Crown Paints Ireland, the Irish importer for the three aftermarket refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems (formerly DuPont Performance Coatings) – DuPont Refinish, Spies Hecker and Standox – has received approval for meeting the new IPaints Regulations 2012 for vehicle refinish, which came into effect in January 2013.
The new regulaions on paints, varnishes, vehicle refinishing products and activities, puts in place strict new regulations affecting the aftermarket repair industry. It also addresses some of the concerns of regulated bodyshops and provides greater powers to local authorities to enforce these regulations.
In line with the new regulations, Dublin City Council agreed in May 2013 that Crown Paints fulfilled its obligations as set out in the act.
David Dempsey, Crown Paints Ireland general sales manager commente: “As well as supplying bodyshop networks with high-quality products and services, we have a strong focus on health, safety and the environment. Being the first importer in Ireland to meet the new Regulations, demonstrates just how committed we are. We supply high-quality and environmentally-conscious refinish products DuPont Refinish, Spies Hecker and Standox, so we were already in an incredibly strong position to gain compliancy.”
Anthony Cashel, Axalta Coating Systems marketing services manager UK and Ireland, added: “As a market leader, we work to stay ahead of legislation. This not only benefits our distributors and importers, but also enables our bodyshops to keep a strong competitive edge.”