Resource-efficient paint shop for SKODA

Resource-efficient paint shop for SKODA

EcoInCure offers best possible top-coat quality and maximum process reliability by heating the bodies from the inside in combination with the innovative transverse mode of operation. SKODA will use the benefits of the new Durr oven in the future in the Mlada Boleslav main plant in the Czech Republic. Durr is supplying all the system and application technology, including the building, for the new paint shop. Production is set to start in June 2019. Read more


Like most of today’s chemical industry, the paints and coatings sector is going through a period of major consolidations to support growth, increase efficiencies and gain greater leverage with suppliers and customers. In 2017, Sherwin-Williams, a leading US paint maker, agreed to pay a record $11.3 billion for its rival Valspar, and PPG made repeated attempts to acquire AkzoNobel before ending its pursuit. More deals are expected in 2018. Read more


The revenue department of India has imposed an anti-dumping duty on the import of a chemical from China to protect the domestic manufacturers from cheap shipments. As per a notification of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), anti-dumping duty of $1,685.42 per metric tonne has been imposed on the import of phosphorus pentoxide from China. The duty has been imposed for five years. Phosphorus pentoxide is used as a powerful desiccant and dehydrating agent and is a useful building block and reagent in the chemical industry. Read more


BASF SE said that it is presenting a variety of new materials for 3D printing technologies. Together with Essentium Materials, BASF 3D Printing Solutions is also building up a global distribution network for plastic filaments. Both companies are systematically pooling a substantial part of their industrial filament materials under the name Ultrafuse. All the filaments in the Ultrafuse series have been developed for industrial applications. The offer also includes comprehensive expertise in application development and knowhow in fused filament fabrication (FFF). Read more