The companies that can adapt to new technological advances and provide top-performing coatings solutions will succeed.
In our first issue, we discussed the environmental concerns that have driven advances in technology, including powder coatings, waterborne products, and application equipment, in recent decades. These concerns drove product manufacturers to focus on energy consumption and methods to reduce customer
energy costs when seeking to sell their products. For the coatings industry, a paint shop inside of an OEM usually consumes the greatest percentage of a facility’s energy and is the primary focus of compliance with governmental regulations. For these reasons, the coatings companies that can adapt to new technological advances and provide top-performing coatings solutions are sure to outpace their competition. When we left off, Mike Muczyk of Connor | Caitlin addressed the impacts of these factors on the industry and asked Mike Cash, “How do you
feel Axalta’s been with the development of these advances and why?”