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Axalta Coating Systems Receives Caterpillar Approval for AquaEC™ 6100 for the Construction and Earthmoving Markets

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE:AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce that Caterpillar, the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, has approved the use of United States made Axalta AquaEC™ 6100 electrocoat coatings covering two approved materials EK2160/629-2161 and 4023-2161 on its equipment.

Axalta has a rich history of developing and supplying a wide range of coating systems for use on agriculture and construction equipment, including electrocoat as well as other liquid spray and powder coatings. The AquaEC range of electrocoat primers use patented epoxy-based technology to provide superior corrosion resistance with excellent throw power and improved edge protection. The tin-free technology used in AquaEC 6100, now available globally, also helps meet environmental goals.

“AquaEC 6100 is designed to improve our customers’ productivity and reduce application costs,” stated Michael Cash, President of Industrial Coatings at Axalta. “Our customers look for coatings to improve performance and handle increasingly diverse substrates, part designs and pretreatment options. The technology behind AquaEC 6100 is specifically formulated to provide those solutions while meeting or exceeding the most rigorous of specification requirements of agriculture, construction and earthmoving equipment (ACE) manufacturers. We are pleased to have been able to meet Caterpillar’s exacting specifications.”

About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications 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 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 and on LinkedIn.