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Akzo Nobel starts up packaging inks facility in China

Friday, 18 December 2015

Akzo Nobel has started operations at a new facility for packaging inks at its site in Songjiang, China.

Akzo Nobel's Songjiang site. Source: Akzo Nobel

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Akzo Nobel's Songjiang site. Source: Akzo Nobel

The plant - located at the company's biggest site for packaging coatings in the world - will produce inks used in beverage and can packaging.

Strengthening the position in the local packaging market

"This new facility will establish AkzoNobel as a local supplier of inks in China and strengthen our position in the local packaging market," said Chen Bin, Director of Akzo Nobel's Metal Coatings business in Asia. "It also means that we now have local production of the complete external coatings system." Added AB Ghosh, Managing Director of Akzo Nobel's Metal Coatings business: "We are very pleased to have started local production of inks at Songjiang. It will help us to better serve customers in what is one of our most important markets."

Akzo Nobel doubled the capacity last year

Akzo Nobel is the world's leading coating supplier for beverage and can packaging. The company's technology for two-piece retort can systems is the leading external system used by Chinese beverage and can packaging suppliers. Last year, Akzo Nobel doubled the capacity of the Songjiang site, which now employs close to 300 people and also houses the company's largest research and development center in Chin

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