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    [body] => Axalta officially opened the doors of its 1,000-square-meter (10,763.9-square-foot) regional customer training center – the "RTC" – in Western Sydney.

The training facility was inaugurated by Sobers Sethi, president, Emerging Markets, Axalta.

“The new training facility uses the latest coating technologies, industry-leading training techniques, and advanced digital equipment to enable repairers to deliver the highest quality refinish, enabling our customers to be more efficient, productive, and profitable," Sethi said. "We help our customers drive these improvements while also being mindful of the environment with sustainable techniques and products.”

Local customers and partners were invited to see the latest products in action and view the cutting edge environment which includes industry-leading equipment.

“Simply put, the new training facility offers the best training available in the region,” said Steven Brett, managing director of Axalta Coating Systems in Australia. “Axalta is a world leader in refinish and is consistently making significant investments, like the RTC, to enhance our capabilities and facilities to help customers grow their businesses.”

The training center is well equipped with two state-of-the-art USI Chronotech spray booths, as well as three USI full downdraft preparation areas with USI rail track system for easy vehicle side loading. The three prep bays can be divided by electric curtains. Also featuring three USI paint mix rooms with an additional large cleaning room and a USI spray box-booth for test panels and color card spray outs, there are plenty of opportunities for attendees to apply their practical knowledge.

When attendees aren’t using the latest products and equipment, they will be learning from Axalta trainers in a theory room with the latest audio-visual equipment that can seat up to 20. The new facility also includes a storeroom for all consumables and tools, along with an air-conditioned lunch and kitchen area with modern facilities. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2019-11-20 08:45:00 [updated_at] => 2019-11-20 08:49:46 [last_updated_author] => 228513 [uploaded_by] => 228513 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["315173","315110","325593","322748","317335","315652","317055","322256","324820","315840","317395","325843","317247","325111","318736","325236"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-11-20 08:45:06 [contentType] => ContentType Object ( [className] => ContentType [content] => Array ( ) [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [listURL] => [logoUrl] => https: [id] => 2487 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => content_types [tag] => breaking_news [short_tag] => breaking_news [class_name] => [display_view] => [list_view] => [slug] => breaking-news [box_view] => [ignore_flag] => 0 [image_id] => 0 [layout_id] => 0 [formattedTag] => Breaking News ) [viewURL] => /contents/view_breaking-news/2019-11-20/axalta-opens-new-regional-training-center-in-western-sydney/ [relatedArticles] => Array ( [0] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 315110 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2486 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2019-06-01 [author_name] => {"name":"Kerry Pianoforte","title":"Editor"} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 189356 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 189357 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => The Industrial Coatings Market [short_title] => [summary] => Growth in the industrial coatings market has been steady. China leads the way, but North American and Western Europe also present opportunities. [slug] => the-industrial-coatings-market--673821 [body] => According to a recent report from Markets and Markets, the global industrial coatings market is expected to grow from $98.30 billion in 2017 to $130.97 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.91 percent from 2017 to 2022. For the purposes of this report industrial coatings are defined as thin films applied on materials to add or enhance their specific properties such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance and conductivity.

Industrial coatings are used in a wide variety of applications and encompass many end-use industries such as industrial wood, protective, general industrial, rail, coil coatings OEM and consumer goods & appliances.

According to research from Markets and Markets, the industrial coatings market in APAC  (Asia Pacific) is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. APAC is rapidly expanding the market, owing to the growing economy and increasing middle-class population. The study authors noted that the increasing number of industrial activities due to growing urbanization, mainly in China and India, are expected to drive the market during the forecast period.  There is an increased demand from the automotive industry in APAC, which is mainly backed by the expansion of the region’s industrial activities. This increased demand, in turn, drives the industrial coatings market in APAC.

APAC is the fastest-growing market with most of the large manufacturers establishing their facilities in this region. Presence of some of the fastest-growing economies, such as China, India and South Korea, and rising demand from the automotive industry play a crucial role in driving the industrial coatings market in the APAC region.

The industrial coating market recorded growth for 2018, despite a challenging year.

“Despite the rising costs of raw materials and the impact of increasingly volatile geopolitical influences on key commodity markets, most sectors where Hempel Industrial focuses on have shown revenue growth in the last year,” said Michael Bredfeldt, head of Industrial Group Product Management, Product and Portfolio, Hempel. “Hempel Industrial is involved in the heavy-duty equipment, heavy-duty truck, consumer products and general finishes areas and these are driven by a number of factors including overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP), residential and commercial construction, infrastructure projects, and energy costs. Hempel Industrial will continue to focus on these sectors as we continue to see growth and market share gain.”

“The market for industrial coatings has been steady and growing in line with industrial production at a 3-3.5 percent rate over the past 12 months,” said Dave Heflin, VP, Global Industrial Liquid Coatings, Axalta Coating Systems. “A strong economy and consumer confidence have driven growth, but other factors like infrastructure spending, a strong agricultural season, and growth in capital spending have been important contributors to healthy growth as well.”

“We really see growth across all of our Industrial businesses, led by the continued mid-single-digit growth in new commercial architecture as well as maintenance of existing facilities, then followed closely by agricultural, construction and earthmoving equipment with similar growth rates,” Heflin added. “We have also seen strong growth in pipeline spending at high single-digit rates, as oil and gas exploration and transmission spending has come back online.” 

Growth Regions

In line with the paint and coatings industry as a whole, Asia Pacific region represents the most opportunity for growth, but even the mature markets in North America and Western Europe have some bright spots.

