LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France — PROTEX INTERNATIONAL recently announced that it has completed construction of a new production site at an industrial park in Sihui, China, which is located about 50 kilometers from Guangzhou. The site is entirely dedicated to chemistry. PROTEX INTERNATIONAL has been established in the Gaoyao district in China since the early 1980s with its subsidiary, Guangdong Prox-Chem Specialty Chemicals.

The new production site, with an area of 20,000 m², offers a capacity of 20,000 tons/year, and PROTEX INTERNATIONAL has a land reserve allowing for further expansion.

The construction and installation of the equipment at the new facility, which meets the highest Chinese environmental standards, took place in 36 months. The facility includes a workshop where units are able to use hazardous products; a Class A storage facility and store are also operational. Some of the staff at the Gaoyao site have already relocated to the new plant.

In order to meet the specific needs of its customers in China and other Asian countries, the industrial site has a development laboratory and an application center that benefit from PROTEX INTERNATIONAL technologies. The site is currently serving the paint and ink industries, as well as the textiles industry.

For the paint industry, the facility offers a complete range of additives for aqueous paints – without VOCs – with applications for the metal, wood and residential industries. PROTEX INTERNATIONAL reports that these products achieve the same performance as their solvent-based counterparts.

With its state-of-the-art equipment, Guangdong Prox-Chem Specialty Chemicals aims to meet the increasing environmental demands of the Asian market, which involves rigorous selection of renewable raw materials, a desire to reduce water and energy consumption, and optimization of production times and costs. For the group, which is already well established in Southeast Asia, where nearly 30% of its business is carried out, this project aims to establish a new industrial base in China with the latest equipment, guarantee of quality, and competitiveness, all while serving its customers in the Asia region.

Learn more at http://www.protex-international.com/en/.