Arkema recently announced plans to construct a new polyester powder resin manufacturing facility on its existing resin platform in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The project, which represents an investment of approximately $15 million and is targeted for completion in 2018, includes a new manufacturing unit and a new laboratory reportedly dedicated to provide both application development and technical support. The new facility will produce polyester powder resins marketed under the REAFREE® trade name.
“Offering increasingly environmental-friendly solutions with low-VOC content, resins for powder coatings is an important and growing part of our product portfolio,” said Richard Jenkins, global group president for the coating resins business. “This new facility will complement our existing manufacturing sites in Europe and North America, and underpins our commitment to meet our customers’ needs wherever they operate around the world.”