Refinish

PPG reports record sales in the second quarter

PPG has reported second quarter 2021 net sales of approximately $4.4 billion, approximately 45% higher than the prior year. Selling prices increased by 3.5% and sales volumes were higher...
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The CSC-Tool SE from Hella Gutmann Solutions

The next generation of the award-winning, multi brand ADAS calibration solution is the CSC-Tool SE. Hella is a world-renowned tier 1 supplier to global OEMs, so if ADAS calibration...
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BASF and Porsche join forces to develop Li-ion battery for EVs

BASF has been selected by Cellforce Group, a joint venture between Porsche and Customcells, as the exclusive cell development partner for its next generation lithium-ion battery. As part of...
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AkzoNobel’s automotive film technology hits the radar

Innovative film technology that allows automotive manufacturers to hide radar sensors behind decorative metallic parts has been developed by AkzoNobel. The radar-transparent bright film – perfected by working together...
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US President Biden issues an Executive Order that supports Right to Repair

Automotive aftermarket groups support measure that would prohibit manufacturers from restricting third-party and self-repair of products. President Biden signed a sweeping executive order designed to promote competition in the U.S. economy...
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Announcing the new date for Panorama symposium

With less than three weeks to go to the only Melbourne-based collision industry event in 2021, the wheels well and truly fell off! As Victoria was emerging from “Lockdown...
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Axalta to acquire U-POL as global consolidation continues

Axalta Coating Systems has announced that it will acquire U-POL Holdings Limited from Graphite Capital Management LLP and other holders for £428m ($590m) subject to certain adjustments in the...
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New Standolink app linking users to crucial information

Standox, a global refinish coating brand from Axalta Coating Systems, recently launched its new Standolink mobile app for iOS and Android devices. This new app allows users to access crucial...
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Refinity – BASF’s cloud-based digital platform for collision repair

BASF’s Coatings division launches Refinity, a new, cloud-based, digital platform for its body shop customers all over the world. Refinity will provide customers with a seamless digital experience designed...
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AkzoNobel to acquire Grupo Orbis in South and Central America

AkzoNobel is to further expand its long-term position in South and Central America after reaching an agreement to acquire Colombia-based paints and coatings company Grupo Orbis. Completion is subject...
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