October 2017

AkzoNobel confirms constructive discussions with Axalta

In response to market speculation, AkzoNobel confirms today it is currently in constructive discussions...
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Glasurit EDUCATE students

Continuing to prove its success as a world class provider of refinishing training, the Glasurit EDUCATE program recently had three of its apprentices receive gold, silver and bronze medals.
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WorldSkills – one of our best kept secrets

At the international level, WorldSkills is a skills power-hub and information resource library where educators, policy-makers, industry and other organizations redefine the value and improve the attractiveness of skills.
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Axalta debuts Cromax EZ on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last NASCAR Cup Series race car at the 2017 SEMA show

Axalta Coating Systems will debut Cromax® EZ, its latest waterborne offering for the refinish market, on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last NASCAR® Cup Series race car during the 2017 SEMA...
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Creating wealth with Capricorn

Capricorn is all about helping its Members to run and grow their businesses, while also creating wealth for them over the long term.
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Who Pays? OEM procedures still not being consulted every time.

CRASH Network and Collision Advice reported that a larger proportion of the 494 respondents reported checking OEM instructions at least ‘some of the time’ than in 2016.
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Brian Johnson and the team from Glendale TAFE deliver yet again!

Over 300 industry representatives descended on Glendale as the much-anticipated Hunter TAFE Trade Night kicked off under the guidance of Brian Johnson, Head Teacher Autobody Repair, Protective Coatings and...
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Visit Chemspec USA at SEMA – Booth 10677

ChemSpec USA, a global paint and coatings manufacturer of premium automotive coatings is returning to Las Vegas for the SEMA Show between 31st October and 3rd November.
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Major collision repair industry support for Autocare 2018

The major Australian automotive aftermarket industry event of 2018, the Autocare Convention, will see significant involvement from the collision repair sector with many of the industry’s major companies committing...
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PPG annual colour matching competition goes “International”

PPG held their annual colour matching competition on Friday 13th October 2017 at their Eastern Creek HQ and Training Centre.
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Fix Auto Wangara further expands the network in Western Australia

Fix Auto Wangara, owned and operated by Andy and Gail Allen in Western Australia, is the latest shop to join the Australian Fix Auto network.
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Who Wants to Be a Self-Driving Car

See the world through the eyes of an autonomous vehicle – the new moovel lab “Who Wants to Be a Self-Driving Car” project makes this possible.
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Aussie motorists vanilla with their car colour

National insurer Youi released research revealing Australian motorists have a clear preference when it comes to the colour of their car.
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Damage on aluminium and composite may undetectable to the naked eye

Potential growth in carbon fibre and aluminium use among OEMs could lead to shops having to be cognisant of the potential for damage at the microscopic level.
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AkzoNobel reclaims top ranking on Dow Jones Sustainability Index

AkzoNobel has returned to the top of the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) to lead the rankings again for the fifth time in six years.
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The 3M PPS Series 2.0 and Chip Foose at the Gosford Classic Car Museum

3M introduced the PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System at the Gosford Classic Car Museum on “Bathurst Weekend”.
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Gala dinner, tradeshow and record profits from Capricorn

The all new International Convention Centre (ICC) at Darling Harbour was the setting for the Capricorn Society annual NSW gala dinner and tradeshow.
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3M and Chip Foose support the Feel the Magic Foundation

Coinciding with the 3M-Foose Australian leg of their global tour at the Gosford Classic Car Museum, Andrew King, 3M Automotive Aftermarket & Marine Division Business Manager Australia & New...
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Texas body shop owes $31.5M for incorrect repair tied to fiery crash

A Texas jury found John Eagle Collision Centre’s incorrect repair liable for much of the severity of the crash of a 2010 Honda Fit and awarded the couple injured...
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PPG holds second training session of 2-year scholarship program

PPG Business Manager, NSW/ACT Ken Wiggens launched the PPG Industries NSW TAFE Scholarship program with eight scholarships being awarded to second year TAFE students across NSW.
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