PPG WuhuChina – The $19m installation will make waterborne and high-solids coatings for automotive customers in the country. PPG said demand for coatings with low volatile organic compounds is rising in China due to tighter environmental regulations.“PPG’s high-performance waterborne and high-solids automotive coatings enable our customers in China to meet environmental requirements while improving the quality of their vehicles,” said Vincent Robin, PPG vice-president, automotive coatings, Asia Pacific. “With this added manufacturing capability in Wuhu, we significantly enhance our ability to serve our automotive customers across China.”

PPG established its Wuhu plant in 2008. The new topcoat manufacturing facility features process advancements and a higher level of automation, the company says, plus storage tanks to reduce waste.