Illustrative image (Source: kovapaint.com)
 
Dong Nai (VNA) – The Vietnam-based KOVA Paint Group put into use a manufacturing facility at Phu Thanh industrial cluster in Nhon Trach district, the southern province of Dong Nai on June 6.

The new factory uses advanced technology and is designed to produce 65 million litres of paint and waterproofing and 35,000 tonnes of powder and paste skimcoat annually.

The facility was built on an area of 2.4 hectares, consisting of a number of subareas, including one for production of new-generation paints, using silica nano separated from rice husk to make paints, a technology developed by Dr Nguyen Thi Hoe, Chairwoman of the KOVA.

It has the largest capacity among the KOVA factories.

The company’s products include nano fireproofing paint and bacterium-sterilised paint, which are used in kindergartens and hospitals and exported to dozens of countries, such as Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Singapore.

The nano fireproofing paint made from rice husk is claimed to be able to protect surfaces, such as concrete, steel, or wood following exposure to heat up to 1,300 degree Celsius for a period of 4 to 6 hours.-VNA