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Published November 30, 2011
White/white pearl has emerged as the fastest growing color to tie with silver as the world's leading automotive color choices, according to the 2011 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report. A substantial increase in the popularity of white/whit… Read More »
White is Favorite Color for Automobiles
Published November 10, 2011
PPG introduced 70 new shades at annual Automotive Color Trend Show. Read More »
Published November 7, 2011
After its win in the Automotive Brand Contest, BASF Coatings’ XFine has now received the 2011 Materialica Design & Technology Silver Award for its color innovation in the category surface and technology. Designer Mark Gutjahr and Stephan Sc… Read More »
Published November 7, 2011
After its win in the Automotive Brand Contest, BASF Coatings’ XFine has now received the 2011 Materialica Design & Technology Silver Award for its color innovation in the category surface and technology. Designer Mark Gutjahr and Stephan Sc… Read More »
Published November 3, 2011
Valspar Automotive has introduced the latest addition to their waterborne refinish product platform with the De Beer WaterBase 900+ series. This new system features 13 additional mixing colors that have higher coverage and require fewer undercoats th… Read More »
Published November 3, 2011
Valspar Automotive has introduced the latest addition to their waterborne refinish product platform with the De Beer WaterBase 900+ series. This new system features 13 additional mixing colors that have higher coverage and require fewer undercoats th… Read More »
Published November 3, 2011
Correction: In the first sentence of Coatings World’s breaking news item “DuPont exploring sale of its performance coatings unit” (Nov. 2), we mistakenly reported, “DuPont said it is considering the sale of its automotive pain… Read More »
Published October 31, 2011
Daimler is the first automaker to introduce BASF's new iGloss clearcoat for OEM coatings. At its plant in Bremen, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, SLK and SL models are coated with the scratch-resistant paint. The clearcoat is the top layer of t… Read More »
Published October 31, 2011
AkzoNobel said it is investing around €60 million to increase the production capacity of its automotive and aerospace coatings business in China. This investment will provide additional momentum for the company's accelerated growth strategy… Read More »
Published October 31, 2011
Daimler is the first automaker to introduce BASF's new iGloss clearcoat for OEM coatings. At its plant in Bremen, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, SLK and SL models are coated with the scratch-resistant paint. The clearcoat is the top layer of t… Read More »
Published October 31, 2011
AkzoNobel said it is investing around €60 million to increase the production capacity of its automotive and aerospace coatings business in China. This investment will provide additional momentum for the company's accelerated growth strategy… Read More »
Published October 31, 2011
AkzoNobel said it is investing around €60 million to increase the production capacity of its automotive and aerospace coatings business in China. This investment will provide additional momentum for the company's accelerated growth strategy… Read More »
Published October 28, 2011
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) launched its nationwide Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network at NACE, the International Autobody Congress and Exposition, in Orlando. The new certification program is open to both dealer-owned and independent col… Read More »
Published October 28, 2011
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) launched its nationwide Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network at NACE, the International Autobody Congress and Exposition, in Orlando. The new certification program is open to both dealer-owned and independent col… Read More »
New Standox Standocryl Clear PFC 30
Published October 20, 2011
Standox has introduced Standocryl Clear PFC 30, a 2.1 clear to meet stringent VOC regulations. Specifically designed to deliver a mirror-like finish over Standox solventborne and waterborne basecoats, Standocryl Clear PFC 30 is ideal for all types of… Read More »
New Standox Standocryl Clear PFC 30
Published October 20, 2011
Standox has introduced Standocryl Clear PFC 30, a 2.1 clear to meet stringent VOC regulations. Specifically designed to deliver a mirror-like finish over Standox solventborne and waterborne basecoats, Standocryl Clear PFC 30 is ideal for all types of… Read More »
Toyota approves PPG matte clearcoat for new Lexus LFA supercar
Published October 18, 2011
Toyota has endorsed the global use of PPG clearcoat for the refinish repair of its new Lexus LFA super sports car. The approved PPG clearcoat, Global Refinish System D8113, is the first to pass Toyota’s specification criteria for the exclusive… Read More »
Toyota approves PPG matte clearcoat for new Lexus LFA supercar
Published October 18, 2011
Toyota has endorsed the global use of PPG clearcoat for the refinish repair of its new Lexus LFA super sports car. The approved PPG clearcoat, Global Refinish System D8113, is the first to pass Toyota’s specification criteria for the exclusive… Read More »
Toyota approves PPG matte clearcoat for new Lexus LFA supercar
Published October 18, 2011
Toyota has endorsed the global use of PPG clearcoat for the refinish repair of its new Lexus LFA super sports car. The approved PPG clearcoat, Global Refinish System D8113, is the first to pass Toyota’s specification criteria for the exclusive… Read More »
Published October 17, 2011
Dürr has constructed an automotive paint shop for Beijing Hyundai Motors Company in the Chinese capital Beijing. Dürr is responsible for the construction of the entire paint shop, including the application, automation and conveyor technolog… Read More »
Published October 17, 2011
Dürr has constructed an automotive paint shop for Beijing Hyundai Motors Company in the Chinese capital Beijing. Dürr is responsible for the construction of the entire paint shop, including the application, automation and conveyor technolog… Read More »
Published October 17, 2011
Dürr has constructed an automotive paint shop for Beijing Hyundai Motors Company in the Chinese capital Beijing. Dürr is responsible for the construction of the entire paint shop, including the application, automation and conveyor technolog… Read More »
Published October 12, 2011
BASF Automotive Refinish has named Vitor Margaronis as marketing director for BASF Coatings, North America. In his new role, Vitor is responsible for directing the marketing activities of the BASF automotive refinish, OEM, industrial and commercial t… Read More »
The Auto Refinish Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published October 12, 2011
