(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, 15-Dec-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema (EPA: AKE), a French specialty chemicals and advanced materials company and a global leader in PVDF production, has announced the expansion of the company’s polyester resins capacity in its Navi Mumbai facility in India, strengthening the Group’s leadership position in the global powder coatings market and its commitment to developing very low-VOC technologies.
Arkema invested in the Navi Mumbai facility in early 2019 to expand geographic coverage of its high performance, more sustainable, low-VOC products, and to support its customers in their development. The site includes a modern manufacturing unit and a dedicated laboratory to provide application development and technical support in the region.
In order to support its customers’ growth in the area, in particular in mobility, household and industrial applications, including automotive, home appliances, furniture and sports infrastructure, Arkema is now doubling the capacity of its Reafree® powder polyester resins in its Navi Mumbai facility.
“India is a key growth market for both the powder coatings industry and for Arkema.
Arkema is the first international leader in powder coating resins to make significant investments in the area. Powder coating resins enable low waste, solvent-free and high durability solutions, which make this technology key to the sustainable development of our customers and partners,” comments NEIL TARIQ, GLOBAL BUSINESS DIRECTOR FOR COATING RESINS.