO LTD..................................B02 SHANGHAI YUEJIANG TITANIUM CHEMICAL CO LTD........H13 SHENZHENG YEXU............................................................. C03 SICHUAN LIZHOU VANADIUM & TITANIUM CO LTD............ J02 SPRING GREEN CORPORATION......................................... L02 SUNLOUR PIGMENT CO LTD.............................................. Q08 TAIZHOU RUIBAI.................................................................. D09 TIANHONG MINING CO LTD................................................ F03 TIANJIN ZHONGXIN CHEMTECH CO LTD........................... C05

TROY SIAM CO LTD.............................................................R01 TRUST CHEM CO LTD..........................................................G13 WILLY A BACHOFEN AG...................................................... E07 WUHAN YOUJI INDUSTRIES CO LTD................................... B11 WUZHOU OASIS CHEMICALS CO LTD................................ L09 XTRUTECH LTD.................................................................... J04 YANTAI MEICHENG..............................................................B09 YANTAI YUANLI MACHINERY MANUFACTURING CO LTD... L07 YOUNG’S CORPORATION....................................................J12 ZEHNTNER GMBH TESTING INSTRUMENTS......................A05 ZHANGJIAGANG TONGHUI CHEMICAL MACHINERY......... L04 ZHEJIANG CEREAL, OILS & FOODSTUFF I/E CO LTD..........L11 ZHEJIANG HUAYUAN PIGMENT CO LTD.............................G10 ZIBO DEXIN LIANBANG CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO LTD......J11



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Acorrphen Coatings Anhui Herrman Impex Co Ltd Anhui Xinyuan Chemical/Anhui Hengyuan Chemical Anqing Zhongchuang (Lecithin) Eng Co Ltd Chongqing Pengkai Fine Chemicals Co Ltd Ecod Specialties (Wuhan) Co Ltd Fushun Huaxing Petroleum Chemical Co Ltd Hoffmann Mineral GmbH Hwalong Resins & Polymers Inner Mongolia Tianzhijiao Kaolin Co Ltd Jiangsu Evergreen New Material Technology Jiangsu Gaxsn Chemical Co Ltd Jiangxi Province Longhai Chemical Co Ltd Jintai (M) Sdn Bhd Kusumoto Chemicals Ltd Lamberti SpA Mallak Specialties Private Limited Nanjing Tianshi New Material Technologies Ningbo South Sea Chemical Co Ltd PQ/Potters/Sovitec Microspheres Runtai Chemical Co Ltd Safic-Alcan Necarbo (Asia) Sdn Bhd Shanghai Getchem Co Ltd Shanghai Tengmin Industry Co Ltd Tianjin Zhongxin Chemtech Co Ltd Willy A Bachofen AG Wuhan Youji Industries Co Ltd Wuzhou Oasis Chemicals Co Ltd Young’s Corporation Korea Zhejiang Qinghong New Material Co Ltd Zibo Dexin Lianbang Chemical Industry Co Ltd

Hengyuan Chemical Bitoner Resin Biuged Chemweb Ecod Specialties (Wuhan) Co Ltd El-Mohandes for coating & solvents Hangzhou Synox Pigments Co Ltd Henghe Materials & Science Technology Co Ltd Heze Chang Sheng Yuan Technology Co Ltd Hubei Greenhome Materials Technology Inc Hwalong Resins & Polymers Inner Mongolia Tianzhijiao Kaolin Co Ltd Jiangsu Shenlong Zinc Industry Co Ltd Jintai (M) Sdn Bhd KH Chemicals Lamberti SpA Luxi Group Nanjing Tianshi New Material Technologies Qingdao Echemi Technology Co Ltd Runtai Chemical Co Ltd Safic-Alcan Necarbo (Asia) Sdn Bhd Shandong Dawn Titanium Industry Co Ltd Shanghai Getchem Co Ltd Shanghai Huiguang Fine Chemical Industry Shanghai Yuejiang Titanium Chemical Manufacturer Co Ltd Tianjin Zhongxin Chemtech Co Ltd Willy A Bachofen AG Wuhan Youji Industries Co Ltd Wuzhou Oasis Chemicals Co Ltd Young’s Corporation Korea Zibo Dexin Lianbang Chemical Industry Co Ltd COLOUR, TINTING, FILLING


Anhui Xinyuan Chemical/Anhui Hengyuan Chemical Anqing Hongyu Chemical Co Ltd Biuged Chongqing Pengkai Fine Chemicals Co Ltd Guangdong Bossin Novel Materials Technology Co Ltd Henghe Materials & Science Technology Co Ltd Heze Chang Sheng Yuan Technology Co Ltd Hwalong Resins & Polymers Jintai (M) Sdn Bhd PQ/Potters/Sovitec Microspheres Shanghai Getchem Co Ltd Tianjin Zhongxin Chemtech Co Ltd Willy A Bachofen AG Zibo Dexin Lianbang Chemical Industry Co Ltd BIOCIDES

Chemweb Tianjin Zhongxin Chemtech Co Ltd Willy A Bachofen AG CHEMICALS

Anhui Herrman Impex Co Ltd Anhui Xinyuan Chemical/Anhui

Biuged Corob Dubayrox Colors Hangzhou Synox Pigments Co Ltd IEC Plant Engineering Sdn Bhd Inner Mongolia Tianzhijiao Kaolin Co Ltd Safic-Alcan Necarbo (Asia) Sdn Bhd Tianhong Mining Co Ltd Willy A Bachofen AG Zhengzhou Sanhua Technology & Industry CONTAINERS

Biuged Dubayrox Colors DISPERSIONS

Anqing Zhongchuang (Lecithin) Eng Co Ltd Biuged Chemweb Hwalong Resins & Polymers IEC Plant Engineering Sdn Bhd Jiangxi Province Longhai Chemical Co Ltd Jinkun Sili Ceramic Beads Co Ltd Jintai (M) Sdn Bhd PQ/Potters/Sovitec Microspheres Safic-Alcan Necarbo (Asia) Sdn Bhd

Shanghai Getchem Co Ltd Wilhelm Niemann GmbH & Co Willy A Bachofen AG EXTENDERS & FILLERS

Hoffmann Mineral GmbH Hwalong Resins & Polymers PQ/Potters/Sovitec Microspheres Safic-Alcan Necarbo (Asia) Sdn Bhd Shanghai Getchem Co Ltd Willy A Bachofen AG Young’s Corporation Korea GLOSS & COLOUR

BEVS Industrial Co Ltd Biuged Dynacolour (Asia Pacific) Sdn Bhd Inner Mongolia Tianzhijiao Kaolin Co Ltd Jintai (M) Sdn Bhd Safic-Alcan Necarbo (Asia) Sdn Bhd Willy A Bachofen AG Young’s Corporation Korea INKS

Anhui Herrman Impex Co Ltd Anqing Hongyu Chemical Co Ltd Biuged Guangdong Bossin Novel Materials Technology Co Ltd Hangzhou Dery Chemical Co Ltd Henghe Materials & Science Technology Co Ltd Heze Chang Sheng Yuan Technology Co Ltd Hubei Greenhome Materials Technology Inc IEC Plant Engineering Sdn Bhd Jintai (M) Sdn Bhd Shanghai Getchem Co Ltd Spring Green Corporation Tianhong Mining Co Ltd Tianjin Zhongxin Chemtech Co Ltd Willy A Bachofen AG Wuzhou Oasis Chemicals Co Ltd PIGMENTS

Anhui Herrman Impex Co Ltd Anqing Hongyu Chemical Co Ltd Basil Commodities Pvt Ltd Biuged Cardiff Trading Co LLC Chemweb CNNC Huayuan Titanium Dioxide Co Ltd Crenovo International Ltd Dubayrox Colors Dynacolour (Asia Pacific) Sdn Bhd Dyrox Chemicals Co Ltd El-Mohandes for coating & solvents Foshan Zontai Titanium Dioxide Ltd FP Pigments Fushun Huaxing Petroleum Chemical Co Ltd Hangzhou Dery Chemical Co Ltd Hangzhou Synox Pigments Co Ltd

