PPG Industries recently began operations at a new facility in the Zhangjiagang Yangtze International Chemical Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, which is its first resin production plant in mainland China. With initial production capacity of 27,000 metric tons per year, the plant will supply advanced resin products to PPG coatings plants and other customers in the region.

“Startup of the Zhangjiagang plant marks another important milestone in PPG’s history of doing business in China,” said Charles E. Bunch, chairman and CEO. “This resins plant will help PPG to better serve China and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, reinforcing our leading position in the regional paint and coatings industry, as well as our focus on growth in these rapidly developing economies. Additionally, the plant’s ‘green’ systems and construction help PPG to honor its commitment to sustainable operation.”

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