The United States-based paint and speciality material supplier PPG is reportedly investing in expanding the capacity of manufacturing coatings at two of its plants in Netherlands and Poland, in a bid to meet the increasing demand for aluminium and steel cans coatings in the beverage, food, and personal care markets.
PPG will invest in its facility in Tiel, Netherlands, to increase 30 per cent production capacity of PPG INNOVEL non-bisphenol A (BPA) internal coatings, dedicated primarily for beverage cans. The project is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of next year.
The Tiel plant will also double its capacity for producing PPG iSENSE external coatings by the end of this year.
Besides, PPG will invest in its facility in Cieszyn, Poland, to double its capacity for producing the PPG NUTRISHIELD line of non-BPA, internal, food can coatings. The expansion work is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of the year.
The company has not disclosed the financial details of the expansion investments.