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Published on November 26th 2021 in

Axalta named 2021 Global Commercial Vehicle Coatings Company of the Year

Axalta Coating Systems was recently named the 2021 Global Commercial Vehicle Coatings Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan. The annual Best Practices award recognises Axalta for developing innovative coatings that address OEMs’ evolving needs in designing lighter-weight vehicles and exterior components and for its leadership in innovation and the commercialisation of highly efficient coating solutions.

Frost & Sullivan highlighted Axalta’s Imron and Rival coating solutions, which save time and energy while improving productivity by reducing the number of steps in the application process. The new basecoat products are unique because they can be applied directly on plastic substrates without an adhesion promoter, reducing the coating application process from the conventional three steps to two steps.

The Imron Elite ColorPLUS basecoat is a premium basecoat system explicitly designed for recreational vehicles’ new and complicated paint schemes. ColorPLUS uses 30% less material and reduces cycle time by 30% while still delivering a superior finish. Imron 2K high durability clearcoat stands out from its competitors in the region, as it is meets the stringent VOC limits mandated in European countries while retaining its durability and gloss after multiple washing cycles.

Rival DTM Topcoat RV901 and RV902 are easy-to-apply, direct-to-metal coatings. They reduce overall painting costs and perform well in non-corrosive to mildly corrosive environments. In addition, customers greatly value the products’ single-step application ability using conventional activators, eliminating the need to create an additional inventory of new activators.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents a Company of the Year award to the organisation that demonstrates excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation in its field. The award recognises a high degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in customer value and market penetration. The Best Practices awards recognise companies in various regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analyses and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

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