Axalta Announces 2017 SEMA Show Event Schedule and Special Guest Appearances

 

GLEN MILLS, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) has announced the program of events for its indoor booth, #22391, during the 2017 SEMA show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 31 to November 3, 2017. The program highlights Axalta’s Refinish, OEM, and Industrial coatings through demonstrations, guest appearances, and more.

Program highlights include:

  • Daily automotive design duels at the Axalta booth with a grand finale at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1 at MEET in Las Vegas.
  • Autograph session with TJ Ott, captain of the Hot Tuna boat on National Geographic Channel’sWicked Tuna. Tuesday, October 31 at 2:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 1 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Meet and greet the stars of History Channel’sDetroit Steelat 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1.
  • A discussion about the iconic Tucker Corporation’s legacy with members of the Tucker family and a look at the first ever Tucker Torpedo on November 2 at 11:30 a.m.
  • A special appearance by Dale Earnhardt Jr. with a look back on his racing career on Thursday, November 2, at 1:00 p.m.

Axalta’s program begins at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31 with the first of fiveMiddlecott Sketchbattle: Automotive Design Duels. Each head-to-head drawing battle, energized by Detroit-inspired music, showcases the talent of automotive designers, students and artists. Jamie Little, NASCAR®pit reporter for Fox, and Brook Banham, cofounder of Middlecott Design will serve as emcees for the event. Duels continue at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on October 31 and at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on November 1. In-booth duels lead up to the Axalta-sponsoredMiddlecott Sketchbattle Experienceat 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1 at MEET Las Vegas, 233 S 4th Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. You may purchase tickets with a donation online or at the door. Proceeds benefit DRIVE ONE TechCenter, a Detroit based nonprofit which instills at-risk youth with valuable trade skills that are required in today's automotive workforce.

On Tuesday, October 31 at 2:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 1 at 11:00 a.m., TJ Ott, captain of the Hot Tuna boat on National Geographic Channel’sWicked Tuna, will meet fans and sign autographs. At 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, the Mobsteel crew, and cast of History Channel’sDetroit Steelwill chat about recent projects and hot design/build trends. Axalta welcomes Rob Ida of Ida Automotive and Mike and Sean Tucker on Thursday, November 2 at 11:30 a.m., to discuss the Tucker Corporation’s legacy in the automobile industry and the first-ever Tucker Torpedo, which Ida is currently building. Throughout the SEMA Show, guests can observe pinstriping demonstrations by Axalta’s longtime partners and artists, Dewayne Connot and Paul Quinn.

Axalta’s program culminates with a special appearance by Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports, on Thursday, November 2, at 1:00 p.m. Earnhardt, voted by fans as NASCAR’s most popular driver for 14 consecutive years, will share his thoughts on his storied career and upcoming final start as a full-time Cup Series driver on November 19 in Miami.

For more information about Axalta’s schedule of events for the 2017 SEMA Show, please visit www.axalta.us/sema2017.

 

Axalta Introduces Waterborne Coatings to its Growing Portfolio of Industrial Tufcote Offerings

 

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) expanded its industrial Tufcote™ product line with Tufcote Hydro 2.1 HG and Tufcote Hydro LV HG waterborne acrylic products. The new collection of waterborne coatings is formulated to meet the demand for economy industrial products and may be used on wood, metal, and plastic surfaces in schools, hospitals, hotels, libraries and wineries.

“We are excited to add waterborne products to our growing Tufcote portfolio,” says John Corry, Axalta Product Director, Industrial North America. “Their formulation offers building industries, such as healthcare offices, hospitals, and schools, a cost-effective coating that is USDA approved for use in areas with incidental food contact that is easy to apply, delivers outstanding adhesion, and variable gloss levels.”

Tufcote Hydro 2.1 HG waterborne acrylic topcoat has a volatile organic compound (VOC) level of 2.1 lbs/gal (250 g/l) and is available in a variety of colors with high gloss, semi-gloss, satin, and flat finishes. It is recommended for use with new Tufcote Hydro 2.1 PR, a waterborne acrylic fast-drying primer that offers long-term protection.

Tufcote Hydro LV HG is a 0.8 lbs/gal (100 g/l) VOC waterborne quick-dry high gloss acrylic topcoat with excellent adhesion properties, formulated for use with new Tufcote Hydro LV PR, a waterborne, rust-inhibitive primer designed to deliver outstanding adhesion and good flexibility.

