PPG completes expansion of powder coatings factory in Brazil

PPG announced that it has completed an expansion of its powder coatings plant in Sumaré, Brazil. The $2.7 million (13 million Brazilian reals) project increased the production capacity of the facility by 40%. The unit is expected to reach full capacity this month.

PPG Powder Coating Plant
PPG employees working in the newly modernized powder coatings facility in Sumaré, Brazil. Picture: PPG

The plant has been equipped with new, state-of-the-art, highly automated equipment, allowing for better process control and quality and less setup time for colour matching and production. Additional investments in automation are planned at the site, including the integration of connectivity devices and process synchronization technology.

This investment aims to meet the growing demand for powder coatings from local manufacturers of appliances, agricultural machinery, transportation, and other industries for   products such as steel furniture, storage structures, gym equipment and electrical panels and transformers.

Upgrade of five powder coating plants

The expansion is part of PPG’s latest global investment to upgrade five powder coatings manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Latin America, announced earlier this year to meet growing customer demand for sustainably advantaged products.

PPG has a broad global presence, with 21 powder coatings manufacturing plants, a powder resin plant, an R&D development center and a global center of excellence. The company is offering complete solutions in the main coating technologies, including pretreatment, electrocoat, liquid coatings, UV and EB curing, powder coating, as well as application services.

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