PPG launches expanded automotive OEM clearcoat production
The EUR 3 million project nearly doubles the site’s capacity for clearcoats and – according to the company – uses advanced manufacturing technology to improve operational efficiency, sustainability and flexibility compared to conventional processes.
Fully automated production process
PPG acquired the Erlenbach site from Hemmelrath in 2019 to enhance its automotive coatings offering and add formulating and manufacturing capability. The new clearcoat facility uses a fully automated production process that boasts shorter and faster manufacturing times and flexible manufacturing of multiple batch sizes of up to 25 metric tons.
“This investment makes our Erlenbach facility a center of excellence for clearcoats, using best-in-class technologies to deliver superior scratch- and chemical-resistant coatings that are highly durable,” said Roald Johannsen, PPG vice president, automotive OEM coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa.