Arkema Doubles Polyester Resin Output in India

23.12.2022 - Arkema has doubled capacity for its Reafree-branded powder polyester resins at its Navi Mumbai facility in India. The French chemical producer said the upgrade reinforces its leadership position in the global powder coatings market and its commitment to developing very low-VOC technologies.

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

The latest investment is designed to support customers’ growth in particular in mobility, household and industrial applications, including automotive, home appliances, furniture and sports infrastructure.

India is a key growth market for both the powder coatings industry and for Arkema, and the company is the first international leader to make significant investments in the area, said Neil Tariq, global business director for coating resin.

Powder coating resins enable low waste, solvent-free and high durability solutions, which make this technology key to sustainable development, Tariq added.

Author: Dede Williams, Freelance Journalist