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Hebei Youyi Pigment Manufacturing Co Ltd Jiangsu Newlight Technology Co Ltd Jintai (M) Sdn Bhd Lamberti SpA Lily Group Co Ltd/Forward Fine Chemical Mallak Specialties Private Limited Safic-Alcan Necarbo (Asia) Sdn Bhd Shandong Dawn Titanium Industry Co Ltd Shanghai Getchem Co Ltd Shanghai Tengmin Industry Co Ltd Shanghai Yuejiang Titanium Chemical Manufacturer Co Ltd Spring Green Corporation Tianhong Mining Co Ltd Tianjin Zhongxin Chemtech Co Ltd Trust Chem Co Ltd Willy A Bachofen AG Wuhan Youji Industries Co Ltd Zibo Dexin Lianbang Chemical Industry Co Ltd PLANT & MACHINERY

Biuged Corob Dynamech Industries (M) Sdn Bhd J De Vree & Co NV IEC Plant Engineering Sdn Bhd Jinkun Sili Ceramic Beads Co Ltd Jintai (M) Sdn Bhd Leimix Group (Guangdong)/Leimix India Luxi Group Qingdao Echemi Technology Co Ltd Shanghai Farfly Energy Technology Co Ltd Willy A Bachofen AG Xtrutech Ltd Yantai Yuanli Machinery Manufacturing Co Ltd Zhangjiagang Tonghui Chemical Machinery POWDER COATINGS

Anhui Herrman Impex Co Ltd Anhui Shenjian New Materials Co Ltd Anhui Xinyuan Chemical/Anhui Hengyuan Chemical Biuged Hangzhou Dery Chemical Co Ltd Hangzhou Synox Pigments Co Ltd Henghe Materials & Science Technology Co Ltd IEC Plant Engineering Sdn Bhd Jintai (M) Sdn Bhd Ningbo South Sea Chemical Co Ltd PQ/Potters/Sovitec Microspheres Shandong Xinke Powder Coatings Co Ltd Shanghai Tengmin Industry Co Ltd Tianhong Mining Co Ltd Tianjin Zhongxin Chemtech Co Ltd Willy A Bachofen AG Xtrutech Ltd Yantai Yuanli Machinery Manufacturing Co Ltd Zibo Dexin Lianbang Chemical Industry Co Ltd

Anhui Shenjian New Materials Co Ltd Anhui Xinyuan Chemical/Hengyuan Chemical Anqing Hongyu Chemical Co Ltd Bitoner Resin Biuged Deqing Yinlong Industrial Co Ltd Dyrox Chemicals Co Ltd El-Mohandes for coating & solvents Fushun Huaxing Petroleum Chemical Co Ltd Guangdong Bossin Novel Materials Technology Co Ltd Guangdong Komo Co Ltd Henghe Materials & Science Technology Co Ltd Heze Chang Sheng Yuan Technology Co Ltd Hubei Greenhome Materials Technology Inc Huizhou WBD New Material Co Ltd Hwalong Resins & Polymers IEC Plant Engineering Sdn Bhd Jiangsu Evergreen New Material Technology Jintai (M) Sdn Bhd Mallak Specialties Private Limited Ningbo South Sea Chemical Co Ltd PQ/Potters/Sovitec Microspheres Resin Chemicals Co Ltd Safic-Alcan Necarbo (Asia) Sdn Bhd Shanghai Getchem Co Ltd Tianjin Zhongxin Chemtech Co Ltd Wuhan Youji Industries Co Ltd Wuzhou Oasis Chemicals Co Ltd Yantai Meicheng Advanced Materials Young’s Corproation Korea Zibo Dexin Lianbang Chemical Industry Co Ltd SOLVENTS

Anhui Lixing Chemical Co Ltd Anhui Xinyuan Chemical/Hengyuan Chemical Biuged Dyrox Chemicals Co Ltd El-Mohandes for coating & solvents Guangzhou Chemicals Import & Export Co Ltd Henghe Materials & Science Technology Co Ltd Heze Chang Sheng Yuan Technology Co Ltd Hubei Greenhome Materials Technology Inc IEC Plant Engineering Sdn Bhd Jiangsu Hualun Chemical Industry Co Ltd Jiangsu Tianyin Chemical Co Ltd Jintai (M) Sdn Bhd KH Chemicals Qingdao Echemi Technology Co Ltd Runtai Chemical Co Ltd Safic-Alcan Necarbo (Asia) Sdn Bhd Shanghai Getchem Co Ltd Tianhong Mining Co Ltd Tianjin Zhongxin Chemtech Co Ltd Young’s Corporation Korea Wuzhou Oasis Chemicals Co Ltd Zibo Dexin Lianbang Chemical Industry Co Ltd

Nanjing Leading Chemical Co Ltd Troy Siam Co Ltd TECHNICAL SERVICES

Corob Guangdong Bossin Novel Materials Technology Co Ltd Hangzhou Synox Pigments Co Ltd IEC Plant Engineering Sdn Bhd Luxi Group Safic-Alcan Necarbo (Asia) Sdn Bhd Shanghai Getchem Co Ltd Tianjin Zhongxin Chemtech Co Ltd Willy A Bachofen AG Xtrutech Ltd Young’s Corporation Korea TEST EQUIPMENT

BEVS Industrial Co ltd Biuged Corob Jintai (M) Sdn Bhd Shanghai Modern Environment Engineering Technique Co Ltd UV/EB TECHNOLOGY

Biuged Guangdong Bossin Novel Materials Technology Co Ltd Heze Chang Sheng Yuan Technology Co Ltd Tianjin Zhongxin Chemtech Co Ltd VARNISHES

Guangdong Bossin Novel Materials Technology Co Ltd Young’s Corporation Korea WAXES

Jiangxi Province Longhai Chemical Co Ltd Jintai (M) Sdn Bhd Nanjing Tianshi New Material Technologies Safic-Alcan Necarbo (Asia) Sdn Bhd Young’s Corporation Korea OTHERS

Pangang Titanium: TiO2 grades Dura Co Ltd: High grade ceramic grinding beads Momentive Performance Materials Inc: Silicones Leimix Group (Guangdong)/Leimix India: Grinding processing technology


Anhui Herrman Impex Co Ltd

Hebei Milson Titanium Dioxide Co Ltd Mallak Specialties Private Limited

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EXHIBITOR ENTRIES E03 Acorrphen Coatings Vadodara, Gujarat, India Tel: +91 971 299 3159 Email: Website: Acorrphen’s epoxy curing agents exhibit lower viscosity, excellent corrosion resistance, salt water and chemical resistance, moisture insensitiveness, excellent flexibility, excellent adhesion, fast curing at low temperatures and a longer pot life. These features of hardeners have wide applications in marine, protective coatings, offshore, industrial, and concrete coatings. This company is co-exhibiting with SaficAlcan Necarbo.

H11 Anhui Herrman Impex Co Ltd 16F, Building C, Fortune Plaza, 287 SuiXi Road, Hefei, Anhui, PR China Tel: +86 551 6566 7601 Email: Website: Stand contact: Jiang Licai Anhui Herrman Impex Co Ltd is a privately owned enterprise with more than 24 years experience of chemicals, pigments, coatings, raw materials for pharmaceutical, intermediates and food additives etc.


has a history of 30 years in the research, development and production of polyester resins for powder coatings. Shenjian is now a world leading polyester resin producer of powder coatings with present annual production capacity of 215,000t.

