Tim Wright, Editor||October 10, 2012 As the paint, coatings, adhesives and sealants industries continue to grow in China so too does the amount of investments being made there by manufacturers. Pictured above, Henkel recently started construction for its 150,000 square-meter adhesives factory in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The new facility will be the main adhesives manufacturing base in China and the Asia-Pacific region.
Scott Detiveaux, Allen Tsaur||August 15, 2011 The Asia-Pacific region is an important and growing part of the global coatings marketplace. Unlike other regions of the world, the Asia-Pacific region has continued to grow, even in the face of the global recession.
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