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Axalta Coating Systems Sponsors 40th Annual International FOCUS Coatings Conference in Detroit, Michigan

July 27, 2015
By Business Wire News


Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, was a sponsor and presenter at the recent Future of Coatings Under Study (FOCUS) conference in Detroit.

The annual FOCUS conference is presented by The Detroit Society for Coatings Technologies, an automotive coatings industry group. The international conference celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Award-winning journalist, broadcaster, analyst, and lecturer John McElroy was this year’s keynote speaker. His keynote address titled, Get Ready to Rumble, How the Auto Industry is about to Change Forever, spoke to this time of “unrelenting change” challenges and opportunities in the automotive industry.

“The FOCUS conference should be commended for bringing the industry together to discuss priorities and concerns that are unique to the automotive industry,” said Matt Boland, Axalta Coating Systems Product Director. “Axalta has been a long-time supporter of the conference, and we value the mix of leading experts, innovative ideas and well-regarded networking.” Boland served as morning moderator for the conference.

Scientists from Axalta’s Mount Clemens, Michigan manufacturing facility discussed semi-empirical methods to assess co-solvent evaporation from waterborne films. To receive a complimentary PDF copy of the presentation, email

For more information on The Detroit Society for Coatings Technology, visit

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 145 years of experience in the coatings industry, the over 12,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in more than 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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