PPG Industries recently announced the completion of a $5 million expansion at its coatings manufacturing facility in Wuppertal, Germany. The project reportedly added equipment to existing buildings on the campus, supporting up to a 35% increase in annual production capacity of environmentally sustainable waterborne coatings for automotive and industrial applications.

The facility, which employs more than 190 people, reportedly plans to hire employees to manage the increased capacity. The additional capacity is intended to enable PPG to meet increasing demand for its waterborne coatings by automotive manufacturers and industrial customers in the region.

“Waterborne coatings offer manufacturers a more sustainable alternative to typical solvent-based coatings by reducing volatile organic compounds,” said Jean-Marie Greindl, vice president, automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and president, PPG EMEA.

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