H05 Anhui Xinyuan Chemical/Anhui Hengyuan Chemical No 16, Zijin Road Circular Economy Zone, Hui Zhou District, Huangshan City, Anhui 245900 PR China Tel: +86 559 351 5800 Email: Website: Stand contact: Jiang Xiaohe The company is a qualified supplier of coatings materials, powder coatings additives, reactive diluents, floor coating, paint, composite, adhesive, silane coupling agents etc.

K01 Anqing Hongyu Chemical Co Ltd Luochong Industrial Park, Anqing Economic and Technological Zone Anqing, 246003 PR China Tel: +86 158 5654 8596 Email: Website: Stand contact: Wang Hui

Anhui Lixing Chemical Co Ltd 10 Zhongwang Road, Jixi County Xuancheng City, Anhui Province, PR China Tel: +86 563 816 3717 Email: Website: Stand contact: Mr Alan Hong

The company is one of the leading manufacturers of polyamide resin, dimer acid, hot-melt adhesive, and monomer fatty acid.

C10 Anqing Zhongchuang (Lecithin) Eng

Founded in 1992, Anhui Lixing Chemical Co Ltd is a leading solvent manufacturer in China with 100,000m2 of factory space and more than 220 employees. The company specialises in product research, development, production and sale.

H03 Anhui Shenjian New Materials Co Ltd 8 Baoshun Road, Qiaobei Industrial Park, Wuhu, Anhui, 241008, PR China Tel: +86 139 0963 6012 Email: Website: Stand contact: Tong Meng Anhui Shenjian New Materials Co Ltd

Weiwu Road, Daqiao Development Zone, Anqing City, Anhui Province PR China Tel: +86 556 5185 193 Email: Website: Stand contact: Danny Wang ZC Lecithin was founded in 1996 and it professionally engages in producing high-end lecithin products. It is one of the largest manufacturers of lecithin in China. Its main product is concentrated lecithin, transparent lecithin, powder lecithin, phosphatidylcholine. Lecithin is a natural emulsifier. Lecithin is widely used in the paint industry.

B01A Basil Commodities Pvt Ltd 408, Iscon Elegance, Near Shapath V, Opp. Karnavati Club SG Highway Ahmedabad Gujarat 380051 India Tel: +91 9687 680 686 Email: Website: Stand contact: Preeti Pillai Basil commodities is a manufacturer and exporter of basic and solvent dyes, inorganic pigments (chromes) and organic pigments(phthalocyanine, azo, quinacridone and dioxazine) based in Ahmedabad, India. The group is very active in the domestic market, as well as in the international market for three decades.

H06 BEVS Industrial Co Ltd Floor 3, Building A, No.257, Junye Road, Huangpu District, Guangzhou Guangdong 510700 PR China Tel: +86 20 2903 8636 Email: Website: Stand contact: Wilson BEVS is an ISO approved laboratory testing instruments manufacturer in the field of coatings, paint, resins and ink. Its testing instruments are made within the highest standards and combined with today’s most advanced technology. BEVS will be the best partner with you and provide the whole solution for testing, inspection and laboratory instruments.

G11 Bitoner Resin B-1103, China Resources Building, 6 Shandong Road, Qingdao, 266071 PR China Tel: +86 532 5566 2730 Email: Website: Stand contact: Steven Bitoner Resin is one of the leading hydrocarbon resin and SIS suppliers from China. With more than 10 years’ experience specialising in developing and promoting hydrocarbon resins, Bitoner Resin enjoys great popularity and a good reputation in almost 40 countries worldwide.

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M01 Biuged Room 101, 3 Sicheng Road, Gaotan Software Park, Tianhe District Guangzhou, Guangdong 510600, PR China Tel: +86 133 1605 3898 Email: Website: Stand contact: Sara Yao As a frequent exhibitor to international coatings shows, Biuged sincerely invites you to visit booth at APCS 2018. With a long history, mature products and professional service, Biuged is a popular Chinese manufacturer. It look forwards to your visit and valuable advice.

C09 Cardiff Trading Co LLC

the certified member of UFI and Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Industries Association (SCEIA).

way, it gains competitiveness; it stands out as an influential producer.

M07 Chemweb 3 Jalan Sitar 33/6A, Seksyen 33, Shah Alam Premier Park, Shah Alam, Elangor 40400, Malaysia Tel: +60 03 5614 3322 Email: Website: Stand contact: Lee Su Weng Chemweb was established with one aim in mind: “to become the preferred supplier of chemicals to the industry.” It serves the following industries: performance products application; coating; detergent; cleaning functional fluids. It is specialised in emulsification, dispersing and wetting performance products. Visit and www.



Corob Pte Ltd 8 Boon Lay Way #09-06/07 8 Tradehub 21, 609964 Singapore Tel: +60 126 346 830 Email: Website: Stand contact: Alvin Wee Corob is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high technology automation solutions for dosing and dispensing in the paint and coatings, inks, chemical industries and other application sectors. Corob’s offer includes in-plant tinting systems, point of sale equipment and global service point-of-sale solutions.

Gate 4, Roundabout 6 Jebel Ali Freezone, Near Nissan Middle East Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 0120 4798 575 Email: Website: Stand contact: Bharat Kaura

Chongqing Pengkai Fine Chemicals

Quality supplier of iron oxide, fluorescent and organic pigments. Iron oxide pigments are toll-manufactured in China and quality controlled in India. These pigments are used in paints and coatings, inks, cosmetics, plastics, building and construction, faux leather and rubber industries. All the organic and iron oxide pigments are REACH compliant.


Chongqing Pengkai Fine Chemicals Co Ltd is specialised in the development, manufacture and sales of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC) and Hydroxyethyl Methyl Cellulose (HEMC), which can be specifically modified and tailored for a wide range of applications including building construction, waterborne architectural coatings, personal care products and oil technologies to meet customers’ diversified needs.

CCPIT Sub-Council of Chemical Industry



CNNC Huayuan Titanium Dioxide

J De Vree & Co NV

8 Xingfu Rd, the industrial area of Xibei Town, Xishan District, Wuxi, Jiangsu 214194 PR China Tel: +86 510 8501 6667 ext 8327 Email: Website: Stand contact: Jessica

Toekomstlaan 10, Merksem B – 2170 Belgium Tel: +32 3641 4301 Email: Website: Stand contact: Tony Vets

Bldg No 16, Block 7, Hepingli Dongcheng District, Beijing 100013 PR China Tel: +86 10 6427 2119 Email: Website: Stand contact: Wang Qi CCPIT Sub-council of Chemical Industry and CCOIC Chemical Industry Chamber of Commerce are the branch organisations of CCPIT and CCOIC. It belongs to China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) and works as CPCIF Conference and Exhibition Department. CCPIT Subcouncil of Chemical Industry is

53 Huayi Road, Baitao Street, Fuling District, Chongqing, 408017, PR China Tel: +86 23 6277 7905 Email: Website: Stand contact: Leon Liang

CNNC Huayuan Titanium Dioxide Co Ltd (CHTI), established in 1989, is a large specialised producer of titanium dioxide. It is customer-demand oriented, and makes unremitting efforts to meet high standards and to strive for product excellence. In this

B01 Crenovo International Ltd 1823, 8 Tianshan Road New District Wuxi, Jiangsu 214028, PR China Tel: +86 18 626 368 825 Email: Website: Stand contact: Daisy Hua Crenovo offers high performance pigments including dioxazine, quinacridone, DPP and benzimidazolone and classic pigments. Featuring Pigment Violet 23, produced in a factory at 1000Mt/yr, ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18001 certified. Has developed nine segmented types for coatings, printing inks and plastic industries. Dioxin free, EN71:3, AP89.1 complied and REACH registered.

J De Vree is one of the most famous and leading manufacturers in the world of filling machines for the paint and affiliated industries, such as varnishes, hardeners, clearcoats and adhesives. Its production programme ranges from small semiautomatic filling machines to complete automatic filling machines and lines.

