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Shalimar Paints explores options amid shifting business scenarios. The advertising catchphrase for Shalimar Paints is ‘Rang Desh Ka’ and for a good reason but more about that later. A recent report in the Economic Times said that the company, older than the Republic of India, is exploring various fundraising opportunities including investment from third parties or strategic investor to improve its performance.
This move comes in the wake of financial difficulty post  major fires at Shalimar’s Nasik and Howrah plants and Surender Bhatia, Managing Director, Shalimar Paints is optimistic of turning things around despite the company  posting a net loss for the sixth straight quarter.

This is Rakesh and today on this edition of Digging Deeper with Money control, we will talk about Shalimar Paints, a company that more than a hundred years after its inception continues to evaluate its place in shifting business scenarios. And explore various fundraising and course correcting opportunities

As for the Rang Desh Ka tagline, no other paint company can claim it because without Shalimar paints, the walls of the Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House in New Delhi, Salt Lake Stadium, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and the magnificence of Howrah Bridge in Kolkata would remain bereft of their distinct character. And oh, the Royal Palace in Nepal also is adorned in the colours of Shalimar.

The prestigious responsibility to paint Rashtrapati Bhawan fell upon the brand when President VV Giri chose the paint over its competitors; the company also has an uninterrupted track record of painting the Howrah Bridge since 1948/49. The bridge is painted every eight or 10 years and it takes almost a month-and-a-half to finish painting the aluminium pillars of the bridge.

Post the nineties, Shalimar Paints Ltd foresaw changes in a fast-growing market and according to a 2003 report in Financial Express, it began to set an agenda to put a new professional core management team at its helm, and to stake its claim upon what was then a Rs 5,500 crore paint market in India.

The emphasis according to the piece was to be on a stronger supply chain management, quality control, efficient service standards, a wider array of products and strategically located manufacturing plants in all four corners of the country.

The company was hoping to capitalise on the decorative segment and exponential growth in rural and semi-urban markets. An outreach program with painters meeting in rural areas to drive sales and spread information was also on the anvil.

And in keeping with its credo of ‘desh ka apnawala’ paint, Shalimar was also counting on its road-marking paints business to grow with a spurt in the country’s expressway and highway projects. Shalimar then was the sole maker of road marking paints in the organised sector, having perfected the road paints technology capable of drying paint in just five minutes.

According to the Financial Express report, Shalimar had also forayed into manufacturing automotive paints in the late 1970s and early 80s and had been the sole paint supplier for Rover cars sold in India. And it also had a tie-up with the iconic Standard Herald.

But over time it became increasingly hard to compete with players like Goodlass Nerolac, Asian Paints and Berger Paints and more. Even as the company tried to reclaim its space in this segment,  it hoped that the decorative paints business would drive its growth.

In keeping with more evolved colour palettes, Shalimar had also begun to offer a colour tinting service called Color Space via a state-of-the-art machine computerised to mix and match imported colourants with high-quality bases.

Before we tell you how these plans panned out, let us go back in time a bit and narrate the story of the birth of Shalimar Paints.

The beginning

It is ironical of course, that the paint of Indian aspirations was not ideated by an Indian family empire so yes this deep dive is not about an Indian business clan as much it about a brand that is now part of the great Indian family of painters, dealers, consumers and contractors.

In 1902, two British entrepreneurs AN Turner and AC Wright ideated and set up Shalimar Paints Colour & Varnish Ltd right on the banks of river Hooghly, near the Botanical Gardens.  It was the first paint manufacturing plant in South East Asia.

This move demanded some amount of luck as there were no raw material suppliers or distributors at the time. Still, for over a decade, Shalimar remained a solo Indian player and continued to thrive despite two world wars and the entry of other foreign players like Elephant Oil Mills, Goodlass Wall, British Paints and Jenson & Nicholson and more.

With time, multinationals began to show interest in buying the company.

In 1928, the ownership changed hands and went to Pinchin Johnson & Associates of the UK who bought the company and assimilated it into their marine division called the Rod Hand Composition Co.

In 1963, management control of Shalimar went to Turner Morisson & Co. The company was then given the name it is known by today. Shalimar Paints Ltd.

