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Axalta Unveils StarLite as its 2018 Automotive Color of the Year
12 Jan 2018

Axalta Unveils its Automotive Color of the Year 2018

Axalta today announced the release of StarLite, its 2018 Automotive Color of the Year. StarLite is a modern, technology-savvy, premium colour for vehicles of today and tomorrow. Borne from Axalta’s ChromaDyne™ line of colour coats developed for automotive OEMs, StarLite is a light and reflective hue that uses Axalta’s tri-coat process which is formulated with synthetic pearl flakes to create an eye catching pearlescent effect.

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Europe Automotive Color Popularity 2017
9 Jan 2018

Axalta’s 65th Annual Global Automotive 2017 Color Popularity Report Reveals White as Number One Color Choice Worldwide

Axalta today released the findings of its 65th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report, which shows white as the worldwide leader in consumer vehicle colour choice in 2017, followed by black in second place at 16 percent, and grey and silver tied in third place for the second consecutive year at 11 percent.

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31 Oct 2017

Axalta celebrates the success of two solar car teams it supports at World Solar Challenge 2017 in Australia

Axalta celebrates the success of two student teams at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2017, a competition of experimental solar cars that took place 8 to 15 October 2017 in Australia. The Bochum SolarCar Team and The Punch Powertrain Solar Team both developed effective and reliable solar vehicles that successfully completed a 3,021 kilometres race from Darwin to Adelaide.

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30 Oct 2017

Axalta and Brink Towing Systems BV to collaborate on automotive tow bars

Axalta and the Netherlands-based towing systems manufacturer Brink Towing Systems BV have signed an agreement which sees the tow bars manufactured by Brink to be coated with Axalta’s high-performance cathodic electrocoat, AquaEC™ 3000.

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Axalta Coating Systems Wins Award at ELROMA 2017 in India
26 Oct 2017

Axalta Wins Award at ELROMA 2017

The Energy Solutions business of Axalta has won an award in the category of New Materials Development and Applications at the 9th International Conference on Electrical Rotating Machines and Drives (ELROMA) 2017 in Mumbai, India.

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Axalta at BATIMAT
25 Oct 2017

Axalta Presents its ICONICA Powder Coatings Collection at BATIMAT Exhibition in Paris, France

Axalta will exhibit its most recently launched collection of Alesta® Super Durable architectural powder coatings - ICONICA - at BATIMAT 2017 Exhibition, to be held at Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris, France.

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19 Oct 2017

Axalta to open new Colour Experience Rooms to showcase its powder coatings

Axalta plans to roll out globally its Colour Experience Rooms, which are designed to present and to promote the company’s innovative powder coatings technologies. The success of two recently-opened Colour Experience Rooms in Belgium and Poland have led Axalta to commit to opening several further facilities, with the possibility to extend the concept in future.

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Axalta powder Eloxal Selection
25 Sep 2017

Axalta Introduces the Eloxal Selection – a New Offering of Alesta Super Durable Powder Coatings

Axalta introduces the Eloxal Selection, comprised of high-performance metallic effect powder coatings from Axalta’s Alesta® Super Durable range. The Eloxal Selection provides reproducible, homogeneous finishes coupled with outstanding exterior durability and high weather resistance, which make it ideal for outdoor architectural applications.

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Axalta and Reynaers present Iconica collection
20 Sep 2017

Axalta and Reynaers Aluminium present the ICONICA collection at Belgian architecture festival

For over thirty years, Axalta has worked closely with international aluminium company, Reynaers Aluminium, to provide architects with beautiful, durable, coated aluminium products. This year Reynaers has added Axalta’s Alesta® SD ICONICA collection to its portfolio, presenting it at the Festival van de Architectuur 2017 which took place in Antwerp, Belgium, from between September 8 and 17, 2017.

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Mercedes-AMG Petronas
19 Sep 2017

Axalta and Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport celebrate win at Singapore Grand Prix

Under the lights of the Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, the two Silver Arrows of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport gleamed for two hours as they fought a great 2017 Formula OneTM Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, which took place on September 17, 2017.