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L13 Deqing Yinlong Industrial Co Ltd Industrial Park, Deqing County Guangdong Province, 511450, PR China Tel: +86 758 778 1609 Email: Website: Stand contact: Liko Yang Deqing Yinlong Industrial Co Ltd is a large environmental chemical enterprise in China, established in 2003, producing synthetic resin (waterborne and solventborne) for coatings, natual gum rosin and rosin esters, which are widely used in the paint and coatings, printing and inks and adhesive industries.

G09 Dubayrox Colors (Shanghai Dubay Industrial Co Ltd) Building 5-901, Xizi Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Center, Xiuwen Road 898, Shanghai 201199, PR China Tel: +86 21 5417 0908 Email: Website: Stand contact: Tracey Lee Dubayrox Colors concentrates on high and consistent quality colours. It produces iron oxide pigments and chrome pigments. It has an increasing number of colours for its customers all over the world. It has paint series, micronised series and encapsulated series pigments for the paint, coating, paper, plastic and construction industries.

E08 Dura Co Ltd Tel: +86 76 2881 0227 Email: Website: Stand contact: Jeff Chow Dura specialises in making high grade ceramic grinding beads: yittria stabilised zirconia beads; ceria stabilised zirconia beads; zirconia toughened alumina beads; alumina toughened zirconia beads; zirconium silicate beads; silicon nitride bead; tungsten carbide beads and other Durabeads.

D01 Dynacolour (Asia Pacific) Sdn Bhd No 11-1, Jalan Puteri 4/1, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Puchong, Selangor 47100 Malaysia Tel: +60 380 600 008 Email: Website: Stand contact: Michael Cheah

Dynacolour is a pigment powder and pigment paste/colour preparation producer. It supplies a wide range of organic pigment and inorganic pigment, oil/solvent/water based pigment colour paste/colour preparation, iron oxide, transparent iron oxide etc. Dynacolour is a co-exhibitor with Dynamech Industries.

D01 Dynamech Industries (M) Sdn Bhd No 11-1, Jalan Puteri 4/1, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Puchong, Selangor 47100 Malaysia Tel: +60 380 600 008 Email: Website: Stand contact: Michael Cheah Dynamech Industries is a pioneering machine manufacturer for horizontal grinding milsl, basket mills, triple roller mills, high speed dissolvers, twin or trishaft dissolvers, packing machines etc. Grinding media, such as zirconium beads, glass beads, chrome steel shot and others are available.

L11 Dyrox Chemicals Co Ltd 229 Tiyuchang Road, Hangzhou 310003 PR China Tel: +86 571 87957088 Email: Website: Stand contact: Ding Yi Ming As a reliable source, Dyrox can simplify your purchase in the field of pigments from China. Dyrox specialises in all kinds of pigments, including iron oxides, organic pigments, transparent iron oxides, fluorescent pigments, solvent pigments (dyestuffs) and some inorganic pigments, such as chrome yellow, chrome green, red lead, molybdate etc.

L12 Ecod Specialties (Wuhan) Co Ltd Yingbin Road, Huangzhou Railway Station Chemical Development Zone Huanggang City, Hubei PR China Tel: +86 27 8374 8759 Email: Website: Stand contact: Hu Yonghong Ecod Specialties (Wuhan) Co Ltd is a leading benzoic ester plasticiser manufacturer in China, focusing on commercial production and custom manufacturing of benzoic esters like

dipropylene glycol dibenzoate, diethylene glycol dibenzoate and other kinds of esters. It is a quality producer of DPGDB/DEGDB in China.

K05 El-Mohandes for Coating & Solvents Cairo-Alex Desert Road, KM71, Behira Janaklis, Abuelmatamir 22732 Egypt Tel: +20 109 161 7541 Email: Website: Stand contact: Ahmed Elkholy El-Mohandes was established in 1998, in Janaklis, Behira, which is about 80km from Alexandria port. The company has quickly transformed the solvents business in Egypt with its wide product range and unique service. It adheres to strict quality, health and safety regulations to ensure safe and efficient operation services.

A04 Foshan Zontai Titanium Dioxide Ltd Room 802, Midea Square, Daliang Shunde, Foshan City, 528311, PR China Tel: +86 757 2226 3331 Email: Website: Stand contact: Sophia Liu Foshan Zontai Titanium Dioxide Limited is a new high-quality supplier for titanium dioxide, (rutile titanium dioxide & anatase titanium dioxide), barium sulphate, talcum powder, etc.

E03 FP Pigments 216 Joo Chiat Road, No 05-18, 427483 Singapore Tel: +65 6543 6447 Email: Website: FP Pigments is a global technology-focused producer of high performance engineered speciality products. Its unique in-house developed products offer performance benefits and cost savings in paints and coatings, paper and board, plastics, printing inks, as well as other pigment consuming industries. This company is coexhibiting with Safic-Alcan Necarbo.

N03 Fushun Huaxing Petroleum Chemical Yehai Industrial Zone, Xintun Road Dongzhou District, Fushun City Liaoning Province 113004, PR China Tel: +86 0532 8280 0986

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Email: Website: Stand contact: Jeff Jiang Fushun Huaxing is one of the largest manufacturers specialising in producing C5 petroleum resin, C9 petroleum resin, coumarone resin, C5/C9 copolymer resin, and dicyclopentadiene (DCPD), etc.

F05 Guangdong Bossin Novel Materials Technology Co Ltd 8 Floor, Pazhou Industrial Park B, 8th St Haicheng East, Xingang East Rd, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510335 PR China Tel: +86 20 3437 9001 Email: Website: Stand contact: Jemm Xia Bossin company is an enterprise that specialises in the R&D, production and marketing of UV products. The company has a 1000m2 R&D centre, including laboratories and an experienced technical group. The wholly-owned manufacturing base in Xinfeng is equipped with production lines (5000t/yr output), quality inspection, storage, logistics and other relevant departments.

H12 Guangdong Komo Co Ltd 28/F, Yanqiao Building, 89 Yanling Road Guangzhou, Guangdong 510507 PR China Tel: +86 20 8722 7858 Email: Website: Stand contact: Sharing Chen Guangdong Komo was founded in 1994, and now is one of the global leading suppliers of natural pine chemicals. Komo has six manufacturing plants and one R&D Centre with a combined capacity of 100,000Mt of rosin esters, gum rosin, terpene and DPR. Products are widely used in adhesives, road coating, ink and related industries.

L10 Guangzhou Chemicals Import & Export Co Ltd 15th fl, 691 Ren Min Road North Guangzhou, 510170 PR China Tel: +86 20 8108 6151 Email: Website: Stand contact: Su Yingcai

Guangzhou Chemicals (former name: Sinochem Guangzhou) was founded in 1976 as a state-owned enterprise. The capital of the company registration is RMB30M. The total import and export value is more than US$150M and the sales volume is more than RMB1bn.


H14 Hebei Youyi Pigment Manufacturing Nanxiejiatuan Industrial Zone, Zhao County, 050000 PR China Tel: +86 0311 8490 7168 Email: Website: Stand contact: Ms Linna

Hangzhou Dery Chemical Co Ltd Rooms G&H, fl 4, Building 2, 317 Huafeng Rd, Xiacheng District Hangzhou 310022 PR China Tel: +86 571 8781 7849 Email: Website: Stand contact: Rong Hong Hua

Hebei Youyi Pigment Manufacturing Co Ltd mainly produces iron oxide pigments. The capacity of its goods is 40000t. It exports goods to America, Europe, South East Asia, Korea, Japan, etc. It hopes it can have the chance to support customers all over the world.

Hangzhou Dery Chemical Co Ltd is a factory focusing on the manufacture of pigment carbon black. It has been dedicated to this field for 12 years. With a professional R&D department and internal lab, it maintains high quality and good services.