By this time, the company had begun to dominate the industrial paints segment especially in marine paints, aviation coatings and large scale painting of thermal power plants.

In 1964, another shift happened when Shalimar became a part of the Courtalds Group of US with a 40 percent holding while another 20 percent was held by the Mehtas of Jardine Henderson.

Foreign ownership of Shalimar was diluted in the seventies when the Foreign Exchange Regulations Act, or FERA, was passed and commanded that foreign companies could only be minority shareholders in Indian firms. Because of this move, many foreign firms like IBM and Coca-Cola shut down their India operations and Shalimar, too, was at the crossroads. Shalimar then tapped the capital market and the foreign holding in the company was reduced to 60 percent. It was during this period that many competitors zoomed ahead.

During the years spanning between 1985 and 1990, the Courtaulds equity shares were sold to SS Jhunjhunwala of Hong Kong’s Delta Nominees and OP Jindal of the Jindal Group bought out the 20 percent stake from the Mehtas of Jardine Henderson.

The interesting trivia related to the ownership of OP Jindal Group is that once the Shalimar lunch served by the company was fit enough for kings with eleven sumptuous courses complete with drinks and desserts!

In 1972 Shalimar went public and in 1989, the company was acquired by the OP Jindal Group and the Hong-Kong based SS Jhunjhnuwala Group. From May 2015, the company is being managed by Mr Surender Bhatia as whole time director. Over the years companies like the Kansai Nerolac, US-based Sherwin Williams and even Asian Paints have eyed Shalimar Paints for a buyout.

Evolving strategies

As we said before, the company began to think forward in terms of new strategies in 2003. By then Shalimar had already set up its first plant outside Kolkata in 1992 at Nashik, Maharashtra. Then, in 2003, it acquired a plant in Sikandrabad near Delhi. In 2008, it entered into technical collaboration with KCI, Korea for pre-coated metal coatings.

In 2013, Shalimar Paints began what it called a “journey of strategic transformation” to aim at the top spot in the decorative paints segment. The company has figured decisively that today, it is key to become more consumer-centric and to offer more options by growing its decorative paint options.

Shalimar Paints today, Wikipedia informs, is present in over 2,000 cities and towns of India through a network of more than 8,000 dealers. The company has three manufacturing units in Howrah, West Bengal; Nashik, Maharashtra; Sikandrabad, Uttar Pradesh and a new plant is coming up in Goomidipoondi, near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It has two Research & Development centres in Howrah, West Bengal and Nashik, Maharashtra, focusing on technology, product and process innovations. The company has a continuously expanding range of products in decorative paints and industrial coatings in both interior and exterior paints.

The company’s fortunes saw a resurgence in the early 2000s when the sector housing and infrastructure projects began to boom.

A future-forward vision

In 2014, Forbes India reported though that the company’s over-reliance in the past on the industrial market where, and we quote, “margins are low and business lumpy—reduced Shalimar to a shadow of its former self.”

According to this report, in 2014, in the five-player paint industry (excluding regional companies), Shalimar was the smallest. The company, said Forbes, was behind Asian Paints, Berger Paints, Kansai Nerolac and AkzoNobel (formerly ICI Paints). It closed in 2013 with Rs 483 crore in sales, compared to Asian Paints’ Rs 10, 418 crore.

The Forbes report narrates how subsequently board members Ratan Jindal, who runs Jindal Stainless Steel, and Girish Jhunjhunwala of Hind Group hired  Sameer Nagpal, former vice president of industrial products company Ingersoll Rand (India), as CEO and managing director. The move was in the hope of increasing company profitability and improving valuation for investors. This is also when the company intentionally focussed its resources on the more profitable and fast expanding decorative paints segment.

We quote Forbes, “Instead of pouring money down lost causes, Nagpal started plugging the holes in Shalimar, the biggest of which was poor product quality and lack of brand recall. His initial research threw up many interesting insights, the most important of which was the discovery that it’s not always the customer, but the painter, who decides what brand to use. Painters care about timely availability and quality; it is their credibility at stake. Simply put, if they run out of paint in the middle of painting a wall, they need a replenishment of the exact shade of paint, otherwise they have to repaint the entire wall. It was here where Shalimar had stumbled: Even though it never stopped manufacturing products such as emulsions, protective coating and top coats, its quality diminished with each passing year.”

