Precipated Silica PPG Plans 15,000 Tons Additional Capacity at Delfzijl, Netherlands
PPG plans to increase its precipitated silica production capacity at Delfzijl, Netherlands, by an additional 15,000 tons per year. The expanded capacity will be used to manufacture performance silica products. worldwide.
Delfzijl/The Netherlands – The expansion is expected to come online in 2016 and shall help PPG meet growing demand for its silica products, including large-scale volumes of its Agilon silicas,tied to a new multiyear global supply agreement with a multinational tire manufacturer.
“Based on positive customer trials and interest, demand for Agilon performance silica is growing globally,” said Anup Jain, PPG vice president, specialty coatings and materials. “The multimillion-dollar investment in Delfzijl will not only expand capacity but also give us the flexibility to rapidly switch existing production capability between conventional precipitated silica and Agilon performance silica to meet marketplace needs,” Jain added. “The expansion demonstrates PPG’s commitment to our customers.”