PPG has expanded the precipitated silica production capacity at its Delfzijl factory in the Netherlands.
It has added capacity of more than 15,000 tons per year, which will help the company meet growing global demand for its Agilon performance silica products, including fulfilling multi-year global supply agreements with major tire manufacturers.
PPG chairman and CEO Michael McGarry said at the opening of the expansion, “We worked in partnership with local authorities to expand our capabilities here and deliver growth focused on innovative and sustainable technology.”
Anup Jain, PPG vice president, specialty coatings and materials, added, “Demand for Agilon performance silica is growing globally as more of our customers successfully commercialize products using this technology. We are excited about the expansion and to have increased flexibility for producing both conventional precipitated silica and Agilon silica.”