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Published May 26, 2015
Behind the scenes at Zircotec showing how its ceramic coating is applied. Read More »
Published May 25, 2015
With its streamlined design featuring BASF’s exclusive “Mid-night Glimmer” coatings, Chevrolet-FNR concept car has made its global debut at Shanghai GM Gala Night before Auto Shanghai 2015. The car’s special design is attribut… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
Patcham, a global suppliers of wide range of coatings additives and paint driers, will showcase its Pat-Add portfolio at the Coatings for Africa Expo (Sandton convention center, Johannesburg, South Africa, Stand No.827). Patcham will promote :… Read More »
Published April 30, 2015
The convergence of industry needs, global macro trends, material suppliers’ capabilities, and material supplier formulator partnerships are the sweet spot for innovation in the automotive coatings industry. That’s part of the message East… Read More »
Published April 29, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has begun construction on a new Asia-Pacific R&D and Technology Center. The new facility, which has been approved by Axalta’s Board of Directors, will be located in Shanghai’s Minhang Industrial Development Dist… Read More »
Published April 28, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has opened its third Cromax® Color Center in Chiang Rai together with Northern Car Paint Co., Ltd., its key distributor of Cromax in Chiang Rai province in the far n… Read More »
Published April 28, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has introduced the latest digital spectrophotometer, the Acquire Plus EFX for car refinish body shops in Korean market. About 30,000 digital spectrophotometers are in use by Axalta customers around the world. Now this most a… Read More »
Published April 23, 2015
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments is introducing to ormulators a variety of new pigment shades which expand the color gamut for architectural, industrial and automotive coatings applications. Additionally, experts from Sun Chemical and DIC, Sun Chemi… Read More »
Published April 23, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has opened its third Cromax Color Center in Chiang Rai together with Northern Car Paint Co., Ltd., its key distributor of Cromax in Chiang Rai province in the far north… Read More »
PPG Consolidation of Comex: Rife with Opportunity
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Since PPG purchased Comex last fall, the Mexican company has taken on a large role in the Latin American operations of the parent. Michael McGarry, the president and chief operating officer of PPG responds to Coatings World questions about how integr… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems launches Imron Hydro and Imron Elite in China. The two products are part of the Imron family of coatings that are designed to help commercial vehicle manufacturers and operators meet productivity goals and increasingly cha… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
BASF will once again be present with its polyurethane experts at the 2015 UTECH International Polyurethane Exhibition and Conference in Maastricht (NL). For the first time, the company will display a new roof module based on the PU system Elasto… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
The new Master Builders Solutions Training Center at BASF´s site in Oldenburg, Germany, has been officially opened. The opening ceremony took place in the presence of Ralf Spettmann, President of BASF´s Construction Chemicals Division, an… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has announced that an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with certain affiliates of The Carlyle Group for the purchase of a total of 20 million of Axalta’s com… Read More »
Published April 2, 2015
PPG Industries has announced that it has completed the acquisition of REVOCOAT, a global supplier of sealants, adhesives and damper products for the automotive industry, from the AXSON Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. “The addition o… Read More »
Published March 30, 2015
Manufacturing centers of Axalta Coating Systems received certification of conformance with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 standard. The certification has been accredited by Lloyd’s Register LRQA and is valid for three years. The certifi… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems is sponsoring 250 training scholarship packages to Automechanika Chicago on April 24-26. To sign up for a training scholarship, simply visit Automechanika’s website. There are more than 100 seminars from which to choose… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
Asian Paints Ltd. has announced its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2014. “We registered single-digit volume growth in the decorative paint segment in India due to sluggish demand conditions,” sa… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 25, 2015
This annual event jointly organized by Coatings World and Ringier will be held May 14-15 in Shanghai. Read More »
CoatingsTech Conference
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 25, 2015
This biennial event’s theme was Focus: Innovation! Infrastructure! Efficiency! Read More »
Automotive OEM Coatings Market
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published March 25, 2015
Automotive and truck production is increasing, which is driving coatings use and growth rates. Read More »
Axalta Reports on 60+ Years of Color Popularity for Automobiles
Published March 23, 2015
Axalta shows global color trends for more than 60 years. Read More »
Published March 23, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems and the Automotive Workshop Owners Association (APTA), an entity dedicated to educating future automotive repair professionals, opened the doors to the first Center of Coating Technology Training (CENTRE), in the Munro locality… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
Dr. Mei Wen, Research Associate at Axalta Coating Systems presented her research at the 2015 CoatingsTech Conference, organized by the American Coatings Association (ACA) in Louisville, Kentucky on March 10th. This biennial conference features presen… Read More »
Published March 12, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems was named a “Supplier of the Year” by General Motors (GM) at its Supplier of the Year awards ceremony last week. Winning suppliers from around the world received the award for going above and beyond GM’s requi… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has opened a latest generation manufacturing facility in Shanghai to produce waterborne coatings for China’s growing automobile market. The newest and one of Axalta’s most advanced waterborne production facilities,… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has opened a latest-generation manufacturing facility in Shanghai to produce waterborne coatings for China’s growing automobile market. The newest and one of Axalta’… Read More »
