LYNGBY, Denmark - Protective coatings supplier Hempel has opened a new manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China. The new factory will help Hempel meet the increasing demand for coatings in the region. The factory also includes a new research and development (R&D) center, which is the third-largest R&D facility within the Hempel Group.

With 56,000 square meters of space, Hempel’s newest and largest factory, located in Guangzhou, China, is expected to produce more than 42 million liters of coatings per year, with a maximum production capacity of 55 million liters. The Guangzhou factory replaces Hempel’s oldest Chinese factory in Shekou, China.

The factory uses the latest technology to recover materials and reduce the plant’s carbon footprint. This includes an automatic batching system to reduce dust emissions and minimize the manual handling of powders and a recovery system to recycle solvents for future use.