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Axalta opens research & development centre

Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings officially opened its Global Innovation Centre in Philadelphia, USA, one of the largest coatings research and development (R&D) centres in the world, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 7.

“Axalta’s Global Innovation Centre will become the central hub for our global research, product development, and technology initiatives where we develop and deliver the most innovative coatings products in the world,” said Robert Bryant, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Axalta.

He added: “Whether in colour technology, polymer and formulation chemistry, or application knowledge, the world-class capabilities and talent at Axalta’s Global Innovation Centre will fuel new products and deliver the solutions that our customers want to grow their businesses into the future.”

Barry Snyder, Axalta’s Chief Technology Officer said: “Axalta’s team of scientists and technicians at the Global Innovation Centre will develop next generation coatings products and keep pace with emerging application needs. Regulations and customer demands call for newer technologically advanced coatings. The increasing use of light-weight plastic and composite materials in vehicles to save fuel require new coatings formulations. Developing products to suit these and other needs will be the mission of the Global Innovation Centre and Axalta’s worldwide research and development network.”