Paints, coatings and materials firm PPG Industries announced plans this week to expand its production capacity in Europe for coatings used in aluminum and steel can packaging for food, beverage, and personal care products. The company did not disclose any financial details on the project.
During the effort, PPG intends to increase the capacity for PPG INNOVEL non-BPA internal coatings for beverage cans by 30% at its Tiel, The Netherlands plant. The expansion is expected to reach completion in 2022. PPG completed another project to expand production of PPG INNOVEL at the site by 50% in late 2020. Work to double the Tiel facility’s capacity for PPG iSENSE external coatings for metal cans is slated to reach completion by the end of this year.
At the firm’s Cieszyn, Poland plant, the capacity for the PPG NUTRISHIELD line of non-BPA, internal food can coatings will be doubled by the end of Q3 2021.
“These investments demonstrate our long-term commitment to support our packaging customers across Europe and beyond,” Alessandro Borzino, PPG general manager, packaging coatings, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, said in a release. “They will improve our ability to efficiently supply the innovative coatings solutions that canmakers and brands trust.”
Last year, PPG finished an project to expand the packaging coatings capacity of its facility in Bodelshausen, Germany. The investment doubled the firm’s capacity for white lacquers used in certain types of packaging. Its R&D facility at the site was also recently expanded and will soon serve as PPG’s European R&D Packaging Center of Excellence.