New colour book from House of Kolor

House of Kolor logo.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — September 14, 2016 — House of Kolor, a Valspar Automotive brand, has unveiled its newest colour books. The new books, complete with House of Kolor’s Shimrin2 Intermix System, select featured formulations and classic colours that the custom paint company is known for in the industry. The new book is now available to […]

CCIF Vancouver to feature combined insurer/repairer panel discussion

CCIF Vancouver will feature a panel discussion featuring both insurers and repairers. Panelists include (clockwise, from top left), Tony Sutera-Sardo of RSA, Christopher Hancock of ICBC, Steve Leal of Fix Auto, Rick Hatswell of Craftsman Collision and Derek Chao of AutoMind Collision.

Ottawa, Ontario — September 14, 2016 — The next meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) will feature a panel discussion with panelists drawn from both insurance and repair sides of the auto claims economy. The next CCIF meeting takes place September 29 to 30 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown, in Vancouver, British […]

NACE joins forces with Automechanika Chicago

Executives from NACE and Automechanika Chicago met to announce they will combine forces in 2017.

Chicago, Illinois — September 14, 2016 — NACE and Automechanika Chicago plan to combine forces in 2017. A combined Automechanika Chicago and NACE show will take place July 26 to 29, 2017 in Chicago. The most recent NACE event took place August 9 to 13 in Anaheim, California. For complete coverage of the event, please […]

Teijin to purchase CSP, race to mass-market carbon fibre heats up

Teijin's concept car, with a carbon fibre body. The body structure of the car weighs just 47 kg.

By Mike Davey Tokyo, Japan — September 14, 2016 — Japanese carbon fibre manufacturer Teijin has big plans. The company has announced it will purchase automotive composite supplier Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) in December 2016. Make no mistake, Teijin’s plans are specifically geared towards providing in-demand materials for automotive construction. A statement from the company […]