Nagpal also found that in the absence of quality checks and late payments to suppliers, the raw material was not up to the mark. He enforced a new quality control policy, to ensure that every product was put through new checks and balances.

He also noticed issues at the distribution level and says Forbes and we quote,” he pushed for the streamlining of depots that earlier worked with no strategic planning.   He introduced one more layer in the form of a centralised distribution center to help declutter its depots. And, most importantly, he set up a forecasting cell to give the company an idea of how future demand will play out, which would enable factories to take decisions accordingly.”

Continues the Forbes report and we quote again, “Nagpal also had some cleaning up to do on the dealer front. Of Shalimar’s 8,000 dealers, 6,000 were doing business worth only Rs 10 lakh (or less) with them.  Such small-scale of business leads to zero brand loyalty. To make matters worse, with slow sales velocity, dealers took as many as 90 days to pay Shalimar.

Nagpal decided, with his limited resources, to create some pull for the brand among dealers as well as painters. He regained lost ground with painters by holding regular workshops—a common practice among brands like Asian and Nerolac. Dealers were incentivised to recommend Shalimar, and were offered better terms of trade if they reached certain targets. This, along with dealer engagement, led to a 34 percent jump in decorative paints sales for its top 745 ‘club’ dealers.”

He also focussed on branding and advertising and Shalimar invested in an Rs 10-crore advertising campaign crafted by Wieden+Kennedy (the company that made Nike a household name and has worked with the homegrown Indigo Airlines and Forest Essentials).

What has held the company in the past through the various shifts in its fortunes, says the article, was that as an industrial paints company, despite its depressed profitability, it showed consistent top line and bottom line growth. We quote from the piece, “From 2002 to 2008, the stock even outperformed Asian Paints on the Bombay Stock Exchange. And in the last 10 years, it has given a compounded annual growth rate of 21 percent. Still, given its margin profile of 2 percent versus the industry average of 11 percent, its valuation is a fraction of its peers.”

So focusing aggressively on the   decorative paints market has to be a well-calculated risk because it involves investment not just in new team leaders but also in the overhaul of the company’s IT back-end, depots and tinting machines.

In a 2014 interview to The Hindu, Nagpal seemed upbeat and we quote him, ”  With focus only on the industrial segment and due to a combination of other factors, we missed the bus on consumer segment — decorative. We are now targeting growth and improvements in profitability to carve out a niche in this segment. We are now changing our strategy from industrial to decorative. We are working on the key success factors for this business. Now, we have articulated our positioning as “the art and science of paint”. Most of the other paint companies are focusing on emotion and colour, but we want to focus on paint and its quality. If we are able to successfully communicate the new positioning, our job will be done. So, our art and science strategy has two levels. First level is to offer good quality, and second level is to offer value proposition that others don’t. Why are we saying this? Shalimar was South-East Asia’s first paint company.”

So yes, in a way, the company has come full circle. As it colour corrects its course, it looks forward to reaffirming its place not just in history but in the future, and also show even big, storied companies need to alter their narratives with the changing times. https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/podcast/podcast-digging-deeper for more details on this.

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PPG launches high-performance sigmasheild 880 coating for US & CANADA.  PPG is a major supplier of paints, coating, and specialty materials. As per trusted sources, the ultra-durable coating meant for vessels and rigs offers one coat and direct-to-metal protection along with quick curing at extremely high moisture levels, including underwater immersions.

The product provides superior abrasion, seawater, impact and corrosion resistance along with advanced cathodic disbondment protection and exceptional resistance to chemical splashes and spills, claim sources. Its shorter dry-to-touch implies that assets’ return to services can be accelerated, while the coating continues to cure upon water immersion.

Al Kaminsky, Marine Manager, Protective and Marine Coatings at PPG, U.S. & Canada said that currently existing offshore marine and energy assets, be it oil or gas rigs, wind farms or vessels, need a high level of corrosion protection when subjected to extreme operating environments.

Kaminsky further mentioned that PPG SIGMASHIELD 880, the surface-tolerant epoxy exhibits PPG’s commitment to enable users to manage applications & maintenance costs..

