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India: Powder and Bulk Arkema Expands in Powder Coating Resins in India

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Arkema announced plans to construct a new leading class polyester powder resin manufacturing facility, the first of its kind in India, on its existing resin platform in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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The new facility will produce polyester powder resins marketed under the Reafree trade name.
The new facility will produce polyester powder resins marketed under the Reafree trade name.
(Source: Arkema)

Mumbai/India — The project, which represents an investment of approximately $ 15 million and is targeted for completion in 2018, includes a new manufacturing unit and a dedicated new laboratory to provide both application development and technical support. The new facility will support customers in the fast growing powder coating market.

“Offering increasingly environmental-friendly solutions with low-VOC content, resins for powder coatings is an important and growing part of our product portfolio,” said Richard Jenkins, global group president for the Coating resins business. “This new facility will complement our existing manufacturing sites in Europe and North America, and underpins our commitment to meet our customers’ needs wherever they operate around the world.”

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