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Axalta Expands Architectural Palette With New, Innovative Alesta AR400 Anodic Natura

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, introduced an innovative new product to its architectural Alesta® powder coating product family called, AR400 Anodic Natura. The product is a super durable polyester designed to provide the versatility of a low gloss, bonded metallic silver, offering the appearance and color of standard anodized finishes with all the benefits associated with a powder coating.

“We are excited to introduce this excellent new product to our architectural powder coating customers,” explained Mike Withers, Axalta Architectural Segment Leader. “AR400 Anodic Natura is formulated to provide a true anodized appearance that is uniform on an array of materials such as aluminum or steel.”

Alesta AR400 Anodic Natura is designed to provide excellent elasticity and abrasion resistance that makes it ideal for hand railings, fencing, residential aluminum extrusions, metal furniture, wheels and general industrial applications. It does not require a clear coat and allows steel and aluminum to have a uniform, anodized appearance with a high batch-to- batch consistency. This product helps make it possible to offer an anodized look on steel cladding, sheet panels and on complex shapes.

With virtually no volatile organic compounds or targeted hazardous air pollutants, AR400 Anodic Natura is an optimal choice for those desiring an environmentally responsible product.

AR400 Anodic Natura joins recent addition, AR400 Arcadia Silver, also in Axalta’s Alesta architectural product line that delivers a high level of design freedom that makes it easy to match glass, plastic, wood or virtually any other building material. The premium weathering polyesters in this collection offer high quality exterior grade pigments and exhibit superior outdoor weathering properties and meet American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2604 standards.

To learn more about AR400 Anodic Natura or other architectural products, visit Axalta’s website at

About Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, automotive refinish and commercial vehicles to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With nearly 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @axalta on twitter.