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Axalta Introduces Latest Addition to Internal Pipe Coatings
13 Sep 2017

Axalta Introduces Latest Addition to Internal Pipe Coatings Portfolio

Axalta is pleased to introduce its latest addition to the corrosion resistant internal pipe coatings line from the Nap-Gard® Functional Coatings collection. Nap-Gard 7-0015 Tan Internal FBE is a thermosetting epoxy powder designed to pass the Saudi Aramco 09-SAMSS-091 (2011) specification.

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14 Aug 2017

Axalta to Acquire Plascoat Systems Limited

Axalta announced today that it has acquired Plascoat Systems Limited, a leading supplier of thermoplastic powder coatings, from its parent company, International Process Technologies (IPT) Ltd. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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24 Jul 2017

Axalta Presents its 2017 Color_gen Collection to European Car Manufacturers

Axalta Coating Systems as unveiled its 2017 automotive colour collection, Color_gen, to European car manufacturers (OEMs).

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14 Jul 2017

Axalta Offers Car Manufacturers Insights into Electrocoat Developments during SURCAR event in Cannes, France

Dr. Herman Yee, the Global Manager of Technology for Electrocoat at Axalta Coating Systems, gave representatives from car manufacturers insight into new electrocoat technology innovations at the 29th International Conference on Automotive Body Finishing (SURCAR).

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12 Jul 2017

Axalta Supports German Student Racing Team’s World Solar Challenge Entry

In an official ceremony on July 5, 2017, the SolarCar Team, made up of students from Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany, unveiled the design of their entry for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge - the thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser - which takes place in Australia from October 8 to 15, 2017.

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29 Jun 2017

ALUCOIL and Axalta Coating Systems: Celebrating 20 Years of Technology and Success

This year marks the 20th anniversary of collaboration between Axalta Coating Systems and ALUCOIL, a multinational manufacturer of high-tech aluminium materials for the building and construction industry based in Spain.

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28 Jun 2017

Axalta Coating Systems Discusses New Trends In Consolidated Paint Processes at DFO European Automotive Conference in Germany

Axalta Coating Systems presented the opening address at the 24th annual DFO European Automotive Coating conference, held recently in Braunschweig, Germany, for automotive and paint industry experts.

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Axalta at CWIEME Berlin 2017
15 Jun 2017

Axalta Coating Systems Exhibits Energy Solutions Products at CWIEME in Berlin, Germany

Axalta Coating Systems is exhibiting its Energy Solutions products and services at the Coil Winding Expo (CWIEME) in Berlin, Germany, from June 20 to 22, 2017 in Hall 3.2 on Stand A19.

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Alesta® Super Durable architectural powder coatings
26 May 2017

Axalta exhibits at Vision 2017 in London

Axalta will present its recently-launched ICONICA collection of Alesta® Super Durable architectural powder coatings for metal substrates at Vision 2017, at Olympia, London, on June 6 and 7, 2017.

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Axalta Coating Systems to Acquire the Spencer Coatings Group
23 May 2017

Axalta Coating Systems to Acquire the Spencer Coatings Group

Axalta Coating Systems announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire the Spencer Coatings Group.

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22 May 2017

Axalta Presents Its Colour and Process Optimisation Expertise at Automotive Engineering Expo 2017 in Germany

Axalta Coating Systems will exhibit at the Automotive Engineering Expo (AEE) 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, on May 30 and 31, 2017. The trade fair focuses on the car body process chain, from concept through final assembly.

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Axalta’s Spies Hecker paint on the car
11 Apr 2017

Axalta Coating Systems and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport celebrate team win at Chinese Grand Prix

Axalta Coating Systems expanded its role as an Official Team Supplier to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport at the 2017 Formula OneTM Heineken Chinese Grand Prix, which took place in Shanghai on April 9, 2017...

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5 Apr 2017

Axalta Coating Systems Recognised by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year Winner

Axalta Coating Systems was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, March 31, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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Collection of colors for Alesta® Super Durable powder coatings
4 Apr 2017

Axalta Coating Systems features its new powder trend offering ICONICA in Milan during the 56th annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile

Axalta Coating Systems has introduced a collection of colours for its Alesta® Super Durable powder coatings. ICONICA contains 40 colours across four distinctive colour palettes...

