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Axalta wins two awards for revolutionary innovations

Axalta has won two ‘Edison Best New Products’ awards at a ceremony in New York City on April 4, honouring products that demonstrate excellence in technological innovation, new product and service development, marketing, and human-cantered design.

Axalta’s Acquire Quantum EFX won Bronze and the newly launched Voltaprem 5000 won Silver in the ‘Materials Science and Engineering’ category.

Axalta’s high voltage Voltaprem 5000

“Axalta is constantly innovating to provide our customers with the most effective and easy to use products,” said Barry Snyder, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer. “The Acquire Quantum EFX and the Voltaprem 5000 are creative solutions enabling productivity and sustainability. We’re thrilled and honoured to win these Edison Awards.”

Axalta’s colour retrieval system, utilising the Acquire Quantum EFX spectrophotometer, is digitising the bodyshop industry and improving colour matching by removing subjective visual evaluations. This innovative product provides the first ‘colour’ and ‘sparkle’ measurement technology enabling superior colour and appearance reproduction of OEM factory paint finishes on automobiles. The system packs novel colour technology into a lighter and faster unit to help customers create more accurate and faster colour matches, allowing for more vehicle throughput.

Acquire Quantum EFX by Axalta

In EMEA, the cutting-edge spectrophotometer is also available from each of Axalta’s three premium global refinish brands. The devices are branded the ‘ChromaVision Pro Mini’ from Cromax, the ‘Color Dialog Phoenix’ from Spies Hecker, and the ‘Genius iQ’ from Standox.

Axalta’s Voltaprem 5000, the newly launched, environmentally friendly impregnating resin for high voltage applications, provides improvements in reduced application time and energy consumption.

This allows for better coverage and enables the applicator to be more efficient and productive. Axalta’s technology breakthroughs lowered the application temperature 20-degrees and allowed for 20 per cent higher application/curing speed. The Voltaprem 5000 also contains 25 per cent renewable raw materials, clearly demonstrating the future for high voltage motor impregnating resins.