Henghe Materials & Science Technology Co Ltd

J01 Hangzhou Synox Pigments Co Ltd Room 1304, Tianheng Building, 1509 Binsheng Road, Binjiang District Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310051 PR China Tel: +86 136 6665 6618 Email: Website: Stand contact: Richard Ni Synox, a leader in production of synthetic oxide pigments, with a commitment to supplying high-performance pigments for the beautification of virtually everything. It is dedicated to providing not only enduring aesthetics and performance but also the same unparalleled service and personalised attention.

P06 Hebei Milson Titanium Dioxide Co Ltd 69 Xinhua East Road, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, 050000, PR China Tel: +86 0311 8709 0666 Email: Website: Stand contact: Zhang Qian Hebei Milson Titanium Dioxide Co Ltd is a new technical enterprise of research, production and sales. It pays attention to technical innovation and has 40 authorised invention patents. Its products can be divided into universal titanium dioxide and functional nanomaterials. The output reached in 2017 was 100,000 t/yr.

J03 3511 Yuejingtang Road, Ningbo Chemical Zone, Ningbo, 315200 PR China Tel: +86 574 8668 0024 Email: Website: Stand contact: Ms Amy Ding Henghe Materials & Science Technology is one of the largest hydrocarbon resin producers in China. It produces C5 resin, C9 resin, C5/C9 Copolymer resin, C5 hydrogenated resin, C9 hydrogenated resin, coumarone resin etc. It also produces Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD), Ethylidene Norborene (ENB) and different C9 solvents. The products are used in applications, such as coatings, ink, paints, rubber, adhesive, UPR, EPDM rubber.

L03 Heze Chang Sheng Yuan Technology Dongming County, Heze City, Shandong Province, 274500, PR China Tel: +86 530 625 3333 Email: Website: Stand contact: Jody Jiang The annual production capacity is 20,000t. Its products are: Hydroxyethyl acrylate(HEA), CAS NO: 818-61-1; Hydroxypropyl acrylate(HPA), CAS NO: 25584-832; Hydroxyethyl methacrylate(HEMA), CAS NO: 868-77-9; Hydroxypropyl methacrylate(HPMA), CAS NO: 27813-02-1.

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E01 Hoffmann Mineral GmbH Muenchener Str 75, Neuburg a.d. Donau 86633, Germany Tel: +49 843 1530 Email:

Website: Stand contact: Ursula Golling Hoffmann Mineral GmbH is a German manufacturer of a natural mineral filler, named Neuburg Siliceous Earth. Its trade names are Sillitin, Sillikolloid and surface treated Aktisil and its calcined products Silfit and surface treated Aktifit. The filler shows a perfect performance in various coatings and adhesives applications.

K15 Hubei Greenhome Materials Technology Inc 12/F, Xinglong Building, 1007 Jiefang Ave, Wuhan, Hubei PR China Tel: +86 27 8188 0518 Email: Website: Stand contact: May Hubei Greenhome is specialised in research and development, production, sales and service of benzyl benzoate, benzyl alcohol, epoxy reactive diluent series, epoxy hardeners, benzyl chloride and benzaldehyde.

K02 Huizhou WBD New Material Co Ltd 328 Shihuadadaozhong, Huizhou Guangdong, 516086 PR China Tel: +86 0752 528 5198 Email: Website: Stand contact: Floren Shang Formerly known as Huizhou Daya Bay Yikesi New Material Technology Development. Huizhou WBD New Material Co Ltd was established in 2013, located in Huizhou Daya Bay Petrochemical and Industrial Park. The company has a 50,000t C5 Hydrocarbon resin facility (the largest in China), which can be widely used in road marking, hot melt adhesive, tyre rubber compounding, etc.

D03 Hwalong Resins & Polymers 190 Shandong Road, Qingdao 266033 PR China Tel: +86 532 5567 0538 Email:

Website: Stand contact: Mr Gary Lyu

Email: Website: Stand contact: Sun Jie

An ISO 9001 certified, trustworthy high quality resins and polymers brand from China. It is dedicated to adhesives, sealants, adhesive tapes and labels, coatings, paints, printing inks, construction chemicals, paper making, packaging, rubbers, plastics and some other industries. When you select Hwalong, you select the quality and service indeed.

Jiangsu Evergreen New Material Technology Co Ltd is one of the leading chemical manufacturers dealing in poly-monomers, cross-linkers, such as divinylbenzene, vinyltolune, ethylstyrene etc, plastic auxiliary agents and oil refinery additives.


Jiangsu Gaxsn Chemical Co Ltd

IEC Plant Engineering Sdn Bhd Lot 7486, Bukit Cherakah, Sekysen U9, Shah Alam, Selangor 40150, Malaysia Tel: +603 7859 7084 Email: Website: Stand contact: Zuridah Kasim IEC is known worldwide for manufacturing a wide range of high quality dispersion, grinding and mixing equipment for the paint, ink, chemical, adhesives and polymer industries. It has 35 years of technical know-how and has expanded its manufacturing capacity, as well as its after sales support.

H01 Inner Mongolia Tianzhijiao Kaolin Zhungeer Economic and Technological Development Zone Inner Mongolia 010400, PR China Tel: +86 472 517 7901 Email: Website: Stand contact: Grace Liu

D07 43 Changjiang East Road, Haian Nantong, Jiangsu, PR China Tel: +86 21 3861 8096 Email: Website: Stand contact: Derek Xu Defoamer, wetting and dispersing agents, thickener, multi-functional agents.

D05 Jiangsu Hualun Chemical Industry East End, Sanjing Ave, Jiangdu Development Zone Alone Yangtse River Jiangsu, 225200, PR China Tel: +86 514 186 507 985 Email: Website: Stand contact: Wu Hao Jiangsu Hualun was established in 1992 and is located in Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province. Main product: high boiling aromatic solvents.

K13 Jiangsu Newlight Technology Co Ltd

Inner Mongolia Tianzhijiao KaoLin was founded in 2004. The registered capital is RMB10M. Zhungeer lies in the Golden Triangle of Shanxi-Shanxi-Mongolia, which has a coal resource deposit of more than 600bn tonnes and raw kaolinite in excess of 6bn tonnes. With the latest, advanced grinding and calcination process, Tianzhijiao is known for producing superfine calcined kaolin products and deep-processing products at home and abroad. TZJ is a leading producer of calcined kaolin in China.

L14 Jiangsu Evergreen New Material Technology Co Ltd 3 Qinglongshan Road, International Chemical Industry Park, Dagang Zhenjiang PR China Tel: +86 0511 8681 1177

Room 208, 19 Zhihui Rd, Huishan Economic Development Zone Wuxi Jiangsu, PR China Tel: +86 510 8359 2977 Email: Website: Jiangsu Newlight Technology Co Ltd was founded in 2003 and specialises in the production of pigment preparations, organic pigment (red, yellow, orange), pigment violet 23, etc. The registered capital is 10M Yuan, with annual production capacity of 500t Pigment Violet 23, 2000t organic pigment and 1500t pigment preparations.

Q10 Jiangsu Shenlong Zinc Industry Room 1318, 2449 Gonghexin Road Shanghai, 20072, PR China Tel: +86 21 5603 7036

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Email: Website: Stand contact: Jane

dispersing coating, paint, pigment, calcium carbonate, titanium dioxide, kaolin, ink, etc.

for automotive OEM, marine, heavy duty, plastic, wood and other industrial coatings.



Jiangsu Shenlong Zinc Industry Co Ltd is a comprehensive chemical enterprise specialising in research & development, production and trade. It was established in 2004 and is located in Xinghua City, Jiangsu Province.

