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AkzoNobel Officially Opens its Powder Coatings Facility in China

Published on 2017-01-18. Author : SpecialChem

AkzoNobel has officially opened its €11 million powder coatings facility in Chengdu, western China. The new site will help to meet growing demand in the region and supply customers with a full range of powder products for the automotive, construction, furniture and IT industries.

The company now operates six powder coatings sites in the China region, while a seventh – the biggest powder coatings plant in the world – is currently being constructed in Changzhou and is due to open in October this year. AkzoNobel currently has more than 30 production sites in total across the whole of China.

Expanding Powder Coatings Business in China

Powder Coating Plant AkzoNobel
AkzoNobel Officially Opens its Powder Coatings Facility in China

The opening of our Chengdu production site will strengthen our position as the global leader and China’s largest powder coatings supplier,” said Conrad Keijzer, AkzoNobel’s Executive Committee member responsible for Performance Coatings.It will allow us to leverage the strong growth that we see in the western provinces of China, furthering our organic growth momentum.

Powder coatings have a sustainability advantage in that they do not require the use of solvents. The Chengdu site is also notable from a sustainability perspective as it is the company’s first powder facility in China to use innovative technology that allows full recycling of waste water.

New Site to Provide Support to Automotive Industry

Investment in the new site reflects the Chinese government’s Western Development Policy, which has prompted rapid industrial growth in the region. For example, Longquanyi District – where the Chengdu plant is located – has become one of the largest car manufacturing centers in the country.

We are going through a rapid change in western China and that is generating more demand for our business,” explained Eddie Wang, Business Director for AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business in North Asia. “The new Chengdu site is an important investment in the region and will enhance our support to local customers, particularly those in the automotive industry.”

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As one of the leading global paints and coatings companies and a major producer of specialty chemicals, it supplies essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, its innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of its fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka.

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