Reportedly, PPG announced the creation of a new marine sales team in the U.S. and Canada that will focus on offering their expertise and advice throughout the complete range of PPG marine coatings. Scott Doering, Director of Sales, Protective and Marine Coatings at PPG U.S, stated that this focused commercial marine group will cater to shipyards across the U.S. & Canada by providing in-person support as well as owner support.

Doering further added that the company will continue developing industry-leading solutions that offer application efficiencies and enhance product performances, minimizing downtime and owner costs while ensuring protection across full range of fixed and floating marine assets.

In a bid to enhance its high-performance coatings product portfolio, PPG lately declared the launch of its new PPG NOVAGUARD 810 ER coating, which happens to be the company’s first product aimed at USA and Canada’s tug and barge tank lining market, claimed sources. http://packingmaterials.org/ppg-launches-high-performance-sigmasheild-880-coating-us-canada/

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Triethylene glycol is a clear, colourless, odourless, hygroscopic liquid at room temperature. It is prepared commercially as a co-product of the oxidation of ethylene at high temperature in the presence catalyst (silver oxide) followed by hydration of ethylene oxide to yield mono(one)-, di(two)-, tri(three)- and tetra ethylene glycols. Applications of triethylene glycol includes gas dehydration, polyester resins, chemical intermediates, as a solvent in many chemical processes, heat transfer fluid, and as a disinfectant.

       Applications of triethylene glycol

Triethylene glycol is a major ingredient used in the dehydration of gases such as carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide, oxygenated gases and natural gas in the oil and gas industry. It is used as a dehumidifying agent because of its lower volatility and higher boiling point. Dehydration of natural gases involves removing water vapour from natural gas using triethylene as a dehydrating agent. This process is very important so as to prevent hydrates formation or corrosion problems due to the presence of carbon dioxide or hydrogen sulfide (regularly found in natural gas). Triethylene glycol is placed in contact with natural gas, and strips water out of the gas. It is heated to a high temperature and put through a condensing system, which removes the water as waste and the reclaims the TEG for continuous reuse within the system.

Triethylene glycol is often used to make chemical intermediates such as plasticizers and esters. It is a major raw material for the production of polyester fiber, films as well as alkyd resin used in paints.

They are excellent solvents, very soluble in many organic solvents having solvent properties of both ethers and alcohols.  It is used as humectants in the tobacco industry and in the treatment of corks, glue, paper and cellophane.

It is used as a lubricants and fuel additive.

Triethylene glycol is used as an air disinfectant for bacteria and virus control. It is mild disinfectant toward a variety of bacteria, viruses and spores of Penicillium notatum fungi. However, it has low toxicity and broad materials compatibility.

Chemic integrated service is a supplier of triethylene glycol and other chemicals. We supply to a wide range of customers within Nigeria and beyond. We are a chemical sourcing specialist and technical solution provider with well-organized distribution channels. We work with some of the world leading brands around the globe to offer high quality to our clients. Contact us for all your chemical need.

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USP EP – PROPYLENE GLYCOL

Propylene glycol is a food grade chemical, a synthetic organic compound that is produced industrially from propylene oxide. The major application of propylene glycol is in the food industry where it is used as a coolant, antifreeze, food additives and as a solvent in the pharmaceutical industry. It is a viscous, colourless hygroscopic liquid with a faintly sweet taste and it dissolves in some broad range of solvents such as acetone, chloroform and water. It  has low toxicity and outstanding stability, as well as high flash and boiling points and low vapor pressure. Click here to read more.

 Application of propylene glycol

Application in food and pharmaceutical industry – Propylene glycol is a major ingredient in many of the edible items such as frostings, candis, liquid sweeteners, ice cream, coffee-based drink and dairy food products. It is often used to maintain the moisture in prepared foods and a component in natural flavorings to help distribute the flavoring evenly throughout the product. Propylene glycol is used as a pharmaceutical additive such as drug solublizer in topical, oral, and injectable formulations. It is used as stabilizer for vitamins, and as a water-miscible cosolvent. I t serves as Vaporizers used for delivery of pharmaceuticals or personal-care products. Click here to read more.

