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 […]

Sustainable Majesty: Axalta announces 2022 global automotive colour of the year

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The announcement of Axalta’s 2022 global automotive colour of the year, Royal Magenta, highlights the growing popularity of darker tones. Royal Magenta is a deep cherry colour with merlot and garnet hues, topped off with a luxurious, dark finish. Berry red in sunlight, it reveals a dark, mysterious look in the midnight […]