PHILADELPHIA - Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings has officially opened its new powder coatings facility in Qingpu District, Shanghai, China. The Shanghai plant, which has received $5 million dollars of investment from Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings and taken eight months to construct, will produce powder finishing materials for industrial and specialized applications in the automotive, architectural, industrial goods, consumer durables and general metal-finishing industries.

As the first Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings plant to open in Asia, the 17,500-square-meter plant houses a full range of facilities including offices, research, quality control, application laboratories, production facilities and a warehouse area.