Environmentally Conscious Coatings: BASF announces 2050 net-zero goal

Ludwigshafen, Germany — BASF has announced its goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Based on the most recent progress in developing low-emission and CO2-free technologies, the company said it is also significantly raising its medium-term 2030 target for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. BASF now wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions worldwide by […]

Green Machines: Axalta announces 2021 automotive colour of the year

Basel, Switzerland — Axalta has announced its 2021 global automotive colour of the year—Electrolight.  ElectroLight is an expressively refreshing green-yellow hue inspired by bold, contemporary flavours that echo style, energy and flair. The colour invokes a blend of sport design elements with functional performance and offers versatility when combined with two-tone charcoal colour accents, or […]

Wörwag in the Bag: PPG announces acquisition of Wörwag Paint and Coatings

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – International automotive coatings manufacturer PPG has acquired its German counterpart, Wörwag, announced in a press release on Monday. “Wörwag’s industry expertise in powder and liquid coatings for industrial and automotive applications is highly complementary to PPG’s business, and will help to further expand our product offering,” said PPG executive vice president Rebecca […]

Solve Your Paint Problems: Common auto painting troubleshooting tips

Toronto, Ontario – Painting is often one of the most overlooked aspects of the collision repair process, but a lot can go wrong in the booth and nothing acts more like a rolling advertisement for a shop than their paintwork. A key point to remember is that, like with most things, the first step in […]

Keep it Flowing: 3M introduces PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System

According to 3M Canada, the 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System improves the flow of the painting process with an improved spray cup design that delivers advanced performance, efficiency and cleanliness.

London, Ontario — October 4, 2017 — 3M Canada has introduced the next evolution in its paint application technology – the 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System.  According to 3M Canada, the 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System improves the flow of the painting process with an improved spray cup design that delivers […]

PPG introduces EC550 En-V Ultra Gloss Clearcoat

PPG has launched EC550 EN-V Ultra Gloss Clearcoat, formulated for use with the company's Envirobase line.

Strongsville, Ohio — June 7, 2016 — PPG has launched EC550 En-V Ultra Gloss Clearcoat, formulated specifically for use with PPG’s Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat. It is compliant for all refinish markets in North America. According to a statement from PPG, the new clearcoat is designed for outstanding gloss and ease of use. It […]

AkzoNobel’s MIXIT colour software provides updates in real-time

AkzoNobel says the MIXIT software has been optimized for smartphones, tablets and PCs.

Troy, Michigan — May 27, 2016 — AkzoNobel’s colour web application, MIXIT, now offers real-time updates. A statement from the company says the cloud-based software is the first colour software to do so. Some of the coming updates will focus on continually adapting and improving the software based on user behaviour. According to AkzoNobel, how […]