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Axalta Sponsors 89th American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science Symposium at Carnegie Mellon University

June 15, 2015
By Business Wire News


Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, is a corporate sponsor of the 89th American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science Symposium held on June 15 to 17 at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The three-day event draws more than 500 researchers and experts from academic, industrial, and governmental institutions from around the world. The Symposium will showcase a variety of technical advances in colloid and surface science across many areas including electrokinetics fluid and particle interactions, dispersions and emulsions.

“Axalta maintains a core competency in colloid and surface science as it is integral to creating stable pigment dispersions and emulsions as well as controlling the rheology and wetting behavior of liquid coatings,” said Joanne Hardy, Axalta Technology Director-North America. “Axalta is proud to be a sponsor of the Symposium to help provide opportunities to researchers and students to participate in discussions and further advance technology in this area.”

Axalta’s Senior Chemist Dr. Vicki Cheng also presented at the Symposium and shared a new method for characterizing the drying process of a liquid coating that is often used for automotive and industrial applications.

About American Chemical Society

With more than 158,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemistry enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe. We strive to be a force for good.

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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