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June 2018

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June 15, 2018

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Editor’s Note

Do You Have a Good Platform for Product Launching or New Technology Release?

— Darrell J Reeve

All our readers want to know what is new and this journal is a good vehicle to get the message out into our rapidly growing market of Asia Pacific. Technology development has never been so ‘hot’ and the stories about more efficient, higher performance and environmentally friendly systems must be told in the early stages.

 

Insider View

EcoInCure: A Revolution in Car Body Drying − Product Manager from Dürr Talks about the Strengths of its New Oven

Dürr’s EcoInCure dries complex car bodies faster and more gently while providing a better paint quality than conventional ovens. In the following interview, product manager Heiko Dieter explains why the new design is particularly suitable for future vehicle concepts and why EcoInCure offers a major potential for savings in greenfield as well as in brownfield projects.

 

SFCHINA Exhibitor Showcase

Industry Players Demonstrate Core Competencies in SFCHINA2018 Guangzhou

SFCHINA welcomes all industry players to participate in this annual event. Its 31st edition is scheduled to take place from December 4 to 6, 2018 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. As the exhibition scale gets bigger, SFCHINA2018 will move to Halls 4.1 & 5.1, Area A of the venue. The planned total gross exhibition area will reach 14,000 square metres. Comprising three exhibit zones, namely ‘Electroplating & Finishing Technology’, ‘Environmental, Safety & Protection’ and ‘Coating Applications & Coating Products’, exhibitors will gain opportunities to present their technologies and products to domestic and international visitors in one show within 3 days.

 

Product Showcase

  • Gema’s OptiFlow IG07 State-of-the-art injector technology
  • Nornickel launches new technology for nickel refining
  • DÜRR RoDip® E wins Red Dot Award 2018 for outstanding product design
  • New-found ease of control with CUBRAC 2900 from COVENTYA
  • Sulzer launches new CPE end-suction single-stage centrifugal pump
  • Nordson Vulcan Jet TM Series dispensing system wins SMT China Vision Award and EM Asia Innovation Award
  • PPG highlights versatile packaging coatings solution
  • Kansai Paint announces first ever anti-mosquito paint approved by the EPA

Automotive Coating Applications

Axalta Unveils Modern and Tech-savvy StarLite as its Automotive Colour of the Year 2018

— Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta Coating Systems announced the release of StarLite, its 2018 Automotive Colour of the Year. StarLite is a modern, technology-savvy, premium colour for vehicles of today and tomorrow. Borne from Axalta’s ChromaDyne™ line of colour coats developed for automotive OEMs, StarLite is a light and reflective hue that uses Axalta’s tri-coat process which is formulated with synthetic pearl flakes to create an eye catching pearlescent effect. It is a sophisticated colour that is designed to look great on all vehicle sizes while also providing functional benefits.

 

Cleaning System

Ultrafine Parts Cleaning System with Robotized Loading

— Doris Schulz, Germany

High quality and productivity are key success factors, not just in machining but also in the production of cutting tools. Accordingly, exacting demands on cleaning quality, capacity and process reliability had to be met when Sandvik Coromant invested in new equipment for its in-process and final cleaning of drill bits, milling cutters and indexable inserts. The company chose several solvent-based cleaning machines made by Ecoclean (formerly Dürr Ecoclean) plus one highly automated ultrafine cleaning system from UCM AG.

 

Environmental Challenges

Packaging and Environment

— Mr. Darrell J. Reeve, Member of Institute of Materials Finishing and Australasian Institute of Surface Finishing, AISF

Much of the rubbish flying around our neighbourhoods comes from packaging wastes. The China National Sword program is connected indirectly to the vast amount of packaging wastes and a huge quantity of impure, mixed, low value wastes that have been previously shipped to China, has had to end up as landfill because of the difficulties and costs associated with handling them. The China Government program should reduce the quantity of these unwanted wastes to a certain extent but there is much more to be done to make real headway in the packaging arena. Of course this argument applies to all countries, not just China, so all countries should expect to see similar changes and challenges in the near future - we just have to get smarter.

 

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Industry News

  • PVD faucet finishes market worth $11.8 billion by 2020
  • Umicore expands its investment in electrocatalytic electrodes manufacturing
  • Coventya takes membrane anodes for zinc-nickel plating to the next level
  • Chemical surface treatments market worth 14.74 billion USD by 2022
  • Helmut Fischer’s next-generation microhardness testers with re-engineered measurement head
  • Neoganth® W Pre Dip – Atotech’s new horizontal activator pre dip for fine line applications
  • Nordson ASYMTEK Introduces Helios™ Automated Fluid Dispensing Platform for medium and bulk volume deposits

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