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 […]

A Nobel Decision: AkzoNobel names Gregoire Poux-Guillaume as new CEO

Toronto, Ontario — The international paint giants at AkzoNobel have named Gregoire Poux-Guillaume as the company’s new CEO, effective Nov. 1. Thierry Vanlancker, former CEO and member of the board of management since 2017, was announced to have reached the end of his term of office on Wednesday and will make space for Poux-Guillaume to […]

Mixing Milestone: PPG completes 1,000th MoonWalk system installation

Vigo, Spain — PPG has been busy making their mark across international automotive markets as of late, announcing on Tuesday that company representatives in Spain completed the thousandth installation of the MOONWALK automated refinish paint mixing system. As the latest addition to Group Perez Rumbao’s repair shop in Vigo, PPG expects the MoonWalk system to […]

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 […]

Why Not Both: PPG 2021 colour report shows increase in two-tone finish popularity

Toronto, Ontario — When it comes to automotive paint, it seems drivers are having a tough time settling on just one colour as PPG released its 2021 automotive colour popularity report which shows that North Americans have developed an affinity for two-tone finishes. PPG’s press release issued alongside the report suggests that progression in the […]

Metallic Migraines: PPG research says some metallic finishes interfere with ADAS

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Repainting bumper covers with certain metallic finishes can interfere with the operation of radar units located behind the bumper, according to recent findings from PPG. The paint giant’s research was conducted in partnership with several automakers and aimed to calculate the impact of a variety of colours on repainted bumpers. The findings […]

Pit Pals: PPG renews sponsorship of Team Penske ahead of NTT INDYCAR SERIES

Toronto, Ontario — Automotive paint developer PPG is doubling down on its bond with the racing world, announcing that the company has renewed its sponsorship with Team Penske and two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Josef Newgarden. Newgarden is set to take the wheel of the No. 2 PPG Chevrolet in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES later […]

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 […]