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22 Mar 2017

Axalta Coating Systems Powder Coatings on Display at the 10th International Biennale Design Event in France

Axalta Coating Systems is exhibiting a selection of its Alesta® powder coatings colours and textures at the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennale.

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Axalta Offers Suitable Extreme Weather Resistance
10 Mar 2017

Axalta Coating Systems Protects Façade of Turkmenistan’s New Airport

Axalta has provided its Alesta® SD or Super Durable line of powder coatings for the façade of Central Asia’s largest airport, the new Ashgabat International Airport.

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25 Jan 2017

40,000 Axalta Spectrophotometers Help Refinish Professionals Achieve Excellent Colour Match, Improving Productivity

Axalta Coating Systems recently celebrated the sale of its 40,000th spectrophotometer at the Specialty Equipment Market Association tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, where Mike Carr, Axalta President – North America, and Michael Gogoel, BYK-Gardner USA President, unveiled a commemorative spectrophotometer

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6 Jan 2017

Axalta Announces its Automotive Color of the Year 2017 – Gallant Gray

Axalta Coating Systems is excited to announce its Automotive Color of the Year 2017 – Gallant Gray. This luxurious colour is enhanced by blue and silver flakes that produce a unique sparkle effect and dark undertones that enrich the finish, adding sophistication.

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12 Dec 2016

Axalta’s “Global Automotive 2016 Color Popularity Report” Shows Strong Preference for Neutrals... but Colour is Coming Back

Axalta Coating Systems today released its Global Automotive 2016 Color Popularity Report which confirms a continued global pre-eminence by white, while hints of colourful hues enliven traditional neutral colours to bring colour back into the mainstream.

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7 Dec 2016

Axalta Invests to Expand its Powder Coatings Production Capacity in Germany

Axalta Coating Systems has invested to expand and to optimize manufacturing capabilities for its Alesta® brand at its powder coatings production facilities in Landshut, Germany due to growing market demand.

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5 Dec 2016

Axalta Coatings Specified in First Project for Berlin’s Drinking Water Pipes

Axalta , is supplying its Abcite® thermoplastic powder coating to protect pipes and fittings of Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Germany’s largest municipal drinking water supply company.

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19 Oct 2016

Axalta Coating Systems working with Bombardier on two important London rail contracts

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, has been working with Bombardier Transportation on two major railway projects in London, England. Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in the rail industry, with 61 production and engineering sites and 18 service centres in 28 countries. Both projects will utilise products from Axalta’s leading Imron® Hydro portfolio of coatings.

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6 Oct 2016

Official unveiling of Axalta-sponsored Wolfast UniOvi MotoStudent IV motorbike

Every year, MotoStudent challenges university students around the world to design and to manufacture motorbike prototypes in one of two categories - 250cc four-stroke engine and fully electric - which then go head to head in a race at the Motorland World Championship Aragón Circuit in Spain. This year’s competition has attracted 55 entrants from across Europe and South America. The Wolfast UniOvi team has already assessed the performance of its prototype in a test race on the CISvial circuit at Langreo, Spain, between 1 and 3 October 2016.

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20 Sep 2016

Axalta Products Share the World Stage at the Olympic Games in Rio

The flames have been extinguished on the Olympic and Paralympic torches but the coating on them still remains vibrant. Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, manufactures the Alesta® AP Polyester Architectural coating that was applied to this year’s Olympic and Paralympic torches by Pinturas Boronat S.L., a family-owned company founded in 1982 in Barcelona, Spain, which is renowned for its focus on quality, service and innovation. The company hosts four production lines, split between powder and liquid applications, covering 4200 square metres of production space.

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8 Jun 2016

Axalta opens expanded European Technology Center in Wuppertal, Germany

The ETC will comprise facilities that house the latest coating research equipment. The entire campus encompasses 15,000m2 of laboratories, formulation and application capabilities, a weathering and corrosion service, pilot-scale and full scale-up facilities, customer demonstration centre, as well as offices.

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