Jintai (M) Sdn Bhd

Lamberti SpA

No 11-1, Jalan Puteri 4/1, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Puchong, Selangor 47100 Malaysia Tel: +60 380 681 888 Email: Website: Stand contact: Michael Cheah

Tel: +852 9776 6907 Email: Website: Stand contact: Keith Chan

C04 Jiangsu Tianyin Chemical Co Ltd Tel: +86 510 8755 1427 Email: Website: Stand contacts: Liu Jiezhen, Amy Liu It mainly manufactures ethylene oxide; E and P series glycol ether and acetic ester; double alkyl-capped polyether series; water-based coalescing agents series; methylallyl alcohol and polycarboxylic acid concrete water reducing agent macromonomer; crystalline silicon cutting fluid; environmentally friendly plasticisers; high-performing automotive brake fluid boric acid ester series; organic/medical intermediate, etc.

B13 Jiangxi Longhai Chemical 504A, C1 Building, Tian’an Cyber Park 1 Huangjin Road, Nancheng District Dongguan City, Guangdong Province PR China Tel: +86 769 2285 3440 Email: Website: Stand contact: Nancy Dong Longhai Chemical wax and additives for ink and coatings. A leading Chinese manufacturer of wax and additives!

L04 Jinkun Sili Ceramic Beads Co Ltd 1399 Jingliu Rd, Linjiang Industry Park Dajiangdong, Hanzhou, Zhejiang PR China Tel: +86 571 8709 7657 Email: Website: Stand contact: Robin Tang It is a China-Germany joint venture with ISO9001:2008 certification, German equipment and technologies and has been specialised in grinding media for more than 30 years. The main products include yttria zirconia beads (YZ), ceria zirconia beads (CZ), glass beads, zirconia powder. The beads are widely used for grinding and

Jintai is a well-established trading company of raw materials for coatings, paint, ink, rubber, plastic industry etc. It supplies nitrocellulose, nitrocellulose solution, maleic resin, drier, alkyd resin, petroleum resin, pigments, aluminium paste etc. Jintai is a co-exhibitor with Dynamech Industries.

Lamberti Asia Pacific Ltd is the regional headquarters of Lamberti group. It produces chemicals for textile, leather, coatings and inks, construction, ceramics, paper and cosmetics. Its main products are synthetic polymers (acrylic, polyurethanes ­ PUD and PU Beads), pigments, surfactants and additives like rheology modifiers and super-dispersing agents. This company is co-exhibiting with Chemweb.

H07 L01

Leimix Group (Guangdong) Co Ltd

KH Chemicals Scheepmakerij 260, Zwijndrecht 3331 MB, The Netherlands Tel: +31 856 255 255 Email: Website: Stand contact: Daan Doomen European supplier of chemical raw materials with branch offices in Shanghai, Dubai, Moscow, New York and Kiev. It focuses on paints, coatings, resins, printing inks and adhesives industries. Strong in various solvents, acrylates and monomers like BUTAC, Acrylic Acid, Butyl Acrylate, Butylglycol, Exxsol D40, MEK, VAM, PM, IPA and Cyclohexanone.

H08 Kusumoto Chemicals Ltd 1-11-13 Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0047, Japan Tel: +81 3 3292 8684 Email: Website: Stand contact: Motohiko Makino Kusumoto Chemicals Ltd is a global supplier of high performance additives ‘Disparlon’, used for paints, inks, and adhesives. Disparlon is developed based on the company’s original technologies and has been contributing to solve various problems for paint and coating systems

1 Chuangyuan Road, Zhongcun Town Panyu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong 511 495, PR China Tel: +86 1392 9584 478 Email: Website: Stand contact: Jason Zhang The company Leimix stands for the highest quality and a functional design for the wet and dry grinding processing technology. Including agitator bead mills, high-speed dispersers, ball mills and customised facility project from laboratory to production line. The development and the design concept takes place in Italy, Germany and China. All grinding units are manufactured according to the “Design to cost” process for the product development.

H07 Leimix India Pvt Ltd Plot No 8 & 9, Aishwarya Nagar Nolambur, Chennai-95, India Tel: +91 9840 787 646 Email: Website: Stand contact: Jason Zhang The company Leimix stands for the highest quality and a functional design for the wet and dry grinding processing technology. Including agitator bead mills, high-speed dispersers, ball mills and customised facility

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project from laboratory to production line. The development and the design concept takes place in Italy, Germany and China. All grinding units are manufactured according to the “Design to cost” process for the product development.

class facility in the pigment division and complete automation with safety standards in EO/PO division. It has aspirations to catapult the ‘Made In India’ sign as a global phenomenon and has ‘Vision 2021’ to ensure a glorious legacy for India.



Lily Group/Forward Fine Chemical

Momentive Performance Materials Inc

1768, Jingwu Road, Linjiang Industrial Zone, Xiaoshan, Hangzhou City Zhejiang Province PR China Tel: +86 571 8298 8358 Email: Website: Stand contact: Jack

Tel: +1 2299 0991 Email: Website: Stand contact: Tan Kok Kee

Lily Group is a well-known organic pigment manufacturer at home and abroad. After more than 20 years’ steady operation and continuous development, it has become a comprehensive enterprise group with the production of organic pigments as its main industry and sideline in chemical intermediates, import and export trade, investment and real estate.

M02 Luxi Group New Chemical Materials Industrial Park High Tech Industrial Development Zone of Liaocheng City, Shandong PR China Tel: +86 635 348 1489 Email: Website: Stand contact: Gao Weidong Luxi Group is a large state-owned enterprise with a total asset of RMB25.8bn and more than 13,000 employees. The company has its own chemical industrial park, named China New Chemical Material Industrial Park (LiaoCheng), which covers an area of 7km2. LuxiGroup is involved in many industrial fields, such as chemicals, fertiliser, chemical equipment, new energy equipment, chemical engineering design, R&D and finance.

B04 Mallak Specialties Private Limited Plot 14-A, Paperbox Compound Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri (East) Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 093, India Tel: +91 22 2687 5062 Email: Website: Stand contact: Bharati Mallak is an Indian manufacturer of pigments and ethoxylates with a world

Momentive Performance Materials Inc is a global leader in silicones and advanced materials, with a 75-year heritage of being first to market with performance applications for major industries that support and improve everyday life. The company delivers science-based solutions by linking custom technology platforms to opportunities for customers. This company is co-exhibiting with Chemweb.


D06 Wilhelm Niemann GmbH & Co Nordlandstrasse 16, Melle 49326 Germany Tel: +49 5428 9500 Email: Website: Stand contact: Mr Christian Diddens Kreis-Dissolver: Laboratory and production dissolvers with 2.2-315kW for batches of up to 15,000lit; Kreis-BasketMill: Laboratory and production mills with 2.2-132 kW for batches of up to 3000lit; Kreis-Dissolver-Butterfly: Production butterfly dissolvers with 15-90kW for batches of up to 1500lit.

K10 Ningbo South Sea Chemical Co Ltd Xiachen, Chunhu, Fenghua, Ningbo Zhejiang, 315538, PR China Tel: +86 574 8876 2388 Email: Website: Stand contact: Mr Daniel Ding

Nanjing Leading Chemical Co Ltd Room 509, Transocean Tower, 7 South Qingjiang Road, Gulou District, Nanjing 210029 PR China Tel: +86 25 8771 5871 Email: Website: Stand contact: Zhong Qiwen The company produces speciality chemicals used in industries, such as: adhesives and sealants; colourants and dyestuffs; distribution services; flavours and fragrances; food and drink; oilfield/mining chemicals; paint and coatings; polymers; pulp and paper; water treatment, etc.

L05 Nanjing Tianshi New Material Technologies Co Ltd 29 Caofang Road, Liuhe Development Zone, Nanjing City PR China Tel: +86 25 5839 3872 Email: Website: Stand contact: Shaoting Nanjing Tianshi New Material Technologies Co Ltd is a leading wax manufaturer in China, devoted to promoting wax for precise application. The company has three factories and provides a full range of waxes for printing inks, coatings, cosmetics, engineering plastics, textile, paper, plastics, etc.

