Axalta a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, 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 coatings that address OEMs' evolving needs in designing lighter-weight vehicles and exterior components and for its leadership in innovation and the commercialisation of efficient coating solutions.

As part of its analysis, 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 basecoat products 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 designed for recreational vehicles' new and complicated paint schemes. ColorPlus uses 30 per cent less material and reduces cycle time by 30% while still delivering a superior finish. Imron 2K high durability clearcoat. The clearcoat is designed to adhere to the stringent volatile organic compound (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 for customers that reduce overall painting costs and perform well in non-corrosive to mildly corrosive environments. The product's single-step application ability using conventional activators, eliminates the need to create an additional inventory of new activators.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents a Company of the Year award recognising a degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in customer value and market penetration.

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