PPG invests US$44 million to boost powder production

PPG invests US$44 million to boost powder production

Expanding capacity, capabilities at five plants in the US, Latin America

  • By ICN Bureau | May 26, 2023

PPG announced a $44 million investment to upgrade five powder coating manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Latin America. The projects are part of PPG’s strategic efforts to expand its powder coatings offerings and increase global production to meet growing customer demand for sustainably advantaged products.

Collectively, the investment – $30 million for U.S. plants and $14 million for facilities in Latin America – is expected to increase overall capacity, add production capabilities for bonded metallic powders, improve processing times with automated packaging, and enhance capabilities to produce small, medium and large batches. Enhancements and expansions are already completed or under way at powder production facilities in Brazil, Ind., Gainesville, Texas; Greensboro, N.C.; San Juan del Rio, Mexico; and Sumaré, Brazil. PPG expects to complete these total projects by the fourth quarter of 2023.

“Focusing on powder coatings is a win-win for PPG and our customers as we are able to offer greater access to sustainably advantaged products,” said Marizeth Carvalho, PPG Global Director, Powder Coatings, Industrial Coatings.“Powder is the fastest growing coatings technology in the world and PPG’s goal is to lead that charge through innovation and production advancements.”

PPG is a leading supplier of powder coatings to the automotive, general industrial, appliance, furniture and other key industries. It has an expansive global footprint with 21 powder manufacturing plants – seven with bonding capabilities – a powder resin plant, an R&D development center and a global center of excellence.

“We continue to accelerate the growth of our powder coatings business to meet the demand of our customers and enhance their experience, wherever they are in the world,” Carvalho said. “These strategic expansions will provide increased access to new and existing products.”

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