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Axalta to boost waterborne coatings in Brazil

11:10 AM MST | February 4, 2014 | Robert Westervelt

Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia), the former coatings operation of DuPont, has announced plans to more than double waterborne coatings capacity at its Guarulhos, Brazil, site. The additional facility, part of a $32-million investment program there, will boost capacity at the site to over 4.5 million liters, targeting automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in South America. The additional production is expected to come online in 2015, Axalta says.  “The region is one of the most rapidly growing markets for car production, with Brazil in...

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