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PPG opens China Application Innovation Center in Jiangsu
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:01.Apr.2021

PPG has announced the opening of its China Application Innovation Center (CAIC) in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China. The facility is the company’s first cross-business research and development (R&D) center in the region, serving as a bridge between innovation and customer applications for its industrial, packaging and automotive refinish coatings businesses.

 

The CAIC is located in the Jiangsu Yangtze River International Chemical Industrial Park, which is adjacent to PPG’s Zhangjiagang manufacturing plant. The center’s advanced, automated equipment and technologies enable PPG to simulate the diverse environments and climates where PPG paints and coatings may be applied.


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The opening ceremony of the Center was held recently.


This allows PPG scientists to test the properties of coating technologies, provide industry-leading color design, and offer more customized, high-quality paint products and solutions for broad applications.

 

The CAIC location also will help PPG quickly move newly developed applications to trial production at its Zhangjiagang plant, enabling increased speed to market for PPG innovations and accelerating product and service customization.


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PPG China Application Innovation Center in Zhangjiagang.


“The Zhangjiagang CAIC will play an essential role by fostering further collaboration between PPG businesses, increasing efficiency in product development and testing, and introducing more innovative applications and products to the Chinese market,” said Vincent Robin, PPG president, Asia Pacific.

 

David Bem, PPG vice president, science and technology and chief technology officer, commented, “CAIC is a critical component of PPG’s global lab footprint and further demonstrates our strong commitment to invest in China, our employees and our customers.”

 

“CAIC is set to accelerate PPG innovation, research and development in China by sharing PPG global best practices, cutting-edge technologies and sustainable products,” added Cathy Yan, PPG general manager, corporate and government affairs, Asia Pacific.

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