PPG breaks ground on Taiwanese coatings application plant for fasteners, small parts


PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17, 2006 – PPG Industries has begun construction of a facility in Taiwan that will apply the company's electrocoat and dip-spin coatings to fasteners and small parts. The PPG-owned facility will operate under the name Alltech Engineered Finishes.

Expected to open in the second quarter of 2006, the plant in the Hsiao Kang District of Koahsiung will have enough production area to support the existing customer base with room to grow.

"PPG recognized the need for a high-quality coating services facility in Taiwan to support the fastener manufacturing and small parts industry there," said J. Rich Alexander, senior vice president, coatings. "This plant will coat parts for construction, industrial, electronics and automotive applications."

"Alltech will have state-of-the-art equipment, meeting the most stringent finishing needs of the customer base in Taiwan," said Nate Goodnow, managing director of PPG Coating Services.

Goodnow added the plant will have the ability to process zinc phosphate conversion coatings and multiple colors of electrocoat.

Viktor Sekmakas, managing director of PPG's Asian coatings operations, said the plant "supports PPG's commitment to the global requirements of the fastener and small parts industry with the best combination of coatings and application technology."

For inquiries in Taiwan, contact Peter Ho, sales director, at 886-3-3663922 E11. In North America, contact John Zbiegien at 800-627-6015, extension 567.

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of coatings, glass, fiber glass and chemicals, with 108 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries. Sales were $9.5 billion in 2004.

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