Hempel has been focusing its industrial coatings activity in the North American and Western European markets.

“We have the added benefit that we are supported by our Centres of Excellence in Dallas, Texas and Kampen, Netherlands,” said Bredfeldt. “Both sites offer holistic technical services, from product development to field technical expertise. Furthermore, these Central Distribution and R&D Centres (Centres of Excellence) allow us to offer further efficiencies to our customers as orders can be fulfilled and shipped in record time and at a reduced cost. We anticipate continuing to see gains in these regions.”

For Axalta Coating Systems, China is, by far, the fastest growing region in the world for industrial coatings. “But we have also seen very healthy growth rates in our mature markets in Europe and the U.S.,” noted Heflin. “In the past year, Axalta launched more than 80 new products across our Industrial businesses, and, while the thirst for new products is universal, the demand from China has been especially strong.”

Meeting Customer Demands

Users of industrial coatings are interested in coatings manufacturers increasing the lifecycle of the products that they develop to extend the service life of their assets.

“Coatings can have a positive impact by improving performance in areas such as corrosion resistance and UV durability,” said Bredfeldt. “In addition, they are continually seeking out solutions that will improve their processes by minimizing waste, conserving energy and water while boosting production efficiencies and also reducing the impact to the environment and exposure of workers to hazardous chemicals.”

According to Heflin, the biggest thing customers are looking for is a partner to their business, not just a paint supplier.  “In times of growth, coupled with new opportunities for most of our customers, they are faced with new challenges like increased production rates, faster turnaround times, more customization in color and appearance provided by their customers – all great challenges to have, but in many cases, the paint shop can be the lifeblood of growth (or the limiting factor).  Customers who are winning have migrated to those paint suppliers who have strong technical service to help them successfully absorb significant growth and position their businesses to gain share.”

Environmental Compliance

Sustainability is a key driver for the industrial coatings market in terms of meeting stricter and constantly evolving environmental regulations, as well as increasing public awareness.

“There are a notable trend towards higher solids/lower volatile organic compounds (VOC) solvent-based coatings and an increase in demand for water-based (waterborne) coatings in certain sectors,” said Bredfeldt. “This trend will continue across all sectors as the demand increases and the coatings continue to be more robust for application. The focus on developing ever-more sustainable industrial coatings solutions also contributes to Hempel’s overarching sustainability agenda. This seeks to protect and prolong the lifecycle of assets and thereby leads to less heavy-duty equipment being produced. This minimizes waste which helps owners minimize their environmental footprint.”

Axalta’s Helfin also sees the drive for more environmentally-friendly coatings, particularly in China and Europe. 

“This shift isn’t just waterborne coatings, but also higher solids solvent-borne products.  As an example, we launched a zero VOC primer in Europe this past fall, and we can’t keep up with demand from heavy-duty equipment suppliers as well as metal component manufacturers.”

Hempel Industrial will continue to develop sustainable and scalable solutions that have the potential to expand our geographic footprint and support our global customers. Investments at our two Centers of Excellence in Dallas, TX  and Kampen, Netherlands support our drive to improve our customers’ experience.

In overall Hempel terms, 2019 will be a year of progress. The global coatings market is expected to pick up, and Hempel anticipates delivering underlying organic growth in line with or slightly better than the market. As a leading company within the global coatings industry, Hempel expects to bring more new companies into the Hempel family, as it continues its journey towards becoming a €3 billion revenue company.

New Products

Hempel is launching a new epoxy primer for heavy-duty equipment and trucks – Hempaprime Shield 700 HS.

This new coating is specifically designed to improve productivity and quality for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) by reducing production times and maximizing service life.
Following its launch in North America, Hempaprime Shield 700 HS is now available in Europe. 

Hempaprime Shield 700 HS is specifically designed to optimize production. A two-component high solids epoxy primer with exceptional adhesion to ferrous metals and substrates that delivers long term corrosion resistance in the harshest environments. It is fast drying and has short minimum overcoat intervals without compromising the high-volume solids content.

This robust coating provides improved crack and wrinkle resistance even at a high dry film thickness (DFT) and dries to a smooth finish without the need for sanding. 

“When designing coatings for customers it is important to understand their drivers and these generally include superior long-lasting protection, optimized production, environmentally friendly, the potential to enhance operational efficiencies, and a finish that looks good,” Hempel’s Head of Industrial Group Product Management, Product and Portfolio, Michael Bredfeldt said. “Hempaprime Shield 700 HS delivers all of this and more. It is easy to apply, fast drying and offers consistent high-quality performance. There is no need for thinning, and the coating has been optimized for airless and air spray.

“Importantly, the low VOC content is better for the environment, safer for the applicators and meets all legislative requirements. Hempaprime Shield 700 HS is the ideal primer for OEMs, including heavy duty equipment such as forklifts, excavators, harvesters, earth moving equipment, as well as trucks, trailers and commercial vehicles.”

Axalta’s Nap-Gard powder coatings are formulated for use on external and internal oil, gas and water pipelines with single, dual and multi-layer application options. Nap-Gard also provides corrosion protection solutions for valves, fittings and rebar. Axalta’s functional coatings offer innovative solutions for today’s epoxy-based coating applications and are designed to provide superior corrosion protection for substrates in harsh, demanding environments.  

Major Market Developments

•  PPG Industries introduced Durastar Ultra-Cool coatings that enhance the beauty and extend the service life of metal roofing, siding, panels, and other building components.
•  Axalta Coating Systems expanded to optimize manufacturing capabilities for its Alesta brand at its powder coatings production facilities in Germany to cater the growing market demand.
•  AkzoNobel N.V. acquired the industrial coatings business of BASF SE. This strategy would help strengthen its position in the coil coatings market.

