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Published July 3, 2015
XSpark, BASF’s Coatings division has developed a color effect that has now been honored in one of the world’s most prestigious design competitions: the Red Dot Award: Product Design. For the first time in the 60-year history of the compe… Read More »
Published June 30, 2015
Axalta’s Rainbow paint scheme made its return appearance recently on CBS This Morning on Jeff Gordon’s Chevrolet SS. The  four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, Gordon recently revealed the… Read More »
Published June 30, 2015
PPG Industries recently completed a $5 million expansion at its coatings manufacturing facility in Wuppertal, Germany. The project added equipment to existing buildings on the campus, supporting up to a 35 percent increase in annual production capaci… Read More »
Published June 29, 2015
Technavio has published a new report on the global industrial coatings market, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 5% from 2015-2019. Technavio’s report analyzes the solutions and products offered by market vendors and presents a c… Read More »
Published June 29, 2015
Technavio has published a new report on the global industrial coatings market, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 5% from 2015-2019. Technavio’s report analyzes the solutions and products offered by market vendors and presents a c… Read More »
Published June 25, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems commissioned its new waterborne manufacturing facility in Wuppertal, Germany, nine months after ground was broken on the project. The facility further expands Axalta’s substantial operations in Wuppertal and reflects Axal… Read More »
Published June 22, 2015
R-M participated in The 34th Auto Service Show at Booth 421, East Hall 4, Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight) in Tokyo, Japan from June 19 – 21, 2015. At the show, R-M showcased ONYX HD automotive refinish paint system, incl… Read More »
Published June 18, 2015
Peter Minko, Research Supervisor and Manager - Process and Application at Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, presented the results of a comparison of methods for testing the stability of waterborne co… Read More »
Published June 16, 2015
Dr. Vicki Cheng, a Senior Chemist at Axalta Coating Systems, presented her research at the 89th American Chemical Society Colloidal Surface Science Symposium, held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 15. Symposium parti… Read More »
Published June 12, 2015
Cromax, one of the three premium global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems, has been named as an Official Partner to the Honda Racing team Sweden for the FIA World Touring Car Championships (WTCC) 2015 and 2016 seasons. The contract sees the g… Read More »
Published June 10, 2015
Highest durability levels, outstanding coloristics and excellent processability in both, water- and solvent-based systems: Suppliers of automotive coatings have high expectations when it comes to pigments. BASF aims to meet the requirements of its cu… Read More »
Published June 9, 2015
Asahi Kasei Chemicals held an opening ceremony for a new production line for Duranol polycarbonatediol (PCD) and a 2nd line for Duranate hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)-based polyisocyanate at its plant in Nantong, China. Commercial operation of the… Read More »
Published June 5, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems was the title sponsor for the  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on June 7 called, Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400. Axalta’s sponsorship reflects the company’s commitment to quality, per… Read More »
Published June 5, 2015
Delegates from Axalta Coating Systems, one of the leading global suppliers of liquid and powder coatings, representing the company’s three premium global refinish brands - Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox - attended the International Bodyshop I… Read More »
Published May 29, 2015
PPG Industries has announced that GREEN LOGIC Matrix paint detackifier systems have been recognized by the Environmental Management Association (EMA) with the 2014 Environmental Achievement Award. The Green Logic Matrix system for automotive manufact… Read More »
Published May 28, 2015
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association released a report today titled, “Plastics Market Watch: Plastics in the Fast Lane,” that anticipates an increased use of plastics in automobiles as economic and demographic forces converge in c… Read More »
Published May 28, 2015
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association released a report today titled, “Plastics Market Watch: Plastics in the Fast Lane,” that anticipates an increased use of plastics in automobiles as economic and demographic forces converge in c… Read More »
Published May 28, 2015
BASF's R-M Automotive Refinish paints has obtained approval for Acura’s in China. R-M products are designed to meet the demand for eco-efficient automotive refinish solutions. R-M waterborne paints are high in quality and efficiency but… Read More »
Published May 27, 2015
