PPG Completes $1.4 Million Investment in Adhesives, Sealants Facility
Dec. 4, 2017—PPG announces the completion of a $1.4 million investment at its automotive adhesives and sealants (A&S) manufacturing and research and development center in Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, France.
The facility upgrades include new structural adhesives and waterborne liquid applied sound damper (LASD) manufacturing cells, improved laboratory and testing space, upgraded equipment to simulate body shop conditions, and improved technical capabilities.
“As the automotive industry goes through rapid changes, we’re innovating to support our clients beyond manufacturing and product development,” says Gary Danowski, vice president of PPG. “This investment is a continuation of our ambition to support customers in solving some of their biggest challenges.”
The investment at PPG’s automotive adhesives and sealants center showcases the improvements such as recreating factory line conditions of customers’ paint and body shops more accurately and reduces the number of steps between laboratory formulations and manufacturing batches before trials at customer facilities due to updated equipment.
“The site has played an instrumental role in strengthening PPG’s position as a reliable and innovative partner for automakers,” says Jean-Marc Pinel, technical director of PPG “Our support to customers from start to finish is unmatched in the industry and will allow us to continue to grow both in Europe and globally.”
Saint-Just-en-Chaussée is PPG’s leading automotive adhesives and sealants facility in Europe and has been in operation for over 30 years.