Data provided by Markets and Markets [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2019-05-31 09:49:00 [updated_at] => 2019-09-13 14:10:04 [last_updated_author] => 228513 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["315173","311259","317335","315652","317055","316480","317970","322096","313819","317051","314581","320472","310695","317345","321615","319704","315669"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-05-29 09:43:42 ) [1] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 315173 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2491 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2019-06-01 [author_name] => {"name":"Kerry Pianoforte","title":"Editor"} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Industrial Coatings [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => industrial-coatings- [body] => This month’s feature article focuses on the global industrial coatings market. This is a highly fragmented market encompassing industrial wood, protective, general industrial, rail, coil coatings OEM and consumer goods & appliances.

According to a recent report from Markets and Markets, the global industrial coatings market is expected to grow from $98.30 billion in 2017 to $130.97 billion by 2022.

  For the purposes of this report industrial coatings are defined as thin films applied on materials to add or enhance their specific properties such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance and conductivity.
Markets and Markets identified a number of developments in the industrial coatings market that have happened over the past few years.

• PPG Industries introduced Durastar Ultra-Cool coatings that enhance the beauty and extend the service life of metal roofing, siding, panels, and other building components.

• Axalta Coating Systems expanded to optimize manufacturing capabilities for its Alesta brand at its powder coatings production facilities in Germany to cater the growing market demand.

• AkzoNobel acquired the industrial coatings business of BASF . This strategy would help strengthen its position in the coil coatings market.

Although the Asia Pacific region has been identified as the area with the most potential for growth, North America and Western Europe are also key areas.

For Axalta Coating Systems, China is the fastest growing region in the world for Industrial coatings.

“But we have also seen very healthy growth rates in our mature markets in Europe and the U.S.,” said Dave Heflin, vice president, Global Industrial Liquid Coatings, Axalta Coating Systems.
In the past year Axalta has launched more than 80 new products across its Industrial businesses.

Hempel said it is focusing its industrial coatings activity in the North American and Western European markets.

“We have the added benefit that we are supported by our Centres of Excellence in Dallas, Texas, USA and Kampen, Netherlands,” said Michael Bredfeldt, head of Industrial Group Product Management, Product and Portfolio, Hempel. “Both sites offer holistic technical services, from product development to field technical expertise...We anticipate continuing to see gains in these regions.” [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2019-05-31 15:07:00 [updated_at] => 2019-05-31 08:17:16 [last_updated_author] => 188865 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["315110","307178","311259","305639","309459","308988","312951","313819","308993","314581","310695","309020","306745","307105","307139"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-05-29 15:01:00 ) [2] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 315652 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2019-09-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 189857 [primary_image_old] => 0 [slider_image_id] => 189857 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Axalta Coating Systems Receives Ducks Unlimited Corporate Conservation Achievement Award [short_title] => [summary] => Award presented at Ducks Unlimited’s 82nd National Convention. [slug] => axalta-coating-systems-receives-ducks-unlimited-corporate-conservation-achievement-award [body] => Axalta Coating Systems received the Ducks Unlimited Corporate Conservation Achievement Award on Friday, May 31, at DU’s 82nd Annual National Convention in Hawaii.

The award, accepted by Axalta’s CEO Robert Bryant, recognizes corporations from the US, Canada, or Mexico that have made exceptional contributions to wetlands conservation and environmental stewardship.

“I am honored to accept the Ducks Unlimited Corporate Conservation Award on behalf of Axalta,” said Bryant. “Axalta and Ducks Unlimited have done extraordinary work together in the US, Mexico, and Canada. Together, we have conserved more than 8,400 acres of wetlands creating new and improved habitats for countless waterfowl across three countries.

“We have also educated hundreds of students and teachers from Latin America through the Ducks Unlimited de Mexico’s RESERVA program and provided 500 dry toilets to more than 1,600 people in Mexico,” continued Bryant. “In addition, Axalta helped DU host nearly 200 college students from North America during the 2018 annual Ducks Unlimited Third Term program. We are truly proud of these accomplishments and the work that has been completed together with Ducks Unlimited now, and the work that will be completed in the future.”

Axalta and Ducks Unlimited, the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, announced a multi-year partnership in 2015. As a global developer, manufacturer, and seller of coatings in more than 130 countries around the world, Axalta takes pride in protecting and conserving the environments where its employees, customers and suppliers live, work and raise their families. Axalta’s sustainable manufacturing practices provide customers with superior products using carefully selected materials that are processed to optimize productivity while minimizing their impact on the environment and protecting the health and safety of surrounding communities.

This year, Axalta will 100 percent underwrite the DU’s Ducks University Third Term program, which is a leadership summit held annually for college students to learn about conservation, leadership skills, and fundraising techniques at Ducks Unlimited National Headquarters in Memphis.

“Ducks Unlimited is grateful for the support and partnership provided by Axalta,” said DU CEO Dale Hall. “The company is dedicated to improving the communities we live in and the quality of life for all wildlife. Axalta’s conservation vision and support of Ducks Unlimited conservation and education programs will positively impact North America for generations.” [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2019-06-05 13:40:00 [updated_at] => 2019-08-27 13:55:31 [last_updated_author] => 228513 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["315173","311259","315110","317335","309459","317055","318220","311697","314048","311745","313829","315933","316735","318968","314029"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-06-05 13:34:13 ) [3] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 315840 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2019-07-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 189946 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 189946 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => AkzoNobel Launches Interpon Structura Flex Powder Coatings Range [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => akzonobel-launches-interpon-structura-flex-powder-coatings-range [body] =>
Customers who use architectural powder coatings no longer have to make a choice between applying a product that's either superdurable or flexible – because thanks to AkzoNobel, now they can have both.
 