The Valspar Corporation has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the performance coatings businesses of Quest Specialty Chemicals, Inc., which include automotive refinish and industrial coatings. The transaction, which is e… Read More »
Published May 26, 2015
Behind the scenes at Zircotec showing how its ceramic coating is applied. Read More »
Published May 25, 2015
Standox, one of the three premium global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems, will be exhibiting at Automechanika Dubai June 2 - 4. The year 2015 marks the brand’s 60th anniversary and for Standox, Automechanika Dubai is the ideal opportu… 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 »
PPG Show Truck Gets Bold New Look
Published May 25, 2015
PPG Industries’ automotive refinish business has repainted its popular show truck. The truck, a 75-foot 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractor-trailer rig, now features a fresh red, white and blue paint scheme reminiscent of the stars and stripes o… Read More »
Published May 22, 2015
Coating manufacturers seeking a more cost-effective and efficient process for producing solvent-free acrylic polyols were able to evaluate a new alternative at the European Coatings Show 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany. Using Cardura glycidyl ester as a s… Read More »
Published May 15, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed its alliance with the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair. The alliance will provide CCAR members and others with training and resources to help protect the safety and health of w… 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 May 11, 2015
BASF’s Automotive Refinish business awarded its 2014 ColorSource™ Distributor of the Year Award to Colortone Automotive Paints at its annual ColorSource Conference. “The Los Angeles market is one of the largest and most competitive… Read More »
Published May 8, 2015
Raytheon Professional Services, a long-established company offering training solutions to government agencies and commercial organisations worldwide, has joined forces with Axalta Coating Systems in the UK on its Paint and Refinish Apprenticeship Pro… Read More »
Published May 7, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. “We have started 2015 with a solid quarter that met our net sales and exceeded our Adjusted EBITDA expectations, in spite of signific… Read More »
Published May 4, 2015
 PPG Industries'  automotive refinish business congratulates customer Toyota of Orlando on winning the Toyota Certified Collision Center Triple Crown Award. It is the second time the dealership has received the accolade; the previous ho… Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has won the Green Repair Innovative Product Award from one of China’s leading automotive publications, Auto Maintenance & Repair Magazine, recognizing Axalta’s Cromax Pro waterborne refinish products for their s… Read More »
Published April 30, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has won the Green Repair Innovative Product Award from one of China’s leading automotive publications, Auto Maintenance & Repair Magazine, recognizing Axalta’s Cromax® Pro waterborne refinish products for th… 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 29, 2015
AkzoNobel has signed an extension to its agreement with McLaren Automotive which will see the company continue to provide high performance coatings, working as a technical partner. The two parties – who first began the collaboration five years… 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 16, 2015
PPG Industries has reported first quarter 2015 net sales from continuing operations of $3.7 billion, up 1 percent versus the prior year. Net sales in local currencies grew 8 percent year-over-year, including a 7 percent contribution from acquisition-… Read More »
By Franco Gonzalez, Senior Research Analyst, IDTechEx
Published April 15, 2015
The days of car companies controlling the future of the automotive industry are numbered. Indeed, waves of creative destruction and globalisation are shaking the industry. All incumbent companies established and new, are either resisting or acting, s… Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
Standox, one of the three premium global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems, celebrates its 60-year anniversary in 2015. To mark this occasion, the automotive refinish brand has created an anniversary website www.standox.com/60. Designed predo… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has named Pennsylvania-based BAPS Auto Paint & Supply the 2014 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The announcement was made by Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, during… 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 »
Axalta Paints Winners in AMSOIL Snocross Series
Published April 8, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems is a sponsor of Polaris Racing drivers Ross Martin and James Johnstad, who have together earned a total of two wins and seven podium finishes mid-season of the AMSOIL Snocross series. Ross Martin, driver of the #837 Polaris Ra… 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 »



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