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Published December 10, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems is strengthening its performance testing capability by opening a new product development center at its facility in Lionville, PA. The center is equipped with a  Global Finishing Solutions professional spraybooth and advanc… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
The commercial coatings group of PPG Industries has launched a redesigned website for the ADJUSTRITE Commercial Estimating System at www.adjustrite.com. The site went live in early November and features a refreshed look, user-friendly navigation and… 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 December 2, 2014
PPG Industries is launching new branding for automotive refinish brand Nexa Autocolor coatings to give a fresh look to its full range of products. The innovative Aquabase Plus waterborne line will be the first with updated product packaging. Nexa… 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 17, 2014
Quest Automotive Products (QAP), a member of the Quest Specialty Chemicals group, has hired Hermon Ferrell to be the company’s new Director of Product & Color Management. Ferrell brings more than 26 years of industry experience to Quest Au… 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 »
Published November 10, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems, a manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, launched Axalta Automotive Color of the Year 2015 at the SEMA automotive aftermarket trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center yesterday. Axalta’s 2015 color of the year,… Read More »
Published November 10, 2014
Cromax, one of the three global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems, has started a new initiative in the Netherlands: the Cromax Bike Team. The team’s aim is to offer Cromax customers in the Netherlands an accessible, easy and fun way to… Read More »
Published November 7, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems has launched Acquire Plus EFX to the Chinese market, a high technology based hand-held spectrophotometer that measures color with precision. The Acquire Plus EFX is already in use by some of the premium body shops across the wo… 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 6, 2014
The Automotive Division of Quest Specialty Chemicals is unwrapping new looks for its U.S. Chemical & Plastics (USC), Matrix Automotive Finishes and Prospray Automotive Finishes collision repair and refinish product systems at the SEMA Show, Nov.… 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 November 3, 2014
The commercial coatings group of PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has introduced DELFLEET Evolution F4935, F4936 and F4937 HS Epoxy Primers, a new series of high-solids, 2.1 VOC (volatile organic compound) primers with excellent adhes… 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 30, 2014
PPG Automotive Refinish says it will make its colorful presence felt at the annual SEMA Show, Nov. 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. PPG Industries will displays an array of brilliantly painted cars, bikes and even a boat in its booth (24501) t… Read More »
Published October 27, 2014
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has introduced EC530 EN-V Performance Clearcoat, an easy-to-use clearcoat with premium gloss retention over waterborne basecoat, which meets or exceeds regulatory requirements in all U.S. and Canadian… 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 24, 2014
AkzoNobel has started operations at its vehicle refinishes plant in Changzhou, China - the company's 30th manufacturing facility in the country. The new factory adds approximately 25 million liters of capacity for Sikkens, Lesonal and Prime vehi… Read More »
Published October 23, 2014
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has added to its Shop-Line brand with JC830 Production Clear coating, a 2.1 VOC (volatile organic compound) clearcoat developed for value-minded collision centers for use on spot and panel repairs. Sho… 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 22, 2014
PPG Industries' commercial coatings group held its semiannual Commercial Truck Shop Conference Sept. 21-23 in conjunction with the 2014 fall PPG MVP Business Solutions Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center in Nashville,… 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 »
Published October 20, 2014
 Axalta Coating Systems has been awarded with the 2014 China Automobile and Parts Industry Development Innovation Award for Competitiveness in recognition of Axalta’s advanced coating systems. The awards are granted annually to manufacture… Read More »
Published October 20, 2014
Q-Lab Corporation announced that their laboratories in Homestead, Florida and Saarbrücken, Germany have offered contract testing services for automotive corrosion tests requiring relative humidity control. These tests include GMW 14872, SAE J233… Read More »
Published October 9, 2014
Eric Houze, Research Fellow at Axalta Coating Systems, and Bavand Keshavarz, a Ph.D. candidate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), presented the results of a joint research program on new rheological measurement technologies that ca… Read More »
Published September 30, 2014
 If you own a coatings company with a recognizable brand, a leading market position and an entrepeneurial management team with a growth culture, Quest Specialty Chemicals’ CEO Doug Mattscheck wants to talk to you. Quest has acquired 10 co… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published September 23, 2014
