AkzoNobel Adds Capacity for Water-based Texture Paints in China

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AkzoNobel has invested in a new production line for water-based texture paints at its Songjiang site in Shanghai, China. According to the company, the expansion will boost capacity for supplying more sustainable products.

The site is one of four water-based decorative paints plants in China and among the company’s largest globally. The new 2,500-square-meter facility will produce Dulux products for various markets, such as interior decoration, architecture and leisure.

“As AkzoNobel’s largest single country market, China has huge potential,” says Mark Kwok, AkzoNobel’s president of China/North Asia and business director for Decorative Paints China/North Asia. “The new production line will help to enhance our leading position in paints and coatings in China by expanding new markets.”

Nearly €7.5 million has been invested in the Songjiang since the start of 2021. The new production line features an advanced system that lowers VOC emissions. Other recent projects include introducing new solar energy systems and a more automated high-speed filling line.

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