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Automotive coatings exhibit excellent quality and durability.

In addition to the aesthetic aspect, automotive coatings have to guarantee excellent mechanical properties in order to protect automobiles from scratches, environment, chemical exposure. Interior automotive coatings improve the surface visually & also bring tactile properties to convey a feeling of comfort and luxury.

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Jan 16, 2019 | Industry News

BASF’s New Report Analyzes Color Distribution in the Automotive Market for 2018

BASF released its annual global analysis of color distribution in the automotive market for 2018. The report finds that achromatic colors – white, black, gray and silver – still dominate the roads...

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Jan 14, 2019 | Industry News

Axalta Showcases Vehicle Customization with its 2019 Auto. Color of the Year - Sahara

Axalta's Automotive Color of the Year is showcasing a color primed for vehicle customization both at manufacturing facilities and in the aftermarket. Sahara, a golden bronze tone, radiates warmth...

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Jan 10, 2019 | Industry News

Axalta’s Global Automotive Color Popularity Report Shows White as No.1 Color Choice

Axalta has released its 66th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report which shows white as the global leader in consumer vehicle color choice in 2018. At an astounding 38 percent, white held...

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Jan 9, 2019 | Industry News

PPG to Purchase Hemmelrath, an Automotive Coatings Manufacturer

PPG has reached a definitive agreement to acquire automotive coatings manufacturer Hemmelrath. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2019, subject to customary closing...

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Dec 26, 2018 | Product News

Clariant at ECS 2019: to Offer High-performance Sustainable Additives & Pigments

Clariant teases the first insights into ECS 2019. Clariant invites visitors to discover colors and additives developed to help decorative, industrial and automotive coatings make a sustainable...

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Dec 25, 2018 | Industry News

Axalta’s Fast Cure Low Energy Technology Reduces Energy Consumption by up to 70%

Axalta’s patented Fast Cure Low Energy technology when used as part of a complete system, cut process times in professional bodyshops by up to 50% and reduce energy consumption by up to 70% while...

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Dec 17, 2018 | Industry News

PPG to Acquire Low-friction and Nonstick Coatings Manufacturer

PPG has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Whitford. Whitford specializes in manufacturing low-friction, wear-resistant coatings for industrial applications in automotive, aerospace, energy...

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Dec 12, 2018 | Industry News

BASF & TGPM Together Opens New Automotive Refinish Competence Center in China

BASF, together with its long-term partner and customer, Guangdong TGPM Automotive Industry Group Co. Ltd. (TGPM), has inaugurated the BASF-TGPM Automotive Refinish Competence Center (RCC). This new...

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Dec 11, 2018 | Industry News

Porsche AG Approves All Three of Axalta’s Premium Global Refinish Brands

Porsche AG has added Cromax® to its list of approved car paint repair brands, making all three of Axalta's premium global refinish brands – Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox - authorized for use by...

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Dec 10, 2018 | Industry News

PPG Successfully Acquires Automotive Refinish Products Manufacturer SEM Products

PPG has announced that it has completed its acquisition of SEM Products, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of specialized automotive refinish products. Financial terms were not disclosed. The company...

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