IRL Releases Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry
Published February 27, 2015
IRL has announced the launch of a new edition of its single country report A Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry. In this study, IRL examines China’s paints and coatings market independently and not as part of a regional study on th… Read More »
IRL Releases Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry
Published February 27, 2015
IRL has announced the launch of a new edition of its single country report A Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry. In this study, IRL examines China’s paints and coatings market independently and not as part of a regional study on the Asia Pac… Read More »
By Arnold Wang, China Correspondent
Published February 23, 2015
Since 2009 the automobile industry of China has surpassed that of America to become the largest in the world. In 2013, China produced 22.1 million automobiles, 12.1 million out of which are passenger cars. The continuous economy growth leads to fast… Read More »
Nissan Debuts Glow-in-the-Dark LEAF in Europe
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published February 20, 2015
Nissan in Europe has become the first manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint to promote its all-electric LEAF, and to encourage more people to convert to solar energy at home. The manufacturer worked with inventor Hamish Scott, creator of S… Read More »
Published February 17, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has been named the winner of the ‘Volvo Bus Excellence Award’ in the field of “Delivery Excellence 2014,” in an award judged by the Volvo Buses purchasing team in India. The award was presented to Axalta… Read More »
Published February 3, 2015
BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd., one of the leading automotive coatings suppliers in China, has recently been awarded the “Excellent Supplier Award 2014” by Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company and Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile Co., L… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
Asian Paints Ltd. has announced its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2014. “We registered single-digit volume growth in the decorative paint segment in India due to sluggish demand conditions," sai… Read More »
Published January 27, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has been named a finalist in the 2015 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers Contribution to Excellence) Award program for its innovative 2-Wet Monocoat paint system. The first of its kind, the 2-Wet Monocoat paint… Read More »
Published January 7, 2015
Clariant recently played host to the car refinishes and automotive coating market in Guangzhou, China. At the Automotive Coating Association (ACA) Seminar, officiated by Chief of Guangdong Qingyuan Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone Bureau and co-or… Read More »
SEMA 2014 Award-Winning Car Painted With Axalta Brand-ChromaPremier
Published December 31, 2014
At the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow, Axalta Coating Systems displayed a custom made 1932 Ford Sedan called Y’d Open at its booth. The car took home Ford’s Design of Excellence “Best of Show,” Mothers… Read More »
Published December 19, 2014
PPG Industries has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with the Axson Group to acquire Revocoat, a global supplier of sealants, adhesives and damper products for the automotive industry. PPG expects the transaction to close in… Read More »
Axalta’s Automotive Color of the Year – Radiant Red
Published December 15, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems launched Axalta Automotive Color of the Year 2015 at the SEMA automotive aftermarket trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Axalta’s 2015 color of the year, Radiant Red, debuted on the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS d… Read More »
Published December 2, 2014
Daimler AG has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel Performance Coatings making the company one of the approved suppliers of vehicle refinishes to Daimler dealerships and approved bodyshops worldwide. The contract covers the supply and support of Akzo… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
PPG Industries has released its annual automotive color popularity data, showing that white continues to be the most popular car color globally based on 2014 automotive build data.  According to PPG’s global data, white ranked first (up 3… Read More »
Published November 12, 2014
BASF's Coatings division has received an award for design. BASF designers, along with the Raum Mannheim agency, have received the “Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014” for the design of their "Under the Radar" Global Co… Read More »
PPG Reports on the OEM Auto Market
Published November 7, 2014
Coatings World recently had the opportunity to interview Jean-Marie Greindl, Vice President, Automotive OEM Coatings, EMEA, and President, PPG EMEA. Read More »
Axalta Announces Its Automotive Color of the Year-Radiant Red
Published November 7, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems launched Axalta Automotive Color of the Year 2015 at the SEMA automotive aftermarket trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Axalta’s 2015 color of the year, Radiant Red, debuted on the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS d… Read More »
Published November 4, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems has released its Global Automotive 2014 Color Popularity Report. The report, which has annually tracked regional automotive color preferences since 1953, is the most comprehensive in the industry. This year’s report offer… Read More »
Published October 30, 2014
BASF's Coatings division has received the Materialica Design + Technology Silver Award 2014 in the "Surface & Technology" category for its XSpark automotive coating. The distinction was awarded during the 17th International Trade Fa… Read More »
Published October 24, 2014
Professor Omar M. Yaghi, the James and Neeltje Tretter Professor of Chemistry at University of California-Berkeley, was the honored speaker at the Axalta Distinguished Lectures Series sponsored by Axalta Coating Systems and hosted by the Department o… Read More »
Published October 23, 2014
Asian Paints has announced its financial results for the quarter and six months ended September 30, 2014. “Double digit volume growth was witnessed across regions in the decorative paint segment. The Automotive coatings JV (PPG-AP), saw good… Read More »
Published October 21, 2014
 Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, presented its first “Axalta Mexico Science Award” at the State of Mexico’s Science and Engineering Fair sponsored by the Science and Technology C… Read More »
Published October 21, 2014
Gifted $5,000 to Case Western Reserve University's program Read More »



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