Interpon Structura Flex is the first and only powder range on the market to combine the weatherability of superdurable powder coatings with the mechanical performance advantages of standard durable systems.
 
It's a major development for customers, because prior to this latest example of AkzoNobel's vision on innovation, the higher the durability of a coating, the lower the flexibility. So if a piece of metal was pre-coated and then needed to be bent or formed into shape, a standard durability powder coating would often be used, because they offer higher flexibility (to prevent cracking). Now the days of making that trade-off are over.
 
"We're proud to deliver another industry first which meets the needs of our customers," said Jean-Paul Moonen, segment manager for Architectural Coatings at AkzoNobel's Powder Coatings business. "Specifiers and architects are increasingly moving towards superior durability, and because we're always looking to innovate, we've developed a pioneering solution which sets a new standard in the market." 
 
Ten Interpon Structura Flex products are available, all in a stylish and on-trend color range. It means window and door manufacturers can now upgrade to superdurable level – without compromising on flexibility – and extend the lifetime and warranty of their finished products.
 
"Our ambition knows no limits," said Daniela Vlad, managing director of AkzoNobel's Powder Coatings business. "As a world leader in powder coatings, we will continue to seek out fresh opportunities, offer the best solutions and strive to serve our customers better than anyone."
 
Interpon Structura Flex meets Qualicoat Class 2 weathering requirements and Qualicoat Class 1 mechanical performance requirements, the industry-wide quality label for liquid and powder coatings on aluminum for architectural applications.
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This year’s theme was “Canada’s Coatings Industry: Vision 20-20 Beyond 2020,” looking at the economic, environmental and social trends of importance to the industry. There will be more challenges for the industry as the government seeks to re-assess chemicals already in commerce as well as new uses of existing chemicals already assessed. Other issues on the agenda were ongoing restrictions coming for biocides, paint waste management and stewardship, new and innovative approaches to sustainability in the industry, and more. 
The business sessions addressed some of the challenges faced by the industry today and look in the crystal ball as to what is on the horizon for tomorrow. From ongoing regulatory challenges for coatings products to impressive innovations in the industry and what the coatings industry is doing to ensure products meet the highest standards of performance while respecting human health and the environment.  

Highlights included presentations “Economic Update: Trends,Trials and Tribulations” by Dan Murad, President & CEOChemQuest; “Advancing the Interests of Coatings in the UK” by Tania Morrill, marketing director for the British Coatings Federation; and “Global Initiatives – Local Challenges” by Steve Sides, VP, global affairs and chief science officer at the American Coatings Association.


The AGM approved reappointment of four current members to the CPCA Board of Directors. The full Board slate for 2019–20 is as follows:
• André Buisson (Société Laurentide)
• Bruce Clatworthy (Dominion Color Lansco)
• Doug Crabb (Duha Group)
• Andy Doyle (American Coatings Association)
• Mark Huisman (BASF Canada)
• Brent Jamieson (Axalta Coating Systems)
• Curt Kaucher (Sherwin-Williams)
• Sharon Kelly (KelCoatings)
• Darrin Nobel (Home-Hardware Beauti-Tone)
• Vince Rea (PPG Canada)
• Jeff Snyder (AkzoNobel)
• Jean-Francois Tanguay (IMCD Canada)
• Richard Tremblay (Benjamin Moore)
• Fred Veghelyi (OPC Polymers Canada)
• Tim Vogel (Board Chair, Cloverdale Paint)

“The CPCA Board of Directors were reaffirmed at the most recent Annual General Meeting and we are pleased they will continue to provide good governance for the association,” commented Benjamin Moore’s Richard Tremblay, the newly elected Board Chair. Mr. Tremblay went on to say that, “The entire Board of Directors were pleased to recognize the tremendous contribution made by Tim Vogel who served as CPCA’s Chair over the past four years and we are happy to say he remains on the board as Director.” CPCA continues to focus on new programs and services for members to add value to their respective businesses in Canada.

The 2019 annual Industry Awards Dinner was held at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club recognizing individual contributions to the Canadian paint and coatings industry. CPCA’s highest honor, the Roy Kennedy Outstanding Achievement Award, was presented to Lysane Lavoie, CPCA Director of Regulatory Affairs and Management Information.
The Industry Achievement Award was presented to Fred Veghelyi, OPC Polymers and CPCA Board member and Mannie Cheung, Vice-President, Product Care Association.
The Industry Distinction Award was presented to outstanding individuals who are retiring or recently retired but have made a significant contribution to their companies and the industry generally. These were Mike Lynch (Cloverdale Paint), Luc Pepin (PPG Paints), Steve Wolinsky (Rustoleum), Claude Brosseau (PPG Paints), and Kamlaish Mudhar (Univar).  CPCA also recognized important milestone anniversaries of several members as follows: Hero (50 years), Schwartz Chemical (50 years) and Product Care Recycling (25 years).

