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14. Oct 2021 | Markets & Companies

Protex International open new factory in China

Already established at Gaoyao in China since the early 1980s with its subsidiary Guangdong Prox-Chem Sepcialty Chemicals, Protex International has just completed the construction of a new production site on the industrial park of Sihui.
The new site is situated in the province of Guandong about 50 kilometers from Guangzhou.
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The new production site, with an area of 20 000 m2 offers a capacity of 20 000 tons/year and Protex International has a land reserve allowing for further expansion. The construction and installation of the equipment took place in 36 months. Some of the staff at the GAOYAO site moved to work at the new plant. The industrial site also has a development laboratory and an application center.

Specialties for the paints and inks industry

The first manufacture has been launched and for the moment it is specialties intended for the paints and inks industry and those for the processing of textiles that are manufactured there. For paints, it is a range of additives for aqueous paints – without VOCs – with applications for the metal, wood and residential industries.

For the Group, which is already well established in South-East Asia, where nearly 30% of its business is carried out, this project aims to acquire in China a new industrial base.

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