AkzoNobel investing in a greener manufacturing site for more sustainable growth

The expanded site of AkzoNobel will house a “green manufacturing plant” for marine and protective coatings as well as adhesive coatings, with the implementation of a range of innovative sustainability features.

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AkzoNobel breaks ground on its green manufacturing site at Amata Industrial Park

On July 30, AkzoNobel, the leading global paints and coatings company, officially kicked of the construction of the expansion of its Amata site as part of its continuous investment in technology and capacity. The plant's innovative sustainability features include solar power generation infrastructure (solar panel installations), rain water harvesting systems, solvent recovery systems, as well as high elimination of raw material packaging scraps through raw material bulk management processes and systems.

AkzoNobel’s site in Amata was launched in 2011 as a strategic industrial wood coatings manufacturing site to supply coatings to manufacturers throughout Southeast Asia. In addition to wood coatings, the site services other segments of AkzoNobel’s performance coatings, including coil coatings for the steel structure industry. This expansion is part of AkzoNobel’s continuous drive towards manufacturing excellence and the implementation of advanced technology in the industry.

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The construction of the adhesives plant has been completed and the facility is now ready for production, while the marine and protective coatings plant is scheduled to be completed and to start production in January 2021. The expanded site will be a comprehensive multi-coatings manufacturing site with state-of-the-art technology, allowing for the real time monitoring of the manufacturing system and automated recipe control.

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“With our global network, regional engineering excellence, and local insights, we want to continuously deliver world-class quality products and innovation to our customers,” said Frederic Moreux, Asia operations director. “This investment reaffirms the company’s commitment to growth in Vietnam. With the recent upgrades and this expansion, the Amata site will serve well as a multi-functional manufacturing site to support our future business growth in the region.”

By Ha Vy

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