Akzo Nobel is planning the introduction of a spray gun that they claim will apply paint and cure it at the same time.
3M donated 319 3M Dynamic Mixing Systems, valued at $300,000, to the I-CAR Education Foundation. The company and foundation will arrange to have the systems distributed to career and technical schools and colleges that offer collision repair and automotive refinishing training programs.
General Motors Service and Parts Operations (GM SPO) is offering $20 Visa Gift Cards to collision shops who convert their aftermarket fascia and bumper bar estimate to a Genuine GM Parts Fascia or Bumper Bar. The program runs through Dec. 31, 2009.
AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Americas has been selected by the Mid-Atlantic Collision Repair Organization (MACRO) for a preferred paint vendor agreement that is exclusive to the company.
Reflecting the significance of SEMA’s decision to add a Paint, Body & Equipment section to the 2009 SEMA Show, SATA Spray Equipment/Dan-Am Company has chosen to hold its largest annual trade show exhibition at this year’s Show.
For several years, SATA, a European manufacturer of paint equipment, imported and distributed in the U.S. by Dan-Am, has exhibited at both the SEMA Show and NACE .
The company says in its newsletter that with the addition of the Paint, Body & Equipment section, the SEMA Show is “the perfect opportunity to focus exclusively on one show in Vegas.”
Wedge Clamp Systems, Inc. has opened one of the largest Wedge Clamp installations in the history of their company. Developed originally in the 1980s by a large collision repair shop to maximize floor space, Wedge Clamp manufactures collision repair systems that allow you to anchor, measure and pull with extreme efficiency in just one service bay.
A patent has been awarded to Collision Resources, Inc., a leader in cycle time reduction and process improvement within the collision repair industry, for CR Auto Scheduler®. The patent recognizes the uniqueness of the scheduling methodology employed by Collision Resources within CR Auto Scheduler as developed by David McCreight and Kent Carlson.
Herkules’ G202 Waterborne Paint Gun Washer automatically cleans spray gun equipment, with no need to purchase flocculant or filters, or spend time on a paint separating process. The waterborne waste is hauled away after many wash cycles, similar to solvent paint waste. VOCs are still present in waterborne paint, so it is still important to dispose of properly.