AkzoNobel commenced production at its new powder coatings plant in Changzhou, China by May end. It has been built within the existing site. The company has invested €40m worth facility to start the production. The main motto behind the expansion was boosting its position in the global powder coatings market. This facility will help to meet increasing demand for more sustainable coatings solutions in key markets such as the automotive, architectural and general industrial sectors. The plant is using advanced technology, which includes a vacuum drum wastewater reuse system to achieve full recycling of wastewater and zero emissions.
AkzoNobel chief operating officer Ruud Joosten said: “China is a high-priority region for us and the new facility is part of ongoing plans to optimize our production and investment strategy, based on increasing demand. Our passion for paint will continue to be the driving force for us to provide best-in-class sustainable solutions while expanding our footprint globally to drive growth.”
The Changzhou facility is strategically located for better collaboration with AkzoNobel’s largest technology center based in Shanghai. It is targeting eastern region of China with the products for automotive, furniture, IT, functional, domestic appliances, architecture, and general industrial applications.
AkzoNobel powder coatings business director Added Daniela Vlad said: “We continue to provide dynamic colors and finishes and the most sustainable solutions for our customers in China and around the world. This new plant will help us develop Changzhou into a hub for the powder coatings industry in China and create more value for customers by providing customized solutions.”
AkzoNobel has a big powder coatings market across the world and it’s widely been used on buildings and landmarks around the world.
– Khushboo Pandey