Coolant and antifreeze – It is biodegrade and it is often use in place of ethylene glycol as a coolant and antifreeze. Its major application is in Turbocharged / Motors, modified Engines, and engines With Overworked Supercharged Cooling Systems. It is also used to winterize the plumbing systems in vacant structures and in lowering the freezing point of water, and as aircraft de-icing fluid. The major task of propylene glycol is to maintain an equilibrium temperature in the system to enable the system working at top efficiency. Click here to read more

Propylene glycol is also used to make polyester compounds; some percentage of propylene glycol produced is used as chemical feedstock for the production of unsaturated polyester resins. In this regard, propylene glycol reacts with a mixture of unsaturated maleic anhydride and isophthalic acid to give a copolymer. This partially unsaturated polymer undergoes further crosslinking to yield thermoset plastics. Propylene glycol also reacts with propylene oxide to give oligomers and polymers that are used to produce polyurethanes. Click here to read more.

Features of propylene glycol

  • Holds and dissolves active ingredients equally in a medium
  • Attracts/holds water/moisture (hygroscopic)
  • Reduces the freezing point
  • Increases the boiling point
  • Offers outstanding stability with high flash and boiling points
  • Serves as a solvent
  • Connects and stabilizes insoluble fluids (emulsifier)
  • Helps to bind and transport other substances (excipient) Click here to read more.

Chemic integrated service is a supplier of propylene glycol and other chemicals. We supply to a wide range of customers within Nigeria and beyond. We are a chemical sourcing specialist and technical solution provider with well-organized distribution channels. We work with some of the world leading brands around the globe to offer high quality chemicals to our clients. Contact us for all your chemical need.

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Monoethylene glycol
Monoethylene glycol

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) is an organic compound, an odorless, colourless liquid with a sweet taste.  A primary use of monoethylene glycol is in the manufacture of polyester (PET) resins, films and fibers. It is an important ingredient in the production of antifreeze, coolants, aircraft anti-icer and deicers and solvents. Its miscibility with water, alcohol, aldehydes and other organic compounds makes its use important in a wide range of industrial applications.

   Production of monoethylene glycol

Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) is produced industrially from ethylene or ethylene oxide. In this process of manufacturing MEG two co-products are obtained, diethylene glycol (DEG) and triethylene glycol (TEG). Ethylene oxide is reacted with CO2, forming ethylene carbonate, which is then hydrolyzed to form MEG and CO2. Both reactions are carried out in the liquid phase using homogeneous catalysts.CO2 streams from the reaction steps are recycled to the ethylene carbonate reactor. MEG is purified in two distillation columns where water is removed, leading to the final MEG product. Click here to read more.

   Applications of monoethylene glycol

Solvent – It is a medium for suspending conductive salt in electrolytic capacitors. Monoethylene glycol serves as water-based formulations for adhesives, paints, asphalt emulsions, dry-wall compounds, wax, dyes, surface coatings Stabilizer against gel formation.

Chemical intermediate – Monoethylene help in the synthesis of many organic compounds and substances such as Polyester resins (fibers, containers and films) • Resin esters as plasticizers (adhesives, lacquers and enamels) • Alkyd-type resins (synthetic rubbers, adhesives, • surface coatings).

Antifreezes and coolants  It is used in chilled-water air-conditioning systems that place either the chiller or air handlers outside, or systems that must cool below the freezing temperature of water; it is an all-weather automotive engine antifreeze and coolants. It is a heat transfer fluids in (gas compressors, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, process chillers, ice rinks). Click here to read more

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Diethylene glycol drums in the warehouse

Chemic Integrated Services is a foremost diethylene glycol supplier in Nigeria, a major player in the chemical industry. We supply to a wide range of clients in the manufacturing, construction, oil and gas industry. Our mutual longstanding relationship with some of the world leading chemical brands coupled with our exceptional team of staff, and knowledge of the industry has positioned us as a leading diethylene glycol supplier in Nigeria and beyond.

Diethylene glycol (DEG) is an organic compound with the formula (HOCH2CH2)2O. It is a hydroxyether, a colorless liquid, odorless, poisonous, and hygroscopic liquid with a sweetish taste. It is miscible in water, alcohol, ether, acetone, and ethylene glycol. Diethylene glycol has higher boiling point, viscosity, and specific gravity.  It is a raw material used in the production of polyester fiber, PET resins, alkyds, and unsaturated polyesters. Click here to read more.