Mexico’s burgeoning automotive industry will, once again, be receiving billions of dollars in new OEM investment as the country climbs the world ranks of national auto production to seventh largest. As new OEMs establish themselves and existing… Read More »
Published August 25, 2014
Nicolae Bordeanu has joined Sika Automotive USA,  transferring from Sika Automotive Switzerland. Bordeanu has worked as a project leader in research and development with Sika since 2008. Before joining Sika, he worked for three years as a projec… Read More »
Published August 12, 2014
Dr. Jingguo Shen, senior chemist at Axalta Coating Systems, presented research from an international collaboration on coating film formation at the 248th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco, California.&nb… Read More »
Published August 1, 2014
This year’s BASF Coatings Color Collection 2014/2015 report, “Under the Radar,” predicts a new level of normality is coming as North America bounces back from the recession and society embraces the unpretentious beauty of the &ldquo… Read More »
Published July 24, 2014
BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd.  inaugurated its new automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The expansion of its automotive coatings production capacity with an investment of around €50 million… Read More »
Published July 23, 2014
BASF Automotive Refinish will exhibit and present its latest products and processes at the 2014 International Autobody Congress and Exposition Expo & Conference (NACE / CARS) – the largest North American conference and exhibition dedicated… Read More »
Published July 11, 2014
PPG Industries  provided all coatings products for contestants in the Auto Body Painting Contest portion of the 2014 “Chevrolet Cup” National Automotive Application and Repair Skills Competition. This is the sixth consecutive year PP… Read More »
Published July 10, 2014
The designers at BASF’s Coatings division have published their automotive color trends for 2014/2015. With their collection entitled “Under the Radar,” new color ranges are appearing on the trend radar. The development of special ef… Read More »
Distribution Strategy Specialist - Automotive Refinish
Published June 19, 2014
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Read More »
Published June 13, 2014
Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) has announced the opening of its new automotive glazing coating facility in Leverkusen, Germany. The first of its kind, the new facility will enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to test Momentive's… Read More »
Field Technical Service Rep II - Automotive Coatings
Published June 4, 2014
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Supports the sales of BASF products and services at the site by monitoring the use of products in customer’s applications, responding to customer requirements, and enforcing product quality/performance specifications.… Read More »
Account Representative - Automotive Refinish Paint (Orlando)
Published May 29, 2014
We’re looking for an Account Representative who will work with automotive refinish paint customers to grow our market share . In return for innovating and pushing yourself and your team to be the best every day, you’ll have your accomplishments recognized and rewarded, you’ll get amazing growth opportunities, and you’ll know firsthand what it feels like to be surrounded by a global network of other brilliant colleagues. Read More »
Account Representative - Automotive Refinish Paint (Virginia)
Published May 29, 2014
We’re looking for an Account Representative who will work with automotive refinish paint customers to grow our market share . In return for innovating and pushing yourself and your team to be the best every day, you’ll have your accomplishments recognized and rewarded, you’ll get amazing growth opportunities, and you’ll know firsthand what it feels like to be surrounded by a global network of other brilliant colleagues. Read More »
Technical Quality Assurance Manager - Automotive Coatings
Published May 22, 2014
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Read More »
Published May 13, 2014
Dr. Thimo Lothert from Axalta Coating Systems spoke at the Car Body Coating Intensive 2014 conference, in Leipzig, Germany. He presented insights into the challenges and complexities associated with plastic coatings in the automotive industry. With a… Read More »
Published May 5, 2014
BASF has invested €2.5 million in its Demarchi coatings site, located in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, to expand its capacity to service Brazil’s automotive industry with waterborne automotive coatings. The goal is to meet market… Read More »
Manager OEM and Industry Relations - Automotive Coatings
Published May 5, 2014
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Read More »
Field Technical Service Representative - Automotive Coatings
Published May 5, 2014
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Read More »
Published April 29, 2014
BASF  was named a 2014 Automotive News Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence  (PACE)  Award winner in the product category for the Ultramid  A3L polyamide resin. The mold-in-color high touch, high gloss bl… Read More »
Published April 16, 2014
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Automotive Coatings, Adhesives, and Sealants market will grow at a CAGR of 5.59 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growing demand for vari… Read More »



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