CPCA’s President and CEO, Gary LeRoux commented that: “It was a great conference with important business sessions and the awards dinner held at one of the best locations in Canada, the scenic Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, to honour the achievements of several in our industry.” CPCA would like to thank its Board members, all conference attendees and its sponsors for making the 106th annual conference and AGM a tremendous success. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2019-06-28 07:19:00 [updated_at] => 2019-06-28 07:45:59 [last_updated_author] => 142069 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["310713","305641","307721","310243","305120","307178","311357","305139","311478","310373","305279","313625","304904","317163","311875"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-06-28 07:13:15 ) ) [relatedContent] => Array ( [0] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 315110 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2486 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2019-06-01 [author_name] => {"name":"Kerry Pianoforte","title":"Editor"} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 189356 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 189357 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => The Industrial Coatings Market [short_title] => [summary] => Growth in the industrial coatings market has been steady. China leads the way, but North American and Western Europe also present opportunities. [slug] => the-industrial-coatings-market--673821 [body] => According to a recent report from Markets and Markets, the global industrial coatings market is expected to grow from $98.30 billion in 2017 to $130.97 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.91 percent from 2017 to 2022. For the purposes of this report industrial coatings are defined as thin films applied on materials to add or enhance their specific properties such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance and conductivity.

Industrial coatings are used in a wide variety of applications and encompass many end-use industries such as industrial wood, protective, general industrial, rail, coil coatings OEM and consumer goods & appliances.

According to research from Markets and Markets, the industrial coatings market in APAC  (Asia Pacific) is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. APAC is rapidly expanding the market, owing to the growing economy and increasing middle-class population. The study authors noted that the increasing number of industrial activities due to growing urbanization, mainly in China and India, are expected to drive the market during the forecast period.  There is an increased demand from the automotive industry in APAC, which is mainly backed by the expansion of the region’s industrial activities. This increased demand, in turn, drives the industrial coatings market in APAC.

APAC is the fastest-growing market with most of the large manufacturers establishing their facilities in this region. Presence of some of the fastest-growing economies, such as China, India and South Korea, and rising demand from the automotive industry play a crucial role in driving the industrial coatings market in the APAC region.

The industrial coating market recorded growth for 2018, despite a challenging year.

“Despite the rising costs of raw materials and the impact of increasingly volatile geopolitical influences on key commodity markets, most sectors where Hempel Industrial focuses on have shown revenue growth in the last year,” said Michael Bredfeldt, head of Industrial Group Product Management, Product and Portfolio, Hempel. “Hempel Industrial is involved in the heavy-duty equipment, heavy-duty truck, consumer products and general finishes areas and these are driven by a number of factors including overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP), residential and commercial construction, infrastructure projects, and energy costs. Hempel Industrial will continue to focus on these sectors as we continue to see growth and market share gain.”

“The market for industrial coatings has been steady and growing in line with industrial production at a 3-3.5 percent rate over the past 12 months,” said Dave Heflin, VP, Global Industrial Liquid Coatings, Axalta Coating Systems. “A strong economy and consumer confidence have driven growth, but other factors like infrastructure spending, a strong agricultural season, and growth in capital spending have been important contributors to healthy growth as well.”

“We really see growth across all of our Industrial businesses, led by the continued mid-single-digit growth in new commercial architecture as well as maintenance of existing facilities, then followed closely by agricultural, construction and earthmoving equipment with similar growth rates,” Heflin added. “We have also seen strong growth in pipeline spending at high single-digit rates, as oil and gas exploration and transmission spending has come back online.” 

Growth Regions

In line with the paint and coatings industry as a whole, Asia Pacific region represents the most opportunity for growth, but even the mature markets in North America and Western Europe have some bright spots.

Hempel has been focusing its industrial coatings activity in the North American and Western European markets.

“We have the added benefit that we are supported by our Centres of Excellence in Dallas, Texas and Kampen, Netherlands,” said Bredfeldt. “Both sites offer holistic technical services, from product development to field technical expertise. Furthermore, these Central Distribution and R&D Centres (Centres of Excellence) allow us to offer further efficiencies to our customers as orders can be fulfilled and shipped in record time and at a reduced cost. We anticipate continuing to see gains in these regions.”

For Axalta Coating Systems, China is, by far, the fastest growing region in the world for industrial coatings. “But we have also seen very healthy growth rates in our mature markets in Europe and the U.S.,” noted Heflin. “In the past year, Axalta launched more than 80 new products across our Industrial businesses, and, while the thirst for new products is universal, the demand from China has been especially strong.”

Meeting Customer Demands

Users of industrial coatings are interested in coatings manufacturers increasing the lifecycle of the products that they develop to extend the service life of their assets.

“Coatings can have a positive impact by improving performance in areas such as corrosion resistance and UV durability,” said Bredfeldt. “In addition, they are continually seeking out solutions that will improve their processes by minimizing waste, conserving energy and water while boosting production efficiencies and also reducing the impact to the environment and exposure of workers to hazardous chemicals.”

According to Heflin, the biggest thing customers are looking for is a partner to their business, not just a paint supplier.  “In times of growth, coupled with new opportunities for most of our customers, they are faced with new challenges like increased production rates, faster turnaround times, more customization in color and appearance provided by their customers – all great challenges to have, but in many cases, the paint shop can be the lifeblood of growth (or the limiting factor).  Customers who are winning have migrated to those paint suppliers who have strong technical service to help them successfully absorb significant growth and position their businesses to gain share.”

Environmental Compliance

Sustainability is a key driver for the industrial coatings market in terms of meeting stricter and constantly evolving environmental regulations, as well as increasing public awareness.

