Paint supplier PPG has celebrated the completion of a new US$19m waterborne and high-solids coatings production line at its Wuhu factory in Anhui province, China.
Stricter Chinese environment regulations have prompted automakers to increase the use of low-volatile organic compound (low-VOC) paint. The new line adds production for waterborne coatings to meet this need as well and growing overall demand from OEMs and parts makers. The new facility adds process advancements and a higher degree of automation. New storage tanks help reduce waste.
"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, we significantly enhance our ability to serve our automotive customers across China."
PPG established the Wuhu plant in 2008 to grow its manufacturing footprint in China and supply automakers across the country.