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PPG investing $2.7 million in Brazilian factory

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PPG recently announced it plans to invest $2.7 million to purchase new equipment that will expand production capacity at its Brazilian powder coatings facility and meet a growing demand in South American countries.

The investment is expected to increase capacity by approximately 40 percent, starting in the third quarter of 2022. It also aligns with the company’s goal to have 40 percent of its sales from sustainably advantaged products by 2025.

Located in Sumaré, in the state of São Paulo, the plant serves the general finishing, home appliance, transportation, and agriculture industries. Products include power transformers, electrical panels, steel furniture, gym equipment, and storage structures.

“PPG is a leader in providing solutions that optimize processes for our customers,” Marizeth Carvalho, PPG general manager of industrial coatings, Americas, said. “The expansion of our Sumaré site reinforces our commitment to grow, share knowledge, develop our workforce and bring innovative, sustainable solutions to the marketplace.”

Powder coatings are a highly sustainable product that offers enhanced durability, transfer efficiency and the ability to be reclaimed or reused during application. They are one of the fastest-growing coating technologies.

The product offers many benefits including paint that is not used during application returns to the paint system, and it does not release solvents.

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