Mexico: PPG to double powder coatings capacity
PPG has announced that it will invest EUR 11 million to double the production capacity of its powder coatings plant in San Juan del Rio, Mexico. The expansion project is expected to be completed by mid-2023 and will allow the plant to meet the expected future demand for powder coatings in Mexico. The project will involve the installation of new production lines, upgrades to existing equipment and increased application capabilities. The increase in production will also allow PPG to locally manufacture powder coatings products that are currently supplied from the U.S.
“This expansion reaffirms PPG’s confidence in Mexico and the strategic role of the San Juan del Rio site for the powder coatings business,” said Kevin Braun, PPG vice president, global Industrial Coatings. “Powder coating technology is becoming a more functional and profitable option for many customers due to its superior protection, sustainable qualities, and higher transfer efficiency compared to liquid coating technology.”
The expansion plan for PPG’s San Juan del Rio powder plant, which meets the key IATF-16949 quality certification, is the latest in a series of actions that underline the coatings producer’s commitment to investing in further growth for powder coatings. Earlier in 2022, PPG acquired Arsonsisi’s powder coatings manufacturing business, and in 2020, the company purchased Alpha Coating Technologies, a manufacturer of powder coatings for light industrial applications and heat-sensitive substrates.