SHANGHAI – Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has won the Green Repair Innovative Product Award from one of China’s leading automotive publications, Auto Maintenance & Repair Magazine. The award recognizes Axalta’s Cromax® Pro waterborne refinish products for their selection of sustainable coatings solutions for the automotive refinish industry.

The China Automotive Maintenance and Repair Trades Association (CAMRA), an industry association with over 500 corporate and individual members that include body shops, repair workshops, and R&D and automotive testing institutes, publishesAuto Maintenance & Repair Magazine. CAMRA sponsored the award.

The award evaluation, initiated in October 2014, took place over a six-month period in a process that involved preliminary screening of entries, expert evaluations and an open voting through the magazine’s website. Over 300,000 votes were cast during the voting period.

Axalta’s waterborne coating products, including Cromax Pro, were developed to meet a number of environmental requirements, such as EU’s VOC Regulation 2004/42/EC and GB 24409-2009 to which China adheres, the goals of which are to reduce emissions of VOCs. Cromax Pro helps meet sustainability goals as well by bringing additional productivity to refinish customers. Its reliable performance combined with easy and fast drying application offer savings through lower paint consumption with shorter process times and lower energy demands.