“There are a notable trend towards higher solids/lower volatile organic compounds (VOC) solvent-based coatings and an increase in demand for water-based (waterborne) coatings in certain sectors,” said Bredfeldt. “This trend will continue across all sectors as the demand increases and the coatings continue to be more robust for application. The focus on developing ever-more sustainable industrial coatings solutions also contributes to Hempel’s overarching sustainability agenda. This seeks to protect and prolong the lifecycle of assets and thereby leads to less heavy-duty equipment being produced. This minimizes waste which helps owners minimize their environmental footprint.”

Axalta’s Helfin also sees the drive for more environmentally-friendly coatings, particularly in China and Europe. 

“This shift isn’t just waterborne coatings, but also higher solids solvent-borne products.  As an example, we launched a zero VOC primer in Europe this past fall, and we can’t keep up with demand from heavy-duty equipment suppliers as well as metal component manufacturers.”

Hempel Industrial will continue to develop sustainable and scalable solutions that have the potential to expand our geographic footprint and support our global customers. Investments at our two Centers of Excellence in Dallas, TX  and Kampen, Netherlands support our drive to improve our customers’ experience.

In overall Hempel terms, 2019 will be a year of progress. The global coatings market is expected to pick up, and Hempel anticipates delivering underlying organic growth in line with or slightly better than the market. As a leading company within the global coatings industry, Hempel expects to bring more new companies into the Hempel family, as it continues its journey towards becoming a €3 billion revenue company.

New Products

Hempel is launching a new epoxy primer for heavy-duty equipment and trucks – Hempaprime Shield 700 HS.

This new coating is specifically designed to improve productivity and quality for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) by reducing production times and maximizing service life.
Following its launch in North America, Hempaprime Shield 700 HS is now available in Europe. 

Hempaprime Shield 700 HS is specifically designed to optimize production. A two-component high solids epoxy primer with exceptional adhesion to ferrous metals and substrates that delivers long term corrosion resistance in the harshest environments. It is fast drying and has short minimum overcoat intervals without compromising the high-volume solids content.

This robust coating provides improved crack and wrinkle resistance even at a high dry film thickness (DFT) and dries to a smooth finish without the need for sanding. 

“When designing coatings for customers it is important to understand their drivers and these generally include superior long-lasting protection, optimized production, environmentally friendly, the potential to enhance operational efficiencies, and a finish that looks good,” Hempel’s Head of Industrial Group Product Management, Product and Portfolio, Michael Bredfeldt said. “Hempaprime Shield 700 HS delivers all of this and more. It is easy to apply, fast drying and offers consistent high-quality performance. There is no need for thinning, and the coating has been optimized for airless and air spray.

“Importantly, the low VOC content is better for the environment, safer for the applicators and meets all legislative requirements. Hempaprime Shield 700 HS is the ideal primer for OEMs, including heavy duty equipment such as forklifts, excavators, harvesters, earth moving equipment, as well as trucks, trailers and commercial vehicles.”

Axalta’s Nap-Gard powder coatings are formulated for use on external and internal oil, gas and water pipelines with single, dual and multi-layer application options. Nap-Gard also provides corrosion protection solutions for valves, fittings and rebar. Axalta’s functional coatings offer innovative solutions for today’s epoxy-based coating applications and are designed to provide superior corrosion protection for substrates in harsh, demanding environments.  

Major Market Developments

•  PPG Industries introduced Durastar Ultra-Cool coatings that enhance the beauty and extend the service life of metal roofing, siding, panels, and other building components.
•  Axalta Coating Systems expanded to optimize manufacturing capabilities for its Alesta brand at its powder coatings production facilities in Germany to cater the growing market demand.
•  AkzoNobel N.V. acquired the industrial coatings business of BASF SE. This strategy would help strengthen its position in the coil coatings market.

Data provided by Markets and Markets [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2019-05-31 09:49:00 [updated_at] => 2019-09-13 14:10:04 [last_updated_author] => 228513 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["315173","311259","317335","315652","317055","316480","317970","322096","313819","317051","314581","320472","310695","317345","321615","319704","315669"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-05-29 09:43:42 ) [1] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 315173 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2491 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2019-06-01 [author_name] => {"name":"Kerry Pianoforte","title":"Editor"} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Industrial Coatings [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => industrial-coatings- [body] => This month’s feature article focuses on the global industrial coatings market. This is a highly fragmented market encompassing industrial wood, protective, general industrial, rail, coil coatings OEM and consumer goods & appliances.

According to a recent report from Markets and Markets, the global industrial coatings market is expected to grow from $98.30 billion in 2017 to $130.97 billion by 2022.

  For the purposes of this report industrial coatings are defined as thin films applied on materials to add or enhance their specific properties such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance and conductivity.
Markets and Markets identified a number of developments in the industrial coatings market that have happened over the past few years.

• PPG Industries introduced Durastar Ultra-Cool coatings that enhance the beauty and extend the service life of metal roofing, siding, panels, and other building components.

• Axalta Coating Systems expanded to optimize manufacturing capabilities for its Alesta brand at its powder coatings production facilities in Germany to cater the growing market demand.

• AkzoNobel acquired the industrial coatings business of BASF . This strategy would help strengthen its position in the coil coatings market.

Although the Asia Pacific region has been identified as the area with the most potential for growth, North America and Western Europe are also key areas.

For Axalta Coating Systems, China is the fastest growing region in the world for Industrial coatings.

“But we have also seen very healthy growth rates in our mature markets in Europe and the U.S.,” said Dave Heflin, vice president, Global Industrial Liquid Coatings, Axalta Coating Systems.
In the past year Axalta has launched more than 80 new products across its Industrial businesses.

