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PPG Opens Coatings Application Plant in Taiwan
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PPG Industries has recently opened Alltech Engineered Finishes in Taiwan - a facility that serves the fastener and small parts industry by applying PPG's electrocoat and dip-spin coatings.

Located in the Hsiao Kang District of Koahsiung, the plant coats parts for construction, industrial, electronics and automotive applications, with capacity to serve existing regional customers and room for expansion.

"With the opening of this coating services facility in Taiwan, PPG is demonstrating its commitment to growth and investment in Asia," said William A. Wulfsohn, senior vice president, coatings. "We're adding premium coating support in the region for the world-leading Taiwanese high-quality fastener manufacturing and small parts industry."

This venture is PPG's first wholly owned, self-contained coating application facility.

"PPG completed this project on time and under budget, beginning construction in late 2005 and finishing it in June," said Viktor Sekmakas, vice president, coatings, and managing director for PPG's Asia/Pacific operations. "We effectively marshaled PPG's global resources to set up a new business venture in the Asia/Pacific region, and I'm extremely proud of the global, cross-business team that made it happen."

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of industrial and packaging coatings, the world's leading manufacturer of transportation coatings, and a leading producer of architectural coatings, primarily in North America. In addition, PPG manufactures flat and fabricated glass, continuous-strand fiber glass and chemicals. Sales were US$10.2 billion for 2005.

(China.org.cn October 13, 2006)

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