New Climate-Neutral Facility for Chugoku Marine Paints in Holland

Including some 1,191 solar panels on the roof of the facility that help deliver sustainable energy

Japanese firm, Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd., recently celebrated the opening of its new plant at the Dinteloord Industrial Estate in Heiningen, the Netherlands.

The Japanese firm, Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd., recently celebrated the opening of its new plant at the Dinteloord Industrial Estate in Heiningen, in the Dutch province of North Brabant. Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd. celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. It specializes in the manufacture and sales of marine paints, industrial paints and container paints, as well as inspection of surface treatment and coating.

Automated processes

The impressive new 20-million-euro plant, covering approximately 3,600m2 is a high-tech facility conforming to strict environmental norms, with a production hall, office facilities and tank-farm. Through automated processes, the plant handles the entire process for the manufacturing of paint products. Production capacity is around 1,000 metric tons per month. The high level of automation enables the facility to operate with a closed environment. This prevents loss of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) to the atmosphere, provides labor savings and contributes to an improved working environment

State-of-the-art

The plant makes use of underground cooling for the storage of heat and cooling, as well as free-air cooling and ventilation, and heat is reclaimed from the compressed-air installation so that the plant achieves climate-neutrality. On the roof of the facility, some 1,191 solar panels help deliver an additional source of sustainable energy and LED lamps are fitted all round.

With offices in Tokyo and Hiroshima, Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd. employs around 2,400 people worldwide and is a leading manufacturer of paints for marine applications.

14 April 2017

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