PPG opens powder coatings center in Milan
The facility’s expanded capabilities, which include a customer application center, are intended to enhance and accelerate powder coatings product development. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed.
According to the comapny, the R&D center will focus on innovating powder coatings product development, demonstrating advanced powder technologies and providing best-in-class customer and technical support. The Milan facility is designed as a European hub for cross-technology research and development, hosting laboratories for other businesses that include automotive OEM and refinish coatings.
“The new powder coatings R&D center boasts a critical mass of capabilities that will significantly strengthen our product development and application efforts,” said Olivier Magnin, PPG technical director, industrial coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).