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PPG Adds New Waterborne Automotive Coatings Production Line in China

Published on 2017-03-03. Author : SpecialChem

WUHU, China -- PPG has marked the completion of a new USD 19 million high-performance waterborne and high-solids coatings production line at its Wuhu facility in Anhui province, China. The new line enhances the production and service capabilities of PPG’s automotive coatings business for customers in China.

Enhancing Production of Automotive Coatings Business

PPG Automotive Facility
Automotive coatings from PPG

With the implementation in China of stricter environmental regulations, automakers have increased the use of low-volatile organic compound (low-VOC) coatings.

The New Line at PPG’s Wuhu Plant

  • The plant adds production for environmentally-friendly waterborne coatings to meet growing demand of automotive manufacturers and parts makers across China
  • The new topcoat manufacturing facility adds process advancements and a higher degree of automation
  • Storage tanks are added to the facility to help reduce waste at the Wuhu plant

PPG’s high-performance waterborne and high-solids automotive coatings enable our customers in China to meet environmental requirements while improving the quality of their vehicles,” said Vincent Robin, PPG vice president, automotive coatings, Asia Pacific. “With this added manufacturing capability in Wuhu, we significantly enhance our ability to serve our automotive customers across China.”

PPG established its Wuhu plant in 2008, to grow its manufacturing footprint in China and supply automakers across the country.

About PPG

PPG works every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that its customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, it solves its customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward.

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Source: PPG
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