The water-based formulation of Tufcote Hydro 2.1 HG and Tufcote Hydro LV HG series products makes them an environmentally responsible choice due to low levels of toxicity and flammability.

To learn more about Axalta’s waterborne solutions, please visit axalta.us/industrial.

 

Axalta Launches New High Performance, Protective Industrial Rail Car Coatings

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) announced its new collection of Tufcote™ Protective Rail Car coatings that are formulated to meet the needs of the industrial rail car and transportation industry. The product line includes easy-to-apply, high-build coatings that deliver superior protection when applied to properly prepared substrates.

“Rail car and transportation maintenance structures are constructed to last and need a tough, durable finish to ensure their sturdy build stays intact,” said Michael Heineman, Axalta’s Vice President of Rail and High Performance Coatings. “Our new Tufcote line’s formulations and field proven technologies yield lasting results, improving the durability, protection and aesthetics of these substrates over time.”

Axalta’s expansion into the industrial rail car segment provides the industry with cost-effective products that are designed to protect rail assets and transportation equipment f rom chemical and corrosion damage, weathering, and chipping, while still maintaining a beautiful finish. Tufcote protective coatings are ideal for use on railcars, steel storage tanks, and heavy equipment.

To learn more about Axalta’s rail and transportation offerings, visit axalta.us/transportation.

Axalta Schedules Fourth Quarter 2015 Results Conference Call

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE: AXTA) will host a conference call for its fourth quarter 2015 financial results at 8:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Charles W. Shaver, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Robert W. Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will review the company's financial performance for the period.

The U.S. dial-in phone number for the conference call is (877) 407-0784 and the international dial-in number is +1 (201) 689-8560. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available online at http://ir.axaltacs.com.

For those unable to participate in the conference call, a replay will be available through February 17, 2016. The U.S. replay dial-in phone number is (877) 870-5176 and the international replay dial-in number is +1 (858) 384-5517. The replay passcode is 13629062.

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http://www.axaltacs.com/corporate/en_US/newsroom/news-releases/20160119006841.html

Axalta Partners With SureFlight to Refinish Helicopters for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, partnered with SureFlight premiere aviation completion specialists to refinish two colorful, child-friendly pediatric critical care transport helicopters for Nicklaus Children's Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System.

Axalta and SureFlight spent over 1,000 man hours refinishing the aircraft using Axalta’s Corlar 13550 S, Epoxy Primer, Imron AF700 Basecoat and Imron AF740 Clearcoat brands. Through this project, both companies took great pride in the creativity, expertise and talent they brought to bear on the project. But most importantly, their greatest reward came from knowing who would benefit most from the newly refinished helicopters.

“The care and love the team took in painting the aircraft went above and beyond,” stated Michael Cash, President of Industrial Coatings. “It was great to see both companies join forces to utilize their specialties for a very rewarding and meaningful project.”

 Kenneth Patino, Program Director for LifeFlight Transfer Center, Trauma and Emergency Services for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, said, “Our aircraft have never looked better. This recent paint job is simply spectacular.”

Once completed, the helicopters were given the thumbs up by their most important critics- a group of eight children, who proudly stood beside the aircraft for a photo.

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Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, partnered with SureFlight premiere aviation completion specialists to refinish two colorful, child-friendly pediatric critical care transport helicopters for Nicklaus Children's Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System.

“The care and love the team took in painting the aircraft went above and beyond”

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Axalta and SureFlight spent over 1,000 man hours refinishing the aircraft using Axalta’s Corlar 13550 S, Epoxy Primer, Imron AF700 Basecoat and Imron AF740 Clearcoat brands. Through this project, both companies took great pride in the creativity, expertise and talent they brought to bear on the project. But most importantly, their greatest reward came from knowing who would benefit most from the newly refinished helicopters.

“The care and love the team took in painting the aircraft went above and beyond,” stated Michael Cash, President of Industrial Coatings. “It was great to see both companies join forces to utilize their specialties for a very rewarding and meaningful project.”

Kenneth Patino, Program Director for LifeFlight Transfer Center, Trauma and Emergency Services for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, said, “Our aircraft have never looked better. This recent paint job is simply spectacular.”

Once completed, the helicopters were given the thumbs up by their most important critics- a group of eight children, who proudly stood beside the aircraft for a photo.