PG Technologies Expanding Coating Capacity in Singapore
February 12, 2018
DANBURY, Conn., February 12, 2018 – PG Technologies, Pte Ltd, a Praxair Surface Technologies and GE Aviation joint venture, announced that it intends to add additional coating capacity in Singapore to meet the aviation industry’s growing demand.
The facility plans to double its electron beam physical vapor deposition (EBPVD) coating capacity as well as add other aviation-related coating processes in a new facility, which is expected to start up in 2019.
PG Technologies, which specializes in high-technology coatings that enable advanced aerospace alloys to withstand higher temperatures and stresses in jet engines, is growing its operations as demand in the aerospace industry increases, recently opening a facility in Ellisville, Mississippi.
“This is an exciting time for PG Technologies as we build out our presence in the aerospace sector,” said Derek Hileman, managing director, PG Technologies. “The need for specialty coatings is accelerating. Expanding in Singapore and Ellisville will better enable us to keep up with this increasing demand and continue to meet our customers’ growing requirements.”
“Singapore welcomes PG Technologies’ investments in specialized coating capabilities as it will enhance the supplier capabilities and competitiveness of Singapore’s aerospace ecosystem,” says Tan Kong Hwee, executive director, Transport Engineering of the Singapore Economic Development Board. “Such investments also validate Singapore’s attractiveness as an aerospace investment location. We are committed to working with companies to deepen their capabilities and presence here.”
About PG Technologies, LLC
PG Technologies, LLC focuses on the development, support and application of specialized coatings tailored for GE Aviation’s current and future engine platforms. PG Technologies is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, with other coating operations in Ellisville, Mississippi, and the Republic of Singapore.
About Praxair Surface Technologies
Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a global industrial gas company, offers a comprehensive array of high-performance coatings and technologies to the aviation, energy and other industries. By continuously advancing coatings technologies, PST helps customers improve environmental performance, decrease energy consumption, extend component life, improve productivity, minimize downtime, reduce operating costs and produce high-quality products. Additional information about PST is available at www.praxairsurfacetechnologies.com.
About GE Aviation
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation is part of the world's Digital Industrial Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. For more information, visit us at www.ge.com/aviation. Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GEAviation and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation.