With ever increasing regularity, car manufacturers increase the cost of new models with exclusive special colours and effect paints, many of which eventually come to bodyshops for paint repair. That makes it even more important for bodyshops to keep up to date with new colour developments and trends.
Standox helps its partners in the refinish industry by providing useful information on its homepage. Visitors to the website can navigate to “About us/Colour competence” in the menu and find valuable tips from Standox experts on colour and colour formula development.
Under “Colour trends”, the Colour Designer for Axalta’s Automotive OEM Coatings in EMEA, Elke Dirks, explains which car colours are currently trending and looks ahead to new developments, such as glass flakes or high chroma colours.
Under “Colour development”, Ann de Clerck, who is responsible for Axalta’s Refinish Colour Marketing in EMEA, gives details on how refinish colours are created and how Axalta’s colour labs around the world produce new repair formulas.
Horst Neumann, Axalta’s Colour Quality Coordinator, describes how Axalta’s colour quality coordinators work and how they help refinishers in producing colour formulas that offer the most accurate colour match possible for repairs. The “Colour competence” area on the Standox homepage regularly has new topics added to it. It can be found at: www.standox.com/ccint.
Standox, one of the global refinish coating brands from Axalta Coating Systems, supports its customers with premium product quality and in-depth consultancy to help obtain the best results. As a leading European automotive refinish brand based in Wuppertal, Germany, it delivers innovative product systems, and superior colour-match accuracy and paint technology. Approvals from major car manufacturers reflect the brand’s position as a leading partner to the automotive industry. Standox helps professional refinishers achieve right-first-time results.