Arkema has doubled its polyester resins capacity in its Navi Mumbai facility in India. The group says this reinforces its commitment to developing very low-VOC technologies in the global powder coatings market. Specifically, Arkema is doubling the capacity of its REAFREE® powder polyester resins to support growing demand in mobility, household, and industrial applications, including automotive, home appliances, furniture, and sports infrastructure.

Arkema invested in the Navi Mumbai facility in early 2019 to expand the geographic coverage of its high-performance, more sustainable, low-VOC products, and to support its customers' demands. The site includes a manufacturing unit and a laboratory to provide application development and technical support in the region.

“India is a key growth market for both the powder coatings industry and for Arkema,” said Neil Tariq, global business director for Coating Resins. “Arkema is the first international leader in powder coating resins to make significant investments in the area. Powder coating resins enable low-waste, solvent-free, and high-durability solutions, which make this technology key to the sustainable development of our customers and partners.”

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