The project will double the capacity of the company’s existing facility in San Juan del Rio, Mexico by 2023.

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Paints, coatings, and specialty materials manufacturer PPG Industries is investing $11 million in its San Juan del Rio, Mexico powder coatings plant to double the location’s capacity, the company announced Tuesday. The project is intended to help the company meet projected future demand for powder coating products in Mexico.

“With this investment, the plant will have new, state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, enhancing production practices and process flow,” Guillermo Peña, PPG director, Industrial Coatings, Mexico, said in a statement. “It will further improve the plant's productivity and benefit our customers with improved service levels and faster response.”

Funds will be used to perform upgrades on existing machines, add new production lines, and boost the stie’s application capabilities. Revamping the operations will enable PPG to produce certain powder coating products that are currently imported from the US, including its Envirocron High Transfer Efficiency (THE) and Coraflon Platinum powder coatings.

“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, in a statement. “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.” 

Work on the expansion is slated to reach completion in mid-2023.

Earlier this year, Powder & Bulk Solids reported that PPG struck a deal to purchase Arsonsisi’s powder coatings business for an undisclosed sum. The company closed its acquisition of industrial and automotive coatings manufacturer Wörwag in May 2021.


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