Ningbo SSC is the one of the biggest sino-manufacturer of additives for powder coatings (“Additives for Your Excellence”). Upholding the standards of ISO9001:2008 and ISO14001:2004, its main products fall into series of matting, levelling, curing and functional additives. SSC works closely with its distinguished customers, including AkzoNobel, PPG, Axalta, Tiger, Jotun, Nippon, etc.

E03 Pangang Titanium Pangang Jinmao Mansion 266 Shawan Road, Chengdu 610072, PR China Tel: +86 2861500891 Email: Website: Pangang Titanium, a China based company, offers a wide range of TiO2 grades for coatings, inks and plastics. This company is co-exhibiting with Safic-Alcan Necarbo.

N02 PQ/Potters/Sovitec Microspheres 100-102 Boundary Rd, Sunshine West VIC 3020, Australia Tel: +61 397 089 200 Email: Website: Stand contact: Anita Beram PQ Corp is a leading producer of solid and hollow glass microspheres under the Potters and Sovitec brands serving

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the paints/coatings, polymer additives, highway safety, metal finishing and oil and gas markets. Microspheres are used as weight-reducing fillers and extenders in paints/coatings and adhesive formulations, fabricated plastics and automotive putties.

K08 Qingdao Echemi Technology Co Ltd 5F, Inter Royal Mansion, 15, Donghai West Road, Qingdao PR China Tel: +86 532 5571 7928 Email: Website: Stand contact: Mandy Zhan Arrow Chemical Group Corp was founded in 2007. There are three subsidiaries under it: Qingdao Aspirt Chemical Co, Ltd, Linyi Evergreen Chemical Co, Ltd and Echem Incorporation Limited. It focuses on producing propylene carbonate, propylene glycol, dimethyl carbonate, methylene chloride. ECHEM also produces isopropyl alcohol, adipic acid, etc.

D11 Repassa Engineering Sdn Bhd Unit 11-3, Block D2, Level 3, Jalan PJU 1/39, Dataran Prima, Petaling Jaya Selangor Darul Ehsan 47301, Malaysia Tel: +60 123 929 413 Email: Website: Stand contact: Jason Chong The Russell Self Cleaning Eco Filter gives you a continuously clean, reusable screen element with positive oversize removal, without process interruption. The Tapflo AODD pump is not only compact but features an energy saving air drive that has no deadlock position and will also protect the environment from pollution.

E09 Resin Chemicals Co Ltd Room 707, Wuzhoucheng Business Building B Block, 140-214 Yinbing Road Panyu district Guangzhou, 511431 PR China Tel: +86 20 3998 6626 Email: Website: Stand contact: Grace Zhang Resin Chemicals Co Ltd is a manufacturer and exporter of gum rosin and its derivatives. Its products are used in a broad range of industries: adhesive, paint, coatings, ink, rubber, food and paper. Resin

Chemicals is also involved in the associated product hydrocarbon resin for adhesive, paint, ink and paper industries.

H02 Runtai Chemical Co Ltd 900 Yangzhou Road, Jiangnyan Economic Development Zone, Jiangsu PR China Tel: +86 523 8258 0666 Email: Website: Stand contact: Jacky Zhao Runtai Chemical Co Ltd is a professional manufacturer in China, producing environmentally friendly water-based paint additives, such as Ruanta C-12 (Coalescent Agent), Ruanta-DBE and plasticisers like Ruanta C-16 (TXIB), Dimethyl Phthalate (DMP) and Diethyl Phthalate (DEP).

professional manufacturer of rutile titanium dioxide with a capacity of around 140,000t/ yr. Its products are widely used in coatings, paper making, plastic, ink and other fields.

K12 Shandong Xinke Powder Coatings Lebushan, Weicheng, Weifang Shandong 261055 PR China Tel: +86 536 867 3066 Email: Website: Stand contact: Gary Xinke is a professional powder coating manufacturer in China with an output capacity of 18,000t/yr. Products are widely used for building materials, aluminium profiles, pipelines, tubes, valves and other general industries. Xinke is always willing to paint a colourful world with you.

C07 Shanghai Farfly Energy Technology

E03 Safic-Alcan Necarbo (Asia) Sdn Bhd 206, Level 2, Block F, Phileo Damansara 1, No 9, Jalan 16/11, Off Jalan Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan 46350 Malaysia Tel: +60 376 240 102 Email: Website: Stand contact: Ms Bina Dey Safic-Alcan Necarbo is a producer of Nebores (synthetic resins), Neboplast (dispersions), Nebochips (pigment preparations), Nebotint (colour pastes) and a distributor for an extensive product range for the paint, printing ink, carpet, construction, adhesive and plastic industries. Its product range is available from Its local warehouse in Malaysia.

A02 Shandong Dawn Titanium Industry Longkou Development Zone, Longkou Shandong, 264000 PR China Tel: +86 535 886 7081 Email: Website: Stand contact: Sun Jiachen Shandong Dawn Titanium Industry Co Ltd is wholly owned by Dawn Group, and complies with EU REACH. It is a

501 Yuzhuang Rd, Fengxian Area Shanghai PR China Tel: +86 21 5109 3066 Email: Website: Stand contact: Lai Genping Shanghai Farfly Energy Technology Co Ltd is specialised in the manufacture of chemical equipments, such as horizontal bead mills, basket mills, dispersers, mixers, tanks and customised viscous mixers mixing kettles. Led by advanced technology, it is engaged in the fine chemical industry, mechanical and electronic integration equipment and design, R&D, manufacturing and sale of chemical equipments.

A03 Shanghai Getchem Co Ltd B205, 88 North Zhangjiabang Road Shanghai 200120 PR China Tel: +86 21 6163 9368 Email: Website: Stand contact: Mr Liang Zhong Shanghai Getchem Co Ltd is a professional chemical distributor located in Shanghai. Based on the integration of global resources, it delivers chemical solutions for customers from various industries including CASE, rubber, plastic, leather, textile, paper, personal care, agriculture etc.

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J06 Shanghai Huiguang Fine Chemical Industry Co Ltd 888 North Muhua Road (201424) Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Shanghai, PR China Tel: +86 21 5744 8213 Email: Website: Stand contact: Tony Shen Dedicated cellulose ether (HPMC) producer since 2003, serving markets in more than 30 countries. Modified and non-modified HPMC for cement-based and gypsumbased applications.

K11 Shanghai Jindun Industrial Co Ltd 9 Lane 3599, Qixin Road Shanghai 201101 PR China Tel: +86 21 6405 7580 Email: Website: www. Stand contact: Zhang Mei Shanghai Jindun Industrial Co Ltd manufactures special (Meth) acrylic monomers, such as HEMA/HPMA/HEA/ HPA/GMA/EGDMA and other special fluorinated (meth)acrylate monomers, such as HFBA, HFIPMA etc.

G05 Shanghai Modern Environment Engineering Technique Co Ltd 18, Xuwang Road, Qingpu District, Shanghai, PR China Tel: +86 21 5988 4839 Email: Website: Stand contact: Peter Zhang Shanghai Modern Instrument is one of the leading manufacturers of lab instruments used in the paint, ink and coatings industry in China since 1988.

A06 Shanghai Tengmin Industry Co Ltd Rm 730, 1855 Jiading District, Shanghai PR China Tel: +86 21 3351 9309 Email: Website: Stand contact: Zhu Lijin Shanghai Tengmin Industry Co Ltd was established as a professional factory in the manufacture of basic chemicals and sales. Tengmin owns a large material ore mine and keeps producing constantly. The company

persistently focuses on the long-term theme, to provide green, healthy, safe, friendly products and technology to help improve the competitiveness of its customers who are in the market for more profit.