Hempel said it is focusing its industrial coatings activity in the North American and Western European markets.

“We have the added benefit that we are supported by our Centres of Excellence in Dallas, Texas, USA and Kampen, Netherlands,” said Michael Bredfeldt, head of Industrial Group Product Management, Product and Portfolio, Hempel. “Both sites offer holistic technical services, from product development to field technical expertise...We anticipate continuing to see gains in these regions.” [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2019-05-31 15:07:00 [updated_at] => 2019-05-31 08:17:16 [last_updated_author] => 188865 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["315110","307178","311259","305639","309459","308988","312951","313819","308993","314581","310695","309020","306745","307105","307139"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-05-29 15:01:00 ) [2] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 315652 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2019-09-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 189857 [primary_image_old] => 0 [slider_image_id] => 189857 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Axalta Coating Systems Receives Ducks Unlimited Corporate Conservation Achievement Award [short_title] => [summary] => Award presented at Ducks Unlimited’s 82nd National Convention. [slug] => axalta-coating-systems-receives-ducks-unlimited-corporate-conservation-achievement-award [body] => Axalta Coating Systems received the Ducks Unlimited Corporate Conservation Achievement Award on Friday, May 31, at DU’s 82nd Annual National Convention in Hawaii.

The award, accepted by Axalta’s CEO Robert Bryant, recognizes corporations from the US, Canada, or Mexico that have made exceptional contributions to wetlands conservation and environmental stewardship.

“I am honored to accept the Ducks Unlimited Corporate Conservation Award on behalf of Axalta,” said Bryant. “Axalta and Ducks Unlimited have done extraordinary work together in the US, Mexico, and Canada. Together, we have conserved more than 8,400 acres of wetlands creating new and improved habitats for countless waterfowl across three countries.

“We have also educated hundreds of students and teachers from Latin America through the Ducks Unlimited de Mexico’s RESERVA program and provided 500 dry toilets to more than 1,600 people in Mexico,” continued Bryant. “In addition, Axalta helped DU host nearly 200 college students from North America during the 2018 annual Ducks Unlimited Third Term program. We are truly proud of these accomplishments and the work that has been completed together with Ducks Unlimited now, and the work that will be completed in the future.”

Axalta and Ducks Unlimited, the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, announced a multi-year partnership in 2015. As a global developer, manufacturer, and seller of coatings in more than 130 countries around the world, Axalta takes pride in protecting and conserving the environments where its employees, customers and suppliers live, work and raise their families. Axalta’s sustainable manufacturing practices provide customers with superior products using carefully selected materials that are processed to optimize productivity while minimizing their impact on the environment and protecting the health and safety of surrounding communities.

This year, Axalta will 100 percent underwrite the DU’s Ducks University Third Term program, which is a leadership summit held annually for college students to learn about conservation, leadership skills, and fundraising techniques at Ducks Unlimited National Headquarters in Memphis.

“Ducks Unlimited is grateful for the support and partnership provided by Axalta,” said DU CEO Dale Hall. “The company is dedicated to improving the communities we live in and the quality of life for all wildlife. Axalta’s conservation vision and support of Ducks Unlimited conservation and education programs will positively impact North America for generations.” [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2019-06-05 13:40:00 [updated_at] => 2019-08-27 13:55:31 [last_updated_author] => 228513 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["315173","311259","315110","317335","309459","317055","318220","311697","314048","311745","313829","315933","316735","318968","314029"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-06-05 13:34:13 ) [3] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 315840 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2019-07-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 189946 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 189946 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => AkzoNobel Launches Interpon Structura Flex Powder Coatings Range [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => akzonobel-launches-interpon-structura-flex-powder-coatings-range [body] =>
Customers who use architectural powder coatings no longer have to make a choice between applying a product that's either superdurable or flexible – because thanks to AkzoNobel, now they can have both.
 
Interpon Structura Flex is the first and only powder range on the market to combine the weatherability of superdurable powder coatings with the mechanical performance advantages of standard durable systems.
 
It's a major development for customers, because prior to this latest example of AkzoNobel's vision on innovation, the higher the durability of a coating, the lower the flexibility. So if a piece of metal was pre-coated and then needed to be bent or formed into shape, a standard durability powder coating would often be used, because they offer higher flexibility (to prevent cracking). Now the days of making that trade-off are over.
 
"We're proud to deliver another industry first which meets the needs of our customers," said Jean-Paul Moonen, segment manager for Architectural Coatings at AkzoNobel's Powder Coatings business. "Specifiers and architects are increasingly moving towards superior durability, and because we're always looking to innovate, we've developed a pioneering solution which sets a new standard in the market." 
 
Ten Interpon Structura Flex products are available, all in a stylish and on-trend color range. It means window and door manufacturers can now upgrade to superdurable level – without compromising on flexibility – and extend the lifetime and warranty of their finished products.
 
"Our ambition knows no limits," said Daniela Vlad, managing director of AkzoNobel's Powder Coatings business. "As a world leader in powder coatings, we will continue to seek out fresh opportunities, offer the best solutions and strive to serve our customers better than anyone."
 
