Axalta’s Nap-Gard wins Top 10 China Powder Coating Product Award
Axalta-Huajia Coatings, a joint-venture company of Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, recently won the renowned “Top 10 China Powder Coating Product” award for its Nap-Gard® epoxy powder coatings products, for the innovation behind their durability, anti-corrosion properties and ability to help meet sustainability goals.
The Society of Coatings and Finishing, an affiliated organization to the Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China (CIESC), organized a committee of industry professionals to select the winners based on several criteria, including market advantage, product and application benefits, and sustainability. In addition, public internet votes were also counted in the award selection. Axalta’s Nap-Gard is recognized for its innovation qualities such as its 100% solids formulation and absence of targeted harmful air contaminants (HAPs) which combine to address China’s environmental protection agenda.
“Winning this award comes at an opportune time as Axalta is celebrating 150 years of innovative development,” said Xu Xiangming, General Manager of Axalta-Huajia Coatings. “Last year Nap-Gard celebrated its own 50th anniversary as well. Nap-Gard is the first in the world to offer epoxy powder coatings as anti-corrosion material for gas pipeline construction. Today, Nap-Gard is designed to provide superior anti-corrosion and wear-resistant protection to internal and external pipes for oil and gas, as well as valves, used under the most taxing environmental conditions. We are grateful to the CIESC and the Society of Coatings and Finishing for recognizing our years of innovation.”
Axalta’s Nap-Gard fusion bonded epoxy thermosetting coatings are formulated to withstand long-term exposure to corrosive elements in the air, ground, water, sea and soil as well as chemicals. It is also a tough wear-resistant coating with excellent adhesion and insulating properties which can effectively prevent construction and mechanical damage to pipelines laid underground and subject to soil stresses.
The award was presented during the annual conference of the China Powder Coatings and Finishing Industry organized by the Society of Coatings and Finishing of CIESC. This conference along with the award was introduced in response to the Chinese government’s supply-side structural reform aimed at increasing the supply of high-end and eco-responsible products and services through innovation and entrepreneurship. The reform expects to support the economic growth of China.
Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China (CIESC) is a national industrial and academic organization and a part of the Association of Science & Technology of China. CIESC has 23 specialized committees including Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Application of Information Technology, Industrial Water Treatment, Chemical Machinery, Chemical Process Automation and Instrumentation, Petrochemical Engineering, Coal Chemical Engineering, Chemical Fertilizer, Pesticide, Dye, Coating and Finishing, Rubber, Inorganic Acid and Alkali Salt, Mineral Engineering, New Chemical Materials, Chemical Environmental Protection, Chemical Safety, Special Chemicals, Ionic Liquid and Stored Energy Project. In September 2001, our Society joined World Chemical Engineering Council (WCEC) as one of the sponsoring organizations and executive member. In March 2004, the Society officially joined the Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering (APCCE).
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 more than 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to better serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.