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PPG Opens Packaging Coatings Center in Germany

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PPG announced the official inauguration of its Packaging Coatings Innovation Centre, Europe in Bodelshausen, Germany. According to the company, the site’s newly expanded analytical and research and development (R&D) capabilities will enhance and accelerate packaging coatings product development across a broad range of end markets.

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Arxada and Troy to Combine

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Arxada — the specialty chemicals business formerly known as Lonza Specialty Ingredients — and Troy Corporation, a producer of microbial control solutions and performance additives, announced that they have entered into an agreement to combine the two companies.

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Siegwerk and Rotopack Form Joint Venture in Pakistan

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Siegwerk, a provider of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, recently announced a joint venture with Rotopack, a supplier in the printing and packaging industry in Pakistan. The jointly founded new company Siegwerk Pakistan Ltd. will start its business in Q2 of 2022.

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Operations Begin at Evonik Wynca Fumed Silica Plant in Zhenjiang, China

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Evonik Wynca Silicon Material Co., Ltd.— the joint venture between Evonik and the Chinese company Wynca—has begun operations at its new fumed silica plant. Located in the Zhenjiang New Material Industry Park in Jiangsu province, the plant is Evonik's first fumed silica production site in China. It will produce fumed silica marketed under the brand name AEROSIL®.

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