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AkzoNobel Unveils Automotive Color Trends Guide

As well as offering a glimpse at the design direction for cars, smartphones and tablet computers, the guide also includes the company’s color of the year for those markets, “My Gold.”

AkzoNobel Opens $10M Research Facility

The facility will support several of the company’s Performance Coatings businesses, including coil, extrusion and packaging coatings.

AkzoNobel-Supported Team Wins Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

A specialized Sikkens coating was used to cover the rough surface of the carbon fiber body of the winning solar-powered car and create a super-smooth, lightweight finish.

Sikkens Performance Coatings Optimize Drag Reduction in Speed Challenge

Sikkens coating helped Delft and Amsterdam Human Power Team (HPT Delft) reach a speed of 83.13 mph in 2013, the fastest speed ever achieved by a human using their own power.

AkzoNobel Introduces U-TECH E250 Direct-to-Metal Epoxy Primer

As a high-solid, low-VOC, HAPs-compliant DTM epoxy primer, U-TECH E250 is versatile for direct use over multiple substrates, including galvanized steel, blasted steel, aluminum, body filler and existing finishes.

AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes Launches U-Base for U-TECH Basecoat System

Two-component polyurethane basecoat system replaces the Polybase and Polybase Plus systems.

Collision Repair Education Foundation and AkzoNobel Announce Grant Winners

Goal of program was to create awareness and educate students with intentions of seeking careers within the collision repair industry on the growing global imperative of sustainability.

Auto Care Association’s Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists Segment Announces New Leadership

Keith Bell, U.S. sales manager for AkzoNobel, was elected chairman, and Suzie Guyer, director of marketing, FinishMaster, was elected vice chairman.

Digital Color Matching System

AkzoNobel’s digital color matching system allows body shops to precisely measure and match the existing color on any area of a vehicle.

AkzoNobel and McLaren Automotive Extend Collaboration

The two parties will continue to work together to develop and create the colors for the range of McLaren models in the Super Series and Ultimate Series of road cars, as well as the newly launched Sports Series.

AkzoNobel Helps Students Build World’s First Modular Car

Paint manufacturer’s curing system enabled economical, viable production of bio-fiber composites for the electronic vehicle, which was built by 26 students at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Collision Repair Education Foundation and AkzoNobel Team Up to Offer Grant

High schools and colleges with collision repair education programs can submit proposals for applying continuous improvement and sustainability principles that improve the processes in the school’s body shop and have a positive impact on the environment.