GLEN MILLS, Pa., April 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Axalta Coating Systems ( NYSE: AXTA ) announced today that he was the recipient of two prestigious 2022 Edison Awards. from Axalta Spies Hecker water-based repair system and his Digital paint coating technology earned bronze in the Sustainability and Engineering and Materials Science categories, respectively. Named after Thomas Edison, the Edison Awards have recognized and honored some of the world’s most innovative new products, services and business leaders since 1987.
“We are extremely proud to be recipients of an Edison Award for the fourth consecutive year. These prestigious awards illustrate Axalta’s leadership in developing innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers,” commented Robert Roop, Axalta’s Chief Technology Officer.
Axalta won bronze in the Durability category for its Spies Hecker water-based repair system. “We know body shop owners need environmentally friendly products that increase productivity, eliminate application defects and reduce environmental impact,” Roop continued. “Our complete waterborne coating solution reduces emissions by more than 60% while delivering unmatched appearance and performance.”
Axalta’s revolutionary Digital Paint coating technology received a bronze medal in the Engineering and Materials Science category. “Consumer trends reflect an increased demand for vehicle customization, including intricate designs, imagery and the use of accent colors. Axalta’s patented technology aligns with this trend and enables online customization of elaborate color schemes, including bi-tones and vehicle striping, while providing a high-quality, durable and long-lasting automotive finish,” Roop said. “In addition, our Digital Paint coating technology increases productivity and efficiency, enabling the elimination of overspray, energy and waste for our OEM customers.”
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About Axalta Axalta is a global coatings industry leader, providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and durable coatings solutions. From light vehicles, utility vehicles and refinishing applications to electric motors, building facades and other industrial applications, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and improve durability. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, Axalta’s global team continues to find ways to better serve our more than 100,000 customers in more than 130 countries every day with the best coatings, coating systems and application and technology. For more information, visit axalta.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter.
About the Edison Awards Over the past 34 years, being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a product can receive in the name of successful innovation. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new methods of product development and innovative achievements changed the world. The Edison Awards are managed by Edison Universe, a 501cs non-profit organization whose mission is to recognize, honor and foster innovations and innovators, and are hosted in Fort Myers, Florida.
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