Paint makers seek end to product adulteration

Mr. Abimbolu Babatunde (left), Mr. Jude Maduka, Mr. Rotimi Aluko and Mr.Rahul Jagdale, Head Manufacturing, Berger Paints during a press

Mr. Abimbolu Babatunde (left), Mr. Jude Maduka, Mr. Rotimi Aluko and Mr.Rahul Jagdale, Head Manufacturing, Berger Paints during a press

PAINT makers have expressed concern that adulterations of their products are stalling the smooth conduct of their businesses.

While bemoaning the activities of illegal paint makers, Executive Secretary, Paints Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMA), Mr. Jude Maduka urged the public to be wary of adulterated products in the market.

Addressing the media in Lagos last week, Maduka said: “It is quite unfortunate that some unscrupulous elements in the society are using our trade marks to perpetrate economic evils, but we have confidence in the Nigeria Standard Organisation (SON), in its efforts to sanitise the industry”.

Earlier, PMA Chairman, Mr. Remi Aluko, who spoke on the forthcoming ‘PMA Nigeria 2015 Coating Show’, said the event will provide a platform for suppliers of paints raw materials and manufacturers of paints, inks and allied products in Nigeria to exchange ideas on current developments on raw materials, equipment and technology for paint manufacturing.

The event, slated for October 26 2015, and has as its theme: “Enhancing Coatings Quality for the Future”, is the fourth edition held by the association. It is intended to showcase the various raw materials, machinery, production and testing equipment, packaging materials used in the production of paints, inks and allied products and of course paints products.

“One of the objectives of the Association is to ensure that quality paint products are produced and sold to users so that they get value for their money, hence the choice of the theme”, said Aluko, adding that the show will attract exhibitors from different parts of the world including the United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, South Africa, India, Korea, Middle East, China, Turkey, Singapore and Nigeria.

The Guest Speaker will be the Director General/Chief Executive of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). Dr. Joseph Ikem Odumodu, who will deliver a paper on the theme on the first day, while other speakers will speak on various issues on paint raw materials and technology.
Maduka, added that the event will be open to all manufacturers of paints, inks and allied products, architects, builders, real estate developers, chemical vendors/dealers, painters/applicators, students who wish to take up careers in the paint industry and the general public.

He said: “The essence of the program is to use it as a platform where stakeholders would be properly sensitized on the nitty-gritty of paint and allied products.

He also expressed confidence on the Nigerian manufacturers that despite the ECOWAS tariff that allows products from member country to come to Nigeria.”

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