Production of Diethylene glycol

DEG is produced by the partial hydrolysis of ethylene oxide, the resulting product is two ethylene glycol molecules joined by an ether bond. Diethylene glycol is derived as a co-product with ethylene glycol (MEG) and triethylene glycol.

Applications of Diethylene glycol

  • Diehydration glycol is an effective agent in dehydration of water. It used as a liquid desiccant system for the removal of water from natural gas and natural gas liquids.
  • Production of plasticizers – This involves heating benzoic acid and diethylene glycol with benzoic acid in the presence of a catalyst to obtain a diethylene glycol dibenzoate crude product; and cooling the obtained diethylene glycol dibenzoate crude product, neutralizing with an Na2CO3 water solution to remove excessive benzoic acid, washing, separating out the ester layer, and dehydrating by vacuum distillation to obtain a colorless transparent oil liquid which is the plasticizer diethylene glycol dibenzoate product.
  • As an antifreezer and coolant in auto engines and some systems.
  • Solvent – it’s used as solvent for many consumers products in cosmetics, textile, dyeing and printing and for some organic compound.
  • Low Volatility – Binder for foundry sand-molding.
  • Lubricant- It is also a component in brake fluid lubricants.
  • Diethylene glycol is used in the manufacture of unsaturated polyester resins, morphine, polyurethanes, and as a building block in some organic synthesis. Click here to read more

Properties/features of diethylene glycol

  • It is colorless, low-volatility, low viscosity, and hygroscopic liquid.
  • Diethylene glycol is odorless but it has a slight sweet odor under high vapor concentrations.
  • It is miscible with water and many organic liquids.
  • When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes. Click here to read more

Call on us at Chemic integrated services for diethylene glycol supply. We are a major dealer of diethylene glycol, monoethylene glycol, propylene glocol and other chemicals. You can count on us as of the leading diethylene glycol supplier In Nigeria.

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Industrial solvent

Industrial solvent is a major ingredient in several industrial processes. The major work of a solvent is to dissolve a solute, resulting in solution. It is a substance capable of dissolving or dispersing other substances without causing a change in the chemical nature of either the solvent or other substance being treated. An industrial solvent is usually in a liquid form but can also be found in a solid and gas form .The quantity of solute that can dissolve in a given solvent depends on the nature of the solute, temperature and pressure.

                   Applications of industrial solvent

Industrial solvent has numerous industrial applications; which include dissolving paint pigment, binding agent and to soften paint prior to application.  Most enamel-based paint uses a mild petroleum-based solvent and has a long drying and curing time. Once paint is applied, the solvent evaporates, allowing resin and pigment to produce a film of paint (a coat) and dry rapidly. Industrial solvent is recommended for the use in drug laboratories in liquid extraction of antibiotics. It is applied in the synthesis and purification of pharmaceutical processes.  Manufacture of: cellulose acetate, paints, dye from the diphenylamine series, isoprene, adhesive, lubricants, perfumes, plastics, and cement. Read further.

                   Classification of solvent

Solvent are often classified as polar and non polar or organic and inorganic.  Polar solvent has large dipole moments or partial charges in their molecules and they contain bonds between atoms with very different electro negativities. Polar solute dissolves only in polar solvents and they are often classified as non carbon solvent because they do not contain carbon. Non polar solvent are solvent that their molecules has zero dipole moment, contain bonds between atoms with similar electro negativities such as carbon and hydrogen (hydrocarbons, such as gasoline). Non polar solvent are often classified as organic solvent because of presence of carbon. Read further on polar and non polar Below are some of industrial solvents we (Chemic Integrated Services) have in stock.                

Xylene is a class of aromatic hydrocarbon produced from crude oil through the process of alkylation. It is any of the three isomers or combination of dimethylbenzene. Each of the three isomers has a central benzene ring with two methyl groups attached as substituents. Xylene is colourless, clear, sweet-smelling and flammable liquids of great industrial value. It occurs naturally and it can also be produced industrial by the methylation of toluene and benzene and coal carbonisation in the manufacture of coke fuel. It is used as a solvent in the petroleum, leather, rubber, printing industries and as a solvent in pesticides products.  It is often the active ingredient in commercial products for ear wax and in production of epoxy resin. In thinning paints and varnishes, it can be substituted for toluene where slower drying is desired.

