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29. Jun 2022 | Markets & Companies

Akzo Nobel expands capacity for water-based texture paints

Akzo Nobel has invested in a new production line for water-based texture paints at its Songjiang site in Shanghai, China. Nearly EUR 7.5 million has been invested in the Songjiang site since the start of 2021.
An aerial view of the Akzo Nobel plant in Shanghai, China.
The new 2,500 square meter facility will produce products for various markets.
Image source: Akzo Nobel.

The site is one of four water-based decorative paints plants in China and among the company’s largest globally. The new 2,500 square meter facility will produce products for various markets, such as interior decoration, architecture and leisure. The new production line features an advanced system which lowers VOC emissions. Other recent projects include introducing new solar energy systems and a more automated high-speed filling line.

"Huge potential"

“As Akzo Nobel's largest single country market, China has huge potential,” says Mark Kwok, Akzo Nobel’s President of China/North Asia and Business Director for Decorative Paints China/North Asia. “The new production line will help to enhance our leading position in paints and coatings in China by expanding new markets and further driving us our towards our Grow & Deliver strategic ambitions.”

The coatings industry in China is expected to continue expanding, largely driven by the country’s increasing focus on energy conservation and emission reduction. “Our new production line will not only enable us to better meet market demand, but also help to optimise our supply chain so we can serve customers more efficiently and effectively,” adds Fred Moreux, Akzo Nobel’s Asia Manufacturing Director.

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