Axalta Partners with Stroud Water Research Center

Axalta Partners with Stroud Water Research Center

The partnership unites the two organizations that have a similar philosophy and support of sustainable initiatives.


In the wake of the recent release of its 2014-2015 Sustainability Report and the launch of its Sustainable Star customer awards program, Axalta Coating Systems announced its partnership with Stroud Water Research Center.

Stroud’s mission is to advance the knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, environmental education and watershed restoration. The partnership unites the two organizations that have a similar philosophy and support of sustainable initiatives. Axalta’s waterborne and low volatile organic compound (VOC) liquid coatings and powder coatings that are virtually VOC-free and have no targeted hazardous air pollutants provide environmentally-responsible product options for customers. In addition, Axalta’s products are designed not only to beautify, but also to help provide protection to a multitude of materials including automobiles, heavy-duty trucks, playground equipment, oil and gas pipelines, and more. Axalta “is proud to have developed technologies and processes to lessen its own environmental footprint and that of its customers.”

“As a global institution dedicated to fresh water, Stroud is thrilled to have a partner like Axalta that is dedicated in its global efforts to sustainability of the environment,” said Bern Sweeney, Ph.D. – Stroud Water Research Center director and senior scientist. “Together, we look forward to raising awareness and expanding our outreach.”

Mike Carr, Axalta president – North America, added, “Sustainability is central to virtually everything we do as a coatings company. We are excited about our partnership with Stroud Water Research Center. Responsible organizations strive to minimize their impact on the environment. We believe Stroud is leading the way in freshwater research and Axalta is leading by example. I am confident that we will each continue to advance in our respective research areas and continue to enlighten others.”

Axalta and Stroud will present a collaborative education program that consists of the Science Seminar Series: Delaware River Watershed Initiative on Oct. 19th at the Union League in Philadelphia; a joint educational program for students that includes a hands-on component that highlights science and technology; and an upcoming lecture to take place during The Water’s Edge Gala on Nov. 3, 2016, at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa.

You May Also Like

Crash Champions, NABC Donate Recycled Rides to California Mom

Crash Champions and the NABC recently donated a refurbished vehicle to a Palm Springs, Calif., mom as part of the NABC’s annual charity golf tournament.

Crash Champions announced that its collision repair team joined hands with the National Auto Body Council (NABC), the Loma Linda Children's Hospital and local non-profit organizations to pull off a celebratory vehicle giveaway on Jan. 17 to a Palm Springs, Calif., mom at the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort as part of the NABC's annual charity golf tournament.

NABC Announces New Level One Partner

The NABC announced that the Collision Advice Legacy Group Spartan 300 has joined them as a level one partner.

SEMA Battle of the Builders TV Special Premieres Jan. 28

All-new, behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews from the newest SEMA Battle of Builders competition will premiere on Jan. 28, 2023 at 9 a.m. EST on the History Channel’s Drive Block and A+E Network’s FYI.

HD Repair Forum Sets Content for 2023 Conference

The HD Repair Forum announced that it has set its educational sessions for its 2023 conference April 18-19 at the Hilton Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas.

Northwood Receives $100K in Scholarship Funds from CDK Global

Northwood University has received a $100,000 gift from CDK Global Inc. to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the university’s Automotive Marketing and Management Program.

Other Posts

NABC Announces Winners of Pars for Cars Golf Fundraiser

Each year, the NABC and its member partners raise funds to support hundreds of NABC Recycled Rides car presentations to those in need.

AASP-MN to Hold 21st Annual Race for Automotive Education

This event serves as the primary fundraiser for the AASP-MN Automotive Education Fund, which provides financial resources to automotive students.

Crash Champions Acquires Crocketts Premier Auto Body

Crash Champions announced it has finalized the acquisition of Crocketts Premier Auto Body in Pinole, Calif.

NABC Gifts Recycled Ride to Kansas City Mom

The NABC, along with GEICO, CARSTAR Metcalf, Meineke Car Care and Premiere Services, recently gifted a refurbished vehicle to a Kansas City mother and her special-needs child via the Recycled Rides program.