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PPG appoints Tikkurila executive for EMEA operations

September 10/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- PPG Industries Inc. (PPG)  has announced the appointment of Meri Vainikka as vice president, architectural coatings (AC), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), north and east, effective immediately, as per the company's press release.

She will report to Tim Knavish, PPG executive vice president.

In this key leadership role, Vainikka will have full accountability for the AC EMEA north and east region, which includes the Tikkurila legacy business. She will work closely with the Tikkurila integration team to ensure an ongoing, effective transition over the coming months.

Vainikka joined Tikkurila in January 2017 as director, marketing communications. She was appointed senior vice president, offering in May 2017. In this role, she led strategic marketing, product management, and research and development (R&D) for the business.

As MRC reported earlier, in June 2021, PPG  announced an expansion of its coatings manufacturing capacity in Europe for packaging applications. The investments at sites in The Netherlands and Poland will support growing customer demand in the region for the latest generation of coatings for aluminum and steel cans used in packaging for beverage, food and personal care items. The projects include a further expansion of the companys location in Tiel, The Netherlands, which will increase the plants production capacity for PPG INNOVEL non-BPA internal coatings for beverage cans by 30%. Expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022, the project follows a 50% expansion completed at the end of 2020.

BPA is the main feedstock for the production of polycarbonate (PC).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's overall estimated consumption of polycarbonate (PC) granules in the Russian market were almost 56,000 tonnes in January-July 2021, down by 3% year on year (58,000 tonnes).
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:Africa, Near East, Europe, bisphenol a, PC, coatings, adhesives, paints and coatings, PPG, Tikkurila.
Category:General News
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