Got it Covered: BASF announces new e-coat research centre

Münster-Hiltrup, Germany –BASF has inaugurated a new research centre at its German headquarters, where the coatings company will investigate the use of e-coat to “simulate [its] customers’ processes and paint systems” to paint pre-treated original parts like doors, fenders and hoods. The electrophoretic or cathodic dip coat (e-coat) process protects the surfaces, edges and cavities […]

Imminent Advancement: Axalta, BASF and AkzoNobel reps talk ADAS compliant coatings

Toronto, Ontario – On July 28, representatives from three major automotive coating companies met at an online Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association webinar to discuss the future of automotive coatings in the age of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS)–effectively, radar systems that serve as the eyes of self-driving cars. For the uninitiated, these coatings are […]

Paint and Train: AkzoNobel partners with Lincoln Tech for paint and coating training

New Jersey, United States – Lincoln Educational Services Corporation a technical training company has partnered with AkzoNobel Coatings, Inc, providing Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology programs with paints and refinish coatings solely from AkzoNobel. As part of Lincoln Tech’s collision repair and refinishing career training, students gain hands-on experience repainting panels and other auto body […]

Bacteria, Begone: Nippon releases new anti-viral auto coating

Osaka, Japan – Nippon has released a new car interior coating intended for vehicles with frequently changing passengers, like taxis or car rentals. Named the Protection Car Interior VK Coat, it has the potential to reduce viral and bacterial presence by 99.9 percent, according to Nippon. This is achieved through hybrid photocatalyst – to simplify, […]

Canadian Coatings: Autobahn becomes distributor for IGL

Concord, Ontario – IGL Coatings has announced its partnership with Autobahn Auto Salon as its new exclusive distributor in Canada. This partnership brings IGL Coatings’ full range of products and ceramic coatings to Canadian autobody workers, including the award-winning Graphene Reinforced 10H Ecocoat Kenzo. “It is an opportunity of a lifetime as we are able […]

Pride in Paints: CPCA announces 2022 award recipients

Ottawa, Ontario – the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) has announced the following awards, recognizing innovation in the Canadian coatings industry. The Roy Kennedy Award is awarded to individuals who demonstrate outstanding contributions to the CPCA.  Only one is awarded each year. This year it was award to Terry Sutherland of PPG Canada. “Terry […]

Hot Swatches: BASF releases 2021-2022 Automotive Colour Trends collection

Toronto, Ontario — Dust off your berets and furrow your brows—the BASF 2021-2022 Automotive Colour Trends collection is here. The design experts at BASF’s Coatings division have delivered this year’s offering of colour commentary with the theme of SUPERPOSITION; what the company considers the “state where the limitation of binary systems is overcome,” according to […]

Do a Kickflip: Canadian painter with top-ten finish at Indasa Battle of the Boards

Fairfield, New Jersey — A Canadian auto painter left their mark as a top-ten finisher at Indasa USA’s inaugural Battle of the Boards competition in August. Bodyworx Professional cover star and auto painting extraordinaire Keegan De France came away from the event in a top-ten position for his custom painted skateboard deck. The competition saw […]

Composites to Coatings: Composites Canada expands into specialty coatings with the purchases The Paint Company

Brantford, Ontario — Ontario-based Composites Canada expands into the specialty coatings division with the acquisition of The Paint Company, a U.S. based business, which specializes in painting and coatings projects. As of July 7, 2021,  Composites Canada is running a high-end specialty coatings division from an additional production and shipping facility located in Brantford, Ontario.   “With products […]