AkzoNobel has invested more than $30 million to install advanced technologies and increase total manufacturing capacity at its four powder coatings sites in North America. According to the company the enhancements will help maximize the versality and long-term sustainability performance of its powder coatings portfolio.

The company is incorporating new extruders, thermoplastics, and bonding processes at its facilities in Reading, Pa.; Warsaw, Ind.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Monterrey, Mexico. This follows on from recent investments at the Como site in Italy and the multi-site in Bac Ninh, near Hanoi, Vietnam.

“As customers continue to prioritize sustainability, durability and performance, the demand for powder coatings is projected to escalate,” explains Jeff Jirak, Global Director of AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business. “By staying ahead of the curve and investing in these advanced technologies, we’re positioning ourselves as a leader in this thriving market, driving innovation and delivering value to customers in North America and around the globe.”