This new facility also includes a dedicated laboratory to provide both application development and technical support.
"India is one of the fastest growing markets in the world for these products. This facility will offer formulators in the region reliable supply and the resources they need to easily develop high-performance low-VOC powder coating products," said Marc Schuller, EVP, Coating Solutions and Industrial Specialties for Arkema.
The new facility will produce polyester powder resins marketed under the REAFREE trade name. REAFREE polyester resins are primarily used to develop low-VOC powder coatings for a wide range of industrial and architectural applications.
Arkema’s manufacturing site in Navi Mumbai also produces alkyd and acrylic solutions and oil-free polyester resins, as well as reactive polyamide resins.
In addition to the new facility in Navi Mumbai, Arkema produces REAFREE polyester resins and runs powder coating R&D laboratories at its facilities in Sant Celoni, Spain and North Kansas City, Missouri.