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Published October 1, 2015
The BASF site in Southfield, Michigan hosted a grand opening ceremony for a new technical laboratory for its customers in the coatings and plastics industries. The newly refurbished 32,000 square foot building represents an investment of approximatel… Read More »
Published September 28, 2015
PPG Industries recently marked 30 years of developing and testing automotive coatings products and processes at its application development center complex in Flint, Michigan. “The Flint center has helped us become the world leader in transpo… Read More »
Published September 15, 2015
PPG Industries has completed a $3.8 million expansion at its coatings manufacturing facility in Laguna de Duero, Valladolid, Spain. The investment provides new, state-of-the-art, mixing and blending equipment at the facility that will support an 80 p… Read More »
Jordan Selects Zircotec Ceramic Coating for Austin A40 Historic Touring Car
Published August 21, 2015
A blend of increased performance coupled with a period look has led Mike Jordan to specify Zircotec’s ThermoHold thermal barrier coating for its Austin A40 historic touring car. The ability to squeeze more performance from the 1293cc A Series e… Read More »
Published August 3, 2015
BASF's new trend collection features 65 global automotive paint colors for 2019 and beyond. The colors explore the powerful potential of Real Authentic Ways (RAW). This overarching theme emerged from trend findings that society is focused on simp… Read More »
Published July 24, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has introduced a new generation of waterborne tints for automotive market in China, aimed at offering carmakers and body shops a more sustainable way to meet consumer preference for stronger, brighter, more vivid colors. The… Read More »
Published July 16, 2015
Every year, BASF Coatings' Global Trend Book presents 65 new trend colors for automotive OEM coating. In addition to original color samples from the new paint collection, it also offers the carmakers' designers in-depth background information… Read More »
Published July 7, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems was presented with the Volvo Cars Quality Excellence (VQE) Award at a dedicated ceremony held at Axalta’s Wuppertal, Germany, site on June 30, 2015. The VQE Award is given to those companies that meet the Award require… Read More »
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
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 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 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 10, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has announced that China’s prominent freight and transportation operator Hoau Group has appointed Axalta as the exclusive supplier for its corporate rebranding program to re-paint Hoau’s fleet of heavy duty trucks.… 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 »

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