Light Vehicle OEMs


Around the world, automotive and light truck original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) rely on Axalta to deliver performance and exceptional color palettes. From superior corrosion protection of our electrocoats to lush basecoat colors and protective clear coats, our goal is to create a beautiful finish that will endure under the toughest weather and road conditions. Leading color technology and design expertise is used to create colors that enable OEMs to provide car buyers with vibrant and beautiful choices year after year.

Backing our commitment to innovation, technology and color, we work hand in hand on-site at light vehicle manufacturing facilities to support our coatings systems at every step in the design and manufacturing process. Our Harmonized Coating Technologies™ put it all together with cutting edge application technologies that provide efficiencies in manufacture and, along the way, support sustainability goals with energy and time-saving measures.

Axalta formulations also meet the growing demand for lighter weight vehicles that help save on fuel and reduce vehicle CO2 emissions on the road. Lightweight materials in cars include plastics, composites and carbon fiber, among others. Special formulations ensure coatings can adhere to these novel substrates and cure at lower temperatures to protect non-metal materials, while continuing to provide superior scratch resistance and flexibility. Coatings also are formulated to achieve color harmony and ensure consistent color effects on all surfaces no matter what the underlying material is. 

The AquaEC portfolio of electrocoat products is formulated to meet unique customer needs with a complete range of the latest generation technologies and a team of technical experts to provide service and support.

For nearly a century, Axalta has honed the technology of developing primers, colorful base coats, and protective clear coats that have styled generations of vehicles.

Axalta’s Harmonized Coating Technologies™ provide light vehicle OEMs with coating formulations and application systems designed to increase productivity, save energy and reduce costs in vehicle manufacture.

Axalta’s Eco-Concept paint and process technology helps reduce costs by using proprietary technology that combines primer and basecoat, eliminating intermediate baking steps and creating an effectively primerless technology.

Axalta’s 2-Wet Monocoat System for light vehicle OEMs combines the paint performance of a clearcoat-over-basecoat system with the productivity of a monocoat process.
 

Our 3-Wet System uses a specially formulated primer for light vehicle OEMs and other applications that reduces the number of bake cycles.

 

We are a formulator and manufacturer of coating systems which enhance the durability and aesthetic qualities of components inside many of the world’s most successful automotive programs.
 

Axalta provides color and durability solutions for all exterior surfaces, including parts and components which are painted off line and installed after the body is painted.

We don’t just provide coating products and application systems, we offer partnerships. Our goal is to offer our customers the best coating systems for their business and to reinforce a quality experience in every interaction with Axalta.