H13 Shanghai Yuejiang Titanium Chemical Manufacturer Co Ltd 7 Floor, No 355 Changyang Road Shanghai 200082 PR China Tel: +86 215 509 3016 Email: Website: Stand contact: Ms Camille Wu Shanghai Yuejiang Titanium Chemical mainly produces white pigments, such as titanium dioxide (rutile and anatase), lithopone, barium sulphate, with a capacity of around 300,000t/yr. With 30 years experience, 70% of its products are exported. Top 500 companies, such as BASF and Ennis Paint are its customers.

being ‘Devote to professional quality, pursue innovation excellence’.

C05 Tianjin Zhongxin Chemtech Co Ltd 10B, Pan China International Center 931 YingKou Road, TangGu, Tianjin, 300451 PR China Tel: +86 22 8988 0739 Email: Website: ZX Chemtech is a leading supplier of coating and ink raw materials and auxiliaries, special additives for spray polyurea, RIM PUR coating systems and UV photo-initiators. Products include: general purpose amine additives; antioxidants; curing agents; flame retardants; metal tin catalysts; UV photoinitiators, visible light initiators; isocyanates; versatile solvents; moisture scavenger and drier.

R01 Troy Siam Co Ltd

L02 Spring Green Corporation 3F-1, 361, JhongJheng N Rd, SanChong District, New Taipei City 24157, Taiwan Tel: +88 691 980 0738 Email: Website: Stand contact: Grace Chuang Spring Green was established in 1992 in Taiwan. The company specialises in carbon black and masterbatch and has supplied its valued customers for more than 20 years. There are three production lines in China to produce Channel type and Furnace type carbon black and Masterbatch. Its capacity is 12000t/yr.

F03 Tianhong Mining Co Ltd

242 Soi Chalongkrung 31, Lad Krabang Industrial Estate, Bangkok 10520 Thailand Tel: +66 3720 4250 Email: Website: Troy Corporation develops and manufactures performance materials for industry. These materials are used and available in more than 100 countries to produce high performing, cost-effective and sustainable products. Troy’s objective is to provide superior products and technology for the needs of customers, drawing on knowledge and expertise gained from serving markets worldwide for more than 60 years.


Wanbang Commercial Plaza, 266 Dongle Rd, Daliang Shunde District Foshan, Guangdong Province 528300 PR China Tel: +86 137 0895 6520 Email: Robin@thtio2.Com Website: Stand contact: Mr Robin Shen

Trust Chem Co Ltd

Tianhong Mining Co Ltd is a leading manufacturer and mining oriented company devoted to professional titanium dioxide and sulphate barium production. TIO2 includes both rutile and anatase type Tio2. Stable quality, timely supply and competitve costs are the key focuses of Tianhong, with the company’s core idea

Trust Chem Co Ltd is a privately owned company involved in pigment production, R&D and sales. Its headquarters is located in Hangzhou, China with four domestic manufacturing sites, three overseas subsidiaries in the USA, The Netherlands and Australia, as well as two representative offices in South Africa and India.

1069 Donglian Street, Cangqian SubDistrict, Yuhang District, Hangzhou Zhejiang, 311121, PR China Tel: +86 571 8195 7777 Email: Website: Stand contact: Gillian Wang

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E07 Willy A Bachofen AG Junkermattstrasse 11, Muttenz 4132 Switzerland Tel: +41 616 867 100 Email: Website: Stand contact: Leonhard-Wolfgang Lahnsteiner Milling & Mixing Technology. SPECIAL: Introduction of new Dyno-Mill UBM.


machines, including cooling conveyers and drum coolers. The company specialises in process optimisation, screw elements, barrels and shafts.

demand in various industries, such as paint, coating, ink & dye, pigments, adhesives, resin, pesticides, etc. The core machines are mill, mixer, disperser and mixing tank.



Yantai Meicheng Advanced Materials

Zhejiang Qinghong New Material

1202 Huanghai Mingzhu, 63 Guanhai Rd Laishan, Yantai, PR China Tel: +86 535 639 7472 Email: peggywang@ Website: Stand contact: Peggy Wang

Zaoxi Industrial park, Tianmushan Town Lin’an, Zhejiang, 311312, PR China Tel: +86 571 6378 3030 Email: Website: Stand contact: John Zhang

Wuhan Youji Industries Co Ltd 1, 2nd Chemical Rd, Wuhan Chemical Industry Park, Wuhan, 430082, PR China Tel: +86 27 8342 9826 Email: Website: Stand contact: Xu Dan Wuhan Youji Industries is an internationallyleading enterprise, which is engaged in antisepsis, preservation and antioxidation of foods and committed to serving terminal markets involving food preservation, pharmacy, dye, tanning, national defense, rubber, etc. The company provides diversified high-quality products and services for more than 100 countries and regions.

L09 Wuzhou Oasis Chemicals Co Ltd 2705, Unit 5, Shenguan Haodu, 30 Xinxing-3 Road, Wuzhou, Guangxi PR China Tel: +86 774 385 8189 Email: Website: Stand contact: Luckie Yang Wuzhou Oasis Chemicals Co Ltd was established in the year 2000 and is certified to ISO 9001:2015. It is one of the biggest Chinese suppliers for pine oil and tung oil.

J04 Xtrutech Ltd Unit 5, Crown Road, Festival Trade Park 2, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5NJ, UK Tel: +44 1782 621 122 Email: Website: Stand contact: Richard Johnson Xtrutech manufactures a range of high torque/output twin screw extruders with a clamshell barrel for the production of powder coatings, from a 19mm bench top R&D line to full scale production

The company is a reliable powder coating resin manufacturer in China with a production capacity of polyester resin 25000t/yr and epoxy resin 28000t/yr. It has strict evaluation and inspection equipment for the raw materials and the most advanced automatic production line, to ensure stable quality.

L07 Yantai Yuanli Machinery Manufacturing 28 Qunying Road, Xituo Area, Fushan High Tech Zone, Yantai, PR China Tel: +86 535 6431 112 Email: Website: Stand contact: Gillian Zhou The company produces a range of plant and machinery equipment for powder coatings.

J12 Young’s Corproation Korea 11, Gangnamdaero 18 Gil, Seocho-Gu Seoul 06778, South Korea Tel: +82 2 2057 0390 Email: Website: Opaque polymer, emulsion resin, urethane thickener, alkali swellable thickener, solvent, thinner, meko, PMA (methoxy propyl acetate), EEP (ethyl ethoxy propionate).

L04 Zhangjiagang Tonghui Chemical Machinery 18 Lixiang Road, Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu PR China Tel: +86 512 5637 9399 Email: Website: Stand contact: Aiden Xing TongHui Machinery was founded in 2002, and is devoted to research, develop and manufacture of equipment for the chemical industry. TongHui has been able to fulfill the

Zhejiang Qinghong has been a professional manufacturer of organic bentonite since 1980 in China. The company is under the joint research, development and production with Beijing Petroleum and Chemical Industry Research Institute of Chinese Petroleum Industry Department. It mainly produces three main series and more than 20 varieties of organic bentonite.

B03 Zhengzhou Sanhua Technology & Industry Co Ltd Feilong Road, Xingyang City, Hennan 450121, PR China Tel: +86 371 6785 7232 Email: Website: Stand contact: Nick Santint, founded in 1996, has become one of the top three suppliers of tinting and mixing machines in the world. It has established five subsidiaries in USA, Brazil, The Netherlands, Poland and India, with nine overseas offices and more than 500 staff at home and abroad. The sales and service networks are spread worldwide.

J11 Zibo Dexin Lianbang Chemical Industry Co Ltd Rm 1904, Building E, Chuangye Huoju Square, Zhangdian, Zibo, Shandong 255000, PR China Tel: +86 533 314 6343 Email: Website: Stand contact: Arnie Wang Zibo Dexin Lianbang is a leading polyether polyol manufacturer in China, with a capacity of 350,000t/yr. It produces more than 80 grades of polyols. Zibo Zhengda Polyurethane Co Ltd, its subsidiary, is one of China’s largest manufacturers of amineterminated-polyether (Polyetheramine). Its capacity is 30,000t/yr.

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