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Axalta Speakers to Highlight Industry Advancements at Powder Coating Show 2015

By Business Wire News   


Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce that three of its knowledgeable professionals will be presenting technical sessions at the upcoming Powder Coating Show 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. The show will be held May 6-7, at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Axalta speakers will discuss information on critical powder system components, advancements in architectural applications, and troubleshooting of powder coating systems.

“I am excited to present at The Powder Coating Show 2015 together with a respected equipment manufacturer,” said Mike Wittenhagen, Parker Ionics Technical Services Manager. “Helping people is one of my passions and I enjoy the satisfaction that comes with educating and solving problems for customers.”

Wittenhagen and John Cole of Parker Ionics will give a presentation, titled Preventative Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Powder Coating Systems. They will discuss how to ensure a functioning powder coating line and demonstrate how organizing your troubleshooting techniques can also help reduce downtime and costs. Attendees will become knowledgeable on the preventative maintenance requirements of a powder coating system and also learn application equipment troubleshooting tips.

Bill Owens, Axalta’s Southern Regional Manager, will present Building Blocks of a Powder System alongside Greg Dawson, Eastern U.S. Sales Manager from Nordson Corporation and John Sudges, Midwest Finishing Systems Inc. Regional Sales. The presentation includes a history of powder coating along with explanations of the various powder coating uses. The speakers will discuss components of a powder coating system and provide recommendations for keeping your powder coating system defect-free.

Michael Withers, Axalta Architectural Segment Leader, will present a technical session, titled Advancements in Powder Coatings for Architectural Applications. This presentation will cover recent advancements in performance characteristics of architectural powder coatings that can serve as a replacement for liquid coatings and highlight options for replacing anodized aluminum with powder coated aluminum.

The Powder Coating Show is an annual event sponsored by TPowder Coating Institute that provides powder coating industry professionals with technical and applied technology forums, as well as new product innovations and developments. The event offers attendees an opportunity to interact, network and receive tips in optimizing their powder coating businesses.

For a schedule of the technical sessions or to sign-up for the Powder Coating Show 2015, please visit To learn more about Axalta powder coatings or to keep up with other Axalta speaking events 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 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
Ashley Evans, +1 832-955-0209


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