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Axalta Hosts Kick-off Event to Welcome Award-Winning Students from Mexico for U.S. Internship in Michigan

July 14, 2015
By Business Wire News

What: Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, will host an event at its Mt. Clemens manufacturing plant to welcome two college students from Mexico as they embark upon a two-week internship.

Students Victor Arellanes and Juan Carlos Zárate are the winners of the inaugural Axalta Mexico Science Award from the 2014 State of Mexico’s Science and Engineering Fair, sponsored by the Science and Technology Council of Mexico (COMECyT). They are recognized for their project titled, Recycled PET-based Pavement which uncovered a technique to convert materials composed of PET, such as water and soft drink bottles, into bricks that could be used for indoor or outdoor flooring and pavement.

During their internship, they will work alongside Axalta researchers in Michigan and take part in the investigation of rheological agents that interact with automotive coatings.

For more information on the contest, click here.

Where: Axalta’s Mount Clemens manufacturing facility
400 Groesbeck Hwy. Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015, from 10 – 11 a.m.
Who: Scheduled speakers include:

• Joseph Campbell – Axalta Mt. Clemens Plant Manager

• Victor Arellanes and Juan Carlos Zarate – Science Award Winners

• Michael Koerner, Axalta Senior Research Fellow


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.

Axalta Coating Systems
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