Axalta Introduces Next Generation Automotive Suspension Coil Spring Coatings

PHILADELPHIA, April 21, 2017 – Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to introduce the next generation in coil spring coatings. Alesta® Spring Black is a new hybrid epoxy powder coating that provides flexibility and mechanical resistance as well as superior corrosion resistance.

“Axalta is excited to bring this new coating technology to our coil spring customer base,” said Craig Dietz, Axalta Product Manager. “These products provide Axalta the opportunity to serve a market that has growing performance needs.”

Complete with enhanced corrosion, impact and stone chip resistance, Spring Black is formulated to allow a vehicle’s coil suspension system to adapt to changing road conditions while supporting the weight of the vehicle. The product technology enables the coil suspension system to perform without compromising the integrity of the coating, which is designed as a one layer system. A high build in the coating’s thickness results in an excellent appearance.

Spring Black has a low curing temperature (150°C/302°F metal) which puts less thermal stress on the spring and reduces energy cost. Spring Black covers more surface area faster due to high transfer efficiency saving up to 20% in powder consumption per square meter.

To learn more about Axalta’s powder coatings, visit www.axalta.us/powder.

About Axalta Coating Systems
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 13,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.

SOURCE: Axalta Coating Systems