The auto refinish market faces a slow down in demand in North America and Western Europe, but emerging markets offer growth opportunities. Read More »
Published October 12, 2011
BASF Automotive Refinish has named Vitor Margaronis as marketing director for BASF Coatings, North America. In his new role, Vitor is responsible for directing the marketing activities of the BASF automotive refinish, OEM, industrial and commercial t… Read More »
General Motors uses eco-friendly water-based "three-wet" paint process for Chevrolet Sonic
Published October 7, 2011
For the production of its subcompact Chevrolet Sonic, General Motors brought online a new paint shop at its Orion Assembly Center that features a "three-wet" paint process. The process eliminates the need for a primer bake oven, normally us… Read More »
Mexico’s Automotive Segment Driving Paint Demand
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published October 7, 2011
Mexico is poised to become one of the Top Five automakers in the world. Read More »
Color Trends Brace for Economic Uncertainty
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published October 7, 2011
How will the impending economic downturn influence color trends? Read More »
General Motors uses eco-friendly water-based "three-wet" paint process for Chevrolet Sonic
Published October 7, 2011
For the production of its subcompact Chevrolet Sonic, General Motors brought online a new paint shop at its Orion Assembly Center that features a "three-wet" paint process. The process eliminates the need for a primer bake oven, normally us… Read More »
Published October 5, 2011
Company introduces 70 new shades at annual Automotive Color Trend Show. Read More »
Published October 5, 2011
Company introduces 70 new shades at annual Automotive Color Trend Show. Read More »
Published October 5, 2011
Company introduces 70 new shades at annual Automotive Color Trend Show. Read More »
Published October 4, 2011
DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) introduced the new DuPont Acquire Plus EFX “camera” for use with DuPont Cromax Pro, Standox Standoblue and Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC waterborne systems. Acquire Plus EFX is an advanced, hand-held spect… Read More »
Published October 4, 2011
DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) introduced the new DuPont Acquire Plus EFX “camera” for use with DuPont Cromax Pro, Standox Standoblue and Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC waterborne systems. Acquire Plus EFX is an advanced, hand-held spect… Read More »
Published October 1, 2011
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Published September 19, 2011
MetoKote Corporation earns Volkswagen Group of America's service parts e-coat business for U.S. built Passat. Read More »
Published September 19, 2011
MetoKote Corporation earns Volkswagen Group of America's service parts e-coat business for U.S. built Passat. Read More »
Published September 16, 2011
Nubiola, the world’s largest ultramarine pigments producer, has added Jeff Cayce as technical sales manager, coatings. He will be responsible for promotion and sales of Nubiola's ultramarine pigments, iron oxides, zinc ferrites, chrome oxid… Read More »
Published September 16, 2011
AkzoNobel A&AC chosen as preferred supplier by Toyota to offer low VOC automotive repair paints. Read More »
Published September 16, 2011
Universal Technical Institute (UTI) has implemented DuPont Performance Coatings' (DPC) ProfitNet Management System into the Collision Repair and Refinish Technology (CRRT) training program at its Houston-based campus. UTI uses ProfitNet as a key… Read More »
Matrix System teams up with the Cope twins for the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series
Published September 16, 2011
Matrix System Automotive Finishes will be one of the co-sponsors for Tri-star Motorsports and drivers Angela and Amber Cope during the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series. The Cope sisters are the first twins to ever race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. T… Read More »
Published September 16, 2011
AkzoNobel A&AC chosen as preferred supplier by Toyota to offer low VOC automotive repair paints. Read More »
Published September 16, 2011
Nubiola, the world’s largest ultramarine pigments producer, has added Jeff Cayce as technical sales manager, coatings. He will be responsible for promotion and sales of Nubiola's ultramarine pigments, iron oxides, zinc ferrites, chrome oxid… Read More »
Published September 16, 2011
Nubiola, the world’s largest ultramarine pigments producer, has added Jeff Cayce as technical sales manager, coatings. He will be responsible for promotion and sales of Nubiola's ultramarine pigments, iron oxides, zinc ferrites, chrome oxid… Read More »
Published September 16, 2011
Universal Technical Institute (UTI) has implemented DuPont Performance Coatings' (DPC) ProfitNet Management System into the Collision Repair and Refinish Technology (CRRT) training program at its Houston-based campus. UTI uses ProfitNet as a key… Read More »
Matrix System teams up with the Cope twins for the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series
Published September 16, 2011
Matrix System Automotive Finishes will be one of the co-sponsors for Tri-star Motorsports and drivers Angela and Amber Cope during the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series. The Cope sisters are the first twins to ever race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. T… Read More »
PPG launches Deltron DC2000
Published September 13, 2011
PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clear with superfast airdry capability to the collision center market. The new clearcoat is part of the PPG Deltron line of products. DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clear is designed for use over De… Read More »
Published September 13, 2011
After five years of use exclusively in AMG engines, twin-wire arc spraying technology will now also be used in the series production of Mercedes-Benz diesel engines. Mercedes-Benz was the developer of what is now known as Nanoslide technology, in whi… Read More »
PPG launches Deltron DC2000
Published September 13, 2011
PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clear with superfast airdry capability to the collision center market. The new clearcoat is part of the PPG Deltron line of products. DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clear is designed for use over De… Read More »
Published September 13, 2011
After five years of use exclusively in AMG engines, twin-wire arc spraying technology will now also be used in the series production of Mercedes-Benz diesel engines. Mercedes-Benz was the developer of what is now known as Nanoslide technology, in whi… Read More »



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