Thursday, 13 October 2016 17:22

Axalta Launches New Resins, Talks Diversity, Awards "Best in Blue"

Axalta Coating Systems has announced the introduction of the Voltahyd® 2250 series T, M and E electrical insulation coatings, the company’s first waterborne impregnating resins available in China.

This new series of Energy Solutions products, whose waterborne formulation is designed to be more environmentally responsible than conventional products, is suited to a number of specialized applications.

 

According to the company, aside from significantly improved environmental, health and safety properties compared to solvent based products, the Voltahyd products offer superior bonding strength as well as good thermal and mechanical properties.

 

“This new Voltahyd waterborne series in our portfolio enables us to bring superior solutions to the electronic industry, giving our customers a greater edge on their competition,” said Bryan Gu, Product Manager of Axalta’s Energy Solutions business in China.

 

Recently, the company played a significant role at the Labor and Workforce Optimization for the Chemical, Petrochemical, and Refining Industries conference.

 

Virginia Gronley, Axalta Operations Learning and Development Advisor at the company’s Mount Clemens, Michigan research and manufacturing facility, served as both a featured speaker and a panelist at the two-day event in Houston, Texas. During her presentation, titled “Understanding Demographic Shifts and Incorporating Diversity into Workforce Planning,” Gronley spoke about Axalta’s continued focus on diversity, equality, and inclusion.

 

“We know our employees want to feel empowered, respected and valued for the work that they do,” Gronley said. “From a workforce development perspective, we focus on talent retention just as much as we focus on attracting new talent. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, we offer mentorship opportunities, committees that focus on engagement, and varied internal communication tools to help foster a sense of community.”

 

Elsewhere, Axalta turned the Hagley Car Show blue to celebrate its North American Automotive Color of the Year 2016: Brilliant Blue. Axalta’s booth featured a pedal car and mini hoods painted in Brilliant Blue, giveaways that featured the chromatic color, and a five foot trophy for the winner of Axalta’s “Best in Blue” award.

 

The car show, held in Wilmington, Delaware, hosted more than 500 automobiles including antiques, restored cars, and trucks. According to Axalta, many displayed an impressive use of the color blue, but the standout vehicle and “Best in Blue” winner was Dennis Whitaker’s 1965 Superformance Shelby Cobra replica from Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Whitaker was awarded with a trophy, a “Best in Blue” grille badge, and a replica No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS diecast car autographed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. The vehicle was also awarded pole position in the car show parade.

 

“It was a pleasant surprise to win Axalta’s Best in Blue award at the Hagley Car Show,” said Whitaker. “I am proud of my Superformance Shelby Cobra replica and it is an honor to be recognized by a leading paint supplier.”

 

For more information, visit www.axaltacs.com.

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