India: Manufacturing Plant Arkema Launches New Powder Coating Resins Facility
To meet the demands of a fast growing powder coating market and to better serve its customers in India, the Gulf Region and surrounding countries, the company has established the new plant.
Navi Mumbai/India – Arkema inaugurated a new first-class polyester resin manufacturing facility in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra on February 13, 2019. This new facility also includes a dedicated laboratory to provide both application development and technical support. The facility will help the company better serve customers in the fast growing powder coating market throughout India, as well as the Gulf Region and surrounding countries.
The new facility will produce polyester powder resins marketed under the Reafree trade name. Reafree polyester resins are primarily used to develop low-VOC powder coatings for a wide range of industrial and architectural applications.
They are highly versatile and can be formulated to provide benefits such as superior scratch resistance, flow and leveling, and rheology control. Arkema's manufacturing site in Navi Mumbai also produces alkyd and acrylic solutions and oil-free polyester resins, as well as reactive polyamide resins.
In addition to the new facility in Navi Mumbai, Arkema produces Reafree polyester resins and runs powder coating R&D laboratories at its facilities in Sant Celoni, Spain and North Kansas City, Missouri, USA. From these three plants, Arkema can meet customer needs anywhere in the world.
This 15 million dollar investment supports the Group’s ongoing commitment to remain a leading global supplier to the coating industry, providing customers with all the benefits of cutting-edge technology, local manufacture, and strong technical support.