Interpon Structura Flex meets Qualicoat Class 2 weathering requirements and Qualicoat Class 1 mechanical performance requirements, the industry-wide quality label for liquid and powder coatings on aluminum for architectural applications.
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This year’s theme was “Canada’s Coatings Industry: Vision 20-20 Beyond 2020,” looking at the economic, environmental and social trends of importance to the industry. There will be more challenges for the industry as the government seeks to re-assess chemicals already in commerce as well as new uses of existing chemicals already assessed. Other issues on the agenda were ongoing restrictions coming for biocides, paint waste management and stewardship, new and innovative approaches to sustainability in the industry, and more. 
The business sessions addressed some of the challenges faced by the industry today and look in the crystal ball as to what is on the horizon for tomorrow. From ongoing regulatory challenges for coatings products to impressive innovations in the industry and what the coatings industry is doing to ensure products meet the highest standards of performance while respecting human health and the environment.  

Highlights included presentations “Economic Update: Trends,Trials and Tribulations” by Dan Murad, President & CEOChemQuest; “Advancing the Interests of Coatings in the UK” by Tania Morrill, marketing director for the British Coatings Federation; and “Global Initiatives – Local Challenges” by Steve Sides, VP, global affairs and chief science officer at the American Coatings Association.


The AGM approved reappointment of four current members to the CPCA Board of Directors. The full Board slate for 2019–20 is as follows:
• André Buisson (Société Laurentide)
• Bruce Clatworthy (Dominion Color Lansco)
• Doug Crabb (Duha Group)
• Andy Doyle (American Coatings Association)
• Mark Huisman (BASF Canada)
• Brent Jamieson (Axalta Coating Systems)
• Curt Kaucher (Sherwin-Williams)
• Sharon Kelly (KelCoatings)
• Darrin Nobel (Home-Hardware Beauti-Tone)
• Vince Rea (PPG Canada)
• Jeff Snyder (AkzoNobel)
• Jean-Francois Tanguay (IMCD Canada)
• Richard Tremblay (Benjamin Moore)
• Fred Veghelyi (OPC Polymers Canada)
• Tim Vogel (Board Chair, Cloverdale Paint)

“The CPCA Board of Directors were reaffirmed at the most recent Annual General Meeting and we are pleased they will continue to provide good governance for the association,” commented Benjamin Moore’s Richard Tremblay, the newly elected Board Chair. Mr. Tremblay went on to say that, “The entire Board of Directors were pleased to recognize the tremendous contribution made by Tim Vogel who served as CPCA’s Chair over the past four years and we are happy to say he remains on the board as Director.” CPCA continues to focus on new programs and services for members to add value to their respective businesses in Canada.

The 2019 annual Industry Awards Dinner was held at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club recognizing individual contributions to the Canadian paint and coatings industry. CPCA’s highest honor, the Roy Kennedy Outstanding Achievement Award, was presented to Lysane Lavoie, CPCA Director of Regulatory Affairs and Management Information.
The Industry Achievement Award was presented to Fred Veghelyi, OPC Polymers and CPCA Board member and Mannie Cheung, Vice-President, Product Care Association.
The Industry Distinction Award was presented to outstanding individuals who are retiring or recently retired but have made a significant contribution to their companies and the industry generally. These were Mike Lynch (Cloverdale Paint), Luc Pepin (PPG Paints), Steve Wolinsky (Rustoleum), Claude Brosseau (PPG Paints), and Kamlaish Mudhar (Univar).  CPCA also recognized important milestone anniversaries of several members as follows: Hero (50 years), Schwartz Chemical (50 years) and Product Care Recycling (25 years).

CPCA’s President and CEO, Gary LeRoux commented that: “It was a great conference with important business sessions and the awards dinner held at one of the best locations in Canada, the scenic Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, to honour the achievements of several in our industry.” CPCA would like to thank its Board members, all conference attendees and its sponsors for making the 106th annual conference and AGM a tremendous success. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2019-06-28 07:19:00 [updated_at] => 2019-06-28 07:45:59 [last_updated_author] => 142069 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["310713","305641","307721","310243","305120","307178","311357","305139","311478","310373","305279","313625","304904","317163","311875"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-06-28 07:13:15 ) ) [relatedSearches] => Array ( [0] => Taxonomy Object ( [className] => Taxonomy [id] => 56635 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => taxonomy [taxonomy_tag] => axalta ) [1] => Taxonomy Object ( [className] => Taxonomy [id] => 56581 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => taxonomy [taxonomy_tag] => environment ) [2] => Taxonomy Object ( [className] => Taxonomy [id] => 66898 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => taxonomy [taxonomy_tag] => color ) [3] => Taxonomy Object ( [className] => Taxonomy [id] => 66836 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => taxonomy [taxonomy_tag] => refinish ) ) [contentTaxonomy_knowledge-center] => Array ( ) [formattedTitle] => Axalta Opens New Regional Training Center In Western Sydney [taxonomy_keywords] => Array ( [0] => Taxonomy Object ( [className] => Taxonomy [id] => 55209 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => taxonomy [tag] => paint [slug] => paint [child_of] => 54554 ) [1] => Taxonomy Object ( [className] => Taxonomy [id] => 56581 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => taxonomy [tag] => environment [slug] => environment [child_of] => 54554 ) [2] => Taxonomy Object ( [className] => Taxonomy [id] => 56635 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => taxonomy [tag] => axalta [slug] => axalta [child_of] => 54554 ) [3] => Taxonomy Object ( [className] => Taxonomy [id] => 66836 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => taxonomy [tag] => refinish [slug] => refinish [child_of] => 54554 ) [4] => Taxonomy Object ( [className] => Taxonomy [id] => 66898 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => taxonomy [tag] => color [slug] => color [child_of] => 54554 ) ) )