International. Axalta Coating Systems announced the launch of Axalta Irus Mix, a fast and efficient fully automated, fully hands-free mixing machine for the automotive refinish industry.
According to the company, Axalta Irus Mix offers high-precision color and works with Axalta's innovative packaging, maximizing profitability and delivering sustainable benefits to help Refinish customers meet or exceed key business and sustainability goals.
The company presented the new technology in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
"At Axalta, innovation is critical to our business," said Troy Weaver, Senior Vice President of Global Refinish.
"We are constantly looking for ways to help our clients do their business better, enabling them to work as efficiently as possible and maximize their profitability."
"When we launched our end-to-end digital color management process, Axalta Irus, we knew what the future held for the industry. Today, we offer technology so that customers can automate and mix colors like never before," he said.
Axalta Irus Mix completes the simple three-step Axalta Irus digital color management process: scan, search and mix. New technology enables customers to work more efficiently, profitably and sustainably.
As part of an exclusive partnership with SANTINT, a leading global equipment manufacturer, Axalta drove the concept, development, design and construction of the Axalta Irus Mix.
The company highlights four key benefits of the Axalta Irus Mix:
• Time advantage: it is a fully automated, fast and efficient mixer. Based on Axalta testing, refinish customers can eliminate mixing time with Axalta Irus Mix.
• Labor optimization: it is very simple to use and does not require to be operated by a technician. The process allows painters to perform other key tasks while mixing the paint.
• Waste reduction benefits: Designed to work with Axalta's proven bottle system, there is no need to refill or decant the product into special bottles. In addition, the bottles are equipped with precise dosing caps, giving accurate color without waste.
• Sustainability: Axalta's bottle system is made from 50% recycled plastic, underscoring the company's ongoing commitment to sustainability. Axalta's premium base coat grades (Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC, Cromax Pro and Standox Standoblue) are available in these bottles exclusively with Axalta Irus Mix.
The Axalta Irus Mix will launch in Europe from June 2023 and subsequently worldwide.
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