Acetone (propanone) is an organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CO. It is a class of aromatic hydrocarbon, a volatile, colorless, and flammable liquid. Acetone is the simplest form of ketone. Acetone is produced directly or indirectly from propylene via the cumene process and Wacker-Hoechst process (direct oxidation propylene) or the hydration of propylene to give 2-propanol, which is oxidized to acetone.

Application of acetone includes

  • acetone is used extensively as a solvent for the safe transportation and storage of acetylene gas
  • It is useful in the preparation of metal prior to painting. It is also useful for high reliability soldering
  • Also used as a solvent in the manufacturing of: cellulose acetate, paints, lacquers and adhesives, dyes from the diphenylamine series, isoprene, artificial leather, adhesive mixtures of nitrocellulose, lubricants, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, plastics, rubberized cement. Also used for fat and oil extraction, tonics, paraffin purification. Etc Read further on Acetone.

Toluene is classified as a hydrocarbon, a byproduct of gasoline production by a catalytic reformer or ethylene cracker; it is also a byproduct of the production of coke from coal. Toluene is produced when benzene reacts with methyl chloride in presence of a Lewis acid such as aluminium chloride. It is a colourless, flammable, non-corrosive liquid with a benzene-like odor. It is insoluble in water and soluble in acetone and ether etc.

Application of Toluene

  • Toluene dissolves many organic compounds.
  • It is used as an ingredient in nail polish remover in cosmetics industry.
  • It serves as common solvent for paints, paint thinners, silicone sealants, many chemical reactants, rubber, printingink, and adhesives.
  • It is a good solvent for many plastics and most synthetic fibers.
  • It is also a solvent in dissolving two-part epoxies and superglue.
  • It serves as a synthesis of benzene and in production of foam.

Methylene chloride also known as methylene chloride or dichloromethane is a clear, colorless, nonflammable chlorinated hydrocarbon with a pleasant smell and emits highly toxic fumes of phosgene when heated to decomposition. It is a polar solvent although not miscible with water but miscible with many organic solvent. Methylene Chloride is produced by treating either chloromethane or methane with chlorine gas at 400-500 degree centigrade.

Application of methylene Chloride

  • It has the ability to dissolve a wide range of organic compounds which makes it a useful solvent for many chemical processes.[
  • Can be used as a solvent in pharmaceuticals
  • Serves as a solvent in production of paint remover
  • Also as a blowing agent for polyurethane foams. Read further on methylene chloride

Chemic integrated service is a supplier of industrial solvent and other chemicals. We supply to a wide range of customers within Nigeria and beyond. We are a chemical sourcing specialist and technical solution provider with well-organized distribution channels. We work with some of the world leading brands around the globe to offer high quality chemicals to our clients. Contact us for all your chemical need.

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coating of vessel
Painting of vessel

Chemic Integrated Services is a foremost marine paint distributor in Nigeria, a major player in the coating industry. We supply to a wide range of clients in the marine, oil and gas industry. Our mutual longstanding relationship with some of the world leading coating brands and knowledge of the industry has positioned us as a leading marine paint distributor in Nigeria and beyond.

We have team of dedicated and skilled staff who work closely with our clients to clearly understand their unique need and to deliver the most effective solution to them and to provide every technical support from the point of supply to the completion of every project. We have successfully completed so many projects in the offshore and onshore environment; materials supply, coating and maintenance of steel and other super structures. Our experienced and highly skilled team of experts is available to provide you with the best coating solution.

Our coating /marine paint  applications includes protection for transport vessels, pipelines, corrosion protection for thermal power plant, coating and fire protection for upstream and downstream oil and gas structures, coating for abrasive and highly corrosive environment. All types of steel and concrete structures. https://www.chemicintegratedservices.com/marine-paint-and-protective-coatingf-products

We have different kinds of marine paint and protective coating products in stock, below are few of what we have in stock.

