PPG Completes Plant Expansion in Delfzijl, the Netherlands
The global specialty materials company continues to invest in Holland
Pittsburgh-based PPG has completed an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The project, first announced last year, increases capacity for precipitated silica production by more than 15,000 tons per year.
The expansion will help PPG meet international demand, specifically among agreements with major tire manufacturers that use AGILON® silica products to improve vehicle fuel efficiency, tire traction and treadwear.
“This investment here in Delfzijl demonstrates PPG’s continued commitment to our global customers,” said Michael McGarry, PPG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We worked in partnership with local authorities to expand our capabilities here and deliver growth focused on innovative and sustainable technology.”
PPG pioneered synthetic precipitated silica in the 1930s and is a global leader today, manufacturing it not only for tires, but for footwear, battery separator and sealant applications, among others. The company has operations in more than 70 countries.