The move is expected to increase the firm’s overall production of overvarnish coatings in the US by 40%
PPG, a provider of paints, coatings and materials, is set to expand the production capacity of beverage can coatings at its Delaware facility in Ohio, US.
The company will increase the production capacity of overvarnish coatings for beverage can exterior, including PPG ISENSE gloss coatings.
The addition of the Delaware plant’s new volume to PPG’s existing overvarnish capacity at Oak Creek packaging coatings facility in Wisconsin is expected to increase the firm’s overall production of overvarnish coatings in the US by 40%.
PPG global strategic accounts, packaging coatings, US and Canada general manager Todd White said: “Beverage can manufacturers around the world are facing unprecedented demand for their products.
“With this added capacity, we are committed to helping them meet that demand while adding more security to their supply chain for beverage can coatings.”
The Delaware plant will offer in-line analytical capabilities for enhanced batch consistency, in addition to enhancing supply chain security for its customers and the packaging industry.
PPG global beverage segment manager Robyn McMillan said: “PPG is the largest global supplier of overvarnish and two-piece non-BPA internal beverage coatings.
“With can makers scaling up, we’re investing in our production capacity to ensure they have localised sources of the PPG coatings that they rely on.”
With around 400 employees, the Delaware facility manufactures resins and coatings for the packaging, industrial and automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) markets, as well as the automotive, refinish and collision market.