Alky grade

Anti fouling grade

Two pack epoxy grade

Heat resistant paint

Two pack polyurethane grade

Vinyl paint

Mastic base paint

Chlorinated paint

Zinc silicate paint

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Surface preparation before paint
Surface preparation prior to painting

Surface preparation is the most important part of any painting process. Over 70% of all coatings failures and defeats can be directly attributed to inadequate surface preparation, which affects coating adhesion and longevity. The surface of substrate must be properly prepared before the application of coating product or paint. Surface preparation of substrate depends on the nature of the substrate. The surface should be smooth and clean. Every hole, cracks, oil and other contaminants should be removed before prior to painting. We shall examine some of the basic step in surface preparation before coating application. Below are some of the basic steps in surface preparation.
Metal surface must be properly cleaned before application of paint. Every Unwanted particle such as dirty, dust, grease and oil must be thoroughly removed so that the paint will adhere properly with the surface of metal. Water should not be use in cleaning of metal prior to painting rather solvent such as industrial detergent, mineral spirit or acetone should be use. Persistent dirty is better off with mild industrial detergent.
Mild rust and peeling paint on the surface of the substrate can be removed by hand wire brushing, sanding, or scraping. Wire brush is use to clean off loose rust and peeling paint. A mid rust remover or detergent compound containing rust removing agent and non-ionic surfactants can apply in cleaning off all the rust from the metal. For badly affected area, power tools should be applied. Power tools like grinder, sander, oscillating tool or drill and wire brush to remove the rust and all the peeling paints. Hydro, grit and sand blast could apply where necessary in order to achieve a better result.
Filling of holes, repairing of cracks and priming are the final stage of surface preparation before coating. Use sandpaper, wire brush with power tools to sand the metal until you reach bare metal especially the pitted or affected areas and clean off with industrial detergent or with mineral spirit. For larger holes, apply epoxy filler to the edge of the hole, cut a piece of fiberglass mesh and press it into the filler. Then, cover the mesh with epoxy or primer.
Priming is the final stage of surface preparation. The first task of a painter or coating inspector is the selection of the right type of primer. Several factors should be considered such as the type of metal to be coated, performance requirements, environmental condition. High performance anticorrosive primer should be applied on the metal. Every pitted, cracks and hole should be primed properly. Rust converters and galvanized primer should fit in very well for metal priming.
Durability of any painting process depends on surface preparation before painting. The surface of the substrate should be free from oil, dirty, and contaminants prior to paint. Every hole, cracks on the surface of the substrate should be repaired and all peeling paint removed before paint application.
Chemic Integrated Services is one of the leading providers of protective coating products in the coating industry. We are major distributor of quality marine paint and other coating materials for offshore and onshore application. We have successfully executed many coating project both in the onshore and offshore hash environment.
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Global valve

Is a type of valve used for regulating flow in a pipeline, consisting of a movable disk-type element and a stationary ring seat in a generally spherical body. The following are some of the typical applications of globe valves: Cooling water systems. Fuel oil systems where flow is regulated and leak tightness is very crucial.

Feed water or chemical feed systems.

Boiler and main steam vents and drains.

Turbine lubes oil system and others. They are also use for Isolation and throttling services. Although these valves exhibit slightly higher pressure drops than straight through valves (e.g., gate, plug, ball, etc.), they may be used where the pressure drop through the valve is not a controlling factor.

Diaphragm valve

Diaphragm valves are excellent for controlling the flow of fluids containing suspended solids and offer the flexibility of being installed in any position. Weir-type diaphragm valves are better at throttling than straight diaphragm valves because the design’s large shutoff area along the seat gives it the characteristics of a quick-opening valve. The diaphragm acts as the gasket of the valve to seal against leaks between the body and bonnet cap.

Since diaphragm valves have minimal contact surfaces and are considered the cleanest valve (least likely to cause contamination) they have found widespread use in the pharmaceutical, food processing, and water treatment industries. Diaphragm valves are also used in the electronics industry, pulp and paper industry, power industry, and in high-purity water systems.

Chemic Integrated Services is a supplier of industrial equipment and tools. We carry out oil and gas facility services and equipment supply. We also supply to the manufacturing, construction and power generation industries.

Our line of products include:

  1.  Valves
  2. Transmitters
  3.  Pressure and Temperature gauges
  4.  Switches
  5. Power tools
  6. Measuring equipment
  7. Construction and safety tools
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