PPG upgrades Saint-Just-en-Chaussee facility

By Graeme Roberts | 5 December 2017

PPG has completed a US$1.4m upgrade of its automotive adhesives and sealants (A&S) manufacturing and research and development (R&D) centre in Saint-Just-en-Chaussee, France.

Upgrades to the facility included new structural adhesives and waterborne LASD (liquid applied sound damper) manufacturing cells, improved laboratory and testing space, upgraded equipment to simulate automotive body shop conditions, and improved technical capabilities. This facility enhances the link between the supplier's R&D and customer needs with integrated services and increased resources.

The improvements include:

The improvements allow the facility to produce all A&S technologies.

This is PPG's main automotive adhesives and sealants facility in Europe and has been in operation for over 30 years.