Standox has an updated comprehensive poster available to professional refinishers detailing each stage of every type of plastic repair. The Plastic Repair Poster aims to speed up the plastic repair process and to help refinishers work more efficiently.
In this issue of The Ultimate Finish Magazine, we feature a a cover story on a 'Golden Holden' Torana, a labor of love that consumed three years of toil for the owners at Axalta Distributor, Wallaby Crash Supplies.
The WorldSkills Australia National Championships, held in Melbourne from August 17-19, showcased the talent of nine regional finalists in the demanding field of Automotive Refinishing. Axalta was proud to be a category sponsor to this event, supporting the contestants by providing them with Standoblue and Xtreme products to use over an intense 3 day competition, along with 2 technical people on hand to provide support.
Our renowned Axalta Services program is changing its name to Drivus. The portfolio offered by Drivus will give bodyshops expert business tools and services, tailored consultancy and training across a broad range of areas.
The Axalta Academy, a state-of-the-art global training platform for refinish professionals, is launching globally in 15 languages to empower refinishers to maintain and to improve their specialised competencies with top-class training. The platform adjusts to the way in which they work, and is backed by Axalta’s unrivalled, industry-leading expertise.
Axalta launches Axalta Irus Mix, the fastest fully automated and completely hands-free mixing machine for the automotive refinish industry. Axalta Irus Mix delivers highly accurate colour and works with Axalta’s innovative packaging, maximising profitability and minimising environmental impact to help refinish customers meet or exceed key business goals.
Standox is proud to introduce its new Matt Clear System comprising two Standocryl products.
We are excited for another full year of training courses. We have integrated solid management practices and industry-specific best practice to develop a series of valuable courses.
With the release of its 70th annual Global Automotive Colour Popularity Report, Axalta revealed the top three automotive colours of 2022: white, black, and grey. First published in 1953, Axalta’s annual colour popularity report is the automotive industry’s longest running and most comprehensive colour account.
Moving to a new paint system isn’t something that shops do often – there is the usual downtime to consider, as technicians train and familiarise themselves with the new system. But for Vince Reggi and his team at MBQ, the move to Standox has been worth it.
Have you ever noticed tiny little holes in a repair area on a body panel? These are pinholes - a paint defect that can occur due to a number of different causes. Pinholes can be a frustrating defect because they show after all the work is done. Be sure to watch the latest video from our Global Paint Defects Series to understand the cause, prevention and remedy of this defect!
Axalta’s Fast Cure Low Energy technology – helping bodyshops across Europe cope with the energy crisis
The cost of living is increasing but what is hitting homeowners and businesses alike is the soaring cost of energy. In January 2022, the Eurozone saw energy prices increase 28.6%. For bodyshop owners across the region these rising energy cost could not come at a worse time. After two years of struggling during the pandemic, energy costs are spiking with no assurance that the increases will slow.
Mercedes-Benz AG has renewed its approval of Standox – one of the premium, global refinish brands of Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings. Effective 1 April 2020, Standox is once again approved for use across the Mercedes-Benz network in 11 European countries, until 31 March 2023.
Standox adds a new clear to its Xtreme System to make bodyshops even more efficient. The Standocryl VOC-Xtreme-Plus Clear K9600 excels at low drying temperatures.
According to the "Global Automotive Color Popularity Report 2019" from the paint manufacturer Axalta, grey came out on top in Europe in 2019. But how are future trends recognised and how are they then implemented in car paints? And above all, how are those colours then repaired? Whether or not a newly developed colour makes it onto a car can depend on whether it can be properly repaired.
Axalta today released its 67th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report, which reveals the top three automotive colours as: white (38%), black (19%), and grey (13%). White has been the top automotive colour worldwide since 2011.