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AXALTA SUPPORTS THE AGORIA SOLAR TEAM TO COMPETE AT BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE 2019


Company’s Cromax Coatings Offer Easy, Quick and Accurate Application for the University of Leuven Race Team and Our Customers

In early September, the Agoria Solar Team, a collegial solar racing team from the University of Leuven in Belgium arrived in Australia ready to continue preparation for the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge from October 13 to 20. Axalta has donated its industry leading Cromax refinish coatings for a final touch up for the University of Leuven’s competing car, named BluePoint. The team is well on its way toward ensuring the car is looking its best and is ready to tackle the challenge beginning in mid-October.

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge attracts entries from all around the world. This year will mark the eighth consecutive year that the University of Leuven has had a team participate in the event and Axalta has worked with the students since 2015. The students get to work with Axalta’s Cromax coatings, which deliver increased productivity from the front of the body shop to the back, through coatings systems engineered for easy, quick, and accurate application.

The car was painted at the Cromax Training Centre (CTC) in Mechelen, Belgium, featuring solid white and two shades of blue that were specially developed by Cromax to match the corporate colours of the main sponsor, Agoria. These include Bluepoint Solar White, Bluepoint Solar Black, Bluepoint Light Blue and Bluepoint Dark Blue.

In the next few weeks, the racing team will be preparing their car for the road race which covers 3021 kilometres through the harsh terrain of the Australian Outback, from Darwin to Adelaide.

For more information on the relationship between Cromax and the Agoria Solar Team, visit www.cromax.com/eu/solarteambelgium. Keep up to date with the Agoria Solar Team’s journey via www.facebook.com/solarteam.be or visit www.solarteam.be.