PPG is investing $44 million to upgrade five powder coating manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Latin America, the company announced.
The projects are part of PPG’s strategic efforts to expand its powder coatings offerings and increase global production, the company said.
The investment includes $30 million for U.S. plants and $14 million for facilities in Latin America, and is expected to increase overall capacity, add production capabilities for bonded metallic powders, improve processing times with automated packaging, and enhance capabilities to produce small, medium and large batches, the company said. Enhancements and expansions are already completed or under way at powder production facilities in Brazil, Ind., Gainesville, Texas; Greensboro, N.C.; San Juan del Rio, Mexico; and Sumaré, Brazil. The company expects to complete these total projects by the fourth quarter of 2023.
“Focusing on powder coatings is a win-win for PPG and our customers as we are able to offer greater access to sustainably advantaged products,” said Marizeth Carvalho, PPG global director, powder coatings, Industrial Coatings. “Powder is the fastest growing coatings technology in the world and PPG’s goal is to lead that charge through innovation and production advancements.”