International materials company PPG reportedly plans to invest US$17 million to build an aerospace application support center in Toulouse, France.

This will be the fifth facility of its kind in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and the second in France, the company said.

Plans are for the center to begin operations in Q4 2023. It will include a development and qualification laboratory for aerospace materials, a color blending area for coatings, and a spray booth for training. It will also house filling lines for touch-up kits, a transparencies inspection cell, customized packaging capabilities for third-party products, chemical management resources and a customer service center, PPG said.