Cyber Chemistry: AkzoNobel to use Microsoft quantum computing for chemical simulations

Toronto, Ontario — AkzoNobel is getting in on the cutting edge of computer science, announcing Monday that it has partnered with Microsoft to utilize the company’s quantum computing capabilities to run simulations on chemical reactions. The partnership will see scientists from both companies collaborating to develop a “virtual laboratory” where experiments can be conducted via […]

Life-Proof Paint: Queen’s University coatings research gets $24 million funding boost

Kingston, Ontario — A research project led by Queen’s University received an injection of $24 million to continue developing molecular coatings technology that aims to extend the lifespan of automotive paints. With this latest boost of funding provided by the New Frontiers in Research Funding program, the university believes that this research could put Canada […]

Spilled Ink: BMW unveils concept vehicle with colour-changing E Ink paint at CES 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada — BMW unveiled a chameleon-like concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show this week that utilizes a popular e-reader technology to provide multiple colour shade possibilities on a single vehicle. The German automaker showed off a prototype version of the BMW iX featuring E Ink technology applied to the vehicle’s paint, allowing […]

Improving the Process: Axalta named 2021 Global Commercial Vehicle Coatings Company of the Year

Toronto, Ontario — For its advancements in automotive coatings technology, Frost and Sullivan has recognized Axalta as 2021 Global Commercial Vehicle Coatings Company of the Year. Axalta’s new Rival DTM Topcoat RV901 and RV902 products are unique because they can be applied directly on plastic substrates without an adhesion promoter, reducing the coating application process […]

Robotic Results: BMW robot-applied paint repairable by humans

Munich, Germany — BMW recently announced that it was testing new robotically-applied paint technology on some M4 Coupes, but wants to reassure all the flesh-based refinishers out there that the work can still be repaired by puny humans. This new technology from BMW allows the application of several colours and designs to its cars’ bodywork […]

Fine Fellows: Dr. Carmen Flosbach and Dr. Michael Koerner named Axalta Fellows

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Axalta has announced that Dr. Carmen Flosbach and Dr. Michael Koerner have been elevated to the status of Axalta Fellow, in a press release from last Wednesday. Axalta Fellow is the highest honour that a scientist or engineer can earn within Axalta’s Technology function. Dr. Flosbach has been an innovator throughout the […]